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Episode 3: The Publishers
[sounds of a printing press coming to life]
Rebecca Diem: It’s an unseasonably warm morning in mid-February, and I’m standing on the ground floor of Coach House Books, watching a 1973 Heidelberg Printing press slowly rumble to life. It’s about the length of a small car, and kind of looks like one too, if you removed the body to expose the mechanisms underneath. Joining me in a silent semi-circle around it are Alana Wilcox, editorial director at Coach House Books, and my producer, Quinton Bradshaw. We are about to witness the miracle of birth. A printing tech steps up to the machine, ready to play the role of midwife.
Alana Wilcox: You can stand over Josh and watch him while he's changing the plates.
Quinton Bradshaw: Yeah I mean actually– I don't know, would