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John Hodgman, Author and Famous Minor Television Personality: A Reading from The Sound of Young America Live at WNYC

John Hodgman

Photo credit WNYC and Casey De Pont.

Friend of the show John Hodgman reads a piece written specially for our live show in New York City, entitled "16 Things to Do in Connecticut Before the Coming Total Collapse of Civilization".

One of his newest ventures is the Judge John Hodgman podcast, which you can obtain from iTunes and from this feed.

Jesse on Dave Hill's Podcasting Incident


Don't miss Jesse's guest appearance on the latest episode of Dave Hill's Podcasting Incident! Jesse and East Coast Dave Hill discuss MaxFunCon, Ira Glass, corn syrup, secret sex parties, Bushwick Bill and more.

Our Underwriters

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The Sound of Young America is distributed by Public Radio International and produced independently, thanks to the wonderful support of listeners like you as well as a handful of underwriters. This month, underwriting comes from:

Ask MetaFilter
On, users ask questions about anything and everything, and the community responds. The site has become known for being a source of thoughtful and helpful answers and information. We've been proud to have Ask MetaFilter and its parent site, MetaFilter, as devoted supporters of our work since 2007.

Smith Micro Software
Based in Aliso Viejo, California, not far from the birthplace of The Sound of Young America, this software company developed StuffIt Deluxe®, which allows users to backup, share, archive, encrypt, and shrink photos, music, and other documents. We've been happy to welcome Smith Micro as a new underwriter on the program this year.

Humber College
Supporting coverage of the world of comedy on The Sound of Young America, Humber College is a Toronto-based school that offers a two-year diploma program in comedy studies. Students learn standup, acting, improv, sketch-writing, and more.

A big thank you to our November underwriters!

More information about underwriting on our program can be found here.

Joad Cressbeckler v. Genetically Modified Taters


Joad Cressbeckler Fears Genetic Modification Causes 'Wrath-Minded Taters'

"Tater disease what brought us Irish!"

Joad Cressbeckler isn't just a great America. He's THE GREATEST American.

Eliminating Cat Odor


Via Jordan and his UCB sketch group, Hot Mess

Stop Podcasting Yourself 139


Dave and Graham go without a guest and talk about international waters, phony bands, and no references from post-2004.

Download episode 139 here. (right-click)

Brought to you by: (click here for the full list of sponsors)

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 152: Wonderful Terrific with Paul Scheer

Paul Scheer

Paul Scheer joins Jesse and Jordan to discuss fantasy sports, the etymology of "boner", and more. Tune into FX and watch Paul Scheer on the The League.

Judge John Hodgman Ep. 2: Dish Soap or Hand Soap?


In episode two of the Judge John Hodgman podcast, Judge Hodgman settles a dispute between a married couple. The wife says their kitchen sink's built-in dispenser should house dish soap. The husband argues that it should hold hand soap. Only one is correct.

To listen to this week's Judge John Hodgman podcast, subscribe in iTunes or using this feed.

(Thanks for our graphic to Steve Wolfhard.)

Judah Friedlander: World Champion, 30 Rock Star, Author of How To Beat Up Anybody: Interview on The Sound of Young America Live at WNYC

Judah Friedlander

Photo credit WNYC and Casey De Pont.

Judah Friedlander is a regular on NBC's 30 Rock and the author of How To Beat Up Anybody. He is the World Champion.

Judah joined us on our live show at WNYC to discuss the differences between a Yeti, a Sasquatch and a Bigfoot (and how to beat up all three). He also delineated his strategies for fighting groups of people and even groups of strippers.

When Friedlander's not beating people up, he plays writer Frank Rossitano on 30 Rock. He's had a long and successful career on stage as a standup comic, and his film roles include an acclaimed turn as the Original Nerd, Toby in "American Splendor."

"This Is How Michael Caine Speaks"


As alluded to in this talk with our pals from the AV Club at the Toronto Film Festival, there's a new British television show / movie called The Trip. This scene, which was described in the afore-linked segment, is a Michael Caine-off between Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. It is totally amazing.

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