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Podcast: The College Years: Look! Up in the Sky!

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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.

Ladies and gentlemen, this one is a doozy. Join Jordan and Jesse on a particularly poor recording in which a flugtag participant and the Sklar brothers are interviewed. Also: the extreme weatherman, Jim Real's Would You Rather, The New Sincerity Minute, and 60 Minutes commercials.

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Podcast Coyle & Sharpe Episode 46: Nicknames

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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 to explain to a San Francisco man the nickname, Levito, for an independent candidate for governor who has the ability to levitate.

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Jordan Jesse Go! Episode 82: Waldorf Schools

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Jesse and Jordan discuss billionaire Ted Turner, Waldorf schools, ghosts/aliens and more.

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The Dirtbombs' Mick Collins and Ben Blackwell Interview on The Sound of Young America

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The Dirtbombs are a Detroit-based rock band, who blend punk, soul, psychadelia and garage rock into a driving sound. Their newest record is We Have You Surrounded. We talked with founder and frontman Mick Collins and drummer Ben Blackwell about the band's roots in punk, the music culture of Detroit and much more.

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John Hodgman, author of More Information Than You Require, Interviewed on The Sound of Young America

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John Hodgman is a Former Professional Literary Agent, Famous Minor Television Personality, and Noted Writer. His new book of fabricated knowledge is More Information Than You Require.

(Special note: this episode will appear in the podcast feed on Wednesday, November 26th, just in time for your holiday travel.)

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Podcast Coyle & Sharpe Episode 45: Fungus Infant

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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 to convince a mother to allow her infant to take part in a radical science experiment that will cover the baby in fungus.

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Jordan Jesse Go! Episode 81: Antique Appraiser

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Jesse and Jordan are joined by comedy writer and improviser Seth Morris of FunnyOrDie.com and The Naked Babies. They discuss Jesse's trip to Las Vegas, apple butter and more. Be sure to check out the bonus audio on the forum!

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Gideon Yago, Journalist and Host of The IFC Media Project Interviewed on The Sound of Young America

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Gideon Yago is a Peabody and Emmy award-winning journalist. Until last year, he was an anchor and documentarian for MTV News. While there, he interviewed some of the most important people in the world, like George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates, as well as young people, both remarkable and ordinary, around the globe. Now, he's hosting a new series, The IFC Media Project, which aims to help viewers critically engage the newsmedia.

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Podcast: The College Years: USA A-OK

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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.

Step right up for a heck of a show, folks! This week: professional namer Dave Hurlbert and "Big Time" Gene O'Neil are interviewed by your hosts Jordan and Jesse. Also in this spectacular spectacle: Jim Real's Would You Rather and campaign commercials.

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Podcast: Sandra Tsing Loh, author of Mother On Fire

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Sandra Tsing Loh is a writer, solo performer, actress and radio commentator. Her radio work includes contributions to This American Life, a commentary series, The Loh Life, and a science series, The Loh Down on Science. Her most recent book, Mother On Fire: A True Mother*(&ing Story About Parenting, concerns her efforts to get her daughter into "the right school," a road which ultimately ended at the neighborhood public elementary school.

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