Comedian Bo Burnham Picks Three; Parodist Allan Sherman; Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Plays Live

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In this episode: Soundcheck revisits a few favorite segments of 2013.

First: Comedian, songwriter and actor Bo Burnham discusses his latest endeavor, a book of poetry, Egghead: Or, You Can’t Survive On Ideas Alone and shares three of his favorite songs for Soundcheck's series Pick Three.

Then: Songwriter Allan Sherman rocketed to fame in 1963 with his unlikely hit “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh” — and then just as suddenly, he disappeared. We delve into the pioneering parodist with Mark Cohen, the author of Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman.

Plus: Detroit-based indie rock band Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. -- named for the NASCAR hero -- performs songs from its new record, The Speed Of Things, in the Soundcheck studio.