Jesse Thorn & His Podcasting Pals (with Graham Clark & Dave Shumka)

2014 SFU Vancouver Speaker Series

After founding the Sound of Young America in 2000, while a student at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Jesse Thorn became the youngest national host in public radio history when the show began to be distributed by Public Radio International in 2007. The show became Bullseye in 2012.

Now the proprietor of, he hosts and produces Bullseye and Jordan, Jesse, Go!, and is the co-host and producer of Judge John Hodgman.

In addition to his work at, he hosts and helps produce Put This On, a video series and blog about men's style. He also hosted The Grid, a culture recommendation program on IFC. 

Thorn’s talk will cover how he innovatively turned his college radio show into an independent media powerhouse, and how 12 other people, many of them his friends and colleagues, exemplify the qualities you need to make your independent artistic and career aspirations a reality in the internet age.


Mon, 28 Apr 2014

7:00 PM


SFU’s Vancouver campus

Segal Graduate School of Business
500 Granville St.


$10 General Admission
$5 Students (with valid ID)


After Jesse's presentation and Q&A, there will be a bonus live podcast taping of Jesse Thorn & His Podcasting Pals, with special guests Graham Clark and Dave Shumka from Stop Podcasting Yourself.

About the SFU Vancouver Speaker Series

Accessible. Affordable. Engaging.

The SFU Vancouver Speaker Series brings global experts to a local audience. Launched in 2012, the series builds on SFU’s rich history of community engagement by exploring critical issues to contribute to better understanding among Vancouver’s citizens through an intellectually enriching experience.

The SFU Vancouver Speaker Series is presented by SFU Public Square, in partnership with SFU Vancouver and SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement.


SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement