Gweek 052: Mystery in Space
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 52 are:
Maggie Koerth-Baker: BoingBoing’s science editor, journalist, and author of Before the Lights Go Out, a new book about electric infrastructure and the future of energy.
Michael Pusateri, a lifelong tinkerer and former television tech executive for Disney who blogs at cruftbox.com
and our special guest Andy Ihnatko, technology journalist for the Chicago Sun-Times, and host of The Ihnatko Almanac podcast on the 5by5 network.
In this episode:
645 Pro, a camera app for iPhone.
Orbital, a one-thumb game for iPhone.
Hipmunk, a great comparative airline pricing site.
Battle of the X-Planes: Nova
Rachele Gilmore’s 100 MPH fastball
Coloraturas - Opera Arias
Young Men of a Certain Mind, a graphic novel ebook by Lars Martinson
Avengers: West Coast Avengers: Lost in Space and Time
Berkeley Science Review
Performing Flea, by P.G. Wodehouse
Nerd Nite magazine
Mystery in Space, science fiction comic book.
Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker, by Kevin Mitnick
Sound of My Voice
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