Jesse Thorn

Jesse Thorn is America’s Radio Sweetheart, a men’s style expert, a bailiff, a pop culture television host, a comedian, an entrepreneur and….did I miss anything? Probably. Jesse leads a busy life as the head of Maximum Fun and the host of The Sound of Young America. He has been broadcasting since college and has no intentions of stopping, especially as his network, and family, expands. If you are new to Jesse Thorn, might I recommend Jordan, Jesse Go which has featured Earwolf hosts like Scott Aukerman, Paul Scheer, and more.

Guest Appearances

July 1, 2018

The boy king of Grimfallon stops by the Ruffled Feather along with his au pair, Bormp.


Arnie: Arnie Niekamp
Chunt: Adal Rifai
Usidore: Matt Young
Dartholomew, the Boy King: Jordan Morris
Bormp, the Au Pair: Jesse Thorn
Mysterious Man: Tim Sniffen
Tricia: Kate James

Producers: Arnie NiekampRyan DiGiorgiEvan Jacover
Editor: Tim Joyce
Theme Music: Andy Poland
Magic Tavern Logo: Allard Laban
Audio Assistance: Jason Knox
Production Assistance: Garrett Schultz

October 18, 2016

Comic Nate Craig joins Randy and Jason this week to talk about keeping hands off the social media and drinking while ice fishing. Nate explains what he admires about the Milwaukee Bucks and the Bros swap tales of the city’s venues. Daniel Van Kirk brings stories about a Kentucky car accident that resulted in a bee attack, a gas station thief that resorted to arson, and a Toronto poop cafe. Finally, the Sklars get a British Sports Report from Jesse Thorn’s British cousin Jesse Thorne.

This episode is sponsored by Indochino and Charles Tyrwhitt.

October 7, 2016

Comedian and actor Johnny Pemberton (“Son of Zorn”) joins the Sklars this week to explain why luck doesn’t exist in showbusiness. Randy and Jason asses the threat of a gorilla suit at a football game and theorize as to why Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham might need a loaded gun in an airport.  Later, Johnny explains why he’s so good at acting against an animated character and how a childhood illness allowed him to follow his dreams. Finally, British sports reporter Jesse Thorne stops in to give the lowdown on recent sports happenings across the pond.

This episode is sponsored by Texture.

May 31, 2016

Bullseye from NPR host and resident Fantasy-ologist Jesse Thorn joins Randy and Jason from the Maximum Fun studios to talk about what he’s learned in his 12 years of podcasting, his comedy podcast Jordan, Jesse, Go! being much more blue than Bullseye, and taking Judge John Hodgman on the road. Daniel Van Kirk brings County Stories of a man playing hide-and-seek being found naked in a chimney and much more. Later, Jesse Thorn’s British cousin Jesse Thorne arrives to give us the British Sports Report.

This episode is sponsored by Casper and Bonobos.

May 27, 2016

Comedian Steve Agee joins Randy and Jason on this week’s Sklarbro Country. They discuss kidney stones, the rules of honking and having perspective as a performer. The Sklars bring a Quick Hit of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ robotic practice dummies. Later, Randy and Jason drop by resident fantasyologist Jesse Thorne’s studio to learn about lesser-known fantasy leagues.

February 18, 2016

Just before The Wolf Den hits its 100th episode milestone, Adam takes a brief listen back to relive some highlights in what’s been an exciting six years in the evolution and growth of Midroll, and podcasting. Adam shares early clips from podcast innovators like Marc Maron and Chris Hardwick, along with entrepreneurs who were influential behind the scenes. We also listen in on some of the important milestones in podcasting and Midroll history, as heard on the show, and get some keen insights on podcasting from hosts like Paul Scheer, Matt Gourley, Paul F. Tompkins, Lea Thau, and Neil deGrasse Tyson.