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Podcast: TSOYA Classic: Hedberg, etc.

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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.

On this week's show, we talk with a couple of comedians, and discuss the life and career of Mitch Hedberg on the day of his passing. Also, listeners send in their tributes to the show.

Our Guests: Al Madrigal is an up-and-coming standup comic who toured with Mitch on his Comedy Central tour.

We also talk with Marc Maron, veteran standup comic and host of Air America Radio's "Morning Sedition". He shares his thoughts on drug-use in the profession and life as a morning radio host.

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Have an Apple TV?

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You can use it to listen to podcasts. This is particularly useful for those of you who'd like to listen to podcasts on your stereo, which is in a different room from your computer.

Four hour standup sets

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For the record, I am against them.

"I wanted to do something to explicate what America is."

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Randy Newman performs "A Few Words in Defense of Our Country" for the benefit of the MacWorld keynote audience.

Yeah, I know. I posted this song before. I also made a whole post just for the lyrics. I just think Randy Newman is the greatest, OK? Sheesh. Don't like the Newm? Go listen to the new Cam'Ron song.

Podcast: Jordan, Jesse GO!: Ep 49: Conventions

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This week on the show Jesse and Jordan are joined by Quannum Projects recording artist Pigeon John. There is discussion of a lot of different stuff, including Jordan's trip to the CES and the porn convention.


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Top Ten Other Things MLK Said

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Our favorite video blogger, Jay Smooth of The Ill Doctrine, takes us through ten other things the Rev. Dr. King said.

Julie Klausner on Dieting

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New York comic Julie Klausner takes a variety of new diet books for a ride in this very funny video from 23/6. Special effects assist, I'm told, from Mr. Tom Scharpling.

Podcast: Les Savy Fav's Syd Butler and Tim Harrington

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Bullseye
(Les Savy Fav: Butler center, Harrington flying)

Syd Butler and Tim Harrington are founding members of the rock band Les Savy Fav; Harrington is the singer, Butler the bassist and record label head. The band is known for it's angular, exciting art-punk, as well as for Harrington's on-stage antics. They talk about forming the band with what amounted to a manifesto, and why they consider the band a second career despite their success. Their new album is called "Let's Stay Friends."

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Interview on Zulkey.com

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Claire Zulkey was kind enough to interview me for Zulkey.com. She usually interviews important people, like Louie CK, Ben Karlin, Rick Moody, and George Saunders.

SF Sketchfest Ticket Special

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As you probably already know, TSOYA is a proud sponsor of SF Sketchfest, the country's best comedy festival. They've got TONS of amazing shows coming up, but one of the more amazing is their tribute to The Kids in the Hall. The Kids will be interviewed on stage at the Palace of Fine Arts theater, and they'll even be taking questions from the audience.

The Sketchfest producers have agreed to offer Max Funsters half price tickets for the show. Use this link, and use the promotional code "CABBAGEHEAD" for your discount. See the Kids for fifteen bucks? Whutta deal!

Above: "The Daves I Know"

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