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Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Episode 73: Antimaterialist.

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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 just want to help a young man with the things he doesn't need.

The Clipse f. Cam'ron & Pharrell -- Popular Demand (Popeyes)


I like the Clipse switching their flows up a little. I like Cam'ron saying, "I know your mother well. / Tell your mama 'hi'." I like this record.

Jordan Jesse Go Ep. 116: Offensive Driving with Adam Lisagor

Adam Lisagor

Adam Lisagor from You Look Nice Today joins Jesse and Jordan to talk about what they do when they're hanging out, wearing their cashmere sweatpants.

Ever Skyward!

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As seen by Tom Cowell in Portland, Oregon.

Ever Skyward!

Super Dave on Conan


I am a huge Super Dave fan, but in my capacity as Sound of Young America booker, I got turned down COLD by Super Dave. But did I turn against him? No. Because Super Dave had bigger fish to fry. I understand what size of fish I am. I just try to do my swimming and eat smaller fish and avoid hooks. But enough about Fish Me. Let's watch Super Dave on Conan.

Improv Everywhere and Paul F. Tompkins


A fascinating exchange between Improv Everywhere founder Charlie Todd and standup comedian Paul F. Tompkins.

I know Charlie much better than I know Paul, but I certainly know that Paul is a very smart guy, one of the funniest people in the world, and good friends with some good friends of mine. He's also always been kind to me and the show. As for Charlie, he's one of the nicest guys you could ever meet, and has worked very, very hard to keep Improv Everywhere a moral, positive organization. So you better believe that what he writes is very heartfelt.

I've participated in a couple of IE missions, and my experience was uniformly positive. A few people gave us bemused looks, a few ignored us, but most seemed to really enjoy what we were up to. I know that's what Charlie enjoys about doing this - making something fun and funny for people going through their everyday lives.

Nonetheless, I found Paul's thoughtful criticisms interesting, and they certainly gave me pause. Anyway, worth your time.

Do they know it's Christmas?


Do They Know It's Christmas? from Scott Aukerman on Vimeo.

You can tell it's Christmas, because all of our favorite LA comedians have recorded this ironic cover of Do They Know It's Christmas to promote the Comedy Death Ray 2010 calendar and Christmas CD.

Featuring (in order): Paul F. Tompkins, R.O. Manse, Tig Notaro, Rob Huebel, Patton Oswalt, Mike Phirman, Jimmy Pardo, Brian Posehn & Scott Aukerman, Garfunkel & Oates, Aimee Mann, Chris Hardwick, Paul Scheer & June Diane Raphael, Doug Benson, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Nick Thune, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Cracked Out, Dragon Boy Suede, Natasha Leggero, Thomas Lennon & Ed Helms

Kurt Andersen to Time Travelers: Come To My Show


Kurt "Explodo" Andersen is going to be at the wonderful Greene Space at WNYC next Tuesday night with the Studio 360 crew for a show about time travel. Guests include the fantastic Janelle Monae and our old pal Mike Daisey. Tickets are $15 and should be well worth it.

Scott Schuman, The Sartorialist: Interview on The Sound of Young America

Scott Schuman

Scott Schuman is the creator of the street fashion photography blog The Sartorialist. His new book collects some of his favorite photos from the blog. His subjects range from Hasidim on the streets of New York to garment industry insiders in Milan.

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