The Novel

The Novel

Update: 2018-10-152
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Novels are to entertainment what orange juice is to Coca Cola -- a wholesome alternative to modern vices. Or at least, that's how we think of them now. But long before television and videogames, or before comic books and D&D, novels were the new and scary form of entertainment. They were accused of corrupting the youth, of planting dangerous ideas into the heads of housewives, of and distracting everyone from more serious, important books. In this episode, we explore the roots of anti-novel hysteria, and explore what impact it really did have on us.

(And if you're looking for a good novel, check out host Jason Feifer's new novel, Mr. Nice Guy!)

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Email: pessimistsarchive@gmail.com

Thanks to our sponsor, Element AI, and its podcast The AI Element.
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