Beginnings

On today's show, I talk to comedian Jermaine Fowler. Originally from Maryland, Jermaine moved to New York when he was 20 to pursue stand-up and acting as a career, and he has quickly found success. He tours nationally and was one of the "new faces" at Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival, and he's also a castmember on MTV2's Guy Code and Guy Court.

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On today's show I talk to MC, writer and actor Jean Grae. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Jean moved to America as a child and grew up in New York City. In the mid-'90s, she started rapping with groups like Ground Zero and Natural Resources, and in 2002 she released her first solo album Attack of the Attacking Things, and since then has released numerous albums and EPs, a comedy webseries, a book and performs all over the world.

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On today's show I talk to cartoonist Ruben Bolling. A lawyer by trade, Ruben is also the author of the amazing syndicated comic Tom the Dancing Bug, which has been running since 1990. While mostly a political cartoon like This Modern World, Tom the Dancing Bug has no standard format, sometimes critiquing the current plutocracy, sometimes just being surreal and absurd. The comic has been collected in three anthologies, and there's also a fan club called the Inner Hive which helps support Ruben as well. Join it today!

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On today's show, I talk to comedian and musician Dave Hill. Dave got his start playing in indie rock bands in the 1990s, such as Sons of Elvis and Cobra Verde. While he still plays music today, his main focus is on writing, performing and hosting, dividing his time between Dave Hill's Podcasting Incident on Maximum Fun, The Dave Hill Explosion at UCB, The Goddamn Dave Hill Show on WFMU, contributing to This American Life, among many other projects. His first book, Tasteful Nudes, was published in 2012.

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On today's show I talk to contemporary artist Marcel Dzama. Marcel is a New York-based sculpter, painter, and filmmaker, originally from Winnipeg. He's exhibited his art internationally at places like MOMA in New York and the Kunst-Werke in Berlin, and collections of his are housed all over the world from Pittsburgh to Paris. Marcel's also created album covers for bands like They Might Be Giants and Beck, and two books of his works have been published by McSweeney's. His latest monograph Sower of Dischord is now available and includes contributions by Dave Eggers and Spike Jonze.

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