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.)

Our special highlighting the best comedy of the year, including Kyle Kinane, Paul F. Tompkins, Karen Kilgariff, Kasper Hauser, Hannibal Burress, The State, Nick Thune, Aziz Ansari, Mike Phirman and more.

Direct download: tsoya101226_comedy_special2010.mp3
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A holiday extravaganza! In addition to some of our favorite holiday songs, interviews from Ronnie Spector of legendary 60s girl group The Ronettes, Fred Schneider of The B-52s and The Superions, and The AV Club Holiday Gift Guide with Tasha Robinson and Kyle Ryan.

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Greg Fitzsimmons is a standup comedian. His memoir is Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons.

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Web guru Alex Blagg of ABajillionHits.biz jacks your strat with a powerblast of social media marketing know-how and online insight.

Direct download: tsoya101202_alexblagg.mp3
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Jordan Morris ranks America from the bottom to the top.

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John Brandon is a novelist who was raised on the Gulf Coast of Florida.  Citrus County is set in his home state and is his second novel, focusing on a teacher and two middle-schoolers who have their loneliness and status as outsiders in common.  The book is part crime novel and part exploration of the adolescent pysche.

Direct download: tsoya101129_johnbrandon.mp3
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Keith Phipps and Nathan Rabin of The AV Club stop by to sift through pop culture and present their picks, which include a box set from Apple Records, a new cut of the classic film Metropolis, a book from The Onion columnist Jean Teasdale, and the documentary Best Worst Movie.

Direct download: tsoya101127_avclubdecember.mp3
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Zach Miller and Scott McMicken are members of the Philadelphia band Dr. Dog.  Their music synthesizes the sounds of the 1960s and 70s with contemporary influeces, and they've built a major following over the past ten years.  Their latest album is Shame, Shame.

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Matt Berninger is the frontman of the Brooklyn indie rock band The National.  The band's latest album is High Violet.

Direct download: tsoya101122_national.mp3
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Judd Apatow is a comedy writer, director and producer.  He has become one of the largest comedic forces in Hollywood with films like Knocked Up and the 40 Year Old Virgin. Apatow's new book, I Found this Funny, is a compilation of work by some of his favorite authors.

Direct download: tsoya101116_apatow.mp3
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