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Light On Light Through

You'll hear a little of this and lot of that on Light On Light Through - my reviews of great television series and movies, my interviews with authors and creative media people and their interviews of me, my media theory and political commentary, thoughts about my favorite cars and food and space travel, discussions of my music, and a few of my readings from my science fiction stories. In the first years, starting in 2006, I put up a new episode at least once a month.  More recently, it became more or less often than once a month, usually less often.  But in the Summer of 2020, I began getting more in the mood to podcast, and on 17 October 2023, I began publishing a new episode of the podcast every Tuesday at 12:01 pm -- a minute after Noon (New York time).  - Paul Levinson 

24 October 2021: Interview about Light On Light Through podcast

26 December 2023: Chuck Todd interviews Paul Levinson about Alternate Realities on The Chuck Toddcast  

May 13, 2007

Welcome to Harry Potter and the Refutation of Illiteracy or Episode 34 of Light On Light Through in which we consider how the extraordinary success of J. K. Rowling's novels refutes the view of some academics and critics that television, the Internet, and even texting on cell phones are making the world illiterate...

Plus flashes ... devoted entirely to the shabby treatment the Ron Paul for President campaign has been receiving from, Pajamas Media, and other media...

 Helpful links:

  1. Harry Potter and the Refutation of Illiteracy my blog post
  2. The Soft Edge: A Natural History and Future of the Information Revolution my 1998 book - for further details on literacy thriving
  3. Open Letter to about Ron Paul and Second Open Letter to and the Media about Ron Paul both from me 
  4. The Silk Code podiobook - my award-winning novel, read by Shaun Farrell, available free -  at or
  5. The Future and You May 1 episode ... Stephen Euin Cobb continues his October 2006 interview with me
  6. Patsy Terrell's podcast - Patsy does the wonderful Light On Light Through - Blubrry id 
  7. The Plot to Save Socrates  published in trade paperback February 20 - this means you can get a new copy, if you like, for $10+ at Amazon and most places ... (click on the above title to get to Amazon) ... and if you'd like an autographed copy for a Father's Day or graduation gift, at no extra charge to you, just send me an e-mail at for details
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The Plot to Save Socrates - my latest novel
"challenging fun" - Entertainment Weekly
"Da Vinci-esque thriller" - New York Daily News