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Podcast: Brian Coleman on Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies

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Like a lot of music nerds, Brian Coleman is into liner notes. Unlike a lot of music nerds, however, Brian's chosen genre (hip-hop) rarely provides them. Instead of whining about it, Brian wrote "Check the Technique." The book records the oral history of the great albums of hip-hop's golden era, from "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back" to "Life Is... Too $hort." Coleman calls this history "the invisible liner notes."

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Podcast: Jordan, Jesse GO!: Ep 34: Big News

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On this week's program, Jesse returns, and we're joined by comedian Jonah Ray. We talk about getting free stuff, big announcements and much more.

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Podcast: TSOYA Classic: Potpourri with Paula Poundstone

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We continue our journey into The Sound of Young America's vast audio archive with this program from The Sound of Young America Classics.

Our guest this week is standup veteran Paula Poundstone. We talk with Paula about, among other things, Santa Cruz, parenting, bankruptcy law, and the mad world we live in.

We've also got "Would You Rather?" with Jordan Morris and Big Time Gene O'Neill, and "Hang It Up/ Keep It Up".

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Podcast: Comedy: Oh You and Your Bone Spurs "Cineastes"

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Comedy from LA sketch group "Oh, You and Your Bone Spurs."

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It's here! The Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast!

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It's here, folks. I predict rip-roaring success for the newest production of maximumfun.org: The Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast. Subscribe now!

Here's what you get:

A five-minute-or-so weekly audio sketch or comedy bit.

A weekly sample page from Kasper Hauser's new book, "SkyMaul: Happy Crap You Can Buy From a Plane." (as endorsed by George Saunders, Patton Oswalt, Fred Willard, John Hodgman, Dave Barry, David Foster Wallace and more!)

Plus videos every couple weeks...

iTunes tells us they're going to feature the show in their "New Releases" section starting Wednesday... let's get a head start! Subscribe, then review the show!3

For those who don't use iTunes, here's the feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/kasperhauser

This week's show features a favorite, originally heard on The Sound of Young America: Phone Call to the 14th Century. We'll have never-before-heard stuff in the coming weeks.
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Podcast: TSOYA Classic: The Nucular Option

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We continue our journey into The Sound of Young America's vast audio archive with this program from The Sound of Young America Classics.

Our first guest is Stanford University linguistics expert and frequent NPR contributer Geoffrey Nunberg. We talk to Geoffrey about his book Going Nucular and all sorts of heady linguistic things.

Then we talk with Michael Showalter, David Wain, and Michael Ian Black, members of the bizarre comic trio Stella - just before their Comedy Central program of the same name debuted.

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Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe: Ep. 16: Vocal Projection

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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. Today, their humor is a cultural touchstone for artists as varied as Henry Rollins and The Upright Citizens Brigade.

These 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.

This week, Coyle & Sharpe introduce a brand new, cutting-edge vocal technique. This is downright silly and ridiculous. Bonus: The "mark" sounds a lot like The Dude.

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Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe, Ep. 17: Run Over My Hand.

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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. Today, their humor is a cultural touchstone for artists as varied as Henry Rollins and The Upright Citizens Brigade.

These 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.

This week, Coyle & Sharpe try to convince a man to run them over. It soon becomes clear that he'll have none of it.

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Podcast: Tearing Down the Wall of Sound: Mick Brown on Phil Spector

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Before he was an alleged murderer, Phil Spector was a mad genius of pop music. His productions, marked by a style known as "the wall of sound," bridged the gap between Elvis and The Beatles. His first hit song, "To Know Him is to Love Him" was as a performer, but he quickly transitioned into production, producing hit records for artists like Darlene Love and the Ronnettes. Even after his career crested in the early 60s, he produced seminal records for John Lennon and The Ramones. Mick Brown was the last journalist to interview the reclusive super-producer before the night in 2003 when he allegedly killed a young actress. His new book, "Tearing Down the Wall of Sound: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector," documents Spector's life.

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Podcast: Jordan, Jesse, Go!: Ep. 33: Jordan and Gene

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Gene sits in for Jesse while he's camping in the mountains.

Introduction
Gene and Jordan talk about how unqualified they are to be running this week's podcast. One thing is made clear: This is sure to be the "drinkiest" JJGo ever.

Career Choices


Jordan and Gene discuss their dream jobs and backup plans.
Moving Pictures


This week on Jordan Went to the Movies: The Simpsons, The Ten, and a preview of the forthcoming Shoot 'Em Up. Bonus: More discussion of Live Free or Die Hard.
Pets, etc.


The urge to kill the easily killable, why babies and pets don't mix, the joys of unemployment, and Jordan's dad.
Baseball


This week's Forced Discussion of Current Events: Barry Bonds!

Zoo Animal Showdown!
Giraffe Vs. Capybara


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Next Match-up:
Penguin Vs. Python

Are Penguins played out? Is Python too promiscuous? Weigh in TODAY!
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Show Verdict: C-


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