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.)

Jack Handey is the creator of "Deep Thoughts," and now the author of "What I'd Say To The Martians (and Other Veiled Threats)." 

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Kenny Mayne is a long-time ESPN personality.  He's now also an author, with "An Incomplete & Innacurate History of Sport."

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Guests Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant and Kerri Kenney-Silver are the co-creators and stars of Reno 911.  The Comedy Central series, which spoofs COPS-style reality shows, is entering the second half of its fifth season.  The trio also collaborated on the series "Viva Variety," and first worked together as members of the MTV sketch series The State.

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Nellie McKay is a singer-songwriter who's garnered broad acclaim for her spectacular singing voice and her wry, funny songs.

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Mike Birbiglia is a standup comedian.  His new special "What I Should Have Said Was Nothing: My Secret Public Journal Live" adapts stories from his popular online diary.

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Mark Evanier is that author of Kirby: King of Comics, a lavishly illustrated biography of comic book legend Jack Kirby.  He also worked with Kirby in the 1960s and 70s.

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David Hajdu is an award-winning cultural historian.  His book The Ten Cent Plague: The Great Comic Book Scare and How It Changed America, about the censorship of comics in the mid-1950s.

Direct download: tsoya080502_tencentplague.mp3
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