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Nick Kroll Live in Portland

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Nick Kroll

Nick Kroll on The Sound of Young America from Jesse Thorn on Vimeo.

Nick Kroll has been featured in the television shows Cavemen, Sit Down & Shut Up, The Human Giant and The Life & Times of Tim. He's also the author of Bar Mitzvah Disco.
We spoke with Nick in Portland at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival.

Rian Johnson, Director of The Brothers Bloom and Brick

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Rian Johnson

In 2006, director Rian Johnson released his first feature Brick, a hyper-stylized noir set in a Southern California high school. The film was the product of ten years of effort, and the result, produced on a tiny budget, was remarkable. His new film, The Brothers Bloom, is a similarly interesting take on a genre picture: a distinctly fantastical con man comedy starring Mark Ruffalo and Adrien Brody.

The Trailer Park Boys creator Mike Clattenburg

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Mike Clattenburg

Mike Clattenburg is the creator of the Canadian sitcom The Trailer Park Boys. It follows two friends, the scheming Julian (left) and the bumbling Ricky (right), as they plan petty crimes, grow dope, drink, and seek counsel from their wise (but possibly developmentally disabled) neighbor Bubbles (center). It's a surprisingly sweet and spectacularly profane look at life in the maritime provinces of Canada.

Behind Him All The Way

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Eugene O'Neill

Big Time Gene O'Neill joins Jesse and Jordan for discussion of marathons, prom and more.

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A Pledge Drive Treat

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The Sound of Young America: TV Pilot from Jesse Thorn on Vimeo.

Here's a pledge drive treat.

Last year, I made a pilot for Current. They were planning an expansion into half hour programming, and were looking for an interview show that spoke to months their demographic. They were willing to do something without claiming any ownership of my IP, and really respected and got what I was up to. It was a great fit.

We put together this pilot (Mark Rinehart produced, ably), but by the time we'd finished, there'd been an administration change at Current, and they ended up with a very different prime-time programming plan. So we had this pilot, but there was nothing they could do with it. The parting was amicable.

We taped two radio interviews -- one with Patton Oswalt, then some later one with Ben Karlin. A few months after that, we wrote and taped some interstitial pieces in a day here in LA, including a mini-interview with the one and only Maria Bamford. I actually think the show came out pretty neat. Enjoy!
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Bad Cop

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Paul Bacon

Paul Bacon is the author of "Bad Cop," a memoir of his time in the New York Police Department. After September 11th, Bacon felt a calling to community service, but he was too old for his first choice, the fire department. He signed up for police academy instead, but he quickly found that he was ill-suited to the job.

Big Dogs

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David Koechner
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James Adomian

Jordan, Jesse, GO! - Live from The Bridgetown Comedy Festival from Jesse Thorn on Vimeo.

Jesse and Jordan are live in Portland with David Koechner and James Adomian. They play a game, give out candy and talk about masturbating to John Updike.

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Bun B of UGK: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Bun B

Bun B is half of UGK, and one of the South's greatest hip-hop lyricists. Alongside partner Pimp C, he's spent the last 15 years recording classic hip-hop, and in the process has helped establish Texas as a force to be reckoned with in the national hip-hop scene. Pimp C passed in 2007, and UGK's new record, UGK For Life, is also their last.

Scott Simpson: Shoe Store DJ on The Sound of Young America

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Scott Simpson

Commentator Scott Simpson has decided he won't go into the family business: Shoe Store DJing. Simpson is a co-host of the podcast You Look Nice Today.

Lloyd Kaufman, Troma Entertainment Madman: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Lloyd Kaufman

Lloyd Kaufman is the madman (some might say mad genius) behind Troma, the independent film company that commands one of the most passionate cults in cinema. His films include The Toxic Avenger and most recently, Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead. His new book on directing is "Make Your Own Damn Movie." A musical version of The Toxic Avenger recently opened on Broadway.

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