“Fear of the Light” by Amanda Petrusich
On this episode, I talk with Amanda Petrusich, author of “Fear of the light: why we need darkness.” The story appeared in the Guardian in August 2016. It explores the cultural impact of our increasing inability to see the night sky. It asks questions about what it means when generations of people live in places where they can’t see the stars.
Amanda Petrusich is a contributing writer for Pitchfork and a contributing editor at The Oxford American. Her music and culture writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Spin, and BuzzFeed. She is also the author of three books about music, including her latest work, “Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records”
Audio version of the Guardian article:
“Fear of the Light” (Audio longreads podcast, 29:01)
Longer, original version of Amanda’s article:
“Night Moves” — VQR, July 5, 2016