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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: The Last Jedi's Rian Johnson & The Go! Team

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Bullseye
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Rian Johnson
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Ian Parton
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Nkechi Ka Egenamba aka Ninja

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Dick Thomas Johnson

Director Rian Johnson on 'The Last Jedi' and working with Carrie Fisher on her last film

The force is strong with this week's guest! Writer and director of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," Rian Johnson joins us in the studio to talk about making the blockbuster and putting himself in the head of characters like Luke Skywalker to write a compelling story.

Rian Johnson first broke through as a writer and director with 2005's "Brick." It's kind of a Coen brothers inspired film starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The film is set in an Orange County suburb, and it's sort of a neo-noir where most of the main characters are high school students. The tone of the film is eerie and dark, the dialogue is quick and snappy, and most important of all -- it's a great detective story.

Before "Brick," he was an editor for the creepy cult film "May," released in 2002. Other writing and directing credits include the sci-fi thriller "Looper," and the heist film comedy "The Brothers Bloom." He also directed a few of the most memorable Breaking Bad episodes.

When Rian sat down with Jesse they spoke extensively about "The Last Jedi." Including what it was like working with Carrie Fisher on her last film, how he received the offer to direct "The Last Jedi," and why he thought it was important that "Star Wars" be funny. This segment will include some spoilers to the film, but honestly, if you haven't seen "The Last Jedi" by now you are practically asking for spoilers. You have been warned!

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Kmeron

Ian Parton & Ninja of The Go! Team on their new album 'Semicircle'

Jesse talks with Ian Parton and Ninja of The Go! Team. They're the band that made the Bullseye theme song -- "Huddle Formation."

Formed in the year 2000 in Brighton, England, the band's basically the brainchild of Ian Parton. He recorded a lot of the band's first record in his parent's kitchen and released it as "Thunder, Lightning, Strike." A classic Go! Team track has a lot of influences: hip hop, marching band music, noise rock, 70s soul. A lot of the songs are sample based but they still sound live and fresh. One of Ian's longest running collaborators is the MC Ninja, born Nkechi Ka Egenamba. She's sung and rapped on every Go! Team record.

Ian tells Jesse about his creative process, and what it was like writing the smash hit "Roudou Sanka" by Japanese pop group Momoiro Clover Z. Ninja discusses what it was like when she first heard The Go! Team, and how she brings the music to life on stage.

The Go! Team will be touring this Spring, and their new album "Semicircle" will be released on January 19. For more information visit their website.


The Outshot: Sylvester

Finally, for this week's Outshot: singer-songwriter Sylvester. Jesse tells us about the life of a disco, rhythm and blues, and soul singer with a fabulous stage presence. "Mighty Real" was Sylvester's signature hit. The song was about authenticity. It's hard to imagine him bringing anything but realness.

International Waters Ep 114: Band Camp Tramp Stamp

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Chip Pope, Valerie Tosi, and Dave
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Chip Pope
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Valerie Tosi
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Benjamin Partridge
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Margaret Cabourn-Smith
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Dave Holmes

Chip Pope, Valerie Tosi, Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Benjamin Partridge join host, Dave Holmes for clown murder discussions, performance art weirdos, and made up celebrity biographies

Chip Pope wants to plug Lopez and recommends Luke48 on YouTube.

Valerie Tosi wants to plug The Mermaid Comedy Hour and recommends The Jackie and Laurie podcast.

Margaret Cabourn-Smith wants to plug Do The Right Thing and recommends The Marvelous Ms. Maisel.

Benjamin Partridge wants to plug The Beef and Dairy Network podcast and recommends Whatever Happened to Pizza at McDonald's.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or on Twitter.

Written by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.

MBMBaM 389: Horsebonology

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This episode contains some dark revelations about Earth's Best Animal, as well as some semi-coherent ramblings fueled by a cocktail of potent cold and flu medicines. It is a challenge; a mountain you must overcome.

Suggested talking points: Nastyman, Sweat Dress, Ghost in the Eggshell, Equine Anatomy, Ski Jeans, Ann, Urinal Transfer

CIPYD 126: Lauren Reeves and the Azawakh

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Lauren Reeves

Hello there!
How are you? Is that a new shirt? It looks great!

This week Renee tells us all about the dog/bear she met at the dog park and reveals some shocking thoughts on cats! Allegra tells us all about the elegant Azawakh in Mutt Minute. Plus, get ready to fall in love with the hilarious Lauren Reeves as we hear all about her perfect dog.

Boop a beagle and tune in!

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 514: Tree Bees with Kevin Avery

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Kevin Avery

Jordan and Jesse take a break from their usual topic of floor covering to do an extra special Q&A episode with comedian and writer Kevin Avery. From everyone's top chip to the possibility that psychics are the real deal, the guys take on a myriad of important topics.

Get your 2018 JJGo Slogan Shirts here!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 11:

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When our undercover team discovers the rebel base, it’s time for Burnham and Tyler to break bread with Firewolf, Son of None. But when Tyler acquiesces to Kahless it’s time to crack skulls and bust out the Mek’leths. Does Burnham have the strength to carry on? Will Stamets make his way through the forest? Is Lorca’s sense of humor a tad rude?

It’s the episode that lays on the exposition but keeps up with the expedition.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 513 - Ryan Beil

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Ryan Beil

Actor and improviser Ryan Beil returns to talk plays, Europe, and indoor activities.

Download episode 513 here. (right-click)

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Catalan Mythology About Witches

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Baby Geniuses

Hello babies! 

Emily didn't get a lot of sleep last night because her neighbors fighting, so please ignore all the cold brew slurping sounds. She's hot off the heels of throwing a successful retirement party for all men. We'll explain what that is. Lisa reads a book about a sexy merman and discovers that's not really her thing. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Catalan mythology about witches." It gave us some fun tattoo ideas!

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt

The Greatest Generation Ep 192: Bajoran Gothic (DS9 S1E14)

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When Nog and Jake inherit a boat load of a Cardassian condiment, they propose a deal where anything more than nothing should be a win. But as Major Kira oversees the construction (and then the destruction) of an out of the way Bajoran Pizza Kitchen franchise, her gamble on diplomacy has her losing her shirt. Is Morn packing a hammer? What ever happened to “Genital Knees”? Is there anything higher than empire? It’s the episode that dares you to eat a sauce you don’t understand!

Sawbones: Raw Water

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Sawbones

Do you need a doctor and her lovely sidekick to tell you that you shouldn't drink dirty water? No, probably not. But, infuriatingly, some people do. So we will. Let's talk about "raw water."

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

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