Bullseye

Schedule
88.5-1
Sunday
11:00 pm

Bullseye is a public radio show about what's good in popular culture. Bullseye brings you hot culture picks and in-depth interviews with some of the most revered and revolutionary creative people from the world of entertainment and the arts.

Bullseye and its host Jesse Thorn have been featured in TimeThe New York Times, GQ, The Wall Street Journal, and McSweeney's, which called it "the kind of show people listen to in a more perfect world." Past guests have ranged from writer-director Judd Apatow to soul singer Mavis Staples to comedian Zach Galifianakis to rapper Prodigy of Mobb Deep to Emmy-winning Colbert Report head writer Allison Silverman. Contributors to the show include Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, Thurber Prize-winning writer Simon Rich and the editorial staff of the Onion's AV Club.

Bullseye was formerly known as The Sound of Young America.


NPR

He Died At 32, But A Young Artist Lives On In LA's Underground Museum

When Noah Davis founded the museum, he wanted to bring world-class art to a neighborhood he likened to a food desert, meaning no grocery stores or museums. Davis died a year ago Monday.
NPR

The Strange, Twisted Story Behind Seattle's Blackberries

Those tangled brambles are everywhere in the city, the legacy of an eccentric named Luther Burbank whose breeding experiments with crops can still be found on many American dinner plates.
WAMU 88.5

State Taxes, School Budgets And The Quality Of Public Education

Budget cutbacks have made it impossible for many states to finance their public schools. But some have bucked the trend by increasing taxes and earmarking those funds for education. Taxes, spending and the quality of public education.

NPR

Listen: 'Web Site Story,' NPR's Musical About The Internet — From 1999

Found in our archives: an Internet-themed remake of West Side Story from the dot-com bubble era. It begins with Bill Gates and features the sound of a modem but isn't as obsolete as you might expect.