Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

by NPR

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 111
  • Last: 12 Mar 2018
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.)

Episodes (111)

  • Rachel Bloom & One Day at a Time
    Rachel Bloom & One Day at a Time
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    Published: 12 Mar 2018 Duration: 01:07:15
    This week we're bringing you two of our favorite interviews from the Bullseye vault. First, Rachel Bloom, creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, the hit CW musical romantic comedy. She talks about the show's roots, overcoming social anxie... Read more →
    This week we're bringing you two of our favorite interviews from the Bullseye vault. First, Rachel Bloom, creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, the hit CW musical romantic comedy. She talks about the show's roots, overcoming social anxie... Read more →

  • David Oyelowo & Heather Graham
    David Oyelowo & Heather Graham
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    Published: 5 Mar 2018 Duration: 01:00:29
    Two great actors on this week's show! First up: David Oyelowo. He cut his teeth at the Royal Shakespeare company in London. Had smaller parts on British TV and in movies like The Help and Jack Reacher. He broke though when he starred as Mar... Read more →
    Two great actors on this week's show! First up: David Oyelowo. He cut his teeth at the Royal Shakespeare company in London. Had smaller parts on British TV and in movies like The Help and Jack Reacher. He broke though when he starred as Mar... Read more →

  • The Breeders' Kim Deal & Raoul Peck
    The Breeders' Kim Deal & Raoul Peck
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    Published: 27 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:02:41
    First up, a Bullseye fav: Jesse chats with Kim Deal of The Breeders about their new album "All Nerve," which drops this week. Also discussed: the Pixies' breakup, best Italian restaurants for live music in Dayton, Ohio, advancements in pers... Read more →
    First up, a Bullseye fav: Jesse chats with Kim Deal of The Breeders about their new album "All Nerve," which drops this week. Also discussed: the Pixies' breakup, best Italian restaurants for live music in Dayton, Ohio, advancements in pers... Read more →

  • Laurie Metcalf, Kristen Anderson Lopez & Robert Lopez
    Laurie Metcalf, Kristen Anderson Lopez & Robert Lopez
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    Published: 20 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:12:16
    It's an Academy Awards spectacular! First: Jesse talks with the amazing Laurie Metcalf. She's up for the best supporting actress Oscar for her role in the great Lady Bird. It's her first ever nomination! Laurie's a sincere actor's actor. Sh... Read more →
    It's an Academy Awards spectacular! First: Jesse talks with the amazing Laurie Metcalf. She's up for the best supporting actress Oscar for her role in the great Lady Bird. It's her first ever nomination! Laurie's a sincere actor's actor. Sh... Read more →

  • David Wain & Belle and Sebastian
    David Wain & Belle and Sebastian
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    Published: 13 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:09:29
    First up, a favorite here around the Bullseye office: David Wain! He's a comedy legend, an actor, too. And he just directed the new Netflix film "A Futile and Stupid Gesture." He and Jesse talk about Doug Kenney, the movie's subject, whose ... Read more →
    First up, a favorite here around the Bullseye office: David Wain! He's a comedy legend, an actor, too. And he just directed the new Netflix film "A Futile and Stupid Gesture." He and Jesse talk about Doug Kenney, the movie's subject, whose ... Read more →

  • "Corporate" & Mimi Pond
    "Corporate" & Mimi Pond
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    Published: 5 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:04:46
    First up: Matt Ingebretson and Jake Weisman. They created and star in the brand new Comedy Central show "Corporate." Look. Technically, Corporate is a workplace comedy. But it's so much darker, weirder and universal than that. The show fo... Read more →
    First up: Matt Ingebretson and Jake Weisman. They created and star in the brand new Comedy Central show "Corporate." Look. Technically, Corporate is a workplace comedy. But it's so much darker, weirder and universal than that. The show fo... Read more →

  • The Big Sick, Allison Janney & Michel Gondry
    The Big Sick, Allison Janney & Michel Gondry
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    Published: 29 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:01:05
    One Bullseye episode. *Four* Oscar nominees! First up: Emily Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani. They co-wrote "The Big Sick" and you probably heard about it already - the Academy just nominated it for Best Original Screenplay. They're two fascinat... Read more →
    One Bullseye episode. *Four* Oscar nominees! First up: Emily Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani. They co-wrote "The Big Sick" and you probably heard about it already - the Academy just nominated it for Best Original Screenplay. They're two fascinat... Read more →

  • Another Period & The Egyptian Lover
    Another Period & The Egyptian Lover
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    Published: 22 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:05:22
    Have you heard of Another Period? It's a series on Comedy Central with a brilliant, simple premise: it's a reality show set in the gilded age - like the Keeping up with the Kardashians meets Downton Abbey. It's really fun to watch - over th... Read more →
    Have you heard of Another Period? It's a series on Comedy Central with a brilliant, simple premise: it's a reality show set in the gilded age - like the Keeping up with the Kardashians meets Downton Abbey. It's really fun to watch - over th... Read more →

  • Rian Johnson & The Go! Team
    Rian Johnson & The Go! Team
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    Published: 16 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:05:15
    Buckle up, y'all, we've got a dynamite lineup! First off: Rian Johnson, writer and director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is discussed in extensive detail (don't say we didn't warn you). Besides directing a film in one of the biggest ... Read more →
    Buckle up, y'all, we've got a dynamite lineup! First off: Rian Johnson, writer and director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is discussed in extensive detail (don't say we didn't warn you). Besides directing a film in one of the biggest ... Read more →

  • Errol Morris & Tune-Yards
    Errol Morris & Tune-Yards
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    Published: 9 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:09:39
    Fresh New Year, fresh new Bullseye! This week, legendary director Errol Morris. He's the kind of filmmaker that gets shown in film school all the time. He's contributed that much to the field of documentary making. Morris has a way of paint... Read more →
    Fresh New Year, fresh new Bullseye! This week, legendary director Errol Morris. He's the kind of filmmaker that gets shown in film school all the time. He's contributed that much to the field of documentary making. Morris has a way of paint... Read more →

  • Terry Crews, Jessica St. Clair & Lennon Parham
    Terry Crews, Jessica St. Clair & Lennon Parham
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    Published: 2 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:03:35
    Two Bullseye favorites from the archives this week. First: Terry Crews. A linebacker from Flint Michigan, Terry was picked by the LA Rams in the 11th round of the 1991 NFL Draft. In 1996, he played his last season ever for the Eagles. Then... Read more →
    Two Bullseye favorites from the archives this week. First: Terry Crews. A linebacker from Flint Michigan, Terry was picked by the LA Rams in the 11th round of the 1991 NFL Draft. In 1996, he played his last season ever for the Eagles. Then... Read more →

  • End of Year Comedy Special!
    End of Year Comedy Special!
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    Published: 26 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:23:49
    Look, you're an NPR listener. So we probably don't need to tell you this, but it's been an intense year. 2017 was a lot of terrible and thrilling and amazing things, but it was also a banner year for stand up comedy. So this year, the Bull... Read more →
    Look, you're an NPR listener. So we probably don't need to tell you this, but it's been an intense year. 2017 was a lot of terrible and thrilling and amazing things, but it was also a banner year for stand up comedy. So this year, the Bull... Read more →

  • The Bullseye Holiday Spectacular!
    The Bullseye Holiday Spectacular!
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    Published: 18 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:04:53
    Light up the menorah, trim the tree, take a walk out in the cool/cold/wet/whatever weather and take it all in: it's the Bullseye holiday spectacular! We've got Andy Richter, Conan O'Brien's faithful and hilarious sidekick. He says now that ... Read more →
    Light up the menorah, trim the tree, take a walk out in the cool/cold/wet/whatever weather and take it all in: it's the Bullseye holiday spectacular! We've got Andy Richter, Conan O'Brien's faithful and hilarious sidekick. He says now that ... Read more →

  • Judd Apatow & Romesh Ranganathan
    Judd Apatow & Romesh Ranganathan
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    Published: 12 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:08:04
    Judd Apatow is one of the busiest and most notable behind the scenes guys alive today. Name 10 huge critically acclaimed comedy hits off the top your head, and Judd's probably worked on half of them: The Larry Sanders Show, Knocked Up, Brid... Read more →
    Judd Apatow is one of the busiest and most notable behind the scenes guys alive today. Name 10 huge critically acclaimed comedy hits off the top your head, and Judd's probably worked on half of them: The Larry Sanders Show, Knocked Up, Brid... Read more →

  • JK Simmons & Solomon Georgio
    JK Simmons & Solomon Georgio
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    Published: 4 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:10:45
    You know JK Simmons, right? He won an Academy Award for his role in the 2015 movie Whiplash. He's that Insurance guy in those ads. He played J Jonah Jameson in the Spiderman movies. Dude puts in work - there are 183 credits on his IMDB page... Read more →
    You know JK Simmons, right? He won an Academy Award for his role in the 2015 movie Whiplash. He's that Insurance guy in those ads. He played J Jonah Jameson in the Spiderman movies. Dude puts in work - there are 183 credits on his IMDB page... Read more →

  • Margaret Cho & Lisa Hanawalt
    Margaret Cho & Lisa Hanawalt
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    Published: 27 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:07:33
    We've got a couple of our favorite recent Bullseye interviews this week, first up: Margaret Cho, from last year. She's made a career of searing and revealing comedy. Lately she's been performing on the street to raise money for the homeless... Read more →
    We've got a couple of our favorite recent Bullseye interviews this week, first up: Margaret Cho, from last year. She's made a career of searing and revealing comedy. Lately she's been performing on the street to raise money for the homeless... Read more →

  • Greta Gerwig & Pixar's Lee Unkrich
    Greta Gerwig & Pixar's Lee Unkrich
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    Published: 21 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:05:33
    First up this week, the one and only Greta Gerwig! You probably know her as an actor - she starred in Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha and a bunch of other indies. She's also been in Oscar contenders like Jackie and 20th Century Women. Now, she's... Read more →
    First up this week, the one and only Greta Gerwig! You probably know her as an actor - she starred in Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha and a bunch of other indies. She's also been in Oscar contenders like Jackie and 20th Century Women. Now, she's... Read more →

  • Bonus! Heat Rocks: Anil Dash on Prince's 1999
    Bonus! Heat Rocks: Anil Dash on Prince's 1999
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    Published: 18 Nov 2017 Duration: 47:27
    Hey Bullseye fans! We have a special bonus treat for y'all today. We're gonna give you a look at Heat Rocks, the brand new music podcast here at Maximum Fun. It's an interview show that dissects classic, canonical urban and soul albums and ... Read more →
    Hey Bullseye fans! We have a special bonus treat for y'all today. We're gonna give you a look at Heat Rocks, the brand new music podcast here at Maximum Fun. It's an interview show that dissects classic, canonical urban and soul albums and ... Read more →

  • Amy Sedaris & Paul Reiser
    Amy Sedaris & Paul Reiser
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    Published: 13 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:01:44
    Two legends this week: first up, Amy Sedaris. Amy's made a career playing characters - and we say this with absolutely *zero* shade intended - people who are kind of grotesque and weird. The weirder and grosser the better - take Jerri Blank... Read more →
    Two legends this week: first up, Amy Sedaris. Amy's made a career playing characters - and we say this with absolutely *zero* shade intended - people who are kind of grotesque and weird. The weirder and grosser the better - take Jerri Blank... Read more →

  • John Hodgman & Tig Notaro
    John Hodgman & Tig Notaro
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    Published: 6 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:06:21
    Look, you probably know who John Hodgman is already. He's been on the Daily Show, This American Life, Adventure Time, way more stuff. Here at Maximum Fun he's the judge on the Judge John Hodgman Podcast. John's also written four books. His ... Read more →
    Look, you probably know who John Hodgman is already. He's been on the Daily Show, This American Life, Adventure Time, way more stuff. Here at Maximum Fun he's the judge on the Judge John Hodgman Podcast. John's also written four books. His ... Read more →

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