Jesse Thorn

Episode 4: Whither Shaggy?

Steve and Holly in London
Rob Huebel
Sarah Thyre
Holly Walsh
Steve Hall
Jonathan Coulton

Holly Walsh, Rob Huebel, Sarah Thyre and Steve Hall join special guest Jonathan Coulton and host Jesse Thorn to talk baby punk makeovers and Cockney rhyming slang in another bid to work out which country is best.

If you think you've got what it takes to write a round of International Waters then drop us a line: and don't be shy, you can like us on Facebook too!

International Waters Episode 3: Exploding Draculas

Margaret and Humphrey in London
Andy Daly
Erin Gibson
Humphrey Ker
Margaret Cabourn-Smith
John Crace
Kurt Andersen

Andy Daly, Erin Gibson, Humphrey Ker and Margaret Cabourn-Smith compete for their nations’ honour in the pop-culture quiz show where land laws do not apply. With special guests Kurt “Explodo” Andersen and the Guardian’s John Crace. Hosted by Jesse Thorn, written by Jordan Morris and produced by Colin Anderson.

If you think you've got what it takes to write a round of International Waters then drop us a line: and don't be shy, why not like us on Facebook too!

Reminder: MaxFun Meet-Up @ This American Life is THIS THURSDAY!


Just a friendly reminder that this Thursday, May 10th is not only the night Ira Glass brings This American Life to the stage (and movie theaters across the country), but it's also the night of our massive, nation-wide MaxFun Meet-Up to celebrate!

LA area MaxFunsters are encouraged to join us Buffalo Wild Wings Burbank after the show (which we'll be taking in at the AMC Burbank 16) for a night full of new friends and maximum fun! Jesse Thorn, Jordan Morris, Erin Gibson, Bryan Safi and all of us behind-the-scenesters will be there. Will you?

And fear not out-of-towners, as Burbank is hardly the only place to get in on the action. MaxFun listeners all across the country and organizing their own meet-ups: New York, Portland, Iowa City and Indianapolis are all onboard, with the potential for countless more meet-ups. If you live in a major American metropolis (or even a small one!), chances are there's a MaxFunster in your area dying to see this show and chow on some chicken wings afterward. Organize yourselves by heading over to the MaximumFun Forums.

Have fun everyone! We can't wait to see you.

Jordan Jesse Go Ep. 219: Ska Church with Ian Edwards

Ian Edwards

Comedian Ian Edwards joins Jordan and Jesse to discuss ska church, 90s alternative rock bands, and daytime television personalities.

International Waters Episode 2: And the Prince of Thieves

Susan Orlean
Susan Orlean
Isy Suttie
Dan Antopolski
DC Pierson
Elizabeth Laime

Special guest Susan Orlean joins Isy Suttie, Elizabeth Laime, Dan Antopolski, DC Pierson and host, Jesse Thorn in the transatlantic comedy quiz where land laws do not apply. We learn what Katy Perry took Russell Brand under, compare Hunger Games quotes with 80s pop lyrics and chat about Alsatian-themed fashion. Plus, since it’s the Maxfun pledge drive, some bonus Jordan, Jesse Go!

Think you've got what it takes to write a round of International Waters? Pitch us your round – email it to Give us the theme and some sample questions, and maybe it'll pop up on the next episode. Or donate to our pledge drive and we'll write it for you.

And please go and "like" us on Facebook!

Put This On, Season 2, Episode 1: The Melting Pot


We just posted this new episode of Put This On over on that site. See if you can catch the cameo from one of JJGo's favorite guests.

Jesse Thorn on The Gentleman's Club podcast


Jesse Thorn was a guest on The Gentleman's Club with host Caleb Bacon today. They cover the basics like the 1970's porno 'stache, matchmaking, and Bullseye.

Check out MaxFun contributor Colin Marshalls review of The Gentleman's Club on his Podthoughts column here on!

Like Me, Friend Me

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Hey friends,

We all know that in this brave new digital world, there is only one true test of friendship and loyalty: the Facebook "Like" button.

In that spirit, I'm hear to announce some great new Facebook pages that we hope you will "like" over and over again:

Jesse Thorn (Entertainer)

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Jordan, Jesse, Go!

It's a quick, easy way to show your support and find out the latest about great new stuff we're doing.

So go ahead - push our buttons!

Zac Wolf Shoots Jesse & Jordan


Before our show last week, photographer Zac Wolf stopped by to shoot some pictures of Jordan and me. He did a wonderful job. You can check out his shots on his tumblog here.

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