It is rare to see a mixtape anywhere near the upper reaches of the UK Albums chart. The fact that not one but two mixtapes are nestling comfortably among the top ten is scarcely believable.
— Dhaval Bathia, mathematician
“I only ever aspired to be book-famous. Once I got a little bit above book-famous and got to almost semi-famous famous, the idea that I would fall back to book-famous was intolerable,” says John Hodgman with his trademark dry hyperbole. Then he pauses.