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Podcast: Tearing Down the Wall of Sound: Mick Brown on Phil Spector

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Before he was an alleged murderer, Phil Spector was a mad genius of pop music. His productions, marked by a style known as "the wall of sound," bridged the gap between Elvis and The Beatles. His first hit song, "To Know Him is to Love Him" was as a performer, but he quickly transitioned into production, producing hit records for artists like Darlene Love and the Ronnettes. Even after his career crested in the early 60s, he produced seminal records for John Lennon and The Ramones. Mick Brown was the last journalist to interview the reclusive super-producer before the night in 2003 when he allegedly killed a young actress. His new book, "Tearing Down the Wall of Sound: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector," documents Spector's life.

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Podcast: Jordan, Jesse, Go!: Ep. 33: Jordan and Gene

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Gene sits in for Jesse while he's camping in the mountains.

Introduction
Gene and Jordan talk about how unqualified they are to be running this week's podcast. One thing is made clear: This is sure to be the "drinkiest" JJGo ever.

Career Choices


Jordan and Gene discuss their dream jobs and backup plans.
Moving Pictures


This week on Jordan Went to the Movies: The Simpsons, The Ten, and a preview of the forthcoming Shoot 'Em Up. Bonus: More discussion of Live Free or Die Hard.
Pets, etc.


The urge to kill the easily killable, why babies and pets don't mix, the joys of unemployment, and Jordan's dad.
Baseball


This week's Forced Discussion of Current Events: Barry Bonds!

Zoo Animal Showdown!
Giraffe Vs. Capybara


Find out the winner and vote on the...

Next Match-up:
Penguin Vs. Python

Are Penguins played out? Is Python too promiscuous? Weigh in TODAY!
Outro


Show Verdict: C-


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Podcast: The Lifesavas

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For the past 15 years, underground hip-hop trio The Lifesavas have blended smartly intricate rhymes with socially-conscious and self-aware lyrics. Hailing out of Portland, Oregon, The Lifesavas worked with many top names in the underground scene before finally releasing their first LP, Spirit in Stone, in 2003. Their new album is Gutterfly: The Original Soundtrack. Released in April of this year, the ambitious full-length is imagined as the soundtrack to a (non-existent) blaxploitation film.

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Podcast: Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast Ep. 15: Fake-a-Wish

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This week: The California Youth Authority presents Fake-a-Wish Camp, for children who have faked illnesses in order to receive... "last time fun things."

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Podcast: TSOYA Classic: New Sincerity Summer

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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.

This show is all about summer, and fun, and how the two really just go hand in hand. First, we adjudicate the New Sincerity Summer contest, in which listeners offer up their favorite summer activities.

Then we talk with Mike Veeck, minor league baseball empresario, son of baseball Hall of Famer Bill Veeck, and author of Fun is Good. Mike talks with us about some of the promotions he's concocted, like "Disco Demolition Night" and "Mime-O-Vision." He also tells us about his son, who he has named "Night Train." Seriously people, this man is dedicated.

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Podcast: TSOYA Classic: Finders Keepers

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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.

Our guests are Davy Rothbart, editor of Found Magazine, and Lorca Shepperd, co-director of the film Other Peoples' Pictures.

Found Magazine is a collection of notes, photos, and other found items ranging from cute, to absurd, to downright bizarre. Found items, sent in in large part by readers, are published in their irregular magazine, and more frequently, on the Found website. They also have published two books.

Lorca Shepperd's documentary Other Peoples' Pictures offers a glimpse into the world of snapshot enthusiasts -- collectors of vintage amateur photography.

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Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe, Ep. 15: Grevenz

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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. Today, their humor is a cultural touchstone for artists as varied as Henry Rollins and The Upright Citizens Brigade.

These 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.

This week, Coyle & Sharpe render a man mute with the utterance of one word: Grevenz.

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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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