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Funny business

“Ashlee Simpson’s new album sold so poorly,” snorted the headline on Yahoo! this past week, that “it was beaten by a comedy album.”
As the AltCom Festival arrives at the Somerville Theatre, we look at the roots of the indie comedy boom.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 07, 2008
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Are we still calling these ''podcasts''?

Each show features a music segment — usually a live in-the-studio performance and interview.
Fair Game music segment selections
By WILL SPITZ  |  November 06, 2007
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Lydon loses Lowell

When Christopher Lydon — ex– New York Times reporter, former Boston mayoral candidate, self-styled “venture broadcaster,” and host of the radio program Open Source — announced earlier this week that his show and the University of Massachusetts Lowell we
Source severed
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 18, 2006