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Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Episode 95: Tree Killer


Welcome to season two of Coyle & Sharpe: The Imposters! In the early 1960s, James P. Coyle and Mal Sharpe roamed the streets of San Francisco, microphone in hand, roping strangers into bizarre schemes and surreal stunts. These original recordings are from the Sharpe family archive, which is tended by Mal's daughter, Jennifer Sharpe. You can learn more about Coyle & Sharpe on their website or on MySpace. Their recent box set is These 2 Men Are Imposters.

On this episode: Coyle & Sharpe investigate the dastardly case of the tree killer.

Comedy: Simon Rich: God and Moses with Paul Scheer and Seth Morris

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Simon Rich
Paul Scheer
Seth Morris

Simon Rich imagines the conversation at Mount Sinai. Featuring Seth Morris and Paul Scheer. Simon's new novel is Elliott Alagash.

Walking for Andrew Koenig


At the beginning of this year, we lost Andrew Koenig to suicide. Andrew was the video producer for Never Not Funny, a podcast hosted by our good friends Jimmy Pardo and Matt Belknap. He was also Jimmy's brother-in-law. Andrew was a kind man and is fondly remembered by us and remains loved dearly by his family.

Today, I got an email from a listener named Laura Geryk. Like a lot of folks, she knew and loved Andrew through Never Not Funny. Sadly, the week Andrew died, Laura also lost a coworker, BB to suicide.

To remember Andrew and BB, she's walking in a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. We hope you'll support her efforts to bring suicide "out of the darkness."

Put This On Episode 3

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Over at Put This On, we just published episode three, which features past Sound of Young America guest Paul Feig.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 128 - Kaitlin Fontana

Kaitlin Fontana

Kaitlin Fontana returns to talk conventions, Playboy, and quitting stories.

Download episode 128 here. (right-click)

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Brent Weinbach's "My Buddy"


Our friend Brent Weinbach sends us this amazing commercial for "My Buddy" and "Kid Sister" toys. Brilliant.

A Match Made In Heaven


The other day, Mike Birbiglia called me. It's always a pleasure to hear from Mike, who's just as nice a guy in real life as he seems on stage, but in this case, he had a specific issue that needed addressing.

He'd just heard Kasper Hauser's This American Life parodies. His question was simple: "Are they as funny in real life as they are on these audio bits?"

Yes. They are.

"So, do you think they might want to open for me in San Francisco?"

Yes, I'm sure they would.

"Do you have their number?"

Yes, I do.

And it was settled.

Kasper Hauser are opening for Mike at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on October 19th.

Be there, or be square.

Comedy Writer and Performer Jon Glaser: Interview on The Sound of Young America

Jon Glaser

Jon Glaser is a comedy writer and performer. After beginning his comedy career on the mainstage at Second City, he wrote for and gave life to various characters on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Glaser has also written for The Jenny McCarthy Show, The Dana Carvey Show and Human Giant. His newest project is a show on Cartoon Networks' [adult swim], Delocated, about a reality show centered on a man in the witness protection program.
The show is entering its second season.

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