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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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The House in the Night
Susan Marie Swanson - 2011-10-04 (first published in 2008)
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This Caldecott Medal–winning picture book gets children ready for bed with rhythmic text and glowing illustrations that explore the warmth and light that makes us feel at home."Here is the key to the house." Inside the house are nighttime things both comforting and intriguing—a bed, many books—and outside, too, there are sources of light and joy—th...
Jesse Thorn
@owl_sounds that's such a beautiful book.      source
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Freight Train
Donald Crews - 2003-01-21 (first published in 1978)
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A Caldecott Honor BookRed caboose at the back, orange tank car, green cattle car, purple box car, black tender and a black steam engine . . . freight train.In simple, powerful words and vibrant illustrations, Donald Crews evokes the rolling wheels of that childhood favorite: a train.This Caldecott Honor Book features bright colors and bold shapes. ...
Jesse Thorn
@shanepang Really good book      source
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Stay True
A Memoir
Hua Hsu - 2022-09-27
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Length: 5 hours and 28 minutesFrom the New Yorker staff writer Hua Hsu, a gripping memoir on friendship, grief, the search for self, and the solace that can be found through art.In the eyes of eighteen-year-old Hua Hsu, the problem with Ken--with his passion for Dave Matthews, Abercrombie & Fitch, and his fraternity--is that he is exactly like ever...
Jesse Thorn
Hua’s book is so beautiful, I had to myself to stop crying so I could start the interview. I really hope you will listen to this one, and maybe buy this gorgeous book.      source
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Radiant Child
The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
Javaka Steptoe - 2016-10-25
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Winner of the Randolph Caldecott Medal and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Jean-Michel Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocketed to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art world had ever seen. But before that, he was a little boy who saw art everywhere: in poetry books and museums, in games and in...
Jesse Thorn
Non-fiction: this is an extraordinary bio of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Kids bios often stink (sorry!) but Radiant Child is really About something: family, creativity and most of all mental illness. And the art is literally made from the places in the book.      source
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Leo Lionni - 2017-01-17 (first published in 1963)
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The gorgeous, Caldecott Honor-winning tale of a very clever fish by beloved picture book creator Leo Lionni.Deep in the sea lives a happy school of fish. Their watery world is full of wonders, but there is also danger, and the little fish are afraid to come out of hiding . . . until Swimmy comes along. Swimmy shows his friends how--with ingenuity a...
Jesse Thorn
@wendy_threatt This book is fantastic      source
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Arnold of the Ducks
Mordicai Gerstein - 2010-02-16 (first published in 1983)
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Available again!Caldecott Medal winner Mordicai Gerstein’s first picture book is even more whimsical and enchanting in its new edition than it was when it was first published twenty-five years ago....
Jesse Thorn
Fantastic book      source
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The Migraine Brain
Your Breakthrough Guide to Fewer Headaches, Better Health
Carolyn Bernstein, Elaine McArdle - 2008-09-16
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You know that your migraine isn't just a headache. But you may not know that migraine actually is a neurological disease. Affecting one in five women, one in twenty men, and one in twenty children, it's a debilitating, complex, and chronic condition that manifests in a combination of symptoms that can include excruciating head pain as well as other...
Jesse Thorn
@bikelanesplease @stevevance “The Migraine Brain” and “Heal Your Headache” are useful books. The latter advocates for complete cessation of medication for a month which is pretty extreme, but the diet helped me identify food triggers.      source
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Everybody Has a Podcast
A How-to Guide from the First Family of Podcasting
Justin McElroy - 2021-01-26
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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
This book is great. If you want to podcast, it is an indispensable guide. For serious.      source
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Heal Your Headache
The 1-2-3 Program for Taking Charge of Your Pain
David Buchholz - 2019-01-15 (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
@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
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In the Night Kitchen
Maurice Sendak - 1996-01-19 (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
The best book is In the Night Kitchen. It’s got everything: Laurel & Hardy nazis, dough airplanes, cake for breakfast. Nothing better.      source
A Different Pond by Bao Phi
Home Comforts by Cheryl Mendelson
Who Needs Donuts? by Mark Alan Stamaty
Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud