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Best Jesse Thorn podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Jesse Thorn podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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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.)
 
What is the dumbest show you can imagine? This award-winning show may be dumber. It has no content. No format. Yet it's going on ten years of delighting hundreds of thousands of people. It's been an iTunes editors choice, and Rolling Stone picked it as one of the world's best comedy podcasts. It's light in the dark, comfort in the cold and a penguin in the pants (long story). Join hosts Jesse Thorn (NPR's Bullseye) and Jordan Morris (Comedy Central's @Midnight) and a celebrity guest on a rau ...
 
John Hodgman's Today in the Past podcast is now The Judge John Hodgman Podcast. Have your pressing issues decided by Famous Minor Television Personality John Hodgman, Certified Judge. If you'd like John Hodgman to solve your pressing issue, simply email it, along with your phone number, to hodgman@maximumfun.org. THAT IS ALL.
 
The Turnaround is a new series about our greatest living interviewers, hosted by Jesse Thorn and produced by Maximum Fun and The Columbia Journalism Review. Featuring conversations with prominent interviewers about their careers and their craft, the show is a perfect resource for a new generation of storytellers and journalists. You'll hear Jesse speak with Larry King, Terry Gross, Werner Herzog, Audie Cornish, and so many more!
 
Twice a month, host J. Keith van Straaten and co-host Helen Hong bring together the smartest celebrities they know and make them look dumb...and then smart again! Recorded before a live audience in downtown Los Angeles, this game show features comedians, actors and musicians answering arcane questions on topics they claim to be experts in. But don't worry, if they slip up, there are real experts on hand to give us the facts! If you're in the Los Angeles area and would like to be in the audie ...
 
The dark and brilliant sketch comedy of San Francisco's Kasper Hauser Comedy Group has dazzled audiences around the world, on stage and on Comedy Central. Hear audio comedy, watch videos, and read pages from the hilarious catalog parody "Skymaul: Happy Crap You Can Buy From A Plane," which has already been acclaimed by Patton Oswalt, George Saunders, Fred Willard and John Hodgman.
 
Tights and Fights is the podcast that covers pro-wrestling with the sincerity and hilarity that it deserves. Every week, hosts Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle make sense of the chaos that is the world of sports-entertainment. Whether it's the latest headlines, a cultural analysis of an old angle or a debate about which wrestler has the best merch, Tights and Fights will examine every corner of the squared-circle for your enjoyment.
 
Join host Adam Peacock as he talks to the lesser known characters from your favorite horror films. Each week is an all new, fully improvised journey into the unknown featuring friends and luminaries from the worlds of comedy, horror, and beyond. The A.V. Club calls My Neighbors Are Dead "Comedic Gold," Dread Central says it's "The Best Horror Podcast You’re Not Listening To," and Rue Morgue says the show is "Exactly the comedic palate cleanser we need heading into 2018."
 
Award-winning comedy panel show hosted by Danielle Ward, with team captains Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Michael Legge and amazing special guests. In it, two teams work out the right thing to do in strange scenarios and scary situations which range from the everyday to the weird and extreme. Don't feel you have to start at the beginning - we'd suggest you start with the most recent series then work backwards!
 
Football and feminism are both huge parts of our culture and everyday lives, but rarely have they been brought together and forced to get along.In this podcast, comedian and feminist activist Grace Campbell, and her father, that well-known guy from politics, Alastair Campbell, bring Grace’s obsession of feminism, and Alastair’s obsession of football together to create what they hope is a fun and thought provoking podcast.Each week they’ll be joined by people from varying industries to chat f ...
 
OMG Books brings you into the brains behind your favorite books. Covering fiction and non-fiction, we invite each author into an informal discussion of what makes them tick and what makes their stories talk to readers. Digging into the facts as much as the fiction, you’ll connect with each guest on a whole new level. Yes, each interview is packed with more juice and chutzpah than can safely be consumed in one sitting. And yet, we do it anyway. A new show will arrive each Tuesday bringing you ...
 
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Parks and Recreation's Jean-Ralphio! Star Wars' BB-8! And, now the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog! We're joined by Ben Schwartz. Ben's big break came in 2010 with a small recurring role on Parks and Recreation. Jean-Ralphio was a character who only showed up a few times a year – but he was one of the most memorable characters on the show. We'll chat a…
 
There are beacons of light in this bleak celeb news week so we'll start with the good stuff. Jenna Dewan's engaged! Salma Hayek has zero time for haters! Khloe Kardashian is doing A-ok a year after her ex Tristan hooked up with Jordyn Woods! Harry + Meghan officially have their royal escape plan in place! Then there's the uglier stuff. Hayden Panet…
 
This week’s episode was recorded LIVE in Washington D.C. at the Lincoln Theatre. First up, “Emergency You In Court.” Sarah files suit against her mother Susan. Susan is a volunteer EMT in a rural community. Sarah would like her mother to refrain from responding to emergency calls when Sarah is in town visiting. Susan feels a responsibility to respo…
 
Helen Zaltzman (The Allusionist podcast, Answer Me This! podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the stress of interacting with actors in character at theme parks, the ways in which Costco has changed since Jordan has been there last, and Helen's missed opportunity to find out about David Bowie's crank. Action Item: which "happiest plac…
 
Frankie Bridge is probably best known as a member of one of the UK's most successful girl bands of all time, The Saturdays. But, more recently, it's as a mental health advocate that she has been making headlines. Her new memoir, Open: Why asking for help can save your life, is a brave and unflinchingly honest attempt to destigmatise the conditions …
 
Paul PK Kingston sits down with Adam to talk about his introduction to horror and being a published author before we are introduced to a man from Arcane Publishing who has insight into the Sutter Cane incident from John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness. -- SHOW INFORMATION Twitter: @MyDeadNeighbors Instagram: @MyNeighborsAreDead Email: MyNeighbo…
 
Chicago, November 4, 2019 — At the American Writers Museum, cartoonists Chris Ware (center) and Ivan Brunetti (right) discuss Charles M. Schulz's immortal comic strip "Peanuts" and its legacy in American culture with Andrew Blauner (left), editor of the new Library of America anthology "The Peanuts Papers." (53:55)For complete details on "The Peanu…
 
The full group of wrassle friends is reunited! Hal, Danielle and Lindsey have tons of good wrestling to discuss after so long apart. Including Shayna Baszler taking a big bite out of Becky Lynch, AEW’s battle of the One-eyed Willies and new AEW women’s champion, Nyla Rose. But all that aside... we’ve also got to talk about the XFL! Which is apparen…
 
The Song That Changed My Life is a segment that gives us the chance to talk with some of our favorite artists about the music that made them who they are today. This time around, we're joined by a true legend – Huey Lewis. In an era dominated by new wave, glam rock and hair metal Huey Lewis stood out with his bluesy pub-rock. He helped define pop m…
 
Vanessa Lillie is originally from Oklahoma, but she calls Providence, Rhode Island home with her husband and dinosaur-aficionado son. Her debut thriller, Little Voices, was an Amazon bestseller and number one psychological thriller for all of September 2019. Little Voices received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal as well a…
 
So. This podcast episode almost didn't happen because I'd forgotten to put it into my iCal (I find any diary that isn't paper so confusing, don't you?) and on the allotted day, I had a text from sound engineer Chris saying 'We're outside!'. Needless to say, I was not inside. I was half-an-hour away having breakfast with my friend Viv. It is a testa…
 
Whether you're recently out of a throuple like Frankie Grande, a sapiosexual like Mark Ronson, married to someone double your age like Katharine McPhee, have been married more times than Pam Anderson or totally single, this week's episode is for you! It's inspired by Valentine's Day — the holiday we love to hate and hate to love. We're talking abou…
 
John August (Scriptnotes podcast, Arlo Finch book series) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's recent premium cable hotel movie viewing of Q the Winged Serpent, Jesse's time-wasting trip to the Southwest Museum, and the time John almost got into a fistfight in a Broadway theater. Check out John's Arlo Finch book series!…
 
This week we talk to One Shot Network's own James D'Amato about gaming, comedy, and forging your own path before we turn our attention to an elevator repair person with some insights into an unusual occurance in a Philly elevator. -- SHOW INFORMATION Twitter: @MyDeadNeighbors Instagram: @MyNeighborsAreDead Email: MyNeighborsAreDead@gmail.com Subscr…
 
Pod Dad Hal Lublin is finally back! And in the absence of Danielle and Lindsey, he’s hanging out with producer Julian Burrell to discuss his retrospective thoughts on all the wrestling he’s missed. That starts with the Royal Rumble and the two winners of the titular matches. Lindsey and Danielle really and enjoyed the Rumble, a sentiment Hal and Ju…
 
Slackers of the world unite! Fire up your flux capacitors! "Go Fact Yourself" has trivia that spans the timeline this week! Gareth Reynolds is best known as one of the hosts of "The Dollop." It’s a podcast that shares stories from U.S. history in a fun and engaging way. That includes some less savory information -- like the details about George Was…
 
We're replaying Jesse's 2010 interview with Jim Lehrer, who died last month at 85. He was a giant in the world of journalism – particularly in the world of public broadcasting. Jim hosted PBS' NewsHour. He was an anchor in public broadcasting for well over 35 years. He moderated a dozen presidential debates. When we spoke to Jim in 2010, he shared …
 
We haven't come down from the high of Jennifer Lopez and Shakira's Super Bowl performances, so this episode is a spirited one. Hungry to find out when Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are tying the knot? Curious to know when Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom will finally say "I do?" We've got the deets you're looking for — plus, we're talking about Lad…
 
Marian Keyes is one of those people who you think can't POSSIBLY be as lovely and talented and nice as everyone says she is. She must have a hidden dark side, I thought. Maybe she's a terrible diva who will demand bowls of blue M&Ms and want my toilet freshly re-painted and scented with vanilla before she deigns to use it? But then you meet her and…
 
We're revisiting our conversation with the great Randy Newman. He's just been nominated for two Academy Awards, one for the score he composed for Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story, and another for the original song he composed for Toy Story 4. It's called "I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away." Randy's songbook is a part of the fabric of modern pop cul…
 
It’s the first WWE Big 4 Weekend of the year! First Lindsey and Danielle break down NXT TakeOver: Worlds Collide. There were plenty of great matches, but the event did highlight a problem WWE has with the presentation of foreign wrestlers. For instance: Do we really need the faux fascist imagery of Imperium to sell their dominance? Then it’s time f…
 
Joe is the creator and star of Adult Swim's Joe Pera Talks with You, one of our favorite new shows TV. In it, Joe plays a version of himself living in small-town Michigan as a middle-school choir teacher. The show is like nothing else you've seen on television before: brilliant, weird and heart warming. Cross our hearts, hope to die.…
 
We're kicking this week’s episode off with an exclusive Meghan Markle story. Mama wants some fresh representation! We've got a bunch of other exclusive scoop, including Anne Hathaway's new baby's name and details on RHOC's Gina Kirschenheiter's next move. (And no, she's not moving on from Housewives the way Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge are!) And…
 
Eniola Aluko is a former footballer who bears the notable distinction of being one of only 11 women to play for England over 100 times and the first ever female pundit on Match of the Day. Born in Nigeria, she was raised on a Birmingham council estate, where her talent for football was obvious from a young age. At 15 she signed up for Birmingham Ci…
 
The brilliant Greta Gerwig joins us for the third time! We'll welcome back Greta to talk about her latest film. It's an adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. It's up for six Academy Awards this year, including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay. Greta talks about her casting choices in Little W…
 
Maria Bamford (Weakness is the Brand, What’s Your Ailment?) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the many and various temp jobs that everyone has had throughout their career, the many ways that Home Depot workers avoid helping people, and future careers that everyone can see themselves pivoting towards. Maria has a new stand up special called…
 
This week Adam talks to writer/podcaster Jordan Morris (From Jordan, Jesse, Go and a writer for Earth to Ned, coming soon to Disney Plus) about his early media interests and late horror awakanings before being introduced to a member of the The Texas Chainsaw Massacre's Sawyer family with some scrambled takes on everything from kidnapping to the bes…
 
This past week, we lost a talented comic genius: Terry Jones. He was one of the founding members of the legendary British sketch comedy group Monty Python. He co-directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and directed both Monty Python's Life of Brian and Monty Python's The Meaning of Life. Terry was also a well respected medieval historian – in fac…
 
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