After founding the Sound of Young America in 2000, while a student at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Jesse Thorn become 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.
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.
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.
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
SFU Public Square, a signature initiative designed to spark, nurture and restore community connections, establishes Simon Fraser University as the go-to convener of serious and productive conversations about issues of public concern.