It's Lit!

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

Episodes

  • Unraveling the Myth of Ernest Hemingway

    Ernest Hemingway and the myth of a hero.
  • How Do You Write a Bestseller?

    Here are the tent-pole blockbuster books that support the publishing industry.
  • Literary Icons You NEED to Know From the Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance is one of the most iconic periods in American literature, here's why.
  • Dune, The Most Important Sci Fi Series Ever?

    Learn about the history and adaptations of the 1965 novel DUNE.
  • Are Graphic Novels... Novels?

    We're breaking down how the graphic novel went from the comic book store to the classroom.
  • 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.

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