Gweek 045 – Extra Super Grab Bag: Cool Movies, Sites, Apps, Gadgets, and Other Neat Stuff


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 45 are Ruben Bolling, the celebrated cartoonist whose comic, Tom the Dancing Bug premieres weekly on Boing Boing; Michael Pusateri, a lifelong tinkerer and former television tech executive for Disney; and Matt Haughey, author, web designer and founder of MetaFilter.


In this episode:

Gweek is giving away a PlugBug! Listen to the podcast to learn how to enter.

Matt Haughey's presentation at Webstock on New Zealand.

Ruben and others filled in for Richard Thompson's comic strip Cul de Sac while Thompson was getting treatment for Parkinson's disease.

Aziz Ansari's $(removed) online special.

Mike Daisey's talk in Georgetown, his first public speaking gig after This American Life. (Daisey's blog post on Sunday is pretty close to an apology.)

Ruben reviews an extraordinary young adult novel called Wonder, by R.J. Palacio

Mark reviews the newMoleskine Lego Notebook.

John Carter has lost $(removed) million, but the Gweeksters like the movie. Matt likes the movie, Boy and Mark likes A Separation.

Michael mentions his self published edition of A Princess of Mars.

Matt recommends two albums: Miike Snow's Happy To You and fun's Some Nights.

Michael talks about the funny website, Out of Context Science.

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Michael has been enjoying the alternate reality game for runners called Zombies, Run!. Matt's pick is a recipe app called Appetites, and Mark has been playing Match Panic.

Matt got a Nike+ Fuelband before they sold out. They are beautiful.

Also mentioned:

Rick Steves' Iran, Miike Snow video, Rdio blog for finding new music, MattBites mentioned in the cooking app segment