Is it ever OK to clip your fingernails in public? Molly brings the case against her mom Susan. Molly says that Susan has a habit of clipping her fingernails at inappropriate times. Susan says she follows proper etiquette and tries to be discreet. Who's right? Who's wrong?
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Kevin insists that his best friend Ross abandon his daily routine and small-town life and visit him in the city once in awhile.
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Judge John Hodgman decides the case of a couple who disagree: do parentheses have a place in fiction?
Recorded live at The Talent Show in Brooklyn with guest bailiff Elna Baker.
Matt Berninger is the frontman of the Brooklyn rock band The National. Their latest release is High Violet. He talked with us about the bands roots, in Cincinnati, and about slowly developing the group from hobby to headliner.
JESSE THORN: It’s The Sound of Young America, I’m Jesse Thorn. My guest, Matt Berninger, is ten years or a little bit more into his rock and roll career with his band The National. They’ve gone from a tiny, independent label of which they were partly the boss to, with each passing record, a little bit more national renown. They’ve now made the transition from critic starlings to at least the indie mainstream’s darlings, and they’re continuing to grow. Their newest album is called High Violet. Let’s hear a little bit of one of the singles from the record, “Bloodbuzz Ohio.”
Matt Berninger, welcome to the Sound of Young America. It’s so great to have you on the show.
MATT BERNINGER: Thank you, thank you. I’m excited to be here.