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Nile Rodgers is a legendary record producer and a member of the band Chic. If you don't know the band you certainly know their hits "Le Freak" and "Good Times", among many others. Rodgers talks about producing music for the dance floor, from Diana Ross to David Bowie. Plus, Keith and Tasha from the AV Club talk about Marilyn Monroe, Miranda July, and a movie called Tyrannosaur which is completely absent of dinos.

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When Jesse is not hosting this program, he serves as the baliff for the honorable Judge John Hodgman. This week we'll be presenting three of that program's FINEST cases on The Sound of Young America. -- The Case of the Youthful Indiscretions, the Girlfriend and the Grasshopper, and Panta-lunacy!

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Two conversations exploring different kinds of New York men this week, plus rankings from a man all his own -- Jordan Morris. First, Glenn O'Brien, GQ's Style Guy, meditates on what it means to be a man in the 21st century. Then, writer Jonathan Ames talks about his TV show Bored to Death that follows the lives of three unconventional New York men as portrayed by Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis.

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Patrick Warburton talks about how he came up with the “Puddy” voice, his career playing lovably dumb characters, and how he got to voice characters for TWO Disney theme park rides. Plus, Venture Bros. Creator Jackson Publick shares his own Warburton impersonation, and talks about what it's like to love the genre you're satirizing (in this case, boy adventures like Johnny Quest).

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Kate Beaton is the woman behind Hark! A Vagrant, a web comic that applies Beaton's distinctive wit to subjects often drawn from history and literature. Plus, legendary cartoonist Gahan Wilson talks about taking his gleeful, macabre style to the pages of Playboy and The New Yorker. Plus, Rob Baedeker gives a lecture on chemistry and knocks it out of the park.

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