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Bullseye: Episode 1


Jesse Thorn's talk show featuring "all that's good in popular culture" returns to KALW in 2012 with a new name and a new time. Formerly known as The Sound of Young America, it's now called Bullseye and you can hear it on Sundays at 4pm on 91.7FM.

In this first episode, Thorn speaks with the Baltimore-based musician Dan Deacon, members of the cast of the costume drama Downton Abbey, and the Australian comedian Chris Lilley. Also, hear this week's pop-culture picks from the AV Club.

Click here to read an interview with Jesse Thorn about the show's relaunch and its place in public radio.


Matt Martin was KALW’s general manager from 2006 through 2018. Under his leadership, KALW grew into one of the most productive and innovative stations in public radio. Programs launched at KALW during Matt’s tenure as GM include the award-winning local newsmagazine Crosscurrents, the design podcast 99% Invisible, and the Spanish-language narrative journalism program Radio Ambulante. He helped create the station’s Audio Academy, a year-long program aimed at developing new talents in public radio, and led the first broad-based strategic planning process in the station’s history.