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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 201: Bird Murder with Oscar Nunez

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Oscar Nunez from The Office joins Jordan and Jesse to discuss Belfast Baddasses, how to achieve Alan Alda type celebrity status at the dry-cleaners and of course the plight of the pet pigeon. If you live in an Abyss-like space station at the bottom of the sea and DON'T know when The Office airs, you can catch it on Thursdays 9/8c

Nile Rodgers, Musician and Hit Producer: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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Nile Rodgers

You might not recognize Nile Rodgers, who began his music career as part of the purposely faceless band Chic -- but you'd for sure know his music if you heard it. He founded Chic with bassist and friend Bernard Edwards, and launched a string of hits including "Le Freak" and "Good Times", and went on to become a songwriting and producing superstar with a tried-and-true formula.

The anthem "We are Family"? That's one of his, too. He was behind Diana Ross' "I'm Coming Out", David Bowie's "Let's Dance", Madonna's "Like a Virgin" and many more. Now, he reflects on decades of hitwriting, the legacy of disco, and the meaning of music in his life.

His new memoir, out now, is Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny.

Comedy: Jordan Ranks America, November 2011 on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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Jordan Morris

Our correspondent Jordan Morris pores over trends and happenings to let you know what's best in the US right now. Join us for Jordan Ranks America, November 2011 edition!

Actor Patrick Warburton: Interview on The Sound Of Young America

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Bullseye
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Patrick Warburton

If you don't immediately recognize his name, you will undoubtedly know his voice. Patrick Warburton, at one point in the 80s and 90s, appeared in almost every popular television program running. From guest appearances on Northern Exposure and Murphy Brown to more regular characters on NewsRadio and Dave's World. His most popular character is arguably David Puddy on Seinfeld, whose persona he created in a read-through.

Patrick's style and on-screen persona literally cornered the market on the meat-headed wrench monkey and was even able to take this delivery to Disney as the character 'Kronk' in The Emperor's New Groove. The animation world would also use Patrick's unique and immediately recognizable voice in hit shows like Archer, Family Guy and The Venture Brothers.

Not a bad career span for someone who really, just wanted to surf Newport swells and maybe study marine-biology.

You can catch Patrick co-starring along with David Spade in the CBS Prime Time show Rules of Engagement, Thursdays at 8:30/ 7:30c. He's also the voice of the totally irreverent, totally inappropriate late night talk show host on Crackle's new series Effin with Tonight.

Comedy: Rob Baedeker's Chemistry Lecture

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Bullseye

Rob Baedeker, from the comedy group Kasper Hauser, joins us to share the ground-breaking lecture he gave on the subject of chemistry, at the California Institute of Technology. Basically, any lecture ever given in the history of chemistry has been rolled into one. This one.

Kate Beaton, Author of Hark! A Vagrant: Interview on The Sound Of Young America

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Beaton's self portrait.
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Bullseye
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Kate Beaton

Kate Beaton joins us on The Sound Of Young America to talk about her webcomic, Hark! a Vagrant. Her comic mines everything from Nancy Drew to obscure Canadian explorers for inspiration. Political figures and literary characters are re-imagined and skewered as petulant children, jaded superheroes and Victorian dude-watchers, accented by a very expressive drawing style.

We talk about building an audience online, Kate's own favorite comics and what gives her inspiration.

Her comics have recently been collected into a book, also called Hark! A Vagrant.

Jeanne Darst, Author of Fiction Ruined My Family: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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Jeanne Darst

Jeanne Darst is a writer and performer who recently published a memoir of her family, alcoholism, creativity, and coming to a point of actually making your thing. It's called Fiction Ruined My Family.

Jeanne grew up in a literary family whose description conjures up images of cocktail parties where brilliant creative minds are brushing up against one another. Her father aspired to literati status, so much so that reading popular fiction in his household constituted rebellion.

The part of their glamorous writing life that was missing? The actual writing, which was often overshadowed by alcoholism.

Jeanne talks to us about beginning a life of writing, acting and producing modeled on her family's behavior -- before realizing that being a functioning member of society and being an inspired creative person were not mutually exclusive.

Marc Maron, Stand Up Comic and Host of WTF: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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Marc Maron

Marc Maron is a podcast host and veteran stand up comic known for his frequently emotional and neurotic comedy. He's hosted several stand up specials and frequently appears as a guest on late night television, including a record number of appearances with Conan O'Brien.

Marc began his broadcast career by hosting Morning Sedition on the now-defunct progressive radio network Air America. He started hosting his podcast WTF with Marc Maron in 2009, interviewing fellow comedians about their careers, road stories, and occasionally delving deep into personal struggles.

Marc's new comedy album is called This Has to Be Funny.

Maron returns to The Sound to pick up where we left off in our last interview, discuss how things have turned around -- and talk about how a cynic deals with success.

Rin Tin Tin with Susan Orlean: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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Susan Orlean

Bestselling nonfiction author and The New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean talks to us about the fascinating life of the iconic screen star, Rin Tin Tin.

Rin Tin Tin went from being an abandoned puppy in a bombed-out dog kennel to being one of the best-recognized and best-loved dogs in recent history. His owner Lee Duncan devoted his life to showing the world the fantastic stunts his dog could do, including jumping 12-foot fences and climbing trees. Rin Tin Tin became "The Wonder Dog" and a star of the silver (and later, television) screen.

Susan's new book, Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend, is not merely a biography of the dogs that took on the mantle of Rin Tin Tin, but an exploration of what our relationships with dogs have to come mean in the past hundred years.

Culture: AV Club Picks Fall TV on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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Todd VanDerWerff
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Erik Adams

The Fall TV season is fully underway and although there have been a few misses there's no shortage of good if not great programming. The Onion's AV Club TV Editor Todd VanDerWerff and Assistant Editor Erik Adams give the run down.

  • Homeland-Sundays on Showtime 10PM ET/PT:A CIA drama with a female anti-hero, chronicles the often wonky politics of working for the CIA.
  • 2 Broke Girls-Mondays on CBS 8:30/7:30c: Two girls in their twenties sitcom, different backgrounds collide while working at the same restaurant.
  • American Horror Story-Wednesdays on FX 10/9c: Family moves into a haunted house. From the creators of Glee.
  • Up All Night-Wednesdays on NBC 8/7c: New parents work out the kinks while Will Arnett's character is a stay at home dad. Also starring Maya Rudolph.
  • The New Girl - Tuesdays on FOX 9/8c: Zooey Deschanel stars as a girl getting over a surprise breakup, and shows off her physical comedy skills.
  • Pan Am-Sundays on NBC 10/9c Period drama surrounding the world famous airline, focusing on the pilots and stewardesses of the jet-set era.
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