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TSOYA Classics: Live in New York, Part 2! (December 1st, 2006)

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This week's classic is part 2 of our live show in NYC, and is just as jam-packed with guests.

Andrés du Bouchet is a comedian and comedy writer who most recently wrote for The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien and was the host of the long-running "Giant Tuesday Night Of Amazing Inventions And Also There Is A Game". Andres warms us up with some riffs on vampires and Ikea.

Our old friends in the NYC-based comedy group Elephant Larry then take the stage for a sea-faring sketch replete with shanties. Elephant Larry recently released the awesome parody The Wow.

They're followed by a few songs from the singer-songwriter and geek hero Jonathan Coulton.


Finally, we're joined by Kurt Andersen, host of PRI's Studio 360 and author of books like Reset: How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America. Kurt talks about the founding and evolution of Spy Magazine and working with Graydon Carter.

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Podcast: The College Years: God Bless America

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Guests: 
Patton Oswalt
Guests: 
Kenneth C. Davis

The College Years is a look deep into the vaults of The Sound of Young America. Take a journey with us every week as we post a new program or two from our salad days.

Today's Theme: God Bless America! Brian "Back In Business" Lane & "The Non-Threatening Negro" Nick Adams join Jesse in today's TSOYA while Jordan Morris is away.

Historian Kenneth C. Davis wants to recruit you into History Nerdom. He explains how fireworks came to be a thing that happens on the 4th of July and about how awesome but kind of a jerk Benjamin Franklin was.
His book is called Don't Know Much About History: Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned (he now has a whole series of books about things you wish you'd learned in school)

Also: Our pal actor & comedian Patton Oswalt talks about his first comedy album: Feelin' Kinda Patton, & about standup being the goal itself and not just the vehicle to getting elsewhere.


PLUS- Mr. Peabody's Way-Back Joke Machine Presents:
Standup comedy by "The Jazz Comedian" Franklyn Ajaye.

Franklyn Ajaye - Celibacy
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Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Episode 81: Edges

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Welcome to season two of Coyle & Sharpe: The Imposters! In the early 1960s, James P. Coyle and Mal Sharpe roamed the streets of San Francisco, microphone in hand, roping strangers into bizarre schemes and surreal stunts. These original recordings are from the Sharpe family archive, which is tended by Mal's daughter, Jennifer Sharpe. You can learn more about Coyle & Sharpe on their website or on MySpace. Their recent box set is These 2 Men Are Imposters.

On this episode: Coyle & Sharpe discuss just how important "edges" are.

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Podcast: The College Years: Come Fly With Me!

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Guests: 
Jasper Redd
Guests: 
W. Kamau Bell

The College Years is a look deep into the vaults of The Sound of Young America. Take a journey with us every week as we post a new program or two from our salad days.

Today's Theme: Come Fly With Me!

Comedians Jasper Redd & W. Kamau Bell on the show, PLUS a contest to win a chance to fly with Jesse on a WW2 Red Baron Pizza biplane!

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Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Episode 80: The Brother Ants

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Welcome to season two of Coyle & Sharpe: The Imposters! In the early 1960s, James P. Coyle and Mal Sharpe roamed the streets of San Francisco, microphone in hand, roping strangers into bizarre schemes and surreal stunts. These original recordings are from the Sharpe family archive, which is tended by Mal's daughter, Jennifer Sharpe. You can learn more about Coyle & Sharpe on their website or on MySpace. Their recent box set is These 2 Men Are Imposters.

On this episode: Coyle & Sharpe roll out The Welcome Mat for a newcomer to their city.

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Podcast: The College Years: Sticking it to The Man

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Davy Rothbart
Guests: 
Michael Slack & Rich Stimbra of SFCC
Guests: 
Davy Rothbart of FOUND! Magazine.

The College Years is a look deep into the vaults of The Sound of Young America. Take a journey with us every week as we post a new program or two from our salad days.

Today's Theme is: Sticking it to The Man. With guests Michael Slack & Rich Stimbra of the San Francisco Comedy College, and Davy Rothbart of FOUND! Magazine.

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MaxFunCon Podcast Ep. 6: Maria Bamford

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The Bammer will be returning to MaxFunCon this year, but not only to perform: She will also be leading a standup comedy open-mic for comedians of all levels of skill, so if you've always wanted to give standup comedy a try- now's your chance!


Jump over to MaxFunCon.com to grab her standup set from last year's MaxfunCon, or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.

TSOYA Classics: World of Wonder with Terry Gilliam & Chris Elliott (October 27th, 2006)

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This week on The Sound of Young America, two men who hold the keys to WORLDS OF WONDER.

Chris Elliott came to prominence in the early 1980s as the buffoonish foil on "Late Night with David Letterman." His career has also included the cult sitcom "Get A Life" and film "Cabin Boy," as well as several seasons on the hit sitcom "Everybody Love Raymond." Most recently, he's become an author, and his absurd 19th century mystery, "The Shroud of the Thwacker," has just been released in paperback. Be sure to take a listen to our special bonus questions for Chris for comedy nerd insider info on his specials, "Action Family" and "FDR: The One Man Show," among other stuff.

Then we speak with Terry Gilliam. Since his days as a member of Monty Python's Flying Circus, he's directed many acclaimed films, including "Brazil," "Time Bandits," "The Fisher King," & "Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas." His most recent film, "Tideland," a dark & disturbing fairy tale, is in theaters now.




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Bonus Extra Question with Chris Elliott

Incidental Music by DJW

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Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Episode 78: The Bugrabian Refugee

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Welcome to season two of Coyle & Sharpe: The Imposters! In the early 1960s, James P. Coyle and Mal Sharpe roamed the streets of San Francisco, microphone in hand, roping strangers into bizarre schemes and surreal stunts. These original recordings are from the Sharpe family archive, which is tended by Mal's daughter, Jennifer Sharpe. You can learn more about Coyle & Sharpe on their website or on MySpace. Their recent box set is These 2 Men Are Imposters.

On this episode: Coyle & Sharpe are helping a disaster victim from the island of Bugrabia find a home in America.

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Podcast: Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast Ep. 16: Beekeepers Convention

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This week: Disaster strikes at the annual convention of beekeepers.

Please continue to subscribe and review the show! You can also check out KH's videos on YouTube.

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