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Young Person’s Radio
Hosted by Colby Smith. Young Person’s Radio is the only show on the airwaves where you are guaranteed to be cooler than the host. Comedian Colby Smith guides you through his weekly endeavors to rise above dork-dom, and his guests are (luckily) among New York’s most interesting and innovative writers, comedians, artists, and more. Together they’ll take calls, share stories, and maybe give Colby some hope about one day entering the world of the relevant. YPR airs every Sunday from 10-11am on Radio Free Brooklyn.
Listen LIVE every Sunday at 10:00 am
Category: Comedy, Talk


About Colby Smith

Colby Smith is a comedian and writer based in Brooklyn. He is the co-host (with Matt Strickland) of the monthly stand-up show New Bits at Muchmore’s in Williamsburg and can be seen performing all over the city. He has appeared in the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, Montreal Sketch Fest, New York City Sketch Fest, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, and more, as well as videos for Funny or Die and IFC’s Comedy Crib.



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  • A Star is Born with Sam Taggart!
    by Colby Smith on October 12, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Sam Taggart (Brooklyn Mag's 50 Funniest Comedians) joins Colb in the studio for a very special recap of the Bradley Cooper vanity project A STAR IS BORN! They talk best and worst scenes, the bizarre supporting cast, and whether or not Gaga gets that Oscar! Plus, a call from Moviepass CEO Mitch Lowe! An ep for the ages! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • Ryan Creamer Can't Relax!
    by Colby Smith on October 5, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Ryan Creamer (College Humor) joins Colb in the studio to talk New York City's long lost giant movie houses, Willem Dafoe's obsession with laundry, the stark realities of casino life, and so much more! An episode for the ages! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • Requiem for Moviepass
    by Colby Smith on September 28, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Colb and Trevor Lyon lament the passing of Moviepass, which Trevor describes as the "spark that lit the fuse of the love bomb" for going to the movies in New York! Topics include: the best and worst movies seen on Moviepass, the best and worst theaters visited, and the various ways Moviepass may live on! Tim Keck and Marika Zappas call in! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • Elizabeth Entenman Thinks Chandler is the Best Friend!
    by Colby Smith on September 21, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Elizabeth Entenman (HelloGiggles) is perhaps YPR's most accomplished guest! She talks about her job as books editor at HelloGiggles, winning a Clio for her advertising work, and Taylor Swift's past, present, and future! Loyal Caller Tim Keck weighs in, and Elizabeth ends the show with an uncompromising ranking of the friends from Friends! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • Jamie Lauren Keiles Reads on the Clock!
    by Colby Smith on September 7, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Writer Jamie Lauren Keiles (New York Times Magazine, New Yorker) joins Colb in the studio to tear down our culture's signifiers of coolness, extol the virtues of going on a cruise, and encourage everyone to meet Steven Spielberg! Plus, our old friend Lower East Simon calls in to mourn the death of the Village Voice! One of the all-time great eps! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • The Substitute Show!
    by Colby Smith on August 31, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    Fellow Radio Free Brooklyn host Elann Danzinger hosts the show while Colb is out of town! But that doesn't stop him from calling in! Comedian Molly Densmore joins Elann in studio! Perry Frankle from the New York Landmarks Conservancy calls to give Colb an award! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • The Frank Zone!
    by Colby Smith on August 24, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Frank the Pug from the Men in Black franchise guest hosts Young Person's Radio! Frank discusses the rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Elon Musk's latest blunders, and some great home decorating tips! Tim Keck calls twice! Alien Tim calls in to shed some light on Tim's backstory! A weird one! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • The Robert Altman Spectacular w/ Patrick Keene!
    by Colby Smith on August 17, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Comedian Patrick Keene joins Colb in the studio as the two try and fail to have a serious discussion of the films of Robert Altman! Instead, the Mamma Mia 2 talk continues! Plus, calls from Tim Keck and MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe! An all-time classic ep! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • Sandy Honig Was Born in Ebbing, Missouri!
    by Colby Smith on August 10, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Comedian and photographer Sandy Honig (Three Busy Debras, The Bongo Hour) joins Colb in the studio to discuss the work of 1920s lounge singer Helen Kane, the confounding plot of Mamma Mia 2, and how boring last year's Oscar movies were! Tim Keck weighs in on the apparent disappearance of movies NOT set in New York or LA! A packed show! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • The Overtime Show: August 5
    by Colby Smith on August 8, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Everybody's favorite fill-in show returns! Colb, in-studio guest Tim Keck, and caller Matt Strickland sub for Radio Free Brooklyn's sports show and discuss whether the San Antonio Spurs are the New England Patriots of the NBA, London's dominance at the Overwatch League Grand Finals, and the author Tom Wolfe's dictum in his 2000 essay "My Three Stooges" that the artist must venture forth into the world in order to produce work that resonates on any kind of scale. Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • Eytan Boclin Names His Enemies!
    by Colby Smith on August 3, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Writer and comedian Eytan Boclin (UCB, Send in the Clowns) joins Colb in the studio to talk recklessly about things he knows nothing about! He and Colb talk pop country sensation Kacey Musgraves, wonder what Mamma Mia 2 would be like if it were written by Annie Baker, and explore Eytan's bold claim that "bands are dead"! An episode built for the fast-paced media landscape! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • "Murder, She Radio-ed" w/Mary Kate Doherty
    by Colby Smith on July 27, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Comedian and artist Mary Kate Doherty joins Colb in the studio to talk the best true crime documentaries, the evolution of the peace sign, and Shirley Temple's tiny house! All-star calls from Matt Strickland, Tim Keck, and "Artie Lange!" One of the all-time great eps! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • Eulogy for Margaritaville!
    by Colby Smith on July 13, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Amanda Dieli returns to the studio to address everyone's favorite topic: Escape to Margaritaville, the Jimmy Buffett jukebox musical! She and Colb talk best and worst moments, the show's weird politics and its perfect use of wigs! Tim Keck calls in to name the show "the greatest musical of our generation!" Young Persons' Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • Lucy Cottrell Takes Down Jonathan Franzen!
    by Colby Smith on July 6, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Comedian and actor Lucy Cottrell joins Colb in the studio to rag on Jonathan Franzen, preview summer movies, and everyone's favorite subject: Escape to Margaritaville, the Jimmy Buffett Broadway musical! Loyal Caller Tim Keck calls to defend The Purge movie franchise! Plus, tales from the Tony Awards and more! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • Alise Morales Returns!
    by Colby Smith on June 29, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Comedian extraordinaire Alise Morales returns to talk about her summer tour dates with her show, The Roast of Your 15 Year-Old Self! Plus, an in-depth takedown of the Johnny Depp profile in Rolling Stone, Warner Bros.' persecution of Harry Potter fans, and these damn Atlantic City slot machines! Plus, Tim Keck weighs in on Fantastic Beasts! A rare tech-free episode! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • Colb Catches Up!
    by Colby Smith on June 22, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Colb goes it alone in the studio to announce the show's new politics-heavy format, discuss how easy it is to write a book, and recount a recent trip to the Museum of Modern Art's movie theater! Loyal Caller Tim Keck berates a poor, defenseless deliver man! The Father's Day Special! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • The Overtime Show Returns!
    by Colby Smith on June 20, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Colb fills in for Point of Order: A Sports Show again, so naturally he and his guests spend 40 minutes discussing the nature of art and its function in society! Tim Keck calls in to discuss Lebron's possible move to Los Angeles! Plus, the movies Adrift and Solo! A packed ep! Listen →

  • "A Book, If You Please" Returns!
    by Colby Smith on June 16, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    Colb unearths another classic episode of "A Book, If You Please," Radio Free Brooklyn's literary radio hour, from 1999! Host Jonathan Spalding interviews Hank Redenbacher, the so-called "Midwest Magical Realist." Redenbacher reads from his new novel, recounts his ongoing feud with Gabriel García Márquez, and reveals the depths of his dementia! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • Top Ten Greatest Songs of Your Lifetime
    by Colby Smith on June 8, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Chaos ensues as Colb ranks the ten greatest songs of his lifetime! Trevor Lyon joins in studio to try and lend an ounce of credibility to the proceedings! Matt Strickland, Tim Keck, and Nathan Yaffe all weigh in over the phone! A wacky, nutty, and dare I say, bonkers episode! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • Build Your Flag!
    by Colby Smith on June 6, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Colb refuses to grant your requests for him to appear at public events! Jeff Tweedy calls to defend country rock! Loyal Caller Tim Keck berates a poor, defenseless delivery man! Ryan McCormack brags about his cassette tape connect! Plus, a special appearance from Colb's Dad! A packed ep! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

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