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Bullseye from NPR is your curated guide to culture. Jesse Thorn hosts in-depth interviews with brilliant creators, culture picks from our favorite critics and irreverent original comedy. Bullseye has been featured in Time, The New York Times, GQ and McSweeney's, which called it "the kind of show people listen to in a more perfect world." (Formerly known as The Sound of Young America.)
 
Love music? Who and what were the albums and artists that really turned you on to music? The ones that made you really stop and listen. The ones that shaped your tastes and opened your horizons. That's what we want to talk about. Dig deep into your Vinyl, CD's or even stream away. Let's listen and learn all about the albums and artists that made you fall in love with music.
 
Do you like "Weird Al" Yankovic? So do these guys. So much so that they are covering EVERY SINGLE ONE of his songs in alphabetical order. Yup, even the unofficially released ones. Prepare yourself for fun facts, "fun facts", Al cameos, deeper meanings, conspiracy theories, and to be indoctrinated into our fake religion: Crampton. Sound like fun?
 
We're your weekly dose of Disney news, information and commentary. Tim Callaway and Anthony Reynolds host "Inside the Mouse Castle," with all the latest about Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Walt Disney Studios, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Disney Publishing, Disney Consumer Products and the Disney/ABC Television Group. We don't try to cover everything, just the interesting stuff--and drinks are usually served. Please join us. www.TheMouseCastle.com
 
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Robert Glasper is a Grammy award-winning pianist, producer and songwriter. He's worked with some of the biggest names in hip-hop from Kanye West to Common. Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly features some of his outstanding keyboard work. To date, he's earned three Grammy awards and is up for another two this year – best R&B song for "Better Than…
 
Nikki and Brooke from the "My So-Called Whatever Podcast" join me for an episode packed with NKOTB goodness! We do a little trivia quiz, talk solo careers, the cruise, Donnie and Joey on their podcast, my meet and tweet with Jordan, how they helped get Lady Gaga noticed, that photo book by Lynn Goldsmith that felt like softcore porn, and why we sti…
 
Learning to Listen L2L 109 - John Denver's Greatest Hits w/ Ian St Arnaud This week we have Ian St Arnaud on the show to talk about John Denver’s Greatest Hits. #EngagedListening Check out St Arnaud's music on Spotify, give St Arnaud a follow on Facebook, and check out his Tub Talks on YouTube. --- Come check out our Patreon! Your support would rea…
 
This week we're revisiting our 2019 conversation with rapper Freddie Gibbs. Freddie joined us to talk about his childhood growing up in Gary, Indiana, carving out space for himself as a rapper from the Midwest, and how he always knew that one day he'd be famous. Plus, he tells us about how he met his MadGibbs collaborator, producer Madlib.…
 
We're joined by comedian and actor Michael Ian Black on an all-new Bullseye! He's a founding member of the comedy groups The State and Stella as well as a regular on the kind of talking head pop culture shows that were all the rage in the late aughts. When he's not busy making us laugh on stage and screen, Michael is a prolific author. His first bo…
 
Dave and Ethan are joined by two artists and fans inspired by Weird Al - content creator Alicia Buonviri and The Fun Zone podcast and radio host Byron Lee! Byron Lee is a disability advocate who produced an audio description track for the movie UHF. Byron is the host of the weekly comedy music radio and podcast show, The Fun Zone, which airs on The…
 
L2L Staff Picks 2 - The Best Albums of 2020! We discuss and recommend our favourite albums that were released, and a few that we discovered, in 2020. #EngagedListening --- Come check out our Patreon! Your support would really help to keep this show going. Plus, you can check out our bonus material. Follow us on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram Check …
 
We're back with our first new episode of the year! It's already one of our favorites in recent memory. Actor Glynn Turman talks with us about his extraordinary life. You might know him as Clarence Royce on The Wire, or Doctor Senator on the most recent season of Fargo. And he's had a number of iconic roles in films like in Gremlins and Cooley High,…
 
We're bringing that familial sentimentality into the new year with Kids by The Frights. Lessons demanded, lessons learned. Executively Produced, as always, by Cassie Moore Reid. Support Cold Dog Soup by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/cold-dog-soup Check out our podcasting host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free, no…
 
Dave and Ethan are joined by two artists and fans inspired by Weird Al - author/storyteller David "Sheepdog" Grant and musician Zeb Lemke! Zeb joins Dave and Ethan to talk about his Weird Al parodies, covers and songs about Weird Al, shares insights into his musical contributions to the podcast, and premieres a brand new song all about Jon "Bermuda…
 
Learning to Listen 108 - Jim Croce - Life and Times w/ Markus Sommer Hey Friends, Here we are in the Holiday Taint, that special time between Christmas and New Years. This episode we talk to Markus Sommer about the Jim Croce album Life and Times. #EngagedListening Go check out Markus Sommer's music: Bandcamp / Spotify / Instagram / Facebook --- Com…
 
It's the most hilarious time of the year again! That's right, we're back for another End of Year Comedy special. This holiday season the staff at MaxFun HQ listened to countless hours of stand-up, considered thousands of punchlines, and subjected our funny bones to innumerable tickles so that we could deliver only the very best stand-up comedy of 2…
 
She's one of the most successful artists in Canadian history, and she's here to share her stories. Welcome the legend, Alannah Myles. Let's celebrate her birthday on Christmas Day as she shares what defines sexy, what record companies can do to a career, and she doesn't hold back! She's in such a great place in her life, and we are grateful to chat…
 
L2L Staff Picks 1 - Christmas Edition The L2L Crew talks about the childhood Christmas albums that we were raised on, and gives out some Current Christmas album recommendations. Happy Holidays Friends! #EngagedListening --- Come check out our Patreon! Your support would really help to keep this show going. Plus, you can check out our bonus material…
 
Dick Van Dyke has been entertaining the public for over 70 years. He's a legend of stage and screen – The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Poppins, Bye Bye Birdie and so many more... and he's still performing today. He turned 95 this month. We're taking a moment to celebrate his career by revisiting our interview with him from 2015. Dick Van Dyke talked ab…
 
Phil and Ted welcome improv legends, Larry Hankin and Paul Willson. Plus comedy from the Firesign Theatre. Paul and Larry talk about performing comedy in San Francisco in the 1960s, and how they witnessed and participated in the birth of the counter-culture movement. Paul is probably best known for his long run as a barfly on “Cheers” and has appea…
 
It's CDS holiday vacation time, which means we're digging up our favorite Christmas episode of all time: Christmas Shoes. Executively Produced, as always, by Cassie Mohr Reed. Support Cold Dog Soup by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/cold-dog-soup Check out our podcasting host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free, no c…
 
Dave and Ethan interview longtime singer and studio vocalist Scottie Haskell, who's recorded with Weird Al, and toured as a back-up singer for his 2019 Strings Attached Tour. Scottie shares stories about singing on the Straight Outta Lynwood, Alpocalypse, and Mandatory Fun albums, tales of touring with Weird Al for 3 months, and lending her voice t…
 
Learning to Listen 107 - La Bamba Soundtrack w Andrew Scott This week Andrew Scott joins us to talk about the La Bamba Soundtrack featuring Los Lobos! It's a real fun time with all kinds of #engagedlistening You can find Andrew in a la-la-la-lot of places online including: Soundcloud / Spotify / His Website And don't forget the It's a Conspiracy Po…
 
It's here! Bullseye's Holiday Spectacular has finally arrived and it's a jam packed episode! This year features interviews with guests like musician and actor Andrew Bird, actor and musician, Anika Noni Rose, and hosts of the new MaxFun podcast Tiny Victories, Laura House and Annabelle Gurwitch. Plus, the McElroy brothers join Jesse to offer up som…
 
Adrian Tomine is a cartoonist. Along with graphic novels like Killing and Drying and Shortcomings, he created the series Optic Nerve, which began publication in 1991. He's also made several classic covers for The New Yorker. His latest book is an illustrated memoir called The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist. Adrian joins Bullseye guest h…
 
The former lead singer of my favourite power pop group Enuff Z'Nuff is here, completely uncensored. We have a candid conversation that includes memories of being on David Letterman's show, Clive Davis and the signing to Arista, the craft of writing the hook, where his relationship is with the band today, and crossing the American/Canadian border wi…
 
Dave and Ethan interview Bill Mumy, one half of the renowned novelty rock recording duo, and Dr. Demento Show favorite, Barnes & Barnes! Bill shares the story behind the insanely popular "Fish Heads" song, collaborating with Weird Al, and his extensive acting and music projects from over the years.By Bill Mumy, Ethan Ullman, Dave "Elvis" Rossi
 
Learning to Listen L2L 106 - The Very Best of Supertramp - Benjamin Williams Hey! There you are, and BOY am I glad to see you. Welcome to episode 106 of L2L, Learning to Listen, where we talk about the albums and artists that really turned us on to music, that’s right, and this week have we got a show for you! Benjamin Williams joins us to for a SU…
 
Roman Mars hosts the radio show and podcast 99% Invisible. It's a show about the little known stories behind everyday design and architecture. Prefabricated homes. Trash can design. Even those little ramps you see on sidewalk corners: how and why did stuff like that come to be? He just released a new book based on the podcast – it's called the 99 P…
 
This week we're revisiting our 2017 conversation with musician Phil Elverum. Phil is a singer-songwriter best known for the music he records as the bands the Microphones and Mount Eerie. Earlier this year he released a new album titled Microphones in 2020. He joined Jesse to talk about grieving the loss of his first wife, cartoonist Geneviève Castr…
 
What does this song mean? Does Rob and/or Larry's mental gymnastics get us anywhere? Exeutively Produced as always by Cassie Moore Reid. Support Cold Dog Soup by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/cold-dog-soup Check out our podcasting host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free, no credit card required, forever. If you de…
 
Learning to Listen L2L 105 - Emily Bachynski - Wilco ≤ a ghost is born This week we talk with Emily Bachynski about Wilco's album 'a ghost is born'. Go check out her band Bad Buddy. #engagedlistening --- Come check out our Patreon! Your support would really help to keep this show going. Plus, you can check out our bonus material. Follow us on Faceb…
 
Singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco has been making music since she was a teenager. For decades now, she's recorded and released her music on her own label, Righteous Babe Records. Her music is both autobiographical and political, with influences from funk, rock, jazz and punk. She's released over 20 albums so far and her latest, "Revolutionary Love," w…
 
Carrie Coon is an actor best known for her roles on TV. You've seen her as Nora on HBO's The Leftovers. No one was as fearless and bold as Nora. She was angry and kind of tightly wound, traumatized by the loss of her entire family. In Season 3 of Fargo, Carrie played Police Chief Gloria Burgle: brave in the face of danger, but also baffled at human…
 
Learning to Listen 104 - Weird Al Yankovic 90's Retrospective Hey Friends, This week we are doing a swap cast with our very own Naomi and her podcast “Dope Nostalgia”, maybe you’ve heard us talk about it on the show, but if not, you should go check it out. On this very special episode we do a Weird Al Yankovic 90’s Retrospective where we talk about…
 
Actor and comedian David Cross is our guest! While you may know him best for his stand-up comedy and roles on shows like Arrested Development and Mr. Show, David joins Jesse to talk about his newest endeavor - a dramatic role in the new film The Dark Divide. He talks about the mental and physical challenges of playing that role, growing up in Georg…
 
Dave and Ethan interview Jayson Thiessen, supervising director and executive producer of the wildly popular animated series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, and director of the film based on the series. As the creator of the Cheese Sandwich character portrayed by “Weird Al“ Yankovic, Jayson talks about what it was like working with Weird Al, as…
 
Learning to Listen 103 - Extreme - III Sides to Every Story Hey Podfam! This episode we talk about Extreme - III Sides to Every Story, and Naomi tells us why it was influential to her. #engagedlistening --- Come check out our Patreon! Your support would really help to keep this show going. Plus, you can check out our bonus material. Follow us on Fa…
 
Brand New Cadillac by The Clash This song has roughly six unique words in its lyrics, so much of this ep turns into a love letter to The Clash. Executively Produced, as always, by Cassie Reid Moore. Support Cold Dog Soup by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/cold-dog-soup Check out our podcasting host, Pinecast. Start your own…
 
Weird Al Yankovic has a huge and fanatical fan base for good reasons. He’s a five time Grammy winner and member of a rare group of musicians (U2, Michael Jackson, Madonna Kenny G,) with a top 40 hit for four decades running. Self-proclaimed “Weird Al obsessive” Lin Manuel Miranda credits Al as an inspiration for the hit musical “Hamilton.” It began…
 
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