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.)

Bilal is a jazz and soul singer based in New York.  His second album, Airtight's Revenge, was just released.  He's worked with artists from Jay-Z and Dr. Dre to Common and DJ Premier.

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Flying Lotus is a Los Angeles-based musician.  His critically-acclaimed music blends electronica with progressive hip-hop.

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John Waters has a new book out called Role Models that packs a few surprises -- chief among them the influence of Johnny Mathis. 

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Jonathan Ames is a novelist, non-fiction and television writer.  He created and writes the HBO series Bored to Death, which returns with its second season this month.

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Are you capable of looking past your own prejudices? Simon Rich has prepared a set of brain teasers to answer that question. Featuring Rob Huebel. Simon Rich's new novel is Elliot Allagash.

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He's best known for his role as "The Fonz" on Happy Days, but Henry Winkler's added a number of other acting, producing, and directing credits to his name over the years. He's also co-written a series of children's books. You can catch him right now as Dr. Sy Mittleman on Childrens' Hospital on Cartoon Network's [adult swim].

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Actor Donal Logue stars in the new FX series Terriers.  He won best actor at the Sundance Film Festival for his role in The Tao of Steve, and he created the iconic MTV character Jimmy the Cab Driver.

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Rob McElhenney is the creator of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, as well as a writer, director and star of the show ("Mac").  Glenn Howerton plays Dennis on the show, and is also involved in writing, directing and production.

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Tasha Robinson and Genevieve Koski join Jesse for September's pop culture picks.  Tasha chooses the Australian modern noir The Square and the upcoming season of the TV show Glee.  Genevieve's picks are Mavis Staples' new album You Are Not Alone and a new stand-up comedy album from past Sound of Young America guest Hannibal Buress.

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Elijah Wood has worked as a professional actor since he was seven years old.  His credits include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the upcoming release The Romantics.

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