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John Hodgman on Jocks, Nerds, and Our President


Great work.

Robert Popper calls the Ivy


MaxFunCon: Merlin Mann on Doing Creative Work; The Sound of Young America

Merlin Mann

Merlin Mann talks about the process of doing creative work, and particularly how to abandon the quest for perfection, get off your butt and get started.

Nice Shirt, Chris!


The great @Nerdist rocking some fly gear on G4's Attack of the Show.

Don't miss Web Soup Sundays at 9PM.

I was on Howard Stern last week...


Or at least I was discussed. Briefly.

Thanks for the heads-up to Rob Corddry and Paul Scheer, and for the audio to Robin Linn

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The Public Radio Talk Show Handbook

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The Public Radio Program Directors association has put together a really useful guidebook on how to make a local public radio talk show.

I know, you don't work for a public radio station, and don't aspire to make such a show.

However: I know many of you are podcasters, or are interested in local media. The guide is every bit as useful to you as it would be to a local public radio station.

It covers everything from pre-show prep to hosting to "formatics".

An invaluable tool if you're interested in making high-quality audio.

TSOYA Classics: Formed a Band (August 12th, 2006)


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 guests are Eddie Argos and Paul Malmont. Paul Malmont is the author of "The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril." Eddie Argos is the frontman of the acclaimed rock band Art Brut.

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