Thursday, September 2, 2010

Podcast Rollcall: The Sound of Young America

Genre: Interview

What It's About: Stuff that's awesome! Though technically an interview show, The Sound of Young America is really more of a lifestyle show, committed to seeking, exploring, and sharing the very best of American culture.

Why You Should Care: Host Jesse Thorne is an admirable self-starter who began with a simple college radio show, turned it into an interview show worthy of NPR, and then actually got the show on NPR. His interviews are varied, ranging from the usual pop-culture mainstays -- actors, comedians, authors, musicians -- to the less common -- photographers, science writers, journalists, film festival programmers, painters. Not one to stick to the mainstream, Thorne's guests are frequently newly-emerging artists, so you walk away from the show with a new discovery to investigate and to share with your friends.

Frequency: Irregular (several per week)

Average Length: 40 minutes

As always, if you become a regular listener to a podcast that solicits donations, try to find a way to make the occasional contribution.

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