There have many times over these blogging years when I’ve written about Jesse Thorn and his work over on Maximum Fun.org, but I have to give him one more plug today, and give you all a heads up about an entertainment feast awaiting you.
When I first got an ipod four years ago, The Sound of Young America was one of the first shows I discovered. I think just through itunes rankings since there weren’t a million podcasts back then, and I fell instantly in love. Jesse and his earnest interviews of awesome guests kept me company through that boring temp job, played over speakers during our neverending house makeover, ran through headphones while I was in the hospital, and came over the computer while I fed Atticus. Just as I say in the video, Jesse’s podcast have been my connection to the grownup world in this sometimes overwhelming childcare gig.
The Sound of Young America is “a public radio show about things that are awesome.” Imagine Fresh Air, if every interview was somebody artistic and creative and totally interesting, and Terry Gross was a surprisingly erudite goofball.
Then Jesse and his pal Jordan Morris, who I sincerely think is one of the funniest people on the planet and until the rest of the world catches up is our secret treasure, started a podcast called Jordan, Jesse, Go! which is basically two goofballs goofing off together. This one never makes it from my computer to my ipod. As soon as a new episode comes through, I drop what I was doing to listen to it. There is a warmth that comes through everything these guys do.
The past couple of weeks have been MaximumFun.org’s annual pledge drive. Today, in a big culmination party, there is an 8 hour marathon of hilarity, totally free, waiting for you in your computer. Starting at 4 pm Pacific, go here, settle back, and wait to be entertained.