By Craig Mod
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On Margins is a podcast about making books, hosted by Craig Mod.
||Clean006: 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...||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005: 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. It is largely the product of..||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004: Elena Favilli, the making of Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls||An extended interview with Goodnight Stories for Rebel girls co-creator, Elena Favilli. Co-founder of Timbuktu Labs, Elena Favilli, delves into how the company went from an award winning but ultimately unprofitable children's magazine app...||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003: Kevin Kelly, Photographing and Backpacking Asia in the 1970s||Technologist, futurist, author, and photographer Kevin Kelly discusses traveling during the golden age of global exploration. We cover how photography has changed over the years, his decades investigating Asia in the 1970s and 80s, and how he...||10/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002: Frank Chimero, The New Golden Age of Bookmaking||Designer and author Frank Chimero discusses the process behind his book, "The Shape of Design." We also dig into the normalization of paying creative people to make things via crowdfunding or patronage platforms, and why there's never been a better...||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001: Jan Chipchase, The Field Study Handbook||Episode 001 of On Margins — a podcast discussing the margins of making books — with Craig Mod and Jan Chipchase. Researcher, ethnographer, and author Jan Chipchase has a new book — "The Field Study Handbook." We discuss how he came to...||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great to new addition to the required listen list
On Margins hits one out of the park with Jan Chipchase in its debut episode. High level of discourse, calm, clear, enjoyable dialogue. Look forward to more like this.
More than making books
This first conversation interweaves Chichase's fascinating professional life story with that of his book – its reason for being and the many decisions which brought it to its final form. Recommended for writers, designers or anyone trying to bring a thing of beauty into the world.
A podcast about people and design, in that order
On par with Mr. Craig's amazing writings, the podcast starts off talking about a common theme in his essays: Human-Human interaction, and the role that design plays in it. As opposed to the typed texts, where the tone of voice is partially imagined and the whole thing feels like a monologue (which is not a bad thing), it's refreshing to hear Craig's ideas in a less polished format, more spontaneous, and within a conversation. Auto-downloads: on.