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How to Dress (Code)

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Show: 
Still Buffering

This week, the sisters dissect the history of the dress code because, well, honestly, Rileigh just really wants to be allowed to wear yoga pants to school.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

CIPYD 32: Julie Falatko and Chihuahua Chair Lift

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Guests: 
Julie Falatko

It's a beautiful day here in Los Angeles, but more importantly... WE MET FOUR DOGS THIS WEEK! FOUR! And we're gonna tell you all about them in Dogs We Met This Week. We'll also tell you all the info about Pomeranians we can fit in 60 seconds (and a little more) in Mutt Minute! We are so excited to be joined by author Julie Falatko to learn about her dog WHO WE'VE TALKED ABOUT BEFORE! Finally, learn all about a program helping find homes for Chihuahua across the country!

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Gillian Jacobs & Jonathan Gold

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New to Bullseye? Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or with your favorite podcatcher to make sure you automatically get the newest episode every week.

And if you're looking for a particular segment to listen to or share, check us out on Soundcloud.

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Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for ELLE/Getty Images

Gillian Jacobs on Surviving Juilliard and the Unique Challenges and Joys of Working on NBC's "Community"

Gillian Jacobs may never know what it’s like to play the ingenue. As an actress, she has an energy that’s hard to pin down, but it’s anything but naive. After a tough stint at Juilliard's acting school, Jacobs pursued a career in film and television, often being cast in dark, gritty roles. However, in 2009 her career took a sudden lurch in the opposite direction when she was cast in a very different role.

Her breakout role was as Britta Perry, the confident and outspoken student opposite Joel McHale’s self-involved lawyer-turned-study group leader Jeff Winger on Community. Britta is exceptionally eager, mostly to the vexation of her peers who often voice their displeasure at her stances on social issues. Her friends often describe her as "the worst", but she's ever-confident in her own identity.

When Jacobs signed up for the role in Community, all she knew was that Joel McHale had been cast in it, but she soon realized that it would be a very unique and ambitious show.
In this extended conversation with Jacobs, we'll talk about why she didn't fit in at Juilliard, her big break on Community, and get a peek behind the scenes on a beloved but aggrieved network show.

Jacobs currently stars in the Netflix comedy Love alongside Paul Rust. Love's first season is available for streaming on Netflix.

The interview originally aired in October 2013.

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Photo: Anne Fishbein

Food Critic Jonathan Gold on Los Angeles and High and Low Dining

The Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold joins us to talk about -- what else? -- food. With his enthusiastic and equal opportunity criticism, he's become known as the authority on where and what to eat in Los Angeles.

His award-winning work has regularly appeared in numerous newspapers including the LA Weekly and the Los Angeles Times, the latter where he is currently a regularly columnist. His articles and reviews have also appeared in Blender, Spin, Rolling Stone and Gourmet magazines. Along with the Pulitzer, he was the first food writer to be honored as a National Magazine Award finalist in criticism by the American Society of Magazine Editors

He joined Jesse to talk about how he manages the day to day eating, the one food fear he just can't overcome, his thoughts and high and low dining and more. Jonathan is also the author of the highly regarded food guide to LA, Counter Intelligence, which details some of his best food discoveries.

Gold is the subject of a new documentary called City of Gold, which is in theaters next week.

The interview originally aired in December 2011.

The Outshot: Sly and the Family Stone's Perfect Album

Jesse explains how Sly and the Family Stone made a perfect album, even as they slowly disintegrated as a group.

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ONRAC's Scientology episodes are makin' waves. E-meter waves.

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Your buddies Ross Blocher and Carrie Poppy are getting a lot of attention for their insanely unnerving Scientology investigation, out now. If you haven't been keeping up with Oh No, Ross and Carrie, you're missing possibly their biggest exposé ever, wherein they spent over 90 cumulative hours taking classes, being audited, and generally immersing themselves in the world of Scientology.

The duo is on episode two of this multi-parter, which they expect to be at least five glorious episodes.

Check out what some of dem big media outlets have had to say about our brave and/or criminally insane pals:

"It's a great place to jump into Ross and Carrie's deep, long-running corpus of investigative work." - Boing Boing

"Blocher shines explaining the surreal Scientology texts with their pedantic, David Foster Wallace-style footnotes defining simple things like 'dispensable' and 'take a walk' to replace them with buzzwords from L. Ron Hubbard... The one message Blocher and Poppy always take pains to impart is the overwhelming sincerity of their subjects, and Scientology might be chief among them." - The Onion's A.V. Club

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 415 - Kory Mathewson

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Kory Mathewson

Improviser and robot man Kory Mathewson joins us to talk robots, horchata, and belly dancing.

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#53 - Best Girl Scout Cookie

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It's that special time of year when people's homes are filled with small, colorful boxes of manna from heaven itself, courtesy of the Girl Scouts of America. For almost 100 years Girl Scout Cookie sales have been a part of American life and diabetic complications, and while all people have their favorites, only one can be the actual best, and Mark and Hal are the ones to pick it.

MBMBaM 292: Remain on the Smooth Tip

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H-hey, you guys are cool with us talking about Fuller House for a hot minute, right? Because, holy chalupas, do we have some hot-ass takes up in this episode.

Suggested talking points: The Gibbler Shed, Young Love, Underwear Voice, Gildo, Birthday Business Future Man, 22 Slices, SkiDrake, MC Scat Facts

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 417: LandWorld with Paul Rust

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Paul Rust

Comedian, actor and writer Paul Rust joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the Ernest back catalog, Paul's work on the new Pee Wee Herman movie, and an anti-establishment GoFundMe project to fund a Wayne's World sequel. Plus, Jesse has an important Eyes and Nose Light update.

Travel: Boats and Planes

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Show: 
Shmanners

Attention travelers, we will now begin the boarding process. Please be sure to bring all questions regarding travel etiquette with you when boarding. Need to know what to do when boarding? Worried about getting seasick? Want to know some historical facts about luxury air travel? Do you know your responsibilities as the window seater? What about what to wear? Listen and learn fellow wanderer! And just remember, we're all in this together!

One Bad Mother Episode 143: Our Toddlers, Ourselves, plus guest Courtney Wyckoff

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Courtney Wyckoff

Biz and Theresa admit there are some (ok, MANY) times when we behave almost exactly like our toddlers. Shouldn't we have more patience for their shenanigans when the reality is we totally "get" why they're acting out most of the time because we'd like to stomp our feet and throw things, too? Plus, Biz gets through a challenging experience with her kids and Theresa is confused because things seem to go smoothly for a whole f*cking hour! And we're joined by Courtney Wyckoff, creator of MommaStrong.com, an online strength conditioning resource for all phases of motherhood and all fitness levels, and she is so insightful and inspiring that we totally fall in love with her.

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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