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Culture: AV Club Picks for December 2011 on The Sound of Young America

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One of Tasha's picks: Director Miranda July's film The Future
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Bullseye
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Keith Phipps
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Tasha Robinson

Our friends from the AV Club join us to share their top picks for this month. Editor Keith Phipps and Associate Editor Tasha Robinson tell us what's good.

Tasha's Picks

Keith's Picks

Actor Patrick Warburton: Interview on The Sound Of Young America

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Bullseye
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Patrick Warburton

If you don't immediately recognize his name, you will undoubtedly know his voice. Patrick Warburton, at one point in the 80s and 90s, appeared in almost every popular television program running. From guest appearances on Northern Exposure and Murphy Brown to more regular characters on NewsRadio and Dave's World. His most popular character is arguably David Puddy on Seinfeld, whose persona he created in a read-through.

Patrick's style and on-screen persona literally cornered the market on the meat-headed wrench monkey and was even able to take this delivery to Disney as the character 'Kronk' in The Emperor's New Groove. The animation world would also use Patrick's unique and immediately recognizable voice in hit shows like Archer, Family Guy and The Venture Brothers.

Not a bad career span for someone who really, just wanted to surf Newport swells and maybe study marine-biology.

You can catch Patrick co-starring along with David Spade in the CBS Prime Time show Rules of Engagement, Thursdays at 8:30/ 7:30c. He's also the voice of the totally irreverent, totally inappropriate late night talk show host on Crackle's new series Effin with Tonight.

Comedy: Rob Baedeker's Chemistry Lecture

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Bullseye

Rob Baedeker, from the comedy group Kasper Hauser, joins us to share the ground-breaking lecture he gave on the subject of chemistry, at the California Institute of Technology. Basically, any lecture ever given in the history of chemistry has been rolled into one. This one.

Judge John Hodgman Episode 40: The Abuse of Flower Power

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Julienne and Emily are neighbors, co-workers and romantically involved. They both have a live/work spaces set in urban surroundings that needed a little touch of flora.

Julienne wants to add the Mexican Daisy which she prefers because of its scent and simple beauty. Emily, not fond of the daisy or its odor at all, has refused to come over to Julienne's if the daisy is planted.

Will Julienne need to create a daisy-free habitat? Will Emily have to wake up and smell the flowers? It's the war of the roses that only one man can decide!

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John Hodgman's new book of fake trivia and world knowledge, THAT IS ALL, is now available in bookstores (that are still around) and online retailers. To find out when he may be visiting a city near you, see Areas of My Expertise.

Kate Beaton, Author of Hark! A Vagrant: Interview on The Sound Of Young America

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Beaton's self portrait.
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Bullseye
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Kate Beaton

Kate Beaton joins us on The Sound Of Young America to talk about her webcomic, Hark! a Vagrant. Her comic mines everything from Nancy Drew to obscure Canadian explorers for inspiration. Political figures and literary characters are re-imagined and skewered as petulant children, jaded superheroes and Victorian dude-watchers, accented by a very expressive drawing style.

We talk about building an audience online, Kate's own favorite comics and what gives her inspiration.

Her comics have recently been collected into a book, also called Hark! A Vagrant.

Judge John Hodgman Episode 39: Slash-Friction

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While Bryan was compiling a comprehensive list of the top 100 horror movies the issue arose of what shared characteristics all the movies in the genre must have.

Bryan says that the content is king and what matters most is what takes place with the characters themselves. His friend Jay, whose help was enlisted for the compilation, maintains that it’s the director’s intent for audience reaction that holds sway.

Who will be tricked and who gets treated on this thriller of a case for Judge John Hodgman!

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John Hodgman's new book of fake trivia and world knowledge, THAT IS ALL, can now be pre-ordered for its release on 11/1/11. To find out when he may be visiting a city near you, see Areas of My Expertise.

Comedy: Jordan Ranks America, October 2011 on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye

Jordan Morris tells the world what's hot and what's not in the greatest country he lives in. It's the October, 2011 edition of Jordan Ranks America!

Podcast: The College Years: Making The World A Better Place.

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Guests: 
Patton Oswalt

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.

Brian "Back In Business" Lane covering for Jordan Morris in this installment of TSOYA. With guest Patton Oswalt and the comedy stylings of Jesse's little brother: Brendan Thorn.

Podcast: The College Years: The High Five Club

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The Gaskets

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.

Jesse and Jordan with Teddy from The Gaskets, a contest for Will Durst tickets and heavy discussion about your favorite beverage container: Capri Sun.

Kumail Nanjiani & Kent Haines on The Sound of Young America

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Kumail Nanjiani
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Bullseye
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Kent Haines
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Kumail Nanjiani

Live comedy from our shows in Philadelphia and New York City.
Featuring Kumail Nanjiani and Kent Haines

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