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MaxFunCon Podcast Ep. 8: Al Madrigal

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Al Madrigal is a super guy. He's hilarious, for one: You've probably seen him on Conan or on Craig Ferguson, and he was the Jury Award winner for Best Stand-Up Comedian at the Aspen Comedy Arts Festival.

We've actually known Al since our college radio show days... and even then he was always helpful, friendly and all-around awesome. And that is the kind of folks we want to surround ourselves with at MaxFunCon. He was recently a guest on Jordan, Jesse Go! - head over to the MaxFunCon site for a sneak of his standup as "Smiling Al Madrigal" at MaxfunCon. You can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

TSOYA: The AV Club 2010 DVD Recommendations

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Tasha Robinson
Guests: 
Nathan Rabin

Our pals from the AV Club: Nathan Rabin & Tasha Robinson join Jesse to recommend a few great films which are new to DVD.
Tasha's picks were the scifi tale Moon starring Sam Rockwell, and the drama/thriller Julia starring Tilda Swinton. Nathan's picks were the dark comedies: World's Greatest Dad Bobcat Goldthwait's newest film, and Extract which is Mike judge's newest film.

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TSOYA Classics: Entertaining with Amy Sedaris and Jimmy Carr (November 11th, 2006)

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On this week's show, we entertain two wonderful (and entertaining) guests.
Jimmy Carr is one of the UK's most popular standup comics. Here in the US, he's hosted the game show Distraction on Comedy Central and appeared on Late Night and The Tonight Show. His new book, written with his long-time friend Lucy Greeves, is "Only Joking: What's So Funny About Making People Laugh?

Then we talk with Amy Sedaris.
She's a rabbit lover and taxidermied squirrel owner, as well as the author of "I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence." The book provides domestic advice of many types, ranging from recipes to costumes to how to make fake food out of felt.

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Podcast: The College Years: God Bless America

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Guests: 
Patton Oswalt
Guests: 
Kenneth C. Davis

The College Years is a look deep into the vaults of The Sound of Young America. Take a journey with us every week as we post a new program or two from our salad days.

Today's Theme: God Bless America! Brian "Back In Business" Lane & "The Non-Threatening Negro" Nick Adams join Jesse in today's TSOYA while Jordan Morris is away.

Historian Kenneth C. Davis wants to recruit you into History Nerdom. He explains how fireworks came to be a thing that happens on the 4th of July and about how awesome but kind of a jerk Benjamin Franklin was.
His book is called Don't Know Much About History: Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned (he now has a whole series of books about things you wish you'd learned in school)

Also: Our pal actor & comedian Patton Oswalt talks about his first comedy album: Feelin' Kinda Patton, & about standup being the goal itself and not just the vehicle to getting elsewhere.


PLUS- Mr. Peabody's Way-Back Joke Machine Presents:
Standup comedy by "The Jazz Comedian" Franklyn Ajaye.

Franklyn Ajaye - Celibacy
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Legendary Cartoonist Gahan Wilson: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Gahan Wilson

Gahan Wilson is perhaps America's most legendary cartoonist. For more than 50 years, his distinctively twisted single-panel cartoons have appeared in magazines like Playboy and The New Yorker. His work often follows in the footsteps of his mentor Charles Addams, but in contrast to Addams' Victorian sensibility, Wilson's take on the macabre is loopy and anarchistic. Fantagraphics Books has just released an anthology of Wilson's 50 years of Playboy cartoons.

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Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Episode 81: Edges

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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 discuss just how important "edges" are.

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Jane Espenson, "Caprica" Executive Producer: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Jane Espenson

Jane Espenson (above right) is a television writer and the executive producer of "Caprica," a new series set in the Battlestar Galactica universe. She's also been a writer on shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Gilmore Girls and even Ellen. She started her career as a linguist at UC Berkeley, research assistant to the eminent George Lakoff. She tells us about how submitting a spec script for Star Trek: The Next Generation was her big break, and how she navigates the waters of half-hour comedy and hour-long dramas. "Caprica" is a prequel to the rebooted (and critically acclaimed) Battlestar Galactica, and touches on classic sci-fi themes with a focus on family relationships. The show stars Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales (above left) and Allessandra Torresani.

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Elna Baker, comedian and author of "The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance": Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Elna Baker

Elna Baker is a New York-based comedian and writer. Her memoir, "The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance," is about her struggle growing up in the Mormon faith, and living as a practicing Mormon in bohemian New York City. She struggles with her weight, her faith, and her virginity as she balances an artistic temperament with a longing to live a traditional Mormon lifestyle.

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MaxFunCon Podcast Ep. 7: Jonathan Coulton

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Jonathan Coulton returns to perform at MaxFunCon after touring his new DVD/CD combo of live performances, it's called: BEST. CONCERT. EVER. If you've never heard his songs before then seriously: get ready to have a new favorite person in your life.

Jump over to Maxfuncon.com to grab it or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Podcast: The College Years: Come Fly With Me!

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Guests: 
Jasper Redd
Guests: 
W. Kamau Bell

The College Years is a look deep into the vaults of The Sound of Young America. Take a journey with us every week as we post a new program or two from our salad days.

Today's Theme: Come Fly With Me!

Comedians Jasper Redd & W. Kamau Bell on the show, PLUS a contest to win a chance to fly with Jesse on a WW2 Red Baron Pizza biplane!

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