Okay, so there’s this radio show / podcast called The Sound of Young America, hosted by young turk / radio tyro / 23-year-old !?! Jesse Thorn, aka America’s Radio Sweetheart. It’s billed as A Radio Show About Things That Are Awesome — and, um, it is.
The sound quality’s not always epic, but the content is consistently top-notch, and guests have included (archive here): Everyone from Bob Odenkirk to George Pelecanos, Andrew WK to They Might Be Giants, Louis CK, Terry Jones, Fred Armisen, Brent Hoff (Wholphin editor), etc. etc.
I keep the thing updated in my itunes, and I always burn a couple of these before a long drive. One of these days I’ll have to send Jesse a couple of bucks for keeping me company on the road.
Does anyone actually listen to this show on the three radio stations broadcasting it? (KSFS 88.1 FM San Francisco, CA, WUSM 88.5 FM Hattiesburg, MS, or KWCW 90.5 FM Walla Walla, WA) I guess the show was out of Santa Cruz for six years…and is now based somewhere else…SF?