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Podcast: Faking It with Yuval Taylor

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Yuval Taylor is the co-author of "Faking It: The Quest for Authenticity in Popular Music." We discuss what Taylor and his co-author Hugh Barker see as the three forms of musical authenticity: cultural, personal and representational.

We discuss (and hear music from) artists including Leadbelly, Nirvana, Neil Young, Woodie Guthrie, the Rolling Stones, Jimmie Rodgers, Donna Summer, Billy Joel and even Jennifer Lopez.

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Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Ep. 2: Selling Children

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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 varies 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 & Sharpe attempt to lease out two children. (The children will receive a portion of the proceeds.)

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Podcast: Jordan, Jesse GO! Ep. 17: Cardboard, etc.

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In this week's Jordan Jesse GO!, we go deep into the mind of two of America's favorite podcasters.

Introduction
Jesse and Jordan are in a shopping mall in Prague. They discuss pickup trucks which are full of flattened cardboard boxes. How can that possibly be worth it? Seriously, if you know, tell us. Or just make something up.
Movies Part 1
Jesse and Jordan discuss I Think I Love My Wife, which Jesse really liked. Orlando Jones is great in it, by the way.

Movies Part 2
Jordan discusses seeing Grindhouse, being mocked by Kurt Russel, and more.

Things Jordan Got Wrong

Jordan is corrected (as usual).

Project Breakout

We are sponsored by Project Breakout, and we discuss the videos, which range from the very funny to the bizarre and kind of awful.

Debut Contest

We announce the winners of our Debut Contest, which asked listeners to tell us stories about debuts. We also got a fully-produced story from Dan, which you can download from this link.

Outro


We have a new favorite caller. Her name is Ashley, she is 17 and from Texas. She seems like a really nice young lady, and we want to help her be a better person. Frankly, we're a little worried that we're bad influences. What can we do?

ACTION ITEMS
* What's the deal with cardboard trucks?
* What can we do to help Ashley?
* The High Five Contest ends March 31st!

CONTINUING ACTION ITEMS:

* Review the show on iTunes.
* Do you have a dispute Judge John Hodgman can solve on a future broadcast? Email it to us! Put Judge John in the subject line.
* Have personal questions for Jesse and Jordan? Call 206-984-4FUN and tell us what they are!
* Would you like to play Would You Rather with us on a future episode? Email us or give us a call at 206-984-4FUN.

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Podcast: The Human Giant

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Our guests are Rob Huebel, Aziz Ansari and Paul Scheer of The Human Giant. These three friends' popular short films, directed by Jason Woliner, landed them a deal to produce an MTV comedy series, which premiers this week.

They talk with us about making the films "The Illusionators" (above) and "Shutterbugs" (below), working with MTV, and more. Joining them on the show are friends like Jon Glaser, Patton Oswalt, Dan Mintz, Nick Swardson and Brian Posehn.

The first episode of their series is currently available free in iTunes.

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Podcast: Cornucopia!

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We hear an exclusive-to-TSOYA sketch from Clifford & Kidd, then a track from Jonathan Katz's great new album Caffeinated, and then the first episode of our newest podcast, Coyle & Sharpe: The Imposters.

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Podcast: The College Years: Lost & Found 4/4/02

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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.

This week, it's the first appearance of TSOYA regular Davy Rothbart, founder/editor/point guard of Found Magazine. He plays some found audio, as does Sasquatch. The urban legend, not the A Special Thing founder.

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Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe: Ep. 1: Maniacs in a Living Hell

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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 varies 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.

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The tendrils of the maximumfun.org empire continue to spread ever outward...

CONSIDER YOURSELVES TEASED!

Podcast: Scott Dikkers, Editor-in-Chief of The Onion

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Scott Dikkers served as Editor-in-Chief of The Onion from 1989 to 2000, when he left for the warmer climes of Hollywood. He returned to The Onion in 2005.

We talk with Scott about The Onion's newest venture: Onion News Network. It's one of The Onion's most ambitious ventures into non-text media, and will feature parodies of cable news, Sunday-morning talk shows and C-Span. The network's motto is: "You'll never read again."

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Podcast: Jordan, Jesse GO! Ep. 17: Jesse and Jordan Go Blue

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In this week's Jordan Jesse GO!, we work blue.

Introduction
Jesse and Jordan are in a widget factory. A listener calls to correct Jordan's allusion to Bartleby the Scrivener.
South by Southwest
A discussion of Jordan's trip last weekend to South by Southwest in Austin. Which rock stars are jerks, and which are nice? Who reacted best to Jordan's Crazy Scientist character? Find out here.

Jordan Sings
Jordan sings "Bicycle Built for Two."

Les Savy Fav

The lead singer of Les Savy Fav violates Jordan.

Personal Questions

Pat asks: how would we handle our interview with Dustin Diamond if it were conducted today?

Hang It Up, Keep It Up

Jesse tells you what to think and do.

Bachelor Party

Jordan describes his relatively chaste bachelor party.

Outro


We hear Aaron's debut story, among other things. Above: Aaron's dancing debut, in his high school's cafeteria at lunch.

ACTION ITEMS
* Are you friends with a wild & crazy guy who always gets the party started? Are you that guy? What was the craziest shit that guy ever got you to do?
* Contest: call our hotline and tell us the story of a premiere or debut. You could win a This American Life poster autographed by Ira Glass!
* The High Five Contest ends March 31st!

CONTINUING ACTION ITEMS:

* Review the show on iTunes.
* Do you have a dispute Judge John Hodgman can solve on a future broadcast? Email it to us! Put Judge John in the subject line.
* Have personal questions for Jesse and Jordan? Call 206-984-4FUN and tell us what they are!
* Would you like to play Would You Rather with us on a future episode? Email us or give us a call at 206-984-4FUN.

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