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Anthony Bourdain’s Interview with David Remnick

19:20 | Jun 8th, 2018

Anthony Bourdain—the chef turned author, food anthropologist, and television star—died this week, at sixty-one. Bourdain made his début in The New Yorker in 1999, with an essay called “Don’t Eat Before Reading This,” about working in the restaurant i...Show More

James Comey Makes His Case to America

1:14:32 | Apr 20th, 2018

In a long career in law enforcement, the former F.B.I. Director James Comey aimed to be above politics, but in the 2016 election he stepped directly into it.  In his book, “A Higher Loyalty,” Comey makes the case to America that he handled the F.B.I....Show More

John Thompson vs. American Justice

55:32 | Mar 30th, 2018

When police showed up to question John Thompson, he was worried that it was because he had sold drugs to an undercover cop.  When he realized they were investigating a murder, he could only laugh: “Shit, for real? Murder?” Thompson was insistent on h...Show More

Alone and on Foot in Antarctica

26:29 | Mar 6th, 2018

Henry Worsley was a husband, father, and an officer of an élite British commando unit; also a tapestry weaver, amateur boxer, photographer, and collector of rare books, maps, and fossils. But his true obsession was exploration. Worsley revered the An...Show More

Nicolás Maduro on the Brink of Dictatorship

22:30 | Dec 19th, 2017

Nicolás Maduro was an unlikely successor to Venezuela’s popular and charismatic Hugo Chavez. And, since his election, the country has been wracked with devastating food shortages, a breakdown of ordinary services and medical care, and rampant violenc...Show More

The actor Christine Baranski on “The Good Fight,” and Kurt Vile on Songwriting

30:19 | Apr 16th

Christine Baranski was a successful theatre actor who would never stoop to do television in the old days. But when she got the pilot script for “Cybill,” and had two daughters to put through school, she took the role of Marianne, the tough-talking be...Show More

Masha Gessen and Keith Gessen Debate Russian and American Politics

19:23 | Apr 12th

Masha Gessen and Keith Gessen have, taken together, written more than a dozen books and a thousand articles. Keith Gessen is a founder of n+1, an influential literary journal; Masha has written for major newspapers and journals as well as, since 2014...Show More

The Neurology of Bias, and a Visit with Thundercat

28:45 | Apr 9th

Most of us have biases and prejudices we don’t acknowledge—or aren’t even aware of. Admitting those biases is a baseline of political “wokeness.” But measuring and proving bias, and showing how it works, is another matter. Jennifer Eberhardt is a soc...Show More

The Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg on Coming Out: “I Realized I Couldn’t Go On Like That Forever”

21:09 | Apr 5th

During an exit interview with President Barack Obama in November, 2016, just weeks after the election, David Remnick asked who would be the leaders of the Democratic Party and the contenders to oppose Trump in 2020. Obama mentioned people like Kamala...Show More

How OxyContin Was Sold to the Masses

32:01 | Apr 2nd

Patrick Radden Keefe has reported on the Sackler family and their control of Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin. Among the sources for his article “Empire of Pain” was a whistle-blower named Steven May, a former sales rep who joined Purdue during ...Show More

Has the Mueller Report Changed Anything?

17:40 | Mar 29th

The Mueller investigation has been a two-year obsession for nearly everyone who cares about politics in America. For one side, the special counsel was a bête noire, a leader of a witch hunt; for the other, Mueller was a deus ex machina who would end ...Show More

U.K. Edges Closer to the Cliff of a No-Deal Brexit

30:14 | Mar 26th

Since the minute that British citizens voted, in a 2016 referendum, to leave the European Union, confusion and disorganization has consumed the U.K. Three years later, little has changed: confusion and disorganization may carry the U.K. over the clif...Show More

Emilia Clarke on a Near-Death Experience Scarier than “Game of Thrones”

19:20 | Mar 22nd

Emilia Clarke was an unknown young actor when she landed the part of Daenerys, of the House of Targaryen, on a show called “Game of Thrones.” After an eventful first season—capped by her walk into a funeral pyre and rebirth as the Mother of Dragons—C...Show More

The Hot Fashion Trends in Silicon Valley, and the Top Chef Niki Nakayama

24:19 | Mar 19th

Silicon Valley has a reputation for being a place where young geniuses are too busy disrupting the world to buy clothes; jeans and a hoodie generally qualify as business attire. But that is changing, the New Yorker fashion correspondent Rachel Syme n...Show More

Getting Detained by ICE—on Purpose

25:38 | Mar 15th

In 2012, two young activists from the National Immigrant Youth Alliance went on an undercover mission to infiltrate the Broward Transitional Center, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Florida. NIYA had been contacted by the son of a m...Show More

American Exiles in East Africa (Part 2)

32:36 | Mar 12th

Pete O’Neal was a street hustler and small-time pimp who gave up crime to fight oppression, founding the Kansas City chapter of the Black Panther Party. Charlotte Hill was a high-school student who gave up a college scholarship to join the Panthers a...Show More

American Exiles in East Africa

28:02 | Mar 8th

Pete O’Neal was a street hustler and small-time pimp who gave up crime to struggle against oppression, founding the Kansas City chapter of the Black Panther Party. Charlotte Hill was a high-school student who gave up a college scholarship to join the...Show More

Jane Mayer on the Revolving Door Between Fox News and the White House

24:39 | Mar 5th

Donald Trump has made no secret of his great admiration for Fox News -- which he praises by tweet nearly constantly -- and his disdain for other, “fake news” outlets that he regards as “enemies of the people.”  But the closeness of the relationship b...Show More

A Moderate Republican Wants to Primary Donald Trump in 2020

27:39 | Mar 1st

The former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld is launching what looks like a political suicide mission. He recently announced an exploratory committee to challenge Trump in the primary. He sees a pathway to victory that runs through his neighboring sta...Show More

A Writer Solves a Mystery, and Ruth E. Carter Steps into the Spotlight

35:54 | Feb 22nd

Committed during a period filled with bombings, killings, and disappearances, the murder of Jean McConville remains one of the most infamous unsolved crimes of the Troubles. The writer Patrick Radden Keefe may have discovered who killed her. Plus, th...Show More

What Are We Talking About When We Talk about Socialism?

33:36 | Feb 19th

With the election to the House of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib, following up on the surprising Presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders, socialism is on the rise, after a long decline in America. But the Harvard historian and New Yorker ...Show More

Teju Cole on Blackface and Valeria Luiselli on the Border Crisis

22:24 | Feb 15th

When depictions of Virginia politicians in blackface surfaced this month, the New Yorker contributor Teju Cole was unsurprised. “A white man of a certain age in the U.S.,” he reflects, “is found to have done something racist in his past; well, yes.” ...Show More

To Stop the Shooting, Lupe Cruz Gets Between the People with the Guns

14:12 | Feb 12th

Conversations about gun reform are often galvanized by catastrophic mass shootings. But gun violence mostly unfolds as a matter of awful routine: domestic-partner homicides, suicides, and shootings between people who know each other are everyday occu...Show More

Is the Tide Turning on Gun Reform?

41:32 | Feb 8th

This week, the House held hearings on gun violence, the first in eight years. In the 2018 elections, gun-reform groups outspent the N.R.A.—which appears to be in financial trouble. After years of greatly expanded gun rights, is the tide turning on gu...Show More

Marlon James Builds His Own Damn Universe

28:18 | Feb 5th

When the cast of the film “The Hobbit” was first announced, Marlon James was dismayed—though hardly surprised—by how white it was. A long-standing complaint of black fans of fantasy is that authors can imagine dwarves and elves and orcs, but not blac...Show More

The Mueller Investigation: What We Know So Far

26:52 | Feb 1st

Washington is abuzz with rumors that the Mueller report is coming soon, and both sides are trying to strategize their next move. The reporter Adam Davidson summarizes the broad strokes of what we know so far, and Susan B. Glasser and Jeffrey Toobin d...Show More

John Thompson vs. American Justice

55:30 | Jan 29th

When police showed up to question John Thompson, he was worried that it was because he had sold drugs to an undercover cop.  When he realized they were investigating a murder, he could only laugh: “Shit, for real? Murder?”Thompson was insistent on hi...Show More

Jason Rezaian on Imprisonment in Iran

45:12 | Jan 25th

Jason Rezaian was born in California to an Iranian father and an American mother. After a failed effort to enter the Persian rug trade, he moved to Tehran to be a reporter, and was working for the Washington Post when he was arrested by Iranian autho...Show More

The Fall of a Chinese Pop Star, and Calvin Trillin’s Happy Marriage

40:33 | Jan 22nd

For some years, Denise Ho was one of the most popular singers in Asia. A Hong Kong native, she performed the style known as Cantopop in mainland China and in foreign countries with Chinese émigré populations. But, as Ho told the staff writer Jiayang ...Show More

The Producer dream hampton Talks with Jelani Cobb about “Surviving R. Kelly”

15:21 | Jan 18th

For decades, it’s been an open secret that R. Kelly has allegedly kept young women trapped in abusive relationships through psychological manipulation, fear, and intimidation. His domestic situation has been compared to a sex cult. He was acquitted o...Show More

For a French Burglar, Stealing Masterpieces Is Easier Than Selling Them

20:13 | Jan 15th

Vjeran Tomic has been stealing since he was a small child, when he used a ladder to break into a library in his home town, in Bosnia. After moving to Paris, he graduated to lucrative apartment burglaries, living off the jewels he took and often doing...Show More

How “The Apprentice” Made Donald Trump, and a Boondoggle in Wisconsin

35:09 | Jan 11th

The staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe has reported on “The Apprentice” and its impact on Donald Trump—on how America saw Trump, and how Trump saw himself. Keefe spoke with Jonathon Braun, who was a supervising producer on “The Apprentice,” about how ...Show More

The Director Boots Riley on “Sorry to Bother You”

18:14 | Jan 8th

Boots Riley’s directorial début, “Sorry to Bother You,” blends a dark strain of comedy with a sci-fi vision of capitalism run amok. The film’s hero, Cassius Green, is a telemarketer who rises quickly in the ranks—eventually becoming a “power caller”—...Show More

Live: Janet Mock and Chris Hayes

37:33 | Jan 4th

Janet Mock first heard the word “māhū,” a Native Hawaiian word for people who exist outside the male-female binary, when she was twelve. She had just moved back to Oahu, where she was born, from Texas, and, by that point, Mock knew that the gender sh...Show More

Philip Roth’s American Portraits and American Prophecy

55:39 | Dec 28th, 2018

The novelist and short-story writer Philip Roth died in May at the age of eighty-five. In novels like “Portnoy’s Complaint,” “The Human Stain,” and “American Pastoral,” Roth anatomized postwar American life—particularly the lives of Jewish people in ...Show More

Christmas Music Reimagined with Kirk Douglas, the Guitarist for the Roots

0:00 | Dec 23rd, 2018

Kirk Douglas, the guitarist for the Roots, plays anything and everything as part of the “Tonight Show” band, so David Remnick put him to the test on some holiday classics.  Roz Chast rings a bell to collect pennies for a good cause: saving the globe ...Show More

2018 in Pop Culture

15:27 | Dec 21st, 2018

The New Yorker staff writers Jia Tolentino, Doreen St. Félix, and Alexandra Schwartz all cover the culture beat from different angles. They talk with David Remnick about the emblematic pop-culture phenomena of 2018 that tell us where we were this yea...Show More

Kelly Slater’s Perfect Wave Brings Surfing to a Crossroads

23:34 | Dec 18th, 2018

In December of 2015, a video appeared on the Internet that stunned surfers worldwide. Titled “Kelly’s Wave,” it showed Kelly Slater—arguably the best pro surfer in history—unveiling a secret project he had been working on for more than a decade. With...Show More

Aaron Sorkin Rewrites “To Kill a Mockingbird”

32:28 | Dec 14th, 2018

As he set about adapting “To Kill a Mockingbird” for the stage—the play opened this week on Broadway—Aaron Sorkin first wrote a version that he says was very much like the novel, but “with stage directions.” As he delved into the character of Atticus...Show More

Robyn Talks with David Remnick

33:44 | Dec 7th, 2018

For the past twenty-five years, since she was a young teen-ager, the singer Robyn has been on the cutting edge of pop music. Her sound is sparse and complex, influenced by electro and dance music while preserving the catchiness of pop. After a brief ...Show More

Helen Rosner Ferments at Home, Plus Dexter Filkins on Saudi Arabia

24:20 | Dec 4th, 2018

One of the hot trends in the food world is one of the oldest: fermentation. No longer just for beer and sauerkraut, fermentation—which Helen Rosner calls “bacteria engaging with your food”—is the subject of cookbooks, and the specialty of destination...Show More

Voter Suppression in the Twenty-First Century

31:12 | Nov 30th, 2018

In the November midterm elections, Stacey Abrams, a gubernatorial candidate in Georgia, arrived at her polling place to cast a vote for herself, only to have a poll worker claim that she had already filed for an absentee ballot. Carol Anderson’s book...Show More

Bridget Everett Talks with Michael Schulman

21:10 | Nov 27th, 2018

Appearing at the New Yorker Festival, in conversation with Michael Schulman , Bridget Everett brought her dog onstage. It was unconventional, but no more so than anything else she does. Vulgar, badly behaved, and entirely comfortable with herself, Ev...Show More

Jim Carrey Doesn’t Exist (According to Jim Carrey)

36:19 | Nov 23rd, 2018

As a young boy, Jim Carrey got in trouble for staring in the mirror. He didn’t do it because he was vain; he was practicing the comic skills that made him one of the great impressionists of our time, a man whose face seems to be made of some pliable ...Show More

The Star Witnesses Against El Chapo

23:05 | Nov 20th, 2018

Last year, the Mexican government finally agreed to extradite the notorious drug kingpin El Chapo to the U.S. Born Joaquín Guzmán Loera, he was once ranked by Forbes as one of the most powerful people in the world. His trial began in New York, on Nov...Show More

The Countdown to Brexit, Plus Adam Gopnik’s Turkey Zen

32:23 | Nov 16th, 2018

More than two years after British voters approved a measure to withdraw their nation from the European Union—a gigantic undertaking with no roadmap of any sort —Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled a plan: essentially, that the U.K. would remain in th...Show More

After the 2008 Financial Crisis, the Economy Was Fracked Up

19:45 | Nov 13th, 2018

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act injected almost nine hundred billion dollars into the U.S. economy to help the nation recover from the 2008 financial crisis. Ninety billion dollars went to clean energy, with the intention of jump-starting ...Show More

The Financial Crash and the Climate Crisis

36:10 | Nov 9th, 2018

Ten years after the financial crash of 2008, the economy is humming along, with steady growth and rising employment. Yet that crisis continues to shape our world, particularly through the rise of right-wing populism and the ever-worsening climate cri...Show More

Derek Smalls—Harry Shearer’s Character in “Spinal Tap”—Returns with His Solo Début

23:41 | Nov 6th, 2018

Harry Shearer is known for doing many characters, including Mr. Burns and others from “The Simpsons,” but the most famous is Derek Smalls, the saturnine, epically muttonchopped bassist in the movie “This Is Spinal Tap.” Almost thirty-five years after...Show More

From Mexico, the Reality of the Migrant Caravan

30:39 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Jonathan Blitzer spent a week in Mexico with the so-called caravan—a group of about five thousand migrants, most of them from Honduras, who are making a dangerous journey on foot to the U.S. border. Donald Trump, who has described the caravan as “inv...Show More

Janelle Monáe, from the Future to the Present

30:17 | Oct 30th, 2018

Janelle Monáe is an unlikely pop star. Her music is rooted in soul and R. & B., but also in pop, punk, and New Wave; her early releases were science-fiction concept albums, influenced by Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” and modern Afrofuturism, set far in t...Show More

Daniel Radcliffe Gets His Facts Straight, and Pennsylvania’s Pipeline Politics

25:43 | Oct 26th, 2018

The actor Daniel Radcliffe is on Broadway in a new play called “The Lifespan of a Fact”—perhaps the first-ever work of theatre in which a fact checker is a starring role. Radcliffe’s character is obsessive about his work, and he becomes locked in com...Show More

Janelle Monáe, from the Future to the Present

20:17 | Oct 26th, 2018

Janelle Monáe is an unlikely pop star. Her music is rooted in soul and R. & B., but also in pop, punk, and New Wave; her early releases were science-fiction concept albums, influenced by Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” and modern Afrofuturism, set far in t...Show More

In Pennsylvania, a Pipeline Shakes up the Political Map

15:17 | Oct 26th, 2018

The reporter Eliza Griswold has long been following political campaigns in Pennsylvania.  She has found that, for voters across a wide swath of the state, the thing that’s foremost on people’s minds isn’t Donald Trump but a pipeline running through t...Show More

Daniel Radcliffe Gets His Facts Straight

09:00 | Oct 26th, 2018

The actor Daniel Radcliffe is on Broadway in a new play called “The Lifespan of a Fact”—perhaps the first-ever work of theatre in which a fact checker is a starring role. Radcliffe’s character is obsessive about his work, and he becomes locked in com...Show More

The Secrets of a Hyper-Polyglot

08:50 | Oct 26th, 2018

Luis Miguel Rojas-Berscia is what’s known as a hyper-polyglot. He seems to have no limits to the number of languages he can absorb:  Mandarin, Farsi, Portuguese, English, Esperanto, Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew—the list goes on. Judith Thurman’s ar...Show More

Daniel Radcliffe Gets His Facts Straight, and Janelle Monáe Lives in the Present

55:00 | Oct 26th, 2018

To get in character for a new Broadway show, in which he plays a fact checker, Daniel Radcliffe got trained by The New Yorker’s crackerjack checking department. His first assignment: a review of a Mexican restaurant that serves some dishes he can’t p...Show More

Kelela Reinvents R. & B., and Sally Yates Gets Fired

42:10 | Oct 23rd, 2018

When the acting Attorney General Sally Yates wouldn’t defend the so-called Muslim travel ban, she was promptly sacked—“before it was fashionable to be fired” in the Trump Administration, Jeffrey Toobin says.  Yates, who served in the Justice Departme...Show More

In the Midterms, White Supremacy Is Running for Office

14:40 | Oct 19th, 2018

While the big story going into the midterm elections has been the possibility of a “blue wave”—an upsurge of Democratic progressives, including a high number of women and minority candidates—the divisive political climate has also given us the very o...Show More

In the Midterms, White Supremacy Is Running for Office

12:54 | Oct 19th, 2018

While the big story going into the midterm elections has been the possibility of a “blue wave”—an upsurge of Democratic progressives, including a high number of women and minority candidates—the divisive political climate has also given us the very o...Show More

Sally Yates on Her Ten Days in the Trump Administration

22:55 | Oct 19th, 2018

Sally Yates is a twenty-seven-year veteran of the Justice Department, and a ten-day veteran of the Trump Administration.  As the acting Attorney General, she was shown an executive order on immigration—Trump’s so-called Muslim travel ban—and told she...Show More

Kelela Reinvents R&B

15:32 | Oct 19th, 2018

Kelela—born Kelela Mizanekristos, the child of Ethiopian immigrants living near Washington, D.C.—is one of a number of younger artists, like Solange and Blood Orange, who are reinventing R. & B. The New Yorker staff writer Vinson Cunningham, who inte...Show More

Kelela Reinvents R. & B., and Sally Yates Gets Fired

56:03 | Oct 19th, 2018

When the acting Attorney General Sally Yates wouldn’t defend the so-called Muslim travel ban, she was promptly sacked—“before it was fashionable to be fired by Donald Trump,” Jeffrey Toobin says. Yates, who served in the Justice Department during the...Show More

Joan Baez Is Still Protesting

21:35 | Oct 16th, 2018

“You know, I think as I get older,” Joan Baez tells David Remnick, “someone will show me a photograph”—of the March on Washington, for example—“and I’ll think, ‘Oh my god, I was there. And those people were there, and Dr. King said what he said.’ Som...Show More

Is It Safe to Vote?

11:56 | Oct 12th, 2018

For democracy to function, we have to trust and accept the results of elections. But that trust is increasingly difficult to maintain in a world where malicious actors like the G.R.U., the Russian intelligence agency, have been actively probing our e...Show More

Joan Baez Is Still Protesting

21:05 | Oct 12th, 2018

“You know, I think as I get older,” Joan Baez tells David Remnick, “someone will show me a photograph”—of the March on Washington, for example—“and I’ll think, ‘Oh my god, I was there. And those people were there, and Dr. King said what he said.’ Som...Show More

Alone and on Foot in Antarctica

21:09 | Oct 12th, 2018

Henry Worsley was a husband, a father, and an officer of an elite British commando unit; also a tapestry weaver, an amateur boxer, a photographer, and a collector of rare books, maps, and fossils. But his true obsession was exploration. Worsley rever...Show More

A Visit with Joan Baez, and a Dire Threat to Voting

55:23 | Oct 12th, 2018

Joan Baez provided a soundtrack to the political upheaval in the sixties, and half a century later, she hasn’t stopped trying to change the world with her music. In the WNYC studios, she played two contemporary protest songs off her new record, “Whis...Show More

Is Voting Safe?

33:57 | Oct 12th, 2018

For democracy to function, we have to trust and accept the results of elections. But that trust is increasingly difficult to maintain in a world where malicious actors like the G.R.U., the Russian intelligence agency, have been actively probing our e...Show More

The Long-Distance Con, Part Two

36:49 | Oct 9th, 2018

This is part two of a two-part series. Part one can be heard here.   On the day that Maggie Robinson Katz learned that her father had only a few days to live, she also found out that her wealthy family couldn’t pay his hospital bills. Her father, Ter...Show More

The Long-Distance Con, Part Two

36:38 | Oct 5th, 2018

This is part two of a two-part series. Part one can be heard here. On the day that Maggie Robinson Katz learned that her father had only a few days to live, she also found out that her wealthy family couldn’t pay his hospital bills. Her father, Terry...Show More

Rebecca Traister Is Happy to Be Mad

16:15 | Oct 5th, 2018

After the election of Donald Trump, the feminist journalist Rebecca Traister began channeling her anger into a book. The result, “Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger” combines an analysis of how women’s anger is discouraged and def...Show More

Rebecca Traister Is Happy to Be Mad

17:04 | Oct 5th, 2018

After the election of Donald Trump, the feminist journalist Rebecca Traister began channeling her anger into a book. The result, “Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger” combines an analysis of how women’s anger is discouraged and def...Show More

The Long-Distance Con, and Rebecca Traister Is Mad

55:06 | Oct 5th, 2018

Angry women don’t get a lot of love in a patriarchal society. Rebecca Traister talks with David Remnick about her new book, “Good and Mad,” and how women’s anger can be revolutionary. And we’ll hear the second part of our story about a successful bus...Show More

Joan Jett’s Reputation

26:11 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Joan Jett cut a massive figure in rock and roll, starting in the nineteen-seventies and continuing with a string of hits including “I Love Rock and Roll,” “Bad Reputation,” “Crimson and Clover,” and others. Jett was kind of glam, kind of punk, and ev...Show More

The Long-Distance Con, Part 1

27:12 | Sep 28th, 2018

On the day that Maggie Robinson Katz learned that her father had only a few days to live, she also found out that her wealthy family couldn’t pay his hospital bills: his fortune had disappeared. Katz didn’t learn how until several years later, when s...Show More

Joan Jett’s Reputation

13:01 | Sep 28th, 2018

Joan Jett cut a massive figure in rock and roll, starting in the nineteen-seventies and continuing with a string of hits including “I Love Rock and Roll,” “Bad Reputation,” “Crimson and Clover,” and others. Jett was kind of glam, kind of punk, and ev...Show More

The Long-Distance Con

25:49 | Sep 28th, 2018

On the day that Maggie Robinson Katz learned that her father had only a few days to live, she also found out that her wealthy family couldn’t pay his hospital bills: his fortune had disappeared. Katz didn’t learn how until several years later, when s...Show More

Trade Wars at the Ballot Box

12:24 | Sep 28th, 2018

Most Republicans would go into the 2018 midterm elections boasting of low unemployment and economic growth. Donald Trump is not most Republicans. The President has an affinity for protectionist tariffs—most recently including two hundred billion doll...Show More

Joan Jett’s Reputation, and a Long-Distance Con

55:03 | Sep 28th, 2018

Donald Trump says trade wars are “easy to win,” but the volatile repercussions of tariffs are making his party very nervous about the midterm elections; John Cassidy and Sheelah Kolhatkar parse how trade wars can sway voters. A successful businessman...Show More

Into the Woods with Scott Carrier

26:09 | Sep 25th, 2018

After a thirty-year lobbying effort, Congress designated the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail in 2009. Unlike the well-known Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail, the P.N.T. runs east-west, trekking twelve hundred miles across multiple mo...Show More

Lisa Brennan-Jobs on the Shadow of Steve Jobs, and Jill Lepore on the Long Sweep of American History

29:17 | Sep 21st, 2018

Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s memoir, “Small Fry,” shares a common theme with many memoirs: the absent parent and the mark left by that absence in the adult writer. But the parent, in this case, is a figure who has also left his mark on the larger world. While...Show More

Lisa Brennan-Jobs and Her Memoir, “Small Fry”

12:43 | Sep 21st, 2018

Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s memoir, “Small Fry,” shares a common theme with many memoirs: the absent parent and the mark left by that absence in the adult writer. But the parent, in this case, is a figure who has also left his mark on the larger world. While...Show More

Into the Woods with Scott Carrier

24:16 | Sep 21st, 2018

After a thirty-year lobbying effort, Congress designated the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail in 2009. Unlike the well-known Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail, the P.N.T. runs east-west, trekking twelve hundred miles across multiple mo...Show More

Jill Lepore on the Long Sweep of American History

14:37 | Sep 21st, 2018

Jill Lepore is a New Yorker staff writer and a historian at Harvard University. She tells David Remnick that her new book is the result of a dare: to tell—or even to understand—the story of this country, from the Age of Discovery through the present ...Show More

Lisa Brennan-Jobs on the Shadow of Steve Jobs, and Rick Bass in the Wilderness

55:05 | Sep 21st, 2018

While Lisa Brennan-Jobs grew up poor and struggling, she watched her father, Steve Jobs, become one of the richest and most influential people in America. In her memoir, “Small Fry,” Brennan-Jobs writes about their reconciliation, and trying to emerg...Show More

Rachel Carson Dreams of the Sea

40:40 | Sep 18th, 2018

Before she published “Silent Spring,” one of the most influential books of the last century, Rachel Carson was a young aspiring poet and then a doctoral candidate in marine biology. Although she couldn’t swim and disliked boats, says historian Jill L...Show More

Rachel Carson Dreams of the Sea

16:52 | Sep 15th, 2018

Before she published “Silent Spring,” one of the most influential books of the last century, Rachel Carson was a young aspiring poet and then a doctoral student in marine biology. Although she couldn’t swim and disliked boats, Carson fell in love wit...Show More

Julia Wertz on a Trip to Dead Horse Bay

07:21 | Sep 14th, 2018

The cartoonist Julia Wertz draws elaborately detailed illustrations depicting the history of New York and she knows more nooks and crannies of the city than anyone you’ll ever meet. One of her favorite outings is to a place known as Glass Bottle Beac...Show More

Illeana Douglas Steps Forward

16:57 | Sep 14th, 2018

The day after The New Yorker published Ronan Farrow’s exposé about Harvey Weinstein, Farrow got a phone call from the actress and screenwriter Illeana Douglas. She wanted to talk about Leslie Moonves, who was then the head of CBS and one of the most ...Show More

David Attenborough’s Planet (We Just Live on It)

14:55 | Sep 14th, 2018

David Attenborough’s films for the BBC—impeccably researched, ambitiously filmed, and executed with style and imagination—have set a high bar for nature documentaries in our time. Over sixty years, his films have taught generations of us about the ex...Show More

Illeana Douglas Steps Forward

15:28 | Sep 14th, 2018

The day after The New Yorker published Ronan Farrow’s exposé about Harvey Weinstein, Farrow got a phone call from the actress and screenwriter Illeana Douglas. She wanted to talk about Leslie Moonves, who was then the head of CBS and one of the most ...Show More

Illeana Douglas Steps Forward, and Rachel Carson at Sea

55:52 | Sep 14th, 2018

The day after The New Yorker published Ronan Farrow’s investigation into the serial abuses of Harvey Weinstein, Farrow got a phone call from the actress and screenwriter Illeana Douglas. She wanted to talk to him—on the record—about Leslie Moonves, t...Show More

Kwame Anthony Appiah on the Complications of Identity

14:00 | Sep 11th, 2018

Kwame Anthony Appiah is one of leading thinkers on identity. A professor of philosophy and law at New York University, Appiah also writes the New York Times Magazine’s Ethicist column, answering readers’ questions on a wide range of common but thorny...Show More

Parenting While Deported

40:06 | Sep 7th, 2018

Idalia and Arnold came to this country nearly two decades ago, from Honduras. They settled in a small city in New England and found the working-class jobs of the type common to undocumented Central Americans: janitorial, hotel housekeeping and constr...Show More

Kwame Anthony Appiah on the Complications of Identity

14:00 | Sep 7th, 2018

Kwame Anthony Appiah is one of leading thinkers on identity. A professor of philosophy and law at New York University, Appiah also writes the New York Times Magazine’s Ethicist column, answering readers’ questions on a wide range of common but thorny...Show More

Parenting While Deported

38:25 | Sep 7th, 2018

Idalia and Arnold came to this country nearly two decades ago, from Honduras. They settled in a small city in New England and found the working-class jobs of the type common to undocumented Central Americans: janitorial, hotel housekeeping and constr...Show More

Parenting While Deported

55:22 | Sep 7th, 2018

Idalia was a deeply involved parent, a mom’s mom—the kind who wakes her kids up for school by singing into a karaoke machine. After she was deported to Honduras, she tries to stay involved in her teen-age children’s lives by constant video calls. But...Show More

Rev. Franklin Graham Offers an Evangelist’s View of Donald Trump

21:28 | Sep 4th, 2018

Like his father, Rev. Billy Graham, before him, Rev. Franklin Graham is one of the nation’s most prominent preachers, influential in the evangelical world and in the highest echelons of Washington. But where Billy Graham came to regret that he had “s...Show More

For a Palestinian Candidate, a Contested Election in Jerusalem

34:11 | Aug 31st, 2018

Ramadan Dabash is a civil engineer and a mukhtar—an Arab community leader—in his neighborhood of East Jerusalem. His run for a seat on the city council of Jerusalem has been making international headlines because the Palestinian community has long re...Show More

Calvin Trillin’s Life in the Movies

13:05 | Aug 31st, 2018

Calvin Trillin has been a contributor to The New Yorker for more than fifty years. For nearly that long, he and his family have gathered every summer in a house on Nova Scotia, where engages in a different kind of writing. Trillin would write and dir...Show More

Curtis Sittenfeld’s Fiction Comes from the Grocery Store

06:08 | Aug 31st, 2018

Curtis Sittenfeld is the author of novels including “Prep,” “American Wife,” and “Eligible,” a modern retelling of “Pride and Prejudice.” Her most recent book is less romantic than that. “You Think It, I’ll Say It” a collection of short stories, set ...Show More

Rev. Franklin Graham Offers an Evangelist’s View of Donald Trump

13:42 | Aug 31st, 2018

Like his father, Rev. Billy Graham, before him, Rev. Franklin Graham is one of the nation’s most prominent preachers, influential in the evangelical world and in the highest echelons of Washington. But where Billy Graham came to regret that he had “s...Show More

For a Palestinian Community Leader, a Contested Election in Jerusalem

19:48 | Aug 31st, 2018

Ramadan Dabash is a civil engineer and a mukhtar—an Arab community leader—in his neighborhood of East Jerusalem. His run for a seat on the city council of Jerusalem has been making international headlines because the Palestinian community has long re...Show More

An Election in Jerusalem

55:52 | Aug 31st, 2018

Ramadan Dabash is taking his life in his hands to run for the city council in Jerusalem, which Palestinians have long boycotted. But, with no political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in sight, Dabash is getting into city politics to bar...Show More

David Simon’s “The Deuce” Charts the Rise of Pornography

38:55 | Aug 28th, 2018

David Simon is sympathetic to the sex workers he depicts in “The Deuce,” which will return to HBO for its second season in September. He is even sympathetic to some of the pimps and mobsters who were involved in the early years of the porn business. ...Show More

An N.Y.P.D. Sergeant Blows the Whistle on Quotas

17:44 | Aug 24th, 2018

Sergeant Edwin Raymond is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit filed by a group of New York City police officers who have become famous as “the N.Y.P.D.-12.” They claim that, despite a 2010 statewide ban, officers are forced to meet monthly quotas for arr...Show More

David Simon’s “The Deuce” Charts the Rise of Pornography

16:43 | Aug 24th, 2018

David Simon believes in the dignity of labor, “even when it’s undignified.” What “The Wire” (which he created) did for the drug trade in Baltimore, “The Deuce,” which returns to HBO for its second season in September, does for sex work and the beginn...Show More

An N.Y.P.D. Sergeant Blows the Whistle on Quotas

16:29 | Aug 24th, 2018

Sergeant Edwin Raymond is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit filed by a group of New York City police officers who have become famous as “the N.Y.P.D.-12.” They claim that, despite a 2010 statewide ban, officers are forced to meet monthly quotas for arr...Show More

A Cemetery With a View

07:02 | Aug 24th, 2018

Yiyun Li grew up in Beijing in the 1970s, a child of Communism. During her year in the Army, she kept a journal hidden under her bed, and at night she would lose herself in American novels.  When she moved to the U.S., Li renounced Chinese and starte...Show More

Nick Lowe Gets Better with Age

13:06 | Aug 24th, 2018

Nick Lowe made it big as a pioneer of what the English called “pub rock,” and Americans usually call power-pop. Lowe had his biggest successes in the New Wave era but continues to release records and perform -- in the opinion of one fan, staff writer...Show More

An N.Y.P.D. Whistleblower, and a Tale of Old Times Square

55:52 | Aug 24th, 2018

An N.Y.P.D. whistleblower explains how quotas in policing leads to systemic racism—and claims that they are still used by police in spite of a statewide ban.  David Simon talks about the colorful, violent rise of pornography, and says that its pernic...Show More

Three Actors Explain What It Means to be “Presidential”

26:35 | Aug 21st, 2018

During the lead-up to the 2016 election, three actors who have played fictional Presidents of the United States discussed what it means to be “Presidential,” in a panel moderated by Michael Schulman. Bill Pullman, who, as President Thomas J. Whitmore...Show More

Seth Meyers Talks with Ariel Levy

29:15 | Aug 17th, 2018

Seth Meyers—a veteran of “Saturday Night Live” and the host of NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers”—sat down at the 2017 New Yorker Festival to walk Ariel Levy through a career that seems charmed. As an unknown improv performer, Meyers was picked for ...Show More

Seth Meyers Talks with Ariel Levy

27:21 | Aug 17th, 2018

Seth Meyers—a veteran of “Saturday Night Live” and the host of NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers”—sat down at the 2017 New Yorker Festival to walk Ariel Levy through a career that seems charmed. As an unknown improv performer, Meyers was picked for ...Show More

Three Actors Explain What It Means to be “Presidential”

25:48 | Aug 17th, 2018

During the lead-up to the 2016 election, three actors who have played fictional Presidents of the United States discussed what it means to be “Presidential,” in a panel moderated by Michael Schulman. Bill Pullman, who, as President Thomas J. Whitmore...Show More

Seth Meyers on Donald Trump, and Three Actors on Playing Presidents

55:37 | Aug 17th, 2018

In a conversation with Ariel Levy, the comedian and late-night host Seth Meyers talks about finding his lane on “Saturday Night Live” and performing skits with Donald Trump. And the actors who played fictional Presidents on “Scandal,” “State of Affai...Show More

David Remnick on Aretha Franklin

06:07 | Aug 14th, 2018

Aretha Franklin brought Barack Obama to tears when she performed “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” at the Kennedy Center Honors tribute to Carole King in December 2015. When video from that event went viral, it reawakened Aretha fans across t...Show More

Weeding with Parker Posey

16:14 | Aug 14th, 2018

Parker Posey has been a vivid presence in American film, especially indie film, for twenty-five years. She got her start in “Dazed and Confused,” and went on to appear in dozens of movies, including Christopher Guest’s cult-classic satires “Waiting F...Show More

Lee Child, “Moby-Dick,” and Other Summer Reads

40:02 | Aug 10th, 2018

We delve into the escapist joys of a great summer read. David Remnick talks with Lee Child, whose thrillers about Jack Reacher—twenty-three books and counting, with a hundred million copies in print—bring the mystique of the cowboy to modern America....Show More

David Remnick Interviews Lee Child, the Creator of Jack Reacher

15:49 | Aug 10th, 2018

Lee Child didn’t start writing novels until he lost a prestigious job producing TV in England during a shakeup that he attributes to Rupert Murdoch. He tried his hand at writing a thriller, and found that the new career suited him: with a hundred mil...Show More

Vinson Cunningham Reads Eugene O’Neill

05:09 | Aug 10th, 2018

Eugene O’Neill’s plays might not seem like everybody’s notion of a light read, featuring disillusionment and tragedy as pervasively as they do. For the New Yorker staff writer Vinson Cunningham, though, picking up a play helps in shedding some of the...Show More

Weeding with Parker Posey

15:06 | Aug 10th, 2018

Parker Posey has been a vivid presence in American film, especially indie film, for twenty-five years. She got her start in “Dazed and Confused,” and went on to appear in dozens of movies, including Christopher Guest’s cult-classic satires “Waiting F...Show More

Karen Russell on Quests

05:41 | Aug 10th, 2018

Karen Russell’s books blend elements of fantasy into literary fiction; she has never lost the keen sense she had as a young reader that a totally realistic plot wasn’t all that. When Russell began cranking through Pizza Hut’s “Book It!” program—earni...Show More

Helen Rosner Makes a Fool for Herself

07:43 | Aug 10th, 2018

Helen Rosner’s idea of a good read is to pull out a volume from her impressive collection of cookbooks, many of them vintage books that capture the personalities of their authors. On a hot summer day, her choice was “Living and Eating,” by the Englis...Show More

Lee Child, “Moby-Dick,” and Other Summer Reads

55:52 | Aug 10th, 2018

We delve into the escapist joys of a great summer read. David Remnick talks with Lee Child, whose novels about Jack Reacher—twenty-two books and counting, with a hundred million copies in print—bring the mystique of the cowboy to modern America. Aman...Show More

William Finnegan Surfing, and Kristen Roupenian Among the Pilgrims

26:41 | Aug 7th, 2018

William Finnegan’s memoir, “Barbarian Days,” from 2015, holds the distinction of being the one book about surfing to win a Pulitzer Prize. On a Sunday morning, not long past dawn, he took David Remnick to the Rockaways for his first and only surfing ...Show More

Astrid Holleeder’s Crime Family

29:07 | Aug 3rd, 2018

All her life, Astrid Holleeder knew that her older brother Willem was involved in crime; in their tough Amsterdam neighborhood, and as children of an abusive father, it wasn’t a shocking development. But she was stunned when, in 1983, Willem and his ...Show More

A Surfing Lesson from William Finnegan

16:10 | Aug 3rd, 2018

A great wave might only last ten or fifteen seconds, and a dedicated surfer may spend a lifetime chasing that wave—and the next, and the next. William Finnegan has spent his writing life covering conflicts in Mexico, Sudan, and Somalia, and the rest ...Show More

Kristen Roupenian among the Pilgrims of Plimouth Plantation

08:12 | Aug 3rd, 2018

Kristen Roupenian’s short story “Cat Person” is the story of a date gone horribly wrong. Revolving around online romance and consent, it touched a nerve with readers in the #MeToo era, becoming one of the most-read stories ever on newyorker.com. Roup...Show More

Astrid Holleeder’s Crime Family

28:08 | Aug 3rd, 2018

All her life, Astrid Holleeder knew that her older brother Willem was involved in crime; in their tough Amsterdam neighborhood, and as children of an abusive father, it wasn’t a shocking development. But she was stunned when, in 1983, Willem and his ...Show More

Crime Family

55:06 | Aug 3rd, 2018

Willem Holleeder was a celebrity criminal: a brash young hoodlum who pulled off a kidnapping plot and then wrote a newspaper column and took selfies with admirers in Amsterdam. But when his associates—including a member of his family—started turning ...Show More

Tommy Orange and the Urban Native Experience

25:01 | Jul 31st, 2018

Tommy Orange had never read a book about what it means to be a Native American in a big city. In a conversation with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Orange says that urban Native writers like himself—he is a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes...Show More

Application to Be a Supreme Court Justice

03:01 | Jul 27th, 2018

What would you say to a job with good pay, prestige, top-notch staff, and lifelong tenure? Maybe the vacant seat on the Supreme Court could be yours. Paul Rudnick performs his “Application to Be a Supreme Court Justice,” adapted from a piece in The N...Show More

Tommy Orange and the Urban Native Experience

10:25 | Jul 27th, 2018

Tommy Orange had never read a book about what it means to be a Native American living in a big city. In a conversation with The New Yorker’s fiction editor Deborah Treisman, Orange says that urban Native writers like himself—he is a member of the Che...Show More

Vinson Cunningham’s City Hall Wedding

09:47 | Jul 27th, 2018

If he had ever thought about his wedding day, Vinson Cunningham would have assumed it would be in a church. But when the time came to get married, Cunningham and his fiancée, Renée Chung, didn’t want anything too big or ambitious. So they did the rea...Show More

Helsinki Fallout

30:30 | Jul 27th, 2018

At the recent summit in Helsinki, Vladimir Putin proposed that, in exchange for letting Robert Mueller interrogate some G.R.U. agents who are linked to election hacking, the U.S. should turn over a group of officials and citizens to Moscow. The most ...Show More

Will the Senate Get Tough on Russia?

14:52 | Jul 27th, 2018

American sanctions on Russia—the Magnitsky Act, in particular—probably motivated the Kremlin’s interference in the 2016 election. But in the wake of the summit in Helsinki, and facing the threat of Russian meddling in the 2018 midterms, the Senate is...Show More

A Former U.S. Ambassador Is Back in Putin’s Crosshairs

14:13 | Jul 27th, 2018

At the recent summit in Helsinki, Vladimir Putin proposed that, in exchange for letting Robert Mueller interrogate some G.R.U. agents who are linked to election hacking, the U.S. should turn over a group of officials and citizens to Moscow. The most ...Show More

Helsinki Fallout

55:48 | Jul 27th, 2018

Vladimir Putin would like the U.S. to turn over the former ambassador Michael McFaul for interrogation in Russia. The White House has refused, for now, but McFaul is concerned for his safety. Meanwhile, after Helsinki, bipartisan support is growing i...Show More

Thomas McGuane and Callan Wink Go Fishing

20:06 | Jul 24th, 2018

Thomas McGuane, the acclaimed author of “The Sporting Club,” thinks fiction set in the American West could stand to lose some of its ranching clichés. The novelist, a consummate outdoorsman and devoted fisherman, met up with the writer Callan Wink, w...Show More

Philip Roth’s American Portraits and American Prophecy

55:36 | Jul 20th, 2018

The novelist and short-story writer Philip Roth died in May at the age of eighty-five. In novels like “Portnoy’s Complaint,” “The Human Stain,” and “American Pastoral,” Roth anatomized postwar American life—particularly the lives of Jewish people in ...Show More

The Many Literary Lives of Philip Roth

17:47 | Jul 20th, 2018

Philip Roth published his first novella, “Goodbye, Columbus,” in 1959. The work was a piece of social satire, skewering the mores of Jewish communities in New Jersey, where Roth himself was raised. What followed was a series of similar novels, straig...Show More

Philip Roth in the #MeToo Era

21:49 | Jul 20th, 2018

Among the examinations of Philip Roth’s work that followed his death, in May, were several that leveled a familiar charge at the author and his work: that of misogyny. Long known as a vivid chronicler of male sexual desire, Roth’s work, some argued, ...Show More

For Philip Roth, Writing Bred Wisdom

14:15 | Jul 20th, 2018

In 2003, David Remnick interviewed Philip Roth for the BBC. In preparation for the interview, Roth reread his acclaimed American Trilogy of novels: “American Pastoral,” “I Married a Communist,” and “The Human Stain.” Roth told Remnick, “I can’t hones...Show More

Philip Roth’s American Portraits and American Prophecy

55:36 | Jul 20th, 2018

The novelist and short-story writer Philip Roth died in May at the age of eighty-five. In novels like “Portnoy’s Complaint,” “The Human Stain,” and “American Pastoral,” Roth anatomized postwar American life—particularly the lives of Jewish people in ...Show More

The Rezneck Riders

26:58 | Jul 17th, 2018

The Navajo Nation covers over twenty-seven thousand square miles in Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico; it’s an area roughly the size of West Virginia. Vincent Salabye grew up there, in a community troubled by memories of conquest by the United States Arm...Show More

Brazil, Bruce Lee, and Black Lives in the Music of Kamasi Washington

14:06 | Jul 13th, 2018

For anyone who thinks of jazz as classic compositions played in dimly lit clubs, the music of the saxophonist and bandleader Kamasi Washington will come as a surprise and revelation. Washington’s concerts are wild dance parties. His albums draw on in...Show More

Carmen Maria Machado Spends “A Very Pennsylvania Day” at the Allentown Farmers’ Market

04:48 | Jul 13th, 2018

The writer Carmen Maria Machado has a gift for capturing the small, sensory details of everyday life. When she tries to trace that gift back to its origin, she finds herself thinking about the Allentown Fairground Farmers’ Market—a place she and her ...Show More

Brazil, Bruce Lee, and Black Lives in the Music of Kamasi Washington, and the Uncertain Future of the Democratic Party

29:34 | Jul 13th, 2018

Benjamin Wallace-Wells provides a survey of some key midterm races and considers what they tell us about the direction of the Democratic Party. And David Remnick speaks with the saxophonist and bandleader Kamasi Washington. For anyone who thinks of j...Show More

The Democratic Party, Desperately Seeking an Identity

08:37 | Jul 13th, 2018

In June, the ten-term congressman Joe Crowley lost the Democratic primary for New York’s Fourteenth District to a twenty-eight-year-old democratic socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. This result was a shock to the Democratic establishment, who had t...Show More

The Rezneck Riders

25:55 | Jul 13th, 2018

The Navajo Nation covers over twenty-seven thousand square miles in Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico; it’s an area roughly the size of West Virginia. Vincent Salabye grew up there, in a community troubled by memories of conquest by the United States Arm...Show More

The Extreme Bikers of the Navajo Nation and the Uncertain Future of the Democratic Party

55:52 | Jul 13th, 2018

Philip Gourevitch reports on Navajo athletes who practice an extreme form of downhill bike racing as a way to connect with their harsh landscape and to survive the legacy of trauma in their culture. Benjamin Wallace-Wells examines the struggle betwee...Show More

Love, War, and the Magical Lamb-Brain Sandwiches of Aleppo, Syria

29:23 | Jul 10th, 2018

When Adam Davidson was a reporter in Baghdad during the Iraq War, he started dating a fellow-reporter, Jen Banbury, of Salon. On a holiday break, they left the war zone and traveled to Aleppo, Syria—then a beautiful, ancient, bustling city—and, while...Show More

Tina Brown on Vanity Fair, the Eighties, and Harvey Weinstein

26:20 | Jul 6th, 2018

Tina Brown is a legend in New York publishing. She was barely thirty years old when she was recruited from London to take over a foundering Vanity Fair. Take over she did, becoming one of the power centers of New York culture by bringing together the...Show More

Love, War, and the Magical Lamb-Brain Sandwiches of Aleppo, Syria

24:56 | Jul 6th, 2018

When Adam Davidson was a reporter in Baghdad during the Iraq War, he started dating a fellow-reporter, Jen Banbury, of Salon. On a holiday break, they left the war zone and traveled to Aleppo, Syria—then a beautiful, ancient, bustling city—and, while...Show More

Would Everybody Please Stop?

02:40 | Jul 6th, 2018

Jenny Allen has something she’d like to say to you—or, rather, some things she’d like you to stop saying. “Would Everybody Please Stop?,” a litany of cutesy phrases and figures of speech that bug the crap out of her, is the title piece in Allen’s 201...Show More

Love, War, and Sandwiches

55:22 | Jul 6th, 2018

A legend in New York publishing, Tina Brown talks about her encounters with Donald Trump and Harvey Weinstein, and tells David Remnick how she came to understand sexism in the workplace. Adam Davidson recounts the best sandwich he ever ate—a local sp...Show More

Tina Brown on Vanity Fair, the Eighties, and Harvey Weinstein

17:39 | Jul 6th, 2018

Tina Brown is a legend in New York publishing. She was barely thirty years old when she was recruited from London to take over a foundering Vanity Fair. Take over she did, becoming one of the power centers of New York culture by bringing together the...Show More

Emily Flake Goes to Church at Rudy’s Bar

06:46 | Jul 6th, 2018

On the west side of Manhattan, a little past Times Square, there’s a big pink pig on the sidewalk, waving one hoof to beckon us in to Rudy’s Bar. In a neighborhood that has seen an enormous degree of change, Rudy’s has been a touchstone since Prohibi...Show More

Naomi Klein Interviewed by Jia Tolentino

23:19 | Jul 3rd, 2018

The author of “No Logo” and “The Shock Doctrine,” Naomi Klein has become what Noam Chomsky was to an earlier generation of leftists. Her theories tie inequality and climate change together, arguing that capitalists use disasters to advance the agenda...Show More

Hasan Minhaj Interviewed by Vinson Cunningham

32:56 | Jun 29th, 2018

On a high-school speech-and-debate team, Hasan Minhaj learned the value of a joke: “If I made the judges laugh, I automatically saw an increase in the amount of points that I would get. And so I was like, ‘Oh, that’s a really powerful tool to get peo...Show More

Naomi Klein Interviewed by Jia Tolentino

21:55 | Jun 29th, 2018

The author of “No Logo” and “The Shock Doctrine,” Naomi Klein has become what Noam Chomsky was to an earlier generation of leftists. Her theories tie inequality and climate change together, arguing that capitalists use disasters to advance the agenda...Show More

Yotam Ottolenghi Interviewed by Jane Kramer

14:47 | Jun 29th, 2018

Yotam Ottolenghi’s background might not compute for Americans: an Israeli of Italian origin, he’s a connoisseur of Middle Eastern cuisines who made his name with a series of restaurants in London. he author of six books, Ottolenghi talks with the sta...Show More

Hasan Minhaj Interviewed by Vinson Cunningham

16:21 | Jun 29th, 2018

On a high-school speech-and-debate team, Hasan Minhaj learned the value of a joke: “If I made the judges laugh, I automatically saw an increase in the amount of points that I would get. And so I was like, ‘Oh, that’s a really powerful tool to get peo...Show More

Hasan Minhaj, Naomi Klein, and Yotam Ottolenghi

55:18 | Jun 29th, 2018

Onstage at the 2017 New Yorker Festival, the comedian Hasan Minhaj talks about learning the value of humor—and when to stop being funny. Naomi Klein connects the dots between capitalism and natural disaster. And Yotam Ottolenghi talks about giving up...Show More

Molly Ringwald, Judd Apatow, and #MeToo

32:57 | Jun 26th, 2018

The John Hughes films that made Molly Ringwald famous—“Sixteen Candles,” “Pretty in Pink,” and “The Breakfast Club”—look very different to their star now that she has a teen-age daughter of her own. Speaking with the writer and director Judd Apatow, ...Show More

The Government Took Her Son. Will It Give Him Back?

22:57 | Jun 22nd, 2018

ICE, which has forcibly separated families in border detention, has put some immigrant children in the care of a separate agency, the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Althougha recent executive order modified the Administration’s “zero tolerance” poli...Show More

To Build a Better Crossword

09:24 | Jun 22nd, 2018

The answer is “fashionista.” What’s the clue? David Remnick talks with Anna Shechtman and Kameron Austin Collins, two of the crossword constructors who contribute to the recently launched puzzle on newyorker.com. These experts walk us through the pro...Show More

Molly Ringwald, Judd Apatow, and #MeToo

16:54 | Jun 22nd, 2018

Molly Ringwald recently wrote an essay for The New Yorker about the John Hughes teen dramas that made her famous: “Sixteen Candles,” “Pretty in Pink,” and “The Breakfast Club.” Hughes depicted teens, and especially teen-age girls, with an uncommon in...Show More

An Evangelical Activist Embraces #MeToo

13:57 | Jun 22nd, 2018

When Autumn Miles filed for divorce from an abusive spouse, the church that she belonged to told her to return to her husband—or face expulsion. Since then, Miles has been on a crusade to call attention to the treatment of women in the evangelical co...Show More

Molly Ringwald on #MeToo, and the Tragedy of “Zero Tolerance” at the Border

55:19 | Jun 22nd, 2018

As the #MeToo movement courses through American life, an evangelical activist and a Hollywood star start to see their respective worlds differently. David Remnick gets a lesson in crossword-puzzle construction from two experts. And, at an Immigration...Show More

The Government Took Her Son. Will It Give Him Back?

11:43 | Jun 22nd, 2018

ICE, which has forcibly separated families in border detention, has put some immigrant children in the care of a separate agency, the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Althougha recent executive order modified the Administration’s “zero tolerance” poli...Show More

The Comedian Hannah Gadsby Goes Big Time, and Renounces Comedy

24:05 | Jun 19th, 2018

Hannah Gadsby is a headlining comedian in Australia, a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and is about to become a very big deal in America with a special on Netflix called “Nanette.”  It’s a full-length comedy show, and at the same time, a ca...Show More

James Wood Is Done “Prosecuting Wars”

32:36 | Jun 15th, 2018

Jane Mayer explains why Charles and David Koch are willing to spend as much as thirty million dollars on advertising that opposes Donald Trump’s campaign of tariffs—right as the midterm elections offer voters a referendum on his Presidency.  And Davi...Show More

I Work Hard and I Play Soft

02:25 | Jun 15th, 2018

The most ruthless shark who ever sat in a corner office might just have a softer side. Teddy Wayne’s piece for The New Yorker’s Shouts & Murmurs was performed for Radio Hour by Ed Helms, the actor formerly of “The Office” and more recently of the fil...Show More

Amanda Petrusich on the Summer Music Festivals Worth Sweating For

07:20 | Jun 15th, 2018

Summer means, among other things, outdoor music festivals. All across the country, by the hundreds, music festivals of every genre pack thousands of mostly young people onto huge fields to see back-to-back concerts while trying to avoid heatstroke. T...Show More

The Koch Brothers Say No to Tariffs

10:43 | Jun 15th, 2018

Charles and David Koch are two of the ten richest Americans. They’ve been major donors to conservative and libertarian causes, funding candidates for office, the Tea Party movement, and even university economics departments. They sat out Donald Trump...Show More

Hannah Gadsby Against Comedy, and James Wood on Writing a Novel

55:37 | Jun 15th, 2018

Hannah Gadsby talks with Emily Nussbaum about “Nanette,” a full-length comedy show that’s a critique—and a renunciation—of comedy.  Jane Mayer looks at the tension between the Koch brothers and Donald Trump’s economic policy; James Wood explains why ...Show More

James Wood Is Done “Prosecuting Wars”

17:13 | Jun 15th, 2018

When James Wood joined The New Yorker as a literary critic, he promised that he wouldn’t “go soft”: he was well known at The New Republic for battles with prominent writers whose styles he found flawed.  Wood tells David Remnick that he now regrets t...Show More

The Comedian Hannah Gadsby Goes Big Time, and Renounces Comedy

15:21 | Jun 15th, 2018

Hannah Gadsby is a headlining comedian in Australia and a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Now she is about to become a very big deal in America, with a special on Netflix called “Nanette.” It’s a full-length comedy show, and, at the same ti...Show More

In the Civil Service, Loyalty Now Comes Before Expertise

20:54 | Jun 12th, 2018

Donald Trump came into office promising to make so many cuts to the government that “your head will spin.” Evan Osnos has been reporting from Washington on how the Administration is radically changing the civil service, and he’s found that, to a degr...Show More

Another Fiasco for American Soccer, and Praying for Tangier

34:29 | Jun 9th, 2018

The 2018 World Cup begins this week in Russia, and America is taking a powder. The men’s team failed to qualify for the tournament after a stunning upset loss to Trinidad and Tobago, which is considered to be one of the worst teams in competition. Pe...Show More

Another Fiasco for American Soccer

13:17 | Jun 8th, 2018

The 2018 World Cup begins this week in Russia, and America is taking a powder. The men’s team failed to qualify for the tournament after a stunning upset loss to Trinidad and Tobago, which is considered to be one of the worst teams in competition. Pe...Show More

Tangier Island, On the Front Lines of Climate Change

20:38 | Jun 8th, 2018

Residents of Tangier Island, in the Chesapeake Bay, live through each hurricane season in fear of a major storm that would decimate their land. With its highest point only four feet above sea level, the island loses ground to erosion every year, and ...Show More

Headlines You May Have Missed

03:30 | Jun 8th, 2018

Bob Odenkirk isn’t a newshound, although he did once play one in a movie: the reporter Ben Bagdikian in “The Post.” In his downtime on set, the actor has been catching up on the news that most of us missed in the Trump-dominated cycle—and he has a fe...Show More

In the Civil Service, Loyalty Now Comes Before Expertise

17:15 | Jun 8th, 2018

Donald Trump came into office promising to make so many cuts to the government that “your head will spin.” Evan Osnos has been reporting from Washington on how the Administration is radically changing the civil service, and he’s found that, to a degr...Show More

Another Fiasco for American Soccer

55:22 | Jun 8th, 2018

Roger Bennett, an English sports commentator who loves American soccer, explains why he’s feeling a little abashed by his team’s ignominious failure to qualify for the World Cup. Evan Osnos interviews a high-ranking civil servant who was “turkey-farm...Show More

Angélique Kidjo and David Byrne on “Remain in Light”

22:56 | Jun 5th, 2018

When a young Amanda Petrusich, now a staff writer who covers music, first heard Talking Heads’ “Remain in Light,” she felt “almost like it was being beamed in from outer space.” The record, released in 1980, was strikingly original—a hybrid of experi...Show More

Glenda Jackson, Retired from Parliament, Returns to Broadway

14:26 | Jun 1st, 2018

In this country, the best-known actors to enter politics are probably Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger. In the U.K., though, the precedent is a little different. Glenda Jackson was a Tony nominee and a winner of two Oscars (for her roles in “W...Show More

Helen Rosner Picks Three

06:14 | Jun 1st, 2018

Helen Rosner is a food correspondent for The New Yorker’s website, writing about trends, recipes, and culinary culture on TV and everywhere else. (She nearly broke the Internet this spring when she suggested using a hair dryer to prepare a chicken fo...Show More

Angélique Kidjo and David Byrne on “Remain in Light”

16:20 | Jun 1st, 2018

When a young Amanda Petrusich, now a staff writer who covers music, first heard Talking Heads’ “Remain in Light,” she felt “almost like it was being beamed in from outer space.” The record, released in 1980, was strikingly original—a hybrid of experi...Show More

Marco Rubio: “Modernizing” Conservatism

20:07 | Jun 1st, 2018

Not so long ago, Senator Marco Rubio was seen as the shining future of the G.O.P.: a staunch, national-security-minded conservative who was young, charismatic, and a popular Latino politician in a crucial swing state. That was before Donald Trump’s i...Show More

Glenda Jackson Onstage, and Marco Rubio on “Modernizing” Conservatism

58:09 | Jun 1st, 2018

Glenda Jackson, who has played both Queen Elizabeth and King Lear, served as a humble member of Parliament for more than two decades in the middle of a long acting career. She talks with David Remnick about performing at eighty-two and the state of B...Show More

Glenda Jackson Onstage, and Marco Rubio on “Modernizing” Conservatism

35:34 | Jun 1st, 2018

Glenda Jackson, who has played both Queen Elizabeth and King Lear, served as a humble member of Parliament for more than two decades in between those roles; she talks with David Remnick about performing at eighty-two and about the state of British po...Show More

Malcolm Gladwell on the Sociology of School Shooters

24:52 | May 29th, 2018

Malcolm Gladwell spoke with The New Yorker’s Dorothy Wickenden in 2015 about the social dynamics of school shootings. Studying the literature of sociology, Gladwell compares shootings to a riot, in which each person’s act of violence makes the next a...Show More

Paul Schrader: Movies as Religion

31:16 | May 25th, 2018

Paul Schrader made an auspicious début as the screenwriter of “Taxi Driver” and the director of “Blue Collar” and “American Gigolo.” But as Hollywood turned away from serious drama, Schrader struggled. Schrader is, above all, serious about filmmaking...Show More

Is Identity Politics Killing the Democratic Party?

12:14 | May 25th, 2018

Hostility toward identity politics—nurtured by Steve Bannon and others—helped propel the rise of Donald Trump. But that feeling is not only to be found on the right. The Columbia professor Mark Lilla, a Democrat and a self-described liberal, says ver...Show More

Gillian Flynn’s Worst Job

06:16 | May 25th, 2018

Gillian Flynn—the author of “The Grownup,” “Gone Girl,” and other books—was a shy teen-ager when her boss at the frozen-yogurt shop asked to see her in the back. She didn’t quite get what he was showing her, but she knew she didn’t like it. “My first...Show More

Akhil Sharma Lies His Way Into a Job

05:35 | May 25th, 2018

Akhil Sharma’s novels include “Family Life” and the PEN/Hemingway Award-winning “An Obedient Father,” and he has published quite a few short stories and essays in The New Yorker. So we should all be thankful that his original plan didn’t quite work o...Show More

Alison Bechdel’s Shortest-Ever Job

03:14 | May 25th, 2018

One evening—years before her success as a cartoonist, with books like “Fun Home” and “Are You My Mother”—Alison Bechdel and her girlfriend were walking down the street minding their own business. “We were young lesbians in the New York City in the ea...Show More

Paul Schrader: Movies as Religion

15:21 | May 25th, 2018

Paul Schrader made an auspicious début as the screenwriter of “Taxi Driver” and the director of “Blue Collar” and “American Gigolo.” But as Hollywood turned away from serious drama, Schrader struggled. Schrader is, above all, serious about filmmaking...Show More

Malcolm Gladwell on Understanding School Shooters

11:14 | May 25th, 2018

In his New Yorker story “Thresholds of Violence,” Malcolm Gladwell turned his attention to the psychology of school shooters. In a conversation with The New Yorker’s Dorothy Wickenden, Gladwell explains why the social dynamics of school shootings are...Show More

Malcolm Gladwell on School Shootings, and the Return of Paul Schrader

55:34 | May 25th, 2018

What drives a child to massacre his classmates and teachers?  Malcolm Gladwell turns to sociology to try to understand the contagion of senseless violence in our schools.  The director Paul Schrader talks about his struggles with Hollywood and his ne...Show More

The Breeders on Sexism, Drugs, and Rock and Roll

30:22 | May 22nd, 2018

This year, the original members of the Breeders—indie-rock royalty—are back together, twenty-five years after “Last Splash,” an album that fans regard as a classic. Kim Deal, Kelly Deal, Josephine Wiggs, and Jim MacPherson joined David Remnick in the...Show More

Diplomacy on the Rocks in Iran and North Korea

24:26 | May 18th, 2018

Susan B. Glasser, a staff writer for The New Yorker based in Washington, speaks with Wendy Sherman about the Trump Administration’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran deal. As the Undersecretary of State fo...Show More

North Korea Blows Hot and Cold on the Prospect of Talks

08:50 | May 18th, 2018

No sitting American President has ever met a leader of North Korea. But Donald Trump’s Presidency is without precedent in many ways, and, after more than a year of swapping insults and schoolyard taunts, Trump and Kim Jong Un recently made a commitme...Show More

The Breeders on Sexism, Drugs, and Rock and Roll

29:51 | May 18th, 2018

This year, the original members of the Breeders—indie-rock royalty—are back together, twenty-five years after “Last Splash,” an album that fans regard as a classic. Kim Deal, Kelly Deal, Josephine Wiggs, and Jim MacPherson joined David Remnick in the...Show More

An Architect of the Iran Deal Sees Her Work Crumbling

14:07 | May 18th, 2018

Susan B. Glasser, a staff writer for The New Yorker based in Washington, speaks with Wendy Sherman about the Trump Administration’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran deal. As the Undersecretary of State fo...Show More

The Breeders Are Back

55:07 | May 18th, 2018

The Trump Administration wants to end diplomacy with Iran and start talks with North Korea—and Pyongyang is sending mixed signals. An architect of the Iran nuclear deal and a North Korea expert look at the upheavals in current foreign policy. Plus, t...Show More

Dunya Mikhail on the Lives Stolen by ISIS

25:03 | May 15th, 2018

Before she was placed on the list of Saddam Hussein’s enemies, the poet Dunya Mikhail worked as a journalist for the Baghdad Observer. In her new book, “The Beekeeper,” Mikhail tells the stories of dozens of Yazidi women who survived kidnapping and s...Show More

How to Contain the Threat of Russia

31:11 | May 11th, 2018

Senator Mark Warner is the vice-chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is trying to explore the possibility of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign while avoiding a partisan blowup. Warner fears that that, with Russia, we’re confro...Show More

Senator Mark Warner on the Threat of Russia

15:18 | May 11th, 2018

In an atmosphere of toxic political partisanship, the Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence is working very hard to maintain a functioning bipartisan investigation on Russian interference. The vice-chairman of that committee, Senator Mark Warner ...Show More

Rolling the Dice in a Battle with Russia

13:48 | May 11th, 2018

The complexity of world events can’t be modelled by a flow chart or even the most sophisticated algorithms. Instead, military officers, diplomats, and policy analysts sometimes turn to an old but sophisticated set of tools: war games. Simon Parkin wr...Show More

Dunya Mikhail on the Lives Stolen by ISIS

15:08 | May 11th, 2018

Before she was placed on the list of Saddam Hussein’s enemies, the poet Dunya Mikhail worked as a journalist for the Baghdad Observer. When threats against her became frequent, Mikhail left the country, and she now teaches Arabic at Oakland Universit...Show More

Michael Cunningham Makes a Case for Humanity

05:55 | May 11th, 2018

Michael Cunningham published his first piece of fiction in The New Yorker almost thirty years ago. Since then, he has published six novels, including “The Hours,” which won the Pulitzer Prize and was adapted into a film with Julianne Moore and Meryl ...Show More

Jack Handey Ponders the Mysteries of Humor

02:23 | May 11th, 2018

Jack Handey is a veteran of the “Saturday Night Live” writers’ room, a former joke writer for Steve Martin, and the creator of the extremely popular book series “Deep Thoughts.” (The most recent one is called “Please Stop the Deep Thoughts.”) If anyb...Show More

How to Contain the Threat of Russia, and Jack Handey on the Mysteries of Humor

55:15 | May 11th, 2018

Senator Mark Warner is the vice-chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is trying to explore the possibility of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign without causing a partisan blowup. Warner fears that, with Russia, we’re conf...Show More

Glenn Close Doesn’t Play Evil (with One Exception)

19:05 | May 8th, 2018

Last year, Glenn Close was on Broadway as Norma Desmond in “Sunset Boulevard,” reprising a role she had originally played in 1993. Since 1974, when she made her début on Broadway, she has won three Tony Awards and three Emmys, and has been nominated ...Show More

Robert Caro on the Fall of New York

36:10 | May 4th, 2018

In a career spanning more than forty years, the biographer Robert Caro has written about only two subjects.  But they’re very big subjects: Robert Moses, the city planner who brought much of New York under his control without holding elected office, ...Show More

Robert Caro on the Fall of New York

34:27 | May 4th, 2018

In a career spanning more than forty years, the biographer Robert Caro has written about only two subjects.  But they’re very big subjects: Robert Moses, the city planner who brought much of New York under his control without holding elected office, ...Show More

Robert Caro on the Fall of New York, and Glenn Close on Complicated Characters

55:08 | May 4th, 2018

On stage at the 2017 New Yorker Festival, two masters of portraying difficult people: the biographer Robert Caro (“The Power Broker,” “The Years of Lyndon Johnson”) speaks with the novelist Colm Toibin; and the actress Glenn Close (“Fatal Attraction,...Show More

Glenn Close Doesn’t Play Evil (with One Exception)

18:12 | May 4th, 2018

Last year, Glenn Close was on Broadway as Norma Desmond in “Sunset Boulevard,” reprising a role she had originally played in 1993. Since 1974, when she made her début on Broadway, she has won three Tony Awards and three Emmys, and has been nominated ...Show More

Apocalypse Prepping, on a Budget

17:01 | May 1st, 2018

Inspired by “Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich,” by The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos, Patricia Marx gets herself ready for the apocalypse. The only problem: Marx is a writer, not a Silicon Valley mogul. She isn’t super-rich, or even regular-rich. Apocalyps...Show More

ICE Comes to a Small Town in Tennessee

39:00 | Apr 27th, 2018

This week, a reporter looks at a rural town where the largest immigration raid in a decade has ripped apart a community; Ronan Farrow talks about his reporting on Harvey Weinstein, which just won the Pulitzer Prize; and Jeffrey Toobin speaks with a r...Show More

ICE Comes to a Small Town in Tennessee

10:15 | Apr 27th, 2018

Earlier this month, Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted its largest workplace raid in a decade, in the tiny town of Bean Station, Tennessee. The owner of a meat-packing plant was being investigated by the I.R.S., and was suspected of employ...Show More

The Right to Bear W.M.D.s

02:25 | Apr 27th, 2018

“I’m a Proud Nuclear-Missile Owner” takes the Second Amendment to a whole other level.  It was written by the novelist and essayist Teddy Wayne for The New Yorker’s Shouts & Murmurs, and is performed for the “Radio Hour” by Nick Offerman—best known a...Show More

Apocalypse Prepping, on a Budget

13:36 | Apr 27th, 2018

Inspired by “Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich,” by The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos, Patricia Marx gets herself ready for the apocalypse. The only problem: Marx is a writer, not a Silicon Valley mogul. She isn’t super-rich, or even regular-rich. Apocalyps...Show More

Stacey Abrams Runs to Make History in Georgia

13:09 | Apr 27th, 2018

A groundswell of women are seeking congressional seats this year, as Margaret Talbot recently reported, and an all-time high of seventy-eight women are expected to run for governor. Among them is Stacey Abrams, a lawyer, businesswoman, author, and fo...Show More

America After Weinstein

14:02 | Apr 27th, 2018

The Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, the highest prize in journalism, was recently awarded to the reporters who broke the first stories about alleged sexual assaults and harassment by Harvey Weinstein. Those reports, by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey...Show More

Shopping for the Apocalypse, and ICE in Tennessee

55:34 | Apr 27th, 2018

Earlier this month, Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted its largest workplace raid in a decade, in rural Tennessee. After witnessing how it tore families apart, some Trump supporters in the community are reëvaluating their ideas about immig...Show More

Andrew Sean Greer’s “It’s a Summer Day”

38:42 | Apr 24th, 2018

Last week, Andrew Andrew Sean Greer's novel "Less" won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.  "Less" about a novelist in mid-life named Arthur Less, and his attempt to avoid the wedding of a younger ex-boyfriend by accepting invitations to literary eve...Show More

James Comey Makes His Case to America

1:14:32 | Apr 20th, 2018

In a long career in law enforcement, the former F.B.I. Director James Comey aimed to be above politics, but in the 2016 election he stepped directly into it.  In his book, “A Higher Loyalty,” Comey makes the case to America that he handled the F.B.I....Show More

A Trans Woman Finds Her True Face Through Surgery

25:18 | Apr 17th, 2018

The staff writer Rebecca Mead recently observed the seven-hour surgery of woman she calls Abby.  (To protect her privacy, Abby’s real name was not used, and her voice has been altered in the audio of our story.)  Abby, who is trans, had undergone hor...Show More

Ada Limón’s Day at the Racetrack

06:32 | Apr 13th, 2018

The poet Ada Limón grew up going to the racetrack with her stepfather, who loved to play the ponies.  As an adult, she left the home she had made in New York to move to Lexington, Kentucky, with the man who is now her husband.  She fell in love with ...Show More

Pope Francis the Disruptor

31:36 | Apr 13th, 2018

As a conservative columnist at the New York Times, Ross Douthat fills the post once held by no less a figure than William Kristol.  A devout Catholic, Douthat opposes the progressive direction in which Pope Francis is leading the Church—to prioritize...Show More

A Trans Woman Finds Her True Face Through Surgery

17:04 | Apr 13th, 2018

The staff writer Rebecca Mead recently observed the seven-hour surgery of woman she calls Abby.  (To protect her privacy, Abby’s real name was not used, and her voice has been altered in the audio of our story.)  Abby, who is trans, had undergone hor...Show More

Minor League Ballplayers versus Major League Baseball

11:48 | Apr 13th, 2018

Hidden nearly two thousand-pages into the $1.3-trillion omnibus spending bill is a measure that has nothing at all to do with government spending.  The Save America’s Pastime Act addresses the wages that Major League Baseball pays to minor league pla...Show More

Ross Douthat on the Trumpian Side of Pope Francis

18:38 | Apr 13th, 2018

As a conservative columnist at the New York Times, Ross Douthat fills the post once held by no less a figure than William Kristol.  A devout Catholic, Douthat opposes the progressive direction in which Pope Francis is leading the Church—to prioritize...Show More

Pope Francis the Disruptor, and the New Law of Baseball

55:52 | Apr 13th, 2018

In a new book, the conservative New York Times columnist Ross Douthat argues that Pope Francis is not a reformer but a radical, playing fast and loose with doctrine to the detriment of his Church.  Douthat goes so far as to compare the progressive po...Show More

Frank Oz on Miss Piggy’s Secret Backstory and Jim Henson’s Legacy

24:02 | Apr 10th, 2018

Frank Oz was a teenager when he started working with Jim Henson, the puppeteer and filmmaker behind the Muppets. Oz went on to create characters like Bert,  Cookie Monster, Miss Piggy, and Yoda from “Star Wars.” Michael Schulman is a contributor to T...Show More

Frank Oz on Miss Piggy’s Secret Backstory and Jim Henson’s Legacy

17:17 | Apr 6th, 2018

Frank Oz was a teenager when he started working with Jim Henson, the puppeteer and filmmaker behind the Muppets. Oz went on to create characters like Bert,  Cookie Monster, Miss Piggy, and Yoda from “Star Wars.” He eventually started directing his ow...Show More

Emma González at Home, and a Crown Prince Abroad

31:57 | Apr 6th, 2018

Emma González is a survivor of the Parkland attack, and a leader of the #NeverAgain movement. She talks with David Remnick about the ways her life has changed since the shooting, and why activism comes naturally to the teens spearheading the new push...Show More

Naomi Fry Recommends Three Internet Treasures

05:55 | Apr 6th, 2018

Naomi Fry writes about Internet news and celebrity gossip.  Although she joined the staff of The New Yorker scarcely five weeks ago, she has already caused a frenzy on the Web with her writing: a piece titled “The Great Sadness of Ben Affleck.” Fry s...Show More

A Saudi Prince Charms the West

14:22 | Apr 6th, 2018

With the appointment of John Bolton as national security advisor and Mike Pompeo as the Secretary of State, it seems as if the Trump Administration is going to take a hard line with Iran. That decision has been received with joy in Saudi Arabia, whic...Show More

Emma González at the Head of #NeverAgain

16:17 | Apr 6th, 2018

Emma González is a survivor of the Parkland attack and, in its aftermath, she has quickly become one of the most visible leaders of the new push for gun control in this country. In the last two months she has debated an N.R.A. spokesman on live telev...Show More

Emma González at Home, and a Crown Prince Abroad

55:39 | Apr 6th, 2018

Emma González is a survivor of the Parkland attack, and a leader of the #NeverAgain movement. She talks with David Remnick about the ways her life has changed since the shooting, and why activism comes naturally to the teens spearheading this newest ...Show More

How Not to Write a Caption

21:40 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Every week, a New Yorker cartoon is posted online and printed in the magazine without a caption, and thousands of people write in with their suggestions.  Readers vote on a winner, and the top pick is printed in the following issue. Willy Staley and ...Show More

How Not to Write a Caption

21:40 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Every week, a New Yorker cartoon is posted online and printed in the magazine without a caption, and thousands of people write in with their suggestions.  Readers vote on a winner, and the top pick is printed in the following issue. Willy Staley and ...Show More

John Thompson vs. American Justice

55:32 | Mar 30th, 2018

When police showed up to question John Thompson, he was worried that it was because he had sold drugs to an undercover cop.  When he realized they were investigating a murder, he could only laugh: “Shit, for real? Murder?”Thompson was insistent on hi...Show More

John Thompson vs. American Justice

55:32 | Mar 30th, 2018

After prosecutors railroaded John Thompson on a murder conviction, he came within weeks of execution before an investigator found the evidence that exonerated him.  Still, the Supreme Court declined to punish the district attorney’s office that sent ...Show More

The American Bombs Falling on Yemen

35:53 | Mar 27th, 2018

Abdulqader Hilal Al-Dabab was the mayor of Sana’a, a politician with a long record of mediating disputes in a notoriously fractious and dangerous country. Earlier in his career, he accepted a position at which his two predecessors had been assassinat...Show More

Scott Pruitt, the “Originalist” at the E.P.A.

21:02 | Mar 23rd, 2018

As the Attorney General of Oklahoma, Scott Pruitt sued the Environmental Protection Agency fourteen times, claiming that the Obama Administration had overreached with policies intended to curtail climate change—a phenomenon which Pruitt views skeptic...Show More

Bad Dog

12:28 | Mar 23rd, 2018

In 2011, Jia Tolentino went to a dog rescue in Dallas and found Luna. Seven years later, Luna is the love of her life and the bane of her existence. The mutt jumps on visitors, bites, barks incessantly, chews through stuff, and even got Tolentino sue...Show More

The American Bombs Falling on Yemen

21:45 | Mar 23rd, 2018

Abdulqader Hilal Al-Dabab was the mayor of Sana’a, a politician with a long record of mediating disputes in a notoriously fractious and dangerous country. Earlier in his career, he accepted a position at which his two predecessors had been assassinat...Show More

Scott Pruitt, the “Originalist” at the E.P.A.

12:05 | Mar 23rd, 2018

As the Attorney General of Oklahoma, Scott Pruitt sued the Environmental Protection Agency fourteen times, claiming that the Obama Administration had overreached with policies intended to curtail climate change—a phenomenon which Pruitt views skeptic...Show More

The American Bombs Falling on Yemen

55:52 | Mar 23rd, 2018

As opposition to U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen rises, we look at the fate of one Yemeni peacemaker who was killed in an air strike in Sana’a. A reporter examines Scott Pruitt’s case for “originalism” at the Environmental Protection Agency, a p...Show More

Carrie Battan Picks Three

07:09 | Mar 23rd, 2018

Carrie Battan writes about pop music for The New Yorker, a job that keeps her on the cutting edge of what’s new and interesting. She tells David Remnick about three tracks that have grabbed her attention lately: “Low Life,” by the Internet celebrity ...Show More

A Homemade Museum in a Refugee Camp

22:07 | Mar 20th, 2018

Tens of thousands of refugees from the civil war in Yemen have fled across the narrow Mandeb Strait to Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa. Nicolas Niarchos reported for The New Yorker from Djibouti, where Yemeni refugees cross paths with Ethiopians esca...Show More

Armando Iannucci on “The Death of Stalin”

34:16 | Mar 16th, 2018

As the fourth season of “Veep” came to an end, director Armando Iannucci turned from chronicling the foibles of cynical western democracy to something darker still: life under dictatorship.  He found his source material in the French graphic novel “T...Show More

Tracy K Smith in the Woods

06:48 | Mar 16th, 2018

Tracy K Smith’s first poem to appear in The New Yorker, in 2009, was “Alternate Take: Levon Helm,” about the great musician and member of the Band. Smith was recently named the Poet Laureate of the United States, so the demands on her time have incre...Show More

A Homemade Museum in a Refugee Camp

13:55 | Mar 16th, 2018

Tens of thousands of refugees from the civil war in Yemen have fled across the narrow Mandeb Strait to Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa. Nicolas Niarchos reported for The New Yorker from Djibouti, where Yemeni refugees cross paths with Ethiopians esca...Show More

The People’s Historian of the Former Soviet Union

11:39 | Mar 16th, 2018

The Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature for her haunting oral histories of the Chernobyl disaster and the Soviet War in Afghanistan. Her latest book, “Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets,” collects interv...Show More

Armando Iannucci on “The Death of Stalin”

20:16 | Mar 16th, 2018

As the fourth season of “Veep” came to an end, director Armando Iannucci turned from chronicling the foibles of cynical western democracy to something darker still: life under dictatorship.  He found his source material in the French graphic novel “T...Show More

The Death of Stalin, and Tracy K. Smith in the Woods

54:59 | Mar 16th, 2018

In “Veep,” the director Armando Iannucci chronicles the foibles of a lousy, but plausible, democratic politician. His new film, “The Death of Stalin,” finds dark humor in the murderous officials afraid for their own lives when the totalitarian leader...Show More

In Secret, a North Korean Writer Protests the Regime

35:18 | Mar 9th, 2018

Bandi is the pen name of a North Korean writer. He is believed to be a propaganda writer for the government who began to write, secretly, fiction and poems critical of the regime. (Details of his biography cannot be verified, because identifying him ...Show More

Lessons in Love from Holland-Dozier-Holland

07:46 | Mar 9th, 2018

Vinson Cunningham wrote in The New Yorker that, “with all due respect to Smokey Robinson, the Motown Sound as we know it was created by Holland-Dozier-Holland.” Brian Holland, Eddie Holland, and Lamont Dozier wrote “Heat Wave,” “Baby Love,” “How Swee...Show More

Why Men Should Read Romance Novels

13:58 | Mar 9th, 2018

The New Yorker’s Josh Rothman finds it hard to get a conversation going about romance novels with male friends or acquaintances. He talked with Curtis Sittenfeld—whose fiction often contains a romantic story, though they’re not romance novels per se—...Show More

In Secret, a North Korean Writer Protests the Regime

11:42 | Mar 9th, 2018

Bandi is the pen name of a North Korean writer. He is believed to be a propaganda writer for the government who began to write, secretly, fiction and poems critical of the regime. (Details of his biography cannot be verified, because identifying him ...Show More

Christopher Steele, the Man Behind the Dossier

19:20 | Mar 9th, 2018

The dossier—a secret report alleging various corrupt dealings between Donald Trump, his campaign, and the government of Russia, made public after the 2016 election—is one of the most hotly debated documents in Washington. The dossier’s author, Christ...Show More

Christopher Steele and the Russian Dossier, and a North Korean Poet

55:16 | Mar 9th, 2018

The notorious dossier on the President’s ties to Russia is one of the most hotly debated documents in Washington. Jane Mayer profiles the dossier’s author, a former British intelligence agent named Christopher Steele, who has been maligned as a crimi...Show More

Christopher Steele, the Man Behind the Dossier

38:09 | Mar 6th, 2018

The dossier—a secret report alleging various corrupt dealings between Donald Trump, his campaign, and the government of Russia, made public after the 2016 election—is one of the most hotly debated documents in Washington. The dossier’s author, Christ...Show More

Jennifer Lawrence on “Red Sparrow” and Times Up

29:08 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Jennifer Lawrence was nominated for her first Oscar at twenty, and since then she has balanced the biggest of big-budget franchises, like the “Hunger Games” and the “X-Men” series, with smaller, prestige films, including “Silver Linings Playbook” and...Show More

Alone and on Foot in Antarctica

25:21 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Henry Worsley was a husband, father, and an officer of an élite British commando unit; also a tapestry weaver, amateur boxer, photographer, and collector of rare books, maps, and fossils. But his true obsession was exploration. Worsley revered the An...Show More

How Florida Became Gun Paradise

11:25 | Mar 2nd, 2018

A national conversation about gun control is gaining ground after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida. But in the days just after the shooting Florida legislators voted against even debating gun control. The unw...Show More

Jennifer Lawrence on “Red Sparrow” and Time’s Up

16:27 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Jennifer Lawrence was nominated for her first Oscar at twenty, and since then she has balanced the biggest of big-budget franchises, like the “Hunger Games” and the “X-Men” series, with smaller, prestige films, including “Silver Linings Playbook” and...Show More

Jennifer Lawrence on “Red Sparrow” and Real Housewives, and Henry Worsley’s Antarctic Expedition

55:07 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Jennifer Lawrence is one of the best-known and most revered actors in Hollywood. Her profile has made her a frequent target of the sexism that infests the ways movies are both made and talked about. She talks to David Remnick about a new role that co...Show More

The New Yorker presents “The Brodies”

19:56 | Feb 27th, 2018

Richard Brody hosts an alternative Oscars show — “The Brodies” —  and recommends some of his favorite films from the past year, and the writer Chang-rae Lee takes us to a sprawling international supermarket in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Chang-rae Lee at Don Quijote

06:28 | Feb 23rd, 2018

The novelist Chang-rae Lee was born in South Korea and grew up in Westchester. When he was in his forties, he spent a year in Hawaii on sabbatical, and he’s been going back regularly ever since. But the draw for Lee isn’t some breathtaking unspoiled ...Show More

The New Yorker presents “The Brodies”

12:21 | Feb 23rd, 2018

Richard Brody has been writing about film for The New Yorker for more than a dozen years, and  he’s become known for his eccentric taste. He recently sat down with David Remnick and Alexandra Schwartz <, to give his take on the best movies of 2017. B...Show More

Francisco Cantú Reflects on his time working on the U.S. Border Patrol

16:47 | Feb 23rd, 2018

When Francisco Cantú graduated from college with a degree with international relations, he did something that surprised even his mother: he decided to join the Border Patrol. In his book “The Line Becomes a River” Cantú reflects on the four years he ...Show More

Masha Gessen on Trump and Russia, and a Former Border Agent on the U.S.-Mexico Border

35:35 | Feb 23rd, 2018

Masha Gessen was born in the Soviet Union and has written extensively about Russian politics. She talks with David Remnick about the similarities between Putin’s Russia and Trump’s America. The New Yorker’s Sarah Stillman talks with a former Border P...Show More

Masha Gessen on Putin’s Russia and Trump’s America

14:36 | Feb 23rd, 2018

Masha Gessen was born in Moscow, and came to this country with her family as a teenager, andshe she moved back and forth between the United States and Russia as an adult.  Her work as a journalist and as a gay rights activist in both countries has ma...Show More

“We Do Our Own Little Spin on Ketchup”

02:29 | Feb 23rd, 2018

In this piece, adapted from a New Yorker Shouts and Murmurs column, a disgruntled server shares his brutally honest take on the house-made ketchup: it’s disgusting. The piece is written by Seth Reiss, and performed by Bill Hader, of Saturday Night Li...Show More

An Alternative Oscars Ceremony, and Masha Gessen on Putin's Russia and Trump's America

55:07 | Feb 23rd, 2018

Masha Gessen was born in the Soviet Union and has written extensively about Russian politics. She talks with David Remnick about the similarities between Putin’s Russia and Trump’s America. The New Yorker’s Sarah Stillman talks with a former Border P...Show More

Director Ava DuVernay on “Selma” and “A Wrinkle in Time”

30:08 | Feb 20th, 2018

No film adaptation of “A Wrinkle In Time,” Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved, and often banned, children’s book, published in 1962, has ever made it to American movie theaters. It finally comes to the screen next month, with a cast that includes Oprah Winf...Show More

A Reckoning at Facebook

26:04 | Feb 16th, 2018

We now know that Russian operatives exploited Facebook and other social media to sow division and undermine the election of 2016, and special counsel Robert Mueller recently indicted Russian nationals and Russian entities for this activity. During th...Show More

A Reckoning at Facebook

19:10 | Feb 16th, 2018

We now know that Russian operatives exploited Facebook and other social media to sow division and undermine the election of 2016, and special counsel Robert Mueller recently indicted Russian nationals and Russian entities for this activity. During th...Show More

Joanna Milter Picks Three

05:24 | Feb 16th, 2018

Joanna Milter is the director of photography at The New Yorker, but her love of the medium pales in comparison to her love of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the home team of LeBron James. Milter, a Cleveland native, tells David Remnick about her current ba...Show More

Director Ava DuVernay on “Selma” and “A Wrinkle in Time”

27:34 | Feb 16th, 2018

No film adaptation of “A Wrinkle In Time,” Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved, and often banned, children’s book, published in 1962, has ever made it to American movie theaters. It finally comes to the screen next month, with a cast that includes Oprah Winf...Show More

Ava DuVernay, and a Reckoning at Facebook

55:20 | Feb 16th, 2018

The editor of Wired magazine talks with David Remnick about soul-searching at Facebook. In the wake of Russian meddling with Americans’ news feeds during the election of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg is reckoning with how Facebook’s business strategy allowed...Show More

Ian Frazier Among the Drone Racers

24:54 | Feb 13th, 2018

Ian Frazier, who has chronicled American life for The New Yorker for more than forty years, recently travelled to a house in Fort Collins, Colorado, where three roommates build, fly, and race drones. Jordan Temkin, Zachry Thayer, and Travis McIntyre ...Show More

Extremists on the Ballot, and America’s Endless War in Afghanistan

30:48 | Feb 9th, 2018

The 2016 Presidential primaries were a rebuke to moderates in both parties. Bernie Sanders, a sometime Democratic Socialist, built a grassroots movement that bitterly rejected the centrist Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump, whose conservative credentials...Show More

The Mudslides in Montecito

07:26 | Feb 9th, 2018

The hillside town of Montecito, California, above Santa Barbara, has been writer T. Coraghessan Boyle’s home for twenty-five years. He knows its neighborhoods, houses, and people like the back of his hand. But wildfires and mudslides tore catastrophi...Show More

Ian Frazier Among the Drone Racers

16:21 | Feb 9th, 2018

Ian Frazier, who has chronicled American life for The New Yorker for more than forty years, recently travelled to a house in Fort Collins, Colorado, where three roommates build, fly, and race drones. Jordan Temkin, Zachry Thayer, and Travis McIntyre ...Show More

Steve Coll on the Endless War in Afghanistan

15:16 | Feb 9th, 2018

Despite the trillions of dollars spent and the hundred thousand killed, the Taliban and ISIS remain active in Afghanistan, and there’s no end in sight to the seventeen-year war there. Steve Coll has reported on Afghanistan for The New Yorker since 20...Show More

Taking Politics to Extremes

12:26 | Feb 9th, 2018

The 2016 Presidential primaries were a rebuke to moderates in both parties. Bernie Sanders, a sometime Democratic Socialist, built a grassroots movement that bitterly rejected the centrist Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump, whose conservative credentials...Show More

The Adrenaline Rush of Racing Drones, and Politics Goes Extreme

54:52 | Feb 9th, 2018

Should political parties tack to the center or move to the fringes in the midterm elections? Amy Davidson Sorkin talks to a political scientist who’s crunching the numbers. Ian Frazier visits a group of adrenaline junkies who race high-speed drones—t...Show More

Ryan Zinke’s Deregulation Quest, and the Future of Meatless Burgers

23:18 | Feb 6th, 2018

As a congressman from Montana, Ryan Zinke was considered a moderate—he resisted radical suggestions, for example, to turn over federal land to the states. But, as Secretary of the Interior, he is at the forefront of the Trump Administration’s push to...Show More

The Impossible Burger

07:58 | Feb 2nd, 2018

Meat-free burgers and other vegetarian substitutes have proliferated in recent years. For meat eaters, though, they have not seemed very enticing. Shauna Lyon, the editor of The New Yorker’s Goings On About Town and the food-and-drink page, lapsed fr...Show More

A Night at Richard Nixon’s

15:56 | Feb 2nd, 2018

Richard Nixon’s books, published by Michael Korda at Simon and Schuster, helped his reputation by establishing him as a foreign-policy guru. In 1989, Nixon planned to relive his glory days with a visit to China, but the Tiananmen Square massacre damp...Show More

Laura Kipnis on the State of #MeToo, and a Night at Richard Nixon’s

31:57 | Feb 2nd, 2018

Laura Kipnis is a professor at Northwestern University and a provocative feminist critic. Her book “Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus” states, “If this is feminism, it’s feminism hijacked by melodrama.” She has been accused of violat...Show More

Ryan Zinke’s Deregulation Quest

11:27 | Feb 2nd, 2018

As a congressman from Montana, Ryan Zinke was considered a moderate—he resisted radical suggestions, for example, to turn over federal land to the states. But, as Secretary of the Interior, he is at the forefront of the Trump Administration’s push to...Show More

What is a Bitcoin, Again?

02:27 | Feb 2nd, 2018

The public has breathlessly followed the wild price fluctuations of bitcoin, and discussions of the impact and future of bitcoin can be heard everywhere. Ethan Kuperberg, a writer on “Transparent,” tries to figure out what a cryptocurrency is, in “Wh...Show More

Laura Kipnis on the State of #MeToo

14:35 | Feb 2nd, 2018

Laura Kipnis is a professor at Northwestern University and a provocative feminist critic. Her book “Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus” states, “If this is feminism, it’s feminism hijacked by melodrama.” She has been accused of violat...Show More

A Night at Nixon’s, and Laura Kipnis on the State of #MeToo

54:55 | Feb 2nd, 2018

Laura Kipnis, who writes as a contrarian feminist about sex and power, says that the grassroots power of #MeToo is being hijacked by institutions in a power grab. Elizabeth Kolbert details how the Secretary of the Interior is rushing to roll back env...Show More

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Discovering America

30:13 | Jan 30th, 2018

The novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has had commercial and critical success: Her best-seller “Americanah” won a National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction, and a speech she gave on feminism was sampled by Beyoncé. But Adichie is skeptical of fa...Show More

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Discovering America

19:21 | Jan 26th, 2018

The novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has had commercial and critical success: Her best-seller “Americanah” won a National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction, and a speech she gave on feminism was sampled by Beyoncé. But Adichie is skeptical of fa...Show More

Nathan Lane, Getting Serious, Plays Roy Cohn

24:59 | Jan 26th, 2018

Nathan Lane may be best known for supplying the voice of the fun-loving meerkat in “The Lion King,” but in recent years he’s turned his focus to more serious roles. Now he’s playing the villain, Roy Cohn, in a new production of Tony Kushner’s “Angels...Show More

Laura Marling, a Briton in Los Angeles

10:49 | Jan 26th, 2018

The twenty-seven-year-old British singer/songwriter Laura Marling has produced six albums of dense but delicate folk music, starting when she was only eighteen. After several years touring on the road, she tells John Seabrook, she found herself in Lo...Show More

Nathan Lane, Getting Serious, Plays Roy Cohn

24:28 | Jan 26th, 2018

Nathan Lane may be best known for supplying the voice of the fun-loving meerkat in “The Lion King,” but in recent years he’s turned his focus to more serious roles. Now he’s playing the villain, Roy Cohn, in a new production of Tony Kushner’s “Angels...Show More

Nathan Lane as Roy Cohn, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (as Herself)

55:06 | Jan 26th, 2018

The Actor Nathan Lane discusses the challenges of playing one of Donald Trump’s mentors, the ruthless attorney Roy Cohn. The Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie tells David Remnick about the disappointments and joys of life in America, and how...Show More

The Rise of the Ku Klux Klan

0:00 | Jan 23rd, 2018

The Ku Klux Klan was originally focused on maintaining the old racial order in the postwar South, chiefly through the violent suppression of African-Americans. But, in the nineteen-twenties, the Klan was reborn as a nationwide movement, targeting not...Show More