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Podcast: Harry Potter & Reading in the Internet Age

20 years of Harry Potter, and why is reading so hard nowadays?

This week, Mike and Alex discuss the impact of Harry Potter and how it compares to Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings. After that, they discuss Phillip Yancey’s article blaming the internet and social media for a lack of deep reading. We discuss the impact of technology on reading habits, the purpose of reading, and what books we read multiple times.

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