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Doctor Who Writer Steven Moffat and Stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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Stephen Moffat
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Matt Smith
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Karen Gillan

The sci-fi adventure series Doctor Who has been a fan favorite for more than 40 years. The original run of the show, from 1963 to 1989, is mostly remembered by Americans for its cheesy special effects and distinctly British eccentricity. A series revamp in 2005 dispensed with the former and kept the latter - it's a huge hit, both critically and commercially, in the UK.

This month the fifth series of the new version of the show launched on BBC America, with a new head writer (the highly acclaimed Steven Moffat), a new Doctor (Matt Smith) and a new companion (Karen Gillan). Moffat, Smith and Gillan are our guests on this Sound of Young America. They talk bout the significance that Doctor Who held in their lives, and about what it's like to put a personal stamp on a revered cultural phenomenon.

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God's Pottery: Sex and Abstinence on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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God's Pottery

Gideon Lamb and Jeremiah Smallchild of the Christian folk music duo God's Pottery share some insights on the subject of sex and abstinence for teens, and sing their hit "The Pants Come Off When the Ring Goes On." Their new book is "What Would God's Pottery Do?"

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 130: Hansen Camp with The Sklar Brothers

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The Sklar Brothers

The Sklar Brothers join Jesse and Jordan for a talk about Hanson, Hansen's, the dark side of Canada and more.

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Andy Richter Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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Andy Richter

Andy Richter is best known as sidekick to Conan O'Brien, on both Late Night and The Tonight Show. He's also a successful comic writer and actor. His acclaimed series Andy Barker, PI and Andy Richter Controls the Universe are both available on DVD. He's also headed out on tour with Conan O'Brien's "Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television" tour, which begins April 12th in Eugene, Oregon.

Andy talked with us about his early days, touring with The Real Brady Bunch and eventually falling into the sidekick's chair on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. He talks about why he left that show, and why he rejoined Conan for The Tonight Show, and about what it was like to man a sinking ship after the staff of Tonight found out they were being pulled from the air.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 129: World Champion Dave Hill with Dave Hill and Dave Hill

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Dave Hill
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Dave Hill

Comedian Dave Hill (from New York) is our guest on this week's show. We talk about Lebowskifest and comedian Dave Hill (from LA) stops by for a Dave Hill-off.

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MaxFunCon Podcast Ep. 14: Julia Crookston

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We're so excited to have Chef Julia Crookston as our in-house cooking instructor at MaxFunCon, where she'll be helping us make delicious zucchini pickles. Head over to the MaxFunCon site to get our podcast -- you'll learn a thing or two about Julia and get a mini-lesson in making your own salad dressing.

Lemmy, the Directors and the Man: Interviews on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
Guests: 
Lemmy Kilmister
Guests: 
Greg Olliver
Guests: 
Wes Orshoski

"Lemmy" Directors Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski from Jesse Thorn on Vimeo.

Lemmy Kilmister on The Sound of Young America from Jesse Thorn on Vimeo.

Lemmy Kilmister is the legendary frontman of the band Motorhead. We talk with him, and with Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski, the directors of a documentary called Lemmy which premiered at South by Southwest in Austin.

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Bonus: Stop Podcasting Yourself with Scott Simpson

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Scott Simpson
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Dave Shumka
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Graham Clark

A special treat for Jordan, Jesse, Go! subscribers: a show from our newest MaxFun affiliate, Stop Podcasting Yourself. This one features our old pal Scott Simpson from You Look Nice Today. Enjoy the show, and subscribe to SPY in iTunes!

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American: The Bill Hicks Story: Interview with Steve Hicks and Matt Harlock on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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Steve Hicks
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Matt Harlock

Matt Harlock and Steve Hicks on The Sound of Young America from Jesse Thorn on Vimeo.

Matt Harlock is one of the directors of American: The Bill Hicks Story, a documentary about the legendary rebel comic which screened at South by Southwest. Harlock talked with us about the film in Austin, along with Hicks' brother Steve.

The film tells the story of Bill Hicks, one of the most influential and incendiary comics of the last 25 years. Hicks started performing comedy as a teenager, but found his voice in his mid-20s. Inspired by a group of comics working out of the Comedy Workshop in Houston, Texas, Hicks was fiercely personal and fiercely political, as well. He struggled against drug and alcohol addiction, getting sober in the early 1990s. He became a major star in the UK (Harlock and his co-director Paul Thomas are English), but never achieved the national impact he'd like to have achieved in the United States. In late 1993, Hicks was diagnosed with cancer. He kept the diagnosis secret from all but his closest family. He passed in early 1994 at the age of 32.

Vimeo is having some trouble at the moment - video of this episode will be up as soon as possible.

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Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Episode 82: Elevator Repairman

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Welcome to season two of Coyle & Sharpe: The Imposters! In the early 1960s, James P. Coyle and Mal Sharpe roamed the streets of San Francisco, microphone in hand, roping strangers into bizarre schemes and surreal stunts. These original recordings are from the Sharpe family archive, which is tended by Mal's daughter, Jennifer Sharpe. You can learn more about Coyle & Sharpe on their website or on MySpace. Their recent box set is These 2 Men Are Imposters.

On this episode: Coyle & Sharpe try to solicit the assistance of an elevator repairman.

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