1. This is a puppet interpretation of a segment we did for The Sound of Young America back in the day - a dramatic rendering of a short story by George Saunders called Ask The Optimist. Featuring Andy Daly, Jen Kirkman, Jonathan Coulton, John Hodgman, James Adomian, Maria Bamford, Jonathan Katz, Dan Klein and Xeni Jardin. Puppets and video by Hoggworks.