In this episode, Toby draws on his professorial pedigree and Nick on his experience in the creative writing world in an attempt to find the source of the current crisis in the humanities. Have the humanities always been in crisis? Is there any other way? Our hosts do their best to provide a “satisfying” answer, and get a little help from Frank Kermode, Plato, Fred Moten & Stefano Harney, William Morris, and others along the way.
(Listen closely for a cameo appearance by the Georgia Tech Whistle around sixteen minutes in!)
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