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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.

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Podcast: TSOYA Classic: Holiday Party

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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.

Everyone's favorite 30-year-old paperboy, Chris Elliott, sits down with us. Actor, comedian, author, and professional David Letterman guest. Is there anything this guy can't do? Also on the show, a classic bit of street pranking brought to you by Coyle & Sharp and Hang it up/Keep it up.

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TSOYA: Kabluey Writer/Director/Star Scott Prendergast

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Scott Prendergast trained as an improviser at The Groundlings in Los Angeles, but even during the two-year run of his solo improvisation show he had his eye on film. He wrote, directed and stars alongside Lisa Kudrow in the new feature Kabluey. His plays a young man who goes to stay with his sister-in-law in an attempt to help her keep her household together after his brother is shipped to Iraq. He gets a job as a costumed character named Kabluey, and learns quickly how easy it is to become invisible when you're wearing a three-foot-diameter blue foam head. The film is now playing in New York, and opening in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin and Portland this summer.

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Podcast: TSOYA Classic: The Movies

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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.

In this classic episode we speak to the creator of Adult Swim's animated series "Home Movies" Brendan Small, and the directors of "Twin Falls Idaho" and authors of "The Declaration Of Independent Filmmaking" Mark and Michael Polish. Also Peter Molyneux creator of the groundbreaking games "Populous" and "Black and White" stops by to talk to us about his game "The Movies".

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Podcast: Blu of Blu & Exile

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Blu is a Los Angeles-based MC, and half of the hip-hop group Blu & Exile. Last year they released their first album as a duo, the critically-acclaimed "Below the Heavens." Blu talks about his start as a battle MC in his Los Angeles high school, and about finding his voice as a profoundly personal rapper.

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Podcast: Bomb It director Jon Reiss

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Jon Reiss is the director of the films Better Living Through Circuitry and more recently Bomb It. The documentary traces the origins of graffiti from cave paintings, to the reinvention of the art form in the 70's and 80's through to the global phenomenon it has become today.

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TSOYA: The Pixar Touch

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David A. Price is the author of The Pixar Touch: The Making Of A Company. In the book, Price takes a look back at Pixar's humble beginnings as a technology company and reveals how the company developed into the computer animation behemoth that it has become today. Price reveals some major players in Pixar's dramatic history, George Lucas, John Lasseter, and Steve Jobs to name a few.

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Japanese Robots
Mark Evanier
Austin Grossman

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Podcast: American Nerd author Benjamin Nugent

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Benjamin Nugent is the author of "American Nerd: The Story of My People"
It's a book on nerds that's part history, part sociology, part reportage and part memoir. Nugent traces the history of the nerd, from the antagonists of romanticism in the 19th century to the classic Hollywood nerds of the 1970s and 80s to the "geek pride" and "nerd hipster" classes of today. He also writes movingly about his own childhood, and that of the friends with whom he played role-playing games as a middle school student.

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Merlin Mann
Patton Oswalt

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Podcast: Mark Oliver Everett (aka E) of Eels

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Mark Oliver Everett, sometimes known as A Man Called E, is the frontman of the genre-hopping rock band Eels. The band has just released a greatest hits collection ("Meet the Eels") and a collection of B-sides and rarities ("Useless Trinkets"). We talk with him about why he has always had a rotating band, how sick he is of self-reflection, and of course gorilla hunting.

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Nick Hornby
Steve Albini

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Podcast: Ariel Schrag, Cartoonist and Writer

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Ariel Schrag spent the summers after each year of high school writing astonishingly frank comics about the experiences she'd been through. When she returned to school the following year, she sold the self-published comics to her peers. Ten years later, the books have been republished, and they're a remarkable window into her high school years: coming out as a lesbian, her first sexual experiences (with men and women), drinking and using drugs, and lots and lots of crushes. They're funny, touching and wise beyond her then-years.

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Miranda July
Dan Clowes

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Podcast: Comedy at the Edge

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Richard Zoglin talks to us about his book "Comedy on the Edge". Zoglin talks about comedians such as Steve Martin, Albert Brooks, Richard Pryor and the effect they have had on American culture.

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Michael Cera
The Upright Citizens Brigade
Mr. Show's Bob Odenkirk
The Human Giant

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