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Theresa Thorn
American podcaster and author

Theresa Thorn

Theresa Thorn
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Intro American podcaster and author
A.K.A. Theresa Hossfeld, Theresa Amelie Hossfeld, Theresa Amelie Thorn
Is Internet personality Podcaster Writer Lawyer
From United States of America
Field Internet Law Literature
Gender female
Birth 18 March 1981, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Age 42 years
Star sign Pisces
Spouse: Jesse Thorn
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York BA, Liberal studies 1996-2003
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California Juris Doctor 2006-2009
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Theresa Thorn (née Hossfeld) (born 18 March 1981) is an American author and podcaster. She is currently the co-host of the weekly comedy podcast One Bad Mother, with Biz Ellis.

Early life and education

Theresa Thorn was born Theresa Hossfeld on March 18, 1981, in San Francisco, California. In the years 1999-2003, she attended Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal studies. She then earned a J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California.


After finishing her education, Thorn initially worked in the legal field with various firms — Van Der Hout, Brigagliano and Nightingale, LLP, ACLU Foundation of Southern California, and Next Client.

In 2013, Thorn and Biz Ellis began hosting the podcast One Bad Mother, a comedy podcast about motherhood. Over the years, the podcast has featured as guests several well-known figures including humorist John Hodgman, musician Corin Tucker, economist Emily Oster, journalist Lenore Skenazy, and author Alice Bradley.

Thorn and Ellis also co-authored a humor book on parenting, titled You're Doing A Great Job: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting (Countryman Press, 2017)

In 2019, Thorn published It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity, with illustrations by Noah Grigni. The book received starred reviews in Kirkus, Publisher's Weekly, Booklist, and School Library Journal.

Personal life

On August 9, 2008, Theresa married Jesse Thorn, an American podcaster, radio personality and media entrepreneur. He is the founder of the Maximum Fun, an independent podcast and radio show production firm, which also hosts Theresa's podcasts.

The couple resides in Los Angeles, California, with their three children: Grace, Oscar, and Curtis.

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