In the Margin of the Other is a free form radio show I began producing in November 1988 on WMBR, MIT’s all volunteer radio station. It’s taken various forms as I’ve adapted to what the rest of life and work require. Inspired by my college economics prof’s adage “everything happens in the margin,” I find that this “secret world” I’ve maintained consistently over so many years has evolved into a rich and unexpected source for many of my ideas and approaches in my more public work.
I’m lucky to have Richard H. Lawrence maintaining my archive in his woodshop in Albion, ME, spinning show cassettes according the seasons. He and Sama also grow fruit and vegetables and other interesting things.
More recently, I’ve begun editing and uploading selected programs at the request of various friends and colleagues who want to listen. With nearly 2000 hours accumulated, perhaps I will eventually create a stream! For now, you can download a bunch here, or listen some shorter clips on this site. You’ll let me know you’re listening, right?