The Sound of Young America: The Onion

13th July 2007

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, […]

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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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