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 this episode are:
Michael Pusateri -- a lifelong tinkerer and former television tech executive for Disney
Seth Godin -- author, entrepreneur, and human wunderkammer.
In this episode:
Real money trading in virtual worlds - Diablo 3 gold now selling $2.50 per million. And Valve's resident economist blog.
True Believers by Kurt Andersen. "Both a thriller of what life what like in 1962 and know," says Seth.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert M. Pirsig. "The key message of the book is that being a spectator is no fun," says Seth.
The pathos of the
Golden Silver Age comics of the Justice League of America.
Seth's riff on the worldviews of Superman vs. Batman.
Follow up on The Breach, recommended by Ernest Cline
Michael: The perils of re-reading books from your youth (Heinlein's The Number of the Beast)
Mark: The joy of re-reading books from your youth (Philip Jose Farmer's Dark is the Sun)
The Philosophy Book
And much more!
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.
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