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This week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast, we get a preview of next weekend’s Emerald City Comicon from the conference director, Jim Demonakos.

He’s a multitalented guy (and past GeekWire Geek of the Week) who is also one-half of the Kirby Krackle nerd rock band, owner of the ComicStop comic-book store chain, and author of a best-selling graphic novel.

That discussion starts at 13:00, after our weekly news roundup, in which guest host (and GeekWire columnist) Frank Catalano and I recap the Angry Birds Space shenanigans in Seattle, discuss Frank’s recent trip to the SXSWedu education conference, and weigh the implications of a new Google patent that proposes to target ads to users by listening to the background noise on their phone calls.

Also listen for our App of the Week, the best email app I’ve found on the iPhone: Sparrow.

And we round things up with a new Name that Tech Tune, with a chance to win a three-day pass to Emerald City Comicon.

Listen to the show above or directly via this MP3 file.

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