Some favorite Sound of Young Americas this year...


Since last year's MaxFunDrive, we've produced 89 Sound of Young America programs. Eighty nine.

It's easy to forget that kind of thing, so I hopped on the forum and asked: "what were your favorites?" We got some great answers.

Several folks pointed out how much they loved our hour with Kasper Hauser. It's always great to visit with old friends.

Many folks also pointed to our interview with Bill Withers. That might have been my favorite interview experience, from my perspective, in the history of the show.

In a similar (but also completely different) vein, Ian MacKaye was a favorite for several folks. Molly! said it was her favorite, "especially because I wasn't the least bit interested in him at all before I listened." I think that's a great standard.

For comedy fans, Andy Richter was a big favorite. It literally took us a year to get him on the show, despite the fact that he himself happily agreed - NBC's publicists were a nightmare. Of course, when everyone got fired, he had both some free time and an inclination to speak frankly.

Donald Glover was also a popular choice. A lot of folks said he was inspiring. The same with Jenna Fischer, who actually falls just outside of our 1-year limit.

What have been your favorite Sound of Young Americas this year? Of all time? Is this operation here important to you? Do you support it?