The Spelling Bee Kids

What the spelling bee kids can tell us about focus, Generation Z, and South Asian immigrant culture.

Mignon Fogarty,
Episode #690

In honor of Bee Week, today we have an interview with Shalini Shankar, a professor of anthropology and Asian American studies at Northwestern University and the author of “Beeline,” a new book about kids who participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

You can listen to the entire interview by clicking the player above or by finding the podcast on any podcasting app, but if you prefer to read it, we also have a complete (rough) transcript.

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