Sun outside + light housework + Staple Singers on the stereo = a great Saturday
The show will have a four-week trial run in the timeslot, and further airings will depend on your support. If you or someone you know lives in Seattle, please support the show by listening, telling friends, and above all letting the station know how you feel about the show!
Puget Sound Public Radio are, much to their credit, working hard to create a distinct personality for KXOT, rather than simply airing the same-old-same-old NPR shows you can already hear on KUOW. Taking a flier on The Sound of Young America is part of that effort.
I'm so grateful to KXOT for this opportunity, which hopefully will qualify as a Big Break for The Sound!!
Ladies and gentlemen, may I present Jon Glaser and Jon Benjamin as The Fugettabudies!
If you're just waking up from a coma, like that one Mel Gibson movie, the High Five Contest is pretty much the greatest contest ever. We are giving away lots of great stuff, and all you have to do is take pictures of you high fiving people. There are lots of bonus points to be earned -- high five a child or animal, high-five in front of a monument or tourist attraction, etc.
I don't know if I am a sucker, or a wuss, or both. I do know that I am sick. Not mentally sick though that is arguable. I mean I've got a cold or what they call a cold these days which is an illness that starts like a cold and then becomes sort of flu like in the head and body and then turns into a deep bronchial nightmare that reveals our inner greenness that might or might not turn into pneumonia and then turns back into a cold again and trails off with a little flu-ishness and in the worst case just turns into cancer and kills you.
Love that guy.
I'm proud to announce a new addition to the Sound of Young America lineup: TSOYA Classics. Fifty-five interviews and programs from our archive -- post College Years, pre Podcasting era. After two years of people asking me to put the RealAudio archive into MP3 format, I finally have. You can find the shows for download here on the web, or here in iTunes. If you prefer to use another feed reader, the feed is http://feeds.feedburner.com/tsoyaclassics.
You can hear, among others: Patton Oswalt, Eugene Mirman, Greg Proops, Davy Rothbart, Todd Barry, Ted Alexandro, They Might Be Giants, Dick Dale, Neal Pollack, Sarah Silverman & more. If you do use iTunes, remember that iTunes will only automatically download the most recent program, unless you tell it otherwise.
One question for you: iTunes only keeps the most recent 100 or so podcasts in its feed. Shall I add the older podcasts, which have fallen off the list, to the new TSOYA Classics feed?
Kasper Hauser's Khraigslist is one of the great pleasures of my life, and it's just been updated.
One of my favorite new posts has a headline which reads, simply, "Lost Horse"