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Gweek is a weekly podcast where the editors and friends of Boing Boing talk about comic books, science fiction and fantasy, video games, board games, tools, gadgets, apps, and other neat stuff.

My hosts on episode 37 are cartoonist Ruben Bolling, whose comic, Tom the Dancing Bug, premieres weekly on Boing Boing, and Dean Putney, Boing Boing’s coding and development wizard, and Maggie Koerth-Baker, Boing Boing's science editor. Like last week, we talked about a bunch of stuff. Listen to the episode here.

Below is a list of the things we talked about in Gweek episode 37. (Sure, you could just click on the links below to learn about them without listening to the podcast, but then you will miss out on the sleazy gossip we shared between recommendations.)

If you enjoy Gweek, please rate it in the iTunes Store -- thanks!

MturkAmazon Mechanical Turk -- Dean has been taking articles and paying people a dollar to record audio versions of them. Excerpt of article that Dean got someone to read for him. Should Dean ask Mechanical Turk to read James Joyce's dirty letters to Nora?


Science-VideosMaggie describes what she learned at a video making workshop at Science Online 2012.


DickeyRuben explains why NY Mets knuckleball pitcher R.A. Dickey is a cool geek.


CococoffeeMark tells Dean how to make coconut coffee, using the Magic Bullet, and the Aeropress. This is based on the recipe on The Bulletproof Executive.


The-BoysMaggie likes Garth Ennis's The Boys comic book series about CIA operatives who are tasked with keeping corrupt superheroes in check, but she has reservations about it: "I enjoy it, but at the same time I feel like Ennis is so obviously working so hard to make me feel offended and scandalized and it seems like the harder he works at it, the less it works. It’s like telegraphing a punch. I’m starting to just feel bad for him."


HabitMaggie reviews The Power of Habit, which is "about why we have habits and what you can actually do to change them."


Spy-Vs-SpyRuben reviews the 368-page Spy vs. Spy Omnibus, which has every "Spy vs. Spy" comic that Antonio Prohias did for MAD magazine since the 1960s.


Donald-DuckRuben gets his hands on a copy of Donald Duck: Lost in the Andes, the first volume of Fantagraphics' The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library. (Spoiler: it's superb.)


MackMark review's Mackenzie Phillip's autobiography, High on Arrival. I'm glad she survived a surreal and often hellish half-century.


Cartoon-BrewRuben recommends Cartoon Brew, a great cartoon news and analysis site.


Cartoon-ModernOne of Cartoon Brew's editors, Amid Amidi, wrote a wonderful book about 1950s animation called Cartoon Modern.


201201281837Mark plugs a new podcast he launched called Make: Talk, which has interviews with makers from MAKE magazine as well as news from the world of MAKE, Maker Faire, Make: Online, and Maker Shed.


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Dean previews a new app for iPhone called Clear, a "very slick app for to-do items."


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Gweek is a weekly podcast where the editors and friends of Boing Boing talk about comic books, science fiction and fantasy, video games, board games, tools, gadgets, apps, and other neat stuff.

My hosts on episode 36 are cartoonist Ruben Bolling, whose comic, Tom the Dancing Bug, premieres weekly on Boing Boing, and Dean Putney, Boing Boing’s coding and development wizard. We had a great time talking about a bunch of different stuff this time. Listen to the episode here.

Below is a list of the things we talked about in Gweek episode 36. (Sure, you could just click on the links below to learn about them without listening to the podcast, but then you will miss out on the scintillating conversation we had about these remarkable curios.)

If you enjoy Gweek, please rate it in the iTunes Store -- thanks!

Tom-BugTom the Dancing Bug


CoultonJonathan Coulton


AskbryanDoc Fermento Discovers the World podcast


BulletproofThe Bulletproof Executive


Writing-MoviesWriting Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too!, by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon


Jack-DavisJack Davis: Drawing American Pop Culture: A Career Retrospective


TintinThe Adventures of Tintin


CrudbumpCrudbump: Real Art


ToothpasteToothpaste for Dinner


Young-AdultYoung Adult


Kids-ComicsBig Blog of Kids’ Comics!


Hey-SkinnyHey Skinny! Great Advertisements from the Golden Age of Comic Books


ArbroathNothing to Do With Arbroath


KinotopicKinotopic


B-SideBoing Boing’s B-Side


IsimpleiSimple


KettlebellWeider Adjustable Kettle Bell


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In this special episode of Gweek we interviewed Christina Wilson, the daughter of Robert Anton Wilson. Before interviewing Christina, I really didn't know much about Robert Anton Wilson's personal life, other than what he shared in his memoir, Cosmic Trigger. It was very interesting to learn more about Bob from his daughter.

Joining me in the interview is Carla Sinclair, who cofounded the print edition of bOING bOING with me back in 1988!

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Our guest for Gweek podcast 034 is fashion designer Diana Eng, who blends technology with clothing in interesting ways. My cohost is our own Boing Boing science editor, Maggie Koerth-Baker.

We sure talked about a lot of things in this episode! Here are the links:

Diana’s Bioluminescent jellyfish dress

Diana’s laser cut T-shirts

Collab in Soho

Hack Factory in Minneapolis

Diana’s Yagi Antennae

Douglas's Umbrella and yarn antenna

I’m Just Here for More Food, by Alton Brown

Super Mario Brothers piano transcription by Philip Kim

Lego Heroica adventure game

Dominion

Entertaining Science Experiments with Everyday Objects

Childcraft Encyclopedia

The Human Body: What It Is and How It Works

Douglas J. Eng Photography

The Transportationist.org

Jelly Shot Test Kitchen

11foot8.com

Giant Jenga

Apps for Kids: Robot Wants Kitty

Mood Ring for iPhone

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