The American Scholar
Since 1932, Phi Beta Kappa has published The American Scholar, its award-winning quarterly magazine of public affairs, literature, science, history, and culture. The Scholar publishes writing that is elegant and clear, however challenging the subject, with a serious general audience in mind. The Scholar staff also produces The American Scholar website with new content each day, digital versions of the print magazine, and a bimonthly e-newsletter.
The Key Reporter
The Key Reporter is the national quarterly publication for Phi Beta Kappa members (circulation of over 600,000). Each issue features a column, “From the Secretary,” and news about members and national office programs, including the National Arts & Sciences Initiative, Visiting Scholar Program, and Society awards.
Key Conversations Podcast
Our podcast, Key Conversations with Phi Beta Kappa, features in-depth conversations between Secretary/CEO Fred Lawrence and Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars. With a new episode released every six weeks, each podcast invites listeners to take a seat at the table to learn more about the featured Scholar's background, research, and how they have taken their respective paths to where they are now, and where they are headed.
Smarty Pants Podcast
Tune in to The American Scholar's podcast Smarty Pants. Every week you can catch interviews with the liveliest voices from literature, the arts, sciences, history, and public affairs; reports on cutting-edge works in progress; long-form narratives; and compelling excerpts from new books.
Read Me a Poem Podcast
Tune in each week to Read Me a Poem from The American Scholar to hear a poem read aloud, beautifully, by Amanda Holmes, author and book club facilitator. Selections span the centuries and have included poems by Gwendolyn Brooks, Philip Larkin, Sylvia Plath, and more.
[Spoiler Alert] Digital Book Club
[Spoiler Alert] is the online book club of The American Scholar magazine. The goal is to keep the spirit of learning alive, one book at a time. This is a forum for swapping book recommendations, meeting editors and authors, and connecting with other readers across the country, culminating in regular livestreamed discussions about our book of the month.