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

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:

Screen Shot 2012 05 17 at 4 34 43 PM645 Pro, a camera app for iPhone.

Screen Shot 2012 05 17 at 4 39 35 PMOrbital, a one-thumb game for iPhone.

Screen Shot 2012 05 17 at 4 41 25 PMHipmunk, a great comparative airline pricing site.

60032695Battle of the X-Planes: Nova

Screen Shot 2012 05 17 at 4 47 41 PMRachele Gilmore’s 100 MPH fastball

51+yv gkqtL SL500 AA300Coloraturas - Opera Arias

Ymcm hd cov v3 225x225 75Young Men of a Certain Mind, a graphic novel ebook by Lars Martinson

Screen Shot 2012 05 17 at 4 54 52 PMAvengers: West Coast Avengers: Lost in Space and Time

Screen Shot 2012 05 17 at 4 56 22 PMBerkeley Science Review

Screen Shot 2012 05 17 at 5 00 06 PMPerforming 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

Character Model


  1. why is mark’s gweek podcast still allowed such a long update? if people want to listen, let them listen, but these minute-by-minute updates are rather unnecessary on the main page, right?

    1. Sorry you don’t like them Chance. They are long, but I like posting them anyway. I hope it doesn’t annoy you too much.

  2. I 100% agree that Hipmunk is an easy, great service.  Just keep in mind that Southwest airline (last time I checked) does not play nice with HM.  So if SW is your preferred carrier, make sure to check them independently.

    1. Thanks so much, Stephen! I’m glad you enjoy Gweek. I love doing these podcasts, because I learn about so many cool things from the other hosts and guests.

  3. I’ve been studying abroad for a year in the UK. I booked my overseas flights with Hipmunk and it’s fantastic, but there is a small caveat: Hipmunk doesn’t aggregate European budget airlines, so once you’re in Europe, you’ll have to do your own legwork on Easyjet, RyanAir, FlyBe, or Flavor-Of-The-MonthAir flights. I recommend trying Skyscanner for anything like that.

    For everything else, Hipmunk all the way!

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