It's Lit!

It’s Lit! is a series of smart, funny video essays from PBS Digital Studios.

Episodes

  • The It’s Lit! Musical Episode

    A lot of the bread and butter of musical theater is built off of books!
  • The (Stephen) King of Horror

    We lead you through the dark and twisted world of Uncle Stevie, the King of Horror.
  • The Fiery History of Banned Books

    Let's explore how the seemingly innocuous book has survived centuries of the ban hammer.
  • War and Peace and Everything Else

    In this day and age of publishing, books like War & Peace are something of a relic.
  • The Constructed Languages of JRR Tolkien

    A less-discussed aspect of Tolkien is the way he used constructed language in his writing.
  • The Byronic Hero: Isn’t it Byronic?

    Brooding, sensual, violent, intelligent, and single-minded.
  • Afrofuturism: From Books to Blockbusters

    What is Afro-Futurism and what is its place in Black storytelling?
  • Why We Still Love Little Women, 150 Years Later

    Before women were asking “Am I Carrie or Samantha?”, they were asking “Am I Jo or Amy?"

Specials

About It's Lit!

It’s Lit! is a series of smart, funny video essays from PBS Digital Studios about our favorite books and why we love to read. Hosted by Lindsay Ellis, the series delves into topics like the evolution of YA, how science fiction mirrors our own anxieties, and why the book is sometimes just a _bit_ better than the movie.

Extras