I didn’t initially understand podcasts—except that they were basically radio shows. Didn’t see the big deal. But now I believe that they represent a return to humanity. While text on the Web has been mangled by algorithms and by simply not resting on actual paper any longer—podcasts have humans conversing, with no computerized intervention.


Michael Silverblatt’s talk show with novelists and poets. I respect the quality of his questions and I envy the quantity of novels he’s read.