Friend of Zulkey.com Jesse Thorn has revamped his excellent show The Sound of Young America for 2012, renaming it Bullseye. If you read this site, you probably already have a broad range of interest when it comes to pop culture, in which case this podcast is for you. The show features interviews with actors, directors, comics and musicians, recommendations from critics and guest-spots from artists where they talk about their favorite projects from their colleagues. It’s earnest but not snobbish, and more than once has turned me on to a show or artist with whom I hadn’t been familiar. The debut episode features interviews with members of the cast of Downton Abbey and the creator/star of the shows Angry Boys and Summer Heights High, amongst a few other fun features. I hope you check it out and consider subscribing.
On a completely unrelated note, yours truly was quoted in the New York Times yesterday in a fun story about how furniture is so huge these days thanks to this silly piece I wrote last summer called “The People Who Live at Restoration Hardware.” This once again proves my point that if you get on mailing lists, receive catalogues and make fun of them on a public radio blog, you too can get your name in the Gray Lady.