Click here to play this episode. Gweek is a podcast where the editors and friends of Boing Boing talk about comic books, science fiction and fantasy, video games, TV shows, music, movies, tools, gadgets, apps, and other neat stuff.
My co-hosts for episode 55 are:
Ruben Bolling, the author of the weekly comic strip Tom the Dancing Bug, which premieres each week on Boing Boing,
Michael Pusateri, a lifelong tinkerer and former television tech executive for Disney who blogs at Cruftbox,
and Rainn Wilson, the actor and comedian best known for his role as Dwight Schrute in the hit series The Office. He’s also the founder of a very cool website and YouTube channel called Soul Pancake, which is devoted to discussing life’s big questions in art, philosophy, creativity, and spirituality.
Here are a few of the things we talked about in this episode:
An interview with Rainn about Soul Pancake, the Bahá’í Faith, and the Malibu Triathlon.
Ruben: Uncle Scrooge “Only a Poor Man,” by Carl Barks
Ruben: Wherever I Wind Up, by R.A. Dickey
Ruben: You’re Not Doing It Right, by Michael Ian Black.
Rainn: Bossypants, by Tina Fey
Rainn: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, by Mindy Kaling
Rainn: A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson
Rainn: The Seven Mysteries of Life, by Guy Murchie
Mark: I Should Have Stayed Home, by Horace McCoy
Michael: Gangstagrass: Rappalachia
Ruben: Fountains of Wayne: Sky Full of Holes
Rainn: Kathleen Edwards
, Rhett Miller
, The Head & the Heart
, Caspar Babypants
Mark: Songs for Unusual Creatures
Ruben: The Inner Hive
Gweek is back – at least for now! For those of you who are new to Gweek, it’s a podcast where the editors and friends of Boing Boing talk about media, science, science fiction, video games, comic books, board games, TV shows, music, movies, tools, gadgets, apps, and other neat stuff. My is co-host Dean […]
Our guest this week is Maggie Tokuda Hall. She writes books for children and stories for adults.
Gweek is brought to you by Crunchyroll, offering 1080p streaming anime with English subtitles. Try it free for a month by signing up at Crunchyroll.com/gweek
Even though credit cards now feature an EMV chip for securing transactions, they still have to include the magnetic strip for compatibility with older point of sale systems. Because of this, there’s no way for the chip’s new security capabilities to protect against card skimmers in the wild.How do you protect yourself from legacy-technology-induced fraud? […]
As the old saying goes, “You should sit in meditation for 30 minutes every day. Unless you are too busy, in which case you should meditate for an hour.” Since most of us have an endless list of things to do and people to see, carving out quiet time can feel impossible, especially when most […]
The Bragi Dash Truly Wireless Smart Earphones are far more than your run of the mill Bluetooth earbuds. While the earpiece design makes these earbuds ideal for exercise and activity, and passive noise cancelling is conducive to a more serene listening experience, these buds go well beyond just playing music.First of all, they can actually […]