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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

Podcast: TSOYA Classic: Way Into You.

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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.

On this week's show Way Into You we're joined by comedian and author Greg Behrendt. We’re also got “The Fun Bunch”, Scott Aukerman and BJ Porter.

Greg Behrendt is a standup comedian and best-selling author of “He’s Just Not That Into You” and “It’s Called a Break Up Because It’s Broken”. He also acted as consultant for two episodes of the hit tv show “Sex and the City”.

Also on the show are Scott Aukerman and BJ Porter, otherwise known as comedy duo “The Fun Bunch”. These guys have written for “Mr. Show” and run the hugely successful alternative comedy showcase Comedy Death-Ray in the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA.

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Podcast: The Upright Citizens Brigade

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Matt Besser (above) is a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade, a comedy group which brought long-form improvisation to New York City in the late 1990s, and has brought high-quality comedy to both coasts since opening theaters in New York and Los Angeles. Besser talks about the history of the group, which also includes SNL's Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh, and has also included comedy luminaries like Adam McKay and Horatio Sanz. The second season of their Comedy Central sketch series was recently released on DVD.

We also hear improvisation from Besser and colleagues from the UCB Theater in Los Angeles -- Sean Conroy, Andy Daly and Chad Carter.

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You might also enjoy these past interview programs:
Put-Ons with Matt Walsh and Charlie Todd
Del Close Marathon with Ian Roberts and Anthony King (MP3)
Life Changes with Rodney Rothman and Matt Besser (MP3)

Podcast: Dan Deacon

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Dan Deacon is an electronic music performer based in Baltimore, Maryland. In fact he's a classically trained composer with a Masters degree in electro-acoustic composition. From 2003 - 2006 he released no less than seven self-produced albums.

His latest offering "Spiderman of the Rings" blends his frenzied live performance electro anthems with amusing lyrics and colorful instrumentals. Dan has maintained an almost constant tour schedule but has still found the time to draw on his classical background and compose and perform for ensembles at museums and galleries around the United States.

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Matmos
Kenna
Greg Saunier of Deerhoof

Podcast: TSOYA Classic: The Second City.

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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.

On this week's show The Second City we're joined by guest Anne Libera.

Co-Artistic Director of the training school and author of the book, The Second City Almanac of Improvisation, Anne talks about the Second City and how it has become a comedy empire. Among other things, we hear about the methods of improv used in the Second City and there are also some sound-clips from the Second City archive.

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Podcast: Kenna

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Kenna is a rock and roll singer-songwriter. Originally from Ethiopia, he was raised in Cincinnati and Virginia. Kenna talks about how U2's album The Joshua Tree changed his life, and led to his dramatic, dancable New Wave-ish rock.

His most recent album, "Make Sure They See My Face," was produced, like his first, by his long-time friend Chad Hugo, half of the super-producer duo The Neptunes. Kenna was also featured in Malcolm Gladwell's best-selling book Blink.

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You might also enjoy these past interview programs:
Greg Saunier of Deerhoof
Sa-Ra Creative Partners
"Faking It: The Quest for Authenticity in Popular Music"

Podcast: The Sklar Brothers

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Randy and Jason Sklar have been performing standup comedy together for many years. They also hosted the ESPN Classic series "Cheap Seats," a combination of sketch comedy and Mystery Science Theater-style mockery of bizarre sports clips. Most recently, they've been doing sports talk radio, filling in for nationally syndicated host Jim Rome.

They recently released their second CD, Sklar Maps, and have launched a web series called ["(Layers)"].

You can view and download the program above; to download a high-quality video via torrent, use MySpleen. If you need an invite for the 'spleen, email me, and tell me your favorite TSOYA moment.


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You might also enjoy these past interview programs:
Brian Posehn
Sarah Silverman (MP3)
Patton Oswalt

Podcast: The Sklar Brothers

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Randy and Jason Sklar have been performing standup comedy together for many years. They also hosted the ESPN Classic series "Cheap Seats," a combination of sketch comedy and Mystery Science Theater-style mockery of bizarre sports clips. Most recently, they've been doing sports talk radio, filling in for nationally syndicated host Jim Rome.

They recently released their second CD, Sklar Maps, and have launched a web series called ["(Layers)"].

You can view and download the program above; to download a high-quality video via torrent, use MySpleen. If you need an invite for the 'spleen, email me, and tell me your favorite TSOYA moment.


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You might also enjoy these past interview programs:
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Sarah Silverman (MP3)
Patton Oswalt

Podcast: TSOYA Classics: Dirty Mind - Guests: Blowfly and Legs Mc Neil.

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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.

On this week's show Dirty Mind we're joined by guests Blowfly - the legendary, dirtiest R&B legend of all time and author Legs Mc Neil.

Blowfly is best known for his 60's and 70's raps mostly about sex. The name Blowfly came from his grandmother, who overheard him as a child singing "Do the Twist" as "Suck My Dick", and said "You is nastier than a blowfly." We talk with Blowfly about his childhood; his break into dirty R&B rapping and hear a few of his famous songs including "Ugly People".

We also talk to Legs McNeil, author of the book "The Other Hollywood: The Oral History of the Porn Film Industry."
Best known for his 1997 book "Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk", Legs talks about everything from sandwiches to his inside dealings with the porn industry.

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Podcast: Steve Agee and Brian Posehn from The Sarah Silverman Program

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Brian Posehn and Steve Agee are co-stars on Comedy Central's The Sarah Silverman Program. They play Steve and Brian, the title characters nerdy, gay neighbors. "The Advocate" writer Dave White described them as "everything the gay characters on Queer as Folk and Will & Grace were too afraid and unimaginative and busy chasing their own boring tails to be: fat, bearded, nerdy, bickering, dude speaking, glasses wearing, karate chopping, video game playing, covertly masturbating, metal T-shirt–wearing malcontents. In other words, these are homosexuals I understand: My circle of friends finally represented fictionally on television. And I feel validated by a sitcom for the first time."

When they're not acting, they are both standup comics. Posehn has toured extensively with The Comedians of Comedy, and Agee frequently appears around the country with Silverman.

You can view and download the program above; to download a high-quality video via torrent, use MySpleen. If you need an invite for the 'spleen, email me, and tell me your favorite TSOYA moment.


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You might also enjoy these past interview programs:
Brian Posehn
Sarah Silverman (MP3)
Patton Oswalt

Podcast: Ask the Optimist by George Saunders

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Our most ambitious production ever -- an adaptation of George Saunders' hilarious story "Ask the Optimist," from his most recent collection, The Braindead Megaphone. Produced by me (Jesse Thorn) with video & puppetry by Brian Hogg for Hoggworks.

You can view piece in video form above, or in listen to the radio/podcast version below. We convinced George's publisher to let us run this piece by arguing that it might "go viral," so please share! And for some perspective on George's work, don't miss this interview I conducted with George and ran a few days ago, or this show, which features an older interview with George.

Featuring an all-star cast:
The Optimist - Andy Daly
Mad - Jen Kirkman
Hurt But - Jonathan Coulton
W - James Adomian
Small Penis - John Hodgman
Not Altogether Hopeful - Maria Bamford
Turkey - Jonathan Katz
Ralph, the New Optimist - Dan Klein
Judy - Xeni Jardin

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You might also enjoy these past interview programs:
Moustaches, Etc with Andy Daly and Richard Montoya of Culture Clash
On the Road with John Hodgman & Henry Rollins (MP3)
Analog & Digital with John Vanderslice and Xeni Jardin & Mark Frauenfelder