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 an author, publisher, and semiotic analyst. He is co-author (with Mark Kingwell and the cartoonist Seth) of THE IDLER'S GLOSSARY and THE WAGE SLAVE'S GLOSSARY, co-editor of the object-oriented story collections TAKING THINGS SERIOUSLY and (with Rob Walker) SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS, and co-author (with Elizabeth Foy Larsen) of the family activities guide UNBORED and three forthcoming spinoffs, including UNBORED Games. He is editor of HILOBROW and publisher of the Radium Age science fiction imprint HiLoBooks. Also: Glenn manages a secretive online community known as the Hermenautic Circle; he is founding editor of the e-book club Save the Adventure; and he's a frequent co-host of Boing Boing's podcast GWEEK. In the ’00s, Glenn was an editor, columnist, and blogger for the Boston Globe's IDEAS section, he co-founded the international semiotics website SEMIONAUT, and contributed to CABINET, SLATE, and elsewhere. In the ’90s, he published the high-lowbrow zine/journal HERMENAUT, worked as a dotcom and magazine editor, and contributed to THE BAFFLER, FEED, and elsewhere. His publishing company is King Mixer, LLC; and his semiotic analysis consultancy is Semiovox LLC. He lives in Boston with his wife and children.