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The MaxFunDrive: It's On!

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We've got two weeks of very special shows headed your way. Our whole operation depends on your support, so don't forget to do your part.

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Weird Al Yankovic: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
"Weird Al" Yankovic

Weird Al Yankovic is the undisputed king of parody music and the all-time bestselling accordionist. His new children's book is When I Grow Up. His new album is due this summer.

JESSE THORN: I’m tempted to say that my next guest needs no introduction, except that it occurs to me now that this is the radio and you can’t see him. He’s Weird Al Yankovic; probably the best song parodist of all time. He’s sold more than 12 million records, and now he has a brand new book for kids called When I Grow Up that was a New York Times best seller. His new record comes out in the summer, and it’s such an honor to have him on The Sound of Young America. Weird Al, welcome to the show.

WEIRD AL YANKOVIC: I appreciate that, thank you.

Click here for a full transcript of this show.

ALL HAIL THE NEWM! KING OF MUSIC!

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ONE DAY LEFT!

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Two Days!

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TWO DAYS until the MaxFunDrive!

You can check out the donation levels here. Prepare for special episodes of all of our shows, special treats for you & yours... even a chance to have me and Theresa bake for you.

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The Alumni Newsletter: February 25th, 2011

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Freaks and Geeks from Donald Glover

  • The video for Donald Glover's single off his EP out next month is making the rounds as of today -- check out the pop-culture laced rhymes of "Freaks and Geeks" above. (Lyrics are NSFW, so you know.) He's also just announced a string of national tourdates for the IAmDonald tour.

  • The excellent documentary Lemmy, about Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister is out now on DVD, and I believe you'll find our interviews from last year's South by Southwest film festival with Lemmy and filmmakers Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski in the (packed) bonus section!

  • Kyle Kinane, of our our Best Comedy of 2010 picks, has a Comedy Central Presents special premiering tonight at 11/10 Central. Set your DVRs (or better yet, just stay in and watch it).

  • Check out Matt Walsh and other past guests (like David Malki !) on this scripted sci-fi comedy podcast called Better Radio.

Three days!

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Three days until the MaxFunDrive!

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 165: Zen & the Art of Big Mamacycle Maintenance with D.C. Pierson

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Guests: 
D.C. Pierson

D.C. Pierson of Derrick Comedy joins us to talk about Martin Lawrence, where to get strippers for your movie, and more.

Killer Mike visits The Daily Habit

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Killa Kill aka Mike Bigga visits Jordan over at The Daily Habit for a live performance. And destroys.

"I'm the product of the age of narcotics which means I'm dope like the pills y'all swallow..."

TSOYA Classics: Japanese Toy Culture (January 25, 2007)

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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.

Woodrow Phoenix is the author of "Plastic Culture: How Japanese Toys Conquered the World." Jesse calls him from across the pond and talks to Phoenix about this book, as well as the role of toys in modern society. Phoenix's book touches upon the development of Japanese toy culture, the development of urban toy culture, and the significance of plastic in constructing these toys.

Check out Phoenix's website for more of his work and his twitter to stay updated on his current projects.

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