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.)
Al Madrigal

Al Madrigal talks about his new comedy record Half Breed and the career he held before becoming a comedian: firing hundreds of people from their jobs.

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Jon Friedman is a comedian, writer, and  host of the The Rejection Show, New York City's live showcase of rejected work. His new book is Rejected: Tales of the Failed, Dumped and Cancelled. We'll hear about Friedman's early days screening unsolicited submissions for The New Yorker and Comedy Central, plus what it's like at his new gig blogging for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Direct download: tsoya090820_rejected.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Rob Siegel is a former editor for The Onion and penned last year's Mickey Rourke vehicle The Wrestler. He's just written and directed Big Fan, a dark film starring Patton Oswalt as man beaten up by his favorite player on the New York Giants. Siegel's characters seem to find fulfillment on the fringes of society -- listen in to find out why. 

Direct download: tsoya090818_bigfan.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:55pm EDT

Chris Anderson is editor-in-chief of WIRED and is also the author of Free: The Future of a Radical Price which explores how the price for delivering content is trending towards zero. We'll talk about the repercussions that's having on the creative industry and those whose job it is to create thoughts.

Direct download: tsoya090814_chrisanderson.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Greg Kot is the music critic at the Chicago Tribune, host of the public radio program Sound Opinions, and has written for the likes of Rolling Stone, Details, Blender, and Encyclopaedia Britannica among others. His new book is Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music. We'll talk about how the music industry got to where it is today, and what might be next.

Direct download: tsoya090810_gregkot.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:37pm EDT

Paul Rust has just made his big break starring in the teen romp I Love You Beth Cooper, but he's been a long time friend of the show and was named one of Variety's 10 Comics To Watch in 2008. Rust will talk about how the silliness of Pee-wee Herman remains a seminal influence and the best parts of working with a big time, earnest filmmaker like Chris Columbus.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Charlyne Yi made her first on screen appearance playing the stoned girlfriend of Martin Starr's character in the Judd Apatow flick Knocked Up. Now, she's written Paper Heart a documentary and narrative film in which she also stars opposite Michael Cera. Hear from Yi about why she doesn't believe in love, and from Paper Heart director Nick Jasenovec about the choice of casting someone else to play himself.

Direct download: tsoya090804_charlyneyi.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:12pm EDT