Click here to play this episode. 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 50 are:
Maggie Koerth-Baker: Boing Boing’s science editor, journalist, and author of Before the Lights Go Out, a new book about electric infrastructure and the future of energy.
Dean Putney: Boing Boing’s software developer and an unapologetically snappy dresser.
Ruben Bolling: author of the weekly comic strip Tom the Dancing Bug, which premieres each week on Boing Boing. I signed up for his Inner Hive newsletter and if you like Gweek you will love this, too.
Mitch O’Connell: one of my all-time favorite artists and incredible ephemera collector.
In this episode:
Mitch's excellent artwork. Pre-order his book here!
Dean: Robot Film Festival
Dean: Lost Horizon Night Market in San Francisco
Ruben: Government Issue: Comics for the People
Maggie: Drop Dead Healthy. (This is the third time this book has been praised on Gweek. Everyone loves it. Here's my interview with the author, A.J. Jacobs.)
Mark: Leviathan, graphic novel of a gigantic cruise ship lost at sea for 20 years.
Ruben: Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour
Ruben: Paul F. Tompkins, Laboring Under Delusions
Dean: Being Elmo
Mark: The Cabin in the Woods
Ruben: Disney-produced World War II insignia and more here.
Maggie: Cool train car rental service - here, here, and here.
Dean: Animation Smears
Mark: Stupid Fun Club Medallion - an encoded secret message (photo 1, photo 2)
Our guest this week is Maggie Tokuda Hall. She writes books for children and stories for adults.
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