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Jesse Thorn

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Jesse Thorn is an American media entrepreneur and public radio and podcast host/creator. He is the owner and founder of the Maximum Fun podcast network, and the host and producer of the podcasts Judge John Hodgman and Jordan, Jesse, Go!. and the radio show and podcast Bullseye.
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Everybody Has a Podcast
A How-to Guide from the First Family of Podcasting
Justin McElroy - Jan 26, 2021
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling McElroy Brothers, creators of the hit podcasts My Brother, My Brother and Me and The Adventure Zone, comes a helpful and hilarious how-to podcast guide covering everything you need to know to make, produce, edit, and promote a podcast…and get rich* doing it! (*Results not guaranteed.)Justin, Travis, and Griffi...
Jesse Thorn
Jan 19, 2021
This book is great. If you want to podcast, it is an indispensable guide. For serious.      source
Heal Your Headache
The 1-2-3 Program for Taking Charge of Your Pain
David Buchholz - Jan 15, 2019 (first published in 2002)
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A three-step program that puts headache sufferers back in control of their lives. “A must read for all individuals with migraine!”—Ronald J. Tusa, M.D., PH.D., Professor of Neurology and Otolaryngology, Dizziness and Balance Center, Emory University Based on the breakthrough understanding that virtually all headaches are forms of migraine—because m...
Jesse Thorn
Dec 07, 2020
@BigZaphod @radiocolin Triggers are different for everyone but those are two very common ones. There are a few books that will give some understanding- one I remember is called Heal Your Headache by a guy at John’s Hopkins.      source
In the Night Kitchen
Maurice Sendak - Jan 19, 1996 (first published in 1970)
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From the acclaimed author-artist Maurice Sendak comes a Caldecott Honor-winning tale of a fantastical dream world. This comic fantasy will delight readers of all ages with playful illustrations and an imaginative world only Sendak could create.In the Night Kitchen is the classic story of Mickey's adventures in the bakers’ kitchen as they prepare ou...
Jesse Thorn
Sep 15, 2020
The best book is In the Night Kitchen. It’s got everything: Laurel & Hardy nazis, dough airplanes, cake for breakfast. Nothing better.      source
Home Comforts
The Art and Science of Keeping House
Cheryl Mendelson - May 17, 2005 (first published in 1999)
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The classic bestselling resource for every American home. Choosing fabrics, cleaning china, keeping the piano in tune, making a good fire, folding a fitted sheet, setting the dining room table, keeping surfaces free of food pathogens, watering plants, removing stains -- Home Comforts addresses the meanings as well as the methods of hands -- on hous...
Jesse Thorn
Sep 07, 2020
Incidentally if reading this tweet made your spine tingle you should get this amazing book      source
A Different Pond
Bao Phi - Aug 01, 2017
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As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. A successful catch meant a fed family. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vi...
Jesse Thorn
Nov 27, 2019
If you need a good book gift for a kid, this book is fucking amazing.      source
It Feels Good to Be Yourself
A Book About Gender Identity
Theresa Thorn - Jun 04, 2019
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A picture book that introduces the concept of gender identity to the youngest reader from writer Theresa Thorn and illustrator Noah Grigni.Some people are boys. Some people are girls. Some people are both, neither, or somewhere in between. This sweet, straightforward exploration of gender identity will give children a fuller understanding of themse...
Jesse Thorn
Oct 10, 2018
Can I ask something of you? If you have a kid, buy them this book. My wife wrote it because she wanted it to exist in the world. It's a warm, clear explanation of gender that patronizes nobody. I cried, I'm so proud to be married to @TheresaThorn.      source
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Understanding Comics
The Invisible Art
Scott McCloud - Apr 27, 1994 (first published in 1993)
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The bestselling international classic on storytelling and visual communication"You must read this book." — Neil GaimanPraised throughout the cartoon industry by such luminaries as Art Spiegelman, Matt Groening, and Will Eisner, Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics is a seminal examination of comics art: its rich history, surprising technical compon...
Jesse Thorn
Jan 31, 2018
@99piorg @scottmccloud Understanding Comics is one of the most fascinating and clear works of criticism I’ve ever read. It is such an amazing book. I think about it all the time. And a seventh grader could grasp it without trouble.      source
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Who Needs Donuts?
Mark Alan Stamaty - Sep 23, 2003 (first published in 1973)
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Sam’s love of donuts takes him to the Big City where he makes friends with Mr. Bikferd, a world class collector of donuts. But when Mr. Bikferd falls in love with Pretzel Annie, the prophecy of an old homeless woman comes true: “Who needs donuts when you’ve got love?” Mr. Bikferd bequeaths his donut collection to Sam, who uses it to save the old ho...
Jesse Thorn
May 07, 2015
This is a really great picture book. Really great. Unreserved recommendation.      source