Bullseye With Jesse Thorn
George Clinton & Christian Acker03/31/15
[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...
‘Boyhood’ & the career of Richard Pryor
Richard Linklater and Ellar Coltrane talk to Jesse about the unique process of filming Boyhood over the course of 12 years. The movie just won Best Director and Best Motion Picture - Drama at the 2015 Golden Globes. Then, Joe and David Henry will talk...
H. Jon Benjamin and Jessica Walter
[r] Archer is back! To celebrate, we share Jesses interviews with voice actors Jessica Walter and H. Jon Benjamin. Walter shares a cold hard truth about Flipper. H. Jon Benjamin talks about his days recording Dr. Katz in a kitchen pantry. Plus, find...
Best Comedy of 2014 Special
Get ready for the funniest episode of Bullseye this year. We present selections from the best comedy albums of 2014. This special episode of the program includes chunks from Bob Odenkirk, Cameron Esposito, Patton Oswalt, Jim Gaffigan, Hannibal Buress,...
Nick Offerman and Dolly Parton
[r] Nick Offerman plays Ron Swanson on Parks Recreation. Swanson is one of the most beloved characters on TV known for his love of meat, his hatred of big government, and his healthy mustache. Then, Jesse interviews Dolly Parton about the sacrifices...
Holiday Special 2014
The Bullseye Holiday Special returns for 2014! Music expert Mitchell Kezin talks about his new documentary called Jingle Bell Rocks! It dives into the world of alternative and underground Christmas music. Bill Corbett (the veteran writer and performer...
Chris Rock and John Cleese
Two comedy giants this week. First, Jesse talks to Chris Rock about what it was like to become one of the worlds best stand-up comics in the 1990s. Rocks got a new movie out. Its called Top Five. Then, Jesse sits down with Monty Python member John...
Jesse sits down with a cult comedy icon to talk about why Mr. Show influenced an entire generation of new comedians. Bob Odenkirks new book of humor fiction is called A Load of Hooey. Hes also got a new stand-up comedy album out. Its called Amateur...
[r] Mavis Staples is one of the greatest singers of our time -- a gospel, soul, and RB vocalist known for her deep, rich voice. She began as the lead singer of The Staple Singers, a family gospel group formed by Pops Staples and several of his...
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