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Marginalia: Stephanie Kent & Logan Smalley On Creating The Call Me Ishmael Project

Logan Smalley & Stephanie Kent

"Call me Ishmael."

Whether you've read it or not, you probably recognize that as the first line of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. It's also the name of a book project founded by Stephanie Kent & Logan Smalley.

It started as a voicemail service, and then they added rotary phones, and now they have a The Call Me Ishmael Phone Book. 

I recently spoke with Steph and Logan about all aspects of the project. Here’s our conversation:


The Call Me Ishmael Phone Book by Stephanie Kent & Logan Smalley is published by Avid Reader Press.

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Beth Golay is KMUW's Director of Marketing and Digital Content. She is the host of the KMUW podcast Marginalia and co-host with Suzanne Perez of the Books & Whatnot podcast. You can find her on Wichita Transit in conversation with other riders for En Route, a monthly segment on KMUW's weekly news program The Range.