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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.)
 
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British comedy duo David Mitchell and Robert Webb have been making audiences laugh for over two decades. They began their career performing on stage and eventually transitioned to the world of television with their breakout sketch comedy shows The Mitchell and Webb Situation and That Mitchell and Webb Look. In 2003, they starred on the hit British …
 
Killer Mike first joined Bullseye all the way back in 2009. Since then, he's formed the supergroup Run the Jewels with partner El-P, he's appeared in films like Baby Driver and he hosted his own television series "Trigger Warning with Killer Mike" on Netflix. The Grammy-awarded rapper also finds time to stay pretty politically active. We revisit ou…
 
Dr. Martin discusses some recent studies he found interesting. He looks at studies showing a connection between loneliness and cancer, how fructose causes inflammation in the brain, studies on vitamin D and K2… and even a study on how coffee can be a fat buster! There have been a lot of unintended consequences with COVID-19. One of them is the diag…
 
Dr. Martin shares his favourite tests to determine if you are metabolically unwell. When requesting a blood test from your doctor, be sure to ask for testing of the following: Vitamin D Vitamin B12 C-reactive protein (CRP) Triglycerides HDL cholesterol Fasting glucose or A1C Fibrinogen Homocysteine Into today’s episode, Dr. Martin explains each tes…
 
A scary statistic out of the United States – every 38 seconds, someone has a heart attack. Every 38 seconds! Continuing from yesterday’s episode about metabolic disease, Dr. Martin looks at the immune system, and how you are ‘fearfully and wonderfully’ made. He explains how T cells are one of the important white blood cells. Their purpose is to see…
 
Adam McKay's had a pretty eclectic career. He started in sketch comedy. First as a founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade, then as a writer on Saturday Night Live. He's collaborated with Will Ferrell to make some stone cold comedy classics: Anchorman, Step Brothers, Talladega Nights. Lately, his work has been more topical and political. We're revi…
 
Studies have shown that 88% of our population is metabolically unwell. Dr. Martin discusses the 5 symptoms used to determine if you have metabolic syndrome. Tune into today’s episode to learn the symptoms and two other indicators that point towards metabolic disease. Dr. Martin also discusses two pet peeves he has with how COVID-19 was handled. The…
 
The post-punk band Gang of Four was an unstoppable force of danceable beats, abrasive guitar work and unflinchingly political lyrics. Formed in the late 70s in Leeds, England, core of the operation was vocalist Jon King and guitarist Andy Gill. King and Gill were childhood friends and lifelong collaborators, and their work influenced a generation o…
 
In today’s episode, Dr. Martin talks about the true vitamin E… exercise... and how resistance training is by far the best exercise you can do for your body! He discusses senescent cells and how they act similarly to free radicals. Senescent cells don’t die off and eventually start damaging healthy cells. This process accelerates aging! Dr. Martin t…
 
Dr. Martin continues his teaching on digestive issues in today’s podcast. He shares two more reasons why 50% of the North American population has digestive issues… stress and fiber. To someone who is already metabolically unwell, adding stress is like pouring gasoline onto the flame of inflammation. It makes things worse! The fourth reason is that …
 
Dr. Martin talks about another headline that 50% of the North American population has some form of digestive issues. It’s an epidemic, and Dr. Martin blames it on two things… diet and antibiotics! In today’s podcast, Dr. Martin looks at how our bad diets and overuse of antibiotics are causing problems in the gastro-intestinal tract. He talks about …
 
When you think of actor Christopher Lloyd, what's the first film of his that comes to mind? Is it the Back to the Future franchise where he starred as the unforgettable inventor Emmet "Doc" Brown? Perhaps it's the 1988 live action/animated film Who Framed Roger Rabbit where he took on the terrifying role as Judge Doom? Maybe it's not a film at all,…
 
If there was only one thing you could do to improve your health, what would it be? Dr. Martin stresses it should be eliminating sugar from your diet! In today’s podcast, Dr. Martin talks about a recent headline, “The Shocking Power of Sweetness,” and how sugar is more addictive to our bodies than nicotine! He discusses how the food industry wants t…
 
Riz Ahmed has spent the last decade pursuing dual careers in acting and hip-hop. His work has been political, controversial, funny, subtle — the sort of stuff critics love — and it's found huge audiences, despite all that controversy. He started in British independent movies like suicide-bomber comedy Four Lions, acted in a Star Wars movie, and now…
 
Dr. Martin talks about a recent CDC headline that states, “Over 300 toxic chemicals are now routinely found in human blood samples.” Over 300! We now live in a “toxic soup” and there’s no getting around that. From pesticides, to herbicides, to plastics, to heavy metals… from the moment we are conceived until we die, our bodies are under attack. How…
 
In today’s podcast, Dr. Martin discusses the role of the hormone leptin, and what it means to become leptin resistant. He explains when fat cells are producing too much leptin, our brains become resistant. When this happens, triglycerides aren’t being broken down in our blood, and this poses a major danger to our hearts! He also explains how cortis…
 
With a little help from the smash hit "Cannonball" on their 1993 album "Last Splash," The Breeders became one of the biggest names in early '90s alternative rock. In 2018, we chatted with the band's lead guitarist and singer Kim Deal. She talked about the music scene in her hometown of Dayton, Ohio, how unintended her success was, transitioning fro…
 
Dr. Martin discusses 2 different studies in today’s podcast. The first is about branch chain amino acids (BCAA's) and how the higher they are, the lower your risk of depression and anxiety. What are BCAA's? (Hint: They’re found in eggs, meat and cheese!!) The second study is about the vegan diet and how it lowers HDL and increases triglycerides! He…
 
Gallbladder issues are an epidemic today… and they seem to affect women the most! Why is this? It’s because women don’t eat enough saturated fats!! As Dr. Martin says in regards to the gallbladder, use it or lose it! In today’s podcast, Dr. Martin discusses the gallbladder and why we see so many issues today. He will discuss a study on polyunsatura…
 
Have you seen the latest Spike Lee Joint? Da 5 Bloods? It's one of the best movies of 2020. It follows the story of four Black Vietnam war veterans who return to Saigon, now Ho Chi Minh City. Officially, they're looking for the remains of their fallen squad leader. Unofficially... they've returned in search of buried treasure left behind during the…
 
In today’s podcast, Dr. Martin discusses 2 studies. One from 2018 where a study out of the UK proved the flu shot didn’t work if someone was obese or metabolically unwell – which is scary since 88% of the population is metabolically unwell! He gives a small update on COVID and again discusses the importance of Vitamin D! He also discusses a study o…
 
What is the most protective food for age related cognitive decline? The answer may shock you…. It’s CHEESE!!!!! In today’s podcast, Dr. Martin discusses how good cheese is for the brain as well as other foods that help with brain health. He will talk about calcium, vitamin K2, eggs and DHA, as well as insulin and inflammation, atherosclerosis and t…
 
Nikki Giovanni is a Grammy-award winning poet, essayist and professor at Virginia Tech University. She's been creating beautiful, plain spoken prose that's knocked us off our feet since the 1960s. She's worked with James Baldwin, Maya Angelou and Mohammad Ali. Oprah considers her to be a "living legend." Her powerful prose will catch you off-guard …
 
Dr. Martin wraps up his 3-part series on insulin in today's podcast. He discusses the strong indicators that you have insulin resistance, as well as the three seeds of disease, fruit and what he thinks about juicing vegetables! He also talks about the kidneys, cholesterol, sarcopenia, the plant diet... and more! Don’t miss this episode!…
 
In today’s podcast, Dr. Martin explains how sugar is toxic to our bodies and how insulin does everything it can to get rid of those toxins. When we have too much sugar, our bodies create fat compartments to store the excess insulin – which can be detrimental to our overall health. Dr. Martin goes on to explain how insulin’s response to sugar can be…
 
He goes by many names: Forty Fonzarelli, Charlie Hustle, 40-Water or maybe you know him as the Ambassador of the Bay Area. When it comes to Bay Area hip-hop, E-40 quite possibly the greatest of all time. His distinctiveness has kept him relevant for three decades now, from mob music in the 1990's to hyphy slaps in the aughts to new music today. A c…
 
If you listen to the media you would think the most pressing issue in society today is either the virus or climate change. But….. In today’s podcast, Dr. Martin discusses why the REAL issue in society today is the population being metabolically unhealthy! 88% of the population is metabolically unwell (in his opinion, this percentage is actually hig…
 
In today’s podcast, Dr. Martin discusses two studies about cardiovascular health! The first study is all about cereal. He will discuss grains, sugar and triglycerides and the 4 cereals that are considered ‘healthy’ but really are not! He will also talk about what you should start your day with instead. The second study is all about the French Diet …
 
It Was Kathryn Hahn All Along! Kathryn Hahn shows up just when you need her most in some of our favorite television series and movies of the past 15 years! She's appeared in Step Brothers and Anchorman, in Parks and Recreation as political whiz Jennifer Barkley, as Rabbi Raquel Fein in Transparent and she stole the show in the recent Marvel hit Wan…
 
In 1921, (100 years ago) there were 2 major discoveries! One was insulin. The other was the ketogenic diet! In today’s podcast, Dr. Martin discusses how we are still learning about these discoveries today. He discusses metabolic health and how 88% of the population is metabolically unwell. He talks about how insulin is supposed to work, diabetes an…
 
The new headline we are constantly hearing about are these new COVID variants. All viruses mutate....it's normal!! We will NEVER get away from viruses! In today's podcast, Dr.Martin discusses this new variant as well as what you can do to make sure your immune system is working correctly! He will talk about Vitamin D and Vitamin A as well as why sy…
 
The Craziest Day of my Entire Career is a segment that gives us the chance to talk with some of our favorite people about some truly unbelievable stories. This time around, we're joined by the comedian Kate Willett. Her debut, Glass Gutter, was one of our favorite albums from the last few years. She's followed that album up with an Audible Original…
 
Some common questions we hear when it comes to red meat are: Isn't red meat acidic? Doesn't red meat cause cancer? In today's podcast, Dr.Martin discusses an article coming out of Scotland which states red meat can actually PROTECT us from cancer! He will discuss sugar and the 2 hormones that make cancer grow. He will also talk about Vitamin A and …
 
We're joined by film directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart—creators of the new animated film Wolfwalkers. The film is the third installment in their Irish folklore trilogy that includes 2009's The Secret of Kells and 2014's Song of the Sea. Their latest follows the story of a young apprentice hunter named Robin as she bridges the world between an e…
 
Approximately 15 million Americans are taking Proton Pump Inhibitors or PPI's. The issue is.... They don't really fix the problem! In today's podcast, Dr.Martin discusses PPI's. He will discuss 2 important headlines that came out regarding the proper storage of these drugs as well as lawsuits associated with the side effects of PPI's. He will also …
 
Born in Los Angeles' Crenshaw District, Terrace Martin found a love for hip-hop early on. The kids growing up around him were freestyling and playing in backyard shows. He grew up in a jazz household, and got his start as a saxophonist, too. With those two backgrounds, Terrace kicked off a career that would make him a trailblazing polymath in pop m…
 
Most people are afraid of the sun. They avoid it, they wear sunscreen. But.... What if the sun is actually good for the skin? In today's podcast, Dr.Martin discusses the sun, Vitamin D and the health of the skin. He will talk about skin cancer, the health of the eyes and many benefits to getting enough sun! He will also talk about how long you shou…
 
We live in a different world. In today's society, many people do not want to eat animals believing that the plant based diet is better for you But...... In today's podcast, Dr.Martin discusses a study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition where they state we should NOT be avoiding animal products! He will discuss Beyond Meat, Soy and DHA/…
 
Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris has a very unique style of storytelling. Part of his creative process includes the use of a device he invented called a "Interrotron." It allows the subjects of his films to look at him, the interviewer, while also looking straight into the camera, creating the sense that his subjects are addressing the viewer dir…
 
Breast Cancer is now the #1 cancer. It has now overtaken lung cancer!! In today's podcast, Dr.Martin discusses Breast Cancer. He will talk about how long it takes for cancer to grow, flaxseed and genetics. He will also talk about 4 factors in Breast Cancer especially insulin and estrogen! He will also discuss what you can do to protect yourself. Do…
 
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