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Podcast: TSOYA Classic: All World Knowledge with John Hodgman and Fred Rees

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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 week, we obtain ALL WORLD KNOWLEDGE. John Hodgman is an author and television personality who talks here about his first book, "The Areas of My Expertise." Fred Rees is the creator of The Book of Cool, a DVD box set of instructional videos on amazing skills, from trick roping to skateboarding.

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Podcast: The Submarines

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The Submarines are a Los Angeles-based indie pop duo, whose latest album is entitled "Honeysuckle Weeks." The group's two members, John Dragonetti and Blake Hazard, were romantically linked -- then romantically unlinked -- before forming the ensemble. They came back together while sharing a studio and hearing the breakup songs each was writing about the other.

This special episode of the podcast is hosted by departing MaxFun staffer Chris Bowman.

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Podcast: Robert Popper, Comedy Writer/Producer

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Episode One of "Look Around You," entitled "Maths"

Robert Popper is a British comedy writer, producer and performer. With Peter Serafinowicz, he co-created the brilliant educational film parody Look Around You, which premiers on Cartoon Network's [adult swim] on October 26th. As "Robin Cooper," he wrote a series of bizarre letters to obscure professional and interest organizations which became the book "The Timewaster Letters," which was a best-seller in the UK, and has just been released in the US.

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Podcast: Seun Kuti, leader of Fela's Egypt 80

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Seun Kuti is the son of Nigerian Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, and the leader of his band, Egypt 80. Their new CD, called Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80, is Seun's first collection of original songs. The albums seven tracks mirror his father's commitment to the liberation of African people in Nigeria and elsewhere.

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Podcast: Bob Powers says "You Are A Miserable Excuse For A Hero"

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Bob Powers is a New York-based performer and writer. His first book, Happy Cruelty Day, was a compilation of made-up holidays. His new book is a parody of Choose Your Own Adventure books, which tackles the lifestyle of the failed artsy-type.

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Podcast: TSOYA Classic: Southern Soul

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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.

Devin The Dude is well known amongst the hip hop elite and has worked with many of them. The laid back emcee talks about his philosophy, his influences, and unique approach to hip hop. Rob Bowman is one of the world's foremost experts on Stax Records. The unusual history of Stax is also a compelling one. Not only did the label define southern soul music, it was also an example of "racial sanity" at the height of segregation.

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Podcast: The Hold Steady's Craig Finn and Tad Kubler

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The Hold Steady are a Minneapolis-bred, Brooklyn-based rock band. Their grand visions of love, teenage life, and fringe characters offer a Midwestern take on a genre pioneered by Bruce Springsteen. They call themselves a bar band.

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Podcast: TSOYA Classic: Wholphin

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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.

Brent Hoff is the editor of the DVD magazine Wholphin. Hoff explains why it's worthwhile to maintain a magazine that operates in the red. Fred Armisen is a comedian who you have to know by now. He appears on a show called Saturday Night Live and many movies you have no doubt seen. Armisen talks about his humble beginnings as a musician and how he fell into comedy. Also on the show music from the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players and a sketch from Kasper Hauser.

Podcast: TSOYA Classic: Dog Days

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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.

H. Jon Benjamin has an unmistakable voice. You might recognize him as the voice of Ben on the animated show Dr. Katz, or coach John McGuirk from Home Movies. He's also written for shows such as Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Human Giant among others. What you don't know, is what he does with the proceeds. Demetri Martin is a stand up comedian and and also a former writer for Late Night. Dimitri, a Yale graduate, explains why he decided to drop out of NYU law school and how he found the path to comedy.

Podcast: Chris Parnell, Amazingly Funny Guy

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Chris Parnell is a comic actor best known for his long run on Saturday Night Live. He's also appeared in numerous films, including "Anchorman," and as a regular guest star on NBC's "30 Rock," and a co-star of last year's ABC series "Miss Guided." He talks about auditioning for Saturday Night Live and Mad TV, about being the straight man, and about being a centaur.

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