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Mike Sacks, author of "And Here's the Kicker": Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Mike Sacks is the author of And Here's the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers on their Craft. Sacks is a writer for Vanity Fair magazine. The book features interviews with writers like Jack Handey, Buck Henry, George Meyer, David Sedaris, Harold Ramis and many others.

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Just as it appears on the radio...

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If you're a monthly donor, you can listen to the podcast of The Sound of Young America just as it appears on the radio. Intros, outros, music. Also, higher bitrate MP3s.

The standard feed sometimes includes some interview material that doesn't fit in the radio show, but the radio version sometimes includes a comedy bit or commentary that doesn't make it on the podcast. And there's an episode every week (including occaisional re-runs).

If you want to listen to the show as it appears on the radio, and you're a monthly donor to MaximumFun.org, email me and I'll give you the feed address.

Brent Weinbach Interview: The Sound of Young America

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Brent Weinbach is a comedian from San Francisco, whose unique style has ingratiated him to some, and had the opposite effect on others. One CBS executive banned him from the Late Late Show on the grounds that he was "too weird." His new CD, available September 15th, is "The Night Shift."

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Al Madrigal Interview: The Sound of Young America

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Al Madrigal is a comedian and actor. He's been a regular on numerous network television shows, but his hallmark is his standup. We talk with Al about his new CD, called Half Breed, and about his old job -- firing people.

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McSweeney's Recommends The Sound of Young America

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The good people at McSweeney's, a little literary journal you may have heard of, have seen fit to Officially Recommend The Sound of Young America.

Here's what they wrote:

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This is the kind of show people listen to in a more perfect world. We feel better after an episode. The fact that we just found it and that they have an immense back catalog bodes well for everyone.

Thank you McSweeney's! Here's to you!

Jon Friedman Interview: The Sound of Young America

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Jon Friedman is a comedian, writer, and host of the The Rejection Show, New York City's live showcase of rejected work. His new book is Rejected: Tales of the Failed, Dumped and Cancelled. We'll hear about Friedman's early days screening unsolicited submissions for The New Yorker and Comedy Central, plus what it's like at his new gig blogging for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Rob Siegel Interview: The Sound of Young America

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Rob Siegel is a former editor for The Onion and penned last year's Mickey Rourke vehicle The Wrestler. He's just written and directed Big Fan, a dark film starring Patton Oswalt as man beaten up by his favorite player on the New York Giants. Siegel's characters seem to find fulfillment on the fringes of society -- listen in to find out why.

Chris Anderson Interview: The Sound of Young America

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Chris Anderson is editor-in-chief of WIRED and is also the author of Free: The Future of a Radical Price which explores how the price for delivering content is trending towards zero. We'll talk about the repercussions that is having on the creative industry and those whose job it is to create thoughts.

Greg Kot Interview: The Sound of Young America

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Greg Kot is the music critic at the Chicago Tribune, host of the public radio program Sound Opinions, and has written for the likes of Rolling Stone, Details, Blender, and Encyclopaedia Britannica among others. His new book is Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music. We'll talk about how the music industry got to where it is today, and what might be next.

Paul Rust Interview: The Sound of Young America

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Paul Rust has just made his big break starring in the teen romp I Love You Beth Cooper, but he's been a long time friend of the show and was named one of Variety's 10 Comics To Watch in 2008. Rust will talk about how the silliness of Pee-wee Herman remains a seminal influence and the best parts of working with a big time, earnest filmmaker like Chris Columbus.