010 — Ready Player One (w/ Mike Sacco)

HOLY SHIT. People like this book. SMART people like this book. The New York Times liked this book. The problem is that this book is a piece of crap that basically functions as a checklist of nostalgia items from the 1980’s.

Join game designer Mike Sacco and I as we yuk it up over the text of this reference-packed slog through a future world that seems like it was conceptualized in 1985. Highlights include: Aerosmith’s “Revolution X” video game, misidentifying this author as the guitarist of Wilco, and probably way too much on-mic laughter.

P.S. Did I mention that this book is BAAAAAAD? Cuz it is.


None this episode.


  • “Video Games” by Lana Del Rey
  • “Pac-Man Fever” by Buckner & Garcia
  • “Before Baywatch” by Donuts N’ Glory