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Podcast: The College Years: RIP Hedberg

Al Madrigal
Marc Maron

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 from our salad days.

Today's theme: RIP Hedberg

In this episode, Jesse begins by announcing the unfortunate passing of comedian Mitch Hedberg. After reflecting a moment on Hedberg's work as a comedian, Jesse speaks with Al Madrigal about Hedberg's influence on the world of comedy. Madrigal then talks about his upcoming feature at the 826 Valencia Comedy Benefit.

Then we hear from radio host and comedian Marc Maron. He speaks about his role in "alternative" comedy and work as a radio personality. Maron also looks back on Hedberg's life and talks about how the passing of some comedic role models affects comedy as a whole.



The Sound of Young America Live! on Saturday with Steve Dildarian, Bobcat Goldthwait, Baron Vaughn, Kasper Hauser and John Vanderslice.

The Monsters of Podcasting on Sunday with Jordan, Jesse, Go! and You Look Nice Today.

Buy your tickets now, chumps.



Stop Podcasting Yourself in The Canadian Press


Our thanks to Elianna Lev, who wrote this lovely little piece about the international partnership between MaxFun and Stop Podcasting Yourself. It ran in the Canadian Press, which is like the AP for Canada.

One note: when I said "humour," I spelled it without a "u."

Somewhere in Vancouver

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Somewhere in Vancouver. Night.

A clash of swords.

A glint of metal upon metal.

A new t-shirt, for Stop Podcasting Yourself.

Only in the MaxFunStore.

Sensual Seduction

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Dreams really do come true.

In a market in erotic Istanbul. A vendor, hidden behind a haze of hashish smoke. A single perfect t-shirt. Soft, draping, sensual. A racecar, a few words, a fleeting moment of urging. A taste of a forbidden mana.

Or was it just a fever dream?

Sleep tight, little one. Today, a fever dream becomes a fever reality.

The Jordan, Jesse, Go! t-shirt.

Printed on ultra-premium Alternative Apparel shirts. May cause prolonged boners in both men and women.

The Avett Brothers: Head Full Of Doubt / Road Full of Promise


When we were at the Calgary Folk Festival last year, we had the chance to catch the Avett Brothers' show. It was energetic, beautiful and dynamic. One of the best shows I've ever been to. Wish we'd been able to book them on the show, but they were in and out of town in a flash.

Molecular Gastronomy on The Grid


I liked this segment we did for The Grid because I got to:
A) Act dumb.
B) Use a rubber lobster.

That's sort of how I judge these things.

The actual molecular gastronomy kit seemed kind of cool, though the packets of crazy chemicals all looked exactly the same, which gave me pause.

Anyway, The Grid: Thursdays at 7:45 on IFC.

Comedy: Superego's "Heartlines" on The Sound of Young America


Heartlines, the late night call-in request show -- "turn on your heartlight and send out a heartline."

Check out this past Superego piece on The Sound or their website and podcast for more comedy.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 149


No guest this week as we talk about movies, pudding, and made up stories about Donnie Osmond.

Download episode 149 here. (right-click)

Brought to you by: (click here for the full list of sponsors)

My Brother, My Brother and Me 38: The Brain Wife


It's the McElroy Brothers' debut on the Maximum Fun network! We think it serves as a fitting introduction, as it outs our enthusiasm for Power Rangers within, like, ninety-five seconds.

Suggested talking points: A Brief Big Bad Beetleborgs Phase, The Muffet, Put a Ring Upon It, Urban Legends, On the Wings of Love, Offworlders, Pay it Inward, Corner-Cut Colonoscopy

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