On February 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart while reentering the earth's atmosphere. John Roderick, singer and songwriter of The Long Winters, wrote "The Commander Thinks Aloud" about that fateful moment. This episode was made from an interview I did with John Roderick in front of a live audience in Seattle, where we discussed how and why he made this song. Show notes
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We continue our journey into The Sound of Young America's vast audio archive with this program from The Sound of Young America Clasics.
First we talk with comedian Andy Kindler. Kindler has been a leading light of the standup comedy world for almost twenty years. In addition to his standup work, and more recently his work as a field correspondent on "Late Night with David Letterman," he's also well known for his annual "State of the Industry Address," delivered at the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival. In the speach, he often jokes about the comedy industry's sacred cows.
Harvey Pekar has been chronicling both his own life and the lives of folks he meets in his "American Splendor" comic for decades. The books' plain-spoken emotional honesty has made them a touchstone in the world of comics.
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