podcast

TSOYA Classics: David Koechner and Dave "Gruber" Allen (January 12, 2007)

| 0 comments

This TSOYA Classic features David Koechner and Dave "Gruber" Allen. Separately, Koechner has worked on Saturday Night Live and in films like "Anchorman" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby." And Allen has worked on "Freaks and Geeks" and the cartoon sitcom "King of the Hill."

Together, they spent years honing "The Naked Trucker & T-Bones Show," a live stage variety show in which Koechner plays T-Bones, a demented redneck con-artist, and Allen plays The Naked Trucker, a trucker without any clothes on. The stage show was later adapted into television series on Comedy Central.

Jesse talked with Koechner and Allen about their long partnership and the show.

Listen Now

Subscribe to TSOYA Classics: iTunes / Feed

Stop Podcasting Yourself 147 - Phil Hanley

| 6 comments
Guests: 
Phil Hanley

Comedian Phil Hanley drops by to talk breakups, chocolate, and Man Vs. Food. Then we stuntcast Police Academy.

Download episode 147 here. (right-click)

Brought to you by: (click here for the full list of sponsors)

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Judge John Hodgman Episode 9: The Parenthetical Petition

| 0 comments

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.

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Lynda Barry, author of Picture This and What It Is: Interview on The Sound of Young America

| 2 comments
Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Lynda Barry

Lynda Barry is a legendary comic strip author whose Ernie Pook's Comeek has run for many years in alternative newspapers around the country. Her two most recent books, What It Is and Picture This are about writing and creating art, respectively. The former won an Eisner Award, comics' most prestigious prize. The books take the form of a notebook, filled with text, collage and drawings. The content is based on a series of seminars Barry has taught on getting creative work done. In our interview, Barry talks with Jesse about activating the brain and the benefit of doing creative work that doesn't need to fall into the dichotomy of beautiful/not beautiful, good art/not good art, or being productive/being nonproductive.

JESSE THORN: It’s The Sound of Young America, I’m Jesse Thorn. My guest on the program is Lynda Barry. She’s one of the nation’s most accomplished comics artists, graphic novelists, comic strip writers, artists, etc. etc. Her comics have run in alternative newspapers across the country for many, many, many years and more recently she’s turned much of her time towards writing longer works. Her book of just a couple of years ago, What It Is, was about the process of writing, and her latest, Picture This, is about the process of making art. They’re beautiful multimedia comics collage works that, as I said, are about process.

Lynda Barry, welcome to The Sound of Young America.

LYNDA BARRY: I’m delighted to be here.

Click Here for a Full Transcript.

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Stop Podcasting Yourself 146 - Conor Holler

| 1 comment
Guests: 
Conor Holler

Comedian Conor Holler returns to talk lycanthropes, Christmas donkeys, and male burlesque. Then we get some drunk dials.

Download episode 146 here. (right-click)

Brought to you by: (click here for the full list of sponsors)

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

TSOYA Classics: Jamie Hewlett (January 9, 2007)

| 0 comments

Jamie Hewlett is the award-winning artist behind the world's most popular cartoon band, The Gorillaz. Before he created The Gorillaz with his then-flatmate Damon Albarn, he created the seminal punk-rock comic Tank Girl.

The Gorillaz website is currently in the holiday spirit, and features an advent calendar featuring some of Hewlett's art.

Listen Now

Subscribe to TSOYA Classics: iTunes / Feed

Stop Podcasting Yourself 145 - Abby Campbell

| 3 comments
Guests: 
Abby Campbell

The wonderful Abby Campbell returns for our Christmas episode to talk getting engaged, Dave's dreams, and Swiss cheese dishes. Then Emmett Hall and Chris Gauthier stop by to perform a Christmas pageant.

Download episode 145 here. (right-click)

Brought to you by: (click here for the full list of sponsors)

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Judge John Hodgman Ep. 8: To Tree or Not to Tree

| 0 comments

This week's case, To Tree or Not to Tree.

Jason and Brandi disagree: Jason believes that Christmas decorations should not be put up before Christmas Eve, keeping the spirit of Advent. Brandi argues that they should go up in the first week of December, so that the decorations may be enjoyed longer. Only one man can settle the dispute.

To listen to this week's Judge John Hodgman podcast, subscribe in iTunes or using this feed.


Download Directly (MP3)

Discuss the ruling on our forum here.

TSOYA Classics: Burn to Shine with Brendan Canty (January 5, 2007)

| 0 comments

In this edition of TSOYA Classics, Jesse talks with Brendan Canty, the drummer of legendary punk rock band Fugazi. Brendan has also made a name for himself as a record and film producer. Jesse talks to Brendan about his high concept music DVD series "Burn to Shine." Each DVD features a group of bands representing a regional rock scene, each of which play a song in a house that's slated to be burned down by the fire department. Brendan says he hopes each DVD captures a moment in the music scene of a certain place.

Here is a preview of Burn to Shine, Vol. 5: Seattle, WA featuring Eddie Vedder, Harvey Danger, Benjamin Gibbard, and Minus the Bear:

Jesse also talks with Brendan about what it feels like making a new career after 17 years with Fugazi, and about being a rock & roll dad.

You can find more of Brendan's film work at TrixieFilm.com, which includes more from the Burn to Shine series, and projects with Wilco, Death Cab for Cutie, Deerhoof, The Black Keys, Pearl Jam and many others.

Listen Now

Subscribe to TSOYA Classics: iTunes / Feed

Judge John Hodgman Ep. 7: The Lion's Den

| 3 comments

This week, the case of The Lion's Den.

Greg and Shannon disagree: is their extra room a den? A dispute over room name definitions spirals into a dispute about the underpinnings of all male-female marriages. Only one man can settle it.

To listen to this week's Judge John Hodgman podcast, subscribe in iTunes or using this feed.


Download Directly (MP3)

Discuss the ruling on our forum here.

Syndicate content