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Podcast: TSOYA Classic: Odd Ends

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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’s show Odd Ends, as the name suggests, has a varied mix of entertaining guests and features some of the weirdest things that have ever been on TSOYA. Kasper Hauser, the San Francisco comedy sketch group talk about scamming internet scammers and things go drastically awry when interviewing a scout for Steve Harvey’s Big Time. We get some ‘ninja insight’ from Robert Hamburger and Charlie Todd, founder of Improv Everywhere talks about their pranks on the streets of New York.

In this archive episode of TSOYA check out some hilarious tips from the Kasper Hauser guys on how to scam people on the internet (in a nice way) and they also give a run-down of their alternative craigslist. Worth a listen!

Jesse also talks to Mr. Robert Hamburger, self-proclaimed ninja master. Check out his website www.realultimatepower.net for some insightful ninja ‘facts’.

Since its inception in August 2001 Improv Everywhere has completed over 70 missions involving thousands of undercover agents. Based in New York City, creator Charlie Todd tells TSOYA about some of their most successful and notorious pranks.

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Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Ep. 25: Dringititis

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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 varied 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 and Sharpe diagnose the rare ailment dringititis

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Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Ep. 24: Werewolf

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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 varied 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 and Sharpe do another 'Meet the Celebrity' and bring the Werewolf to the streets of San Francisco.

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Podcast: Simon Rich, author of "Ant Farm & Other Desperate Situations"

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At the age of 22, Simon Rich published his first compilation of humor writing, the hilarious "Ant Farm & Other Desperate Situations." He's a former editor of the Harvard Lampoon and a current writer for Saturday Night Live. We interview Simon and hear him read several pieces from his book.

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Podcast: Sarah Lamm, director of "Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox"

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Sarah Lamm is the director of the documentary "Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox," which examines the Bronner family and their counter-culturally iconic soap. She talks about the original Dr. Bronner, who created his famous soap in a tenement apartment after being briefly committed to a mental institution. The soap's text-dense label includes wisdom from Ghandi, Jesus and Olympic champion Mark Spitz. Sarah also discusses the second and third generations of the family, who've built the soap into an international force and more recently into a leader in the field of sustainable business practices.

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Podcast: TSOYA Classic: The Del Close Marathon.

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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.

On this week's show The Del Close Marathon, Ian Roberts from the Upright Citizen’s Brigade and Anthony King of the UCB Theater join us to talk about the marathon which took place in memory of the legendary comedian. Jeff Griggs, author of “Guru: My Days with Del Close”.

For over 30 years Del Close was the leading light in improvisational comedy in Chicago, having a huge influence on Mike Meyers, Bill Murray, John Belushi and the Upright Citizen’s Brigade, among many others. Following Del’s passing in 1999, the UCB started the annual Del Close Marathon as a means of celebrating their mentor’s life, and passing on his legacy to future generations. Ian Roberts and Anthony King from the UCB talk about the event.

Jeff Griggs’ book “Guru: My Days with Del Close” explores elements of Close’s biography, from his childhood in Kansas, his early years as an actor to his involvement with the Compass Players and Second City.

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Podcast: Tim Heidecker & Eric Wareheim

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Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim -- known collectively as Tim & Eric -- are the creators of the Cartoon Network [adult swim] series "Tom Goes to the Mayor" and "Tim & Eric, Awesome Show, Great Job!" Their bizarre humor hinges on uncomfortable social relationships and industrial-film aesthetics.

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Podcast: Jordan, Jesse GO!: Ep 45: Holiday Travel

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This week on the show Jordan and Jessetalk with Ryan McKee about his trip to the Bondage Ball (not very appropriate for kids), plus KCRW and Would You Rather.

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Podcast: Bryan Coffee's "Shrimp" from The Weekly Armenian

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Here's a little comic pallette cleanser after three weeks of hefty shows. Bryan Coffee performs "Shrimp," from his one man show The Weekly Armenian.

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Ira Glass of This American Life: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Ira Glass is the host of Public Radio International's This American Life, as well as the television version of the program, which airs on Showtime. He also edited the book "The New Kings of Nonfiction," which collects some of the best magazine-style reportage of the last fifteen years or so.

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And here's a special bonus:
This American Life parodies from the Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast.
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