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Young Person's Radio
Young Person's Radio
Hosted by Colby Smith. Comedian Colby Smith can’t believe he’s this un-cool. This is a man who comes home and mutters “My dogs are barking” after most days at work. It’s too late for him.Luckily, his guests are among New York’s most interesting and innovative writers, comedians, artists and more — you know, the cool kids. Together they’ll take calls, share stories, and maybe give Colby some hope about one day entering the world of the relevant.
Listen LIVE every Sunday at 10:00 am
Category: Comedy, Talk


About Colby Smith

Colby Smith is a comedy writer and performer based in Brooklyn. He is the co-host (with James Cross) of the monthly character talk show Yours Truly at Legion Bar and can be seen performing stand-up and improv all around the city. He has appeared in the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, as well as videos for Funny or Die, IFC’s Comedy Crib, and Hart Street Lemonade Stand.



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  • JZT is the King of Fall!
    by Colby Smith on October 20, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Oct 15: John Zachary Townsend joins Colb in the studio to talk his new album KING OF FALL! Comedian Justin Williams calls in to talk HIS new album MOSTLY WOKE! Big time Hollywood producer Judd Apatow calls to pitch his new movie FUCKING JUNO 2! Tim Keck! Marta! All the stars are shining on this one! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday from 10-11am on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Read more →

  • The YPR City of the Future
    by Colby Smith on October 13, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Oct 10: Colb and the callers together build the perfect futuristic city! Colb talks about the new Blade Runner! Loyal Caller Tim Keck brings the ultra-rare fresh perspective to the gun control debate! A fun one! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday from 10-11am on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Read more →

  • The Two-Hour Extravaganza!
    by Colby Smith on October 6, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Oct 1: YPR is on the air for TWO FULL HOURS! Comedian and writer James Folta joins Colb in the studio! Superstar comic Mary Houlihan calls in to talk about Riverdale and diners! An action-packed episode! Young Person’s Radio airs every Sunday from 10-11am on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Read more →

  • Natasha Vaynblat's Barry White Jam
    by Colby Smith on September 29, 2017 at 7:00 am

    September 24: UCB veteran Natasha Vaynblat joins Colb in the studio to talk comedy, her fashion parody Natasha Wears Clothes, and her family's love of Barry White! Colb talks Riverdale! Plus, calls from Tim and Marta! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday from 10-11am on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com Read more →

  • Noah Gebstadt on Motorcycle Theft
    by Colby Smith on September 22, 2017 at 7:00 am

    September 17: Comedian and Tonight Show staffer Noah Gebstadt joins Colb in the studio! Together with Superstar Caller Marta, they uncover a plot by New York City rats to steal motorcycles! Colb talks about seeing Paul McCartney live! Plus, a call from his guitarist Brian Ray! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday from 10-11am on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Read more →

  • Maggie Serota: The Return
    by Colby Smith on September 15, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Sept 10: Death and Taxes editor Maggie Serota returns to the studio to nerd out with Colb about the new season of Twin Peaks! They talk favorite moments from the season and the impact of the finale! The phone system is down, so they take questions from Twitter! A fun one! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday at 10am on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Read more →

  • Lizard People of New York with Jeremy Kaplowitz and Mike Amory
    by Colby Smith on September 8, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Sept 3: Comedians Jeremy Kaplowitz and Mike Amory join Colb in the studio to talk about their parody site Lizard People of New York! Loyal Caller Tim Keck falls prey to another public feud, this time with comedian Rob Shapiro! Courtney Frances Fallon calls to promote DrawTheBlueLine.com! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday from 10-11am on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Read more →

  • Callers Only!
    by Colby Smith on September 1, 2017 at 7:00 am

    August 27: Colb flies solo and takes calls from all the regulars! Phones ring on the topic "Get Out of Here, Man!" Anthony Bourdain calls in to defend his honor! Marta! Tim! Margaret! The whole gang showed up for this one! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday from 10-11am on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Read more →

  • Jon Hudson's Personal Journey through British Comedy
    by Colby Smith on August 26, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    August 20: Comedian, actor, and all around great guy Jon Hudson joins Colb in the studio to talk British Comedy! Phones ring off the hook! Colb tells one caller, "You suck!" Favorite Caller Marta makes her long-awaited return! A packed show! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday from 10-11am on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Read more →

  • Young Person's Radio: The Return
    by Colby Smith on August 26, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    August 13: Colb wades through a Twin Peaks-esque nightmare before returning to host the show! Loyal Callers Margaret and Tim call in to welcome him back but refuse to put their feud to rest! Colb literally cries when he hears the song "Born in the USA" and admits to it on the air! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday from 10-11am on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Read more →

  • Daddy Cocoa Going Loco
    by Colby Smith on August 6, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Aug 6: To salvage the show's plummeting ratings, Colb calls in a consultant named DJ Pickle Dick, who turns the show into a shock jock hour! Marta and Margaret call in to voice their outrage! The future of the show is called into question! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday from 10-11am on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Read more →

  • James Dwyer Weighs In on the Pigeon Feud
    by Colby Smith on August 6, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    July 30: Comedian and veteran UCB improvisor James Dwyer visits the studio to witness first hand the escalating feud between Tim Keck and the Pigeon Ladies! He also tells Colb about filming Difficult People! Phones ring off the hook! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday from 10-11am on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Read more →

  • Emily Duncan Helps Colb Heal
    by Colby Smith on July 25, 2017 at 6:45 am

    Jul 16: Colb is back in the studio after escaping Tim Keck's kidnapping plot and welcomes all around talent Emily Duncan to talk Paul McCartney and celebrity chefs! They field a call from Anthony Bourdain himself! Tim calls in to try and rebuild his relationship with Colb! Smash Hit Caller Margaret reveals how playing the bagpipes led her to meet Robin Williams! A packed show! Young Person's Radio airs live every Sunday from 10-11am on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Read more →

  • The Tim Keck Takeover
    by Colby Smith on July 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    July 9: Loyal Caller Tim Keck kidnaps Colb and takes over the show, enraging just about every single regular caller. An action packed episode that pushes the show to the brink only to come back from the brink stronger and ready to find new, even more fragile brinks! Young Person's Radio airs live on Radio Free Brooklyn every Sunday from 10-11am. Listen at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Read more →

  • Colb Catches Up
    by Colby Smith on July 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    July 2: YPR returns to the airwaves after a spotty June schedule, and Colb tells us where he's been! Lower East Simon calls in to tell stories about the old neighborhood! A New York court orders one of our callers to stop feeding the pigeons on her fire escape, and Loyal Caller Tim Keck calls to say he supports the court! A packed show! Young Person's Radio airs live every Sunday from 10-11am on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen at radiofreebrooklyn.com Read more →

  • Classic Sitcoms with Kantad
    by Colby Smith on June 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Our June 18 episode: Actor, writer, and improviser Kantad Svendsgaard joins Colb in the studio for a tour through the landscape of classic TV sitcoms, including the oft-underappreciated SOAP! Classic calls from Tim and Marta! Part II of the Roger Moore Tribute! A packed show! Young Person's Radio airs live every Sunday from 10-11am on radiofreebrooklyn.com. Read more →

  • The One-Man James Bond Marathon
    by Colby Smith on June 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    June 4: Tech malfunctions can't stop Colb from paying tribute to his favorite James Bond, the dearly departed Roger Moore! Joe Darlington, AKA "Head of Section," of the Being James Bond podcast calls in to pay his respects! Plus, a call from Bond author Ian Fleming himself! Young Person's Radio airs live on Radio Free Brooklyn every Sunday from 10-11am. Learn more at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Read more →

  • The YPR Memorial Day Barbecue
    by Colby Smith on June 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Our May 28 episode: Colb celebrates Memorial Day Weekend with Crystal Beth, Fareeha Khan, and Crystal Beth all in studio! Together, they read the pilot episode of the YPR-themed sitcom, "Wings (Specifically, Those of a Bird)!" A ton of people call in! One of the all time great episodes! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday from 10-11am on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com Read more →

  • Jason Trachtenberg Holds Court
    by Colby Smith on May 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Our May 21 episode: Musician, cooking show host, and overall fascinating guy Jason Trachtenberg joins Colb in the studio to talk getting off the internet, balancing a ton of projects, karaoke, and so much more! Loyal Caller Tim Keck gets recognized in public from calling into the show! A call from a representative of the New York Landmarks Conservancy! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Read more →

  • Calvin Cole's Side of the Mountain
    by Colby Smith on May 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Our May 14 episode: Comedian Calvin Cole joins Colb in the studio to talk Cinestalgia (his podcast with Caitlin Puckett), Dune, and the seminal 1959 young adult novel My Side of the Mountain! A check-in from author Jean Craighead George! And Loyal Caller Tim Keck wants to take the show to Florida! Young Person's Radio airs live on Radio Free Brooklyn every Sunday at 10am. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Read more →