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Podcast: TSOYA Classic: All World Knowledge with John Hodgman and Fred Rees

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

This week, we obtain ALL WORLD KNOWLEDGE. John Hodgman is an author and television personality who talks here about his first book, "The Areas of My Expertise." Fred Rees is the creator of The Book of Cool, a DVD box set of instructional videos on amazing skills, from trick roping to skateboarding.

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Podcast: Robert Popper, Comedy Writer/Producer

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Episode One of "Look Around You," entitled "Maths"

Robert Popper is a British comedy writer, producer and performer. With Peter Serafinowicz, he co-created the brilliant educational film parody Look Around You, which premiers on Cartoon Network's [adult swim] on October 26th. As "Robin Cooper," he wrote a series of bizarre letters to obscure professional and interest organizations which became the book "The Timewaster Letters," which was a best-seller in the UK, and has just been released in the US.

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Podcast: Bob Powers says "You Are A Miserable Excuse For A Hero"

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Bob Powers is a New York-based performer and writer. His first book, Happy Cruelty Day, was a compilation of made-up holidays. His new book is a parody of Choose Your Own Adventure books, which tackles the lifestyle of the failed artsy-type.

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Podcast: Camp Camp author Roger Bennett

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Roger Bennett is co-author of "Camp Camp: Where Fantasy Island Meets Lord of the Flies." It's a collection of summer camp reminiscences and ephemera from people who came of age in the 1970s and 1980s. Contributors include AJ Jacobs, David Wain, Paul Feig and Sloane Crosley.

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Podcast: TSOYA Classic: Vaudville!

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

There we were on the back end of the '05 holiday season. You've just broken out the last Christmas cracker and...wow! A paper crown. Wait, what's this? Oh! It's author Trav S.D. talking about his vaudville book "No Applause-Just Throw Money". H. John Benjamin shares a few warm-hearted thoughts of Christmas. Listen close and you'll hear a clip of Aziz Ansari live and so much more! Sit down, put your feet up, and say goodbye to 2005 (again).

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Podcast: TSOYA Classic: Holiday Special

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

Everyone loves Christmas. Except Oscar the Grouch. But everyone else. Davey Rothbart from Found magazine tells us about a very special holiday budget. Patton Oswalt reveals a demonic holiday memory. John Waters explains the contents of his Christmas album, and author Chris Moore talks about his book The Stupidest Angel.

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Podcast: TSOYA Classic: Holiday Party

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

Everyone's favorite 30-year-old paperboy, Chris Elliott, sits down with us. Actor, comedian, author, and professional David Letterman guest. Is there anything this guy can't do? Also on the show, a classic bit of street pranking brought to you by Coyle & Sharp and Hang it up/Keep it up.

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Podcast: TSOYA Classic: The Movies

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

In this classic episode we speak to the creator of Adult Swim's animated series "Home Movies" Brendan Small, and the directors of "Twin Falls Idaho" and authors of "The Declaration Of Independent Filmmaking" Mark and Michael Polish. Also Peter Molyneux creator of the groundbreaking games "Populous" and "Black and White" stops by to talk to us about his game "The Movies".

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Podcast: American Nerd author Benjamin Nugent

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Benjamin Nugent is the author of "American Nerd: The Story of My People"
It's a book on nerds that's part history, part sociology, part reportage and part memoir. Nugent traces the history of the nerd, from the antagonists of romanticism in the 19th century to the classic Hollywood nerds of the 1970s and 80s to the "geek pride" and "nerd hipster" classes of today. He also writes movingly about his own childhood, and that of the friends with whom he played role-playing games as a middle school student.

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Podcast: TSOYA Classic: Comics and Comix, Pt. 3

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

Nerds unite! Again! On this episode: Brad Meltzer author of DC comic's Identity Crisis stops by to discuss his work. Sarah Silverman talks about her film Jesus is Magic, and San Francisco's Kasper Hauser perform a sketch and read some fake Craigslist postings .

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