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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn



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 McSwe



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John Cale & TJ and Dave

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:11:51 -0500

Jesse talks with John Cale, the musician and producer, about his time in the Velvet Underground, producing artists like the Stooges and Patti Smith, and his latest record. Plus, comic improv legends TJ and Dave and new music from the band Split Single.


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Sarah Jessica Parker & Dwayne Kennedy

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:35:12 -0500

Jesse talks with Sarah Jessica Parker about her long, dynamic career, including her star roles in Sex and the City and the new HBO series Divorce. Plus, comedy from the legendary Dwayne Kennedy and music from the one singer we should all turn to when we're feeling down.


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Padma Lakshmi & Colin Quinn

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:58:23 -0500

Jesse talks to Colin Quinn about his time on Saturday Night Live and his new Netflix special, New York Story. Padma Lakshmi, host of Top Chef, model and author takes us deep into the world of spices and herbs. Plus, standup comedy from Sara Schaefer and more.


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Jemaine Clement & Jonathan Ames

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 19:20:44 -0500

Comedian Jemaine Clement tells Jesse about growing up in New Zealand, being mixed race, and his time as a member of Flight of the Conchords, the hit HBO comedy duo. Then, TV writer and novelist Jonathan Ames joins the show. Ames is the mind behind the new Starz' series Blunt Talk and HBO's Bored to Death.


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Willem Dafoe, Paul Schrader & David Crosby

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 20:16:35 -0500

Actor Willem Dafoe and writer / director Paul Schrader tell Jesse about their new movie, the gritty and wild Dog Eat Dog. Then, Jesse talks with the legendary singer songwriter David Crosby, of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills and Nash. He'll talk about dating Joni Mitchell and turning his life around after prison.


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Patton Oswalt & Fresh Off The Boat

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 20:42:27 -0400

Comedian Patton Oswalt tells Jesse about the years he spent almost completely indoors - pitching failed sketches in writers rooms, going to the movies, and standing on stage every night. Later, Randall Park and Nahnatchka Khan, from ABC's Fresh Off the Boat talk about how the hit sitcom about a first generation Taiwanese American family came to be. Plus, Jesse talks about the Sly and the Family Stone record you absolutely need to hear.


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Norman Lear & Riz Ahmed

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:47:39 -0400

Norman Lear, the Godfather of American sitcom, tells Jesse why he decided to make All In The Family and how he drew stories from his own life and those of his writers to bring real issues to TV comedy shows. Later, the star of HBO's The Night Of and the upcoming Star Wars: Rogue One, Riz Ahmed explains why the British Asian experience made hip-hop so important to him as a kid and we hear some of his new Swet Shop Boys album, Cashmere. Plus Jesse explains why Blunt Talk his his favorite weird show on TV right now.


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Armando Iannucci & Sharon Horgan

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:23:08 -0400

Interviews with Veep creator Armando Iannucci and the writer behind Sarah Jessica Parker's new HBO show, Sharon Horgan. Plus stand-up comedy from Josie Long and live music from Romare. Recorded live at the London Podcast Festival.


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Cameron Esposito & Rhea Butcher, Jeff Garlin

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:49:15 -0400

Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butler met at a comedy night in Chicago five years ago. Rhea was new to comedy and still had a day job. Cameron had been a working comedian for almost a decade. They hit it off, fell in love, moved to LA, got married and started a stand up night called "Put Your Hands Together". Last year they were asked by the Seeso network to make a stand up series based on "Put Your Hands together". It ended up morphing into the show they made, a sitcom called "Take My Wife". The show mirrors their lives in almost every way. Cameron and Rhea sit down with Jesse to talk about the good and bad of making a show based on your lives and marriage. Although he is probably best known for his role on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Jeff Garlin has a very prolific career. He came in to tell us about the craziest night of his career for our new segment "The craziest @#$% day of your career". Jesse tells us about a movie with a beautiful lack of ambition. The taking of Pelham 123.


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Kaitlin Olson and Jeff Chang

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 19:26:12 -0400

Kaitlin Olson plays Sweet Dee on the long-running sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Dee is the only female member of "The Gang", a bunch of depraved, self-centered pals who run a bar. The Gang is constantly looking for ways to get rich quick, humiliate their enemies, get out of work, and prove once and for all the talent, charisma and brilliance they hold to be self-evident. In an unusual move for a solo female character, Dee doesn't serve to counterbalance the guys' bad behavior — she absolutely matches their pace. Olson talks to us about creating a more fully-fleshed character for Dee, how she came to comedy, and how she ended up dating (and marrying) her showrunner. Jeff Chang talks to us about what diversity means to us today, the struggle for artists to defy racial categorization, and how and why corporations embraced multiculturalism. Chang's newest book- We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation- is an exploration of the current unrest abound in the United States through a series of essays. Jesse also tells us about the life and legend of Andre the Giant.


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Danny Fields & Judith Light

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:24:03 -0400

Danny Fields is a music manager and publicist who was instrumental in signing and promoting some of the biggest names in Punk Rock history. This week, he and Jesse discuss his decision to leave the ivy league tract, his time in Andy Warhol's Factory, and what it was like managing The Ramones. Judith Light has had an almost 40 year acting career in which she's played strong female characters on shows like One LIfe To Live and Who's The Boss?. She is now continuing in this motif with her tenure on Broadway, winning two Tony Awards for her performances in the last 5 years, starring in a one woman show, and of course her groundbreaking performance in Transparent. Judith sits down with guest correspondent Keith Powell to discuss her work on Transparent, the cast's relationship with Jill Soloway, and the famous courtroom scene on One Life to LIve that launched her career. Jesse talks about Richard Linklater's Everybody Wants Some as a reflection of the necessity for people to fall into spells of nostalgia, even if just for 90 minutes.


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Hasan Minhaj and Margaret Wappler

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 19:56:26 -0400

This week, Jesse sits down with Hasan Minhaj, comedian and Senior Correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. They discuss stand up comedy in other countries, the current political climate in the United States, and his one man show Homecoming King. He also talks to Margaret Wappler, a journalist, columnist, pop culture critic, short story writer, podcast host , teacher, and now novelist. Margaret and Jesse talk about her new novel Neon Green, how she took care of her ill father as a teenager, the writing process, and the 1990's. And Jesse talks about the look on former NFL star and current analyst Randy Moss' face while his colleague Trent Dilfer gave his thoughts on the player protests going on in the NFL right now.


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Spike Lee & High Maintenance

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 19:54:01 -0400

Jesse sits down with acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee. He tells us about how addiction is made explicit in his movie, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, how he really feels about Larry Bird and about his own very serious addiction.... to Air Jordans. Jesse also talks to Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair. Katja is a casting director who previously won an Emmy for her work on 30 Rock; Ben Sinclair is an actor. The two are a married couple, and created the webseries High Maintenance. The show follows a New York City marijuana delivery guy as he visits his various clients. MTV2's Wonder Showzen looked like a kids' show. But it wasn't. It really, really, wasn't. Jesse tells us why Wonder Showzen is his favorite TV satire of the past decade.


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Felicity Huffman & Anthony Michael Hall

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 19:46:36 -0400

While actor Felicity Huffman is probably best known for her tenure as Lynette Scavo in Desperate Housewives, she has played many beloved characters throughout her career as an actor. From Dana Whitaker in Aaron Sorkin's Sports Night to Bree in Transamerica, Huffman now is starring inAmerican Crime, ABC's Emmy nominated series. Jesse sits down with Huffman to discuss her preparation for her varied roles in American Crime, her relationship with William H. Macey, and how motherhood has affected her acting career. Huffman is nominated for an Emmy for her work on American Crime. Anthony Michael Hall is most known for the films that he made with John Hughes in the 80's such as The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles. Since then, he has worked on many projects, ranging from science fiction series The Dead Zone to indies like his newest film Natural Selection. Here, Hall and Jesse talk about his time working as a teen actor and the celebrity he acquired at a young age, his relationship with John Hughes, and his later in life career. He can be seen in his new movie Natural Selection. In this week's Outshot, Jesse talks about the function on "the game" in a comedy sketch, and how it works in one of his favorite sketches.


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Nick Kroll and John Mulaney & Airto Moreira

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:46:41 -0400

John Mulaney and Nick Kroll are well seasoned comedians who have made a name for themselves in many different forms of media. Jesse sits down with Mulaney and Kroll to discuss their new broadway play, Oh, Hello, the downfall of Mulaney, and how they created their favorite alter ego's, Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland. Mulaney and Kroll star as George St. Geegland and Gil Faizon respectively in their new show on Broadway called, Oh, Hello. Airto Moreira is a Brazilian born Jazz percussionist and drummer. He has worked as a professional musician since the age of 13, moving to New York in the late 1960's where he helped develop the "Jazz Fusion" genre of music. He sits down with Jesse to talk about Brazilian percussion methods, his move to America, and his experience playing with Miles Davis and other great Jazz legends. Jesse talks about Brooklyn based rapper Desiigner's newest single "Tiimmy Turner." The track combines melody, rapping, and auto-tune to create a very unique Southern Trap record.


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Sarah Paulson & Shuggie Otis

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:46:04 -0400

Actress Sarah Paulson is best known for playing numerous characters on American Horror Story and Marcia Clark on The People v. O.J Simpson. Sarah sits down with Jesse to talk about working on The People v. O.J., her first big acting job, and dealing with the ups and downs that come with being a working actor. Although it was not popular at the time of its release, Shuggie Otis' album Inspiration Information influenced countless musicians and has been sampled by artists like Digable Planets and J Dilla. Shuggie tells us what went behind making this rock/soul classic. And Jesse explains why Paul and Gary O'Donovan's craic interview is one of the best things to come out of Rio Olympics


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Lynda Barry & Pop Culture Happy Hour

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 19:24:16 -0400

Lynda Barry is a self-identified "freak", a cartoonist, a writer, and for the last couple of years, she's also been a college professor teaching interdisciplinary creativity at the University of Wisconsin. What does that mean? Well, she encourages students to abandon their fears of creating and embrace their work and process. Lynda Barry's book The Greatest of Marlys is now available in hardback Our friends Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson from Pop Culture Happy Hour give us some pop culture recommendations during a live show in Washington, DC. Jesse heartily disagrees with A.O. Scott's review of the film version of MacGruber. In short: MacGruber exists, and the world is better for it.


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Nikki Glaser and Dave Holmes

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 20:36:27 -0400

Nikki Glaser is a comedian and host of the Comedy Central series Not Safe with Nikki Glaser. Nikki sits down with Jesse to talk about developing her Comedy Central show with her boyfriend, even when they were in the middle of a breakup. Dave Holmes is a comedian, writer at large for Esquire Magazine, and host of Maximum Fun's very own podcast International Waters. Jesse is joined by Dave to talk about growing up gay in the 80s with no real role models to look up to. They also discuss working for MTV, self-acceptance and his new book, Party of One: A Memoir in 21 Songs. Jesse tells us why the Olympics is such a beautiful sports event, even for people that don't like sports.


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Chuck Klosterman & W. Kamau Bell

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 19:52:09 -0400

Chuck Klosterman has written countless articles for GQ, ESPN, The Washington Post, Esquire, The Guardian and more. His new book, But What if We're Wrong, examines how the present will be perceived it as the past. What exactly will be thought of as important events to people that are hundreds of years removed from it all? Is it even possible to get every fact correct when writing about the past? Klosterman sits down with Jesse to talk about how we consume culture, how historians frequently reinterpret historical events, and how writing online and writing for print are fundamentally different undertakings. Socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell shares with us the best piece of advice he's ever received. Jesse talks about Tony! Toni! Toné! and how they successfully merged soul music and hip-hop to create a new type of R&B.


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Keegan-Michael Key & Tituss Burgess

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:38:02 -0400

[r] Keegan-Michael Key talks to Jesse Thorn about creating characters for his sketch show Key and Peele. Plus, Tituss Burgess from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, tells about the time he performed live at the Tony Awards with a malfunctioning microphone.


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Danny McBride & Miroslav Vitous

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 21:04:23 -0400

Danny McBride is comedic writer and actor who started his career starring in the cult classic comedy, The Foot Fist Way. Although the film went to Sundance and was a modest success, McBride went back to North Virginia to work as a substitute teacher. Danny and frequent collaborator Jody Hill began creating the series Eastbound & Down, which would jumpstart McBride's career and make him a film and television star. He has appeared in numerous comedy films, such as Tropic Thunder, 30 Minutes or Less, and Observe and Report. McBride is perhaps best known for writing and starring in the HBO series Eastbound & Down, where he plays disgraced MLB player, Kenny Powers. McBride sat down with Jesse to talk about about working with Jody Hill, writing for Eastbound and Down, and dealing with people who idolize Kenny Powers just a little too much. Danny McBride's new show is called Vice Principals. Jazz bassist Miroslav Vitouš explains how working with Weather Report on the composition Morning Lake is an experience he will never forget. Miroslav Vitouš's new album is called Music of Weather Report. Jesse talks about the film Hunt for the Wilderpeople and why calling it "twee" is actually a compliment.


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Aparna Nancherla & Clams Casino

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 21:59:15 -0400

Though most people find it difficult to find anything funny about depression and anxiety, comedian Aparna Nancherla. has used her own struggles with mood disorders to inspire her comedy. A rising star in the comedy world, Nancherla bravely reveals her struggles with depression in a way that makes the experience both relatable and hilarious. Clams Casino joined Jesse to talk about the influences that lead to his unique sound, and some of the ways he paid his dues coming up in the world of hip-hop production. They also discuss his new album, 32 Levels, and how he developed his relationship with rapper Lil' B. The two of them have long been collaborators, including on the new album, but didn't really get to know each other until making of the new record. Clams Casino's new album is called 32 Levels. Jesse checks in on the classic movie you should see before going swimming this summer.


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Mary Roach & William Bell

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 22:47:51 -0400

Though she didn't earn a degree in the sciences, author Mary Roach has a knack for writing about them with insight and wit. Whether she's describing what happens to the body after death or the many aspects of human sexuality, Roach makes her topics accessible and fun. Roach has authored half a dozen books including: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife and Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, as well as articles for magazines including Vogue, GQ, and National Geographic. Mary Roach sat down with Jesse about whether shark repellant actually exists, life on submarines and how leaches inspired her to write a book on military science, Grunt. William Bell is a soul singer and songwriter whose distinctive sound is forever associated with the legendary Stax Records. Along with with performers like Otis Redding, Sam and Duke, Isaac Hayes and the Staple Singers, Bell helped create music that continues to entertain and inspire. He is famous for his hit songs including You Don't Miss Your Water, Private Number, A Tribute to the King and Everybody Loves a Winner. He also co-wrote the classic song, Born Under a Bad Sign which was originally performed by Albert King and later covered by Jimi Hendrix, Etta James, Cream and even Homer Simpson. William Bell joined Jesse to talk about what it was like beginning his musical career while still a teenager, how he returned to his career after being drafted and his new album out on Stax Records, This is Where I Live. Jesse shares why Tanya Tucker's voice and classic song, What's Your Mama's Name manages to move him every time he hears it.


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Lisa Hanawalt & Wyatt Cenac

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:08:28 -0400

Jesse Thorn sits down with comic book author and the designer of Netflix's Bojack Horseman, Lisa Hanawalt. He also talks to comic Wyatt Cenac about his upcoming stand up series, Night Train.


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Rachel Bloom & Esperanza Spalding

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 21:18:21 -0400

This week Jesse interviews Rachel Bloom,the star and co-creator the CW show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Also, Esperanza Spalding tells us about the song that changed her life.


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John C. Reilly & Shamir

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:44:19 -0400

[r] Jesse Thorn talks with John C. Reilly about Reilly's open-hearted and blustery comic creation, Dr. Steve Brule. Reilly shares stories from the summer of fun he had working on the movie Boogie Nights, and outlines the duties of an actor. Check it Out with Dr Steve Brule is currently airing on Adult Swim. Reilly's new movie The Lobster is in theatres now. Later, Las Vegas born singer-songwriter Shamir joins us to explain how he constructed a remarkable creative identity in a city known for producing more entertainers than artist; how his love for country music inspired him, and how his mother's proclivity for earth magic isn't quite his thing. Shamir's latest album is called Ratchet. Plus Jesse recommends Steven Soderbergh's The Limey, a revenge movie that's really about the way we all fight with our own past.


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Rashida Jones, Ramiro Gomez & Lawrence Weschler

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:04:46 -0400

Jesse Thorn talks to Rashida Jones, from Parks and Recreation, The Office and Angie Tribeca - which just returned for its second season. Later Lawrence Weschler and Ramiro Gomez stop by the Bullseye studio to discuss their new art book, Domestic Scenes: The Art of Ramiro Gomez. Plus Jesse explores the fun, artistry and dark irony of the of the classic noir film, The Third Man starring Orson Welles and Joseph Cotton.


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/481047760/npr_481047760.mp3?orgId=1&d=3828&p=510309&story=481047760&t=podcast&e=481047760&ft=pod&f=510309




Joe Bataan & Ali Wong

Mon, 30 May 2016 13:47:14 -0400

Jesse Thorn talks to comedian and Fresh Off the Boat writer Ali Wong, who recorded her new comedy special Baby Cobra, while seven and a half months pregnant. He also sits down with Boogaloo legend Joe Bataan to talk about breaking into the music industry, why he dropped out of it for a while and how he came back with a performance on one of the very first rap songs, back in 1979. Joe Bataan is one of the subjects of a new documentary, We Like it Like That: The Story of Latin Boogaloo. Plus Jesse highlights an artist with one of the sweetest voices and some of the most beautiful melodies in music right now - Chance the Rapper.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/480044156/npr_480044156.mp3?orgId=1&d=4268&p=510309&story=480044156&t=podcast&e=480044156&ft=pod&f=510309




DJ Quik

Tue, 24 May 2016 00:49:51 -0400

[r] Jesse Thorn talks to DJ Quik - one of the most prolific figures in West Coast hip hop. They'll talk about why a leaked record and a couple of guns made Quik realize he needed a new circle of friends, why he never wants to stop making pretty beats for his records and his inspiration for his awesome, awesome hairstyles over the years. Plus comedy from Michael Ian Black and Jesse explains his love for the airplane gadget catalogue parody, SkyMaul.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/479263836/npr_479263836.mp3?orgId=1&d=3487&p=510309&story=479263836&t=podcast&e=479263836&ft=pod&f=510309




Maria Bamford & Wanda Sykes

Mon, 16 May 2016 20:11:48 -0400

Maria Bamford sits down with Jesse to talk about her own experiences as a patient of various Los Angeles mental health facilities, finding love and marriage and how wanting to work less proved to be a good career move. Her new show, Lady Dynamite will be available for streaming on Netflix from May 20th. You can find out more about her upcoming tour dates by visiting her website at mariabamford.com. Later, Wanda Sykes joined Jesse to talk about transitioning from a career with the NSA to stand-up comedy, coming out "accidentally" during a rally against California's Proposition 8 and why she believes that Bob Hope could have been the perfect super spy. Wanda Sykes is beginning her tour this month, which includes recording dates for her next comedy special. Find out more by visiting her website at wandasykes.com. In his Outshot Jesse talks about his affinity for the music of Black Moth Super Rainbow - an experimental band that declined a request to appear on Bullseye to promote their 2009 album, Eating Us.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/478306498/npr_478306498.mp3?orgId=1&d=4577&p=510309&story=478306498&t=podcast&e=478306498&ft=pod&f=510309




Margaret Cho & Whit Stillman

Mon, 09 May 2016 21:54:37 -0400

Margaret Cho sits down with Jesse to talk about beginning her career during the 90s comedy boom in San Francisco, growing up in a Korean immigrant family, and how the community around her family's gay bookstore continues to touch and inspire her life. Margaret Cho's new album American Myth is now available on iTunes and on her website, MargaretCho.com. She's also out on tour this May and June. Later, Whit Stillman joins Jesse to talk about his love for Jane Austen, the importance of language in his films and how the comedy of Will Ferrell infiltrated his new period piece. Whit Stillman's new film Love and Friendship is in theaters this week. A Criterion collection of his first three films (Metropolitan, Barcelona and The Last Days of Disco) are now available in special box set edition. For his Outshot, Jesse sings the praises of a basketball scrapper who may not get all the fame, but is no less deserving of the glory – Draymond Green.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/477432281/npr_477432281.mp3?orgId=1&d=4423&p=510309&story=477432281&t=podcast&e=477432281&ft=pod&f=510309




Geena Davis & Louis CK

Mon, 02 May 2016 19:34:16 -0400

Jesse Thorn talks with GeenaDavis about her acting career, The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and how taking up archery changed her life. Plus multiple Emmy Award-winning comedian, Louis CK discusses self-funding anddistributing his new show, Horace and Pete.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/476530327/npr_476530327.mp3?orgId=1&d=5206&p=510309&story=476530327&t=podcast&e=476530327&ft=pod&f=510309




Mike Judge & Sharon Horgan

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 05:30:00 -0400

Jesse Thorn talks to Mike Judge, the comedy writer behind shows like Beavis and Butthead, Office Space, King of the Hill and Silicon Valley. Later he speaks with Sharon Horgan, whose show Catastrophe just returned for its second season.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/475728901/npr_475728901.mp3?orgId=1&d=4521&p=510309&story=475728901&t=podcast&e=475728901&ft=pod&f=510309




Nick Hornby & Luis Guzmán

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:30:00 -0400

Author and screenwriter Nick Hornby made his name with books like High Fidelity and About A Boy. His latest novel, Funny Girl is about a British actress starring in a 1960s sitcom. Hornby talks with Jesse about old TV comedy, personal ambition and sitting on a couch next to Adam Sandler. Later, character actor Luis Guzmán tells about the role that changed his life, Pachanga in Carlito's Way. Plus Jesse enthuses about the 1995 film noir, Devil in a Blue Dress, explaining why it's so important that Easy Rawlins is "buying in".


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/474791622/npr_474791622.mp3?orgId=1&d=3454&p=510309&story=474791622&t=podcast&e=474791622&ft=pod&f=510309




Ellie Kemper & Glen Weldon

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 05:30:00 -0400

Jesse Thorn talks to Ellie Kemper, star of Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and discusses Batman with Pop Culture Happy Hour's Glen Weldon. Plus, Jesse on how A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg has reverberated through his life.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/473916002/npr_473916002.mp3?orgId=1&d=3470&p=510309&story=473916002&t=podcast&e=473916002&ft=pod&f=510309




Thao Nguyen & Lance Bangs

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:30:00 -0400

Jesse Thorn talks to musician Thao Nguyen from the band Thao and the Get Down Stay Down and to the filmmaker Lance Bangs. Plus Jesse thinks it's time you gave the band Black Sabbath another listen.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/473067922/npr_473067922.mp3?orgId=1&d=4533&p=510309&story=473067922&t=podcast&e=473067922&ft=pod&f=510309




Bob Odenkirk & Rickey Vincent

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:30:00 -0400

[r] Jesse Thorn talks to the comedian, writer, director and actor, Bob Odenkirk, plus the historian, author and DJ Rickey Vincent tells us why Parliament's Mothership Connection ended an era - and then started a new one.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/472234530/npr_472234530.mp3?orgId=1&d=3456&p=510309&story=472234530&t=podcast&e=472234530&ft=pod&f=510309




Dick Van Dyke

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:31:00 -0400

Jesse Thorn talks to Dick Van Dyke, legendary star of stage and screen, memoirist and now bodybuilder. Plus pop culture critic and writer Margaret Wappler argues that Bjork's album Post deserves a place in the popular canon.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/471391166/npr_471391166.mp3?orgId=1&d=3457&p=510309&story=471391166&t=podcast&e=471391166&ft=pod&f=510309




Zach Galifianakis & Michael K. Williams

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 05:30:00 -0400

Jesse Thorn talks to comedian and actor Zach Galifianakis about his new TV show Baskets, and to Michael K. Williams from Boardwalk Empire and The Wire and who can currently be seen in the new show, Hap and Leonard. Plus Jesse remembers the poignancy of rapper Poetic's examination of his own mortality.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/470489779/npr_470489779.mp3?orgId=1&d=5223&p=510309&story=470489779&t=podcast&e=470489779&ft=pod&f=510309




Ricky Jay & Bruce Boyer

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 05:30:00 -0500

Jesse Thorn talks to the magician, sleight-of-hand artist and historian Ricky Jay, about his new book Matthias Buchinger: The Greatest German Living. Later he sits down with the menswear writer G. Bruce Boyer. Boyer's new book is True Style: The History and Principles of Classic Menswear. Plus comedy from Brandie Posey's new album, Opinion Cave and Jesse shares what he loved about the movie Attack the Block.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/469610741/npr_469610741.mp3?orgId=1&d=4126&p=510309&story=469610741&t=podcast&e=469610741&ft=pod&f=510309




Gillian Jacobs & Jonathan Gold

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 05:30:00 -0500

[r] Jesse Thorn talks to Gillian Jacobs about her time starring in Community and to the restaurant critic, Jonathan Gold.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/468676763/npr_468676763.mp3?orgId=1&d=3467&p=510309&story=468676763&t=podcast&e=468676763&ft=pod&f=510309




Jason Sudeikis, Paul F. Tompkins & Sarah Vowell

Tue, 23 Feb 2016 05:30:00 -0500

Jesse Thorn talks to actor Jason Sudeikis and comedian Paul F Tompkins. Plus Sarah Vowell shares the piece of work she wishes she'd made and Jesse talks about a twenty year old SNL sketch that changed his life.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/467773103/npr_467773103.mp3?orgId=1&d=4575&p=510309&story=467773103&t=podcast&e=467773103&ft=pod&f=510309




Dwayne Kennedy & Noel Fielding

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 05:30:00 -0500

Jesse Thorn talks to comedians' comedian, Dwayne Kennedy and our producer Julia Smith sits down with acclaimed British comic Noel Fielding. Plus Jesse considers the unwarranted backlash to Beyonce's new song and video, Formation.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/466937794/npr_466937794.mp3?orgId=1&d=3517&p=510309&story=466937794&t=podcast&e=466937794&ft=pod&f=510309




Todd Glass & Raffi

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 05:30:00 -0500

[r] Jesse Thorn talks to comedian Todd Glass, about his memoir The Todd Glass Situation and with the beloved children's performer, Raffi. Plus author Ariel Schrag talks about the novel, September Girls and Jesse remembers the album of songs that Van Morrison made out of spite.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/466163672/npr_466163672.mp3?orgId=1&d=3427&p=510309&story=466163672&t=podcast&e=466163672&ft=pod&f=510309




Ray Suarez & Dan Deacon

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 05:30:00 -0500

Jesse Thorn talks to journalist, Ray Suarez and musician Dan Deacon, plus stand-up comedy from Phoebe Robinson. This episode was recorded in front of a live audience in NPR's Studio One in Washington DC.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/465247729/npr_465247729.mp3?orgId=1&d=4114&p=510309&story=465247729&t=podcast&e=465247729&ft=pod&f=510309




Roger Angell & Aya Cash

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 05:30:00 -0500

Jesse talks to Aya Cash from the TV comedy show You're the Worst and to New Yorker writer and editor, Roger Angell.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/464404510/npr_464404510.mp3?orgId=1&d=4395&p=510309&story=464404510&t=podcast&e=464404510&ft=pod&f=510309




Joel Hodgson & Dr Robert Hicks

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 05:30:00 -0500

Jesse sits down with creator of Mystery Science Theatre 3000, Joel Hodgson and is experimented upon by director of Philadelphia's Mütter Museum, Dr Robert Hicks. Plus stand-up from Hari Kondabolu and music from Spraynard. This show was recorded in front of a live audience at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/463554845/npr_463554845.mp3?orgId=1&d=3831&p=510309&story=463554845&t=podcast&e=463554845&ft=pod&f=510309




Kaitlin Olson & Jeff Chang

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 05:30:00 -0500

Kaitlin Olson plays Sweet Dee on It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. She'll talk about morally broken comedy characters and whether it's a good idea to fall in love with the creator of your TV show. Later Jesse talks to Jeff Chang. About 10 years ago he wrote Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation. It won the American Book Award in 2005. His new book is called Who We Be: The Colorization of America. In some ways, it's a follow up to the last one. It's about how art in America shapes, and is shaped by, race. Plus, Jesse tells you about one real-life superhero who he finds astonishing: Andre the Giant.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/462757226/npr_462757226.mp3?orgId=1&d=3471&p=510309&story=462757226&t=podcast&e=462757226&ft=pod&f=510309







Best Comedy of 2015 Special

Tue, 29 Dec 2015 05:30:00 -0500

Our selection of the greatest comedy albums from the last year with stand-up from veterans, newcomers and even a set recorded live in the woods at MaxFunCon. Featuring: Kyle Kinane, Emily Heller, Ron Funches, Sara Schaefer, Hampton Yount, Karen Kilgariff and Drennon Davis, Mike O'Brien (with Jason Sudeikis and Bill Hader), Eddie Pepitone, Sheng Wang, Guy Branum, Aziz Ansari, Eugene Mirman, Eliza Skinner, Matt Braunger, Wayne Federman and Beth Stelling.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/461358253/npr_461358253.mp3?orgId=1&d=4428&p=510309&story=461358253&t=podcast&e=461358253&ft=pod&f=510309




Barney Frank & Mission of Burma

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 05:30:00 -0500

Former congressman Barney Frank and punk band, Mission of Burma, plus comedy from Lamont Price. Recorded in front of a live audience at Oberon in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/460660404/npr_460660404.mp3?orgId=1&d=4339&p=510309&story=460660404&t=podcast&e=460660404&ft=pod&f=510309







David Cross, Tavi Gevinson & Pharoahe Monch

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 05:30:00 -0500

Interviews with David Cross of Mr. Show and W/Bob & David and Tavi Gevinson of Rookie Magazine, plus comedy from Aparna Nancherla and music from Pharoahe Monch and DJ Boogie Blind. This show was recorded at The Bell House in Brooklyn, New York.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/458891190/npr_458891190.mp3?orgId=1&d=4189&p=510309&story=458891190&t=podcast&e=458891190&ft=pod&f=510309







Live with William H. Macy, Brian Huskey & Matt Walsh

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:30:00 -0500

Jesse Thorn talks to William H Macy, Brian Huskey and Matt Walsh, plus comedy from Baron Vaughn and music from Chicano Batman. Recorded live at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/457208186/npr_457208186.mp3?orgId=1&d=4538&p=510309&story=457208186&t=podcast&e=457208186&ft=pod&f=510309




Allison Janney & Ishmael Butler

Tue, 17 Nov 2015 05:30:00 -0500

[r] Actor Allison Janney and musician Ishmael Butler of Digable Planets and Shabazz Palaces join Jesse Thorn to talk about their work. Plus director Michel Gondry on the song that changed his life.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/456322050/npr_456322050.mp3?orgId=1&d=3454&p=510309&story=456322050&t=podcast&e=456322050&ft=pod&f=510309




Ethan Hawke & Michaela Watkins

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 05:30:00 -0500

Jesse sits down with the actor and novelist Ethan Hawke to talk about playing a divorced dad on-screen, and being one in real life. Hawke's experiences with parenting inspired his new book Rules For a Knight. Then Jesse talks with actress Michaela Watkins about relationships and her new show, Casual. Plus, Jesse describes how Rakim came in and changed the MC game for good.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/455436271/npr_455436271.mp3?orgId=1&d=4475&p=510309&story=455436271&t=podcast&e=455436271&ft=pod&f=510309




Margaret Atwood and Matt Braunger

Tue, 03 Nov 2015 05:30:00 -0500

Comedian Matt Braunger sits down with Jesse Thorn to talk about class clowning as a kid, why it's important to try and fail and... his teenage rap career. Plus, Guy Branum interviews Canadian author Margaret Atwood about sex in novels, her childhood growing up in the woods of Quebec, and her favorite Shakespeare. Lastly, Jesse talks about when "Two Sevens Clash" - an apocalyptic album out of Jamaica.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/454196738/npr_454196738.mp3?orgId=1&d=3510&p=510309&story=454196738&t=podcast&e=454196738&ft=pod&f=510309




Elvis Costello & Elizabeth Banks

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Singer/songwriter Elvis Costello shares his musical influences, which include his father, an accomplished singer and performer. Plus Elizabeth Banks talks about deciding to work on the biopic Love and Mercy, about Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/452178912/npr_452178912.mp3?orgId=1&d=3850&p=510309&story=452178912&t=podcast&e=452178912&ft=pod&f=510309




Brad Bird & Ernie Isley

Mon, 19 Oct 2015 22:21:26 -0400

Jesse Thorn talks to director of The Iron Giant and The Incredibles, Brad Bird, and to Ernie Isley of the Isley Brothers.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/450114908/npr_450114908.mp3?orgId=1&d=4174&p=510309&story=450114908&t=podcast&e=450114908&ft=pod&f=510309




Tig Notaro & John Darnielle

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 05:30:00 -0400

[r] Jesse Thorn talks to comedian, Tig Notaro about the worst few months of her life and how stand up helped her get through them. Later he sits down with musician and author John Darnielle, to talk about his band the Mountain Goats and new novel, Wolf in White Van.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/448228006/npr_448228006.mp3?orgId=1&d=3836&p=510309&story=448228006&t=podcast&e=448228006&ft=pod&f=510309




Constance Wu & Ron Nyswaner

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Guest host Guy Branum talks to Constance Wu from Fresh Off the Boat and to the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter behind Philadelphia and the new movie Freeheld, Ron Nyswaner.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/446239222/npr_446239222.mp3?orgId=1&d=4018&p=510309&story=446239222&t=podcast&e=446239222&ft=pod&f=510309




Russell Simmons & Carl Wilson

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 05:30:00 -0400

[r] Jesse Thorn talks to co-founder of Def Jam Records, Russell Simmons about the early days of hip-hop and discovering meditation. He also sits down with music journalist Carl Wilson to talk about why Celine Dion is one of the most loved and also most disparaged musicians of our time.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/444402637/npr_444402637.mp3?orgId=1&d=3534&p=510309&story=444402637&t=podcast&e=444402637&ft=pod&f=510309




Bill Withers & Joe Randazzo

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Jesse Thorn talks to the singer/songwriter Bill Withers, of Lean on Me and Just the Two of Us fame, about making it in the music business and then retiring from performance. Plus comedy writer Joe Randazzo shares his secrets to an "unpredictable career in comedy" as outlined in his new book Funny On Purpose, and Jesse explains why his great American hero is one of the kid spellers from the 2002 documentary, Spellbound.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/442445282/npr_442445282.mp3?orgId=1&d=4240&p=510309&story=442445282&t=podcast&e=442445282&ft=pod&f=510309




Jesse Eisenberg & Brian Regan

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Jesse talks to Academy Award-nominated actor and now also short fiction writer, Jesse Eisenberg about acting and writing. Eisenberg also reveals his insecurities as an artist. Plus, stand up comedian Brian Regan talks about the process of honing jokes and musician Sara Watkins shares a song that will make you feel ferocious.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/440480617/npr_440480617.mp3?orgId=1&d=4226&p=510309&story=440480617&t=podcast&e=440480617&ft=pod&f=510309




Andy Daly & Jean Grae

Tue, 08 Sep 2015 05:30:00 -0400

[r] Jesse talks to comedian Andy Daly about his Comedy Central show Review and to rapper Jean Grae. Plus the greatest bootleg tape of all time - and it's not music.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510309/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/BULLSEYE_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510309/438495103/npr_438495103.mp3?orgId=1&d=3585&p=510309&story=438495103&t=podcast&e=438495103&ft=pod&f=510309




Chiwetel Ejiofor & Allison Jones

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Star of 12 Years a Slave and the new movie Z for Zachiarah, Chiwetel Ejiofor talks to Jesse about dealing with creative ambition and getting into a Jiu Jitsu ring with David Mamet. Later, casting director Allison Jones talks about finding talented new actors and pushing to get them on screen. Plus Jesse considers what jump blues singer Jimmy Witherspoon can add to the discussion around race in America.


Media Files:
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Jemaine Clement & Jonathan Ames

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Jemaine Clement from Flight of the Conchords joins Jesse Thorn to talk about his new movie People Places Things and why he’s still trying to make it on TV in his home country, New Zealand. Plus writer Jonathan Ames stops by to discuss his new TV show, Blunt Talk, starring Sir Patrick Stewart.(image)


Media Files:
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'Playing House' Creators & Hari Kondabolu

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:30:00 -0400

[r] Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham, creators of the TV show Playing House, talk about their real-life friendship and the marathon improv sessions that produce the show's jokes. Plus comedian Hari Kondablou on how he fits into the "alternative" comedy scene and on graciously accepting his audience's suggestions for jokes.



'Playing House' Creators & Hari Kondabolu

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:30:00 -0400

[r] Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham, creators of the TV show Playing House, talk about  their real-life friendship and the marathon improv sessions that produce the show's jokes. Plus comedian Hari Kondablou on how he fits into the "alternative" comedy scene and on graciously accepting his audience's suggestions for jokes.(image)


Media Files:
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Keegan-Michael Key & Tituss Burgess

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Keegan-Michael Key pulls the curtain back on writing and performing for Key & Peele. Then, Tituss Burgess from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt tells about growing up in Georgia and why Titus Andromedon is such a special character on TV (he'll also talk about the show's breakout hit, Peeno Noir).



Keegan-Michael Key & Tituss Burgess

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Keegan-Michael Key pulls the curtain back on writing and performing for Key & Peele. Then, Tituss Burgess from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt tells about growing up in Georgia and why Titus Andromedon is such a special character on TV (he'll also talk about the show's breakout hit, Peeno Noir). (image)


Media Files:
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Wet Hot American Summer's David Wain & Michael Showalter

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Comedians David Wain and Michael Showalter join Jesse to talk about their new series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp. Plus 30 Rock's Toofer, Keith Powell on the 1976 satire Network and Jesse recommends the new season of Andy Daly's comedy show, Review.



Wet Hot American Summer's David Wain & Michael Showalter

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Comedians David Wain and Michael Showalter join Jesse to talk about their new series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp. Plus 30 Rock’s Toofer, Keith Powell on the 1976 satire Network and Jesse recommends the new season of Andy Daly’s comedy show, Review.(image)


Media Files:
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What Happened, Miss Simone? & Oliver Wang

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Director Liz Garbus joins Jesse to talk about her new Nina Simone documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone? Later Oliver Wang talks to Jesse about his new book: Legions Of Boom: Filipino American Mobile DJ Crews in the San Francisco Bay Area.



What Happened, Miss Simone? & Oliver Wang

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Director Liz Garbus joins Jesse to talk about her new Nina Simone documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone? Later Oliver Wang talks to Jesse about his new book: Legions Of Boom: Filipino American Mobile DJ Crews in the San Francisco Bay Area.(image)


Media Files:
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Shamir & Pete Rock

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Jesse talks to singer-songwriter Shamir about high school, musical genres and his new album Ratchet, plus hip-hop producer Pete Rock discusses his best loved collaborations and how he breathes new life into classic records by sampling.



Shamir & Pete Rock

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Jesse talks to singer-songwriter Shamir about high school, musical genres and his new album Ratchet, plus hip-hop producer Pete Rock discusses his best loved collaborations and how he breathes new life into classic records by sampling.(image)


Media Files:
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Judy Greer & Ishmael Butler

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:30:00 -0400

[r] Actress Judy Greer joins Jesse Thorn to talk about her roles in Archer and Arrested Development. Her book I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star charts life as a talented and prolific performer who's figured out you get to be funnier playing the best friend than the lead. Greer co-stars in the FX series Married, which returns for its second season this week. Later Jesse sits down with musician Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces and Digable Planets, plus he'll explain the genius of Orson Welles' Touch of Evil.



Judy Greer & Ishmael Butler

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:30:00 -0400

[r] Actress Judy Greer joins Jesse Thorn to talk about her roles in Archer and Arrested Development. Her book I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star charts life as a talented and prolific performer who’s figured out you get to be funnier playing the best friend than the lead. Greer co-stars in the FX series Married, which returns for its second season this week. Later Jesse sits down with musician Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces and Digable Planets, plus he’ll explain the genius of Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil.(image)


Media Files:
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Penelope Spheeris & Bhi Bhiman

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Jesse talks to movie director, Penelope Spheeris. She directed Wayne's World, but before that was best known for her music documentary series, The Decline of Western Civilization. Jesse also sits down with singer-songwriter Bhi Bhiman.



Penelope Spheeris & Bhi Bhiman

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Jesse talks to movie director, Penelope Spheeris. She directed Wayne's World, but before that was best known for her music documentary series, The Decline of Western Civilization. Jesse also sits down with singer-songwriter Bhi Bhiman.(image)


Media Files:
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Alan Rickman & Sacha Jenkins

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Alan Rickman joins Jesse to talk about his new movie A Little Chaos… and also about Die Hard, Galaxy Quest and Harry Potter. Jesse also talks with Sacha Jenkins about his new documentary all about hip hop fashion, Fresh Dressed. MaximumFun.org.(image)


Media Files:
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Chris Gethard & Lawrence Weschler

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:30:00 -0400

[r] Jesse Thorn talks to comedian Chris Gethard about transferring his anarchic stage show to television and to the writer Lawrence Weschler about non-fiction and “the narrative”. Plus Karriem Riggins on the song that changed his life and Jesse’s take on the Bill Murray movie, Quick Change.(image)


Media Files:
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Jen Kirkman & Bryce Dessner

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Comedian Jen Kirkman talks to Jesse Thorn about the evolution of her act (and on-stage wardrobe) and about her new stand-up special, I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine). Plus The National's guitarist Bryce Dessner talks about the day he became an artist and Jesse explains the brilliance of the 20th Century photographer whose talent was not telling you the whole story.(image)


Media Files:
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Baron Davis & Paul Dano

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Jesse Thorn talks to superstar basketball player-turned-filmmaker Baron Davis about his documentary The Drew: No Excuse Just Produce. He also sits down with the star of the new Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy, actor Paul Dano.(image)


Media Files:
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[r] Caroll Spinney, Dave LaMattina & Vince Staples

Tue, 26 May 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Jesse Thorn meets the subject and director of the new documentary I Am Big Bird, Carol Spinney and Dave LaMattina. Later he sits down with rapper Vince Staples to discuss the Southern California communities Staples grew up in and why, unlike some rappers, he doesn’t think street life is anything to brag about.(image)


Media Files:
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[r] Big Boi & Catherine O'Hara

Tue, 19 May 2015 05:30:00 -0400

[r] Actress Catherine O’Hara talks about her start with the Second City’s SCTV, blockbuster success with Beetlejuice and Home Alone, and her perfect encapsulation of comic absurdity in Christopher Guest films like Waiting for Guffman and A Mighty Wind. But first, Jesse talks to Big Boi -- one half of OutKast. The hip hop duo swung back and forth across the spectrum of popular music -- zigging with cult favorites like “ATliens” and zagging with top 40 hits like “The Way You Move”. Plus, Jesse talks about the magical thing that a man built inside his rented garage.(image)


Media Files:
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Sam Elliott & Kay Cannon

Tue, 12 May 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Guest host Erin Gibson sits down with veteran character actor Sam Elliott to hear about his new movie I'll See You In My Dreams. Plus Jesse Thorn talks with former 30 Rock writer Kay Cannon about her film Pitch Perfect 2.(image)


Media Files:
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James Burrows & Future Islands

Tue, 05 May 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Jesse sits down with Emmy-winning sitcom guru James Burrows, who co-created Cheers and has directed a whole heap of pilots for hugely successful sitcoms including Taxi, Friends, Will & Grace and The Big Bang Theory. He'll talk about working with Andy Kaufman (and Andy's alter-ego Tony Clifton) and the distinct challenges of directing sitcoms. Later, Samuel Herring of synth-pop band Future Islands shares the song that changed his life and Jesse pays tribute to the revolutionary afrobeat of Fela Kuti.(image)


Media Files:
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Kumail Nanjiani & Willie Colón

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:30:00 -0400

[r] Jesse Thorn talks to stand-up comedian, Kumail Nanjiani about moving to the US from Pakistan and working on HBO’s Silicon Valley. Later he explores salsa with the influential Nuyorican bandleader Willie Colón and argues that Michael Palin’s travel shows are a rare, positive hangover of British colonialism.(image)


Media Files:
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Paul Feig & Combat Jack

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Jesse Thorn sits down with writer and director Paul Feig. Feig discusses his new TV show Other Space and explains why he was drawn to reboot Ghostbusters with an all-female squad. Jesse also talks to Reggie Osse, AKA Combat Jack. For years, Osse worked as a music industry lawyer, he now hosts the Combat Jack Show - one of the biggest podcasts in the Hip Hop world. Plus Jesse describes the menace and irresistible abandon of Rick James in his OutShot.(image)


Media Files:
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Jon Ronson

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Jesse Thorn sits down with Jon Ronson to talk about social media shaming and whether it can be a force for good. Plus Peter Guralnick shares the blues album that electrified him as a teenager and Jesse talks about a show where an awful date is literally the worst thing in the world.(image)


Media Files:
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Tom Scharpling & Andy Summers

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Jesse Thorn talks with Tom Scharpling about taking his cult comedy radio show, The Best Show, from its home on the airwaves, to a new home on the internet. Then later we speak to the guitarist from The Police, Andy Summers. Plus, new comedy from Sara Schaefer, and the inside scoop on one of the folks who helped make Conan O'Brien's show the weird and wonderful thing it is today.(image)


Media Files:
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George Clinton & Christian Acker

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:30:00 -0400

[r] Jesse Thorn talks to George Clinton, the 73-year-old mastermind of P-Funk. Clinton paid his dues in the mainstream - singing doo wop and writing for Motown. Then, with Parliament Funkadelic he developed a look and a sound that was like nothing else before it. Later Jesse hears from Christian Acker about the tags you see on walls, park benches and trash cans everywhere. Acker says tagging is one of the last forms of highly practiced penmanship. So that’s what he focuses on in his book, Flip the Script. Plus we’ll go into the woods with comedian Chris Fairbanks. And Jesse will play a song that’ll remind you what it feels like to be a teenager.(image)


Media Files:
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Lynda Barry & Tom Arnold

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Jesse Thorn sits down with writer and cartoonist, Lynda Barry. She’s currently working as Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Creativity at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He’ll also talk to to the veteran comic and actor Tom Arnold. Arnold will tell Thorn about working with Roseanne Barr, and how he's coped with the ups and downs of his career.(image)


Media Files:
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Patton Oswalt, 'Fresh Off the Boat' & Jemaine Clement

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Jesse Thorn talks to Patton Oswalt about the years he spent basically completely indoors. Later, he sits down with Randall Park and Nahnatchka Khan, the star and showrunner, respectively, of the new sitcom Fresh Off the Boat. Plus, Jemaine Clement reveals the song that changed his life and Jesse tells about the disintegration of Sly and the Family stone and the perfect album they made along the way.(image)


Media Files:
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RuPaul & Terry Crews

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Jesse Thorn talks to the most famous drag queen in the world, RuPaul. They’ll talk about the time before RuPaul was RUPAUL and how growing up an outcast in San Diego, television was his main companion - and main inspiration. Later Terry Crews tells how he went from a stint in the NFL to a part on Brooklyn 99. Plus, MBMBaM's McElroy Brothers advise on arcade etiquette andLA Times book critic Carolyn Kellogg shares the memoir of a TV repairman who explored the notion of immortality. Oh, and Jesse names the greatest hip-hop album ever recorded. A bold claim? Yes. A true claim? Yes.(image)


Media Files:
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Nick Hornby & Luis Guzmán

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:30:00 -0500

Author and screenwriter Nick Hornby made his name with books like High Fidelity and About A Boy. His new novel, Funny Girl is about a British actress starring in a 1960s sitcom. Hornby talks with Jesse about old TV comedy, personal ambition and sitting on a couch next to Adam Sandler. Later, character actor Luis Guzmán tells about the role that changed his life, Pachanga in Carlito’s Way. Plus Jesse enthuses about the 1995 film noir, Devil in a Blue Dress, explaining why it’s so important that Easy Rawlins is “buying in”.(image)


Media Files:
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