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Stop Podcasting Yourself 142 - Peter Oldring

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Peter Oldring

Peter Oldring of This Is That joins us to talk crank calls, divas, and which Gyllenhaal is prettier.

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Judge John Hodgman Ep. 5: The Long-Necked Custody Battle

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This week, the case of the Long-Necked Custody Battle.

Best Friends Katie and Meghan went halfsies on a robotic giraffe while vacationing abroad. For years, it entertained friends in their shared college apartment. Now Meghan is headed for a PhD at Stanford, and Katie is staying home and pursuing an advanced degree in illustration. Each wants the other to have the giraffe, as comfort in challenging times. Is Jeffrey the Giraffe staying in Atlanta, or is he headed to Palo Alto. Only one man can decide.

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John Brandon, Novelist: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Show: 
Bullseye
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John Brandon

John Brandon is a novelist who was raised on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Citrus County is set in his home state and is his second novel, focusing on a teacher and two middle-schoolers who have their loneliness and status as outsiders in common. The book is part crime novel and part exploration of the adolescent pysche.

JESSE THORN: It’s The Sound of Young America, I’m Jesse thorn. My guest on the program is the novelist John Brandon. He’s a professor at Ol’ Miss University. His new book is called Citrus County. It’s set in Citrus County, Florida, which is simultaneously the northern and southern part of Florida; physically northern and culturally southern. Places where there are no beaches and people have not bothered to turn it into Orlando.

It’s the story of two middle schoolers and a middle school teacher, and a horrible crime, and basically the feeling of being lost in one’s life. Either as a very well justified adolescent or as a maybe slightly less justified almost 30 year old. John Brandon, welcome to the sound of young America.

JOHN BRANDON: Thanks a lot.

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Dr. Dog's Scott McMicken and Zach Miller on Shame, Shame and More: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Show: 
Bullseye
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Dr. Dog

Zach Miller and Scott McMicken are members of the Philadelphia band Dr. Dog. Their music synthesizes the sounds of the 1960s and 70s with contemporary influences, and they've built a major following over the past ten years. Their latest album is Shame, Shame.

JESSE THORN: It’s the sound of Young America, I’m Jesse Thorn. My guests are Scott McMicken and Zach Miller, members of the band Dr. Dog. They’re a lovely, friendly, happy feeling; although sometimes sad lyricized band from Philadelphia. Their new album is called Shame, Shame. Let’s hear one of the singles from the record, “Stranger.”
Scott, Zach, welcome to the Sound of Young America. It’s great to have you here.
ZACH MILLER: Thanks for having us, Jesse.
SCOTT McMICKEN: Thanks for having us.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 141 - Sunee Dhaliwal

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Sunee Dhaliwal

Comedian Sunee Dhaliwal joins us to talk basketball movies, mustaches, and Burlesque.

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TSOYA Classics: Live in New York, Part 2 (December 1st, 2006)

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This week's classic episode brings us part two of The Sound of Young America's first live on-stage show, recorded at The People's Improv Theater in New York City. You can find part one here. The show opens with a bang with comedy by Andres du Bouchet, who takes all the freshly-made bloodsuckers in the audience through New Vampire Orientation. If you aren't a vampire yet, bookmark this page so you can come back when you do need to be orientated on vampirism. New York sketch group Elephant Larry follows with more laughs, and then Jonathan Coulton sings songs. Also funny.

And finally, Jesse interviews novelist and journalist Kurt Andersen, host of PRI's Studio 360. They discuss Andersen's run at Spy Magazine, which he co-founded in 1986.


Thanks for going back in time with us today. Hope you enjoy the show.



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Ep. 154: Party Shirts with Jen Kirkman

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Jen Kirkman

Jen Kirkman joins Jesse and Jordan to discuss party shirts, dogs, babies and more!

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Matt Berninger of The National: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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Matt Berninger

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.

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Ep. 153: Danishes and Bear Claws with Neal Pollack

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Neal Pollack

Neal Pollack joins Jesse and Jordan to discuss yoga, yogis, bear claws, danishes, Danes and more. Neal Pollack's new book, Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude, is a hilarious look at how Pollack learned to love yoga. Danish teen intern Johannes also joins in on the fun.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 140 - Paul F. Tompkins

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Paul F. Tompkins

Famous comedian Paul F. Tompkins returns to talk knock-off toys, award shows, refugees, and bachelor parties.

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