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.)

Bill James is the father of sabermetrics, that objective analysis and study of baseball.  His bright, funny writing brought baseball analysis to the masses in the 1980s, and helped revolutionize the management of baseball teams in the 21st century.  Today, he works for the Boston Red Sox.

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Sloane Crosley is author of the humorous essay collection "I Was Told There'd Be Cake."  It recently debuted on the New York Times bestseller list.

Direct download: tsoya080423_sloanecrosley.mp3
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Gaberiel Alvarez and Brent Rollins are members of the hip-hop media collective Ego Trip.  The group produced the acclaimed magazine Ego Trip in the 1990s, and has since written two books and created several series and specials for VH1, the most recent of which is Ego Trip's Miss Rap Supreme.

Direct download: tsoya080422_egotrip.mp3
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John Moe is the author of Conservatize Me: How I Tried to Become a Righty With The Help of Richard Nixon, Sean Hannity, Toby Keith and Beef Jerky.  He's also a contributor to American Public Media's Weekend America.

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David Mitchell is half of the British comedy team Mitchell & Webb.  They're the stars of the acclaimed UK TV series "Peep Show" and "That Mitchell & Webb Look," the latter of which is running in the US on BBC America.

Direct download: tsoya080409_davidmitchell.mp3
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Dan Kennedy is the author of "Rock On: An Office Power Ballad."  It's a comic memoir about his time in the music industry.

Direct download: tsoya080403_dankennedy.mp3
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