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This American Life the TV Show

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The TV version of This American Life premiers March 22nd. I am so fucking excited. Looks like they've torn a few pages out of the Errol Morris book, and I can't complain.

Bonus points to anyone who catches a glimpse of Improv Everywhere.

Previously on TSOYA:
This American Life senior producer Julie Snyder

Podcast: Japanese Toy Culture with Woodrow Phoenix

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Woodrow Phoenix is the author of "Plastic Culture: How Japanese Toys Conquered the World." We discuss the history of Japanese toy culture, as well as it's current incarnations, which include high-brow art from Takeshi Murakami and the limited-edition collectible vinyl toys for adults which are popular in the urban boutique market.

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Podcast: Japanese Robots with Tim Hornyak

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Tim Hornyak is the author of "Loving the Machine: The Art & Science of Japanese Robots." His book investigates the history of robots in Japan, from the pre-industrial age to today. We talk about why Japan's cultural history makes their perception of robots quite different from ours, as well as some of the most important robots in Japanese culture and technology.

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Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast: We Klan Learn

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The Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast continues apace with this new video from the boys. Finally, there's a new literacy program for members of hate groups: We Klan Learn.

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Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast: Karate Law

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Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast Ep. 8: Gift Guide

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This week: Rob and John take us on a tour through SkyMaul -- a holiday gift guide from a parallel universe. Excerpted from the TSOYA Holiday Special.

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Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast: Glinder & Glinder

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The Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast continues apace with this new video from the boys. It's a commercial for the law firm of Glinder & Glinder, who specialize in suing "old people and youngsters."

As Gene Butterfield says: "We will sue them so hard, for you."

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Podcast: Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast: Ep. 9 Wedding Announcements 4

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This week: A trip through the world of the New York Times weddings section.

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Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast Ep. 7: Captain's Log

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This week: Captain Kirk of the Starship Enterprise takes some bad acid.

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Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast Ep. 6: Wedding Announcements 3

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This week: the society pages of the New York Times reveal more oddities and terrors.

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