I'm proud that Mashable has featured TSOYA as an example of how community arts organizations can and should use social media.
Here's what Emily Goligowski wrote:
The culture show The Sound of Young America has gained traction and donations by finding low cost ways to promote “a radio show about things that are awesome” and secured a national syndication deal with Public Radio International in the process. What began with an interview show that Jesse Thorn produced in his college dorm room has grown into a set of MaximumFun.org forums, podcasts recorded at comedy festivals around the country, and a lighthearted blog. The burgeoning content network still maintains Thorn’s personality and authenticity (as evidenced by Tweets (@youngamerican) that were among the most introspective upon Michael Jackson’s death) in ways that many online self-promoters lose in building their brands.
You can read the whole article here for more organizations using social media in cool ways.
The great @Nerdist rocking some fly gear on G4's Attack of the Show.
Don't miss Web Soup Sundays at 9PM.
Or at least I was discussed. Briefly.
Thanks for the heads-up to Rob Corddry and Paul Scheer, and for the audio to Robin Linn
I had a great time visiting with Dave Chen on the /Filmcast, a very high quality film discussion show.
I talked a lot (a lot!) about The Hangover, a movie I really enjoyed. You can listen to the show here; the Hangover review, in which I'm featured, starts an hour and five minutes in.
Rob Baedeker of Kasper Hauser is also a columnist for SFGate.com, the website of the San Francisco Chronicle. In his column, Money Tales, he writes about how people's lives and people's money interact. When we held our pledge drive, he asked if he could write a bit about how I've pieced together a living from what amounts to my college radio show.
Of course, in the space of half a dozen or so paragraphs, I manage to claim to be "vicious like the wolverine" and to reject the bedrock principles of capitalism by saying "I look at the marketplace and say, 'Ugh, people want that?"
In other words: I have to learn to be less quotable.
That said, it's a really lovely article, and can be read here.
Jimmy Pardo and Matt Belknap, the host and producer of the show, will be guests on The Sound of Young America in a few weeks. Jimmy was a guest a few years ago, shortly after he and Matt launched the show.
Above are the first 20 or so minutes of the show, which are free. If you subscribe ($20 well spent), you can get the full episode and for a further five bucks, the video.
Thanks to the good folks from TV Guide for including The Sound of Young America in a recent "Hot List" in the magazine.
Here's what they wrote:
Jenna Fischer Talks
Before Pam Beesly and Jim Halpert were "PB&J," Jenna Fischer was a struggling starlet. Listen as she hilariously recounts her story from St. Louis kid to Hollywood pro on NPR's [sic] "The Sound of Young America." There's Office scoop galore, too, and fun facts, like why she and John Krasinski are "career soul mates." Call it "JF&J."
Of course, I barely think of myself as a journalist -- pseudo-journalist and entertainer seem like better fits -- but I've carved my own corner of the media world the hard way, so I was glad to share some of what I've learned.
As if you needed proof that Jenna was a Super Nice Lady, not to mention a Class Act, she posted our interview on her (totally fascinating) MySpace blog this week, and included this ringing endorsement: