Jesse Thorn is the host and producer of Bullseye and Jordan, Jesse, Go! and the co-host and producer of Judge John Hodgman. He’s also the proprietor of MaximumFun.org.
Thorn founded The Sound of Young America in 2000. In 2007, the show began to be distributed by Public Radio International, making him the youngest national host in public radio history. The show became Bullseye in 2012, and in 2013 it began being distributed by NPR. The show currently airs on more than fifty public radio stations around the country.
As owner of MaximumFun.org, Thorn oversees a network of more than twenty podcasts, along with video and other content production. The company helped set the template for the modern podcast network, and continues to be a leader in independent, audience-supported media production.
In addition to his work at MaximumFun.org, he hosts and helps produce Put This On, one of the country’s most popular web series and blogs about men’s style. He also hosted The Grid, a culture recommendation program on IFC, The Sound of Young America on Current TV and has appeared on IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang among other television outlets.