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"Weird Al" Yankovic

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“Weird Al” Yankovic Unplugs

Friday, August 01, 2014

Over the past 30 years, “Weird Al” has skewered pop stars from Billy Ray Cyrus to Miley. His most recent album, Mandatory Fun, was his first to hit #1 on the Billboard chart. But he got his start as a perfectly serious rock and roll accordionist.

Bonus Track: "Buy Me a Condo"

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Weird Al Yankovic: The Sporkful Interview

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

In this very special episode of The Sporkful, Dan sits down with the one and only "Weird Al" Yankovic, the man behind "Eat It," "Fat," "My Balogna," and so many other classic food-related parody songs.

'Weird Al' Yankovic On Kids' Lit And His 'Madonna Moment'

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

     "Weird Al" Yankovic launched his career with send-ups of Michael Jackson hits in the 1980's, but his latest release from isn't another parody. He joins Soundcheck from the studios of NPR West to talk about his latest work, a children's book, My New Teacher And Me, which is a sequel of sorts to his first book, When I Grow Up. 

    Plus, we ask Yankovic about his "Madonna Moment":

     

    "Weird Al" Yankovic On His Madonna Moment

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      Madonna Week: Madonna's Movie Roles; Weird Al Yankovic; James McBride On 'The Good Lord Bird'

      Wednesday, September 18, 2013

      In this episode: Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer, of the The Takeaway’s Movie Date podcast, look back at Madonna’s career on the silver screen. 

      Plus: Songwriter and pop parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic talks about his latest work, a children's book called My New Teacher and Me!

      And: Jazz musician and best-selling novelist James McBride discusses his new book The Good Lord Bird and brings his band in for a live performance. 

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        "Weird Al" Yankovic Unplugs

        Friday, June 21, 2013

        Al Yankovic grew up in the ‘60s wanting to play in rock and roll cover bands. To his surprise, the other kids just didn’t take the accordion-playing teenager seriously. So Yankovic ditched the serious and carved out a career writing pop parodies, a field in which he’s Bob Dylan ...

        Bonus Track: "Buy Me a Condo"

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