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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

Sarah Vowell, author of The Wordy Shipmates on The Sound of Young America

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Sarah Vowell is the New York Times Bestselling author of books including Assasination Vacation, Take the Canoli and now The Wordy Shipmates. Her most recent is the story of the settlement of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and the religious and political world of the Puritans.

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Calexico's Joey Burns on The Sound of Young America

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Joey Burns is the lead singer of Calexico, a Tucson, Arizona based band that blends a Southwestern, USA sound with a traditional Mexican feel, all the while retaining their indie credibility. They have collaborated many times with Sam Beam of Iron and Wine and were featured on the soundtrack for the Bob Dylan bio-pic, "I'm Not There." Their newest release is "Carried to Dust."

Download Joey's live songs individually in high-quality format (direct MP3 links):
Man Made Lake
Red Blooms
Two Silver Trees (special unaired bonus)

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Marianna Palka, "Good Dick" Writer/Director/Star Interviewed on The Sound of Young America

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Marianna Palka, 27, is the writer, director and star (alongside Jason Ritter) of the film "Good Dick." The film, which was selected for dramatic competition at the Sundance Film Festival, is an unusual (and unusually sweet) love story between a porn-addicted young woman (Palka) and a recovering drug user (Ritter) who works at her local video store. Palka grew up in Scotland, with Polish parents, and emigrated to the United States at 17.

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Jonathan Coulton, PWRFL Power & Rhett Miller of the Old 97s Live at Bumbershoot on The Sound of Young America

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Rhett Miller, photographed by Chris Graham

Last month we were live at the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival in Seattle. Our shows included three fantastic music performances -- Jonathan Coulton, PWRFL Power and Rhett Miller of the Old 97s (above). In addition to the podcast version of this show, you can download individual songs from the direct links included below.

Jonathan Coulton
is the internet's leading serio-comic troubador. He's blazed a trail for independent musicians everywhere, blending comedy with subtle character studies. In 2006, we interviewed Coulton on The Sound of Young America. Later that year, Coulton performed as part of our Live in New York show.

Jonathan Coulton - Skullcrusher Mountain (MP3)
Jonathan Coulton - I Feel Fantastic (MP3)

PWRFL Power is Kaz Nomura, a classical guitar virtuoso and indie pop stylist. He rocketed to the top of the Seattle Music scene over the last two years with sweet, simple songs backed by sometimes baroque guitar lines. He recently self-released a self-titled LP.

PWRFL Power - A Wonderful Ghost (MP3)
PWRFL Power - Baby Tiger (MP3)

Rhett Miller jumped out of an airplane and onto our stage at Bumbershoot. He's best known as the frontman of the country-rock band The Old 97s, and has also released music under his own name. He rocked our crowd with two Old 97s classics. (Special note: please excuse the awkward mix on Dance With Me, we had a verse worth of trouble with the house sound system).

Rhett Miller - Dance With Me (Into the Ocean) (MP3)
Rhett Miller - Timebomb (MP3)

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Janeane Garofalo, Actress & Comedian, Interviewed on The Sound of Young America

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Janeane Garofalo is an actress and comedian. As an actress, she's appeared in films like Wet Hot America Summer and Ratatouille, and on television series like 24 and The Larry Sanders Show. She was also an early leader in the alternative comedy movement of the early to mid 1990s, and is currently touring with comics like Marc Maron and Greg Proops as part of the Satiristas. She's also well known as a liberal activist, and for several years, she cohosted a leftist radio program on Air America Radio.

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Greg Behrendt & Tig Notaro Live at Bumbershoot on The Sound of Young America

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Last month we were live at the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival in Seattle. Our shows included two standup performances, from two of our favorite standup comics - Tig Notaro and Greg Behrendt (above).

Tig Notaro can be seen as Officer Tig on Comedy Central's The Sarah Silverman Program, and of course touring the nation as a standup comic. She performed standup for us in Seattle.

Greg Behrendt is a veteran standup, who found unexpected success a few years ago with the relationship book "He's Just Not That Into You." The success of the book, and popularity of his appearances on Oprah Winfrey's show netted him a daytime talk show. Greg performed, then we talked with him about fitting his persona into the odd format of daytime talk.

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Podcast: TSOYA Classic: The American Dream

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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 Louis CK, Florian Keller, and Neil Hamburger. Louis CK is one of America's best standup comics -- we talk with him about his new kind of old-fashioned sitcom. Florian Keller writes in his book "Andy Kaufman: Wrestling with the American Dream" that Kaufman's work was a satire of that cherished ideal. Also, America's Funnyman, Neil Hamburger stops in to talk about his sad, sad, sad life.

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Podcast: Louis CK, standup comic, writer and director

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Louis CK is a standup comic, writer and director. His newest hour-long comedy special, Louis CK: Chewed Up will soon air on Showtime, and he's on the road now with another hour of comedy called Hilarious. He created and starred in the HBO sitcom Lucky Louie, and wrote and directed the cult film Pootie Tang. He talked with us about how the difficulties of his family life manifest on stage, and about how the legacy of George Carlin inspired him as a comic.

Louis has been a guest on The Sound several times. You can hear him talk about Lucky Louie and his first specials here. Our first interview with Louie, in the College Years, can be downloaded from this link.

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Podcast: Andy Daly & "Nine Sweaters"

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Andy Daly in character, photo by Liezl Estipona

Andy Daly is a comedian, actor and improviser in Los Angeles. He's probably best known for his stint on Mad TV, or his role in the recent Will Ferrel vehicle Semi-Pro. He's just released his first CD of character monologues, called "Nine Sweaters." In the spring, he'll be seen as a co-star of the HBO comedy series "East Bound and Down."

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Podcast: Ratatat

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Ratatat are an instrumental music duo from New York, who just released their third album, LP3. Guitarist Mike Stroud and producer/programmer Evan Mast perform and record music that straddles the line between rock, hip-hop and dance, and have built an enormous following in the world of indie rock.

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