NPR: Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
Bullseye from NPR is your curated guide to culture. Jesse Thorn hosts in-depth interviews with brilliant creators, culture picks from our favorite critics and irreverent original comedy. Bullseye has been featured in Time, The New York Times, GQ and McSweeney's, which called it "the kind of show people listen to in a more perfect world." (Formerly known as The Sound of Young America.)
Guests Maira Kalman and George Pelecanos. This week, two looks at style. Maira Kalman created lyrical illustrations of the classic writing handbook The Elements of Style. George Pelecanos is a noted crime author, and a writer/producer for HBO's The Wire.
Direct download: tsoya032506.mp3
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Guests Terry Jones and Dino Stamatopoulos. Terry Jones is a founding member of Monty Python, as well as an author, historian, actor and director. We talk about Python and all that other stuff. Dino Stamatopolous is the creator of Moral Orel on Cartoon Network's [adult swim], and a former writer for Conan O'Brien, Mr. Show, and the Ben Stiller Show.
Direct download: tsoya031806.mp3
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Guests Nick Adams and Calvin Levels. Nick Adams is a comedian and the author of the new book "Making Friends with Black People." Calvin Levels is a Tony-nominated actor and the star of the one-man show "James Baldwin: Go Tell It On the Mountain."
Direct download: tsoya031106.mp3
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Have you subscribed to The Sound of Young America blog yet? Besides expanded show notes for our podcasts, it contains oodles of cool links, pop culture analysis, and other cool stuff. Visit and subscribe at http://tsoya.blogspot.com !
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Guests Chris Hardwick and Patton Oswalt. A classic from the vaults of The Sound of Young America featuring two of our best comedian pals... Chris Hardwick is half of Hard N Phirm, and the former host of Singled Out on MTV. Patton Oswalt is a co-star of CBS' The King of Queens, and the creator of The Comedians of Comedy. Both talk about their comedy, Chris talks about how he ended up hosting "Shipmates," and Patton talks about his passion for deep-fried Mac & Cheese.
Direct download: tsoya030406.mp3
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This Monty Python footage hasn't been seen in over 30 years. Originally broadcast on Dallas' PBS affiliate KERA the day after Holy Grail was released, and discovered only recently. The nice folks at KERA and the Python organization were nice enough to share it exclusively with Sound of Young America listeners. Please note that this is a video cast -- it can be viewed on the video iPod or on your computer.
Direct download: tsoyapythonvid.m4v
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