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Bullseye

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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.


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From Her Dad To Her 'Jamish' Roots, A Poet Pieces Her Story Together

Salena Godden grew up in 1970s England with a Jamaican mom and an absent English-Irish dad. In her memoir, Springfield Road, she looks back on her struggle to find her personal identity.
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If You've Ever Looked For Faces In Your Potato Chips, Thank Myrtle Young

The Potato Chip Lady, aka Myrtle Young, died in August of this year. She was 90. Young became famous after showing her collection of unusually shaped chips to Tonight Show host Johnny Carson in 1987.
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Tennessee's Medicaid Deal Dodges A Partisan Fight

An agreement between the Tennessee Hospital Association and Republican Gov. Bill Haslam expands Medicaid without tax dollars, an agreement that could be a blueprint for other states.
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Die-In, Vortex, Selfie Stick: What's The Word Of 2014?

In January, members of the American Dialect Society will vote on the 2014 Word of the Year. Linguist Ben Zimmer runs through some contenders — including words both old and new.