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Holiday Greetings To You And Yours!

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Hey friends --

I hope this email finds you enjoying the holidays. My wife Theresa and I are in the Bay Area, spending time with our families and enjoying some fresh, clean NorCal air. I even participated in something called a "Turkey Trot Fun Run." Seriously.

A couple of seasonal bits of business:

* If you're a MaxFun donor, take a second to check out your donations. If you change credit cards (even just a new expiration date), your donations will be automatically cancelled. And check out your address on PayPal. We don't want stuff we send you to go to the wrong address. If your address is wrong on PayPal, can you correct it and let us know the right address? Email Casey at casey@maximumfun.org.

* Check out the entries in the JJGo holiday contest! People have been submitting their projects which capture the spirit of the holiday season. So far the amazing entries have included a meticulously documented holiday-liquer-making process, a day of apple butter cauldron cooking, and an awesome baby in an elf suit. I'm even giving out $100 in completely capricious prizes. You can see the photos (and post your own projects) here.

* With help from Casey the Intern, I've been busting my butt to bring in some really cool guests for you this winter. You can check out recent guests like John Hodgman, Dan Savage and Sarah Vowell here. And look out for cool upcoming guests like Ben Folds and The Kids in the Hall.

* If you're getting ready to do some end-of-year giving, please consider including The Sound of Young America and Maximumfun.org. We only bother you with a real pledge drive once a year, but our needs are of course ongoing. At present, only about one in twenty listeners donate. In the new year, we're unveiling some exciting new stuff, but we can only do so with your help. You can donate now here.

Have a very happy holiday, with lots of friendship and fond feelings from me and Jordan and everybody at MaxFun.

Your pal,
Jesse

Happy Holidays!

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

Hey -- if you're a MaxFun Donor, could you take a second right now to check that your mailing address is correct in PayPal? If it's not, fix it and let Casey know -- casey@maximumfun.org. I CAN'T TELL YOU WHY.

Jones' Big Ass Truck Rental

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Featuring Robert Hines. Delightful.

John Hodgman, author of More Information Than You Require, Interviewed on The Sound of Young America

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John Hodgman is a Former Professional Literary Agent, Famous Minor Television Personality, and Noted Writer. His new book of fabricated knowledge is More Information Than You Require.

(Special note: this episode will appear in the podcast feed on Wednesday, November 26th, just in time for your holiday travel.)

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John Hodgman, author of More Information Than You Require, Interviewed on The Sound of Young America

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Gideon Yago is a Peabody and Emmy award-winning journalist. Until last year, he was an anchor and documentarian for MTV News. While there, he interviewed some of the most important people in the world, like George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates, as well as young people, both remarkable and ordinary, around the globe. Now, he's hosting a new series, The IFC Media Project, which aims to help viewers critically engage the newsmedia.

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Jake One f. Freeway & Brother Ali - The Truth

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Just because this is my second favorite hip-hop track called "The Truth" doesn't mean it isn't a great track. I guess I really should spend some time with Brother Ali's music. And this Jake One album, too.

Podcast Coyle & Sharpe Episode 45: Fungus Infant

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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 and Sharpe try to convince a mother to allow her infant to take part in a radical science experiment that will cover the baby in fungus.

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Jordan Jesse Go! Episode 81: Antique Appraiser

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Jesse and Jordan are joined by comedy writer and improviser Seth Morris of FunnyOrDie.com and The Naked Babies. They discuss Jesse's trip to Las Vegas, apple butter and more. Be sure to check out the bonus audio on the forum!

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Gideon Yago, Journalist and Host of The IFC Media Project Interviewed on The Sound of Young America

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Gideon Yago is a Peabody and Emmy award-winning journalist. Until last year, he was an anchor and documentarian for MTV News. While there, he interviewed some of the most important people in the world, like George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates, as well as young people, both remarkable and ordinary, around the globe. Now, he's hosting a new series, The IFC Media Project, which aims to help viewers critically engage the newsmedia.

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Podcast: The College Years: USA A-OK

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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.

Step right up for a heck of a show, folks! This week: professional namer Dave Hurlbert and "Big Time" Gene O'Neil are interviewed by your hosts Jordan and Jesse. Also in this spectacular spectacle: Jim Real's Would You Rather and campaign commercials.

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