Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

NPR

Bullseye from NPR is your curated guide to culture. Jesse Thorn hosts in-depth interviews with brilliant creators, culture picks from our favorite critics and irreverent original comedy. Bullseye has been featured in Time, The New York Times, GQ and McSweeney's, which called it "the kind of show people listen to in a more perfect world." (Formerly known as The Sound of Young America.) read less

Our Editor's Take

The informative and well-researched podcast Bullseye with Jesse Thorn is a fascinating examination of culture and those who shape it. Guests include actors, musicians, comedians, and other entertainment professionals. Discussions cover a little bit of everything in a cross-section of cultural trends, events, and icons. Jesse Thorn is a concise, friendly interviewer who asks unique questions that create opportunities for guests to open up. He learns what listeners want to know and works hard to uncover rare stories.

Thorn spent years as a public radio host, giving him a wealth of experience in audio entertainment. He is a media entrepreneur and founded the Maximum Fun network. With a curious mind, he takes a new look at familiar topics. Those that love fresh perspectives from industry experts and cultural icons will love this show. Episodes bring specialists from all corners of the creative world to get detailed perspectives on pressing cultural questions.

Each episode uncovers something new, from artists discussing songs that changed their lives to stand-up comedians discussing their influences. Jesse has engaging discussions with significant pop-culture writers, filmmakers, and more. All things culture come to life in this intriguing and thorough podcast. There is so much to learn and enjoy in each episode of Bullseye with Jesse Thorn.

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