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'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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        Weird Al Yankovic's High School Band

        Friday, June 14, 2013

        Alfred Yankovic had dreams of joining a rock band with the cool kids. Unsurprisingly, he was rebuffed: the cool kids didn’t need an accordion player. There were no hipsters to reclaim the instrument in those dark ages, he claims; “I was the original hipster.” ...

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