On My Radio (2)
By: Joshua Glenn | Categories: Kudos

As previously announced, this fall I am appearing semi-regularly on two excellent podcasts, Boing Boing’s GWEEK (hosted by Mark Frauenfelder) and WFMU’s TOO MUCH INFORMATION (hosted by Benjamen Walker).

On GWEEK, I’m a co-host — talking with Mark about comic books, science fiction and fantasy, video games, board games, tools, gadgets, and apps. For the October 10 episode, we were joined by cartoonist Adrian Tomine (Optic Nerve). Among other things, we discussed Tomine’s new book, New York Drawings (Drawn & Quarterly); my new book UNBORED: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun (Bloomsbury); Building Stories by Chris Ware; The Hive by Charles Burns; the movie Barbarella; and the Elenco AmeriKit Learn to Solder Kit. LISTEN TO THE EPISODE HERE.

On TOO MUCH INFORMATION, I play the character “Joshua Glenn,” who — like me — is a semiotic brand and culture analyst. For the October 15 episode, “Joshua Glenn” talked about the semiotics of skin whitening — er, make that skin consistency, clarity, and radiance. LISTEN TO THE EPISODE HERE.

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Joshua Glenn is a cultural and brand semiotician, and co-principal of the agency SEMIOVOX LLC. He is editor and publisher of HILOBROW and the Radium Age sci-fi paperback imprint HILOBOOKS. He is author of (with Mark Kingwell and the cartoonist Seth) THE IDLER'S GLOSSARY (2008) and THE WAGE SLAVE'S GLOSSARY (2011), and editor of the object-oriented story collections TAKING THINGS SERIOUSLY (2007) and (with Rob Walker) SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS (2012). With Elizabeth Foy Larsen and Tony Leone, Josh produced the popular family activities guides UNBORED (2012), UNBORED GAMES (2014), and UNBORED ADVENTURE (2015), not to mention two UNBORED activity kits from MindWare. In the ’00s, Josh was an editor and columnist for the BOSTON GLOBE's IDEAS section; in the ’90s, he published the high-lowbrow zine/journal HERMENAUT. He was born and raised in Boston, where he lives with his wife and sons.