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||TSOYA Classics: Neal Pollack (February 23, 2007)||Jesse sits down with writer and satirist Neal Pollack for this TSOYA Classic. At the time of the interview, Pollack had recently released "Alternadad," which is "The True Story of One Family's Struggle to Raise a Cool Kid in America." Last year, Pollack||4/25/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||TSOYA Classics: Peedi Peedi aka Peedi Crakk (February 16, 2007)||Philadelphia rapper Peedi Peedi, also known as Peedi Crakk was a member of the group State Property at the time of this TSOYA Classic. Jesse talks to Peedi about his then-upcoming solo album "Prince of the Roc," as well as his upbringing amidst hip-hop c||4/11/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||TSOYA Classics: Vendela Vida (February 14, 2007)||This TSOYA Classic takes a look back at Jesse's conversation with writer Vendela Vida. They discuss her work as co-editor of The Believer magazine, and the then-recent publishing of her book "Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name." Listen Now Download||4/4/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||TSOYA Classics: This American Comedy (February 9, 2007)||This TSOYA Classic features comedy from Maria Bamford, Jonathan Coulton, and Clifford & Kidd. Listen Now Download This Show (mp3) Subscribe to TSOYA Classics: iTunes / Feed||3/28/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||TSOYA Classics: This American Life Producer (February 6, 2007)||Julie Synder is a senior producer on the public radio show This American Life. Jesse talks to her about her early affiliation with the show and continued influence there. Synder elaborates on what she has learned at This American Life as far as selecting||3/21/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||TSOYA Classics: Andrew W.K. (February 2, 2007)||For this TSOYA classic we take a look back at a conversation Jesse had with rocker Andrew W.K. in early 2007, when he was just finishing up and releasing "Close Calls with Brick Walls." Listen Now Download This Show (mp3) Subscribe to TSOYA Classics: iTu||3/14/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||TSOYA Classics: Brandon Bird (January 31, 2007)||Brandon Bird's paintings place minor celebrities into bizarre situations, which often combine ridiculousness with banality. For this TSOYA Classic, we take a look back at Jesse's conversation with Bird, as they discuss his realistic pop art style. Bird t||3/7/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||TSOYA Classics: Japanese Robots (January 26, 2007)||In this TSOYA classic, Jesse talks with Tim Hornyak, the author of "Loving the Machine: The Art and Science of Japanese Robots." Jesse and Hornyak discuss the attitude differences between the United States and Japan towards the use of robots in daily lif||2/28/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||TSOYA Classics: Japanese Toy Culture (January 25, 2007)||We continue our journey into The Sound of Young America's vast audio archive with this program from The Sound of Young America Classics. Woodrow Phoenix is the author of "Plastic Culture: How Japanese Toys Conquered the World." Jesse calls him from acros||2/24/11||Free||View In iTunes|
If you love The Sound of Young America, you'll love this podcast. The same great taste, but all the information is out of date - so no pressure to make it to anything that's being promoted. Jesse Thorn is definitely my favorite interviewer ever - right after James Lipton, of course. The show with Davy Rothbart is especially great - it includes a booty rap that cannot be missed. And also check out Jordan, Jesse, Go!