Bullseye

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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

New stations!

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Welcome "Radio K," KUOM-AM in Minneapolis into the TSOYA family. They'll be broadcasting the show Saturdays at 9AM. They're in the middle of a pledge drive so give up some dough, Minnesota.

We're also now heard on WNYC-AM in New York in addition to our broadcasts on the FM side. Saturdays at 1PM, 820 on your AM dial.

Hurray!

The MaxFunStore is here!

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For years, people have been bothering me to make and sell merchandise. I've pretty much always demurred, because as anyone who listened to my interview with Achewood creator Chris Onstad, it's a lot of work. I'd rather spend my time making shows and blogging and making off-color jokes on twitter, not packaging t-shirts.

Then I heard from the folks at Topatoco. These kind people offered to do all the work for me, and give me the same cut I'd have made if I was doing it all myself (market efficiencies, etc etc). They're extraordinarily nice, and do merch for folks like our pal Brandon Bird, so I said, "sure," and set about rallying a variety of volunteer designers around putting together some awesome products.

Here's the new MaxFunStore.

My rule for this was that if we did it, we would do it CLASSY ALL THE WAY. That means we're using all Alternative Apparel blanks, which are the best t-shirts I could find. When we printed our JJGo shirts on them last year, people couldn't believe how soft and well-cut they were. I agree a thousand times over.

Here's the store link again.

We've got Sound of Young America t-shirts, of course... but we also have beautiful hoodies, Kasper Hauser shirts, Mustache TVs, posters, and perhaps my favorite item is our new polo shirts, which are absolutely beautiful. Better than Lacoste or Polo, I promise.

So: go forth and buy. http://www.topatoco.com/maxfun

The Trailer Park Boys: Interview on the Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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The Trailer Park Boys

Ricky, Julian and Bubbles are the stars of the Canadian documentary-style sitcom The Trailer Park Boys. For years, the show has tracked their charming inability to make anything of themselves. The second film based on the series, Countdown to Liquor Day, marks the end of the show. It was just released in Canada. Viewers in the US can see the show on Direct TV's The 101 Network Thursday nights.

Langhorne Slim Interview & Performance on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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Langhorne Slim

Langhorne Slim is a singer-songwriter whose songs explore the more passionate side of traditional music. His newest album is "Be Set Free." He joined Jesse in the studio for a conversation about his music and a live performance.

Bucky Sinister, author of "Get Up": Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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Bucky Sinister

Bucky Sinister is a poet, comedian and recovering addict. His most recent book is "Get Up: A Recovery Guide for Misfits, Freaks and Weirdos."

Marc Maron Commentary on The Sound of Young America: RRL

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Bullseye
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Marc Maron

Commentator Marc Maron says he's not ready to buy a belt pre-distressed by an Indian boy.

TSOYA Live in DC

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Date: 
10/24/2009 - 14:00 - 16:00
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Marriott Rennaisance Washington Hotel
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Washington, D.C.

The Sound of Young America is coming to Washington, D.C. as part of the Bentzen Ball comedy festival. Admission is free!

Interviews with Mary-Lynn Rajskub and Ian MacKaye. Performances from Matt Braunger, Chelsea Perretti, and Hugh Moore.

Nathan Rabin, Author of The Big Rewind - Interview on TSOYA

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The Big Rewind: A Memoir Brought to You by Pop Culture
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Bullseye
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Nathan Rabin

Nathan Rabin has been the head writer of The Onion's AV Club for over ten years, his first book The Big Rewind: A Memoir Brought to You by Pop Culture delves into the unusual upbringing that helped create the pop-culture savant that we know and love today: in a way that's both hilarious and heartbreaking.

TSOYA Live at 8pm Eastern

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Don't forget: TSOYA is streaming live from New York City tonight (Friday) at eight PM eastern time.

You can watch live here or at WNYC.org.

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An Hour with Kasper Hauser: A Sound of Young America Special

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Bullseye
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Kasper Hauser

The Kasper Hauser Comedy Group are a San Francisco-based sketch comedy group who've been mainstays of The Sound of Young America, and have appeared on Comedy Central and on This American Life. They're the authors of three hilarious books: "SkyMaul: Happy Crap You Can Buy From A Plane," "Obama's Blackberry," and "Weddings of the Times." They also wrote the website Wonderglen for former Onion editor and Daily Show executive producer Ben Karlin.

On this special hour-long Sound of Young America special, they talk about their careers, and we hear their comedy -- both sketches produced for The Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast and all-new pieces.

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