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Quoted Quarterly Podcast>Episode Four>The Book Cover Experience

Usually Andrew and Ian outline a list of talking-points before recording, but in this episode we try to just “wing it”. The talk meanders through subjects like pumping iron, glamorous home office decor, manly tea, raw milk, and the book cover’s effect on the reading experience. Next week we’ll go for a more carefully composed format.

Stuff referenced in this week’s episode:
Debbie Millman’s interview with Peter Mendelsund.
A Very She and Him Christmas vinyl record packaging by Kate Harmer.
After recording Ian realized that the vintage Lord of the Flies cover he was talking about is actually a 2009 design made to look like it was design in the 1950s.

Illustration by Andrew Brozyna. I’m glad I got to be Skelator.

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