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TSOYA Classics: World of Wonder with Terry Gilliam & Chris Elliott (October 27th, 2006)

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This week on The Sound of Young America, two men who hold the keys to WORLDS OF WONDER.

Chris Elliott came to prominence in the early 1980s as the buffoonish foil on "Late Night with David Letterman." His career has also included the cult sitcom "Get A Life" and film "Cabin Boy," as well as several seasons on the hit sitcom "Everybody Love Raymond." Most recently, he's become an author, and his absurd 19th century mystery, "The Shroud of the Thwacker," has just been released in paperback. Be sure to take a listen to our special bonus questions for Chris for comedy nerd insider info on his specials, "Action Family" and "FDR: The One Man Show," among other stuff.

Then we speak with Terry Gilliam. Since his days as a member of Monty Python's Flying Circus, he's directed many acclaimed films, including "Brazil," "Time Bandits," "The Fisher King," & "Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas." His most recent film, "Tideland," a dark & disturbing fairy tale, is in theaters now.




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Incidental Music by DJW

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The Best Comedy of 2009 Special on The Sound of Young America

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The Best Comedy of 2009
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Maria Bamford
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John Mulaney
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Tig Notaro
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Patton Oswalt
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Greg Behrendt

The Sound of Young America presents our favorite comedy of 2009 in one easy-to-listen-to special.

Featuring:
Maria Bamford from Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome

Greg Behrendt from Greg Behrendt is That Guy from That Thing

Patton Oswalt from My Weakness Is Strong

Tig Notaro - Excerpt from her set at MaxFunCon

Kasper Hauser - Mundo Des Perros

Dana Gould from Dana Gould: Let Me Put My Thoughts In You

John Mulaney from The Top Part

Al Madrigal from Half Breed

Scott Simpson - Shoestore DJ

Paul F. Tompkins from Freak Wharf

A Brutal Metal Holiday Special: Rob Halford of Judas Priest and Until The Light Takes Us

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Audrey Ewell
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Rob Halford is the legendary Metal God, and frontman of seminal heavy metal group Judas Priest. The band's hits include Breaking the Law, You've Got Another Thing Coming and Hell Bent For Leather. His new solo album is a heavy metal holiday celebration called Halford III: Winter Songs.(Halford Transcript)

Plus: Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites moved to Norway to pursue their interest in that country's black metal scene. They discovered a story of extreme aesthetics, murder and church burning. The film they created, Until The Light Takes Us, follows two of the scene's scions. Gylve Nagell, known as "Fenriz," of the band Darkthrone, is a quiet, contemplative metalhead, deeply invested in the medium's aesthetics and rueful of what the scene has become. Varge Vikernes, known as "Count Grischnak," of the band Burzum is a distinct contrast. He's a charismatic and eloquent advocate of an extreme Norweigan nativist political and religious agenda. He's also a convicted murderer and church arsonist.(Ewell and Aites Transcript)

Celebrate the darkest days of winter with us!

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Donald Glover of Community and Derrick Comedy's Mystery Team: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Donald Glover is an actor, writer and comedian. He left a writing job on NBC's 30 Rock to take an acting gig on Community. His sketch comedy group, Derrick Comedy, just released their first feature film, Mystery Team. He also performs standup comedy - his first Comedy Central special premiers in March.

TSOYA Classics: Best Friends with John Hodgman & Jonathan Coulton (October 13th, 2006)

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Two old friends, both of the show and of each other: We chat with each separately, and in special blog-only bonus audio (below), we squash a long-simmering feud between them regarding cat care and a series of vicious attack ads.

Jonathan Coulton is a comic singer-songwriter. For a year, he wrote and released (free) a new song every single week. Some, like "Code Monkey," which he performs on the show, have become internet phenomena. Enjoy free downloads of his three musical performances below.

John Hodgman is the author of "The Areas of My Expertise," a compendium of entirely fabricated facts, history and trivia. For many years, Hodgman was a literary agent, and counted among his clients the B-movie star Bruce Campbell. Today, he's best known for portraying the PC in the Mac-Vs.-PC advertisements for Apple, and for his regular appearances on the Daily Show.

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Blog-Only Bonus Audio:

Bonus: Hodgman Vs. Coulton


Bonus: Hodgman on Dungeons & Dragons


Incidental Music by DJW

Download Jonathan Coulton's Musical Performances:
Code Monkey / Lyrics
You Ruined Everything / Lyrics
The Future Soon / Lyrics

You might also like these past TSOYA episodes:
"All World Knowledge" with John Hodgman and Fred Rees: MP3
"On the Road" with John Hodgman and Henry Rollins: MP3
"ComedyCopia" with a song from Jonathan Coulton
"Joketacular" with a song from Jonathan Coulton

Mark Duplass, Actor and Filmmaker (FX's The League, Cyrus, The Puffy Chair): Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Mark Duplass is an actor and filmmaker. He stars in the F/X comedy The League, and with his brother Jay has made several films including Baghead and The Puffy Chair (in which Mark also starred). Their new film, Cyrus, stars John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, Catherine Keener and Marisa Tomei, and premiers at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The League's season finale airs Thursday, December 10th on F/X, and the full series can be viewed on Hulu.

Jordan Ranks America: The Sound of Young America

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Jordan Morris ranks America in his own inimitable way.

TSOYA Classics: Grind Time (October 6th, 2006)

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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.

Grammy-winning rapper Killer Mike is a native of Adamsville, Georgia, outside of Atlanta. Since debuting on the Outkast single "The Whole World" in 2001, he has emerged from the shadow of his legendary mentors, combining a ferocious delivery with lyrical density in a manner reminiscent of Ice Cube in his hey-day. He recently released "I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind," a two-CD "street album" with his crew, Grind Time Rap Gang.

Please note: we had a little phone trouble 2/3 of the way through and Mike had to go on speakerphone, apologies for any audio quality issues.



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Agent Todd on the Case

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Friend of the show and past guest Charlie Todd, founder of Improv Everywhere, wore his Sound of Young America t-shirt for the latest IE prank, Where's Rob. Above, a photo of Charlie, and below, the video of the prank.

Music Director Alex Patsavas : Interview on The Sound Of Young America

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Alexandra Patsavas has been been filling up your portable music device with the non-mainstream/indie rock music you love without you even knowing it.

She's mostly known for being the music supervisor for notable television series like The O.C, Grey's Anatomy, Gossip Girl & Mad Men as well as many films. We talk about her humble beginnings as a B-movie music supervisor, to her most recent venture as music director for the popular teen film The Twilight Saga: New Moon.