Comments by John Hodgman

Comment for "The New Sound of Young America Holiday Special" (deleted)

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Review of The New Sound of Young America Holiday Special (deleted)

Jesse Thorn is one of the most talented radio interviewers I have had the pleasure to listen or speak to. The title of the show is a little bit of a joke, but a lottle bit of serious, insofar as he alerts the elderly listener (me) to all sorts of culture streams (stand up comedy, cable television, hip hop, art, film, entertaining, squirrel taxidermy, and more) that, alas, public radio often recoils from for fear of melting.

He speaks with calm, gracious authority on all of these subjects, is plenty funny, and manages to be simultaneously provocative and reverent, whether he is talking to an individual guest or encouraging the whole form of public talk radio to be the best it can be. He is the future of the craft, as far as I am concerned, and America's Radio Sweetheart.

That is all.