Gweek 048: A Startling Look Into the World That's Coming!


Gweek is Boing Boing's podcast about comic books, science fiction and fantasy, video games, board games, tools, gadgets, apps, and other neat stuff. My co-hosts for episode 48 are Michael Pusateri, a lifelong tinkerer and former television tech executive for Disney who blogs at, Rob Beschizza, Boing Boing’s managing editor, and Peter Bebergal, the author of Too Much to Dream: A Psychedelic American Boyhood (Soft Skull Press) who writes frequently on the speculative and slightly fringe. He blogs at


In this episode:

 Books 1314747729L 11293842We discuss Peter Bebergal's book, Too Much to Dream: A Psychedelic American Boyhood.

201204191552Peter shares his story of a Johnson Smith catalog fail as a child.

201204191558Michael has good things to say about the comic book, Fanboys Vs. Zombies.

201204191553Peter recommends The White People and Other Weird Stories, by Arthur Machen.

Daredevil-Waid Peter likes the new Daredevil comic book by Mark Waid.

201204191600Mark goes on and on about the upcoming Popeye comic book.

201204191607 In music, Rob has several recommendations: The Belbury Tales, by Belbury Poly; Itsy Bits & Bubbles, by Twink; and Com Truise's stuff in general.

201204191609 Peter recommends the EP Earth Has Doors by Wymond Miles; and A Young Persons Guide by Mark McGuire.

201204191612 In movies, Michael recommends the 2006 movies The Fall.

201204191618 Websites! Michael recommends the website Prismatic, Mark likes the Dark Gate Comic Slurper, and Peter likes the Grand Comics Database.

Screen Shot 2012-04-19 At 4.20.37 Pm In apps, Rob likes 1-Bit Camera, and Mark likes the Lumin app that turns his iPhone into a $400 magnifying glass.

Screen Shot 2012-04-19 At 4.23.41 Pm Peter recommends OSRIC, the Old School Reference & Index Compilation

Screen Shot 2012-04-19 At 4.26.49 Pm In tools, Michael likes the True Utility Key Tool (not to be confused with the False Utility Key Tool)

201204191628Peter talks about the joy of Analog synth kits, especially kits from GetLoFi .

201204191631 Mark feels happy wearing his Nobis Anorak.


  1. Music Industry shill here: if you enjoy what you hear from Wymond Miles’ EP, be sure to check out his upcoming LP ‘Under the Pale Moon’ out 6/12.  It’s esoteric and hazy and psychy and raw and dramatic and grrrrrreat!

  2. Look at all of those Aryan chiseled good looks, muscular guys with square jaws, ladies with flat stomachs and big boobs, they are all impossibly attractive… just like the fanboys I know and hang out with! I should read that comic!

  3. re: The Comic Slurper website.  I notice all the strips are there.  Gocomics = Universal Syndicate.  This is a pirate site, with no authorization from the creators NOR from the syndicate itself.  It’s a shame that the creators of these strips are not being compensated for the use of their strip (they are not getting traffic reports so they are not getting compensated).

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