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Miss Piggy Interview: The Sound of Young America

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Miss Piggy is an internationally-celebrated model, actress and now author. Her new book is "The Diva Code." Since her first appearance on television's The Muppet Show, she's appeared in dozens of film and television projects, and she took the time to speak with us about her life, career, and dealing with frogs (and men).

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Jenna Fischer of The Office Interview: The Sound of Young America

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Jenna Fischer is an actress best known for her role as Pam on the hit NBC sitcom The Office. She's also starred in several films, including Blades of Glory and Walk Hard. She talks with us about dreaming of glamour growing up in St. Louis, and getting her big break -- the role of Pam -- by focusing all her ability on being un-glamorous.

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Sean Cullen & Zion I Performe Live in San Francisco: The Sound of Young America

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Comedian Sean Cullen is a fixture of the comedy scenes in both Los Angeles and his native Canada. He's been seen on Last Comic Standing and in his own Comedy Central special. He also hosts a radio program for the CBC. Sean sang for us on the less-than-popular lyrical subject of farming.


Zion I are an Oakland-based hip-hop group known for producer Amp Live's diverse influences and emcee Zumbi's thoughtful rhymes. They performed some memorable songs for the crowd at Cobb's, including the Bay Area anthem "The Bay" and "Antenna" from their new album "The Takeover," which is in stores now.

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Tom Ammiano: California State Assemblymember and Standup Comic on The Sound of Young America

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Tom Ammiano was a San Francisco schoolteacher, standup comic and gay activist before becoming the state of California's first gay school board member. He went on to become president of the San Francisco school board, and later president of the city's board of supervisors. Now he represents San Francisco in the California state assembly. He's never stopped performing comedy, and is considered one of the fathers of San Francisco's still-thriving queer comedy scene.

We spoke with Ammiano during our live show at SF Sketchfest in San Francisco.

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Podcast: TSOYA Classic: The Best Show

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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.

In this episode Tom Scharpling, star of The Best Show on WFMU, takes over! Also included are two tracks from Tom's new cd "Scharpling and Wurster.".

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Jello Biafra Interview Live at SF Sketchfest: The Sound of Young America Podcast

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This week, we're joined by punk rock and free speach legend Jello Biafra. As the former frontman of the seminal punk group Dead Kennedys, Biafra fused political agitprop with humor, changing the face of punk rock. He also ran for mayor of San Francisco, gaining thousands of votes with a platform that included a requirement that businessmen downtown wear clown suits and that policemen be elected. Since his time with the DKs, he's become a free speach leader, travelling the country giving spoken word performances. He's also the founder of Alternative Tentacles Records.

We spoke with Biafra during our live show at SF Sketchfest in San Francisco.

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Betty Davis Interview on The Sound of Young America Podcast

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Betty Davis is a legend of soul and funk music. The one-time wife of Miles Davis introduced the jazzman to Jimi Hendrix, Sly Stone and the broad world of electric music, leading him to create "Bitches Brew." She recorded three albums of her own in the 1970s, full of raw, sexy, outrageous funk. The first two, "Betty Davis" and "They Say I'm Different" have been re-released by the Seattle label Light in the Attic Records.

Davis left the music industry in the late 1970s, and has been completely absent from the public eye since -- at one point, a fan had to track her down in the suburbs of Pittsburgh to get her $40,000 in songwriting royalties.

This is her first radio interview since her performing days.

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How's Your News?: Producer Arthur Bradford and Reporter Jeremy Vest on The Sound of Young America

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Jeremy Vest (R) cooks with past TSOYA guest Amy Sedaris

Our guests this week are two of the folks behind "How's Your News," a new MTV series which follows a group of reporters with physical and developmental disabilities around the country as they interview celebrities and just plain folks. The show is hilarious, insightful and a whole lot of fun (for both the viewer and, apparently, the reporters). Producer Arthur Bradford has grown "How's Your News?" from a summer camp activity to a feature-length film and now to it's current incarnation. Jeremy Vest, pictured above, is one of the reporting team. He has the developmental disability Williams' Syndrome.

We talked with Jeremy and Arthur about their favorite moments making the show, and the challenges of guiding such a heterogeneous group through such an ambitious project.

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Larry Wilmore Interview: Daily Show Contributor Talks About "I'd Rather We Got Casinos" on The Sound of Young America

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Larry Wilmore (L) with the late Bernie Mac

Larry Wilmore is an accomplished comedy writer and performer. He worked as a standup comic before going into television writing. As a TV writer, he wrote for In Living Color and The Office, among many others, and co-created The PJs and The Bernie Mac Show. As a performer, he's acted in numerous sitcoms and recently has been seen regularly on The Daily Show as the program's Senior Black Correspondent.

His new book is "I'd Rather We Got Casinos (and Other Black Thoughts)."

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Poet Michael Robbins reads "Alien Vs. Predator" on The Sound of Young America

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On this special mini podcast, poet Michael Robbins reads his poem "Alien Vs. Predator," originally published in The New Yorker.

Michael Robbins is a PhD student in the English program at the University of Chicago and teaches poetry at Columbia College and is an associate editor of Chicago Review. His work (poems & reviews) has appeared in LIT, Tinfish, Boston Review, Court Green, Phoebe and the Chicago Review.

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