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MY DREAMS HAVE COME TO LIFE

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Thank you, Flickr user MrBikferd.

For the rest of you... there are still NINE DAYS OF HIGH FIVE TO GO!

Podcast: The College Years: That's Entertainment! 03/07/02 and We Love Dave Attell Again 03/14/02

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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.

This week, two new episodes of The College Years featuring comedic giants. First, the guys talk with former Mystery Science Theater 3000 host and head writer Mike Nelson, even putting him in a star-studded scene with frequent guest Jimmy Rogers. Next, Jordan, Gene and Jesse wait for, wait for and speak to comedian Dave Attell, who accidentally curses and tells them to visit Boise, Idaho.

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Podcast: Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast: Ep. 12: Slide Show

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This week: Budget cuts force administrators to merge shop class with sex ed.

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Podcast: Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast: Ep. 11: This American Life

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This week: Stories of This American Life: our theme is The Breaking Point.

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Elsewhere on Maximumfun.org:
Interview with This American Life Senior Producer Julie Snyder

RIP to Larry "Bud" Melman?

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Some folks on the alt.fan.letterman usenet newsgroup are reporting the passing of Calvert DeForest, best known by his longtime psuedonym Larry "Bud" Melman.

Let's take a moment to appreciate this great man.

Podcast: Legacy Collection: Doug Benson and The Hollow Men

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

Doug Benson is a fixture on VH1's talking head programs, particularly "Best Week Ever." He's also a wonderful standup comedian, and was recently awarded the "Stoner of the Year" award by High Times Magazine.

The Hollow Men's short-lived Comedy Central television series was executive produced by Dave Foley.

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Podcast: Storytellers with Colin Meloy and Harvey Pekar

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The Sound of Young America: The Legacy Collection is an effort to highlight some of the older shows in our vast audio archive. We were pretty much podcasting before anyone actually listened to podcasts, so I'm guessing you haven't heard these shows.

Our first guest on this show, which bears the theme "Storytellers," is Colin Meloy of The Decemberists. Jordan tells me they've got a major deal now, we interviewed Colin not long after their first record was released. We knew him when! And he didn't seem to like us too much!

Also: Harvey Pekar is the creator of the amazing comic "American Splendor." The comic tackles stories from Pekar's life as an ordinary guy in Cleveland, Ohio. It's one of my favorite things ever.

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Podcast: Scharpling & Wurster, 2-3-05

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The Sound of Young America: The Legacy Collection is an effort to highlight some of the older shows in our vast audio archive. We were pretty much podcasting before anyone actually listened to podcasts, so I'm guessing you haven't heard these shows.

This week, it's an hour-long visit with our friends Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster, of The Best Show on WFMU. The Best Show is a weekly three-hour decent into madness. Tom hosts, and a variety of oddballs -- many real, some imagined -- call in to discuss their problems, play on-air games and discuss their insular world. Tom is generally a genial host, but when provoked, he transforms into a despot, wielding his catchphrase, "GET OFF MY PHONE" at any and all offending parties.

TBSOWFMU is best known for Wurster's calls. Jon assumes one of a variety of personae and calls Tom, often with a perfectly reasonable comment or response to a question or contest. Slowly, over the course of twenty or thirty minutes, things spin out of control. Often, Tom is left incredulously blubbering his dissent in response to a stream of bizarre proclomations on the other side of the phone.

This episode of The Sound of Young America features an interview with Jon & Tom as well as a selection of material from one of the compilation CDs they release on their label, Stereolaffs.

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Podcast: Beyond the Fringe

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The Sound of Young America: The Legacy Collection is an effort to highlight some of the older shows in our vast audio archive. We were pretty much podcasting before anyone actually listened to podcasts, so I'm guessing you haven't heard these shows.

This program is an hour-long look at the scions of UK comedy, Beyond the Fringe. Through a stage show and LP, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Alan Bennett and Jonathan Miller changed the course of satire in the UK and abroad.

We talk about Beyond the Fringe with a curator from the Museum of Television and Radio, and play examples of their work.

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Podcast: Con Man Simon Lovell

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Simon Lovell is a former professional con man and card shark. His book is called: "How to Cheat at Everything: A Con Man Reveals the secrets of the Esoteric Trade of Cheating, Scams and Hustles."

We talk with Simon about the emotional toll that running the con for a living can take. Also: how to avoid being conned yourself.

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