The UK music magazine The Word has a kind blurb about The Sound of Young America in a larger piece about what to listen to instead of radio.
The Sound Of Young America
From Japanese toy experts to Miles Davis's missus, it's like Start The Week with cool people
Let's face it, UK radio doesn't talk well about fun stuff - the glowering spirit of Lord Reith tends to make Radio 4 err on the side of worthiness. When pop culture does get a look in, it constantly has to justify its presence while someone like John Humphrys or James Naughtie sniffs disparagingly in the background.
Jesse Thorn's The Sound Of Young America is the complete antithesis of this. Billed as "a public radio show about things that are awesome", it features the San Franciscan comedian-presenter simply talking to people who make or do cool stuff. Whether it's crime novel king Elmore Leonard, porno-soul legend Swamp Dogg or Tank Girl/Gorillaz creator Jamie Hewlett, Thorn talks to them all in an easy, informed style that assumes the listener is hip to their output or at least the field in which they work. While that can make conversations with some of the more obscure stand-up comics a little excluding, most of the time it means there's a connection and a conversation worth listening in to. MATT HALL
http://www.maximumfun.org, podcasts via iTunes
Thanks Matt! (By the way: Blowfly is porno soul, Swamp Dogg is... Swamp Dogg).