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Podcast: Comedy: Dan Mintz

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Comedian Dan Mintz has, at 26, already cemented his reputation as a rising star in the LA comedy scene. His distinctive style -- feet planted firmly on stage, his eyes drifting high over the audience's head, the occaisional goofy smile -- is nearly as remarkable as his finely-crafted jokes. He's also written for several television shows, including The Human Giant and The Andy Milonakis Show.

This performance was recorded for The Sound of Young America at the Westside Eclectic theater in Santa Monica, California. Our live comedy series is co-produced by Matt Belknap & aspecialthing.com.

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Podcast: Comedy: Dan Mintz

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Comedian Dan Mintz has, at 26, already cemented his reputation as a rising star in the LA comedy scene. His distinctive style -- feet planted firmly on stage, his eyes drifting high over the audience's head, the occaisional goofy smile -- is nearly as remarkable as his finely-crafted jokes. He's also written for several television shows, including The Human Giant and The Andy Milonakis Show.

This performance was recorded for The Sound of Young America at the Westside Eclectic theater in Santa Monica, California. Our live comedy series is co-produced by Matt Belknap & aspecialthing.com.

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Pocast: Jordan, Jesse Go! Ep. 32: Modern Art and Comic Books

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Jesse and Jordan had eventful weekends.

Introduction
As Jesse and Jordan introduce the show, Tim the Intern digs them some holes.
New York City
Jordan visited New York City over the weekend. We discuss Picasso's under-heralded "Minotaur Period," as well as the Del Close Marathon.
Gene's Recovery


Gene remains in critical condition after being shot on last week's show. Cross your fingers for him.
Bear V. Rhino


Bear destroyed Rhino in this past week's Zoo Animal Battle.

Giraffe v. Capybara


Giraffe v. Capybara is this week's Zoo Animal Battle. Share your thoughts and vote here.

Comic Book Convention


Jesse and Jordan both went to the comic book convention, and had very mixed reactions. Also: Jordan met Peter Fonda and Peter Fonda's beautiful teeth.


Outro


A graceful denoument to a brilliant program.


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Podcast: Miranda July ))<>((

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Miranda July is the very definition of a multi-media artist. She started in theater, made her name as a performance artist and came to broader national prominence as the writer, director and star of the film "Me, You and Everyone We Know." Her latest endeavor is a book fo short fiction called "No One Belongs Here More Than You." I spoke with Miranda in her office -- a small house in Los Angeles' Echo Park, the floor of which was strewn with art-in-progress.

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Podcast: TSOYA: Live in LA with Rob Thomas, Brent Weinbach and Eleni Mandell

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Earlier this month, we recorded this LIVE Sound of Young America program at the Westside Eclectic Theater in Santa Monica. Above, you can see Nutsy preparing for the show.

The one and only Dan Grayson rocked out theme song live, a rare and distinct pleasure.

The great Brent Weinbach, fresh of a performance with the Comedians of Comedy at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival, led off the show, offering the audience a taste of his unique comic style. You can hear much of his performance in the show, but I had to cut some for time reasons. For example, here's Brent leading the audience in an orchestral performance that has to be heard to be believed: MP3.

Then I had the pleasure of interviewing Rob Thomas. He's the creator of Veronica Mars, the wonderful (and dearly departed) teen detective television show for people who would never watch a teen detective television show. He also created the cult hit series "Cupid," and edited a book of essays about Veronica Mars called "Neptune Noir."

The wonderful Eleni Mandell closed the show with three songs -- alternately haunting, sweet and charming. If you'd like to listen to the performances independent of the show, here are MP3 links (right click and choose "Save As"): Girls (MP3), My Twin (MP3), Make Out King (MP3). All three songs are taken from Eleni's newest LP, "The Miracle of 5," and you should really buy it on Amazon or from iTunes.

All photographs by Lee Meredith - see more here. Special thanks this week to The Onion, America's Finest News Source, and to He'Brew, The Chosen Beer for providing us with free refreshments.

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Live in NYC with David Wain, et al
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Podcast: Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast: Ep. 14: The News 6 Update

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This week: Bay Area news update -- more at six.

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Podcast: They Might Be Giants

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They Might Be Giants are giants in a field of their own creation. Their funny art-rock has it's roots in the New York performance art world, but it's gone through many incarnations in 25 years. The band's most recent record, The Else, is largely produced by The Dust Brothers. They've also begun podcasting and offering free concert downloads.

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Greg Saunier of Deerhoof
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Ted Leo

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Podcast: The College Years: Mace Detective Gets His Man (Or: Jordan's Amnesia!)

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The College Years is a look deep into the vaults of The Sound of Young America. Take a journey with us every week as we post a new program or two from our salad days.

Mace Detective, Private Detective is back on the job in this week's trip back to the College Years, as he solves murders and drinks fruity beverages. Jordan Morris later attempts to recover from amnesia caused by an unknown source.

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Podcast: Jordan, Jesse, Go!: Ep. 30: Jordan, Jesse, Drama!

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As the podcast turns...following a call to The Best Show on WFMU, Jesse is forced to make a heartbreaking decision.

Introduction
Jesse and Jordan are hanging out in the local billiard parlor.
Movie Talk
Jordan gives a "thumbs up" to Live Free or Die Hard, etc.
Listener Calls


This starts out with a discussion of casual racism in LA, but works its way into some miscellaneous calls.
Project Breakout


There's a new comedy competition at projectbreakout.com: Sketch Comedy VS. Stand-Up. Visit the site for details on how to enter!

Miserly Jordan


That miserly Jordan takes a step toward being less miserly when he buys 10 dollar ice cube trays.

Zoo Animal Showdown!
Monkey vs. Lion

Listeners call in with their thoughts on, and we find out the winner of, Monkey Vs. Lion!

Next Match-up:
Elephant Vs. Sloth

Who will you send to the next round? Vote today!

Stupid Listeners, Funny Calls!

We had quite a few responses to last week's stupid challenge, but one takes the cake. We'll give you a hint: It involves peeing all over the floor.

Hang It Up, Keep It Up


Let Jesse Thorn be your moral compass with the long awaited return of HIU-KIU.

A Tough Decision


AND YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THE EXCITING CONCLUSION TO THIS WEEK'S SHOW. TOO IMPORTANT TO TEASE!! HERE IS SOME BACKGROUND INFORMATION.


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*Vote in the second round of the Zoo Animal Showdown! Visit the forum for details.
*Have you ever done something stupid? Think you can beat today's calls? Call in and tell us about it.

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* Review the show on iTunes.
* Do you have a dispute Judge John Hodgman can solve on a future broadcast? Email it to us! Put Judge John in the subject line.
* Have personal questions for Jesse and Jordan? Call 206-984-4FUN and tell us what they are!
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Podcast: TSOYA Classic: The Onion

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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.

The Onion has been reporting fake news since 1988, when it was created by two juniors in their University of Wisconsin dorm room. Today its empire covers nearly all forms of media, and its hilarious wit and satire has never dulled. On this week's show, we talk with staff writer Joe Garden and editor-in-chief Carol Kolb.

Also -- Recorded comedy from the Sklar Brothers and Hard N Phirm!

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