Smarty Pants

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Tune in every week to catch interviews with the liveliest voices from literature, the arts, sciences, history, and public affairs; reports on cutting-edge works in progress; long-form narratives; and compelling excerpts from new books. Produced and hosted by Stephanie Bastek. Have suggestions for projects you’d like us to catch up on, or writers you want to hear from? Send us a note: podcast [at]

Episode List:

Indiana Absurd

Tiffany Tsao on translating a beguiling Indonesian short-story collection

Changing the Lens

Exploding the Canon, Episode 5 (Finale)

American Modernism’s Lost Boy-King

The late, great Paul Auster on Stephen Crane

Let Us Compare Mythologies

Exploding the Canon, Episode 4


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