The singer discusses how growing up an immigrant has shaped her work. "People don’t understand," she says, "how easy it is to find yourself in a situation where you’re in an absolutely foreign place."
The Bullseye team has taken on the terrible task of finding the best of the best comedy albums and bringing them to you in a nice little end of year package. 2016 has been a rough year, so listen to some incredible comedians to celebrate making it through!
Links have been provided below for all of the comedians you’ve heard on this episode.
Kyle Kinane - Loose In ChicagoMatt Besser - Matt Besser Breaks The RecordColin Quinn - UnconstitutionalMaria Bamford - 20%Chris Garcia - Laughing and Crying at the Same TimeHari Kondabolu - Mainstream American ComicKamau Bell - Semi-Prominant NegroCameron Esposito - Marriage MaterialRhea Butcher - ButcherAparna Nancherla - Just PUtting It Out ThereJosh Gondleman - Physical WhisperBaron Vaughn - Blaxistential CrisisEmily Maya Mills - By A ThreadBrandie Posey - Opinion CaveTig Notaro - Boyish Girl Interrupted
John Hodgman, Justin Long and scriptwriter Jason Sperling share stories of the legendary Apple campaign and revisit unaired scripts.. From Campaign US
Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman is trying to answer a big question: Do we experience the world as it really is … or as we need it to be? In this ever so slightly mind-blowing talk, he ponders how our minds construct reality for us.
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This week’s challenge: watch Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview.
This interview with Buster Keaton, discussing everything from, Charlie Chaplin, to television, to some of the pitfalls of pratfalls.
Jill Lepore and John Cassidy join Dorothy Wickenden to talk about what’s wrong with Donald Trump’s dystopia and with the slick packaging of Hillary Clinton.
Jill Lepore: The Feminist and the Superhero
The Harvard historian Jill Lepore – prolific, impish, a super-mom, politically engaged and still professorial – is giving us the kinky inside story of Wonder Woman that you never suspected reading the old comic book. Lepore stumbled on it while she was researching a New Yorker piece on Planned Parenthood and its founder Margaret Sanger. It turns out that the man who invented Wonder Woman in 1941 – as a match for Superman – was related by common-law marriage not just to Sanger but to the birth control and feminist movements in their World War I heyday.
William Moulton Marston was a Ph.D. psychologist (and inventor of the lie detector), a bigamist by conviction and a female-supremacist in doctrine. He lived a radical bohemian life under one roof with two women and had children with both of them. Wonder Woman was Marston’s model of the new woman he thought should rule the world.
But when Marston died after World War II, Wonder Woman was domesticated and diminished. In other writers’ hands, Wonder Woman became a babysitter, a fashion model and a movie star in the 1950s. In Jill Lepore’s telling, Wonder Woman is a morphing mirror of the women’s movement itself.
WWII-era “Wonder Woman” panel, done by cartoonist H. G. Peter.
Right now, she says, that story is missing its happy ending — but where there are Wonder Women, there’s a way.
Years ago, two New Yorker articles told the story of a Harvard dropout who claimed to be writing the longest book ever. Did he succeed? In Joe Gould’s Teeth, Jill Lepore tries to answer that question.
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