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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 46 are Dean Putney, Boing Boing’s software wrangler and the Johnny Appleseed of weird awesomeness, and Glenn Fleishman, a long-time tech reporter, a hacky perl programmer, and one of the writers of the Economist.com’s Babbage blog on technology and culture.

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In this episode:

Screen Shot 2012-04-06 At 3.41.30 PmDean was accidentally the first male guest on the Vaginal Fantasy Hangout podcast!

Screen Shot 2012-04-06 At 3.55.54 PmGlenn initiates a discussion about Kickstarter, and his plans to kickstart a book about Kickstarter. "Having brought in $84 million in cash for 12,000 projects in 2011 and just having had its first three million-dollar-plus projects in rapid succession, how is Kickstarter changing funding for artists, filmmakers, and industrial designers?"

Screen Shot 2012-04-06 At 3.47.24 PmGlenn has been reading Suicide Squad’s New 52 reboot. "I’m not a fan of the whole DC thing, and haven’t been a solid comic reader in years. But I love Suicide Squad and I’m afraid that says something terrible about my psyche."

Screen Shot 2012-04-06 At 3.52.09 PmDean liked Craig Thompson's massive, award-winning graphic novel, Blankets. Mark told Dean to read Thompson's most recent graphic novel, Habibi

Screen Shot 2012-04-06 At 4.04.09 Pm-1Mark recommends Ryan Rigney's book, Buttonless: Incredible iPhone and iPad Games and the Stories Behind Them

Screen Shot 2012-04-06 At 4.06.56 Pm-1Glenn says: "I’ve been watching (via UK feeds) BBC’s Dirk Gently, the three episode adaptation of Douglas Adam’s character. Remarkably good." How does Glenn get around the region-blocking technology that the BBC uses to lock out non UK viewers? Tunnelbear!

Screen Shot 2012-04-06 At 4.13.16 PmDean's mind-blowing website of the week is Stratocam.

Screen Shot 2012-04-06 At 4.14.28 Pm Dean explains the appeal of the iOS app, Draw Something.

Screen Shot 2012-04-06 At 4.30.05 Pm Glenn talks about Pokemon: "My older son is learning the game, and I have some reflections on getting sucked into his madness."

Screen Shot 2012-04-06 At 4.18.08 Pm Mark was impressed by The Fourth Dimension, an app that helps you visualize the fourth dimension.

Screen Shot 2012-04-06 At 4.23.44 PmMark likes Snapheal, a simple OS X app that lets you easily remove unwanted objects from your photos.

Screen Shot 2012-04-06 At 4.24.54 Pm-1Dean raves about Luma Labs's Cinch camera strap.

Screen Shot 2012-04-06 At 4.27.51 Pm Mark describes why he likes Rickshaw bags so much.

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