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A Rare Interview with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro

13:47 | Jan 8th, 2018

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

20:35 | Apr 8th

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

The Trump Administration’s Self-Sabotaging Approach to Border Politics

18:02 | Apr 4th

Last week, President Trump announced that he would stop sending financial aid to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, the countries of origin of many of the migrants attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump’s announcement contradicts accept...Show More

The Long Shadow of the Mueller Report

16:56 | Apr 1st

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

Did the Press Do Its Job in Covering the Mueller Investigation?

19:04 | Mar 28th

Last week, the special counsel Robert Mueller submitted his long-awaited report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Though the report has not been released to the public, a summary by Attorney General William Barr cleared the President of c...Show More

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

12:33 | Mar 25th

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

Can Benjamin Netanyahu Be Defeated?

18:38 | Mar 21st

On April 9th, Israel will hold a general election. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces several accusations of corruption, and seems sure to be indicted. The increasingly right-wing Likud Party, which has held power for a decade, faces strong oppo...Show More

“The Infiltrators” Versus ICE

25:06 | Mar 18th

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

Theresa May’s Brexit Saga Continues, with No End in Sight

15:50 | Mar 15th

This week, a series of votes in the British House of Commons introduced a new chapter in the Brexit story and pushed parliamentary procedures to a breaking point. After Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan was voted down for a second time, the Ho...Show More

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

23:56 | Mar 11th

Donald Trump has made no secret of his great admiration for Fox News—he tweets praise of it constantly—and his disdain for other, “fake news” outlets, which he regards as “enemies of the people.” But the closeness between Fox News and the White House...Show More

In an Age of Science Denialism, a Breakthrough in the Fight Against H.I.V.

18:37 | Mar 7th

This week, it was announced that a patient in the United Kingdom had been cured of H.I.V. The “London Patient” is only the second person with H.I.V. to be cured of the disease since its discovery, in 1981. The breakthrough comes weeks after President...Show More

A Moderate Republican Wants to Give Donald Trump a Primary Challenge in 2020

13:34 | Mar 4th

Donald Trump boasts an approval rating among Republican voters of close to ninety per cent. But the former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld recently announced an exploratory committee to challenge Trump in the primary. It looks like a political suici...Show More

How Michael Cohen’s Testimony Signalled the True Beginning of the Many Cases Against Trump

16:57 | Mar 1st

This week, in an open hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s longtime consigliere, implicated the President in multiple felonies, and gave the world a hint of what to expect in investigations into the T...Show More

Who Killed Jean McConville?

16:20 | Feb 25th

In 1972, the I.R.A. abducted and “disappeared” Jean McConville, the mother of ten children, most of whom were teen-age or younger. Her case became one of the most notorious unsolved murders of the long period of unrest in Northern Ireland known as th...Show More

Bernie Sanders Enters the Democratic Field, But He’s No Longer Alone on the Left

17:36 | Feb 21st

On Tuesday, the Vermont senator Bernie Sanders announced that he would once again run for President. When Sanders ran in 2016, he was viewed as an insurgent candidate challenging the Democratic mainstream from the left flank of the Party. This time, ...Show More

Teju Cole on Blackface

11:36 | Feb 18th

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

Donald Trump’s Skewed View of Human Trafficking at the Border

18:56 | Feb 14th

In recent speeches defending his plan to build his border wall, President Trumphas repeatedly made reference to women who are kidnaped and trafficked over the U.S.-Mexico border. “Women are tied up, they’re bound, duct tape put around their faces, ar...Show More

Is the Tide Turning on Gun Reform?

41:57 | Feb 11th

Last 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

Tucker Carlson Joins the Movement Against Market Capitalism

15:10 | Feb 7th

The Fox News host Tucker Carlson, a vigorous defender of President Trump, shocked many viewers recently with a sharp warning about the dangers of market capitalism. “Market capitalism is not a religion,” he said. “Any economic system that weakens and...Show More

Will Trump Survive Mueller?

26:10 | Feb 4th

Washington is abuzz with rumors that the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report is coming soon. We know that Donald Trump’s Presidency depends on its contents. But with all the headlines of the past two years—this one brought in for questioning, tha...Show More

The Trump Administration Leads Calls to Unseat Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela

14:52 | Jan 31st

In May of 2018, Nicolás Maduro announced that he had won reëlection as the President of Venezuela. Almost immediately, reports of voting irregularities and of suppression of opposition parties cast doubts on the legitimacy of the election. Earlier th...Show More

Kai-Fu Lee on China’s Race to the Future

11:48 | Jan 28th

Silicon Valley may be the center of the tech world right now, but Kai-Fu Lee says that’s going to change, and fast. Lee—a computer scientist who worked at Apple, Microsoft, and Google before becoming a venture capitalist—predicts that China will soon...Show More

With Roe v. Wade Under Threat, a New Era in the Battle Over Abortion Rights

19:10 | Jan 24th

With a solid conservative majority on the Supreme Court, many expect that the Justices will revisit Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that made abortion legal in the United States. Should Roe be overturned, it will fall to the states to regulate access to...Show More

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

15:04 | Jan 21st

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

How Mitch McConnell is Prolonging the Shutdown, and What He Did to Turn the G.O.P. Into the Party of Trump

18:24 | Jan 18th

The government shutdown is entering its fifth week. Although recent polls indicate that a majority of Americans oppose President Trump’s proposed wall along the southern border, he refuses to consider a federal budget unless it includes money for the...Show More

An Insider from “The Apprentice” on How the Show Made Donald Trump

18:27 | Jan 14th

A number of people have been credited with the political rise of Donald Trump—Roger Stone and Steve Bannon among them—but perhaps the most influential is Mark Burnett, the English reality-TV producer. After the massive success of his show “Survivor,”...Show More

With Rod Rosenstein Leaving the Justice Department, What’s Next for the Mueller Investigation?

18:18 | Jan 10th

With the departure of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, following the ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Trump will soon be rid of the two men he holds responsible for the Robert Mueller investigation. Jeffrey Toobin joins Dorothy Wicken...Show More

Janet Mock Finds Her Voice

25:30 | Jan 7th

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

Donald Trump Starts 2019 With Political Turmoil and a Democratic House

17:11 | Jan 4th

Cracks in the Republican Party’s façade of unity are showing. Trump stumbled into the New Year, having invited a shutdown of the federal government, prompted the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis, suffered through the stock market’s worst...Show More

The TV, Movies, and Music That Made 2018 Bearable

15:00 | Dec 24th, 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

How Worried Should Americans Be About Facebook and Cyber Warfare?

16:13 | Dec 20th, 2018

On Monday, reports from the Senate Intelligence Committee accused Facebook of “dissembling” about its knowledge of Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 Presidential election. The next day, the Times revealed how Facebook gave other big tech compani...Show More

Senator Amy Klobuchar, Running as a Democrat in the Age of Trump

11:22 | Dec 17th, 2018

Until September, you’d be forgiven for not knowing much about Senator Amy Klobuchar. A Democratic senator from Minnesota since 2006, Klobuchar made national headlines over her frank questioning of the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s history o...Show More

Theresa May Hangs On, but Great Britain's Brexit Crisis Continues

16:23 | Dec 13th, 2018

On Wednesday, the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom voted not to oust Prime Minister Theresa May. With the March Brexit deadline approaching, May must convince not only her political opponents but also the fringe members of her own party that ...Show More

Exit Senator McCaskill, Stage Center

21:08 | Dec 10th, 2018

The twelve years that Claire McCaskill has served as the Senator from Missouri have not been good for Congress. They saw the unprecedented rise of partisan rancor and the collapse of legislative process; bills are now written in the majority leader’s...Show More

What is Robert Mueller’s Endgame Against Donald Trump?

17:40 | Dec 6th, 2018

Recent developments in the Mueller investigation, in the cases against Michael Cohen and Michael Flynn, provide some answers to two key questions: Did President Trump or anyone in his inner circle conspire with Russia to interfere with the 2016 Presi...Show More

Voter Suppression in the Twenty-First Century

13:20 | Dec 3rd, 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

The Migrant Caravan Reaches the U.S.-Mexico Border

18:53 | Nov 30th, 2018

In the run-up to the 2016 midterm elections, President Trump spoke frequently about the threat posed by the “migrant caravan,” a group of Central and South American migrants travelling through Mexico toward the U.S. border. In the past two weeks, the...Show More

George Packer, Adam Davidson, and Jill Lepore on Short-Term Thinking in America

14:36 | Nov 26th, 2018

George Packer talks with David Remnick about how a political feedback loop has driven the Republican Party into a policy of climate-change denial, despite the almost universal scientific consensus. Adam Davidson contrasts climate change with the 2008...Show More

The Countdown to Brexit

16:31 | Nov 19th, 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

A Week After the Midterm Elections, the Blue Wave Continues to Grow

15:44 | Nov 16th, 2018

On Monday, almost a week after the polls closed on Election Day, Kyrsten Sinema was the declared the winner of the race for Jeff Flake’s vacated Senate seat in Arizona. Sinema will be the first Democrat Arizona has sent to the Senate in decades, and ...Show More

After the 2008 Financial Crisis, the Economy Was Fracked Up

10:29 | Nov 12th, 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

After the Midterm Elections, a Democratic House Takes on a "Warlike" Trump

18:42 | Nov 8th, 2018

In the midterm elections on Tuesday, the Democrats captured control of the House of Representatives. They now have the authority to investigate many of the potentially criminal activities that took place during the campaign and the first two years of...Show More

From Mexico, the Reality of the Migrant Caravan

15:11 | Nov 5th, 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

Brazil’s New President, Jair Bolsonaro, and the Rise of Latin American Authoritarianism

14:25 | Nov 1st, 2018

Last week, Jair Bolsonaro was elected President of Brazil. Bolsonaro has been called Brazil’s answer to Donald Trump—an outspoken populist who promises to punish his political enemies and roll back protections on minority groups in the interest of “m...Show More

In Pennsylvania, a Pipeline Shakes up the Political Map

16:08 | Oct 29th, 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

The Challengers: In Missouri, Senator Claire McCaskill Fights for Political Moderation Against the Trump Republican Josh Hawley

20:28 | Oct 26th, 2018

Senator Claire McCaskill, running for a third term in the Senate, continues to define herself as a  moderate Democrat in a state that has grown almost entirely red. Her opponent, Josh Hawley, a fierce young supporter of President Trump, describes her...Show More

In the Midterms, White Supremacy Is Running for Office

13:48 | Oct 22nd, 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

Exploring the Mysteries of Trumponomics

16:17 | Oct 19th, 2018

With growth surging, the stock market still breaking records, and unemployment lower than it’s been in decades, the strength of the economy should be a strong selling point for Republicans in the midterm elections. But with a trade war looming and ec...Show More

Is the U.S. Voting System—and Voters' Personal Information—Secure?

13:04 | Oct 15th, 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 Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi Casts Suspicion on the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman

18:08 | Oct 11th, 2018

On October 2nd, the journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. He has not been seen since. Turkish intelligence believes that he was abducted or assassinated on the orders of the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. Bin S...Show More

Rebecca Traister Is Happy to Be Mad

16:23 | Oct 8th, 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 Challengers: Can the New Sunbelt Progressives Defeat Conservatives in the Midterms?

18:26 | Oct 5th, 2018

Democrats are running surprisingly competitive races across the Southeast and Southwest, in states that Republicans have long considered safe, including Texas, Tennessee, and Arizona. In Florida and Georgia, two proudly progressive African-American c...Show More

Trade Wars at the Ballot Box

13:07 | Oct 1st, 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

Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh and the Partisan War Over the Supreme Court

18:33 | Sep 28th, 2018

On Thursday morning, in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Professor Christine Blasey Ford testified that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in 1982. In the afternoon, Kavanaugh furiously described the accusations ...Show More

Jill Lepore on the Long Sweep of American History

15:20 | Sep 24th, 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

Twenty-Seven Years After Anita Hill, Brett Kavanaugh Faces a #MeToo Moment

16:42 | Sep 21st, 2018

Last week, Christine Blasey Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University, publicly accused the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of drunkenly assaulting her when they were both teen-agers. Ford’s allegations have imperilled Kavanaugh’s confirmation ...Show More

Illeana Douglas Steps Forward

16:14 | Sep 17th, 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

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, and the End of Silicon Valley’s “Wild West”

20:28 | Sep 13th, 2018

Revelations about Facebook’s role in the Russian effort to undermine the 2016 Presidential elections, along with news about its failures to safeguard users’ privacy, has brought a new level of scrutiny to the company. As members of Congress consider ...Show More

Parenting While Deported

38:55 | Sep 10th, 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

Bob Woodward and an Anonymous New York Times Op-Ed Show Trump Isolated and In Peril

21:32 | Sep 7th, 2018

Bob Woodward's book about life inside the Trump White House won't be published until next week, but an excerpt published in the Washington Post this week portrays Trump as erratic and ignorant, and quotes top officials describing measures they've tak...Show More

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

14:01 | Sep 3rd, 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

The Challengers: Fierce Partisanship in the Land of John McCain

19:34 | Aug 30th, 2018

On Saturday, John McCain, the six-term senator from Arizona and former Republican Presidential candidate, died after a battle with brain cancer. Three days later, Arizona held its statewide primary elections. McCain offered some pointed final words t...Show More

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

16:40 | Aug 27th, 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

Trump Asks, “How Did We End Up Here?” We Suggest: “Follow the Money”

20:52 | Aug 23rd, 2018

On Tuesday, Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, was convicted on multiple counts of tax and bank fraud. Also on Tuesday, Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer, pleaded guilty to violations of campaign-finance law, which ...Show More

Three Actors Explain What It Means to be “Presidential”

26:08 | Aug 20th, 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

Bill Browder, Putin’s Public Enemy No. 1

19:40 | Aug 16th, 2018

During their summit in Helsinki, in July, Vladimir Putin made an offer to Donald Trump: Robert Mueller’s investigators could come to the Kremlin to interview twelve Russian intelligence officials. In return, Putin wanted the opportunity for the Kreml...Show More

David Remnick Interviews Lee Child, the Creator of Jack Reacher

15:53 | Aug 13th, 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

Paul Manafort on Trial

15:56 | Aug 9th, 2018

Last week, prosecutors began arguments again Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, in the first trial to come out of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Manafort has been indicted for a litany of financial crimes stemming from his wor...Show More

Astrid Holleeder’s Crime Family

28:28 | Aug 6th, 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

How Long Will Trump's Economic Boom Last?

17:24 | Aug 2nd, 2018

President Trump has taken to boasting about overseeing, as he said recently, "the best economy in the history of our country." But trade wars loom and the deficit continues to grow. John Cassidy joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the good news and ba...Show More

Will the Senate Get Tough on Russia?

15:03 | Jul 30th, 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

The Challengers: The Fight for the Working-Class Vote

16:45 | Jul 26th, 2018

House Speaker Paul Ryan and Governor Scott Walker turned Wisconsin from a progressive state into the proving ground of right-wing politics. In 2016, Donald Trump narrowly won the state, the first Republican to win there in over thirty years. Next mon...Show More

Philip Roth in the #MeToo Era

21:53 | Jul 23rd, 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

Despite the "Helsinki Humiliation," Republicans Stay Loyal to Trump

18:18 | Jul 20th, 2018

This week, at a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, President Trump again expressed doubt about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The next day, following a torrent of criticism, Trump claimed he had misspok...Show More

The Democratic Party, Desperately Seeking an Identity

08:56 | Jul 16th, 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

What Putin Hopes to Get at His Helsinki Summit with Trump

18:25 | Jul 12th, 2018

Next week, President Trump will travel to Finland to meet with the Russian President, Vladimir Putin. Susan B. Glasser joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss what Putin hopes to achieve at the summit, and how Trump is upending decades of U.S. foreign pol...Show More

An Evangelical Activist Embraces #MeToo

14:04 | Jul 9th, 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

The Contenders: Uncivil Wars

17:56 | Jun 28th, 2018

West Virginia has grown increasingly conservative in recent decades, while Virginia has become more liberal. In Virginia, where Democrats hope gains will help them take the House, Abigail Spanberger, a former C.I.A. officer, poses a strong challenge ...Show More

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

11:44 | Jun 25th, 2018

Border Patrol, 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. Although a recent executive order modified the Administration’s “zero tole...Show More

Will Donald Trump Help Andrés Manuel López Obrador Become Mexico's Next President?

15:54 | Jun 21st, 2018

On July 1st, Mexicans will elect a new President. The front-runner is Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a progressive populist and former mayor of Mexico City. López Obrador has promised to address the country's economic problems, rein in the drug cartels...Show More

The Koch Brothers Say No to Tariffs

11:04 | Jun 18th, 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

Jeff Sessions’s Radical Immigration Policies

18:07 | Jun 14th, 2018

President Trump has struggled to fulfill several of his campaign pledges, but in one area his Administration has made considerable headway: his Attorney General is leading a brutal crackdown on undocumented migrants. Jonathan Blitzer joins Dorothy Wi...Show More

In the Civil Service, Loyalty Now Comes Before Expertise

17:37 | Jun 11th, 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

What Does Kim Jong Un Really Want From the Summit in Singapore?

15:43 | Jun 7th, 2018

Next week, President Donald Trump will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. The summit comes after months of political provocations from both leaders. Evan Osnos joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss what Kim really wants to achieve, ...Show More

Marco Rubio: “Modernizing” Conservatism

20:15 | Jun 4th, 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

A Teachers' Strike and a Democratic Movement in Oklahoma

20:55 | May 31st, 2018

In February, teachers in West Virginia went on strike to protest low wages and underfunding of schools. Since then, teachers have gone on strike in Arizona, Colorado, Kentucky, North Carolina and Oklahoma. New Yorker contributor and Oklahoman Rivka G...Show More

Malcolm Gladwell on Understanding School Shooters

11:25 | May 28th, 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

The Challengers: Could the Democrats Take Texas?

25:04 | May 24th, 2018

This week, we inaugurate our new monthly series, "The Challengers," which will discuss some of the most contentious midterm races across the country, and examine how revolts against established politicians are reshaping the two parties. On this episo...Show More

An Architect of the Iran Deal Sees Her Work Crumbling

14:20 | May 21st, 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

Trump, Putin, Kim Jong Un, and the Perils of the New Nuclear Proliferation

19:59 | May 18th, 2018

The Cold War was a showdown between two nuclear powers, and many experts believe that it was nearly miraculous that the period ended without catastrophic loss of life.Today, with nine nations possessing nuclear weapons and three other which may soon ...Show More

Senator Mark Warner on the Threat of Russia

15:35 | May 14th, 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

How Michael Avenatti is Redefining His Legal Case Against Trump

21:52 | May 10th, 2018

This week, Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for the adult film star Stormy Daniels, released a report detailing the shady business practices of Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer. Adam Davidson joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss Avenatti's ...Show More

Stacey Abrams Runs to Make History in Georgia

13:23 | May 7th, 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

Mueller, Rosenstein, and Trump's Legal Liabilities

15:50 | May 3rd, 2018

Recent weeks have seen an F.B.I. raid on the offices of President Trump’s personal lawyer, a leak of the Mueller investigation’s questions for the President, and a shakeup on Trump’s legal team. Jeffrey Toobin joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss Muell...Show More

ICE Comes to a Small Town in Tennessee

10:25 | Apr 30th, 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

Can President Macron Outwit President Trump?

14:47 | Apr 26th, 2018

This week, President Trump hosted his first state dinner, in honor of Emmanuel Macron, the French President. Macron spoke with Trump about the Iran nuclear deal, and gave a speech before a joint session of Congress explaining his differences with cur...Show More

James Comey Makes His Case to America

1:13:05 | Apr 23rd, 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

Will the Midterm Elections Produce a Women's Wave?

18:05 | Apr 19th, 2018

As of this week, five hundred and twenty-nine women are running in 2018 for Congress. Another seventy-eight are pursuing governorships. Margaret Talbot joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the surge in female candidates, and how the sexual scandals sur...Show More

Ross Douthat on the Trumpian Side of Pope Francis

18:50 | Apr 16th, 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

Trump and Putin Face Off Over Syria

14:49 | Apr 13th, 2018

The Russian-backed forces of President Bashar al-Assad have all but regained control of Syria, leaving hundreds of thousands dead and more than half of the country's population displaced. This week, President Trump threatened Russia over its backing ...Show More

Emma González at the Head of #NeverAgain

16:29 | Apr 9th, 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

Facebook's Political Reckoning

19:18 | Apr 5th, 2018

As Facebook faces rising scrutiny about Facebook's handling of users' private information, Mark Zuckerberg struggles to contain the damage. Next week, he'll be questioned before a congressional committee. Andrew Marantz joins Dorothy Wickenden to dis...Show More

John Thompson vs. American Justice

56:09 | Apr 2nd, 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

#NeverAgain and the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

18:16 | Mar 30th, 2018

Last week, in a coordinated effort by many grassroots groups, a series of protests against gun violence took place in communities around the world. Jelani Cobb joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how today's activists are adapting Civil Rights-era pri...Show More

The American Bombs Falling on Yemen

22:01 | Mar 26th, 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

Cambridge Analytica and the Dark Arts of Voter Manipulation

17:25 | Mar 23rd, 2018

This week, new stories emerged about how the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica used data from tens of millions of Facebook profiles to shape Trump's culture war. Cambridge Analytica is almost wholly owned by the family of Robert Mercer, a...Show More

Armando Iannucci on “The Death of Stalin”

20:32 | Mar 19th, 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

At Trump's State Department, Tillerson Is Out, Pompeo In

14:26 | Mar 15th, 2018

On Tuesday, President Trump announced that he had fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and planned to replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Dexter Filkins joins Evan Osnos to discuss the changes at the top of the State Department and the CIA, ...Show More

Christopher Steele, the Man Behind the Dossier

19:34 | Mar 12th, 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

Can Trump Make Peace with Kim Jong-Un?

16:19 | Mar 9th, 2018

Yesterday, the White House announced that President Trump would travel to North Korea to meet with Kim Jong-Un to discuss the regime's nuclear program. Robin Wright joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how the Administration's slapdash foreign policy i...Show More

How Florida Became Gun Paradise

11:46 | Mar 5th, 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

After Parkland: Kids and Moms Take on the NRA

20:28 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Teenaged survivors  of the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, already have begun to change the terms of debate over gun safety. Adam Gopnik joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how grassroots movements--from Mothers...Show More

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

14:59 | Feb 26th, 2018

Masha Gessen was born in Moscow, and came to this country with her family as a teenager, and 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 made ...Show More

Inside Trump's Dirty Deals Abroad

20:54 | Feb 22nd, 2018

What does the Trump Organization's unorthodox business conduct reveal about the Administration's political troubles with Special Counsel Robert Mueller? Adam Davidson joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how the Trump family's financial ties to Russian...Show More

A Reckoning at Facebook

19:28 | Feb 19th, 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

Trump Versus the Intelligence Community

17:51 | Feb 15th, 2018

The tensions between President Trump and the intelligence agencies escalated this week. On Tuesday, the nation’s top national-security officials warned the Senate Intelligence Committee that the current security-clearance program at the White House i...Show More

Taking Politics to Extremes

12:32 | Feb 12th, 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

#MeToo Takes on the White House—and Its Own Critics

16:48 | Feb 9th, 2018

This week, Rob Porter, an aide to President Trump, resigned after his two ex-wives went public with accusations that he’d been physically abusive. At the same time, the backlash against #MeToo continues. Jia Tolentino joins Dorothy Wickenden to discu...Show More

Laura Kipnis on the State of #MeToo

14:45 | Feb 5th, 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

Trump's Nuclear Threats

18:03 | Feb 1st, 2018

In his first State of the Union Address, President Trump made passing reference to making America's nuclear arsenal "so strong and so powerful that it will deter any acts of aggression by any other nation or anyone else." Also this week, the Bulletin...Show More

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Discovering America

19:32 | Jan 29th, 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

Trump, Robert Mueller, and Obstruction of Justice

12:56 | Jan 26th, 2018

In June, President Trump ordered the firing of Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. He changed his mind when Don McGahn, the White House counsel, threatened to resign. Jeffrey Toobin joins Dorot...Show More

A Government Takeover by the Ku Klux Klan

0:00 | Jan 22nd, 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

The Trump Paradox

0:00 | Jan 19th, 2018

With government shutdown looming over Washington, the G.O.P. finds itself once again mired in intra-party conflicts. Despite its struggles with basic governance, Republicans have begun to achieve many of their long-standing goals. John Cassidy joins ...Show More

Jonathan Blitzer and Sarah Stillman on Immigration in the Trump Era

13:10 | Jan 15th, 2018

From the first day of Donald Trump’s Presidency, immigration and deportation have been at the top of the agenda—from the so-called Muslim ban to the use of DACA recipients as a bargaining chip in the quest for a border wall. Under his Administration,...Show More

The Trump Era After Bannon

15:05 | Jan 11th, 2018

This week, Steve Bannon was ousted from his position as Executive Chairman of Breitbart News, the self-described "platform for the alt-right." Andrew Marantz joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the rise of the alt-right movement, and what Steve Bannon...Show More

Unrest in Iran

17:17 | Jan 5th, 2018

Last week, protests against the government of President Hassan Rouhani broke out across Iran. On the eve of the fortieth anniversary of the Iranian revolution, Robin Wright joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss what Ayatollah Khomeini misunderstood abou...Show More

A.G. Sulzberger Talks to David Remnick about the Future of The New York Times

14:15 | Jan 2nd, 2018

On January 1, thirty-seven-year-old Arthur Gregg Sulzberger will succeed his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr., as the publisher of the New York Times. His 2014 internal report to the Times’ leadership is credited with launching the paper’s transit...Show More

Why China Loves Trump

17:39 | Dec 21st, 2017

The Administration is withdrawing from commitments abroad. Evan Osnos joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how China is vying to supplant the U.S. as the world’s most powerful economic and political power.

Amy Davidson Sorkin Talks to David Remnick About Roy Moore, Al Franken and Allegations of Sexual Misconduct in Politics

11:44 | Dec 18th, 2017

Roy Moore was a classic Trumpian candidate: a political outsider of extreme positions, rejected by the establishment and plagued by accusations of scandal. He eventually garnered the full support of Donald Trump, but Moore was finally too much for vo...Show More

The View from Alabama

14:11 | Dec 14th, 2017

This week, the Democrat Doug Jones was elected to the U.S. Senate in Alabama's special election, after his Republican opponent, Roy Moore, was heavily criticized for his racial politics and allegations that he sexually harassed five women when they w...Show More

Nicholas Thompson Talks to David Remnick About the End of Net Neutrality

12:22 | Dec 11th, 2017

On December 14th, the Internet and everything you do on it may change. The commissioners of the F.C.C. are going to vote on regulations about net neutrality: the principle, in place since the advent of the Web, that Internet service providers must tr...Show More

Trump Goes West

13:38 | Dec 7th, 2017

This week, President Trump announced plans to drastically reduce the size of two national monuments, Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Michelle Nijhaus joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the longstanding ba...Show More

Tangier Island, On the Front Lines of Climate Change

20:37 | Dec 4th, 2017

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

The Lies of Trumponomics

16:04 | Nov 30th, 2017

The Republican tax bill, which relies on big tax cuts for corporations to stimulate economic growth, has much in common with Ronald Reagan’s "trickle-down economics,” but it would be more damaging to the middle class and to the economy. And, unlike R...Show More

Three Views of Voter Fraud

27:32 | Nov 27th, 2017

Donald Trump memorably claimed, without a shred of evidence, that millions of votes cast by undocumented immigrants had given Hillary Clinton the popular vote in the 2016 election. More circumspect conservatives argue that voter fraud is a real probl...Show More

Ronan Farrow and Alexandra Schwartz Talk to David Remnick About the Effects of the Weinstein Scandal

18:16 | Nov 20th, 2017

In the wake of the avalanche of claims about Harvey Weinstein, more and more powerful men across the nation—in entertainment, newsrooms, tech firms, politics—are being accused of sexual harassment and worse, and are being called to account. Ronan Far...Show More

Sex, Lies, and Videotapes in Washington

13:29 | Nov 16th, 2017

This week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared for a third time before a congressional committee to answer questions relating to the Trump campaign’s dealings with Russia. Meanwhile, both parties are coping with sexual misconduct allegations. Rya...Show More

From Obama to Trump: Ten Years of The Political Scene

1:01:00 | Nov 13th, 2017

Dorothy Wickenden hosted the first episode of The New Yorker’s politics podcast in 2007, at the beginning of Barack Obama’s first Presidential campaign. The Obama Administration oversaw the recovery from the financial crisis, multiple foreign wars, h...Show More

Jeffrey Toobin Talks to David Remnick About Gerrymandering

15:57 | Nov 6th, 2017

Jeffrey Toobin tells David Remnick that, despite the mounting indictments against members of Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign, Trump is almost certainly safe from impeachment. Republican House members, Toobin says, have no incentive to moderate t...Show More

Mueller’s Indictments, Ryan’s Tax Plan and the Future of the Republican Agenda

14:48 | Nov 3rd, 2017

On Monday, the Special Prosecutor filed his first indictments in his investigation into the Trump campaign’s dealings with Russia. Later in the week, House Speaker Paul Ryan revealed the details of the Republican tax plan. Does the Russia probe jeopa...Show More

Patrick Radden Keefe on How the Marketing of OxyContin Helped Create the Opioid Epidemic

20:22 | Oct 30th, 2017

When OxyContin came on the market, in 1995, physicians were understandably wary of the addictive potential of a powerful new opioid. As Patrick Radden Keefe reports, the manufacturer, Purdue Pharma, aggressively marketed OxyContin to physicians, clai...Show More

Jeff Flake Denounces the Party of Trump

16:10 | Oct 26th, 2017

This week, Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona, an outspoken critic of President Trump, announced that he will not seek re-election. "None of these appalling features of our current politics should ever be regarded as normal,” said Flake from the Senate fl...Show More

Chelsea Manning Talks to Larissa Macfarquhar About Life After Prison

34:15 | Oct 23rd, 2017

In 2010, the Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, then known as Bradley Manning, sent nearly seven hundred and fifty thousand classified military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks. The leak earned Manning a thirty-five-year prison sentence,...Show More

The Real Mike Pence

21:32 | Oct 20th, 2017

Trump’s critics yearn for his exit, but his Vice President, the corporate right’s inside man, poses his own risks. Jane Mayer joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss Pence’s surprising route to the White House, how he is quietly implementing his ideologic...Show More

Bill Rhoden Talks to Jelani Cobb About Protest and Professional Sports

12:56 | Oct 16th, 2017

Colin Kaepernick has yet to set foot on the football field this season, but the protest movement he launched a year ago has taken on a life of its own, after the President went on a tirade against protesting players, suggesting that “that son of a bi...Show More

The End of the Weinstein Era

16:17 | Oct 12th, 2017

Recent investigations by The New Yorker and The New York Times have brought to light allegations of sexual harassment and assault against the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Many actresses and former employees have accused Weinstein of possible ...Show More

The Trump Children Were Investigated for Fraud, but Avoided Indictment

20:32 | Oct 9th, 2017

The Trump SoHo was supposed to be a splash for the Trump Organization and for Ivanka and Donald Trump, Jr., who were leading the project. Instead, they were stuck trying to market very small units to buyers as the financial crisis hit. That they lied...Show More

The Supreme Court Takes On Gerrymandering

14:17 | Oct 6th, 2017

This week, The New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin attended oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court for a case about extreme partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin. Toobin joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss what he saw, and why this case will have far-rea...Show More

Patrick Radden Keefe and Sheelah Kolhatkar on Prosecuting Financial Crimes

11:16 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Jesse Eisinger’s book “The Chickenshit Club” asks why the Justice Department fails to prosecute financial executives for criminal business dealings. The staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe, who has covered crime of many kinds, reviewed the book for The...Show More

The Republican Casualties of Trumpism

15:23 | Sep 28th, 2017

Why is Trump so hostile to the leaders of his own party? Ryan Lizza joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan have become among the most reviled figures in Washington, and what the war on the Republican establishment means ...Show More

Evan Osnos Talks to David Remnick About Donald Trump's Provocations of a Nuclear North Korea

16:32 | Sep 25th, 2017

Donald Trump mocked Kim Jong Un by calling him “rocket man,” and threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if the U.S. or its allies were attacked. Kim, in turn, dismissed Trump as a “barking dog.”  Evan Osnos recently reported from Washington and ...Show More

Trump vs. Humanitarianism

17:50 | Sep 21st, 2017

This week, with Myanmar’s military continuing its brutal campaign against the Rohingya, one of the country’s Muslim minority groups, President Trump reaffirmed an “America First” foreign policy in his speech before the U.N. General Assembly. Philip G...Show More

David Remnick and Hillary Clinton discuss “What Happened”

42:56 | Sep 18th, 2017

In a wide-ranging interview with David Remnick, Hillary Clinton says that political allies of Donald Trump sabotaged her campaign by planting fake news stories in social media and guiding the Wikileaks release of the hacked emails of her campaign sta...Show More

Can the Democrats Outfox Trump?

16:51 | Sep 14th, 2017

President Trump is showing a new collegiality with Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi on DACA and other issues. John Cassidy joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how Democrats are responding to Trump's calls for bipartisanship, and how m...Show More

Dahlia Lithwick Talks to David Remnick About the Violence in Charlottesville

15:20 | Sep 11th, 2017

Demonstrators at Charlottesville’s “Unite the Right” rally were allowed to march through the University of Virginia campus carrying flaming torches and assault rifles. Dahlia Lithwick, a legal analyst, and Slate senior editor was, until recently, a l...Show More

Trump and the Politics of Xenophobia

16:40 | Sep 8th, 2017

Jelani Cobb and Dorothy Wickenden discuss the Administration’s decision about the DREAMers, and the history of anti-immigration movements in the United States.

Harry Belafonte Talks to Jelani Cobb About Entertainment and Activism

13:31 | Sep 5th, 2017

We take for granted that popular entertainers can and should advocate for causes they believe in. But until Harry Belafonte pioneered that kind of activism in the middle of the last century, stars largely kept their political leanings private. In the...Show More

When Carl Icahn Tried to Control Trump

21:27 | Aug 31st, 2017

Two weeks ago, Carl Icahn announced that he was leaving his position as President Trump’s special advisor on regulatory reform. A few hours later, The New Yorker’s Patrick Radden Keefe published a story documenting how Icahn used his influence to att...Show More

Mark Lilla Talks to David Remnick About Identity Politics and the Democratic Party

14:51 | Aug 28th, 2017

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

Kidnapped By The Taliban

21:41 | Aug 25th, 2017

David Rohde joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss his years as a reporter in Afghanistan, his seven months as a hostage in the tribal regions of Pakistan, and his thoughts about whether the United States can win the war on terror.

David Remnick Talks Spy Novels with a Former Spy

14:30 | Aug 21st, 2017

Jason Matthews spent over thirty years in the C.I.A., working in the former Soviet bloc and other hot spots, and when he retired he turned to the next best thing: writing spy novels. While they’re contemporary —Vladimir Putin appears as a character—t...Show More

Fire, Fury, and North Korea

18:07 | Aug 11th, 2017

The week, President Trump issued aggressive statements to North Korea, promising to meet the North Korean nuclear threat “with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” On Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters that these rema...Show More

Senator Al Franken Talks to David Remnick About Being Funny in Washington

14:45 | Aug 7th, 2017

For most of his eight years as a senator representing the state of Minnesota, Al Franken has shied away from the national spotlight. His first Senate race victory was one of the narrowest on record, and his opponents used his background as a comedian...Show More

Trump's North Korean Missile Crisis

15:29 | Aug 3rd, 2017

Last Friday, the regime of Kim Jong-un tested an intercontinental ballistic missile that may be capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to U.S. soil. Evan Osnos joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how the Trump Administration is facing its greatest fo...Show More

Lawrence Wright Talks to David Remnick About Texas as a Bellwether of American Politics

13:42 | Jul 31st, 2017

Lawrence Wright has investigated the secrets of Scientology and the inner-workings of Al Qaeda, but his latest project didn’t take him far from his home in Austin, Texas. In “The Future Is Texas," Wright examines the political climate of a state in w...Show More

Scaramucci's Scare Tactics

16:01 | Jul 28th, 2017

On Wednesday, the New Yorker staff writer Ryan Lizza received a phone call from Anthony Scaramucci, the White House communications director. In obscene language, Scaramucci expressed his displeasure about leaks coming from inside the West Wing, singl...Show More

Maggie Haberman Talks to David Remnick About Trump and the Gang War in the White House

16:48 | Jul 24th, 2017

Maggie Haberman covered Donald Trump years ago for the New York tabloids. Now she has a front-row seat in the White House.

Should Democrats Become 'The Party of No?'

15:44 | Jul 20th, 2017

Ryan Lizza joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how Democrats can exploit Trump’s vulnerabilities.

David Remnick Talks to Ezekiel Emanuel about Health Care

11:50 | Jul 17th, 2017

Ezekiel Emanuel advised the Obama Administration on the A.C.A. Now he’s meeting with a new White House, to try to keep health as the focus of a new health-care bill.

The Brothers Trump

22:05 | Jul 14th, 2017

John Cassidy talks with Dorothy Wickenden about how the Russia scandal is closing in on the president’s son Donald Trump Jr. and his son-in-law Jared Kushner

Ai Weiwei Talks to David Remnick About Art, Censorship and Twitter

12:39 | Jul 10th, 2017

David Remnick sits down with Ai Weiwei, China’s most famous artist and dissident, as he plans a new major public-art installation in New York. They discuss censorship, human rights, and social media, which Ai finds fantastically liberating. And, if D...Show More

Lizzie Widdicombe Visits Mar-a-Lago

27:04 | Jul 3rd, 2017

Mar-a-Lago was just another private club in Palm Beach, Florida, when Donald Trump bought the property and turned it into a gilded palace. Now, for a recently raised initiation fee of two hundred thousand dollars and annual dues of fourteen thousand ...Show More

How Mean Are the Senate Republicans?

17:14 | Jun 29th, 2017

Ryan Lizza joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss what happened when it became clear that the Senate’s health-care plan would rob millions of poor, elderly, young, and catastrophically sick Americans of medical insurance, and what the debacle portends fo...Show More

Zhang Yuanan Talks to Evan Osnos About the Chinese View of Trump

08:18 | Jun 26th, 2017

At the Republican National Convention in 2016, Evan Osnos interviewed Zhang Yuanan, a reporter for Caixin, a news organization based in Beijing. Zhang was tasked with translating Trump’s rhetoric—literally and figuratively—for a Chinese audience. A y...Show More

Brexit Blues

15:42 | Jun 22nd, 2017

The failure of the Conservative Party to gain a parliamentary majority in the UK general election held earlier this month has been seen as a repudiation of Prime Minister Theresa May and her plan for the British withdrawal from the European Union. Sa...Show More

Jon Lee Anderson Visits Manuel Noriega in Prison

17:22 | Jun 19th, 2017

When Manuel Noriega died, last month, the Panamanian strongman had been in prison and out of the public eye  for a quarter century. A U.S. ally with C.I.A. ties, Noriega came to rule his country brutally, collaborated with the Medellín drug cartel, a...Show More

Donald Trump as Julius Caesar

18:05 | Jun 15th, 2017

What happens in the Trump era when art and politics collide? Rebecca Mead joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the controversy over a production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” in New York, and two other works that have sparked heated debate on the ri...Show More

Robert Gallucci Talks to David Remnick About Negotiating with North Korea

13:04 | Jun 12th, 2017

In a face-to-face meeting, President Obama warned his successor that America’s biggest security concern was North Korea. Since then, Pyongyang has conducted a series of ballistic missile tests, countered by a successful anti-missile test from Washing...Show More

Trump’s “Meddlesome Priest”

16:46 | Jun 9th, 2017

This week, the former F.B.I. director James Comey testified before Congress about his private meetings with the President. David Grann joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the F.B.I.’s controversial political history, and how a man who prizes apolitica...Show More

The Reverend William Barber Talks to David Remnick About Morality and Politics

24:06 | Jun 5th, 2017

Politics and religion go hand in hand for the Reverend William J. Barber II of the Greenleaf Christian Church. As he sees it, progressives made a mistake in walking away from Christianity during the rise of the Moral Majority. But conservative Christ...Show More

Planet Trump

17:07 | Jun 2nd, 2017

What do Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, his lecturing of NATO, and his embrace of the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, have in common? Ryan Lizza joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss what diplomacy looks like when it is premised ...Show More

Evan Osnos Talks to a Former Clinton Attorney About Impeachment

16:26 | May 30th, 2017

Staff writer Evan Osnos gets the straight talk from a lawyer who defended Bill Clinton.

The World View of James Mattis

20:20 | May 25th, 2017

Dexter Filkins joins Evan Osnos to discuss Secretary of Defense James Mattis, his view of the Middle East, and what this means for U.S. foreign policy.

David Remnick Moderates a Panel on Trump's First Hundred Days

31:26 | May 22nd, 2017

Journalists from the Washington Post, MSNBC, and other outlets discuss the challenges that the press faces in covering this President.

Sally Yates v. Donald Trump

24:26 | May 19th, 2017

Ryan Lizza joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss his conversation with the former acting attorney general, Sally Yates.

Michael Anton and Robin Wright Talk to David Remnick about Trump's First Trip Abroad

21:16 | May 15th, 2017

Michael Anton and Robin Wright talk to David Remnick about the view of the world from inside the White House, and Trump's first trip abroad as president.

Can Trump Survive?

25:51 | May 12th, 2017

Evan Osnos joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the perils facing the presidency after the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Former Spies Talk to David Grann About Espionage in the Real World

21:43 | May 8th, 2017

Russia’s effort to undermine the 2016 U.S. election shows that covert operations are as much a danger now as they were at the height of the Cold War. The staff writer David Grann moderated a panel at the 2013 New Yorker Festival that included Tony Me...Show More

How the Democrats Could Divide and Conquer

14:31 | May 4th, 2017

John Cassidy and Benjamin Wallace-Wells join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss whether the Democratic Party can create a strong anti-Trump agenda.

Jeff Zucker Talks to David Remnick About Putting Trump on TV

18:31 | May 1st, 2017

While running NBC, Jeff Zucker recognized Donald Trump’s potential as a performer, and green-lit “The Apprentice.” That show brought the real-estate developer into American homes and enabled his push into politics. When Zucker took over an ailing CNN...Show More

Trump's Next Hundred Days

15:57 | Apr 27th, 2017

Donald Trump is trying to regain the offensive on his major policy initiatives. Can he get Congress to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, pursue his tax-reform plan, and reach an agreement about the wall along the Mexican border? Ryan Lizza joins Doroth...Show More

Elizabeth Warren Talks to David Remnick About the Value of a Good Fight

21:46 | Apr 24th, 2017

At a time when the Democratic Party is weak and divided, Senator Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts, has emerged as one of its heaviest hitters. In her new book, “This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class,” she describes her ...Show More

Bill O'Reilly and the Scorned Women of Fox News

16:52 | Apr 21st, 2017

This week, Fox News fired Bill O’Reilly after it was revealed that millions of dollars were paid to settle multiple sexual harassment claims against him. Rebecca Solnit joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the politics of misogyny in the media, the wor...Show More

An Evangelical Climate Scientist Talks to David Remnick About Winning Over Climate Change Skeptics

12:24 | Apr 17th, 2017

Katharine Hayhoe is a climate scientist and a director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. She’s also an evangelical Christian. She speaks with David Remnick about how she spends time outside of her research trying to convince ske...Show More

What Putin Thinks of Trump

12:49 | Apr 14th, 2017

This week, after President Trump radically changed course on Russia, Syria, and NATO, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Joshua Yaffa joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how Putin is coping with the unpredictab...Show More

A Far-Right Troll Talks to Andrew Marantz About the White House Press Corps

17:03 | Apr 10th, 2017

Lucian Wintrich, a young blogger, was recently appointed as the White House correspondent for the conservative political site Gateway Pundit. He has no professional experience as a reporter and doesn’t claim any interest in landing big stories. His g...Show More

Trump's Improvisational Foreign Policy

16:38 | Apr 7th, 2017

Evan Osnos joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how the Syrian air strikes could affect U.S. relations in the Middle East, China, and Russia.

Lynn Nottage and Kate Whoriskey Talk to David Remnick About Putting Trump's America Onstage

18:09 | Apr 3rd, 2017

The playwright Lynn Nottage and the director Kate Whoriskey travelled to Reading, Pennsylvania, to conduct interviews about the impact that the decline of manufacturing jobs had on lives in the declining factory town. Nottage’s play “Sweat,” which wa...Show More


17:09 | Mar 30th, 2017

This week, President Trump signed an executive order that rolled back key environmental policies, including President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Robert Stavins joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss why Trump’s plan won’t work.

Jill Lepore Talks to David Remnick About Originalism

12:36 | Mar 27th, 2017

We have yet to learn just how closely the views of the Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch resemble those of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, a staunch conservative and a standard-bearer for the legal philosophy known as originalism. Originalists clai...Show More

Donald Trump’s 'Big Gray Cloud'

16:52 | Mar 23rd, 2017

This week, in testimony before Congress, the director of the F.B.I., James Comey, confirmed that the agency has been investigating possible coördination between the Trump campaign and Russia. Ryan Lizza joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how Presiden...Show More

Jake Halpern on a Safe House for Refugees

26:35 | Mar 20th, 2017

For more than a year, Jake Halpern has been reporting on Vive, a safe house run by a community group in Buffalo, New York. In an old schoolhouse, refugees live in crowded dorms, sometimes even sleeping in the hallways, as they wait for an appointment...Show More

The Press and the President

19:49 | Mar 17th, 2017

Andrew Marantz joins Evan Osnos to discuss the escalating war between the American press and the Trump Administration, and whether it’s as threatening to democracy as some observers fear.

Stephen Hayes Talks to David Remnick About the Future of Conservatism

16:27 | Mar 13th, 2017

Donald Trump promises tax cuts, a rollback of regulations, and a repeal of Obamacare—music to the ears of most Republicans. But, in an address to Congress this month, the President also said, “Everything that is broken in our country can be fixed. Ev...Show More

Trump International

16:47 | Mar 10th, 2017

This week, in The New Yorker, Adam Davidson wrote about Trump Tower Baku, a project in which the Trump Organization collaborated with corrupt Azerbaijani officials who had ties to Iran's Revolutionary Guard. Adam Davidson joins Dorothy Wickenden to d...Show More

John Dean Talks to Amy Davidson About Nixon and Trump

12:06 | Mar 6th, 2017

Richard Nixon once told a young Donald Trump that he would be “a winner” if he chose to enter politics. The New Yorker’s Amy Davidson talks with John Dean, Richard Nixon’s White House counsel who testified against Nixon during the Watergate hearings,...Show More

The Lessons of Watergate

19:34 | Mar 2nd, 2017

This week, the Trump Administration was again besieged by allegations of inappropriate contact with Russian officials during their Presidential campaign. Thomas Mallon, the author of the best-selling novel “Watergate,” joins Dorothy Wickenden to disc...Show More

Evan Osnos, David Remnick and Joshua Yaffa on Trump and Russia

16:11 | Feb 27th, 2017

Stories about Russia’s interference in the election and its alleged secret dealings with Donald Trump and his associates have dominated the news lately. David Remnick compares notes with the reporters Evan Osnos, who is based in Washington, and Joshu...Show More

Trump's War Room

17:18 | Feb 24th, 2017

George Packer joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss what McMaster learned from the mistakes of Vietnam and the Iraq War, and how he is approaching his job in Trump’s inner circle.

Keegan-Michael Key Talks to Henry Finder About Making Socially Aware Comedy

17:36 | Feb 21st, 2017

Keegan-Michael Key is one half of the comedy team Key & Peele, whose eponymous sketch show on Comedy Central won the Peabody Award, among other honors. The show ran for five seasons and produced sharp and ambitious sketches that often focussed on pop...Show More

Donald Trump and the Culture of Lying

18:02 | Feb 17th, 2017

Sissela Bok, the author of a seminal book on political lying, joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss Trump's continued assault on the truth.

Ryan Crocker and John McLaughlin Talk to Robin Wright About Diplomacy in the Trump Era

18:58 | Feb 13th, 2017

Ryan Crocker is a longtime diplomat who has served as the ambassador to several Middle Eastern countries, and John McLaughlin was the deputy director of the C.I.A. under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. As experts in the delicate business ...Show More

Terrified States of America

17:20 | Feb 10th, 2017

This week, after an appeals court upheld a stay on Trump’s executive action on immigration, the President resumed stoking fears about potential threats to national security. Ryan Lizza joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the politics of Trump’s obsess...Show More

How the Muslim Ban Hurts Rural Health

17:12 | Feb 3rd, 2017

Trump’s executive order on immigration is intended to prevent terrorists from entering the country. But it’s also keeping physicians out.

David Remnick and Ben Smith Discuss How the Media Should Cover the President

22:53 | Jan 30th, 2017

BuzzFeed published an unverified dossier an unverified dossier full of damning information about Donald Trump and Russia. Did it damage the media’s credibility at a precarious moment?

Trump's ‘Swamp Cabinet’

18:08 | Jan 26th, 2017

Jim Stewart joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how the populist candidate came to love Wall Street, and why he refuses to release his tax returns.

David Remnick on the Future of the Two-State Solution

25:34 | Jan 23rd, 2017

President Obama had ambitions to bring peace to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but relations between the United States and Israel’s right­wing government have fallen to an all­time low. With a new Administration in Washington, the prospects for a ...Show More

The Trouble with Trumpcare

16:36 | Jan 19th, 2017

The Republicans’ determination to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act poses problems for the new President. John Cassidy joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how Democrats intend to use the coming battle to weaken Trump’s support among voters.

Debbie Walsh Talks to Amy Davidson About the Challenges Facing Women in Politics

09:30 | Jan 17th, 2017

Other countries, including the United Kingdom, Pakistan, and Liberia, have elected female leaders. The New Yorker’s Amy Davidson asks, What’s America’s problem? Debbie Walsh, the director of the Center for American Women and Politics, at Rutgers Univ...Show More

The Trump Dossier

19:12 | Jan 13th, 2017

Evan Osnos joins Dorothy Wickened to discuss Trump’s alleged entanglements with Russia, and what we learned this week about how the Trump administration will govern.

Newt Gingrich and Patrick Kennedy Talk to David Remnick About Fighting Opioid Abuse

17:10 | Jan 9th, 2017

Newt Gingrich is one of the most influential conservatives of our time, and now he serves on Donald Trump’s transition team. As the Speaker of the House during the Clinton Administration, Gingrich forced a shutdown of the federal government during a ...Show More

The Syrian Cataclysm

14:06 | Jan 5th, 2017

Last month, after five years of civil war, the Assad regime defeated rebel forces in Aleppo. Jon Lee Anderson joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss a conflict that has resulted so far in the deaths of some four hundred thousand Syrians, and the displace...Show More

Anna Galland Talks to Evan Osnos About the Future of Liberal Activism

11:21 | Jan 2nd, 2017

Many Democrats and progressives—having lost control of the White House, Congress, the majority of state governments, and a shot at a Supreme Court seat—feel lost in the wilderness. Anna Galland is the executive director of and is helping t...Show More

The Power of “No”

20:00 | Dec 29th, 2016

Donald Trump’s victory in November was followed by protests across the country. The opposition will continue in Washington during the Inauguration and into the new Administration. Jelani Cobb joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss those grassroots effort...Show More

David Remnick, Ryan Lizza, and Amy Davidson on Obama's Legacy

17:54 | Dec 19th, 2016

Barack Obama came to the White House with a desire to be a “consequential” President who would reset the Democratic agenda. But he faced a deluge of problems and an almost unprecedented degree of resistance from Congress. The New Yorker’s Amy Davidso...Show More

The View from Russia

21:03 | Dec 15th, 2016

This week, while Senator John McCain was describing the Russian cyber attacks on the U.S. as a potential "act of war,” Russian-backed Syrian soldiers were accused of massacring civilians in Aleppo as the Assad regime took back the city. Joshua Yaffa ...Show More

Mark Bauerlein Talks to Kelefa Sanneh About the Intellectual Case for Trump

15:03 | Dec 12th, 2016

Mark Bauerlein is an unlikely Trump supporter: a socially conservative Catholic intellectual who grew up idolizing Martin Luther King, Jr. He once blogged about his distress at people cursing in public. Bauerlein believes in standards. But, as an Eng...Show More

Trumpian Ethics

19:43 | Dec 8th, 2016

Concerns continue to mount about the conflicts of interest posed by Trump’s extensive business dealings around the world. John Cassidy joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how Trump intends to address the ethical issues raised by constitutional lawyers...Show More

How to Make Voting More Democratic

17:15 | Dec 2nd, 2016

Jeffrey Toobin and Dorothy Wickenden discuss voting rights, recounts and the democratic breakdown.

Sarah Stillman on Simulating the Refugee Experience

13:11 | Nov 28th, 2016

In the interactive exhibit “Forced From Home”, visitors step into the role of refugees. Participants are assigned a home country from which they’re fleeing, and are made to choose five objects to bring on the journey; groups are squeezed onto perilou...Show More

David Frum Talks to David Remnick About Opposing the Trump Administration

14:50 | Nov 22nd, 2016

“People jump on bandwagons—that is the nature of politics,” David Frum, a former speechwriter for George W. Bush, says. “Every day, every hour, you see people who had been previously opposed to Donald Trump who are prominent intellectual names making...Show More

What Kind of Conservative Is Trump?

20:07 | Nov 18th, 2016

This week, Donald Trump announced the first appointments of his Administration. Some, including his choice of the Breitbart editor Stephen Bannon for a senior adviser, are causing controversy both inside and outside the Republican Party. Matt Lewis a...Show More

Amy Davidson and George Packer Talk to David Remnick About President-Elect Trump

25:29 | Nov 14th, 2016

As the reality of President Trump begins to sink in, the world is wondering what kinds of policies and actions will be championed by a Trump Administration. Were many of the candidate’s extreme proclamations merely talking points, as some supporters ...Show More

Donald Trump's America

22:06 | Nov 11th, 2016

On January 20, 2017, Trump assumes the office of the President. Jill Lepore and Evan Osnos join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how populist movements in American history give rise to radical social upheavals, and how progressives will try to curtail th...Show More

A Trumped-Up High-School Election

13:16 | Nov 7th, 2016

Every fall, Townsend Harris High School, in Queens, simulates an ongoing election. Students play the parts of candidates, the media, super PACs, and voters. But can the coarsest of elections be cleaned up for school? The New Yorker’s Joshua Rothman v...Show More

Trump, Sex, and the New Gender Politics

19:06 | Nov 3rd, 2016

With this year’s Presidential election, gender politics has entered a new dimension. Rebecca Solnit joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how women are taking their revenge on sexual harassers and predators, through social media and in the voting booth....Show More

Ben Rhodes Talks to David Remnick About America's Role in Syria

09:52 | Oct 31st, 2016

A humanitarian or a neoconservative might make a case that the United States should have done more in Syria to save lives and influence the future of the Middle East. But President Obama, who is deeply wary of repeating the protracted war in Iraq, ha...Show More

Who Speaks for Working-Class Americans?

20:47 | Oct 27th, 2016

They used to embrace the Democratic Party. This year, those voters comprises the core of Donald Trump’s support. George Packer joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss why the Bill and Hillary Clinton catalyze the anger of the white working class, and whet...Show More

From the 2016 New Yorker Festival: Imagining a Trump Presidency

22:43 | Oct 24th, 2016

Any schoolchild can tell you that the three branches of government are regulated by a system of checks and balances. So how many of Donald Trump’s extraordinary promises could he keep if were he elected President? At the 2016 New Yorker Festival, the...Show More

Hillary's Demons

19:57 | Oct 21st, 2016

Thomas Mallon, the author of novels about American politicians ranging from Abraham Lincoln to Ronald Reagan, joins Dorothy Wickenden to explain why Hillary Clinton would make a compelling protagonist, but Donald Trump wouldn’t.

Sabine Bode Talks to Burkhard Bilger About German Children of War

19:01 | Oct 17th, 2016

A troubling question looms over the Kriegskinder, Germans were children during World War II: Was my father a mass murderer? These innocent Germans carried the guilt of their nation while their families often remained silent. The New Yorker's Burkhard...Show More

Picking Up the Pieces

18:21 | Oct 14th, 2016

This week, Donald Trump declared that “the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to.” With Trump’s path to the White House narrower than ever, Adam Davidson and Evan Osnos join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the...Show More

David Axelrod Talks to David Remnick About Trump, Clinton and the Cubs

19:13 | Oct 10th, 2016

David Axelrod has run political campaigns from Chicago to Washington to the U.K., and he’s best known as the chief strategist for both of Barack Obama’s Presidential campaigns. Since leaving the White House, Axelrod has become a podcaster, a CNN comm...Show More

Scoundrel Time

17:53 | Oct 6th, 2016

Last week, The New York Times reported that in 1995, Donald Trump claimed a financial loss of almost a billion dollars, a write-off that might have entitled him not to pay federal income taxes for almost two decades. This week also brought new revela...Show More

Harry Belafonte Talks to Jelani Cobb About Entertainment and Activism

13:42 | Oct 3rd, 2016

We take for granted that popular entertainers can and should advocate for causes they believe in. But until Harry Belafonte pioneered that kind of activism in the middle of the last century, stars largely kept their political leanings private. In the...Show More

The Vote of a Lifetime

17:52 | Sep 29th, 2016

In 1944, Roger Angell cast his first vote for president, a mail-in ballot for Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This year, Roger will vote in his nineteeth presidential election. It is, in his opinion, the most important of his life. He ll joins Dorothy Wic...Show More

Jill Lepore on How We Debate

15:08 | Sep 26th, 2016

There was never a golden age of American political discourse, but the 2016 Presidential-primary debates were a bruising low point. The shouting without substance, the crude insults and references to hand size, looked more like an argument in an onlin...Show More

Terrorism and the Presidency

14:50 | Sep 22nd, 2016

The attacks last weekend reignited fears about how well guarded the country is against extremist violence at home. John Cassidy and Steve Coll join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss what really fosters hate groups, and how Clinton and Trump are addressing...Show More

Nailah Lymus Talks to Judith Thurman About Modern Fashion and Islam

13:29 | Sep 19th, 2016

Nailah Lymus is the founder of the modelling agency Underwraps, which represents Muslim and modest models. Lymus also designs boldly printed and colorful hijabs. The New Yorker staff writer Judith Thurman, who has written about fashion for the magazi...Show More

Media Culpa

22:27 | Sep 16th, 2016

No one has been more surprised by this evolution of this presidential campaign than the press assigned to cover it. What role has the media played in shaping our perceptions of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton? Three of the New Yorker’s  writers--Eva...Show More

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks to David Remnick About Politics and Mortality

13:46 | Sep 12th, 2016

Nearly thirty years after his retirement, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar remains the N.B.A.’s all-time leading scorer. While Abdul-Jabbar has long been politically active (he sat out the 1968 Olympics to protest the discrimination against African-Americans in t...Show More

Republicans for Hillary

16:39 | Sep 9th, 2016

Dorothy Wickenden talks with a former member of the George W. Bush Administration about how to save the GOP.

Gary Johnson on His Bid for the White House

16:18 | Sep 5th, 2016

Gary Johnson, a former two-term governor of New Mexico, was once a staunch advocate for legalizing marijuana. He used to appreciate a good edible, but he’s given up pot now that he is running for President. Johnson joins David Remnick in a discussion...Show More

Trump Talk

18:37 | Sep 2nd, 2016

This week, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump gave starkly contrasting speeches about American greatness. Evan Osnos joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how  Trump’s bleak message about a country under siege by illegal immigrants and terrorists breaks a...Show More

Masha Lipman Talks to David Remnick About a Coup in the U.S.S.R.

14:36 | Aug 29th, 2016

In the late summer of 1991, when hard-line members of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union detained Mikhail Gorbachev and sent tanks into the center of Moscow, it seemed that an era of economic and political reforms in Russia might come to an end....Show More

Damage Control

19:44 | Aug 25th, 2016

This week, Hillary Clinton came under attack by the conservative group Judicial Watch, the press, and Trump for giving special favors, as Secretary of State, to Clinton Foundation donors. John Cassidy joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the newest acc...Show More

Jake Sullivan Talks to David Remnick About Clinton and Putin

13:24 | Aug 22nd, 2016

The Russian and the United States governments have surveilled each other for decades. But according to Jake Sullivan, the top foreign-policy adviser to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, Putin’s likely approval of the Democratic Party’s e-mail hack signals ...Show More

All in the Family

13:30 | Aug 18th, 2016

This week, shakeups at the top ranks of the Trump campaign signaled a potential change in strategy for the Republican nominee. But two of Trump’s stalwart advisors remain close at hand: his daughter, Ivanka, and her husband, the young mogul Jared Kus...Show More

Mike Weisser Talks to Evan Osnos About the N.R.A.

21:57 | Aug 15th, 2016

Mike Weisser runs a blog called Mike the Gun Guy and describes himself as a “gun nut beyond all gun nuts.” He joined the N.R.A. when he was eleven years old, a budding sportsman with a rifle for sport shooting. He later worked in his uncle’s gun busi...Show More


16:24 | Aug 12th, 2016

Earlier this week, fifty Republican national-security experts released an extraordinary public letter condemning their party’s Presidential nominee, Donald Trump. “From a foreign policy perspective,” they wrote, “Donald Trump is not qualified to be P...Show More

John Lewis Talks to David Remnick About Nonviolent Activism

24:02 | Aug 8th, 2016

As a child, Congressman John Lewis, the son of sharecroppers from Pike County, Alabama, was turned away from his local public library—it was for whites only. He didn’t return until 1998, when he was invited to a book signing for his memoir, “Walking ...Show More

Likable Enough?

15:15 | Aug 4th, 2016

Although she leads in the polls, Hillary Clinton remains deeply unpopular by some measures. How will she win over an antagonistic electorate and fend off attacks from both the left and the right? Benjamin Wallace-Wells joins Dorothy Wickenden to disc...Show More

Andy Borowitz and Jelani Cobb Talk to David Remnick about the D.N.C.

17:30 | Aug 1st, 2016

Andy Borowitz, a writer of satire, thinks that the D.N.C. represents the audacity of cheesiness, and Jelani Cobb discusses the Obama Presidency’s effect on the Democratic Party.

Who Speaks For Americans?

20:20 | Jul 29th, 2016

Jill Lepore and John Cassidy join Dorothy Wickenden to talk about what’s wrong with Donald Trump’s dystopia and with the slick packaging of Hillary Clinton.

Andy Borowitz Talks to David Remnick About the R.N.C.

06:40 | Jul 25th, 2016

A satirical news columnist who makes up almost everything reviews an event stranger than fiction.

Fear and Loathing in Cleveland

17:32 | Jul 22nd, 2016

Amy Davidson and Evan Osnos join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the most divided party gathering in decades.

Nick Denton Talks to David Remnick About Gawker

15:46 | Jul 18th, 2016

As the founder of the Web site Gawker, Nick Denton brought a British-tabloid combination of scandal and sharp commentary to the Internet, and it went big. “When in doubt, put it out,” was the site’s publishing mantra, Denton tells David Remnick. But,...Show More

Sony Kapoor Talks to James Surowiecki About Brexit

12:02 | Jul 11th, 2016

The United Kingdom holds one of the world’s financial capitals; its decision to leave the European Union caused an earthquake in the markets. Even as markets stabilize, the political and economic uncertainty in Britain continues. James Surowiecki, wh...Show More

The Court and The President

14:51 | Jun 30th, 2016

Jeffrey Toobin joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the Supreme Court’s recent term, and the plans that Clinton and Trump have for the judiciary.

Carolyn Gillette Talks to Joshua Rothman About Writing Hymns in Tragic Times

13:22 | Jun 27th, 2016

The hymn writer and Presbyterian minister Carolyn Gillette was taught in seminary to write sermons with a Bible in one hand and a newspaper in the other. She does the same when she composes her hymns, which have been sung by congregations around the ...Show More

The Gun Wars

17:18 | Jun 23rd, 2016

This week, following the shooting at Pulse in Orlando, the largest massacre by a gunman in U.S. history, Democratic members of Congress staged a twenty-four-hour sit-in to try to force a vote on gun control. Evan Osnos joins Dorothy Wickenden to disc...Show More

Samantha Bee Talks to David Remnick About Responding to Tragedies

13:44 | Jun 20th, 2016

There comes a moment in the career of every late-night comedy host when something happens in the world that is too tragic to make fun of, and much too big simply to ignore. Samantha Bee, a former star of Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show,” launched her o...Show More

America the Apoplectic

14:28 | Jun 16th, 2016

What is the place of Islam in American culture at a time when Donald Trump attracts voters by demanding that the country ban Muslim immigration? Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss assimilation and religio...Show More

Baratunde Thurston Talks to Nicholas Thompson About Humor and the Conversation About Race

12:22 | Jun 13th, 2016

Baratunde Thurston is the author of “How to Be Black” and is a brilliant social-media commentator. Less than a year ago, he started working as an executive on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” where he’s had a hand in the viral success of segments l...Show More

Unite and Conquer

16:16 | Jun 8th, 2016

Can Hillary Clinton’s message about patriotism, the historic nature of this election, and “who we are as a nation” overcome voters’ mistrust of her? Benjamin Wallace-Wells joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how she is taking on Trump with an opposing...Show More

Jennifer Gonnerman's Interviews with Kalief Browder

17:12 | Jun 6th, 2016

Kalief Browder was jailed at Rikers Island at the age of sixteen; he spent three years locked up without ever being convicted of a crime, and much of that time was spent in solitary confinement. In 2014, the New Yorker staff writer Jennifer Gonnerman...Show More

After California

12:29 | Jun 2nd, 2016

Regardless of who wins the primary, Sanders has altered Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic Party. John Cassidy joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how Sanders might exploit the power of his progressive movement, at the convention and beyond.

Amy Davidson on Political Conventions Gone Wrong

09:15 | May 31st, 2016

It looks like the Republican Convention won’t be contested, but there hasn’t been a more divisive one in living memory—and the same may be true of the Democratic Convention. Amy Davidson, a staff writer who covers politics for The New Yorker, has a h...Show More

The Return of the Taliban

14:07 | May 26th, 2016

Last week, the U.S. killed Taliban leader Mullah Mansour in a drone strike, but it will have little effect on the group’s resurgence or the difficulties faced by President Ghani. George Packer joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how the Bush and Obama...Show More

Jane Mayer on James O'Keefe's Botched Sting

09:44 | May 23rd, 2016

On March 16th, a foreign donor who identified himself as Victor left a voice message at the offices of the Soros-funded Open Society Foundations. Then he forgot to hang up the phone, and the machine recorded “Victor” and his staff describing what sou...Show More

Surrogates and Spoilers

12:39 | May 19th, 2016

Hillary Clinton may be vulnerable without some help from key Democrats. Margaret Talbot joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how Elizabeth Warren could help Clinton defeat Trump, and how Bernie Sanders could damage her.

Siddhartha Mukherjee Talks to David Remnick About Genetics

20:04 | May 16th, 2016

If you could identify a piece of genetic code in a living embryo—one that could affect anything from gender and sexual orientation to a predisposition to mental illness—would you do anything to change that embryo’s development? Should you have the op...Show More

Family Feud

13:45 | May 12th, 2016

Benjamin Wallace-Wells joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the new politics of family values.

Joshua Rothman on a Mock Election at a New York High School

14:42 | May 9th, 2016

Townsend Harris High School, a competitive magnet school in Queens, mounted a school-wide Presidential-election simulation, with students playing the candidates, pollsters, fundraisers, and journalists. This civics lesson got intense, especially when...Show More

The Party of Lincoln

13:06 | May 6th, 2016

Jill Lepore joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss what history can tell us about our current political moment.

Harriet Krzykowski Talks to Eyal Press About Abuse in Prisons

15:09 | May 2nd, 2016

A former prison counsellor discusses the abuse and torture of mentally ill inmates that took place inside the Florida correctional institution where she worked—and the emotional price she paid for staying silent about it.

The Woman's Card

14:42 | Apr 28th, 2016

Evan Osnos joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss Trump’s opening gambit against Clinton and Cruz’s last stand.

Julián Castro Talks to David Remnick About Housing Inequality

14:54 | Apr 25th, 2016

Julián Castro was the mayor of his native San Antonio before being appointed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, for President Obama. A rising star of the Democratic Party, he is already getting tired of rumors that he might be Hillary Clinto...Show More

Is This Any Way to Choose a President?

15:06 | Apr 22nd, 2016

Adam Gopnik joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the eccentricities of the nomination process.

Ben Taub on the Case Against Assad

28:32 | Apr 18th, 2016

At an undisclosed location in Western Europe, a group called Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA) is gathering evidence of war crimes perpetrated by the Syrian government. It’s unclear when or how Assad might ever stand tria...Show More

Hillary's Dilemma

17:32 | Apr 15th, 2016

Benjamin Wallace-Wells joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the mixed legacy of ’90s-style liberalism and the challenge of the new progressivism.

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst Talk to David Haglund About Portraying the Transgender Experience

12:19 | Apr 11th, 2016

In their role as co-producers on the Amazon series “Transparent,” Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst advise Jill Soloway on how to portray the transgender experience with accuracy and sensitivity. They provide feedback on scripts, participate in “trans 1...Show More