Public Books 101 takes a scholarly look at a world worth studying. In each mini-series, world-class scholars and writers join our host to examine a single topic from many angles, opening a window into the conversations that experts are having with one another about the urgent issues and problems facing us today.
Season 1 takes on the internet: the vast digital environment that has changed the way we live, work, and form communities. Season 2 explores another technology that facilitates communication and self-expression—but one that is considerably older: the novel. What are novels still doing for readers in the 21st century?
Public Books 101 is a production of Public Books, a magazine of arts, scholarship, and ideas. The magazine is free to read online at www.publicbooks.org, and you can find more information about the podcast, including a reading list designed by our guests, at www.publicbooks.org/podcast.