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The AV Club Picks for July 2010: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Josh Modell
Guests: 
Nathan Rabin

Nathan Rabin and Josh Modell join Jesse to recommend the best of popular culture. Nathan chooses Louis CK's Louie and the new film The Kids Are All Right. Josh Modell chooses Inception and Children's Hospital.

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 138: Morgy with Martin Starr

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Guests: 
Martin Starr

Martin Starr joins Jordan and Jesse to discuss the demise of his show Party Down, favorite restaurants, secret sex parties and more.

Action Items:
* What is the dumbest lyric in a song you genuinely love?
* Ever been too serious about board games to disasterous effect? Have any strategies for Jesse?

Paul Rust + Pee-Wee?

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What news could be better than the news that Paul Reubens is working on a script for a new Pee-Wee movie at the behest of producer Judd Apatow?

How about the news that he's working on it with MaxFunPal Paul Rust?

IT'S TRUE.

Holy cow, right? HOLY COW.

The AV Club on The Sound of Young America: June 2010

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Kyle Ryan
Guests: 
Genevieve Koski

On this edition of The Sound of Young America, Kyle Ryan and Genevieve Koski from The AV Club meet with Jesse to talk about some of the "hip and happening" things going on in pop culture at the moment.

Film wise, Kyle and Jesse discuss the documentary Winnebago Man about... well the Winnebago Man. Next, Genevieve talks with Jesse about the direction of the Starz show Party Down.

On the musical front, Jesse and Kyle find relief in the latest release from the Roots, How I Got Over. And lastly, Genevieve chimes in about the new Robyn album, Body Talk Pt. 1.

Everything by Everyone

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Last summer, Nathan Kuruna interviewed me for his documentary Everything By Everyone. It's about internet media, and particularly Newgrounds, a website which hosts independent flash games. As you might guess, he didn't ask me about flash games - he asked me about the future of media, and particularly independent media. It was a pleasure and an honor to be included in the project... and now he's got a trailer! Note the appearance by internet luminary Kevin "Sprinkles" Pereira.

American: The Bill Hicks Story: Interview with Steve Hicks and Matt Harlock on The Sound of Young America

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Steve Hicks
Guests: 
Matt Harlock

Matt Harlock and Steve Hicks on The Sound of Young America from Jesse Thorn on Vimeo.

Matt Harlock is one of the directors of American: The Bill Hicks Story, a documentary about the legendary rebel comic which screened at South by Southwest. Harlock talked with us about the film in Austin, along with Hicks' brother Steve.

The film tells the story of Bill Hicks, one of the most influential and incendiary comics of the last 25 years. Hicks started performing comedy as a teenager, but found his voice in his mid-20s. Inspired by a group of comics working out of the Comedy Workshop in Houston, Texas, Hicks was fiercely personal and fiercely political, as well. He struggled against drug and alcohol addiction, getting sober in the early 1990s. He became a major star in the UK (Harlock and his co-director Paul Thomas are English), but never achieved the national impact he'd like to have achieved in the United States. In late 1993, Hicks was diagnosed with cancer. He kept the diagnosis secret from all but his closest family. He passed in early 1994 at the age of 32.

Vimeo is having some trouble at the moment - video of this episode will be up as soon as possible.

Jordan Meets the Cast of Hot Tub Time Machine

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Jordan meets John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Clark Duke and Craig Robinson, but the meeting suffers from a fundamental misunderstanding of "the '80s."

ReWatch: The Big Lebowski

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"The Big Lebowski is very much about having to be comfortable with not knowing answers."

(via Rian Johnson)

David Gordon Green, Director: Interview on The Sound of Young America at South by Southwest

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
David Gordon Green

David Gordon Green from Jesse Thorn on Vimeo.

David Gordon Green is a director. His films have ranged from the touching indie drama George Washington (his debut) to his most recent, the stoner action-comedy Pineapple Express. He's also worked with college friends Jody Hill, Danny McBride and Ben Best on the HBO series Eastbound and Down, and on the upcoming fantasy comedy Your Highness.

He talked with us while visiting South by Southwest for a panel on Eastbound & Down. He discussed the parallels between his more dramatic and more comedic work, how he became a director of Big Movies, and about testing "Your Highness" and "Pineapple Express" for audiences.

"Weird", the Weird Al Story

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Weird Al finally gets the biopic he deserves, courtesy of Eric Appel.

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