Yeah, that's rapping.
I want Mannie Fresh to do the theme for The Sound of Young America. Mannie! Email me!
One of our favorite standups in the world hit the stage on Conan last night... and destroyed. As you'd expect. The man's a genius.
Featuring two of our favorite guys, Neil & Paul (as discussed on the last episode of Jordan, Jesse, Go!).
Holy cow is this funny. HOLY COW.
I would have slept with the Four Tops if they told me this song was about me.
Patrick makes light boxes of things he likes. He just finished this one, a tribute to Stop Podcasting Yourself.
As long as I'm announcing conferences I'll be a part of, I should mention that I'll also be "compering" the Build Conference in Belfast this November. I'm pretty sure "compere" is European for "host." It will be my daunting responsibility to make sense of the proceedings during the conference's Big Presentation Day, drawing out themes and making off-color jokes. (OK, I added that last responsibility.) My stepmother's from Belfast, and I haven't been since I was 10 to see her ten thousand brothers and sisters, so I'm looking forward to the trip. If you're a designer on the other side of the pond, I hope I'll see you there.
I'll be speaking at TEDxPoynterInstitute, a one-day conference at the Poynter Institute, a journalism school in Florida, on the future of journalism.
The event is October 28th at Poynter in St. Petersburg. I'll be talking about how we used Kickstarter to fund the second season of Put This On, and lots of other media types will be there, like the lady who invented Indexed.com and the obligatory Person Who Works at Twitter and a guy from NPR and a Guy Who Did A Viral Thing. Should be PRETTY SWEET.
Roy Ayers performs an Afrobeat version of Everybody Loves the Sunshine that is so f'ing awesome.
Speaking of my pals at Radiolab...
Jad and Robert asked if I could visit their show to talk about one of my favorite comedy sketches of all time, Kurt & Kristen's "Kristen Schaal is a Horse."
It's in the intro to their newest episode, "Loops." If you're one of the 5% of podcast listeners who isn't already subscribed to Radiolab, I've embedded it below. Above, by the way, is the original video I saw of the sketch.
(Kristen, by the way, is also a past Sound of Young America guest.