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.)

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
Category:general -- posted at: 1:38pm EDT

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.

Direct download: tsoya101125_drdog.mp3
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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
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:11pm EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 6:13pm EDT

A special set of songs from Brooklyn art-rock band Les Savy Fav, featuring Tim Harrington and Seth Jabour.  Les Savy Fav's newest album is "Root for Ruin".

Direct download: tsoya101111_lessavyfav.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:35am EDT

Amy Sedaris is an actress, comedian and author.  She's known for her role in the creation of the bizarre TV comedy Strangers With Candy and its main character, Jerri Blank, as well as her bestselling book on entertaining, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence.  Her new book, Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People, is out now. 

Direct download: tsoya101110_amysedarislive.mp3
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Friend of the show John Hodgman reads a piece written specially for our live show in New York City, entitled "16 Things to Do in Connecticut Before the Coming Total Collapse of Civilization".  One of his newest ventures is the Judge John Hodgman podcast, available on iTunes.

Direct download: tsoya101109_hodgmanlive.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:19pm EDT

Judah Friedlander is a regular on NBC's 30 Rock and the author of How To Beat Up Anybody.  He is the World Champion.

Direct download: tsoya101108_friedlander.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:12pm EDT

Lee Unkrich is the director of Toy Story 3.  He's worked at Pixar for more than 15 years, and co-directed Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc. and Toy Story 2. 

Direct download: tsoya101105_leeunkrich.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:32am EDT

Chris Morris is a comedy writer, director and performer.  He was voted one of the all-time top 12 "comedians' comedians" in a BBC poll, and his past work includes the news satires Brass Eye and The Day Today.  His new film is a farce about a group of would-be suicide bombers called Four Lions.

Direct download: tsoya101102_chrismorris.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:01am EDT