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Sarah Haskins, creator and host of Target Women: The Text Of Young America

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Sarah Haskins is the correspondent on, and creator of the Target Women segment on Current TV’s infoMania. The segment takes aim at the absurd ways in which advertising on television appeals to women. Haskins, just back from vacation, took some time to talk about comedy, guilty pleasures, and branching out.

Chris Bowman: First off, how would you describe what it is you do on infoMania’s Target Women?

Sarah Haskins: I would describe it as a work of art. No, (laughs). I would describe it as a short segment where I make fun of advertising and marketing trends aimed at women, in entertainment.

CB: Would it be something similar to a pop culture critic maybe?

SH: Yeah. I mean it sort of is a pop culture critic. I very much focus on advertising so it’s sort of just general media messages too. I would by no means say that I am a pop culture expert. I am always a little afraid of using that term. People are like, “What do you think about this?!” And I’m like, “I don’t know, I don’t watch TV.”

Jon Friedman Interview: The Sound of Young America

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Jon Friedman

Jon Friedman is a comedian, writer, and host of the The Rejection Show, New York City's live showcase of rejected work. His new book is Rejected: Tales of the Failed, Dumped and Cancelled. We'll hear about Friedman's early days screening unsolicited submissions for The New Yorker and Comedy Central, plus what it's like at his new gig blogging for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

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Jordan Jesse Go Ep. 108: Party Island

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Guests: 
Bryan Safi
Guests: 
Amy Rhodes

Bryan Safi and Amy Rhodes come by to chat with Jordan about butt shots, Sade, and much more!


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Jordan Jesse Go Ep. 107: Shark Week

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Guests: 
Chad Fogland
Guests: 
Ron Babcock

Comedians Chad Fogland and Ron Babcock join Jordan to discuss marine life, secret dreams, and more.


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Paul Rust Interview: The Sound of Young America

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Show: 
Bullseye
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Paul Rust

Paul Rust has just made his big break starring in the teen romp I Love You Beth Cooper, but he's been a long time friend of the show and was named one of Variety's 10 Comics To Watch in 2008. Rust will talk about how the silliness of Pee-wee Herman remains a seminal influence and the best parts of working with a big time, earnest filmmaker like Chris Columbus.

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Charlyne Yi Interview: The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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Charlyne Yi

Charlyne Yi made her first on screen appearance playing the stoned girlfriend of Martin Starr's character in the Judd Apatow flick Knocked Up. Now, she's written Paper Heart, a documentary and narrative film in which she also stars opposite Michael Cera. Hear from Yi about why she doesn't believe in love, and from Paper Heart director Nick Jasenovec about the choice of casting someone else to play himself.

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Team Submarine: The Text Of Young America

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Nate Fernald and Steve O’Brien are Team Submarine. The New York based comedy duo have recently released a CD called Correctamundo!. They’ve preformed at NYC Sketchfest, San Francisco Sketchfest, The Benson Interruption and have appeared on NPR and right here on TSOYA. They’ve got a great blog and a cool website full of videos and comedy tidbits. They are always preforming in NYC, so please check the live listings on the site. Nate Fernald was out of town, so Steve O’Brien spoke with me about origins, working in pairs, and romantic comedies. Mostly about romantic comedies.

Chris Bowman: How did you meet Nate Fernald?

Steve O’Brien: I went to high school with a guy who ended up going to college with Nate. We didn’t know each other but Nate and I moved out to Chicago at the same time, so our friend Tyler was like- every time I tell this story I feel like I’m telling the story of Nate and I being an old married couple.

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The State Interview: The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
Guests: 
Kerri Kenney-Silver
Guests: 
Thomas Lennon
Guests: 
Ken Marino

Kerri Kenney-Silver, Thomas Lennon and Ken Marino talk about the history of the sketch comedy group The State.

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Jordan Jesse Go Ep. 106: First Time Long Time

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Guests: 
Hal Rudnick

Comedian Hal Rudnick visits Jordan and Jesse to talk about children's clothing, the Navajo language, and more.


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