Bullseye With Jesse Thorn
[r] Caroll Spinney, Dave LaMattina & Vince Staples05/26/15
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...
[r] Big Boi & Catherine O'Hara
[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....
Sam Elliott & Kay Cannon
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.
James Burrows & Future Islands
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...
Kumail Nanjiani & Willie Colón
[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...
Paul Feig & Combat Jack
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...
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...
Tom Scharpling & Andy Summers
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...
George Clinton & Christian Acker
[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...
Lynda Barry & Tom Arnold
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...
Patton Oswalt, 'Fresh Off the Boat' & Jemaine Clement
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...
RuPaul & Terry Crews
Jesse Thorn talks to the most famous drag queen in the world, RuPaul. Theyll 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...
Nick Hornby & Luis Guzmán
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...
BONUS EPISODE: Pop Rocket
Here's the latestepisode of our new sister podcast, Pop Rocket. A pop culture discussion show hosted by comedianGuy Branumwith digital strategistWynter Mitchell, academic and DJOliver Wangand journalistMargaret Wappler. This week, the spectacle, the...
The Pointer Sisters
[r] RB stars Ruth and Anita Pointer will talk about the records that inspired them and the country song that earned them a Grammy, but mostly, theyll have a lot of fun remembering all the great hits they had. We're so excited! 'Frozen' composer Bobby...
Spike Lee & the Creators of 'High Maintenance'
Jesse talks to acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee. Spike tells us about his new movie, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, how he really feels about Larry Bird and about his own very serious addiction.... to Air Jordans. Later Jesse sits down with Katja Blichfeld and...
Rene Russo & Dan Gilroy of 'Nightcrawler'
Writer/director Dan Gilroy and star Rene Russo of 'Nightcrawler' talk about exploring the seedy business of TV news, collaborating as a married couple, and working with Jake Gyllenhaal. Nightcrawler is nominated for an Academy Award for Best...
John Oliver & Larry Wilmore
[r] Two late night hosts and Daily Show alums! Jesse talks to John Oliver about why its sometimes weird to make jokes about American politics when youre a Brit and then with the new Nightly Show host Larry Wilmore about how being a Daily Show...
Kaitlin Olson & Jeff Chang
Kaitlin Olson plays Sweet Dee on Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Shell talk about morally broken comedy characters and whether its 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...
This weeks guest is the sleight-of-hand master Ricky Jay. He was one of the first guys performing magic at comedy and rock clubs in the 60s and is now one of the most renowned illusionists in the world. Jay is the subject of a new documentary. Its...
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