On Margins is a podcast about making books and "book shaped" things. Hosted by Craig Mod.
W. David Marx — The Culture of Fashion in Japan
W. David Marx and I talk about his book Ametora, Japanese culture, and books in translation.
Sam Anderson (Part 2)
Sam Anderson is back, 10 months later, discussing his 2020 pandemic writing life. We cover his Weird Al essay, his NBA bubble excursion, how closely observing something makes for a wonderful writing exercise, and! we reveal our extremely obvious One Wild Trick to getting everything done in life.
Sam Anderson (Part 1/2)
Sam Anderson is a New York Times Magazine staff writer and the author of Boom Town, a book about the "great minor city of America" — Oklahoma City. This is part one of a two part interview. We recorded this conversation in March, 2020, just as the first lockdown of the pandemic had gone into effect.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.