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.
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.
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.
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.
In this TSOYA Classic, Jesse talks with Jon Beckerman and Rob Burnett, creators of the "The Knights of Prosperity." The series follows a crew of working-class heroes as they attempt to rob Mick Jagger's luxurious penthouse. Beckerman and Burnett are veterans of David Letterman's Worldwide Pants production company, where they also developed the cult favorite dramedy "Ed."
This is The Sound of Young America Holiday Special 2006. Get a taste of the Maximum Fun holiday spirit with this podcast!
Mike Birbiglia talks to Jesse about his hilarious blog "My Secret Public Journal," and about his hilarious new year's resolutions. Birbiglia is a regular contributor on This American Life. His new book, Sleepwalk with Me, is out now.
Then, sketch comedy group Kasper Hauser talks to Jesse about Sky Maul, a book they published parodying the Sky Mall catalogs found in planes.
Maximum Fun favorite Paul Feig joins Jesse to talk about working with child actors in his holiday film Unaccompanied Minors and in his past work on Freaks and Geeks. Feig has also worked on Arrested Development, Bored to Death, and Mad Men. Also, be sure to check out Jesse's interview with Feig on Put This On.