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Thu, 27 Jan 2011 18:41:14 +0000
Jesse speaks with Tim and Eric, about their early love for the game, and their intense trivia knowledge of it. Then Will Carroll talks to Jesse about the current steroid issue in baseball. They discuss local baseball teams of the Bay area, as well as injury and trading reports. Lastly, Jesse talks to Bill Lee about what it's like to get older but still love playing the game of baseball enough to continue.
Thu, 20 Jan 2011 21:37:13 +0000
Jesse sadly announces Mitch Hedberg's passing and reflects on his work as a comedian. Then comedian Al Madrigal speaks about his upcoming appearance at the 826 Valencia Comedy Benefit and also takes time to look back at Hedberg's life. Then comedian and radio host Mark Maron talks about his experience as a radio personality and role in comedy.
Wed, 12 Jan 2011 00:34:39 +0000
Jesse talks to New York writer, artist, and musician Paul D. Miller, AKA DJ Spooky. Then writer Sharon Waxman talks about her book Rebels on the Backlot, which discusses the indie film explosion of the mid 1990's.
Wed, 05 Jan 2011 21:59:43 +0000
Jesse speaks with the founders of the Lebowski Fest, Will Russell and Scott Shuffitt. Then, author Seth Greenland talks about his book Shining City. Finally, callers call in to talk about marmots! What's a marmot, you ask? Listen to find out! Or google it.
Wed, 22 Dec 2010 19:23:43 +0000
Jesse talks to Amy Krouse Rosenthal, writer of numerous books for children and adults, host of NPR's Mission Amy KR, and creator of numerous short films. Next Jesse talks to Ricky Jay: magician, author, actor and historian.
Mon, 06 Dec 2010 18:41:00 +0000
Jesse talks to Doug Benson about who will win the 2005 Oscars. Then comedy troupe The Hollow Men storm onto the show. Shenanigans abound!
Wed, 24 Nov 2010 18:33:00 +0000
In this episode, Jesse recalls an interview he and Jordan conducted with Colin Meloy, singer/songwriter of The Decemberists. Then Jesse interviews Harvey Pekar, best known for his autobiographical "American Splendor" comic series.
Mon, 15 Nov 2010 23:51:18 +0000
In this episode, Jesse talks to a curator from the United States Museum of Television and Radio about the "Beyond the Fringe" show of the early 1960s.
Wed, 27 Oct 2010 21:47:00 +0000
In this episode, Jesse starts off by explaining the newfangled technology of "podcasting." Then Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster talk to Jesse about the age old technology of radio. The back half of the episode is a track taken from a best of The Best Show on WFMU.
Mon, 11 Oct 2010 00:47:03 +0000
The College Years is back from jury duty! On this episode, get to know the sketch comedy troupe, Olde English. And then look forward to Jesse's interview with director, actor, and writer Paul Feig.
Sat, 11 Sep 2010 23:41:43 +0000
It's The College Years' holiday special! Oh happy day. Celebrate Christmas in September with Found magazine editor Davy Rothbart, author Christopher Moore, filmmaker John Waters, comedian Patton Oswalt, and even Jesse's little brother.
Fri, 03 Sep 2010 20:09:13 +0000
In this episode, The Sound of Young America celebrates The Second City, one of comedy's great institutions. Appropriately, Jesse talks to Anne Libera, author of The Second City Almanac of Improvisation.
Wed, 25 Aug 2010 18:02:00 +0000
Today's episode is a very special tribute to Ol' Dirty Bastard. In it, Jesse and guest-host Jim "Master of Would You Rather" Real welcome Improv Everywhere founder Charlie Todd, and partake in a little radio improvisation themselves.
Sun, 22 Aug 2010 03:43:19 +0000
In this episode of The College Years, Jesse Thorn welcomes a few notable men. To start things off, Jesse welcomes Chuck D, of Public Enemy fame. For the second half, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, also known as Tim & Eric, visit the show to talk about Tom Goes to the Mayor.
Sat, 14 Aug 2010 07:11:56 +0000
On this edition of the The College Years, Jesse welcomes guest hosts Rob Baedeker and James Reichmuth of Kasper Hauser fame and eternal MaxFun friendship. First off, the gentlemen talk with the casting director of Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge. Next, Jesse interviews Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors. And lastly, the hilarious Zach Galifianakis drops by for a brief interview.
Sun, 08 Aug 2010 07:32:03 +0000
On this edition of The College Years, Jesse and guest-host Steve Palopoli welcome SuicideGirl Pearl and monologuist Josh Kornbluth.
Sat, 31 Jul 2010 07:36:53 +0000
Jesse Thorn, by his lonesome, welcomes two very funny men on this episode of The Sound of Young America. Look forward to the great writer and radio host Tom Scharpling as well as the never not funny comedian Eugene Mirman.
Fri, 23 Jul 2010 23:54:00 +0000
Listen in as Jesse Thorn and special guest host, Maria Schell welcome truly talented people on The Sound of Young America. You can look forward to writer Kristin Gore, funnyman Patton Oswalt, and graphic novelist Art Spiegelman on this week's show.
Sat, 17 Jul 2010 03:44:28 +0000
In this edition of The College Years, special guest-host Kathi Kamen-Goldmark joins Jesse as they welcome a few chosen people on The Sound of Young America. First, Jesse and Kathi talk to Chris Jackson from H.O.P.E. in America about Paris Hilton's 2004 dallience with literature. Right after that, Count Bass D drops some knowledge on the show. And to end things, Sarah Silverman graces the show with her funny.
Fri, 09 Jul 2010 05:03:00 +0000
In this episode, Jesse starts things off with a celebration of the music of Randy Newman. Then, cartoonist Dan Piraro talks about Bizarro and politics. Also, Dame Edna Everage graces the show with her presence.
Tue, 29 Jun 2010 00:40:00 +0000
Co-hosted by Jamis MacNiven, W. Kamau Bell, and Al Madrigal, this week's show has filmmaker Tyler MacNiven, author Steve Almond, artist Marc Horowitz, and musicians Tony Goldmark and Jacob Slichter.
Sat, 10 Apr 2010 01:02:00 +0000
Co-hosted by Brian Lane and Arthur Gauss, this week's show has artist Brandon Bird, author Geoffrey Nunberg, and comedians Jimmy Pardo and Shelley Berman.
Tue, 16 Feb 2010 01:20:00 +0000
In this episode, Jesse welcomes writer Joanne Gilbert, comedian Jeff Richards, and writer-comedian Harmon Leon.
Wed, 20 Jan 2010 21:41:00 +0000Historian Kenneth C. Davis & Comedian Patton Oswalt on the show. PLUS some standup by "The Jazz Comedian" Franklyn Ajaye.
Mon, 11 Jan 2010 15:00:00 +0000Comedians Jasper Redd & W. Kamau Bell on the show, PLUS a contest to win a chance to fly with Jesse on a WW2 Red Baron Pizza biplane!
Wed, 06 Jan 2010 23:19:00 +0000Today's Theme is: Sticking it to The Man. With guests Michael Slack & Rich Stimbra of the San Francisco Comedy College, and Davy Rothbart of FOUND! Magazine.
Thu, 31 Dec 2009 20:38:00 +0000Our rock star friend, Andrew W.K., give's Jesse's little brother Brendan some rock n roll advice. Brendan Thorn (aka Eddy Demon) is the frontman of the band Total Annihilation.
Wed, 16 Dec 2009 15:00:00 +0000Today's theme is FOOD - Our guest is Jamis McNiven, eccentric restaurant mogul of Bucks of Woodside and the author of Breakfast at Bucks: Tales From the Pancake Guy.
Wed, 09 Dec 2009 16:00:00 +0000Hang It Up / Keep It Up -
Wed, 02 Dec 2009 14:00:00 +0000Today's Theme: Pathetic! Tales of a woe and failure.
Wed, 25 Nov 2009 14:00:00 +0000In today's episode: The Sound of Young America boys showcase some of their comedy chops with their sketch group Prank The Dean. Also an interview with Santa Cruz's long-form sketch group Freefall.
Wed, 18 Nov 2009 17:41:00 +0000In today's episode: What type of girl is best? Sarah Silverman is best.
Wed, 11 Nov 2009 19:47:00 +0000Brian "Back In Business" Lane covering for Jordan Morris in this installment of TSOYA. With guest Patton Oswalt and the comedy stylings of Jesse's little brother: Brendan Thorn.
Fri, 06 Nov 2009 00:29:00 +0000Jesse and Jordan interview Teddy from The Gaskets and hold a contest for Willl Durst tickets. Good times and Capri Suns.
Mon, 20 Apr 2009 12:02:00 +0000Jesse and Jordan and later Brian interview sketch comedy power duo Eric Slovin and Leo Allen of Slovin and Allen. Top notch episode: all killer, no filler.
Mon, 06 Apr 2009 17:29:00 +0000Jesse and Jordan host this College Year with rock and roller and high five ambassador Teddy from The Gaskets. Throw in some ticket giveaways, some music, and some mocktails and you've got a hell of a show.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 17:09:00 +0000Jesse and Jordan host a comedic romp through comedy with an interview with The Second City's Allison Bills. Also in this episode: some Nichols and May bits and talk of Rooster T Feathers and its patrons.
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 07:15:00 +0000The College Years is back with a vengeance! Our hosts, Jesse, Jordan, and Brian interview famous comedian Doug Benson on the Marijuana-Logues and The Oscars. Also in this show, NY correspondent "Big Time" Gene O'Neill and a joke about The Sound of Young America getting broadcast nationally.
Tue, 16 Dec 2008 03:43:00 +0000Boy oh boy do we have a show for you. Famous actor-turned-musician Steve Burns, of Blues Clues fame is interviewed by Jesse and Jordan. Much more in this program including fan-favorite Jesse's Little Brother Brendan Tells a Joke, an interview with foreign correspondent, Giant Talking Bear, and advice for Jesse's brother, John.
Tue, 02 Dec 2008 02:41:00 +0000Ladies and gentlemen, this one is a doozy. Join Jordan and Jesse on a particularly poor recording in which a flugtag participant and the Sklar brothers are interviewed. Also: the extreme weatherman, Jim Real's Would You Rather, The New Sincerity Minute, and 60 Minutes commercials.
Mon, 24 Nov 2008 04:41:00 +0000Step 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.
Fri, 07 Nov 2008 22:56:00 +0000This week, an interview with one of America's favorite icons, Dustin Diamond. Jesse, Gene and Jordan talk with Screech about how he chooses work, his band and the Milwaukee Metal Fest as Gene tries to derail "Choo Choo!". Please note this is a repost.
Mon, 03 Nov 2008 02:06:00 +0000In this lonely episode of The College Years, Jordan and Jesse are joined by author of Masters of Doom, David Kushner. Also, comedy from and interview with a Emily Plum of Anne Francisco & Her Cable Car Casualties. Also, Jim Real's Would You Rather and Running The Numbers.
Sun, 26 Oct 2008 21:03:00 +0000Holy guacamole it's been a while since the likes of The College Years has rolled around. This program, hosted by Jordan and Jesse this week, has Joshua Piven (author of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook and As Luck Would Have It) and referee Jingy of Kaiju Big Battel. Also in this episode: Jim Real's Would You Rather?, Hang It Up/Keep It Up, and the historic first mention of The New Sincerity. This one's a keeper, folks.
Mon, 30 Jun 2008 05:48:00 +0000A star-studded episode of The College Years, hosted by Jesse and Jordan, featuring Patton Oswalt and Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, a rock and roll band. Bold statements and double-decker tacos--just two of the many things you'll hear in this blast from the past.
Sun, 22 Jun 2008 19:43:00 +0000Spooky Suicide and Katie Suicide of The Suicide Girls join Jordan and Jesse for this arousing episode of The College Years. Also in this episode: Jim Real's famed "Would You Rather?", Erotic Confessions, Point/Counterpoint: Sexual intercourse or the new Zelda game?, and A Tribute to France.
Sun, 04 May 2008 21:38:00 +0000Tommy Davidson formerly of In Living Color joins Jesse, Jordan, and "Q" for a scintillating edition of The College Years featuring erotic confessions.
Sun, 27 Apr 2008 03:30:00 +0000Davy Rothbart of Found Magazine and Horatio Q Fizzlebottom--Santa Cruz's most eccentric millionaire--joins Jordan, Jesse, and Gene. Also in this episode, dreaming of Christopher Walken and "Would You Rather?"
Sat, 12 Apr 2008 19:35:00 +0000Rock and roll band The Flipsides and George Ratliff, director of the documentary "Hell House" join Jesse, Gene, and Jordan in this edition. Other than that, not much else.
Thu, 10 Apr 2008 16:45:00 +0000
Sun, 30 Mar 2008 20:38:00 +0000Theremin player Joseph Minicello joings Jesse and Jordan for this week's action-packed show. In this show: Jordan's little sister calls seeking advice, "Mace Detective, Private Detective" episode "Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone," Running The Numbers, Myths and facts about homosexuals, and "Would You Rather?"
Sun, 16 Mar 2008 23:34:00 +0000Richard Montoya of Culture Clash guests on this episode of The College Years, hosted by Jesse and Jordan. Also in the episode: giving away a lot of tickets.
Sat, 08 Mar 2008 19:32:00 +0000Comedian team the Sklar Brothers join Jesse, Jordan, and Maya Baldwin on this edition of The College Years. Also in the episode: gossip about Larry King.
Sun, 02 Mar 2008 04:29:00 +0000The Sound of Young America: The College Years is a chronicle of the rise to power of three young men who would one day become kings of the radio field. Comedy, interviews, banter, delight.
Mon, 08 Oct 2007 03:40:00 +0000Without guest Dee Dee Ramone. Jesse, Gene and Jordan try to obtain an interview with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dee Dee Ramone, but they repeatedly fail in hilarious fashion.
Thu, 30 Aug 2007 19:44:00 +0000Guests David Cross and Reel Big Fish. Gene and Jordan, minus Jesse and plus Brian, get to talk to David Cross until an alarm sound cuts off the interview. They finish up with an extended interview with ska band Reel Big Fish. But first, "The Divine Hand of Adam West"!
Tue, 31 Jul 2007 13:46:00 +0000Jordan, Gene and Jesse make bold proclamations usually reserved for talk radio. But this time, they're taking it to you!
Wed, 18 Jul 2007 18:33:00 +0000Jesse, Jordan and Gene are back with another installment of Mace Detective, Private Detective; later, Jordan attempts to survive his amnesia to finish the show.
Mon, 14 May 2007 02:16:00 +0000Guest Swamp Dogg. Jordan and Gene talk to Inspector 14, inspector of undergarments, while Jesse is suspiciously quiet. Later, soul legend Swamp Dogg candidly talks about his bizarre career in music, as the guys intermittently play some of his songs.
Fri, 04 May 2007 17:58:00 +0000The guys talk animation, including an interview with animator Liz Holtzman and botching contests with Spike Decker of Spike & Mike' Film Festival.
Sun, 29 Apr 2007 21:13:00 +0000Guest David Wain of Stella and The State. Jesse, Jordan and Gene talk to the new state bird of California and the old one; later, David Wain talks to the guys about why The State was so good and not currently on the air.
Fri, 30 Mar 2007 17:03:00 +0000Guest Davy Rothbart of Found Magazine. Jesse, Jordan and Gene listen to some found audio with Davy and Sasquatch, who only has fake audio.
Thu, 22 Mar 2007 18:50:00 +0000Guest Dave Attell. Gene, Jesse and Jordan go through a roller coaster of emotions before speaking to the host of Insomniac, making Jesse cry in the process.
Thu, 22 Mar 2007 18:36:00 +0000Guest Mike Nelson. Jesse, Jordan and Gene talk to the former head writer and host of Mystery Science Theater 3000 about his books and "Choo Choo!".
Wed, 14 Mar 2007 04:08:00 +0000
Gene, Jesse and Jordan help a fan ask out a cute radio DJ, while also creating many natural disasters with a CD of sound effects.
Sat, 24 Feb 2007 04:07:00 +0000Jesse performs a scene with superstar Jimmy Rogers, while Jordan and Gene have a tag-team date, all with the backdrop of love.
Sat, 24 Feb 2007 03:19:00 +0000The guys find the perfect makeout song and give rock & roll facts, while Jordan tries to push a new catchphrase.
Wed, 14 Feb 2007 04:34:00 +0000Andrew Anton tells us about his odd teenage recording career.
Wed, 14 Feb 2007 04:32:00 +0000We talk about the bizarre phenomenon of Song Poems and about Screamin' Jay Hawkins' Kids.
Thu, 18 Jan 2007 06:01:00 +0000Mal Sharpe was half of the legendary put-on duo Coyle & Sharpe.
Thu, 14 Dec 2006 04:34:00 +0000Guest Todd Barry. We talk with comedian Todd Barry and are visited by the Evil Computer Bent on World Domination.
Sat, 18 Nov 2006 23:50:00 +0000Jesse and Jordan take a look at the year that was, along with guests Petey the Penguin and Phinnius MacGillicuddy.
Thu, 16 Nov 2006 18:15:00 +0000Jesse and Jordan search for the perfect gifts for their loved ones. Also, we are visited by Kieth from Five Iron Frenzy, and we talk to a lady at the sex store in Santa Cruz.
Sat, 28 Oct 2006 21:44:00 +0000Jesse, Jordan and Gene take calls, as listeners share their feelings. Plus a visit from the XXXtreme weather man.
Thu, 19 Oct 2006 03:07:00 +0000The guys rock out with fake rock & roll trivia, the Evil Computer, and more.
Thu, 19 Oct 2006 02:57:00 +0000We have a grand pledgestravaganza!
Mon, 18 Sep 2006 21:52:00 +0000Your desperate friends on The College Years work doubletime to generate pledges for their community radio station, including offering to whore themselves.
Wed, 06 Sep 2006 23:01:00 +0000Guest Stew Thornley. We talk about celebrity death leagues with Stew, plus an interview with a deeply embittered Arbor Day.
Thu, 24 Aug 2006 18:15:00 +0000This week, we premier the second installment of "Mace Detective, Private Detective," plus take calls on a bold statement about dinosaurs.
Sat, 19 Aug 2006 00:04:00 +0000Hey! You getting the podcast feed in a regular feed-reader...
Fri, 18 Aug 2006 23:52:00 +0000This week, we look into the sleeping minds of The Sound of Young America. Lots of crazy dream stories from Jesse, Gene, Jordan, Dan and others.
Fri, 21 Jul 2006 02:50:00 +0000After a long summer hiatus, Gene, Jordan and Jesse return with a vengeance. The first ever appearance of "Hang It Up" (before "Keep It Up" was even a glimmer in Jesse's eye). The XXXTreme Weatherman. Traffic from the Foppish Dandy. Also: a quiz bowl between Dan and the head of the UCSC Cheer Squad.
Sat, 08 Jul 2006 03:54:00 +0000May 31st, 2001. The school year was ending, and with it, our first few months of The Sound of Young America. We closed with a bang -- our original radio drama, Mace Detective, Private Detective. And more.
Sat, 24 Jun 2006 17:14:00 +0000This week, Jesse and Jordan battle it out -- who is the best boyfriend? Our guests are their girlfriends. Gene, single, joins in the grilling. Jordan's girlfriend was still in high school at the time. Jesse's girlfriend had flown in from New York. Five years later, this whole show is very embarassing for all involved.
Sat, 17 Jun 2006 05:30:00 +0000Some amazing tales this week. Jordan talks about getting put in Disneyland jail for using a bubble pipe. Gene talks about trying to convince an authority figure that he was holding something other than what was quite obviously a beer. Jesse talks about the time his mother got arrested for robbing a bank. Plus Vanessa sits in, and we hear from the Evil Computer Bent on World Destruction.
Fri, 02 Jun 2006 15:00:00 +0000Jesse and Jordan's respective dads battle for Dad supremacy. Listeners call in and share amazing dad stories. One of the all-time great Sound of Young America episodes.
Fri, 26 May 2006 01:08:00 +0000Jordan's birthday is celebrated, as we take calls with birthday gifts.
Wed, 24 May 2006 16:29:00 +0000On this Sound of Young America: The College Years, we celebrate America's Greatest City: New York, New York. Sorry for feed troubles earlier this week, this should be fixed.
Sat, 13 May 2006 01:19:00 +0000Gene meets the girl of his dreams, as we discuss decency and indecency.
Fri, 05 May 2006 04:22:00 +0000Jesse, Jordan and Gene pick official things of The Sound of Young America.
Thu, 27 Apr 2006 05:39:00 +0000This week's show features Extreme Weather, the Evil Computer Bent on World Domination, an all-time team, a dream in which emo kids take over a university/spacecraft, and an extensive and contentious discussion of the merits of the Radiohead album Kid A.
Thu, 20 Apr 2006 02:52:00 +0000On this Sound of Young America broadcast, it's a potpourri, a hodge-podge, a cornucopia of miscellany. Here's a rundown:
Wed, 12 Apr 2006 05:19:00 +0000This week Jesse and Gene talk about politics, and the hijinks are truly remarkable.