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Ep 7 - Mallory is Obsessed with Iceland and an interview with Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

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Reading Glasses
Guests: 
Yrsa Sigurdardottir

In episode 7 of Reading Glasses, Brea and Mallory discuss the best places for book tourism, interview Icelandic crime author Yrsa Sigurdardottir and debate spoilers. Use the hashtag #ReadingAroundTheWorld to participate in online discussion on Instagram and Twitter!

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Ep 6 - Wipe Your Hands and Other Book Event Advice with IDW's Chris Ryall

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Reading Glasses
Guests: 
Chris Ryall

This week, Brea and Mallory help you navigate different types of book events, interview comics editor Chris Ryall and learn the importance of clean hands. Use the hash tag #BookEvents to participate in online discussion on Twitter and Instagram!

Links-

Being A Book Escort-
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/10/the-modern-fac...

Frankfurt Book Fair-
https://www.buchmesse.de/en/fbf/

LA Festival of Books-
http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/

Brooklyn Book Festival-
http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/

Emerald City Comic Con-
http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/

Chris Ryall-
https://twitter.com/chris_ryall

IDW Comics-
http://www.idwpublishing.com/

Books Mentioned --

American War by Omar El Akkad
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780451493583

Hunger by Roxane Gay
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062362599

The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781250075581

Abandon Me by Melissa Febos
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781632866578

The Shadow of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780143034902

On Writing by Stephen King
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781439156810

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781451678192

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780802130204

Carter Beats The Devil by Glen Gold
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780786886326

Ep. 5 - Jesus Holds Your E-Books and Other Travel Tips with Tom Merritt

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Show: 
Reading Glasses
Guests: 
Tom Merritt

This week, Brea and Mallory solve vacation reading dilemmas, learn where Jesus keeps his e-books and talk bookish technology with Tom Merritt! Use the hashtag #TravelingReader to participate in online discussion on Twitter and Instagram! Also check out our Facebook or GoodReads pages!

Links -

Whispersync
https://www.amazon.com/Whispersync-for-Voice-Learn-More-Kindle-Store/b?i...

Sword and Laser
http://swordandlaser.com/

Tom Merritt
http://www.tommerritt.com/
http://tommerrittbooks.com/

Books Mentioned -

Heroine Worship by Sarah Kuhn
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780756413262

The House of Small Shadows by Adam Nevill
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781250068811

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780553588941

Pilot X by Tom Merritt
http://tommerrittbooks.com/blog/2016/4/9/pilot-x

Ep. 3 - Readers in a Non-Reader World

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Show: 
Reading Glasses
Guests: 
Brazos Price

This week, Brea and Mallory solve the dilemma of how to read around other people, find the coolest library in the world, ask a Book Professional Brazos Price and hopefully save a reader marriage. Use the hashtag #ReadingInTheRealWorld to participate in online discussion on Twitter and Instagram!

Book Story-
http://mynews4.com/on-your-side/on-your-side-iteam/controversial-books-n...

Book Light-
https://www.amazon.com/Camkey-Rechargeable-Reading-flexible-Padded/dp/B0...

Silent Reading Party-
http://www.silentreadingpartypdx.com/

Books Mentioned-
Make Trouble by John Waters
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781616206352

The Fact of A Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781250080547

Episode 2 - Navigating New Releases/Nick White

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Show: 
Reading Glasses
Guests: 
Nick White

This week, Brea and Mallory discuss new releases, interview author Nick White about his book How to Survive a Summer and hopefully save you some money! Use the hashtag #BrandNewBooks to participate in online discussion on Instagram and Twitter!

Links -

Book News - http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/05/bogota-bibliophile-tra...

Nick White -
http://www.thenickwhite.com/books/
http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/535386/how-to-survive-a-summer-b...
https://twitter.com/nickwhite1985?lang=en

Book of the Month Club -
https://www.bookofthemonth.com/

Books Mentioned

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780812995343

Lives of the Monster Dogs by Kirsten Bakis
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780374537142

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780060530945

The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780060080846

A Separate Peace by John Knowles
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780743253970

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062498533

Let Me Tell You by Shirley Jackson
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780812987324

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781101912362

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Big Boi and Catherine O'Hara

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Bullseye
Guests: 
Bio Boi
Guests: 
Catherine O'Hara

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Hip Hop Icon Big Boi: Getting Familiar with Uncharted Territory

The rapper and producer Big Boi has sold over 50 million records as a solo artist and as half of the platinum-selling hip hop duo OutKast. The innovative Atlanta-based group broke out in the mid-1990s with "Rosa Parks" and "Elevators", then followed up with crossover pop hits like "The Way You Move" and "Bombs Over Baghdad".

OutKast found huge commercial success with an experimental brand of hip hop, eschewing old-school samples in favor of new sounds. Big Boi has been the more musically prolific member of the group. He's gone on to produce several solo albums and collaborate with artists across the music spectrum, from fellow ATL-based rapper Ludacris to funk-master George Clinton to the indie rock band Wavves.

Big Boi joins us to talk about the early days recording in a clay-walled basement, coming to terms with fame, and where to go musically when you've hit monumental commercial success.

Big Boi's new album Boomiverse is out on June 16th.

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Catherine O'Hara on Being Slightly, Perfectly Odd

Catherine O'Hara's work embodies a particularly special brand of comic absurdity. She helped launch SCTV alongside other burgeoning comedy greats like John Candy and Eugene Levy, quit the show, but still moved on to star in blockbuster comedies. She became spiritually possessed in Beetlejuice, played a memorable, anxiety-ridden mother to Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone, and became a critical part of Christopher Guest's ensemble mockumentaries, like Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show.

More recently, she's been in HBO's critically-acclaimed biopic Temple Grandin and Tim Burton's Frankenweenie, and CBC's Schitts Creek.

O'Hara talks to us about the difficulties of being a woman in the SCTV writers' room, creating memorable characters with her longtime friend and collaborator Eugene Levy, and her own secret comedic formula.

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The Outshot: Fast, Cheap, and Out Of Control

At first, Errol Morris's documentary Fast, Cheap & Out of Control looks like it's about four men and their professional occupations: a lion tamer, a topiarist, a roboticist, a scientist who studies naked mole rats. But the movie is about much more than just weird jobs.

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Reading Glasses Episode 1: Book Slumps with Sara Benincasa

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Reading Glasses
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Sara Benincasa

This week, Mallory and Brea discuss ways to get out of a book slump and interview author Sara Benincasa about her fundraiser to help refugees and have Neil Gaiman read the Cheesecake Factory menu out loud! Use the hashtag #SayNoToBookSlump to participate in online discussion on Twitter and Instagram!

One Bad Mother Episode 195: Books Can Help! with guest host Gwen Glazer

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One Bad Mother
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Gwen Glazer

This week on One Bad Mother, Books! They can be really helpful! Gwen Glazer, the recommendations librarian from the NYC public Library and co-host of the podcast The Librarian Is In, joins as our cohost and we explore how books can help us prepare our kids from the simplest of milestones to some of the harder issues. Gwen brings us suggestions for books about refugees and immigration for our kids and proves it isn’t just Biz who can’t find books about parenting by people of color. Plus Biz has another author in the house and so many announcements!

Gwen’s recommendations!:
"16 Books about Refugees for Kids & Adults"
"#PARENTINGSOWHITE: Where Are the Black Parenting Memoirs?" by Nefertiti Austin in Mater Mea magazine online

Funny memoirs from parents of color:
Child Please: How Mama’s Old-School Lessons Helped Me Check Myself Before I Wrecked Myself by Ylonda Gault Caviness
Toddlers Are Assholes: It's Not Your Fault by Bunmi Latidan
Postcards from Cookie by Caroline Clarke

To support Janet Stickmon and the publication of her book To Black Parents Visiting Earth, click here!

The Librarian Is In Podcast: https://www.nypl.org/voices/blogs/blog-channels/librarian-is-in

Twitter: @NYPLRecommends

Previous Gwen Glazer episode: One Bad Mother Episode 163

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Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)
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Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Minority Korner 67:What's Up Korner Kids!!!!!! (Super Bowl, Lady Gaga, Sundance, Mel B, Chicago, Pomo Afro Homo, Self Care, and William Monroe Trotter)

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This week we are on FIRE! THE SUPER BOWL came and went, but we're not here to talk about sports... we are here for GAGA. She dangled her ass into the arena like a spider and killed it! Also James touches on a Sundance lady brunch of the rich and the famous where they had a moving conversation about race... Celebrities they're just like us! James took himself out on a little Broadway Baby Date with himself to go see Mel B from the Spice Girls sing it up as Roxy Heart. Did she do a good job? Has she improved since her stint as Mimi in Rent way back when Nnekay saw her in the early 00s? Nnekay surprises James with a little information regarding her foray into the world of THEATER. She might just be ready for a new chapter in her life! Now on to the Korners! James is up first this week and is covering The Pomo Afro Homo Theater Troupe- Black. Queer. Theater. 'nough said! They have been producing incredible work work for years, so James breaks it down, by covering selections of sketches, their founders, and the future! Nnekay has a Hodge Podge Korner this week ya'll which she has titled- Just The Tips with Nnekay. She is covering books to help children learn compassion, Ariana Huffington's tips on how to combat outrage but to still stay active, as well as a tip for great cinema, the PBS documentary called Birth of a Movement about 1900s activist, William Monroe Trotter, who fought against the original extremely racist movie, Birth of a Nation. We also have a new Korner where we toss it to the Korner Kids and see what they've been up to! So hold on to your butts, get ready to rumble, and check your lace front, because we are ready to get you PUMPED.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/books-to-help-childre...

https://journal.thriveglobal.com/how-to-get-out-of-the-cycle-of-outrage-...

http://www.colorlines.com/articles/watch-william-monroe-trotter-fights-d...

http://www.sfgate.com/performance/article/Pomo-Afro-Homos-Fierce-force-r...

https://muse.jhu.edu/article/499847/pdf

Bullseye: Lisa Hanawalt & Wyatt Cenac

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Bullseye
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Lisa Hanawalt
Guests: 
Wyatt Cenac

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Photo: Jesse Thorn

Lisa Hanawalt on BoJack Horseman, Food Obsessions and Martha Stewart’s Horse

Lisa Hanawalt enjoys exploring the strange ins and outs of her world using words and illustrations. Her penchant for drawing anthropomorphized animals to represent characters, including herself, reveals a childlike playfulness, even while exploring adult themes.

Her illustrations and writing have appeared in numerous print and online publications including McSweeney’s, Vanity Fair and the New York Times. In 2010, she earned the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Comic for her work on her first comic series, I Want You.

Her work can also be seen on Netflix’s Bojack Horseman, where Hanawalt serves as production designer and producer. She can also be heard on the Maximum Fun podcast, Baby Geniuses, which she co-hosts with Emily Heller.

Lisa Hanawalt sat down with Jesse to talk about her work on BoJack Horseman, her latest book of stories and illustrations and her fascination with Martha Stewart’s horse.

Lisa Hanawalt’s latest book is Hot Dog Taste Test


Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Wyatt Cenac on Stand-Up Comedy and Creating Space for Diverse Voices

Wyatt Cenac is a stand-up comedian and writer who is best known as a former correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. On the program, Cenac’s segments often explored issues of politics and society from a black perspective and with a sharp satirical bite.

Cenac served as a writer and voice actor on King of the Hill as well as making appearances on other television shows including Inside Amy Schumer, BoJack Horseman and Maron.

Wyatt Cenac joined Jesse to talk about his new stand-up show, Night Train and the importance of providing a space for alternative voices in comedy.

Night Train is available now on Seeso.com.


Photo: Maddie Meyer / Getty Images

The Outshot: The Knuckleball

Jesse talk about the mystique and the power of baseball’s knuckleball.

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