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Carrie Fisher, Actress and Bestselling Author: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
Guests: 
Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher is best known for her role as Princess Leia in the seminal Star Wars films, but she began her celebrity life as a baby -- as the daughter of America's sweethearts, actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher.

Carrie battled addiction, bipolar disorder and the ups and downs of celebrity to reinvent herself as a successful novelist and memoirist. Her stage show Wishful Drinking tours the country, was produced as an HBO special, and garnered her an Emmy nomination. Her new book, Shockaholic, recalls stories of her relationships with Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, and her parents, turning to the last resort of electroconvulsive therapy, and more.

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My Brother, My Brother and Me 82: Fried Green Lockout

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We're trying awfully hard to hitch our caboose of comedy to the engine of holiday cheer, but it's pretty difficult to do so when the world's events try to bring us down at every turn. Today, we mourn the falling of a political titan. Join us.

Suggested talking points: Cain Train, Shorty, Aggro-Sexual Art, Bite the Rose David, Teeeeens, Instructions for Salvation, The Long Hoard, Gender-based movies, Podtraxx, MADDAFCS

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Culture: AV Club Picks for December 2011 on The Sound of Young America

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One of Tasha's picks: Director Miranda July's film The Future
Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Keith Phipps
Guests: 
Tasha Robinson

Our friends from the AV Club join us to share their top picks for this month. Editor Keith Phipps and Associate Editor Tasha Robinson tell us what's good.

Tasha's Picks

Keith's Picks

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 43: Triple Word Scorn

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Jesse and Jessica are used to squaring off against one another when they play online word games on their smartphones. In this episode of Judge John Hodgman their rivalry spills into the courtroom as they litigate their literary license. Please use JUSTICE in a sentence!

A few months ago, Jessica made a last ditch effort to play her turn and plugged in a few letters. Surprisingly, the game accepted and points were awarded.

Jesse felt that without full knowledge of the word's spelling or its meaning, simply plugging in letters at random is "spamming" and therefore cheating.

Jessica ascertains that any word accepted by the game and not ill-gotten through outside help is perfectly legal and that "letter crunching" is just a way to play in the brave new world of on-line gaming.

Who's playing fair game, who's making it up and where CAN I play this Q? Only one man can decide, Justice of the Game-Piece, Judge John Hodgman.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 193 - Ben Mills

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Guests: 
Ben Mills

Our first ever guest, comedian Ben Mills joins us to talk fudge, vigilantes, and voting.  Then we list some fake reality shows.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 201: Bird Murder with Oscar Nunez

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Oscar Nunez from The Office joins Jordan and Jesse to discuss Belfast Baddasses, how to achieve Alan Alda type celebrity status at the dry-cleaners and of course the plight of the pet pigeon. If you live in an Abyss-like space station at the bottom of the sea and DON'T know when The Office airs, you can catch it on Thursdays 9/8c

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Nile Rodgers, Musician and Hit Producer: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Show: 
Bullseye
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Nile Rodgers

You might not recognize Nile Rodgers, who began his music career as part of the purposely faceless band Chic -- but you'd for sure know his music if you heard it. He founded Chic with bassist and friend Bernard Edwards, and launched a string of hits including "Le Freak" and "Good Times", and went on to become a songwriting and producing superstar with a tried-and-true formula.

The anthem "We are Family"? That's one of his, too. He was behind Diana Ross' "I'm Coming Out", David Bowie's "Let's Dance", Madonna's "Like a Virgin" and many more. Now, he reflects on decades of hitwriting, the legacy of disco, and the meaning of music in his life.

His new memoir, out now, is Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 200: T.R.O.JJGO

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Lost at sea, Jordan and Jesse reminisce over 199 episodes of Jordan Jesse Go, Jesse eats his own foot, Jordan sleeps on a bed of crystals and more.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 42: Driving Miss Drowsy

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Austin brings the case against his good friend Ethan. A year ago, they drove cross-country from Santa Cruz, California to Brooklyn, New York. Austin says that during the trip, he experienced "car lag," a variant form of jetlag. Ethan says the very idea is absurd. The argument has driven a wedge into their friendship.

Is car lag real? Only one man can decide.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 192 - Chris James

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Guests: 
Chris James

Comedian Chris James joins us to talk Canadian Football, The Mechanic, and Home Depot.  Also, we talk about the greatest and the worst.

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