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The Private Eye

Welcome back to Waiting on the Trade, a comics book club for people who don’t have time for monthly comics!

In this episode, we expose guest host Jonathan Gurney’s search history, as we discuss Brian K. Vaughan, Marcos Martin, and Muntsa Vicente’s The Private Eye.

This episode’s explanations, observations, and links of note include:

  • I apologize for sounding echo-y in this episode! I just moved and clearly need to rethink my new recording setup. Pat did the best he could with what I gave him.
  • Here’s that Private Eye-centric interview with BKV and Marcos Martin which, among other things, discusses the irony of this book being a digital-first series.
  • I dug in to the Australian metadata retention legislation Jono mentioned. This is a good overview of how the legislation’s rules have already been violated (or at least stretched).
  • How much more damage would the economy have sustained without internet-based work from home tools? This Freakonomics episode explores that and other WFH-related questions.
  • Yes, I googled “Chris Evans dick pic.” No, I’m not sharing the results.
  • Before clicking the next link, guess how much new data is generated each day. Okay, now click.
  • This song sums up Mel’s views on the internet pretty neatly. (Pat really wanted me to fit this one in the show notes.)
  • Oh hey, also? Maybe don’t let your kids use YouTube unsupervised (yes, even YouTube Kids).
  • Wasn’t sure whether Pat was gonna keep Jono’s reference to Sonic Underground, but he did, so you get to listen to what is somehow the edgiest theme song ever.
  • Finally: The irony of this episode’s notes including the very most internet links is not lost on me.

Follow-Up Recommendations

If you liked The Private Eye, we think you might also like:

If you enjoyed Jono’s time on the podcast and want to let him know, you can find him on Instagram.


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