story in the public square
Evelyn Farkas

The last 12 months have seen terrible loss from the pandemic, hope rise with the wide availability of vaccines, an open assault on American democracy, and the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan. Evelyn Farkas joins us to discuss the stories that marked 2021 and the selection of the Story of the Year.

Episode Duration: 27 minutes and 0 seconds

Episode Number: 723

About Story in the Public Square:

Story in the Public Square is a weekly, public affairs show designed to study, celebrate, and tell stories that matter.

The show is inspired by the power of stories to shape public understanding of important issues.

For example, Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," shined a crucial light on the violence and inhumanity of American slavery, fueled the abolition movement, and inspired Abraham Lincoln, upon meeting the author, to say "So you're the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war." Narrative is no less important today-though the vehicles for dissemination are much more diverse.

From a great novel to a film, a song, or even a Tweet, stories still very much impact the way the American public looks at issues.

Our show turns a critical eye to these stories and their tellers.

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