10 episodes

On Margins is a podcast about making books, hosted by Craig Mod.

On Margins Craig Mod

    • Design
    • 5.0 • 47 Ratings

On Margins is a podcast about making books, hosted by Craig Mod.

    Gray318 (Jon Gray)

    Gray318 (Jon Gray)

    An extended interview with Jon Gray, aka Gray318, the award winning, London based, book designer. Gray318 has designed covers for William Gibson, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, David Foster Wallace, Robin Sloan, and perhaps most famously, for Jonathan Safran Foer.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Lynne Tillman and What She Would Do

    Lynne Tillman and What She Would Do

    An interview with novelist, essayist, and cultural critic, Lynne Tillman.

    Craig Mod sits down with Lynne Tillman at her apartment in Manhattan and they go through the covers of her novels, essay collections, and non-fiction books. 

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Jessica Hische, Tomorrow I'll Be Brave

    Jessica Hische, Tomorrow I'll Be Brave

    In this episode we're talking with designer and letterer, Jessica Hische, author of the New York Times best-selling children's book: Tomorrow I'll Be Brave. 

    We discuss her unique production and marketing strategy for the book, how she chose her publisher, and how to respect the heck out of contacts you've built up over the years. 

    • 50 min
    Lisa Brennan-Jobs, the designing and writing of Small Fry

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs, the designing and writing of Small Fry

    An interview with Lisa Brennan-Jobs, author of the best selling memior, Small Fry. Lisa and Craig Mod discuss the design, production, and writing of this fascinating book about family, identity, and growing up in Palo Alto as the daughter of Steve Jobs.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    A walk in the woods with Craig Mod discussing his book Koya Bound

    A walk in the woods with Craig Mod discussing his book Koya Bound

    Craig Mod has been walking the historical mountains and paths of Japan for the last five years. In April of 2018 he went on a solo Kumano Kodo walk and made this recording discussing the economics and production of his 2016 book, Koya Bound: Eight days on the Kumano Kodo. The book was made in collaboration with Dan Rubin and was sponsored by Leica Cameras. 

    • 15 min
    Jason Kottke and Twenty Years of kottke.org

    Jason Kottke and Twenty Years of kottke.org

    Kottke.org is a website. It is not an app. It is not a product. It is simply a static website, updated daily, running some rickety old blogging software.

    As of March of 2018 it's been consistently updated for twenty years. Kottke.org has shaped the way many of us have thought about news, blogging, and linking.

    We talk with Jason about his two decades of blogging, influences in his life that shaped how he works today, and what kottke.org would look like were it a book. 

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

marc.cardwell ,

great conversation

i’ve only listened to josh gray, but i love the format. i’ve downloaded all the others and will give them all a listen.

John1307 ,

Put Down Your Fork

Have you ever been in a restaurant, and discovered that the two people next to you are having the most interesting conversation imaginable? Maybe you're halfway through dessert, the check is on the way, but you realize you absolutely MUST hear where their chat will lead. So you put down your fork and eavesdrop. That's this podcast. No RadioLab-style post-production. No slick editing. Nothing but two fascinating people whose voices and minds alone are enough to enchant you.

swissjapanese ,

Deeply inspiring

Craig has been thinking about the intersection of writing, design and tech for years now and the care that goes into everything he does is so evident in this podcast that it is deeply inspiring and touching at the same time. He creates and introduces true quality content in a world with too much information.

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