Bullseye

Bullseye is a public radio show about what's good in popular culture. With a keen editorial eye, Bullseye sifts the wheat from the chaff, and brings you hot culture picks, in-depth interviews with the most revered and revolutionary creative people and irreverent original comedy.

Bullseye is equal parts funny and fascinating. Whether you're already plugged in to the culture map, or looking for a signpost, Bullseye will keep you on target. More About Bullseye

Marc Maron Interview: The Sound of Young America

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Marc Maron is a veteran standup comic whose new CD is entitled Final Engagement. He hosts the Air America web show Break Room Live.

TSOYA Classics: Science Fiction (September 22nd, 2006)

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We continue our journey into The Sound of Young America's vast audio archive with this program from The Sound of Young America Classics.

Guests Michael J. Nelson, Ron Moore and Steve Eley. Mike Nelson was the host of Mystery Science Theater 3000, now he makes commentaries for Rifftrax. Ron Moore is co-creator of the SciFi Network series Battlestar Galactica. Steve Eley is editor of the sci-fi podcast Escape Pod.



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Extended Interview with Steve Eley
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The Sound of Young America in Mashable

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I'm proud that Mashable has featured TSOYA as an example of how community arts organizations can and should use social media.

Here's what Emily Goligowski wrote:
The culture show The Sound of Young America has gained traction and donations by finding low cost ways to promote “a radio show about things that are awesome” and secured a national syndication deal with Public Radio International in the process. What began with an interview show that Jesse Thorn produced in his college dorm room has grown into a set of MaximumFun.org forums, podcasts recorded at comedy festivals around the country, and a lighthearted blog. The burgeoning content network still maintains Thorn’s personality and authenticity (as evidenced by Tweets (@youngamerican) that were among the most introspective upon Michael Jackson’s death) in ways that many online self-promoters lose in building their brands.

You can read the whole article here for more organizations using social media in cool ways.

Bill Withers, Soul Legend: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Bill Withers

Bill Withers is the singer-songwriter behind soul classics like Ain't No Sunshine, Lean on Me, Use Me, Just the Two of Us, Lovely Day and more. Withers retired from the music industry in the mid 1980s, and with the exception of a few songs penned for other artists, has stayed out of the public eye. He's featured in the new documentary and concert film Soul Power, which follows a music festival in Zaire in 1974. The film hits theaters in New York and LA on July 14th, and opens across the country thereafter.

TSOYA Classics: Observations (September 15th, 2006)

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We continue our journey into The Sound of Young America's vast audio archive with this program from The Sound of Young America Classics.

Guests Merrill Markoe and Caleb Crain. Merrill Markoe is the author of the novel "Walking in Circles Before Lying Down," and was co-creator of "Late Night with David Letterman." Caleb Crain writes for the New Yorker; we speak with him about the Mass Observation movement of the 1930s and 40s.



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Paul & Storm: Nunfight; Comedy from The Sound of Young America

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Paul & Storm: Back in the Habit
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Cultural commentators in song Paul & Storm offer a unique perspective on a unique news story.

Au Revoir Simone: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Au Revoir Simone are an all-female, all-keyboard indie pop band from Brooklyn, New York. Their new CD is Still Night, Still Light.

The Sound of Young America Podcast Promos

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I know a lot of folks in the MaxFun audience are podcasters, so we've put together a few promos that you can run in your podcasts to help introduce people to The Sound of Young America.

They are totally free to use (obviously), and you can just drop them in your commercial break, or at the end of your show, or even after a brief endorsement :).

When this post slips into the past, you can always find the promos by going to the Sound of Young America page and clicking "More About The Sound of Young America."

Sound of Young America Podcast Promos (MP3)

With John Mulaney

With the writers of Letterman

With Au Revoir Simone

TSOYA Classics: Sticking it to the Man (September 9th, 2006)

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We continue our journey into The Sound of Young America's vast audio archive with this program from The Sound of Young America Classics.

This week's guests are Maz Jobrani, Lisa Jervis, and Andi Zeisler. Maz Jobrani is an actor and standup comedian who's the star of the sitcom The Knights of Prosperity. Lisa Jervis & Andi Zeisler are the founding editors of Bitch Magazine, "A Feminist Response to Popular Culture."



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The Language of Things: An Interview with Deyan Sudjic on The Sound of Young America

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Deyan Sudjic's "The Language of Things"
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Deyan Sudjic is the director of the Design Museum in London and the author of "The Language of Things." We talk with him about the history, function and significance of design.