Gweek 132
By: Joshua Glenn | Categories: Kudos


I’m a frequent guest on Boing Boing’s weekly GWEEK podcast, hosted by Mark Frauenfelder. This week, I appeared on GWEEK episode #132 along with Rob Reid, entrepreneur (he founded, which created the Rhapsody music service) and author of the science fiction novel Year Zero.

We discussed: The Beast: Riding the Rails & Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail, by Oscar Martinez; New York Dolls by New York Dolls; books on Options (Options for the Beginner & Beyond by Edward Olmstead, Trading Option Greeks by Dan Passarelli); Wham-O Super-Book, a lavishly illustrated history of the greatest toy company ever; my own list of the 12 Best Novels for Older Kids from 1964; and HiLobrow’s serialization of King Goshawk and the Birds, a 1926 satirical science fiction novel by the Irish writer Eimar O’Duffy.


MY FIVE MOST RECENT GWEEK APPEARANCES: GWEEK 104 with Andy Ikhnato (July 2013) | GWEEK 111 with Clive Thompson (September 2013) | GWEEK 117 with Kevin Kelly (October 2013) | GWEEK 122 with Danny Hellman (November 2013) | GWEEK 129 with Mitch O’Connell (January 2014).

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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.