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Less than 100 donors to go!!


We're in the home stretch!


JJGo Live! Tonight! with Al Madrigal and "Big Time" Gene O'Neill


Join Jesse and Jordan for a LIVE Jordan Jesse Go! experience tonight at 7PM pacific, 10PM Eastern. We'll be joined by "The Man of 81 Voices" Al Madrigal and "Big Time" Gene O'Neill, plus special guests from the MaxFuniverse. We'll also be giving away an XBox 360 to a lucky viewer!

I have been asked to inform you that this episode IS CONSIDERED CANONICAL, so there's no excuse not to tune in right here at

See you tonight! (And in the meantime... DONATE!)

We're at 1035!


We're only 165 new donors short of our goal of 1200. Anticipation is building at MaxFun World HQ. I think we can blow the lid off of our goal in the last 36 hours of the drive. Let's go!

If you haven't become a donor, there isn't much time to do so and get our awesome thank-you gifts.

Ready... steady... GO!



80% of the way to our goal! 958 new donors!

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We've only got 242 new donors to go to reach our goal of 1200 donors. Thank you a thousand times over for your support, everyone!

If you haven't taken care of business yet... DO IT NOW!

And remember that our live show is coming Sunday night at 7 pacific, right here at

Greg Mottola, Director of Superbad, Adventureland, Paul and more: Interview on The Sound of Young America

Greg Mottola

Greg Mottola is a director whose films and TV shows often capture the sweet, funny, embarrassing but very real moments of being an adolescent. He's directed Superbad, starring past guest Michael Cera, Adventureland, The Day Trippers and episodes of Undeclared and Arrested Development. His newest film Paul (which features Bill Hader) is out March 18th and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as English geeks road-tripping from Comic-Con, living out some of their sci-fi fantasies when an alien joins them on their trip.

JESSE THORN: It’s The Sound of Young America, I’m Jesse Thorn. My guest is the filmmaker Greg Mottola. He’s had an interesting career path. His first film, The Day Trippers, was released in the mid-1990s and was a success in the world of indie film, but it took ten years for him to release his next film. He worked in television on shows like Undeclared, which was part of the launching pad of the vast Judd Apatow comedy empire, and Arrested Development, among others. His first film after his first film was the international megahit, Superbad. He’s since made Adventureland, a really sweet and hilarious coming of age comedy set in an amusement park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and his latest film is a road trip comedy with tones of the 1980s supernatural adventure film called Paul. It’s about two geeks who come to America from England to visit the San Diego Comic-Con and go on a road trip of alien sites and find themselves on the road trip with a real alien in their car. Greg Mottola, welcome to The Sound of Young America.

GREG MOTTOLA: Thank you Jesse, pleasure to be here.

Click here for a full transcript of this interview.

800 Donors! 400 To Go!


Our beautiful thermometer is filling up with, uhm, temperature mercury.

We're now 2/3 of the way to our goal of 1200 new donors... but with only FOUR DAYS LEFT, we need 100 donors each day to make our goal.

You should become a supporter NOW.

Ira Glass and Damian Kulash on Internet

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Session 3: May the Best Band Win from Ford Foundation on Vimeo.

Two great past TSOYA guests, Ira Glass and Damian Kulash of OK Go chat about the power of INTERNET at the Ford Foundation.

Special guest appearance by a CERTAIN JUDGE.

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 166: Dress Mess with Maria Bamford

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Maria Bamford

Maria Bamford joins Jesse and Jordan to pitch reality shows and so forth.

Judge John Hodgman Ep. 16: The Potluck Problem

Judge John Hodgman

Two best friends disagree on the morality of the potluck. One says it's a great opportunity for everyone to pitch in. One says it's a sign of a host who's abdicated responsibility for the party. Only one man can decide who's right.

To view the evidence for this case, CLICK HERE.

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