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 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.