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 Paul F. Tompkins, Tim & Eric and Will Franken.  Tim & Eric are the creators of the Cartoon Network [adult swim] series Tom Goes to the Mayor.  Paul F. Tompkins is a standup, and has been a regular on series including The Daily Show, Best Week Ever, Mr. Show and Real Time with Bill Maher.  Will Franken was recently chosen "Best Comedian" in San Francisco by the SF Weekly.

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Guests John Vanderslice, Xeni Jardin and Mark Frauenfelder.  Mark Frauenfelder and Xeni Jardin are among the co-authors of Boing-Boing.net, the weblog visited by 1.75 million people every day.  John Vanderslice is a recording artist, producer, and recording studio owner who has worked with MK Ultra, Spoon and The Mountain Goats.  His Tiny Telephone Recordings is the country's premier all-analog recording studio.

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Guest Kevin Kelly.  Kevin Kelly of Wired Magazine tells us about the digital future of the old-fashioned book, and the copyright issues that complicate it.

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Guests Dan Clowes and Annabelle Hurwitch.  Dan Clowes is the screenwriter of the film "Art School Confidential," which is based on a short comic story from his anthology series Eightball.  Eightball was also the birthplace of "Ghost World."  Annabelle Hurwitch is the former host of TBS' "Dinner and a Movie," and the author of "Fired," a collection of firing stories from "entertaining people," including David Cross, Felicity Huffman, and Robert Reich.  Also: a comedy sketch from Free Love Forum.

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Guest Brian Posehn.  We're joined by comedian, writer and actor Brian Posehn (Mr. Show, Just Shoot Me, Seinfeld, Newsradio, Comedians of Comedy).  We talk about his long career in comedy.  Plus comedy from Todd Barry, Meat, Hard n Phirm, Jonathan Coulton, and Flight of the Conchords.

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