Public Books 101

Public Books’s new podcast, Public Books 101, turns a scholarly eye to a world worth studying. In each miniseries, 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 some of the issues, problems, and cultural curiosities facing us today.

Season One: The Internet

Hosted by: Annie Galvin

Where did the internet come from? And how might we work to fix its flaws?

Season Two: The Novel Now

Hosted by: Nicholas Dames

What value does the novel, a centuries-old technology, still hold for readers?

Season Three: Becoming Data

Hosted by: Natalie Kerby

In partnership with Data & Society, we explore the past, present, and future of human life being quantified as data.