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MaxFunCon 2010 Podcast: Stop Podcasting Yourself with guest Paul F. Tompkins

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Graham Clark and Dave Shumka, from Stop Podcasting Yourself, will be joining us for MaxFunCon 2011! If you don't listen to their delightful and hilarious podcast already, know that you should. Here's a great episode featuring comedian Paul F. Tompkins that illustrates why Graham, Dave, and Dave's dog Grandpa are awesome.

Be sure to visit www.maxfuncon.com to find out everything there is to know about MaxFunCon 2011, and subscribe to the MaxFunCon Podcast.

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TSOYA Classics: Jamie Hewlett (January 9, 2007)

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Jamie Hewlett is the award-winning artist behind the world's most popular cartoon band, The Gorillaz. Before he created The Gorillaz with his then-flatmate Damon Albarn, he created the seminal punk-rock comic Tank Girl.

The Gorillaz website is currently in the holiday spirit, and features an advent calendar featuring some of Hewlett's art.

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Judge John Hodgman Ep. 8: To Tree or Not to Tree

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This week's case, To Tree or Not to Tree.

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.

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MaxFunCon 2010 Podcast: Marc Maron

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Marc Maron got personal during his standup at MaxFunCon 2010, and here's your chance to listen to it.

Be sure to visit www.maxfuncon.com to find out everything there is to know about MaxFunCon 2011, and subscribe to the MaxFunCon Podcast to hear exciting segments from last year's MaxFunCon as they become available. In the coming weeks we'll bring you segments with some MaxFun favorites, including John Hodgman and Jonathan Coulton.

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Graham Clark Uses his Beard for Good

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Our buddy Graham Clark, from Stop Podcasting Yourself, has a tremendous selection of paintings he has masterfully created with his beard. They are currently being auctioned, and SEVERAL OF THE AUCTIONS END TODAY. All proceeds go towards his friend's cancer fight.

Check out and bid on Graham's beard paintings!

MaxFunCon 2010 Podcast: Al Madrigal

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Al Madrigal performed standup at MaxFunCon 2010, and here's your chance to check it out!

And be sure to visit www.maxfuncon.com to find up-to-the-minute information about MaxFunCon 2011 and subscribe to the MaxFunCon Podcast to hear exciting segments from last year's MaxFunCon as they become available. Next week, standup from Marc Maron.

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TSOYA Classics: Burn to Shine with Brendan Canty (January 5, 2007)

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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.

Here is a preview of Burn to Shine, Vol. 5: Seattle, WA featuring Eddie Vedder, Harvey Danger, Benjamin Gibbard, and Minus the Bear:

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.

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TSOYA Classics: The Knights of Prosperity (January 1, 2007)

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The cast of The Knights of Prosperity.

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."

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MaxFunCon 2010 Podcast: Maria Bamford

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Listen to the hilarious Maria Bamford performing her hilarious standup at MaxFunCon 2010. Besides performing, she also led a standup comedy open-mic for comedians of all skill levels.


You can always visit www.maxfuncon.com to find up-to-the-minute information about MaxFunCon 2011. If you've been dreaming of going to MaxFunCon, spots at 2011's con are almost all taken up, so register now!

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TSOYA Classics: Holiday Special 2006 (December 15, 2006)

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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.


"Unaccompanied Minors" directed by Paul Feig

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