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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.

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

Alan Zweibel Interview on The Sound of Young America: Original Saturday Night Live Writer and Author

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Alan Zweibel is a comedy writer. He was an original writer on Saturday Night Live, helping to originate Weekend Update, and write many of Gilda Radner's signature characters. He also co-created the groundbreaking sitcom It's Garry Shandling's Show with Shandling, and wrote several films and on many other television projects. He also helped Billy Crystal develop the Broadway hit 700 Sundays. Most recently, he has been a producer on Curb Your Enthusiasm, working with his old friend Larry David. His new book, a collection of short pieces, is called Clothing Optional.

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The Dirtbombs' Mick Collins and Ben Blackwell Interview on The Sound of Young America

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The Dirtbombs are a Detroit-based rock band, who blend punk, soul, psychadelia and garage rock into a driving sound. Their newest record is We Have You Surrounded. We talked with founder and frontman Mick Collins and drummer Ben Blackwell about the band's roots in punk, the music culture of Detroit and much more.

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John Hodgman, author of More Information Than You Require, Interviewed on The Sound of Young America

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John Hodgman is a Former Professional Literary Agent, Famous Minor Television Personality, and Noted Writer. His new book of fabricated knowledge is More Information Than You Require.

(Special note: this episode will appear in the podcast feed on Wednesday, November 26th, just in time for your holiday travel.)

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Gideon Yago, Journalist and Host of The IFC Media Project Interviewed on The Sound of Young America

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Gideon Yago is a Peabody and Emmy award-winning journalist. Until last year, he was an anchor and documentarian for MTV News. While there, he interviewed some of the most important people in the world, like George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates, as well as young people, both remarkable and ordinary, around the globe. Now, he's hosting a new series, The IFC Media Project, which aims to help viewers critically engage the newsmedia.

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Podcast: Sandra Tsing Loh, author of Mother On Fire

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Sandra Tsing Loh is a writer, solo performer, actress and radio commentator. Her radio work includes contributions to This American Life, a commentary series, The Loh Life, and a science series, The Loh Down on Science. Her most recent book, Mother On Fire: A True Mother*(&ing Story About Parenting, concerns her efforts to get her daughter into "the right school," a road which ultimately ended at the neighborhood public elementary school.

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Raphael Saadiq, Soul Singer, Songwriter and Producer Interviewed on The Sound of Young America

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Raphael Saadiq is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer whose new album, "The Way I See It," was recently released by Columbia. Saadiq was a founding member of the groups Tony! Toni! Tone! and Lucy Pearl, and has produced for artists like D'Angelo, Snoop Dogg and Mary J. Blige. His new record borrows the soul sounds of the 1960s, with a bit of the '70s thrown in for good measure. He talks with Jesse about growing up in Oakland, touring with Prince and Sheila E, his days with the Tonys, and more.

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Found Magazine Editor Peter Rothbart on The Sound of Young America

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Peter Rothbart is an editor of Found Magazine. It's a compendium of the discarded -- ranging from shopping lists to personal notes to (once) a dead frog. Peter talks about the history of the magazine, shares some finds with us, then sings two songs inspired by found items. This interview was recorded live at Sketchfest Seattle.

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Graham Linehan, Creator of The IT Crowd and Co-Creator of Father Ted Interviewed on The Sound of Young America

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Graham Linehan an Irish comedy writer. His first major series, co-created with writing partner Arthur Mathews, was Father Ted, which is perhaps the single most iconic British sitcom of the 90s. He worked on hilarious shows like Big Train, Brass Eye and The Day Today, and recently created The IT Crowd. The IT Crowd, an office sitcom set in the IT support room of a faceless corporation, is currently running Tuesday nights on IFC.

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Dan Savage, Creator of Savage Love and the Savage Love Podcast on The Sound of Young America

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Dan Savage is a writer and editor based in Seattle. He pens the popular sex and advice column Savage Love, which runs in alternative newspapers around the country, and edits an alternative newspaper himself, The Stranger. He also hosts the audio version of his column, the Savage Love Podcast.

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Comedy Podcast: Jordan Morris' "Swing State," Simon Rich's "Hey, Look," and Elephant Larry's "El Pollo Loco"

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All kinds of comedy on this Sound of Young America podcast.

First, we hear a sketch from our own Jordan Morris. What is it really like to live in a swing state?

Then Simon Rich shares his essay Hey Look, from his new book Free-Range Chickens.

Also: Elephant Larry (above) give us the SPOOKTACULAR "El Pollo Loco."

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