Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

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Maximum Fun, NPR

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn


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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.)

Critic Reviews

Score: 4.5

Talin Vartanian • Vurbl Jun 14, 2020

"The Bullseye with Jesse Thorn podcast dives into the mind of a creator and determines to assess the method to their madness. In essence, the podcast focuses on the art of interviewing, and the roster of celebrity guests doesn’t seem to end. So if you’re looking for an entertaining podcast with a smart and funny host, then this one might be on your “bullseye” radar for the future."

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Listener Reviews

Score: 5

Imran A. Mar 26, 2021

"[Riz Ahmed] This episode was a repeat from 2016, but relevant because Riz is the first Muslim to be nominated for the Best Actor at the Oscars. His thoughtfulness around South Asians in America vs. the UK is astute and smart. I really got it. Great interview."

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