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John Mulaney, Standup Comedian and Saturday Night Live Writer: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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John Mulaney has taken the standup comedy world by storm over the past few years, and at the age of 26, he's just starting to reach the top of his profession.  His first standup comedy special, Comedy Central Presents John Mulaney, premiers Friday, April 3rd on Comedy Central.  His first standup comedy CD, "The Top Part," is in stores now.  He also wrote for the Demetri Martin's "Important Things," and is currently a writer for Saturday Night Live.

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Merlin Mann, The Bros. Chaps & Jeff Olsen of adultswim.com on Online Branding: The Sound of Young America

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An unusual Sound of Young America podcast: I talk with 43folders.com writer Merlin Mann,
Homestar Runners creators Mike and Matt Chapman (aka The Bros. Chaps), and Jeff Olsen, creative director of adultswim.com, at the Integrated Media Association conference in Atlanta. The (somewhat cheesy) title of the session was "Blow Up Your Brand." We chatted about how to do something on the internet that people will actually give a hoot about.

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Jordan Jesse Go! Episode 93: Explosion Party with Rob Corddry

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Television and film star Rob Corddry joins Jesse and Jordan for discussion of Jordan's old job as a PA on a pilot in which Corddry starred, New York and Los Angeles, and cruises.


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Podcast: The College Years: The Road

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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.

Jesse and Jordan host a comedic romp through comedy with an interview with The Second City's Allison Bills. Also in this episode: some Nichols and May bits and talk of Rooster T Feathers and its patrons.

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Steven Johnson, author of The Invention of Air: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Steven Berlin Johnson is a writer and entrepreneur who writes on the history of ideas. His books have included Everything Bad is Good for You, which suggested that contemporary popular culture is more challenging to the mind than it's accused of being, and The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World, which tracked the spread of cholera in London in the mid-19th century as a way to understand the networked modern city. His newest book, The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution and the Birth of America tracks the life of the 18th century writer and scientist Joseph Priestley, and how his story can help us learn about the growth and development of ideas. Johnson also created the news discussion site plastic.com and the hyper-local site outside.in.

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Podcast Coyle & Sharpe Episode 58: Feature Way

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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 use their series Sounds of San Francisco to segue into asking a man to donate one of his facial features to a Feature Way, a bank of human facial features, to show his love for San Francisco.

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Free Darko's Bethlehem Shoals, Big Baby Belafonte and Silverbird 5000: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Bethlehem Shoals, Silverbird 5000 and Big Baby Belafonte are three of the authors of the baskeball blog Free Darko. Their distinctive perspective on the game is reflected not just on the blog, but also in their first book, "The Macrophenomenal Pro Basketball Almanac." They claim in our interview, among other things, that they started watching basketball because it went so well with their interest in Ornette Colemen records. It's certainly the only basketball guide that features an elaborate visual metaphor based on the Aztec calendar.

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Podcast: The College Years: LA to NY

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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.

The College Years is back with a vengeance! Our hosts, Jesse, Jordan, and Brian interview famous comedian Doug Benson on the Marijuana-Logues and The Oscars. Also in this show, NY correspondent "Big Time" Gene O'Neill and a joke about The Sound of Young America getting broadcast nationally.

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JJGo Ep. 92: Gloria

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Blogger Alex Blagg joins Jesse and Jordan for discussion of AM radio, P. Diddy's twitter feed and much more.


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Podcast Coyle & Sharpe Episode 57: Insult for Improvement

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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 convince a man to insult a stranger on the street in the name of civic improvement.

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