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BULLSEYE: Hugh Bonneville, Dan Stevens, Joanne Froggatt from Downton Abbey

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Hugh Bonneville, Dan Stevens and Joanne Froggatt from the totally unstuffy costume drama Downton Abbey talk about the peerage system, upstairs and downstairs love affairs that make us swoon, and the show's bridge between the old customs and modernity. The second season of the show begins airing January 8th on PBS's Masterpiece.

Interview with the cast of PBS's Downton Abbey by Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

BULLSEYE: Dan Deacon on "The Song That Changed My Life"

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Baltimore-based musician Dan Deacon talks about why a player piano composition by Conlon Nancarrow changed his life and the way he made music.

Dan Deacon, The Song That Changed My Life by Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

BULLSEYE: The AV Club Picks for the week of January 3, 2012

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Tasha Robinson and Josh Modell of The AV Club join us to recommend the thriller Contagion, out on DVD, and Daniel Handler's new novel Why We Broke Up.

AV Club Picks, week of 1/3/2012 by Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: The AV Club, Dan Deacon, Downton Abbey and Chris Lilley

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Hugh Bonneville
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Dan Stevens
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Joanne Froggatt
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Chris Lilley
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Dan Deacon
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Tasha Robinson
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Josh Modell

This week! The AV Club: Tasha Robinson and Josh Modell of The AV Club join us to recommend the thriller Contagion, out on DVD, and Daniel Handler's new novel Why We Broke Up. (Embed or share)

Dan Deacon with "The Song That Changed My Life": Baltimore-based musician Dan Deacon talks about why a player piano composition by Conlon Nancarrow changed his life and the way he made music. (Embed or share)

Downton Abbey: Hugh Bonneville, Dan Stevens and Joanne Froggatt from the totally unstuffy costume drama Downton Abbey talk about the peerage system, upstairs and downstairs love affairs that make us swoon, and the show's bridge between the old customs and modernity. The second season of the show begins airing January 8th on PBS's Masterpiece. (Embed or share)

Chris Lilley, Creator of Angry Boys: Chris Lilley, the very funny Australian comedian and showrunner, talks about his new series Angry Boys. The show pushes boundaries with his faux-documentary of characters in different stages of life and scenes of adolescent torment. Lilley plays six characters, both male and female and occasionally side by side, in sort of a natural continuation of his work in the acclaimed show Summer Heights High. You can catch Angry Boys on HBO on Sunday nights. (Embed or share)

The Outshot: And we close with The Outshot -- Jesse's pick for this week, the anthem "F--- 'Em" from Bay Area rapper E-40. (Embed or share)

You can subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or the RSS feed -- stay tuned for next week's Bullseye!

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The Sound of Young America In One Big Torrent

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As you likely already know, today marks the first day of a new era here at Maximum Fun, as our flagship show, The Sound of Young America, becomes Bullseye with Jesse Thorn.

It's a very exciting day for me, personally, but it's a bit sad, too. I've been working on The Sound of Young America for eleven years now. That's the longest I've done pretty much anything. It has been as central to my life as anything that doesn't have "Thorn" in its name. It's my thing.

I decided a few weeks ago that the best way to remember the show would be to offer a free torrent of all of it. Every single file we've got. Every episode. 500 or so, by my count. More than 15 gigs. A few videos I found lying around, too.

The contents of this torrent are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License. That means you can share them non-commercially as freely as you like. In fact, I hope that you will. Feel free to upload the torrent to public trackers, as well.

I do have two requests.

First, remember that we're supported by your donations, so if you are a donor, thank you, and if you're not, please become one.

Second, if you can, please seed this torrent, so others can share in the fun.

Without further ado...

The Sound of Young America in One Big Torrent


Me at the KZSC mixing board, circa 2003

The Bullseye Shirt is here!

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Bullseye shirts are here!

They're just $20 over at the MaxFunStore. We're currently taking pre-orders for three colors. Everyone who pre-orders will get their favorite color, but once they go into production, we'll only be offering the best-selling color, so act now.

$20, ultra-premium (that's how we roll). Do it!

Best Comedy of 2011 on The Sound of Young America

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It's that time again -- when we share with you The Best Comedy of 2011, showcased on The Sound of Young America.


This is our last show as The Sound of Young America -- as of next week, we'll be broadcasting and podcasting as Bullseye with Jesse Thorn. Same great interviews, comedy, and culture picks, just with a slightly different format! Listen in and subscribe now on iTunes or our RSS feed! If you're already a subscriber, you're all set up.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 204: Gravy Boat Lighthouse Retrospective with Andres Du Bouchet

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Andres Du Bouchet

Writer and Comedian Andres Du Bouchet brings the cheeseburgers and his opinions to the Chalet where he, Jordan & Jesse discuss Sky Rim avatars, the comedic stylings of Regis and Kelly and of course, the gravy boat lighthouse.

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Come Intern with Maximumfun.org!!

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Maximumfun.org is looking for a great Intern for the 2012 Spring Semester!!

If you are a student or a recent graduate who is interested in Public Radio or two small dogs, you should apply!
The Mountain Chalet is a great place to learn how to edit audio, research ideas for the show and how Jesse likes his dry cleaning done. (The last one is not true, you have to launder and iron yourself)

With the recent cross over to Bullseye, you would be entering the maxfun world at a very exciting time! There will be new segments to help produce as well as the old classics to work on.

So, apply* now & come join the team!

*application process includes a sniff-down by Coco The Brown Dog.

Ed Levine of Serious Eats: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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Ed Levine

Ed Levine is the founder and editor of the blog Serious Eats, a forum for sharing "food enthusiasm." He's been on a dedicated search for great American food (and the stories behind it) for decades.

The Serious Eats blog has spawned a new book, out now: Serious Eats: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Eating Delicious Food Wherever You Are.

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