Spelling Bees As Preparation For L-I-F-E

Youngsters who participate in spelling bees spend countless hours preparing for the contest. But rather than being stressed and burnt out, these competitors are proving that hard work at a young age sets them up for victory going forward. That’s the conclusion of Northwestern anthropologist Shalini Shankar, who joins host Krys Boyd to talk about her new book “Beeline: What Spelling Bees Reveal About Generation Z’s New Path to Success” (Basic Books).