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MaximumFun.org is the artist listing for s created and/or hosted by Jesse Thorn of The Sound Of Young America, a PRI-syndicated radio show / podcast. Other podcasts distributed by MaximumFun.org are Jordan Jesse GO!, the Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast, and Coyle and Sharpe.

The Sound of Young America is a program based in Los Angeles, California. The show is broadcast on WNYC-FM in New York, KZSC-FM in Santa Cruz, KSFS-FM in San Francisco, WUSM-FM in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and KWCW-FM in Walla Walla, Washington.

The program features host Jesse Thorn, "America's Radio Sweetheart," interviewing prominent personalities in arts & culture, with a special focus on comedy. Past guests have included Chuck D, Art Spiegelman, Shelley Berman, David Cross, and others. The program was also the first public radio show on the West Coast to be podcast. The program ran entirely non-commercially until April of 2006, when it began accepting donations from listeners.

In April of 2006, The Sound of Young America launched a second podcast, "The College Years," chronicling the pre-podcasting history of the show.

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