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Broke-Ass Stuart's Guide to New York & San Francisco: Stuart Schuffman interview on The Sound of Young America

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Stuart Schuffman is the author of "Broke-Ass Stuart's Guide to Living Cheaply in New York City," a follow-up to his zine and book "Broke-Ass Stuart's Guide to Living Cheaply in San Francisco." They're travel guides for residents -- particularly residents keen on knowing which happy hours have cheap domestic beer and free food. They also feature guides to little-known, bizarre and beautiful attractions like San Francisco's Columbarium.

Previously: a text interview with Stuart.

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Doughnuts, Explained: Dr. Paul Mullins, author of "Glazed America: A History of the Doughnut" interviewed on The Sound of Young America

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Paul Mullins is chair of the department of anthropology at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. His book, "Glazed America: A History of the Doughnut," explores the symbolism and history of America's favorite deep-fried dough circle.

Below: I recommend the sugar pucks... they're excellent.

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Rob Corddry, Writer/Director/Star of "Children's Hospital" and Former Daily Show Correspondent; Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Rob Corddry (above, in nightmarish clown makeup) is an actor and comedian who's appeared in many films, including Semi-Pro, What Happens in Vegas, Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay, and W... in 2008 alone. For four years, he was a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, cultivating a brash, idiotic persona that made him one of the most popular contributors in the show's history. His most recent project is a web series, which he wrote, directed and in which he stars, called Children's Hospital.

(Note that this episode will be podcast on Monday, December 22nd)

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The Last Christmas: an interview with Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan, plus holiday comedy from Elephant Larry on The Sound of Young America

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Comedian Brian Posehn and television writer Gerry Duggan were looking for a project to write together. Duggan was fixated on the idea of Santa Claus with a gun in his hand when Posehn posed a provocative question: "What does Santa do after the apocalypse?" The comic that grew from that question is The Last Christmas.

PLUS: a bonus holiday sketch from our pals at Elephant Larry.

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Holy Headshot: An Interview with Patrick Borelli and Douglas Gorenstein on America's Most Amazing Head Shots: The Sound of Young America

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Comedian Patrick Borelli and photographer Douglas Gorenstein are the authors of the book "Holy Headshots: A Celebration of America's Undiscovered Talent." It's a compilation of the most bizarre, amazing and compelling performer headshots in the country.

Note that this week's podcast is in "enhanced podcast" .m4a format, so we can show you some of the amazing headshots we're talking about. It should play with images in your iPod or Zune, or in iTunes or Quicktime. Our player below will play the mp3 version of the show, and we have provided direct links to both the MP3 file and the M4A file.

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Ben Folds On His New Album Way to Normal, Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Ben Folds has spent more than 15 years in the music business. He was kicked out of music school after breaking his hand in a fight, and spent time in lounge bands and as a contract songwriter in Nashville before The Ben Folds Five broke big in the mid-1990s. We talk about the melodies in his mind, what it's like to be unfashionable, and his new album, "Way to Normal."

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The Kids in the Hall's Dave Foley and Kevin McDonald: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Dave Foley and Kevin McDonald (above: second and third from left, respectively) are founding members of the Canadian sketch comedy group The Kids in the Hall. The pair talk about meeting in improv class and their rise to prominence in the Toronto comedy scene of the late 1980s. They also talk about their national tour (just concluded). They'll soon be shooting a new limited series for Canadian television.

Special thanks to our Las Vegas affiliate, KNPR, for hosting us for this interview, which was conducted during The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas.

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Alan Zweibel Interview on The Sound of Young America: Original Saturday Night Live Writer and Author

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Alan Zweibel is a comedy writer. He was an original writer on Saturday Night Live, helping to originate Weekend Update, and write many of Gilda Radner's signature characters. He also co-created the groundbreaking sitcom It's Garry Shandling's Show with Shandling, and wrote several films and on many other television projects. He also helped Billy Crystal develop the Broadway hit 700 Sundays. Most recently, he has been a producer on Curb Your Enthusiasm, working with his old friend Larry David. His new book, a collection of short pieces, is called Clothing Optional.

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The Dirtbombs' Mick Collins and Ben Blackwell Interview on The Sound of Young America

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The Dirtbombs are a Detroit-based rock band, who blend punk, soul, psychadelia and garage rock into a driving sound. Their newest record is We Have You Surrounded. We talked with founder and frontman Mick Collins and drummer Ben Blackwell about the band's roots in punk, the music culture of Detroit and much more.

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John Hodgman, author of More Information Than You Require, Interviewed on The Sound of Young America

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John Hodgman is a Former Professional Literary Agent, Famous Minor Television Personality, and Noted Writer. His new book of fabricated knowledge is More Information Than You Require.

(Special note: this episode will appear in the podcast feed on Wednesday, November 26th, just in time for your holiday travel.)

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