Coyle and Sharpe

Jim Coyle and Mal Sharpe roamed the streets of San Francisco in the early 1960s, performing bizarre pranks and put-ons. This podcast is drawn from their extensive archives, originally recorded for KGO radio and Warner Brothers Records more than 40 years ago, and preserved by Mal's daughter, Jennifer Sharpe. More About Coyle & Sharpe

Destination DIY January 2014 - DIY Kids

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Imagine a co-ed version of Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts for the digital age — one where kids get to make up their own rules. That’s DIY.org. Their motto is: Get Skills. Be Awesome. And they have badges like Instrument Maker, Circuit Bender, Backyard Farmer, and about 100 others. Kids can complete activities called "challenges" to get a badge (also called a "patch"). They upload pictures and videos of their creative projects and share them on the site, but they often have to step away from the screen to complete the challenges.

And, in some places, kids and parents are getting together in person to work on their projects together. That’s what the PDX DIY Club is all about:

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Destination DIY - Salty & Sweet

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Andrea Leggitt cranks out clever mobiles and other laser cut goods for her company, saltyandsweet design, based at ADX, a maker space in SE Portland. Her life and her creative focus changed when she got some unexpected news shortly after she graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in industrial design.


Photo by Kris Regentin


The Ministry of Silly Walks mobile and many other laser cut items are available through the saltyandsweet Etsy store.

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Coyle & Sharpe Salute with Mal Sharpe & Friends Live at SF Sketchfest

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Date: 
02/09/2014 - 16:00 - 17:00
City: 
San Francisco
Venue Name: 
Eureka Theatre - 215 Jackson Street

Coyle & Sharpe Salute with Mal Sharpe & Friends - Salute to Coyle & Sharpe: An Afternoon with Mal Sharpe and special guests Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, James Reichmuth and host Jesse Thorn.

SF Sketchfest presents a special salute to highly influential Bay Area legends Coyle & Sharpe, the early masters of street pranks and puts-ons. Using hidden microphones, they clandestinely recorded their bizarre encounters with unsuspecting citizens on the streets of San Francisco in the 1960’s. A panel of comedians including the Upright Citizens Brigade's Matt Besser and Matt Walsh, Kasper Hauser's James Reichmuth, and emcee Jesse Thorn from Bullseye, will pay homage to surviving member Mal Sharpe, who will appear in person and share clips from his personal archive of material.

Sunday, February 9th at 4pm at the Eureka Theater (215 Jackson Street).
More info on SF Sketchfest -- http://sfsketchfest.com
And buy your tickets here -- http://bit.ly/1gmUcHI

One Hundred Episodes of Coyle & Sharpe!

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After nearly four years and 100 episodes, we've brought the Coyle & Sharpe: The Imposters podcast to a close. We really just ran out of A-list material in the archive.

It's been an honor to be the custodian of all this amazing content, and share this stuff that I think is some of the funniest audio ever put on tape with a new generation. I know Mal feels exceptionally proud, as well, that the response to this material has been so strong and so sustained.

I hope folks will continue to download the show - the archive of 100 amazing episodes isn't going anywhere - but there won't be any new episodes.

So on behalf of Mal and his daughter Jennifer, as well as myself, THANK YOU!

Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Episode 100: Everyone Has a Price

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Welcome to season two of Coyle & Sharpe: The Imposters! In the early 1960s, James P. Coyle and Mal Sharpe roamed the streets of San Francisco, microphone in hand, roping strangers into bizarre schemes and surreal stunts. These original recordings are from the Sharpe family archive, which is tended by Mal's daughter, Jennifer Sharpe. You can learn more about Coyle & Sharpe on their website or on MySpace. Their recent box set is These 2 Men Are Imposters.

On this episode: Coyle & Sharpe simply want to know how much your children are worth to you.

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Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Episode 99: Big Heads

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Coyle & Sharpe ponder the implications of the newest breakthrough in cranial expansion.

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Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Episode 98: Housing Harry Kodiak

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Welcome to season two of Coyle & Sharpe: The Imposters! In the early 1960s, James P. Coyle and Mal Sharpe roamed the streets of San Francisco, microphone in hand, roping strangers into bizarre schemes and surreal stunts. These original recordings are from the Sharpe family archive, which is tended by Mal's daughter, Jennifer Sharpe. You can learn more about Coyle & Sharpe on their website or on MySpace. Their recent box set is These 2 Men Are Imposters.

On this episode: Coyle & Sharpe ask if anyone is willing to shelter Harry Kodiak and his family. By the way, Harry is a Kodiak.

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Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Episode 97: Thick Head of Wheat

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Welcome to season two of Coyle & Sharpe: The Imposters! In the early 1960s, James P. Coyle and Mal Sharpe roamed the streets of San Francisco, microphone in hand, roping strangers into bizarre schemes and surreal stunts. These original recordings are from the Sharpe family archive, which is tended by Mal's daughter, Jennifer Sharpe. You can learn more about Coyle & Sharpe on their website or on MySpace. Their recent box set is These 2 Men Are Imposters.

On this episode: Coyle & Sharpe believe that it never hurts to have too much wheat, even if it grows on your head.

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Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Episode 96: Inter Protoplasm Flow

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Welcome to season two of Coyle & Sharpe: The Imposters! In the early 1960s, James P. Coyle and Mal Sharpe roamed the streets of San Francisco, microphone in hand, roping strangers into bizarre schemes and surreal stunts. These original recordings are from the Sharpe family archive, which is tended by Mal's daughter, Jennifer Sharpe. You can learn more about Coyle & Sharpe on their website or on MySpace. Their recent box set is These 2 Men Are Imposters.

On this episode: Coyle & Sharpe want you to exchange innards with another person. Relax, it's only for fun.

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Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Episode 95: Tree Killer

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Welcome to season two of Coyle & Sharpe: The Imposters! In the early 1960s, James P. Coyle and Mal Sharpe roamed the streets of San Francisco, microphone in hand, roping strangers into bizarre schemes and surreal stunts. These original recordings are from the Sharpe family archive, which is tended by Mal's daughter, Jennifer Sharpe. You can learn more about Coyle & Sharpe on their website or on MySpace. Their recent box set is These 2 Men Are Imposters.

On this episode: Coyle & Sharpe investigate the dastardly case of the tree killer.

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