The College YearsAuthor: Jesse Thorn
18 Aug 2018

The College Years

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The Sound of Young America, today, is an award-winning and beloved syndicated public radio show. It was once, though, a college radio show, and this feed documents that show -- the greatest college radio show of all time.

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    Baseball

    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.


  • Posted on 27 Jan 2011

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    Podcast: The College Years: RIP Hedberg

    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.


  • Posted on 20 Jan 2011

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    Rebirth 3/24/05

    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.


  • Posted on 12 Jan 2011

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    My My Marmot 3/17/05

    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.


  • Posted on 05 Jan 2011

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    Literary Magic 3/3/05

    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.


  • Posted on 22 Dec 2010

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