I recently discovered Steve Miller's Book Artists and Poets podcasts on iTunes, as I was searching for distractions to listen to while I recover from recent knee surgery. What a goldmine of oral history, context and inspiration. This is what I've been yearning for - an intimate view into the thinking, journey, and work of people who have made their life in the book arts.
Steve's podcasts are turning out to be way more than a distraction. I look forward to my endless physical therapy sessions because they’re my next chance to listen to another intriguing interview with the likes of Hedi Kyle, Betsy Davids, Audrey Niffenegger, and Julie Chen.
Steve does a great job drawing thoughtful insights from his subjects, all the while painting a vivid scene of what's happening around them. I feel like I'm right there, listening in on a great conversation. One of my favorites so far is when he interviewed Andrea Peterson while she rowed him around Ox-bow lake at dawn.