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Podcast: The College Years: Outcasts

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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.

In this lonely episode of The College Years, Jordan and Jesse are joined by author of Masters of Doom, David Kushner. Also, comedy from and interview with a Emily Plum of Anne Francisco & Her Cable Car Casualties. Also, Jim Real's Would You Rather and Running The Numbers.

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Comedy Podcast: Jordan Morris' "Swing State," Simon Rich's "Hey, Look," and Elephant Larry's "El Pollo Loco"

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All kinds of comedy on this Sound of Young America podcast.

First, we hear a sketch from our own Jordan Morris. What is it really like to live in a swing state?

Then Simon Rich shares his essay Hey Look, from his new book Free-Range Chickens.

Also: Elephant Larry (above) give us the SPOOKTACULAR "El Pollo Loco."

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Mikita Brottman, author of The Solitary Vice: Against Reading on The Sound of Young America

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Mikita Brottman is the author of "The Solitary Vice: Against Reading." She argues that reading isn't the unalloyed good it's been presented as over the past hundred years. In fact, she says it can be dangerously anti-social. Brottman holds a Ph.D in English Literature from Oxford University, and is currently anticipating a Ph.D in Psychoanalysis from Heed University. She's currently the chair of the M.A. program in Engaged Humanities at the Pacific Graduate Institute.

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Podcast Coyle & Sharpe Episode 41: Crawfish Boat Shirt

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Welcome to season two of Coyle & Sharpe: The Imposters! 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. These original 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.

On this episode: Coyle and Sharpe try out their own language on a very confused man.

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Sarah Vowell, author of The Wordy Shipmates on The Sound of Young America

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Sarah Vowell is the New York Times Bestselling author of books including Assasination Vacation, Take the Canoli and now The Wordy Shipmates. Her most recent is the story of the settlement of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and the religious and political world of the Puritans.

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Podcast: The College Years: The Dangerous Streets

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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.

Holy guacamole it's been a while since the likes of The College Years has rolled around. This program, hosted by Jordan and Jesse this week, has Joshua Piven (author of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook and As Luck Would Have It) and referee Jingy of Kaiju Big Battel. Also in this episode: Jim Real's Would You Rather?, Hang It Up/Keep It Up, and the historic first mention of The New Sincerity. This one's a keeper, folks.

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Podcast: JJGo Ep 77: Striker to the Line

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Jesse and Jordan are joined by comedian and author Nick Adams, try out some old timey baseball lingo, and name a clan.

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* Ask an old man what he's carrying in his pockets. Then call and tell us what he says. Be gentle to the old man.

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Calexico's Joey Burns on The Sound of Young America

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Joey Burns is the lead singer of Calexico, a Tucson, Arizona based band that blends a Southwestern, USA sound with a traditional Mexican feel, all the while retaining their indie credibility. They have collaborated many times with Sam Beam of Iron and Wine and were featured on the soundtrack for the Bob Dylan bio-pic, "I'm Not There." Their newest release is "Carried to Dust."

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Man Made Lake
Red Blooms
Two Silver Trees (special unaired bonus)

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Podcast: JJGo Ep 76: Chick Positive Attitude

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Jesse and Jordan are joined by the author Nick "The King of All Books" Hornby, name two different horses, and discuss how Jordan needs to be kinder.

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Podcast Coyle & Sharpe Episode 40: Mr. Rodent

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Welcome to season two of Coyle & Sharpe: The Imposters! 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. These original 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.

On this episode: This week on Coyle and Sharpe, a San Franciscan man gets the opportunity to meet the celebrity, Mr. Rodent, who is most famous for having an entire race of small creatures named after him.

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