Smut Peddler, the Money Gun, and home-made ant poison

Our guest for this episode of Gweek is Veronica Belmont, new media / TV host and writer.

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Gweek 162 - Jason Snell & Joshua Glenn

Guests for this episode of Boing Boing's pop culture podcast are IDG editorial director Jason Snell and Joshua Glenn, publisher of HiLoBrow.

We discuss the following:

Jason's podcasts: The Incomparable and TeeVee

The new season of Doctor Who

Book three of The Expanse Series: Abbadon’s Gate

Robert Kirkman’s long-running superhero series: Invincible

Kern Your Enthusiasm: a series of posts at HiLobrow.com about 25 typefaces, by 25 contributors

Save the Adventure: Singularity & Co.’s digital book club, dedicated to rescuing great adventure novels from obscurity

Deceptive Practice: A documentary about Ricky Jay’s career as a magician.

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LISTEN: A conversation with cartoonists Gabrielle Bell and Ruben Bolling

Mark caught up with two of his favorite cartoonists, Gabrielle Bell, who has a new autobiographical book out, called Truth is Fragmentary, and Ruben Bolling, who announced his upcoming series of illustrated kids’ books, called Emu Club Adventures.

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David Rees teaches you how to do the things you think you already know how to do

As host of Going Deep with David Rees on the National Geographic Channel, David teaches viewers how to master often-overlooked skills, like tying your shoes, shaking hands, lighting matches, and making a good first impression.

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Wear a giant papier-mache head and eliminate your social anxiety

In the 1980s author Jon Ronson played in a band with Frank Sidebottom, a man who wore a large fake head onstage (and often, offstage). We talked to Jon about the book and movie (called Frank and which opens in NY on Friday) he wrote based on his experience.

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My genius friend Rick Rosner went to high school for 10 years

Rick Rosner is my unfathomably weird and wonderful high school friend. I knew he was smart, but it turns out he is the second smartest person in the world, according to a bunch of IQ testing he’s taken. He is so unusual that Errol Morris made a documentary about him.

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Mimi Pond: "MAD was our communist manifesto"

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How WARPO makes the most bitchingest toys of forever

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How Dan Shapiro created the most-backed game in Kickstarter history

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Why I love IDW: Dave Stevens, Wally Wood, Jack Kirby, Darwyn Cooke

In this episode of Gweek, I spoke with Ted Adams the head of IDW, which publishes high-quality reproductions of original comic book art by greats such as Dave Stevens, Jack Kirby, Wally Wood, and Frank Frazetta. Brought to you by Stamps.com — get a $110 sign-up bonus with the offer code GWEEK!

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Mitch O'Connell and Dr. Monkey’s Retro Scans

In his vast photo collection are old Chicago movie theaters, delightfully dirty old Times Square, and his backyard tower of impaled baby dolls. Brought to you by Random House Audio (click here for free downloads!)
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The big lies behind the big eyes of "artist" Walter Keane

This week in Gweek we review Adam Parfrey and Cletus Nelson’s biography of famous kitsch artists, the Keanes. Plus: Plex media server, play putties, and much more. Brought to you by Random House Audio (click here for free downloads!)
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Hidden mother photos, close up magic, and a cool new kitchen scale [Gweek 151]

Our returning guest is Choose Yourself author James Altucher. Brought to you by Stamps.com. Click here for a special $110 offer!

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How to rebuild our world from scratch [Gweek 150]

Maybe it was a viral pandemic, or an asteroid strike, or perhaps nuclear war. Whatever the cause, the world as we know it has ended and you and the other survivors must start again. What key knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilization from scratch? This episode of Gweek is brought to you by stamps.com.

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How to find four-leaf clovers like Sherlock Holmes [Gweek 149]

Our guest Maria Konnikova is a New Yorker contributing writer. She covers science and psychology for The Atlantic, and The New York Times. We spoke to her about her book, Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, a great overlooked crime novel, her favorite podcast, and lots more.

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