Comedian Jen Kirkman talks to Jesse Thorn about the evolution of her act (and on-stage wardrobe) and about her new stand-up special, I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine). Plus The National's guitarist Bryce Dessner talks about the day he became an artist and Jesse explains the brilliance of the 20th Century photographer whose talent was not telling you the whole story. Show notes
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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 show is all about summer, and fun, and how the two really just go hand in hand. First, we adjudicate the New Sincerity Summer contest, in which listeners offer up their favorite summer activities.
Then we talk with Mike Veeck, minor league baseball empresario, son of baseball Hall of Famer Bill Veeck, and author of Fun is Good. Mike talks with us about some of the promotions he's concocted, like "Disco Demolition Night" and "Mime-O-Vision." He also tells us about his son, who he has named "Night Train." Seriously people, this man is dedicated.
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