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Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Episode 89: Beware of South American Cruises

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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 ask the tough questions. Like what would you do if you found yourself mixed up with a travel scam/human trafficking operation?

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Colson Whitehead, Author of Sag Harbor: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead is one of America's most acclaimed novelists. He was the recipient of a MacArthur "genius" grant for his fiction, which includes Apex Hides the Hurt and John Henry Days. His latest novel is Sag Harbor, about the African American beach enclave.

We talk with Whitehead about why he chose to write a coming-of-age novel without any grand revelations - no bodies found in caves, no one hit by cars. We also chat about why he made such a firm turn away from high-concept fiction towards unassuming naturalism, and how he overcame his fear of teenagers and his own teenage years.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 122 - Alicia Tobin

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Alicia Tobin

Comedian Alicia Tobin returns to talk about butchers, Pig Pen, and how drugs are made (we have no idea). Then we play Fake Band/Real Band.

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Jazz and Soul Singer Jose James: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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Jose James

Jose James is an acclaimed jazz and soul singer. He has two new albums - a forward-looking, genre-hopping record called Blackmagic and a collection of piano-and-vocals standards called For All We Know. The former features collaborations with producers like Moodymann and Flying Lotus. The latter features duets with the Belgian pianist Jef Neve. James, a native of Minneapolis, lives in London, and has been championed by the influential English DJ Gilles Peterson. He talks with us about the connection between jazz and hip-hop, what one learns in jazz school, and returning to standards after years singing more contemporary fare.

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Comedy: Superego's "My Baby Dreamer" on The Sound of Young America

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Superego

My Baby Dreamer is the world's sleepiest child toy. Perfect for grownups, children and everyone in between. Brought to you by the good people at Superego.

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Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Episode 88: Whirpools

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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 propose a unique way to revitalize the waterfront.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 138: Morgy with Martin Starr

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Martin Starr

Martin Starr joins Jordan and Jesse to discuss the demise of his show Party Down, favorite restaurants, secret sex parties and more.

Action Items:
* What is the dumbest lyric in a song you genuinely love?
* Ever been too serious about board games to disasterous effect? Have any strategies for Jesse?

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 121

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No guest this week as we badmouth hippies, talk about our favourite things, and play a round of Don't Get Me Started.

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Dan Clowes, Comic Artist, "Wilson": Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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Dan Clowes

Dan Clowes is the author of numerous acclaimed comics. His works include Ghost World, Art School Confidential and the latest, Wilson.

Wilson is the story of a middle-aged man who has lived his life in an effort to avoid social relationships, only to realize that time is running out to build a family.

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Mark Frauenfelder, Founder of BoingBoing and Author of Made By Hand: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of the seminal zine and blog BoingBoing, the editor of Make Magazine, and the author of the new book Made By Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throw-Away World, about the pleasure of making things yourself.​

In 2003, Frauenfelder, his wife and two small children moved to a remote island in the South Pacific. They hoped to escape modern life, but they found that they were instead isolated and beset by health problems. When they returned, four and a half months later, Frauenfelder considered what he really enjoyed about his trip, and realized it was working with his daughter on the laborious process of preparing coconuts to be eaten. He resolved to make more.

In Made By Hand, he writes about the movement towards "making," and about his own efforts. He got rid of his lawn to plant food, started whittling his own spoons and making cigar-box ukeleles, among other activities. He found that what he was looking for when he moved to the South Pacific was available to him right in Southern California.

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