For about 14 years, the Bat of Minerva, a regional cable show, has featured thoughtful people, including many scholars, talking about their life journeys, trajectories, stumblings. From these conversations, hints emerge about the landscape of the academy, the varieties of scholarly and thoughtful lives, and also about what kind of energy or passion or annoyance keeps people thinking and working, year after year.
In this anniversary interview, I discuss some of the motives for starting the Bat. The interviewer is Mary Callahan. My name is Peter Shea; I produce and direct The Bat of Minerva.