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Below: Ted performs "Bottle of Buckie" on The Sound a couple of years ago. Check out two more performances, plus the interview here.
The College Years is a look deep into the vaults of The Sound of Young America. Take a journey with us every week as we post a new program or two from our salad days.
Today's theme: Strong Words
To start things off, Jesse welcomes Chuck D of Public Enemy fame. Listen in as Jesse brings out some passionate words about the state of hip hop, politics, and Black entrepreneurship from Chuck D. For more, make sure to check out some of Chuck D's work.
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 witness the predator turn into the prey.
Over the past ten years, Jesse Thorn has built his college radio show, The Sound of Young America, into an independent media powerhouse - and a full-time job. When the show was picked up for distribution by Public Radio International, Thorn became the youngest national public radio host ever. His other media efforts, like the hit podcast Jordan, Jesse, Go! and the style blog and video series Put This On have been similarly successful. His work has been featured in Time, Salon, The New York Times and BoingBoing, among other venues.
In his talk, "Make Your Thing," Jesse talks about how he did it, and how 12 amazing people, many of them his pals, exemplify the qualities you'll need to do it yourself. It's a crash course in independent thing-making in the internet age. Put simply, it's "The 12 Point System for Absolutely, Positively 1000% Guaranteed Success."
This San Francisco talk is the first time the general public will be offered this trip through Thorn's wit, wisdom, and something else that starts with "w."
The show will also feature an introduction from Merlin Mann, the writer, blogger and speaker best known for his talks on personal productivity and his website, 43folders.com.
The show is Friday, September 17th at 10PM at the Dark Room Theater in San Francisco's handsome and historic Mission district.
Advance tickets are now sold out - limited tickets will be available at the door.
(If you'd like to invite Jesse to speak at your event, for your organization, or in your city, email our Development Director Theresa.)
Comedian Chelsea Peretti performed at our live show in Washington, DC. She was recently named one of Variety's Comics to Watch for 2010. She recently appeared on the FX series Louie, and has also been seen on Last Call with Carson Daly, The Sarah Silverman Program and Comedy Central's Live at Gotham.
Comedian Darcy Michael returns to talk LARPing, getting stitches, and Chuck E. Cheese.
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When it comes to comedy pieces that are barely anything, this is by far my favorite. I can watch this over and over and laugh every time. Fuggetaboutit.
The great Jon Benjamin and Jon Glaser.
Guest Mike Schmidt, from The 40-Year-Old Boy podcast, joins Jesse and Jordan to talk about high school friends, under-appreciated films and more. You can check out Mike's show Friday and Saturday night in San Francisco.