How indexes help organize our world
Chances are you’ve used an index at the back of a book. But how much thought have you given to their creation, their function, their history?
This hour: more than you ever thought to wonder about the role of indexes in our world.
Plus, we get mixed up in the world of cookbook indexes.
- Paula Clarke Bain: Professional indexer
- Dennis Duncan: Author of Index, A History of The: A Bookish Adventure from Medieval Manuscripts to the Digital Age
- Elizabeth Parson: Professional indexer
Colin McEnroe, Eugene Amatruda, and Jonathan McNicol contributed to this show, which originally aired March 2, 2022.