Show: Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
Topic: 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.
Creators: Maximum Fun
Episode Frequency: Weekly
Typical Episode Length: 30-60 minutes
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Jesse Thorn is a podcasting trailblazer, and Bullseye has been his trademark program since his college radio days at UC Santa Cruz when the show was originally called The Sound of Young America. After leaving college and starting Maximum Fun, Thorn ultimately realized the original name of the show was holding it back from the wider audience it deserved. The show was rechristened Bullseye, a fitting name for a show that zeroes in on the best in today’s culture, with Thorn’s trademark interview style and consistently excellent recommendations for the listener.
I don’t listen to every episode of this show, but I keep it in my feeds because any time someone I’m interested in is interviewed, I know it will be one of the best conversations with them on record. I highly recommend looking through the episode list and picking a few guests you’ve heard of, plus one or two you haven’t.