Beginnings

On today's show, I talk to stand-up Kyle Kinane. Kyle was raised in the suburbs of Addison, Illinois and could have very well stayed right there drinking and partying if comedy hadn't come along to wrench him out of his torpor. Since starting stand-up, Kyle's performed on a number of shows including Conan; he has his own Comedy Central Presents; and he's released two albums Death of the Party and Whiskey Icarus, both of which are great. His latest special I Liked His Old Stuff Better premiers Friday, January 23rd at midnight on Comedy Central.

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Guy Branum is a wonderful stand-up who was born and raised in Yuba City, CA on an almond farm. After graduating UC Berkeley, he attended the University of Minnesota Law School, where he received his JD. But the lawyer life was not for Guy, and stand-up eventually led to TV writing. Guy's written for G4, Chelsea Lately and Totally Biased. He also appeared on season eight of Last Comic Standing.

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On today's show, I talk to the wonderful Shonali Bhowmik. Originally from Nashville, Shonali's got a deep history in both music and comedy. Her first band Ultrababyfat toured with David Cross on the "Let America Laugh" tour, and is a member of the comedy group Variety SHAC with Andrea Rosen, Chelsea Peretti and Heather Lawless. Shonali's also the leader of the indie rock band Tigers and Monkeys and she has her own solo album out entitles 100 Oaks Revival. On top of that, she's the co-host of her own podcast We Don't Even Know. Also, she's an awesome person!

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On today's show, I talk to musician Elisa Ambrogio. In 2001, Elisa started the indie rock band Magik Markers with her childhood friend Leah Quimby. After touring with Sonic Youth in 2004, they released their first album on Thurston Moore's label, and continued to release albums and gain acclaim. Recently, Elisa recorded her first solo album The Immortalist, which was just released on the brilliant label Drag City. And it's one of the best albums to come out this year.

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On today's show, I talk to philosopher Simon Critchley. Raised north of London, Simon grew up in a working class atmosphere. He never thought he'd attend university, but then a chance accident sent him off on an academic path. In 1988, Simon received his PhD from the University of Essex, and since then, he's written 14 books, many of them friendly to a wider audience. This includes his most recent book Bowie, a philosophical look at the songs of David Bowie mixed with Simon's own recollections of how important Bowie was to him in his youth. Currently, Simon is the Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School in New York City.

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