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Podcast: Entertaining with Amy Sedaris and Jimmy Carr

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On this week's show, we entertain two wonderful (and entertaining) guests.

Jimmy Carr is one of the UK's most popular standup comics. Here in the US, he's hosted the game show Distraction on Comedy Central and appeared on Late Night and The Tonight Show. His new book, written with his long-time friend Lucy Greeves, is "Only Joking: What's So Funny About Making People Laugh?"

Then we talk with Amy Sedaris. She's a rabbit lover and taxidermied squirrel owner, as well as the author of "I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence." The book provides domestic advice of many types, ranging from recipes to costumes to how to make fake food out of felt.

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Kurt Andersen on WSJ.com

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Our pal Kurt Andersen talks about his new book "Heyday" with a book reporter from the Wall Street Journal.

He's on tour, and it's crossing through a lot of places, including New York, Chicago, LA and San Francisco.

Podcast: The College Years: Darlings of Dreamland

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It's stories about dreams on this week's College Years. Hear the first piece of audio Jesse ever made, "Noah F.: American Dreamer." Plus stories of bizarre dreams from the whole cast.

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Andy Barker: PI

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NBC is previewing four full episodes of Andy Barker: PI, their new series with Andy Richter (and Arrested Development's Tony Hale).

I watched one. It didn't make a huge impression on me, but pilots rarely do. The bad news is that it's grabbing 30 Rock's timeslot... and with Scrubs, My Name is Earl and The Office looking pretty secure, it may be one or the other.

Steve Coogan v. Larry David

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Holy cow!

Larry David is set to take on Alan Partridge in a battle to the death!

(Or at least, Steve Coogan's going to be on Curb next season.)

Podcast: Comedian Zach Galifianakis

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Zach Galifianakis

Zach Galifianakis is a stand-up comedian, best known for his piano-playing and one-liners. He's also an actor, and was a regular on the series Tru Calling. Really. Most recently, he was seen in the Comedy Central series Dog Bites Man and The Comedians of Comedy.

We talk with Zach about his short-lived but critically beloved VH1 talk show, "Late World with Zach," the curious arc of his career, and why he enjoy enacting a descent into madness on stage.

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Iron Comic in LA Friday, Kasper Hauser in SF Tonight!

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"Iron Comic," a show in which comedians are must deliver material only on a specific subject (a "secret ingredient"), has been burning up San Francisco for quite some time. Word filtered to me that it was coming to LA (and bringing Brent Weinbach and Maria Bamford with it), and I hopped on board. The Sound of Young America is proud to be a sponsor of the show, which is Friday night (3/9) at the M Bar in LA.

The show was so hot in San Francisco, it merited a profile in the Chronicle. Anything that gets Brent Weinbach holding a meat tenderizer into the MSM is something I support enthusiastically.

And hey -- don't forget San Franciscans... Kasper Hauser are reading at Modern Times on Valencia Street tonight at 7PM. Go, buy a Skymaul, and hear from SkyMaul CEO Jerry Pondo.

Podcast: Jordan, Jesse GO! Episode 14: The Race for the White House

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In this week's Jordan Jesse GO!, we get exceptionally serious.

Introduction
Jesse and Jordan visit a bar in Iceland. Also: a discussion of nintendo and class tension.

The Presidency Pt. 1

We speak with Brian Feldman, presidential candidate and Hollywood legend.

Person Questions
We talk about gay uncles and hairplugs.

The Presidency Pt. 2

We return to matters presidential, and speak with presidential candidate (and regular Cheers guest star) Harry Anderson.

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Our theme music: "Love You" by The Free Design, courtesy of The Free Design and Light in the Attic Records

Special thanks this week to Neil Campbell and Paul Rust.

The Sound of Young America and Jordan Jesse GO! are supported in part by Project Breakout!

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Podcast: The College Years: Dustin Diamond Day

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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.

This week, an interview with one of America's favorite icons, Dustin Diamond. Jesse, Gene and Jordan talk with Screech about how he chooses work, his band and the Milwaukee Metal Fest as Gene tries to derail "Choo Choo!".

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