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Sounds Like America

Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
Categories: Comedy, Stand-Up & Live
3 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Summary

Please note: contains explicit content.

Sounds Like America is a wild sound collage of the United States as seen by the people who know it best and tell it like it really is: comedians.

Hosted by a rotating cast of seasoned comics, each episode covers a different American pastime, region, city, characteristic, or zeitgeist. The show opens with a host introduction, followed by a sound collage that features stand-up comedy, funny interviews with special guests and folks on the street, and even local music. It's a hilarious (and sometimes touching) tribute to our complicated country.

This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 21 episodes to your Library now, including:

Sports with Roy Wood Jr.
The Midwest with Jackie Kashian
TexaFlorida with Michelle Buteau
America from Abroad with Rob Delaney
Chicago with Andy Richter
On the Road with Reggie Watts
The Bay Area with Aisha Tyler
Dating with John Early and Kate Berlant
Parenting with Al Madrigal
Drugs with Kyle Kinane
The Northeast with Rachel Dratch 

©2017 Sounds Like America (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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"A lot of fun and illumination amid liberal sprinklings of swearwords." (Sunday Times)

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Dreadful with awful language

No warning in episode one about the bad language. Barely 2-3 minutes in and the third f word I hit stop and deleted it.

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very funny collection

this is a good set of audio recordings well worth a look if you haven't tried

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  • Chuck Just
  • 13-09-19

Great Lineup

A series of sets having different stories about particular regions of the US. The material is funny, the other reviewers have been
A) An elderly woman
B) A rational fan of a different generation of comics
C) A self-important comment section warrior who seems to have heard a singular joke that hurt his feelings, and then proceeded to go on a tirade.
Give it a listen, form your own opinion. Try and enjoy your day

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  • MariaLove
  • 23-09-19

non stop chuckles

This collection of everyday American humor reminds me why I am an American.......my roots, no matter how fucked up they are.

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  • Karl Crail
  • 06-02-19

Mindless Anti-American drivel posing as comedy.

Felt more like a bland and politically correct commentary of America you’d hear on NPR than an actual comedy show. An incredibly candid moment of honesty at one point in the audiobook where this one guy says comedians are just very sad people floating through life seeking validation. You can hear the biggest moments of applause and adulation from the audiences didn’t come from any actual jokes but from condescending holier-than-thou put downs against ordinary Americans as a bunch racist and xenophobic simpletons. If you want real comedy stay away from this PC garbage and go listen to Kevin Hart, Joe Rogan and Daniel Tosh

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  • LuvToRead
  • 28-08-19

No Comedy

Lesson learned. No more comedy. I do not think it's funny. I guess Im just too old to find today's comedy entertaining

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  • Kevin
  • 12-10-19

Profanity Alert!

Some will read this and say, "Prude!" That okay. It takes all kinds of people to make this "America" great.
I really liked the 1st minute of the 1st episode "Midwest." It had a great introduction, including the commentary on the three states that allow the blind to have hunting licenses. LOL. But the next two minutes had the F bomb 3-4 times, along with G D, S***, and a slew of others. As the first three minutes go, so will the rest. I reinforces why I don't go to comedy shows. Listening to the things kids say are often just as funny and more enjoyable. My time is better spent on other media.

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  • Joann Hall
  • 28-06-19

Sounds like America

Not interested not what I thought very boring please delete this entire series today please

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