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The themes of the lecture series were titled as if they were a similar series of useful How-To booklets  with charmingly archaic titles. <ref>http://www.mediabistro.com/articles/cache/a452.asp</ref> Each Little Gray Book program loosely followed that theme and featured a selection of guests. These lectures included readings by authors, novelty demonstrations, comedy and music. Most of the Little Gray Book lectures took place at the Galapagos Art Space, in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.
 
The themes of the lecture series were titled as if they were a similar series of useful How-To booklets  with charmingly archaic titles. <ref>http://www.mediabistro.com/articles/cache/a452.asp</ref> Each Little Gray Book program loosely followed that theme and featured a selection of guests. These lectures included readings by authors, novelty demonstrations, comedy and music. Most of the Little Gray Book lectures took place at the Galapagos Art Space, in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.
  
Jonathan's role has been [http://www.brooklynrail.org/2003/12/art/how-to-speak-with-strangers described] in this way:  "The loyal audience, which Hodgman has built, anticipates the closure Coulton’s songs often bring. They have the uncanny effect of wrapping-up and summarizing the night’s theme in well-crafted song. Hodgman believes, 'it is unconscionable that no one has found a way to make one million dollars off his talents yet.'"
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Jonathan's role has been [http://www.thebrooklynrail.org/arts/winter03/howtospeak.html described] in this way:  "The loyal audience, which Hodgman has built, anticipates the closure Coulton’s songs often bring. They have the uncanny effect of wrapping-up and summarizing the night’s theme in well-crafted song. Hodgman believes, 'it is unconscionable that no one has found a way to make one million dollars off his talents yet.'"
  
 
The only nearly-complete recording of a Little Gray Book lecture currently available on the internet is the one made of Lecture 29, on the topic of radio. <ref>http://transom.org/shows/2005/200503.lgb.html</ref>  The lecture took place in Philadelphia, in order to take advantage of radio-quality sound recording at the Indre Studio. <ref>http://transom.org/shows/2005/200503.lgb_production.html</ref>  However, recordings from a total of seven of the lectures were at repackaged and released as [http://www.littlegraybooks.com/hear.html podcasts]. These podcasts were compiled by Jonathan Coulton and John Hodgman and bookmarked with inventive fictional settings and events as described by the two of them. Each podcast reprised readings, songs, or amusing happenings from one specific past lecture.  
 
The only nearly-complete recording of a Little Gray Book lecture currently available on the internet is the one made of Lecture 29, on the topic of radio. <ref>http://transom.org/shows/2005/200503.lgb.html</ref>  The lecture took place in Philadelphia, in order to take advantage of radio-quality sound recording at the Indre Studio. <ref>http://transom.org/shows/2005/200503.lgb_production.html</ref>  However, recordings from a total of seven of the lectures were at repackaged and released as [http://www.littlegraybooks.com/hear.html podcasts]. These podcasts were compiled by Jonathan Coulton and John Hodgman and bookmarked with inventive fictional settings and events as described by the two of them. Each podcast reprised readings, songs, or amusing happenings from one specific past lecture.  
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