34 episodes

When you're the youngest of four kids in a single parent house you don't always get all of your needs met. That's why comedian, writer and over all inquisitor Jay Larson has so many unanswered interests. Jay uses a type writer because his grandfather did, who else does? Jay wants to be a classic rock vinyl guy but all that was ever played in his house was classical music. He loves old cars but can't even change oil let alone how many cylinders one has.

Each week Jay will explore his curiosities with two separate guests to help him better understand true Crime, Bird watching, Story Telling or surviving life in unusual living conditions. With 17 years as a stand up comedian, actor, writer and weird person who will talk to anyone Jay has acquired a vast range of friends. Which enables him to talk Vinyl records with Marc Maron, binoculars with House of Cards star Michael Kelly (Stamper), Storytelling with Ira Glass, Type Writers with a German ex-physis repairman, and many other random topics. While each topic acts as a thru line to each episode Larson digs deeper to explore how we are all connected to simple things in life.

The Thruline with Jay Larson Starburns Audio

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4, 267 Ratings

When you're the youngest of four kids in a single parent house you don't always get all of your needs met. That's why comedian, writer and over all inquisitor Jay Larson has so many unanswered interests. Jay uses a type writer because his grandfather did, who else does? Jay wants to be a classic rock vinyl guy but all that was ever played in his house was classical music. He loves old cars but can't even change oil let alone how many cylinders one has.

Each week Jay will explore his curiosities with two separate guests to help him better understand true Crime, Bird watching, Story Telling or surviving life in unusual living conditions. With 17 years as a stand up comedian, actor, writer and weird person who will talk to anyone Jay has acquired a vast range of friends. Which enables him to talk Vinyl records with Marc Maron, binoculars with House of Cards star Michael Kelly (Stamper), Storytelling with Ira Glass, Type Writers with a German ex-physis repairman, and many other random topics. While each topic acts as a thru line to each episode Larson digs deeper to explore how we are all connected to simple things in life.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
267 Ratings

267 Ratings

Stephen William Ruiz ,

It’s getting better

The first few episodes were weird. The format was very different. jay tried something no one else has before and I can’t hate for that. it’s not the crabfeast but it’s not supposed to be. A single guest 1on1 is much better than the first few episodes. Stop comparing what he does to what others do. It’s not a story telling podcast. It’s conversations, insight, and life

LoganR521 ,

Glad I waited to review!

At first, I didn’t think the Thru Line was for me. Coming from the Crabfeast, I loved both JJ and Sickle. After putting the Thru Line to the side to give Jay awhile to get it going, I’m extremely glad I came back. Jay’s family man and homey feeling is shining through like it did with Sickle, he’s just, if not more lovable than he was then. This is not punchline after punchline like the Crabfeast, but the vibe, while different, is equally entertaining and endearing. The Crabfeast was the Mind, the Honeydew is the soul, and the Thruline is the heart. Try it out! FTTL 💜💜💜 Love you JJ 😘😘😘

chux602 ,

Five stars

Jay is a genius comedian and one of the best comedic story tellers of our generation. Love that he took the hard route and trying to do something new with his podcast. You have more than proven yourself and your fans are with you for the long haul. Keep on killing it.

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