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Marc Maron, Stand Up Comic and Host of WTF: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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Marc Maron

Marc Maron is a podcast host and veteran stand up comic known for his frequently emotional and neurotic comedy. He's hosted several stand up specials and frequently appears as a guest on late night television, including a record number of appearances with Conan O'Brien.

Marc began his broadcast career by hosting Morning Sedition on the now-defunct progressive radio network Air America. He started hosting his podcast WTF with Marc Maron in 2009, interviewing fellow comedians about their careers, road stories, and occasionally delving deep into personal struggles.

Marc's new comedy album is called This Has to Be Funny.

Maron returns to The Sound to pick up where we left off in our last interview, discuss how things have turned around -- and talk about how a cynic deals with success.

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My Brother, My Brother and Me 77: The Hole Shebang

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Just one short week -- well, okay, one normal-sized week -- stands between us and Halloween. Are you ready, dear listeners? Have you assembled your costume? Planned your event calendar? Candied your corn? Don't worry if you've fallen behind; we've got some tips for the stragglers.

Suggested talking points: Halloween Prep, Pay it Forward, Gossip Boy, Dracula: The Gun, Nailfreak, Family Ties, Prince's Business, The Giamatti Test, Facekissbook

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Your News Update for October 2011 from Kasper Hauser

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The Kasper Hauser Comedy team brings you the hard hitting stories that the other guys won't. Probably because they weren't funny enough to make it up themselves. Whatever the case, brush up on all the news for October, 2011.

For more from Kasper Hauser, including their own comedy writing class in San Francisco, visit KasperHauser.com.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 38: Pepperoni Pauper

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Flynn and Helen are frequent guests of a particular pizzeria in Canada that offers free prize tickets on their pizza boxes. Flynn, Helen's boyfriend, goes to great lengths to find as many of these tickets as he can -- even rummaging through the trash to find discarded and unpeeled tickets. Helen finds this extremely embarrassing and feels that no slice of pie is worth the disgraceful effort of dumpster diving. Is Flynn's treasure hunt for free prizes an admirable quest? Is Helen's embarrassment of her boyfriend's trash digging ways justifiable? Only one man can decide!

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John Hodgman's new book of fake trivia and world knowledge, THAT IS ALL, can now be pre-ordered for its release on 11/1/11. To find out when he may be visiting a city near you, see Areas of My Expertise.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 187 - Warren Bates

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Warren Bates

Triple-threat Warren Bates joins us to talk about Wendy's, the Justin Bieber movie, and Circus Magazine.

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Rin Tin Tin with Susan Orlean: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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Susan Orlean

Bestselling nonfiction author and The New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean talks to us about the fascinating life of the iconic screen star, Rin Tin Tin.

Rin Tin Tin went from being an abandoned puppy in a bombed-out dog kennel to being one of the best-recognized and best-loved dogs in recent history. His owner Lee Duncan devoted his life to showing the world the fantastic stunts his dog could do, including jumping 12-foot fences and climbing trees. Rin Tin Tin became "The Wonder Dog" and a star of the silver (and later, television) screen.

Susan's new book, Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend, is not merely a biography of the dogs that took on the mantle of Rin Tin Tin, but an exploration of what our relationships with dogs have to come mean in the past hundred years.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 196: Bird Play With Elizabeth Laime

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Elizabeth Laime

Elizabeth Laime from the Totally Laime podcast joins us to talk about unemployment, astrology retreats and snake-like sexuality.
Also, Jordan Morris needs your help in this weeks edition of 'Action Items'. What path of trans-formative enlightenment should he take after the final taping of his show on Fuel TV in December? All that and more!

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My Brother, My Brother and Me 76: Food Versus Man

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We'd like to take some time in this episode to apologize for all the straight-up erroneous garbage we've spouted in our previous dispatches. Of course, our apologies aren't comprehensive -- that would take the full hour -- but we come as close as we can manage.

Suggested talking points: Fill in the Gaga, Raspberry Fizzlespritz, Choddler Boyfriend, Genuine Bieber Fur, Toker Grace, Sad Libs Two, Manicurious, Skittlenips, Frank Lloyd Dirty Boi, Ghostly Doorknob

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Culture: AV Club Picks Fall TV on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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Todd VanDerWerff
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Erik Adams

The Fall TV season is fully underway and although there have been a few misses there's no shortage of good if not great programming. The Onion's AV Club TV Editor Todd VanDerWerff and Assistant Editor Erik Adams give the run down.

  • Homeland-Sundays on Showtime 10PM ET/PT:A CIA drama with a female anti-hero, chronicles the often wonky politics of working for the CIA.
  • 2 Broke Girls-Mondays on CBS 8:30/7:30c: Two girls in their twenties sitcom, different backgrounds collide while working at the same restaurant.
  • American Horror Story-Wednesdays on FX 10/9c: Family moves into a haunted house. From the creators of Glee.
  • Up All Night-Wednesdays on NBC 8/7c: New parents work out the kinks while Will Arnett's character is a stay at home dad. Also starring Maya Rudolph.
  • The New Girl - Tuesdays on FOX 9/8c: Zooey Deschanel stars as a girl getting over a surprise breakup, and shows off her physical comedy skills.
  • Pan Am-Sundays on NBC 10/9c Period drama surrounding the world famous airline, focusing on the pilots and stewardesses of the jet-set era.
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    Judge John Hodgman Episode 37: Panta-lunacy

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    Judge John Hodgman Episode 37: Panta-lunacy

    In today’s case, the court will decide the statute of limitations and proper etiquette of the lost-and-found box. Seth and Stephen are both friends and colleagues currently performing together in a play on Broadway. During their rehearsal time, Seth noticed a pair of linen trousers retired to the lost-and-found box for four months. When he finally decides the fate of the pants should be covering Seth’s legs and not the wasting away in the lost-and-found, Stephen raised a claim the pants were in fact his and should be returned to the rightful owner.
    Is there a set precedence for the lost-and-found box? Finders Keepers? Losers Weepers? We’ll find out!

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    John Hodgman's new book of fake trivia and world knowledge, THAT IS ALL, can now be pre-ordered for its release on 11/1/11. To find out when he may be visiting a city near you, see Areas of My Expertise.

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