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My Therapist Is A Pervert (Diverse Cartoons, Scarlet Johansson, Black Lady 007, Punisher, More Racism In the Whitehouse)

Minority Korner

Another day another racist comment from The Occupant in the White House. This time he's targeting four amazing Congresswomen. When are the Republicans going to step up?! Does J.Lo know that Africa is a continent? There is an update about the Maternal Mortality Crisis with the app Mahmee. Also a Black Lady 007?! What nonsense is ScarJo spewing now about all the roles she should be able to play? Nnekay is giving you some names of awesome diverse cartoons that feature LGBTQ and POC kids as their leads. James has a Quizlette for you that features: Punisher, Alan Turning, PETA and more!


Transgender kids’ brains resemble their gender identity, not their biological sex - 
Gay Millennial challenging a 76-year-old homophobe for a NY Congressional seat- 
Alan Turning on the £50 Note - 
A Police Union Is Telling Cops to Use the Punisher's Logo Amid an Investigation Into Racist Social Media Posts/And the Punisher has told them to go fuck themselves, , 
5. PETA-

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Journalist and author Jeff Chang

Jeff Chang

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Photo: Jeremy Keith Villaluz

Journalist and author Jeff Chang on his latest project We Gon' Be Alright

Jeff Chang is a journalist and music critic with an emphasis on hip hop music and culture. His writings have appeared in San Francisco Chronicle, the Village Voice, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Spin, and many more.

Nearly 15 years ago, Chang published Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation. He's published three books since then. He joined us in 2015, to talk about Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post-Civil Rights America.

Jeff Chang returns to Bullseye for his latest project, We Gon' Be Alright. It was a book back in 2016, and it's a follow up to Who We Be. Recently, We Gon' Be Alright was turned into a web series by Indie Lens Spotlight.

The series deals with some really tough questions with no easy answer. The current state of racism since Trump became President. Where Asian Americans fall when it comes to discrimination. How bigotry plays out even within the same race.

He wanted to talk about big topics like racial segregation in housing, entertainment and education. It's a look at the state of race relations in America today. And, what he'd like to see people do about it.

Check out We Gon' Be Alright on YouTube.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 98: The 20th Anniversary of 'Eyes Wide Shut' with Ben Mekler

Who Shot Ya?
Ben Mekler

Eyes Wide Shut

Masquerade Parties! Orgies! Nicole Kidman! Kink! This episode is NSFW! The gang is joined by the wonderful Ben Mekler to discuss Eyes Wide Shut. Ify bestows Alonso with a new yuletide nickname. Plus, they try to cast themselves in their own I'm Not There-style biopic. And, as always, staff picks.

In news, "Snyderheads" put up billboards at Comic Con, the new James Bond movie will get an all new 007, and Scarlett Johansson says she should be "allowed to play any person, or any tree, or any animal."

Staff Picks:

Alonso - Jewel's Catch One
Drea - Crawl
Ben - 7 Beauties
Ify - Catwoman

With Ify Nwadiwe, Alonso Duralde, Drea Clark, and Ben Mekler.

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Call us on the "Who Shotline" - WSY-803-1664

Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for

Ep. 40: Go Fact Yourself with Anthony Rapp & Jessica McKenna

Helen Hong, Stephen Park, J. Keith van Straaten, Anthony Rapp, Cristela Alonzo, Jessica McKenna, Rory O'Malley
Anthony Rapp & Jessica McKenna
Rory O'Malley, Stephen Park & Helen Hong
Cristela Alonzo

Go Fact Yourself is coming to Chicago! Join us on August 9 & 10 at Sleeping Village. Visit for tickets and details.

Cristela Alonzo is a comedian and former guest on Go Fact Yourself. This week, she’s stepping in as the co-host! Her new book "Music to My Years" will be out in October.

Jessica McKenna is known for the podcast "Off Book" where she and her co-host Zach Reino improvise a full musical with special guests… even if the guests aren’t totally aware of what’s going on when they first join the program. Jessica is also a voice-artist who’s cornered a very specific portrayal: scrappy ten-year-old boys. She’ll explain what’s behind her expertise.

Jessica will face off against someone who also knows a lot about musicals: actor Anthony Rapp. He was part of the original cast of Rent and now stars on the CBS show "Star Trek: Discovery." You could say he’s a pretty accomplished guy, but he’ll tell us about his formative years where he got some unsolicited advice from legendary stage actor Yul Brynner.

The guests will also discuss American presidents, contemporary films and denim jackets.

What’s the Difference: Pay me back

What’s the difference between "loan" and "lend?"

What’s the difference between a charge card and a credit card?

Areas of Expertise

Jessica McKenna: American Presidents, the musical Hamilton and Christmas & Christmas movies

Anthony Rapp: The Coen Brothers movies, the Chicago Cubs baseball team from the early 2000’s to the present and the Mass Effect video-game series.

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten
Cristela Alonzo
Jessica McKenna
Anthony Rapp

With guest experts:

Jessica McKenna and Rory O'Malley

Rory O’Malley, Tony Award-nominated actor who’s performed in the stage shows Hamilton and The Book of Mormon.

Helen Hong, Stephen Park and Anthony Rapp

Stephen Park, actor who’s known for his performances in the films Fargo and Do the Right Thing.

Helen Hong, comedian and actress who appeared in the film Inside Llewyn Davis and who’s the regular co-host of Go Fact Yourself!

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show was recorded at The Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green.
Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.
The show is edited by Julian Burrell.

Sawbones: The Chattanooga Medicine Company


This week on Sawbones, live from the historic Ryman Auditorium, hear about the patent medicine company so insidious they made Dolly Parton sing about laxatives on one of the biggest stages in country music.

Subscribe on iTunes! then, tweet about or follow the show on Twitter (@Sawbones) so all your friends and family can be as horrified and entertained as you.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Bob Ross (LIVE!)


Hello Internet! This week's episode is all about BOB ROSS and it was recorded LIVE in Nashville, TN! Enjoy and be sure to share with a friend!

GUEST HOST-O-RAMA! Trump’s Racist Tweetstorm, Grimes’s Bonkers Daily Regimen, The Next 007 is a Black Woman?, Mike Pence Visits Border Camp, Epstein Update, Area 51, Should We All Use They/Them Pronouns?, The Secret of Bearded Nodding GIF Guy

Kate Sloan - @Girly_Juice
Mustin - @Mustin
Dave Bulmer - @DemonTomatoDave

*T I M E C O D E S*

INTRO [With Kate Sloan] 0:29

It’s Kate!
Roommates and Their Loud Sex
Bevs Like These

SEGMENT 1 [With Mustin] 5:54

It’s Mustin!
Trump’s Racist Anti-Squad Tweets
New 007 Will Be a Black Woman?

SEGMENT 2 [With Kate Sloan] 40:17

Should We All Use They/Them Pronouns?

SEGMENT 3 [With Dave Bulmer] 51:56

It’s Dave!
Viral Area 51 Movement
The ‘CATS’ Movie
Bearded Nodding Man GIF

SEGMENT 4 - 1:24:20

Update on Epstein + Acosta
SEGMENT 5 [With Kate Sloan] 1:26:44

Grimes’s Bonkers ‘Daily Regimen’
Mike Pence Visits Concentration Camp

OUTRO 1:50:20

Sneak Peek of New “Question Box” Podcast

Friendly Fire Ep 80: A Private War (2018)

Friendly Fire

Marie Colvin's spirit drives this biopic and addresses war in a way that we don't always get in film. On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John couldn't imagine a world in which they didn't review this 2018 drama!

This film is available on:
Amazon, Apple, and Youtube.

Next Film: Casualties of War (1989)
Available on: Apple, Amazon and your local ibrary.

EP95: David Ma on GZA's "Liquid Swords" (1995)

Heat Rocks
David Ma

The Album: GZA Liquid Swords (1995)

Music journalist David Ma has been in the game for a long time, writing for The Guardian, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, The Source, and many, many others. He's also the host of Dad Bod Rap Pod, a hip-hop roundtable discussion show from the Bay area. When he told us he wanted to talk about GZA's debut solo effort, Liquid Swords, we knew we were in for a good conversation.
We talk about GZA's new jack swing beginnings, his role within the Wu-Tang Clan, and his seemingly endless vocabulary. Even within the Wu's solo efforts, Liquid Swords stands out, with its gritty production, complex lyricism, and hard-hitting flow. It stood the test of time and still bounces, Shogun Assassin samples included.

More on David Ma

More on Liquid Swords

Show Tracklisting (all songs from Liquid Swords unless indicated otherwise):

  • I Gotcha Back
  • Liquid Swords
  • Wu-Tang Clan: 7th Chamber - Part II - Conclusion
  • GZA: Come Do Me
  • Swordsman
  • Gold
  • Raekwon: Ice Cream
  • Method Man: I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need
  • Notorious BIG: The What
  • Shadowboxin'
  • Dr. Dre: Stranded on Death Row
  • Liquid Swords
  • Willie Mitchell: Groovin'
  • Liquid Swords
  • Cannonball Adderly: Aries
  • Gold
  • Ann Peebles: Trouble, Heartaches, & Sadness
  • Shadowboxin'
  • Gold
  • 4th Chamber
  • Labels
  • B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)
  • The Genius: Feel the Pain
  • Wu-Tang Clan: Clan In Da Front

Here is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find there
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Tights and Fights Ep. 152: The Mike reopens


This week, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by their long-absent co-host Mike Eagle! Aside from putting on a great television show The New Negroes, where has he been all this time? He’ll explain everything, including why the return of Hulk Hogan to WWE led to him swearing off the company for the foreseeable future.

But luckily for us, All Elite Wrestling’s rise has provided him with a new televised wrestling product that he’s been able to enjoy and critique. He and the team will take a close look AEW’s latest show Fight for the Fallen. That includes what’s worked about the company’s single matches so far, why the tag matches haven’t quite clicked for some of us and why Jon Moxley’s connections with Frasier is so edifying.

Hosted by Hal Lublin Danielle Radford, and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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