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Podcast: TSOYA Classic: Vaudville!

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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.

There we were on the back end of the '05 holiday season. You've just broken out the last Christmas cracker and...wow! A paper crown. Wait, what's this? Oh! It's author Trav S.D. talking about his vaudville book "No Applause-Just Throw Money". H. John Benjamin shares a few warm-hearted thoughts of Christmas. Listen close and you'll hear a clip of Aziz Ansari live and so much more! Sit down, put your feet up, and say goodbye to 2005 (again).

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The Whipmaster

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If you don't love The Whipmaster, you're probably an asshole.

Fun on Crackle.com with Bill Hader and Rob Baedeker

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MaxFunPal Bill Hader dropped a line to let us know about a new online project he's working on with MaxFunPal Simon Rich and SNL Superstar Seth Meyers. It's a series about waiting in line for a SciFi movie that also stars Joe Lo Truglio of The State. It's above, and very promising.

Below, MaxFunPal Rob Baedeker of Kasper Hauser recently landed the starring role in the web series "Mr. Justice and Powerful Girl," also on Crackle.com. Each week on the show, Rob, dressed as a superhero, and his kindly sidekick Powerful Girl step out into the world and try to do nice things. In the episode I've embedded below, Mr. Justice and Powerful Girl take on a subject close to my heart: bunny rabbits.

I've got great news for you!

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Andy Kindler and The Hold Steady are friends! I love them!

Above: Friendship. Below: Rocking Out.

Podcast: Ze Frank Live in New York City

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Ze Frank is the creator and... host(?) of zefrank.com, a remarkable collection of toys, ideas and vlogs. His year-long video blog project, The Show, is widely considered the pinnacle of the form. In the show, he urged listeners to dress their vacuum cleaners in people clothes, to make a sandwich out of the earth by placing slices of bread at opposite sids of the globe, and much more.

All our videos for this show were shot by Benjamin Ahr Harrison, a New-York based videographer. You can find him online at badcharacter.com. Thanks, Ben! Our audio was captured by Jeff Solomon.

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Podcast: TSOYA Classic: Holiday Special

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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.

Everyone loves Christmas. Except Oscar the Grouch. But everyone else. Davey Rothbart from Found magazine tells us about a very special holiday budget. Patton Oswalt reveals a demonic holiday memory. John Waters explains the contents of his Christmas album, and author Chris Moore talks about his book The Stupidest Angel.

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Duck Amuck

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As MaxFunster PlumberDuck correctly identified in the "cartoons" thread, Duck Amuck is one of the greatest things ever in the history of anything.

"Thanks for the sour persimmons, cousin."

Podcast: Live in New York with Michael Showalter, Dawn Landes and Pangea 3000

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Last month, The Sound of Young America taped our third live program in New York, as part of Sketchfest NYC. In a few days we'll post interviews with Ze Frank and Jay Smooth, but first I'd like to present the performance portions of the program. You can find the normal audio links below, but we've also got video of the show, so it seemed crazy not to share that here.

First up was Pangea 3000. This New York sketch group performed a sketch that I am not allowed by law to play on the radio, no matter how badly I want to.

Pangea 3000 - "Spelling Bee"

Next up was Michael Showalter. You may know Michael from The State, from Stella, or perhaps as Coop in Wet Hot American Summer. He's also a standup, and released his first standup CD, Cats & Sandwiches, last year. He told a story about trying to adopt a cat, shared some very silly poetry, and closed with some info about frogs. You can download the portion of his set that we didn't podcast from this direct link.

Michael Showalter

Our musical performance came from singer-songwriter Dawn Landes. Dawn was suggested to me by Brooklyn Vegan, and as soon as I heard her sing, I knew she was the perfect choice.

Dawn Landes

All our videos for this show were shot by Benjamin Ahr Harrison, a New-York based videographer. You can find him online at badcharacter.com. Thanks, Ben!

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Podcast: TSOYA Classic: Holiday Party

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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.

Everyone's favorite 30-year-old paperboy, Chris Elliott, sits down with us. Actor, comedian, author, and professional David Letterman guest. Is there anything this guy can't do? Also on the show, a classic bit of street pranking brought to you by Coyle & Sharp and Hang it up/Keep it up.

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"Operation horse kick..."

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Congress Struggles To Come Up With Cool Name For Anti-Drug Initiative

These Onion videos are so fantastic. I feel like I post about every third one, but they're just that funny. I think these C-Span parodies are my favorites... but I can't decide.

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