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Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Ep. 2: Selling Children

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In the early 1960s, James P. Coyle and Mal Sharpe roamed the streets of San Francisco, microphone in hand, roping strangers into bizarre schemes and surreal stunts. Today, their humor is a cultural touchstone for artists as varies as Henry Rollins and The Upright Citizens Brigade.

These recordings are from the Sharpe family archive, which is tended by Mal's daughter, Jennifer Sharpe. You can learn more about Coyle & Sharpe on their website or on MySpace. Their recent box set is These 2 Men Are Imposters.

This week, Coyle & Sharpe attempt to lease out two children. (The children will receive a portion of the proceeds.)

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30 Rock Renewed!


Just yesterday I was telling Jack McBrayer that I would be crushed if it wasn't picked up. He, needless to say, felt the same way.


LA Pilot Taping: "The Root of All Evil"


Come see a live taping of a new Comedy Central show, THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL!

Four hilarious comics and one hysterical judge are putting American culture on trial.

Starring LEWIS BLACK, ANDY DALY, GREG GIRALDO, PATTON OSWALT, PAUL F. TOMPKINS and created by David Sacks ("The Simpsons", "Malcom in the Middle") and Scott Carter (HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher", "Politically Incorrect").

Thursday, April 5

Hollywood Center Studios -- Stage 7
1040 N. Las Palmas Ave., Los Angeles, CA
(323) 575-4321

Audience members need to be at the stage by 4:00pm. If you (or someone you know!) would like to attend please contact Chris at (323) 575-4321 to RSVP.

Wow, that's a real murderer's row of talent. Sounds like a great time and a great TV show.

Podcast: Jordan, Jesse GO! Ep. 17: Cardboard, etc.

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In this week's Jordan Jesse GO!, we go deep into the mind of two of America's favorite podcasters.

Jesse and Jordan are in a shopping mall in Prague. They discuss pickup trucks which are full of flattened cardboard boxes. How can that possibly be worth it? Seriously, if you know, tell us. Or just make something up.
Movies Part 1
Jesse and Jordan discuss I Think I Love My Wife, which Jesse really liked. Orlando Jones is great in it, by the way.

Movies Part 2
Jordan discusses seeing Grindhouse, being mocked by Kurt Russel, and more.

Things Jordan Got Wrong

Jordan is corrected (as usual).

Project Breakout

We are sponsored by Project Breakout, and we discuss the videos, which range from the very funny to the bizarre and kind of awful.

Debut Contest

We announce the winners of our Debut Contest, which asked listeners to tell us stories about debuts. We also got a fully-produced story from Dan, which you can download from this link.


We have a new favorite caller. Her name is Ashley, she is 17 and from Texas. She seems like a really nice young lady, and we want to help her be a better person. Frankly, we're a little worried that we're bad influences. What can we do?

* What's the deal with cardboard trucks?
* What can we do to help Ashley?
* The High Five Contest ends March 31st!


* Review the show on iTunes.
* Do you have a dispute Judge John Hodgman can solve on a future broadcast? Email it to us! Put Judge John in the subject line.
* Have personal questions for Jesse and Jordan? Call 206-984-4FUN and tell us what they are!
* Would you like to play Would You Rather with us on a future episode? Email us or give us a call at 206-984-4FUN.

Call 206-984-4FUN to share your thoughts on these ACTION ITEMS.

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The Sound of Young America and Jordan Jesse GO! are supported in part by Project Breakout!

Podcast: The Human Giant


Our guests are Rob Huebel, Aziz Ansari and Paul Scheer of The Human Giant. These three friends' popular short films, directed by Jason Woliner, landed them a deal to produce an MTV comedy series, which premiers this week.

They talk with us about making the films "The Illusionators" (above) and "Shutterbugs" (below), working with MTV, and more. Joining them on the show are friends like Jon Glaser, Patton Oswalt, Dan Mintz, Nick Swardson and Brian Posehn.

The first episode of their series is currently available free in iTunes.

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Cirque du Soleil Crime Scene Investigations


Most of the Acceptable.TV "pilots" are pretty silly, but this one pretty much takes the cake for silliness. I was laughing like a fool.

Acceptable.TV discussion on the forum

Our interview with Head Honcho Dan Harmon

Anne Beatts Pt. 2


Here's some more of my interview with Anne Beatts. She talks about getting her first byline in The National Lampoon, the work of her then-boyfriend Michael O'Donaghue, and more.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of The National Lampoon, which in many ways is the dividing line between mid-century and contemporary humor, on this show, in which I interviewed the biographer of Doug Kenney, the magazine's editor.

If you missed part one of the interview, you can find it here.

I'll be running this interview on the radio show, but it might not be for a few weeks.

Some technical notes: I learned how to put still photos in there! And how to bring outside audio in under video! And my cross fades are slightly better! If anyone out there is a video guru and wants to help me improve in shooting this stuff, please get in touch.

One easy step to a better life.


Go to Best Buy, or get online, and buy The Wire Season One for $24.99.

This is the best television program ever created. Better than Roots, better than Lucy, better than The Sopranos, better than Hill Street Blues, better than anything. I mean this literally, not as some kind of hyperbole. When I watch The Wire, I almost can't believe how lucky I am to live in 2007.

For a long long time, the DVDs have been very expensive. This is a great opportunity to jump in while the jumping in is good.

Do it now.

You don't have a TSOYA t-shirt?


Don't have a TSOYA t-shirt yet?

Seriously: boys or girls... small through XXL... $16 INCLUDING shipping?

Pull the trigger!

(Thanks to forum poster diddlymike for the FANTASTIC picture)

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