Bullseye with Jesse Thorn (formerly known as The Sound of Young America) is a public radio show about things that are awesome. Each week on the show, host Jesse Thorn, “America’s Radio Sweetheart,” brings you in-depth discussions with personalities from the world of entertainment & the arts. Think of it like Conan O’Brien on public radio, or Fresh Air, but more fun.
The program is carried on public radio stations around the country, and was the first public radio program west of the Mississippi to podcast. It has received plaudits from publications like Time Magazine (which called it “Pick of the Podcasts”) and Salon.com (which wrote “If you’ve never heard The Sound of Young America, then The Sound of Young America is the greatest radio show you’ve never heard.”). It also was honored by the iTunes editorial staff as a “classic” Best of iTunes selection. Since July of 2007, the show has been distributed by Public Radio International.
Joining Jesse for this live taping at the festival are stand-up comics Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) and Erin Foley (Conan); San Francisco Chronicle pop culture critic Peter Hartlaub; host of the public radio show 99% Invisible Roman Mars; and Boots Riley, MC and member of the hip hop group The Coup.
Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
Saturday, January 26th, 4pm, Punch Line Comedy Club