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The Turnaround with Jesse Thorn

By Maximum Fun and Columbia Journalism Review

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The Turnaround is a new series about our greatest living interviewers, hosted by Jesse Thorn and produced by Maximum Fun and The Columbia Journalism Review. Featuring conversations with prominent interviewers about their careers and their craft, the show is a perfect resource for a new generation of storytellers and journalists. You'll hear Jesse speak with Larry King, Terry Gross, Werner Herzog, Audie Cornish, and so many more!

Customer Reviews

Go, Jesse, Go!

Phenomenal show. I am in love after the first episode. It's fascinating to "turn the mic around" on someone like Ira Glass and learn what goes into an interview that becomes part of an iconic radio show.

Incredibly Insightful

I enjoy listening to interviews, but I'd never given a lot of thought to the skill and art that goes into performing one. I've found The Turnaround to be incredibly insightful, and really eye-opening. It will really make you appreciate the next interview you listen to. And as always, Jesse Thorn is great.


What an awesome idea for a podcast! Love hearing behind the scenes insight and can't wait to hear the rest of the lineup!