Maximum Fun with Jesse Thorn
Friday, we’re talking about radio with wunderkind-podcaster-turned-NPR-personality Jesse Thorn. We'll talk about the evolution of his show Bullseye, and about dressing like a grownup.
Friday, we’re talking about radio with wunderkind-podcaster-turned-NPR-personality Jesse Thorn. Before his show was called Bullseye and distributed by NPR, it was a college radio show and podcast called The Sound of Young America, but it’s always been part of his media empire, Maximum Fun. Thorn says his mission is to help listeners sift the wheat from the chaff of popular culture. He joins us to talk about his love for radio, the evolution of his show, and dressing like a grownup. (Rebroadcast)
Jesse Thorn is the host and producer of Bullseye, heard Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. on KUER. He also hosts the podcasts Judge John Hodgman and Jordan, Jesse, Go!, and runs the blog and video series Put This On, about men’s fashion. His independent radio production organization is called Maximum Fun.
Were you trying to catch all the blogs and podcasts that were mentioned in the hour? We've collected the links for you here:
- Make Your Thing: 12 Point Program for Absolutely, 100% No-Fail Guaranteed Success
- This American Life
- Fresh Air
- Snap Judgment
- Code Switch
- Pop Culture Happy Hour Podcast
- Pop Culture Happy Hour: Monkey See blog
- 99% Invisible
- WTF with Marc Maron
- The Howard Stern Show