The Sound of Young America: John Waters, Filmmaker and Author

Episode 141

John Waters has a new book out called Role Models that packs a few surprises — chief among them the influence of Johnny Mathis.

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The filmmaker, actor, artist, and writer, John Waters, needs no introduction. He joins Jesse on TSOYA to discuss his latest work, Role Models. Composed of essays on individuals beloved by John Waters, Role Models brims with charm and insight, just like the author himself.

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Bullseye (formerly known as The Sound of Young America) is a weekly celebration of the best of arts and culture. Host Jesse Thorn sifts the wheat from the chaff to bring listeners in-depth interviews with the most revered and revolutionary minds in our culture.

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