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The Pardcastathon is Coming!


For the second year, our friends at Never Not Funny are hosting a marathon, live-streaming show to benefit the charity Smile Train. Catch the show at on Friday starting at 6PM pacific -- and ending at 6AM pacific. The show features lots of their favorite guests... I won't give any hints, but I will say that I'm in Southern California for Thanksgiving this year.


(photo by Liezl)

Judge John Hodgman on Boing Boing


While we're mentioning mentions on great blogs... our friend Mark Frauenfelder was kind enough to give a mention to Judge John Hodgman on Boing Boing the other day. Reactions are generally excellent, except for one guy, named "Weatherman," who writes: I'm a big fan of Hodgeman, but any show ranked with Sound of Young America immediately shoots to the bottom of my list. That has to be one of the worst shows on NPR, and I'm including Prairie Home Companion. Thanks, fella!

Mashable's 7 Essential Podcasts


We're excited to note that Mashable has included The Sound in their list of "7 Essential Podcasts You Should Add To Your Playlist."

It's a fascinating list, including some friends of ours, like Stuff You Should Know and Build & Analyze. There's also a "Hall of Fame" with our pals Radiolab and This American Life, among others.

Our thanks to Mashable and Zachary Sniderman for including us.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 141 - Sunee Dhaliwal

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Sunee Dhaliwal

Comedian Sunee Dhaliwal joins us to talk basketball movies, mustaches, and Burlesque.

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The Alumni Newsletter: November 22, 2010


  • Sarah Silverman recalls a disturbing Thanksgiving memory with her dad.

  • Director Lee Unkrich's newest film, Toy Story 3, is a dark horse for the Oscar win for Best Picture, as The Atlantic discusses -- but we've still got faith.

  • Kevin Kline has a great turn as an eccentric writer in The Extra Man, which is just now out on DVD. He talked to us about the film at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

  • Performance artist Ze Frank in his TED talk from earlier this year on virtual connections between people, entitled "Ze Frank's Web Playroom".

The Newshour on Radiolab


One of our favorite public radio shows is RadioLab. The PBS Newshour profiled Jad and Robert, the show's hosts, in a lovely pieces built around one of their live shows. Of course, they were also guests on The Sound a couple of years ago.

Yelawolf - Pop the Trunk


If you're a hip-hop fan, you won't want to miss Noz's great interview with Yelawolf on Cocaine Blunts. Excellent discussion of topics close to my heart: Devin the Dude... Mystikal... which is the best member of Hieroglyphics. The man's a serious fan.

TSOYA Classics: Live in New York, Part 2 (December 1st, 2006)

This week's classic episode brings us part two of The Sound of Young America's first live on-stage show, recorded at The People's Improv Theater in New York City. You can find part one here. The show opens with a bang with comedy by Andres du Bouchet, who takes all the freshly-made bloodsuckers in the audience through New Vampire Orientation. If you aren't a vampire yet, bookmark this page so you can come back when you do need to be orientated on vampirism. New York sketch group Elephant Larry follows with more laughs, and then Jonathan Coulton sings songs. Also funny.

And finally, Jesse interviews novelist and journalist Kurt Andersen, host of PRI's Studio 360. They discuss Andersen's run at Spy Magazine, which he co-founded in 1986.

Thanks for going back in time with us today. Hope you enjoy the show.

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Ep. 154: Party Shirts with Jen Kirkman

Jen Kirkman

Jen Kirkman joins Jesse and Jordan to discuss party shirts, dogs, babies and more!

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