A deep dive into Atlas Hugged with Iona Italia

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Iona Italia is a wonderful public intellectual who is active on Twitter (@IonaItalia) and her Two for Tea podcast. Her two-volume Our Tango World (1,2) can be regarded as literary cultural ethnography well worth reflecting upon from an evolutionary perspective. Our conversation uses Atlas Hugged as a base to explore in many directions, including the nature of fiction, novels of ideas as a genre, and what it was like to grow up as the son of a famous novelist. Our publicly available podcast runs 40 minutes and please subscribe to Iona’s podcast on Patreon to access the full version, which runs nearly two hours!