Story in the Public Square
About This Show
“Story in the Public Square” is a year-round initiative to study and celebrate public storytelling. It features an annual conference, lectures, awards and student contests, as well as original scholarship about public storytelling and how those stories can affect the public debate.
Story in the Public Square is a partnership between the Pell Center and The Providence Journal, and is directed by visiting fellow G. Wayne Miller with Pell Center executive director Jim Ludes.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Optimism in the Age of Fear with Gregg Easterbrook
Ep. 401 | Originally aired: July 14, 2018
The conventional wisdom—the story that dominates public life—is that the world is falling apart. Literally, our infrastructure is crumbling. Our politics are devolving. Sea levels are rising. Gregg Easterbrook reminds us, however, that the reality of human experience is not that bleak and that there is opportunity in tackling the great issues we face.
Gregg Easterbrook is the author of eleven books, including The New York Times bestseller, The Progress Paradox. He has been a staff writer, national correspondent or contributing editor of The Atlantic for nearly 40 years.
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