100 episodes

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.)

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn NPR

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 1.9K Ratings

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.)

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.9K Ratings
1.9K Ratings
Chatty Gato ,

The perfect balance.....

.....Jesse is such a good interviewer, balances out intelligent and interesting questions with a bit a fan boy, but not too much. Really interesting interviewees - always a good use of time - I feel informed and entertained every episode. I listen to a lot of podcasts, and this is the top of my list.

Wanderthere ,

Great host, great guests

Jesse has a wonderful way of going down rabbit holes different from other interviewers with guests who might be on the talk show circuit, or someone whom he just knows locally whom he thinks the rest of us should know about. He has infectious laughter and doesn’t maintain some false fourth wall between him, his interviewee, and the audience.

My only criticism is that they have changed and shortened the format in 2019, and I can’t say that I’m a fan. I liked the pacing of the longer shows and while I understand his explanation for eliminating The Outshot, I miss it. There really are some gems.

Granted, I have years and years of old shows I can always go back to....

Egad Gadzooks ,

Wonderful Insight

I heartily recommend that you listen to and/or subscribe to this here podcast. Jesse conducts interviews brilliantly with fascinating people. I’ve just learned so much about Tim Blake Nelson, for example, who I previously only knew as Delmar and Buster Scruggs. And the Outshot is about Police Squad, so I need to get back to the show. Check it out, please.

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