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#194 - Best Harry Potter Spell

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In a world of magic, do you need a magic spell to PICK the best magic spell? No - you just need Mark and Hal!

Still Buffering: How to Youtube with Hank Green!

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Still Buffering

The sisters are joined by a VERY special guest this week, Hank Green! Rileigh has attempted in the past to share her knowledge of Youtube, but this week we've brought in an expert who can teach us ALL about kids who make bank off slime videos and maybe what Team 10 really is? Also, go check out his new book, "An Absolutely Remarkable Thing" and get tickets to come see all of us at PodCon in January!

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Maura Tierney and Michael Kupperman

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Bullseye
Guests: 
Maura Tierney
Guests: 
Michael Kupperman

New to Bullseye? Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or with your favorite podcatcher to make sure you automatically get the newest episode every week.


Photo: Emma McIntyre / Getty Images

Maura Tierney on her career and her starring role in the new film 'Beautiful Boy'

Maura Tierney is probably best known for her time on the hit drama "ER." She played Abby Lockhart. Her character was introverted, sarcastic and a bit self-destructive, but when it came to her patients she always showed warmth and compassion. Her role was complex and nuanced, which is uncommon for a soap opera. She's currently on the Showtime series "The Affair."

She also starred on "Newsradio" as Lisa, the ambitious reporter and producer. Lisa was the kind of person who kept a tight schedule and always had her eyes on her life-plan. She was also the kind of person who could perform complex mathematical calculations in her head. Her character was incredibly intelligent, kind of an overachiever and at times very funny.

She's currently starring in an acclaimed drama: "Beautiful Boy," which just hit theaters. It's a story about the difficult and frustrating nature of addiction. It stars Timothée Chalamet as Nic, a college age kid struggling with a drug habit. Maura plays Karen, Nic's step mom. Beautiful Boy is as unique as it is realistic: addiction is a complicated thing. It brings some people closer together, drives others away, it has ups and downs.

This week, we'll chat about these roles and look at the rest of her career, which spans several decades. Plus, she'll explain why she starred alongside Jerry Orbach in the 1991 film "Dead Women in Lingerie." We'll play a clip from the movie, and you can bet she shrieked in horror that we were able to dig that up.


Photo: Simon and Schuster

Michael Kupperman on his new graphic memoir 'All The Answers'

Michael Kupperman is a cartoonist, writer, and he's one of our favorites at Bullseye. His comics have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Believer Magazine. A lot of his stuff is surreal, and a little silly. For his latest book he gets serious and very personal. In "All The Answers" he explores his father's time as a world famous TV Quiz Kid.

Back in the 40s and 50s, when people were still figuring out how television worked, there were "quiz shows." TV programs where hosts would ask contestants trivia questions, and if they kept answering right, they'd stay on the show. Michael's dad; Joel Kupperman, managed to stay on for almost a decade. And it all happened when he was a kid.

When he grew up, Joel pretty much left TV. And he didn't talk about it much, not even with his family. And when he did, it wasn't usually positive. Michael got the sense that this was a pretty dark chapter in his Dad's life. So Michael did some of his own research. He went through old tapes, talked to family members. It's a fascinating portrait of his father, and a really moving read.

His father never talked much about his childhood. So Michael learned a lot of surprising things about his father later on in life on his own. He'll describe what it was like to discover that his father had once performed with the Marx Brothers. Plus, he'll explain why he had an easy time drawing his father in the book, but struggled to draw himself.


The Outshot: Sly and the Family Stone 1973's 'Fresh'

Finally, Jesse explains why "Fresh" was the last great album by Sly and the Family Stone ever recorded.

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 163: Mountain of Madness w/ John Mathot

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John Mathot

This week, we'll welcome long-time Simpsons storyboard artist John Mathot. His credits are insane – John has been a storyboard artist for animated shows like Futurama, Family Guy, Dilbert, Phineas and Ferb, Hey Arnold, and many more. He'll talk about the collaborative process in the Simpsons writers room. And you don't wanna miss when he breaks down one of the storyboards he created in this very classic Simpsons episode. Plus, he'll tell us some of the animation quirks that tick off Matt Groening.

Story Break #82: Drop Bear

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Story Break

We tackle some Australian folklore - a horror film about the terrifying DROP BEAR!

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 557: Nobody Ever Pulls Out with Travis McElroy

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Travis McElroy

Travis McElroy joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Travis's new fancy (and possibly deadly) slippers he got for his trip to the Magic Castle and how it adds to his fall aesthetic of "Rogue Wizard," the time Travis's dad was frozen into a block of ice as a promotion for a car dealership, and a new memory that Jordan recently unearthed about his dad. Plus, everyone nominates someone they'd like to see as a non-canonical Doctor Who and then pinpoints the most prestigious or historic place they've taken a dump.

CIPYD 167: Nervous Leashes and Dog Sniffing

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Hi everyone! Happy cinnamon-broom season!

This week Allegra tells us about Pistachio's new leash and that's making dog walks easier for everyone! Renee explains why she things she is a Bad Dog Mom (not true) and prepares to meet Mayor Max! Plus, we have some very interesting Dog Science about dog's sniffing and more!

Tune in!

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The Greatest Discovery Ep 31: When the Crew is Away the Zora will Play

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When Craft wakes up alone on a Starship 1000 years after the sweet-spore adventures of the Discovery, he soon realized he is a long way from home and could be in danger. But when Zora, a highly evolved Nest thermostat, interacts with him beyond navigational purposes, friendship blossoms and feelings grow. Can Craft survive this far from home? Do all starship computers evolve? Is Betty Boop used as a torture device?

It's the episode that tugs at your heart, but still makes a funny face!

Stop Podcasting Yourself 556 - Paul Myers

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Paul Myers

Author Paul Myers joins us to talk the Kids in the Hall, mime, and coat checks.

Download episode 556 here. (right-click)

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List of U.S. presidential campaign slogans

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Baby Geniuses

Hello babies!

Everyone breathing alright out there? We recap some of the nice things that have happened since the recent midterm elections. Lisa purchased and wore an adult halloween costume to work. Emily ponders new ways to lure children to her cottage. On Chunch Chat, Lisa is considering acquiring a horse. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "List of U.S. presidential campaign slogans."

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