58 min

Achievers, artists, and elites: a conversation with Bill Deresiewicz Real College Matters

    • Education

Episode #14 of the Real College Matters podcast Is heavy on the "real" and a little lighter on the "podcast"--an uncut, unfiltered conversation between Leigh and Bill Deresiewicz, the writer who has most influenced her college advising practice.

In a departure from Bill's usual speaking venues--his most recent being with New York University--Bill gives generously of his time to talk with Leigh not only about his latest publication but also about the provocative essays and books which call into question our culture's troubling assumptions about higher education.

A transcript Is provided but has not been edited for accuracy.

 (Link to new book) The Death of the Artist:  How Creators Are Struggling to Survive In the Age of Billionaires and Big Tech

(Bill's website)

Selected writings:
Solitude and Leadership (text of speech given to West Point cadets In 2010)The Disadvantages of an Elite EducationOn Political Correctness Other books:
 A Jane Austen Education:  How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter

Excellent Sheep:  The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

Episode #14 of the Real College Matters podcast Is heavy on the "real" and a little lighter on the "podcast"--an uncut, unfiltered conversation between Leigh and Bill Deresiewicz, the writer who has most influenced her college advising practice.

In a departure from Bill's usual speaking venues--his most recent being with New York University--Bill gives generously of his time to talk with Leigh not only about his latest publication but also about the provocative essays and books which call into question our culture's troubling assumptions about higher education.

A transcript Is provided but has not been edited for accuracy.

 (Link to new book) The Death of the Artist:  How Creators Are Struggling to Survive In the Age of Billionaires and Big Tech

(Bill's website)

Selected writings:
Solitude and Leadership (text of speech given to West Point cadets In 2010)The Disadvantages of an Elite EducationOn Political Correctness Other books:
 A Jane Austen Education:  How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter

Excellent Sheep:  The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

58 min