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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.
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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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  • The Overtime Show #5
    by Colby Smith on February 18, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Colby and Tim reunite for another special edition of The Overtime Show, where we talk about sports, e-sports, and the role of art in society. On this episode: the most fun players to watch in the NBA right now, the sprawling majesty of Red Dead Redemption 2, and impressionist painter Edgar Degas' maxim, "Nothing in art must look accidental." Recorded February 17, 2019 live on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen →

  • Movie Madness with Maddie Whittle!
    by Colby Smith on February 15, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Maddie Whittle (Film Society of Lincoln Center) joins Colb in the studio to talk New York's best revival theaters, Netflix's influence on major film distribution, the average rate at which the Academy makes the right call on Oscar night, the creepiness of Instagram filters, and so much more! Loyal Caller Tim Keck makes breakfast live on the air! 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 →

  • New Orleans Rag with Elann Danziger
    by Colby Smith on February 8, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Fellow Radio Free Brooklyn host Elann Danziger returns to YPR to talk about his recent trip to New Orleans, sneaking into the Metropolitan Opera, and more! Loyal Caller Tim Keck weighs in on the Super Bowl! Plus, will Elann start rapping unprompted? Listen to find out! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • Thrice Hogs and The Farmer
    by Colby Smith on February 1, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Technical difficulties cannot stop this episode from becoming truly bonkers! Trevor Lyon, Marika Zappas, and Tim Keck all in studio! Kady Ruth Ashcraft calls in! Oscar predictions! Colb's impression of Mr. Bean! MORE! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • Pink Eye WebMD with Rachel Joravsky
    by Colby Smith on January 25, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Comedian and writer Rachel Joravsky (Thirsty White Ally, Lo-Fi NYC) joins Colb in the studio to talk the enduring charms of Samira Wiley, angry-crying at a dog who betrayed her, and more! Charlie Walden calls to talk about his new animated series, The Incredible Voyages of Sir John Mandeville! Tim Keck diagnoses Rachel's pink eye! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com Listen →

  • The Egghead Hour with Jamie Lauren Keiles!
    by Colby Smith on January 18, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Jamie Lauren Keiles (New York Times Magazine, New Yorker) returns to talk ~serious literature~, the importance of being a "man of your time," and karaoke faux pas! Plus, a call from "Movie Pass CEO Mitch Lowe!" Talk of HBO's THE DEUCE! And so much more! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • YPR 101: You Cannot Stop the Devil
    by Colby Smith on January 11, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Colb rings in the New Year! He cops to crying while watching an NBA game on Christmas Day, recites the wise words he got from a man riding a hoverboard, and honors the YPR New Years tradition of talking for a long time about beloved character actor Michael Shannon! Tim Keck talks Bandersnatch and Netflix! A new villain is revealed! AND MORE! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • The 100th Episode Extravaganza!
    by Colby Smith on December 19, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Celebrate the landmark 100th episode of Young Person's Radio! Featuring the return of Marta! Loyal Caller Tim Keck uncovers the legend of the Christmas Pickle! Perry Frankle from the New York Landmarks Conservancy updates Colb on his award! A 10-minute audio tribute to the first 100 episodes! And so much more! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • YPR 99: Patrick Keene & Juliet Prather Return!
    by Colby Smith on December 14, 2018 at 8:00 am

    The Countdown to the 100th episode of Young Person's Radio as comedians Patrick Keene (UCB) and Juliet Prather (SUP) return to the studio! Together, they address Kanye West's recent behavior at the Cher Show and name the best movies of the year! Patrick finally saw Mamma Mia 2! Plus, calls from Kelley Quinn, Tim Keck, and so many more! A barnburner of an episode! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • YPR 98: Alise Morales is Back Again!
    by Colby Smith on December 5, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    The Countdown to 100 Episodes is on as comedian Alise Morales (Betches, Our Cartoon President) graces the show for the third time! She and Colb talk about the twin profiles of Amanda Bynes and Lena Dunham, the President's confidence in his ability to riff, and the conspicuous absence of Matt Strickland! Plus, calls from Tim Keck and Matt's cousin Laila! What we in the biz call "a classic ep!" Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • Make Colb Mad featuring James Cross!
    by Colby Smith on November 30, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Hell Yeah! host James Cross makes his fourth appearance on the show, and it is a bonafide doozy! Callers try to Make Colb Mad, and boy, do they succeed! Loyal Caller Tim Keck ranks Billy Joel above Elton John! Milly Tamarez's 13 year-old cousin calls Colb "sad!" Juan from Brooklyn! Nancy from Wisconsin! An out of control episode! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • Bailey Edwards Goes Blue!
    by Colby Smith on November 23, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Actress and comedian Bailey Edwards joins Colb in the studio to talk about her short film "It Girl, Gay Assistant," as well as Meryl Streep's inadequacies, coffee-infused tequila, and screaming while pooping! Kady Ruth Ashcraft asks everyone about their porn rituals! Tim Keck tries to start a local militia! Could this ep be any more jam-packed?! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • Erin Harland's Adam Sandler Vehicle!
    by Colby Smith on November 16, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Erin Harland (TruTV, Elite Daily) joins Colb in the studio to talk her eligibility to become a judge, losing her virginity at Disney World, and her worst clients as a party clown! Loyal Caller Tim Keck calls from a New York City bus! Plus, pranks! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • The Overtime Show #4
    by Colby Smith on November 14, 2018 at 2:56 am

    Everybody's favorite fill-in show returns! Tim Keck, Emily Duncan, and Erin Harland all join Colb in the studio to discuss sports, e-sports, and the role of art in society! Including: the Toronto Raptors' year, new college scholarships for e-sports athletes, and art critic Dave Hickey's dictum that there is no getting *in* to the art world; there is only getting *out* of somewhere else! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • Joe Rumrill Returns!
    by Colby Smith on November 9, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Comedian Joe Rumrill makes his long-awaited return to YPR to discuss the supposed joys of being a Hollywood stuntman, the fading appeal of the classic rock gods, and casting the Devil Himself as the villain in his dream movie! Loyal Caller Tim Keck reports live from a New York City bus! A true classic of an episode! Young Person's Radio airs live every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • Live from the Cucumber Bowl!
    by Colby Smith on October 31, 2018 at 7:00 am

    For our Halloween episode, we are transported to an alternate universe in which Colb never left his hometown of Cumberland, Maryland, and earns his living as a local sports radio reporter for WRFB "The Rib!" He interviews Brad and Charlie Lattimer, two rival high school football coaches whose teams are about to compete in the town's homecoming game! Featuring Tim Keck, Calvin Cole, and Caitlin Puckett! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • True Fear with Ben Marshall!
    by Colby Smith on October 26, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Comedian Ben Marshall (Please Don't Destroy; The Onion) joins Colb in the studio to talk the greatest NBA fights, Padma Lakshmi's interest in New York alt comedy, and the lasting legacy of the FOX sitcom New Girl! Loyal Caller Tim Keck weighs in on Paul vs. Rondo! Plus, a detailed analysis of the latest radio ad from the Lagunitas Brewing Company! A jam-packed ep! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • The Cereal Show with Marika Zappas!
    by Colby Smith on October 19, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Comedian Marika Zappas join Colb in the studio to celebrate their love of breakfast cereal! The century-long battle of Kellogg's vs. Post vs. General Mills reaches a thrilling conclusion! Cereal commercials from the 90s are revisited! All other breakfast foods are ignored! Young Person's Radio airs every Sunday morning at 10 on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen live at radiofreebrooklyn.com. Listen →

  • 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 →