Sounds Like America

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Melting Pot with Michelle Buteau Publisher's Summary

[Contains explicit content] The Melting Pot. Sounds delicious, right? On this episode of Sounds Like America we're not talking about fondue or bubbling dishes of gumbo, we're digging into the theory of the melting pot. Outspoken comedian Michelle Buteau is the host of this episode, where she and a diverse crew of other comedians take on the idea of the melting pot and poke fun of all the ways America does and does not live up to this metaphor.

The comedy in this episode was recorded at live venues all around the country. You heard from Phoebe Robinson, Michael Thorne, Hasan Minhaj, Helen Hong, Martin Morrow, Rodney Laney, Shain Brenden, Nato Green, Kevin Camia, Tamer Kattan, Tom Brady, Nore Davis, Dulce Sloan, Andy Haynes, Noah Gardenswartz and W. Kamau Bell.

There are also interviews with comedians Erik Rivera, Ahamed Wienberg, Subhah Agarwal, Dulcé Sloan and Godfrey, as well as a few folks we talked to on the street.

Sounds Like America is a comedic sound collage of our funny country. Listen to more episodes on Audible Channels.

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    • Melting Pot with Michelle Buteau

    • By: Michelle Buteau, Hasan Minhaj, Erik Rivera, and others
    • Length: 17 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] The Melting Pot. Sounds delicious, right? On this episode of Sounds Like America, we're not talking about fondue or bubbling dishes of gumbo, we're digging into the theory of the melting pot. Outspoken comedian Michelle Buteau is the host of this episode, where she and a diverse crew of other comedians take on the idea of the melting pot and poke fun of all the ways America does and does not live up to this metaphor.

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    • The Great Northwest with Jackie Kashian

    • By: Jackie Kashian, Ken Jennings, Matt Braunger, and others
    • Length: 17 mins
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    The Great Northwest isn't just Seattle and Portland. It ranges from the misty, artistic nerd havens of the coast to the deserts, forests, and cowboy country of Idaho and Montana to the vast expanse of Alaska. Jackie Kashian guides us on a sound collage of the Great Northwest that tackles this strange collection of independent spirits and incredible landscapes, but...in a funny way, people.

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    • New York City with Michelle Buteau

    • By: Michelle Buteau, Chris Gethard, Godfrey, and others
    • Length: 13 mins
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    Some people call it the city that never sleeps, some call it the Big Apple, but our host Michelle Buteau calls it home.

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    • Def feels like NYC

    • By Orlando on 09-30-16

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    • The South with Roy Wood Jr.

    • By: Roy Wood Jr., W. Kamau Bell, Sarah Tiana, and others
    • Length: 15 mins
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    The South. From the bottom of Missouri on down, and, uh, to the right, there lies a huge swath of territory that's all different, but the same enough to fiercely deny that Texas and Florida are part of it. On this episode of Sounds Like America, host Roy Wood Jr. (The Daily Show) kicks off our tour of the dirty South. You'll hear stand-up comedy, music, and on-the-street interviews that capture a slice of what life is like below the Mason-Dixon line.

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    • The Bay Area with Aisha Tyler

    • By: Aisha Tyler, Adam Savage, Moshe Kasher, and others
    • Length: 22 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] It might seem like the San Francisco Bay Area is turning into a shortsighted technotopia, but on this episode of Sounds Like America, you'll learn that the progressive crown jewel of the U.S. has so much more to offer than eco-conscious startups hell-bent on disrupting how you get your take-out. The Talk's Aisha Tyler, who grew up in San Francisco and Oakland, plays host on this comedic tour of the Bay Area.

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    • Bay Area Native

    • By Alejandra D. on 06-06-17

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    • America from Abroad with Rob Delaney

    • By: Rob Delaney, Garance Doré, Moshe Kasher, and others
    • Length: 12 mins
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    As an American living in London, host Rob Delaney (Catastrophe) has had to answer a lot of questions about the USA. Are Americans really lacking in culture? What's up with all the guns? Why is everything so big?

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    • Los Angeles with Jackie Kashian

    • By: Jackie Kashian, Maria Bamford, Eddie Pepitone, and others
    • Length: 16 mins
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    This is Sounds Like America, a rollicking ride through the U.S. with comedians as your tour guides. Today, our host Jackie Kashian takes you to Los Angeles, a beautiful city that's known for its pollution, broken dreams, and must-see freeways. So put on some sunscreen and call your agent, 'cause we're headed to La La Land.

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