This week Dave and Steel are joined by their old friend Amy to discuss children’s picture books, cave dwellings, pigeon-based Ponzi schemes, a once in a lifetime chance to own Hell, frog burgers, answer pressing questions from longtime listeners, share some of their favorite recent music, and drop some beauty from Michael Ondaatje.
Children’s Picture Books
- Peggy Rathmann: She’s my number one. We especially love Good Night, Gorilla
- Mo Willems. Especially the Elephant & Piggie series.
- Uri Shulevitz. Especially his book Snow
- Harry G. Allard’s Miss Nelson is Missing!, illustrated by James Marshall.
- Dallas Clayton‘s An Awesome Book.
- B.J. Novak’s The Book with No Pictures.
- Richard Scarry. Especially What do People Do All Day? and Cars and Trucks and Things That Go.
- Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant, with watercolor illustrations by Lizbeth Zwerger.
- Ingri and Edgar d’Aulaire’s Book of Norse Myths and Book of Greek Myths.
Dave’s favorite cave homes.
Hell [Michican] for sale and the Damned artists who want to buy it. Amy’s list of her top 5 things to do in Hell.
Jon Mooallem’s story about Arlan Galbraith, the Ponzi-scheming Pigeon King.
And, ummm, don’t forget about frog burgers.
The stuffed animal hospital that just might be what you need to revive your best friend from childhood.
Amy’s got a whole bunch of recipes on her blog, including this mouthwatering one for Skinny Texas Cheese Fries.
The tacocopter. Apparently they’re trying it out in San Francisco (beta version), which of course they are.
Caroline Smith — Bloodstyle
Dom La Nena — Llegaré
Built to Spill — Living Zoo
The Decemberists — Carolina Low
D’Angelo and the Vanguard — Back to the Future (Part 1)
The Beatles — Golden Slumbers
This week’s passage comes from Michael Ondaatje’s beautiful novel The English Patient.