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TSOYA + WNYC = OFFICIAL

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We'll be returning in the late summer once Radio Lab's current run finishes up. They love the show and are super-supportive -- we'll continue to share the slot with Radio Lab, which is one of my favorite shows on public radio.

New Yorkers, mark your calendars, TSOYA will return. In the meantime, podcast!

Paul Reubens Rocks the Gong Show

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Paul Reubens (aka Pee-Wee Herman) appeared several times on The Gong Show, including this bizarre little act. I honestly have no idea what this is.

Also: not to be missed is this performance by Oingo Boingo, then known as The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo.

Deerhoof - The Perfect Me

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I'm going to post my interview with Deerhoof's Greg Saunier tommorow. He's a super nice, super interesting dude. In the meantime, watch this nice video they made for the first song on their newest record, "The Perfect Me."

Podcast: Sa-Ra Creative Partners Interview

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Sa-Ra Creative partners are Taz Arnold, Shafiq Husayn, and Om'Mas Keith, three producer/performers out to revolutionize urban music. Mentored by Dr. Dre, Ice T and Jam Master Jay, admired by J Dilla, Kanye West and ?uestlove, and collaborators with Pharoahe Monch, Erykah Badu and Herbie Hancock, they certainly have a resume auspicious enough to do achieve that goal.

Their new CD, "The Hollywood Recordings," was just released by Babygrande Records, and they're currently preparing a major label release with the help of Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music label.

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Common - The Game

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Produced by Kanye, scratches by DJ Premier

Swedish Cuisine with Stefan Lawrence

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Child: Mommy, where do sweet new logos come from?
Parent: From Stefan Lawrence, graphic designer and member of the sketch comedy group Elephant Larry, of course!

RIP to Charles Nelson Reilly

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A real showbiz legend. Above, he takes over the Match Game from Gene Rayburn.

(Thanks Patton!)

Lauryn Hill - Lose Myself

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Lauryn's got a new track out, and no one seems to care.

It's good, though. I hope she starts making real records again.

Podcast: Jordan, Jesse GO! Eps. 24 & 24A: Mike Schmidt Party

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This week's Jordan, Jesse GO! is split into two portions for your enjoyment.

Introduction
Jesse, Jordan and comedian Mike Schmidt are in a subway car. Their lives have changed recently -- Mike is no longer on the Never Not Funny podcast, Jordan went to Hawaii, Jesse got a dog and an El Camino.
Real Princesses
Discussion of My Little Pony.
Gym Stories
Mike tells us about the most horrible things that have happened at his gym.

Fights & Fighting

Mike tells us why he spent so much of his life getting in fights. Jesse talks about how he avoided them, except for the time he got punched in the face for no reason.
Outro
Discussion of a new face-off: Shia LaBouf vs. Boof Bonser
Ep 24 A

Star Wars

Jordan attended the Star Wars convention in LA, and has some thoughts. Jesse thinks there was a whole show he used to watch as a very small child about the Ewoks, but he can't remember.

Life's Funniest Moments

Mike discusses what it's like to write for a home video clip show, including a discussion of the stuff you cannot say on the WGN Superstation.

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