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TSOYA Classics: Best Friends with John Hodgman & Jonathan Coulton (October 13th, 2006)

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Two old friends, both of the show and of each other: We chat with each separately, and in special blog-only bonus audio (below), we squash a long-simmering feud between them regarding cat care and a series of vicious attack ads.

Jonathan Coulton is a comic singer-songwriter. For a year, he wrote and released (free) a new song every single week. Some, like "Code Monkey," which he performs on the show, have become internet phenomena. Enjoy free downloads of his three musical performances below.

John Hodgman is the author of "The Areas of My Expertise," a compendium of entirely fabricated facts, history and trivia. For many years, Hodgman was a literary agent, and counted among his clients the B-movie star Bruce Campbell. Today, he's best known for portraying the PC in the Mac-Vs.-PC advertisements for Apple, and for his regular appearances on the Daily Show.

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Blog-Only Bonus Audio:

Bonus: Hodgman Vs. Coulton


Bonus: Hodgman on Dungeons & Dragons


Incidental Music by DJW

Download Jonathan Coulton's Musical Performances:
Code Monkey / Lyrics
You Ruined Everything / Lyrics
The Future Soon / Lyrics

You might also like these past TSOYA episodes:
"All World Knowledge" with John Hodgman and Fred Rees: MP3
"On the Road" with John Hodgman and Henry Rollins: MP3
"ComedyCopia" with a song from Jonathan Coulton
"Joketacular" with a song from Jonathan Coulton

Mark Duplass, Actor and Filmmaker (FX's The League, Cyrus, The Puffy Chair): Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Mark Duplass is an actor and filmmaker. He stars in the F/X comedy The League, and with his brother Jay has made several films including Baghead and The Puffy Chair (in which Mark also starred). Their new film, Cyrus, stars John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, Catherine Keener and Marisa Tomei, and premiers at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The League's season finale airs Thursday, December 10th on F/X, and the full series can be viewed on Hulu.

Jordan Ranks America: The Sound of Young America

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Jordan Morris ranks America in his own inimitable way.

TSOYA Classics: Grind Time (October 6th, 2006)

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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 Classics.

Grammy-winning rapper Killer Mike is a native of Adamsville, Georgia, outside of Atlanta. Since debuting on the Outkast single "The Whole World" in 2001, he has emerged from the shadow of his legendary mentors, combining a ferocious delivery with lyrical density in a manner reminiscent of Ice Cube in his hey-day. He recently released "I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind," a two-CD "street album" with his crew, Grind Time Rap Gang.

Please note: we had a little phone trouble 2/3 of the way through and Mike had to go on speakerphone, apologies for any audio quality issues.



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Agent Todd on the Case

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Friend of the show and past guest Charlie Todd, founder of Improv Everywhere, wore his Sound of Young America t-shirt for the latest IE prank, Where's Rob. Above, a photo of Charlie, and below, the video of the prank.

Music Director Alex Patsavas : Interview on The Sound Of Young America

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Alex Patsavas

Alexandra Patsavas has been been filling up your portable music device with the non-mainstream/indie rock music you love without you even knowing it.

She's mostly known for being the music supervisor for notable television series like The O.C, Grey's Anatomy, Gossip Girl & Mad Men as well as many films. We talk about her humble beginnings as a B-movie music supervisor, to her most recent venture as music director for the popular teen film The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

Ian MacKaye of Fugazi, Minor Threat and The Evens: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Ian MacKaye

Ian MacKaye is a punk rock legend. His bands have included Minor Threat, Fugazi and most recently The Evens. He's also an icon in the straightedge movement and a scion of the world of DIY. His independent record label, Dischord, has run for more than 20 years without contracts. He joined us live on stage in Washington DC at the Bentzen Ball.

(photo by Jenny Lewis)

Scott Schuman, The Sartorialist: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Scott Schuman is the creator of the street fashion photography blog The Sartorialist. His new book collects some of his favorite photos from the blog. His subjects range from Hasidim on the streets of New York to garment industry insiders in Milan.

Nick Hornby on An Education and Juliet, Naked: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby is the author of numerous books, the most recent of which is Juliet, Naked. He's also written the screenplay for the film "An Education."

Andrew W.K., Nellie McKay and The Spinto Band: Live from Philadelphia and New York on The Sound of Young America

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The Spinto Band

Live performances from our East Coast trip. Includes a conversation and music from Andrew W.K., Nellie McKay & the Aristocrats and The Spinto Band.

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