The New Yorker Radio Hour

David Remnick is joined by The New Yorker’s award-winning writers, editors, and artists to present a weekly mix of profiles, storytelling, and insightful conversations about the issues that matter ― plus an occasional blast of comic genius from the magazine’s legendary Shouts and Murmurs page. The New Yorker has set a standard in journalism for generations, and The New Yorker Radio Hour gives it a voice on public radio for the first time. Produced by The New Yorker and WNYC Studios.WNYC studios is the producer of leading podcasts including Radiolab, Freakonomics Radio, Note To Self, Here’s The Thing With Alec Baldwin, and more.

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The New Yorker Radio Hour is a weekly program presented by the magazine’s editor, David Remnick.
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last modified
2019-12-13 04:52
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2019-12-12 18:00
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12.12.2019

A Worldwide #MeToo Protest that Began in Chile

Three weeks ago, members of a Chilean feminist collective called Las Tesis put on blindfolds and party dresses and took to the streets. The festive atmosphere put their purpose in stark relief: the song they sang was “Un Violador En Tu Camino” (“A Rapi...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
10.12.2019

The March Toward Impeachment

It’s been a busy week, and it’s only Tuesday. The chair of the House Judiciary Committee unveiled two articles of impeachment against the President, which are nearly certain to be adopted by the House of Representatives. The same day, Congressional Dem...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
9.12.2019

How Channel One Keeps the News Safe for Putin

Joshua Yaffa recently profiled a Russian media mogul named Konstantin Ernst. Ernst is the C.E.O. of Russia’s largest state-controlled media network, Channel One, and his personal evolution from idealistic independent journalist to cynical mogul is a ca...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
6.12.2019

Jamie Lee Curtis, the Original Scream Queen

Jamie Lee Curtis comes from Hollywood royalty as the daughter of Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis. She credits her mother’s role in “Psycho” for helping her land her first feature role, as the lead in “Halloween,” in 1978. “I’m never going to pretend I got ...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
5.12.2019

This Is William Cohen’s Third Impeachment

The current impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump are only the fourth in American history, and William Cohen has been near the center of power for three of them. First, he was a Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee in 1974, when hi...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
4.12.2019

Kamala Harris’s Campaign Ends in a Fizzle

Senator Kamala Harris had a lot going for her campaign for the Democratic Presidential nomination: national name recognition, strong fund-raising, an association with Barack Obama, and a way of commanding the spotlight both on television and on Twitter...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
3.12.2019

Robin Wright on the Eruption of Violence in Iran

In November, Iran announced new fuel rationing and price hikes, just at a time when U.S. sanctions are crippling the economy and especially the middle class. Protests broke out immediately, and the government responded by shutting down access to the In...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
2.12.2019

Rana Ayyub on India’s Crackdown on Muslims

In August, India suspended the autonomy of the state of Kashmir, putting soldiers in its streets and banning foreign journalists from entering. Dexter Filkins, who was working on a story about Narendra Modi, would not be deterred from going. To evade t...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
29.11.2019

Bon Iver Live at The New Yorker Festival

In the winter of 2007, a songwriter by the name of Justin Vernon returned to the Wisconsin woods, not far from where he grew up. Just a few months later, he emerged with “For Emma, Forever Ago”—his first album produced under the name Bon Iver. Since th...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
29.11.2019

Billy Porter Wears Many Hats

Billy Porter’s résumé is as impressive as it is difficult to categorize. His performance in the musical “Kinky Boots” won him a Tony Award and a Grammy, and, recently, he won an Emmy for his character on Ryan Murphy’s FX series “Pose.” Take any style a...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
22.11.2019

Jenny Slate Gets Dressed

Jenny Slate is on tour for her new book “Little Weirds.” It comprises short, strange essays, many of which involve clothing and how we present ourselves to the world. While Slate was in New York, the fashion columnist Rachel Syme paid her a call at her...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
22.11.2019

Samantha’s Journey into the Alt-Right, and Back

Since 2016, Andrew Marantz has been reporting on how the extremist right has harnessed the Internet and social media to gain a startling prominence in American politics. One day, he was contacted by a woman named Samantha, who was in the leadership of ...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
15.11.2019

Thomas Mallon on Impeachment, and Philip Pullman on “His Dark Materials”

As he opened public impeachment proceedings last week, Representative Adam Schiff invoked Watergate—which, after all, ended well for Democrats. To understand how that history applies, or doesn’t, to the current proceedings, The New Yorker’s Dorothy Wic...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
12.11.2019

A Progressive Evangelical, and Charlamagne Tha God

Eliza Griswold spoke recently with Doug Pagitt, a pastor from Minneapolis who is a politically progressive evangelical Christian. Pagitt left his church to found an organization called Vote Common Good, which aims to move at least some religious voters...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
8.11.2019

The Supreme Court Weighs the End of DACA

Jeff Sessions, then the Attorney General, announced in 2017 the cancellation of the Obama-era policy known as DACA—Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. A number of plaintiffs sued, and their case goes to the Supreme Court next week. The New Yorker’s...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
5.11.2019

How the Irish Border Keeps Derailing Brexit

One of the almost unsolvable problems with the U.K.’s exit from the E.U. is that it would necessitate a “hard border” between Northern Ireland, which is part of the U.K., and the Republic of Ireland, which would remain a member nation in Europe. The bo...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
1.11.2019

Can Mayor Pete Be a Democratic Front-Runner?

Six months ago, David Remnick interviewed a politician named Pete Buttigieg, who was just beginning his campaign for the Democratic nomination for President. Buttigieg was an unlikely candidate: the youngest person to run in decades, he was a small-tow...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
25.10.2019

Horror with a Real-Life Message

The director Sophia Takal is working on a remake of “Black Christmas,” an early slasher flick from Canada, in which sorority girls are picked off by a gruesome killer. Takal brought a very 2019 sensibility to the remake, reflecting on the ongoing strug...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
22.10.2019

Roomful of Teeth Redefines Vocal Music for the Future

For a new music ensemble, Roomful of Teeth has made an extraordinary impression in a short time. Caroline Shaw, one of its vocalists, received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for “Partita for 8 Voices,” which was written for the group. Then, in 2014, the vocal...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
18.10.2019

Ronan Farrow on a Campaign of Silence

Farrow’s reporting on Harvey Weinstein and other accused perpetrators of sexual assault helped opened the floodgates of the #MeToo movement. In his new book, “Catch and Kill,” and in “The Black Cube Chronicles” published on newyorker.com, Farrow detail...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
14.10.2019

Nancy Pelosi: “Timing Is Everything”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a lot of fights on her hands. After she led the Democrats to victory in the 2018 midterm elections, her legislative agenda hit a number of roadblocks, including the Republican-controlled Senate. But it is Pelosi’s confron...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
11.10.2019

New Yorker Writers on Hong Kong, and Nixon After Tiananmen Square

The months of protests in Hong Kong may be the biggest political crisis facing Chinese leadership since the Tiananmen Square massacre a generation ago. What began as objections to a proposed extradition law has morphed into a broad-based protest moveme...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
4.10.2019

Adam Gopnik on Aging, and a Visit to Maine with Elizabeth Strout

In fifteen years, people of retirement age will outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history. But, the staff writer Adam Gopnik finds, the elderly are poorly served by the field of design, whether it’s a screw-top plastic bottle or the transpo...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
4.10.2019

New Yorker Reporters on Impeachment

David Remnick asks five New Yorker contributors about the nascent impeachment proceedings against the President. Susan Glasser, the magazine’s Washington correspondent, notes that Republicans have attacked the inquiry but have not exactly defended the ...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
27.09.2019

Cory Booker on How to Defeat Donald Trump

Senator Cory Booker burst onto the national scene about a decade ago, after serving as the mayor of the notoriously impoverished and dangerous city of Newark, New Jersey. To get that job, Booker challenged an entrenched establishment. “My political tra...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
20.09.2019

The Green Rush

It was just seven years ago that Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Today the drug is legal in eleven states and counting, with polls showing that sixty per cent of Americans support its legal...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
17.09.2019

Brittany Howard, of Alabama Shakes, Talks with David Remnick

Alabama Shakes started out playing covers at local gigs but quickly found a unique personal voice rooted in rock and soul. The band came to national attention, found a wide and devoted public, and soon earned four Grammys, for the album “Sound and Colo...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
13.09.2019

A Texas Republican Exits the House

An exodus is under way in the House of Representatives: not even halfway into the congressional term, fifteen Republicans have announced that they will not run in 2020. One of the exiting members is Will Hurd, a former C.I.A. officer who was elected in...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
10.09.2019

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

Vjeran Tomic has been stealing since he was a small child, when he used a ladder to break into a library in his home town, in Bosnia. After moving to Paris, he graduated to lucrative apartment burglaries, living off the jewels he took and often doing t...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
6.09.2019

Salman Rushdie’s Fantastical American Quest Novel

The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman, talks with Salman Rushdie about “Quichotte,” his apocalyptic quest novel. A few years ago, when the four hundredth anniversary of “Don Quixote” was being celebrated, Rushdie reread Cervantes’s book and...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
3.09.2019

The New Norms of Affirmative Consent

Mischele Lewis learned that her fiancé was a con man and a convicted pedophile. By lying about who he was, did he violate her consent, and commit assault? Lewis’s story raises a larger question: What is consent, and how do we give it? It’s currently th...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
30.08.2019

Marianne Williamson Would Like to Clarify

Marianne Williamson, the self-help author associated with the New Age movement, has never held political office. But the race for the Presidency, she thinks, is less a battle of politics than a battle of souls. In her appearance in the July Democratic ...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
27.08.2019

Kate Walbert Reads "To Do"

Kate Walbert reads her story from the September 2, 2019, issue of the magazine. Walbert's novels include "Our Kind," "A Short History of Women," and "His Favorites." A new story collection, "She Was Like That," will be published in October.
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
27.08.2019

Jia Tolentino on the Rise and Fall of the Internet

Jia Tolentino writes for The New Yorker about an extremely wide range of topics, but a central concern is what it has meant to her to have grown up alongside the Internet. In her new, best-selling collection of essays, “Trick Mirror: Reflections on Sel...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
23.08.2019

Roger Federer Opens Up

The winner of twenty Grand Slam titles and the top-ranked men’s player for three hundred and ten weeks, Roger Federer remains a dominant force in tennis. On the eve of playing in his nineteenth U.S. Open, Federer spoke with David Remnick about how he g...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
20.08.2019

Derren Brown’s Big Secret

Derren Brown wants you to know that he is not a magician. The term he prefers to use is “psychological illusionist,” and his acts mix psychology, misdirection, and showmanship. When he performs, he’s explicit about engaging with audiences’ minds and be...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
16.08.2019

Maggie Gyllenhaal on “The Deuce” and #MeToo

Maggie Gyllenhaal’s first starring role was in the 2002 movie “Secretary,” a distriburbing romantic comedy about a troubled woman in a sadomasochistic relationship with her boss. Since then, Gyllenhaal has continued to push the boundaries of how sex is...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
13.08.2019

Ian Frazier Among the Drone Racers

Ian Frazier, who has chronicled American life for The New Yorker for more than forty years, travelled to a house in Fort Collins, Colorado, where three roommates build, fly, and race drones. Jordan Temkin, Zachry Thayer, and Travis McIntyre are three o...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
9.08.2019

The Rippling Effects of China’s One-Child Policy

Nanfu Wang grew up under China’s one-child policy and never questioned it. “You don’t know that it’s something initiated and implemented by the authority,” she tells The New Yorker’s Jiayang Fan. “It’s a normal part of everything. Just like water exist...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
6.08.2019

Toni Morrison Talks with Hilton Als

Toni Morrison read The New York Times with pencil in hand. An editor by trade, Morrison never stopped noting errors in the paper. In 2015, during a conversation with The New Yorker’s Hilton Als, Morrison noted that the stories she cared about were once...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
6.08.2019

Living in the Shadow of Guantánamo, Part 2

In January, The New Yorker’s Ben Taub travelled to Mauritania to meet with Mohamedou Salahi. An electrical engineer who had lived in Germany, Salahi was detained at Guantánamo Bay for fifteen years and tortured, despite the fact that he was not a terro...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
2.08.2019

Living in the Shadow of Guantánamo

When Mohamedou Salahi arrived at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, in August of 2002, he was hopeful.  He knew why he had been detained: he had crossed paths with Al Qaeda operatives, and his cousin had once called him from Osama bin Laden’s phone.  B...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
30.07.2019

Summer, By The Book

The cultural critic Doreen St. Félix goes to Madame Tussauds with Justin Kuritzkes, the début author of the novel “Famous People,” to talk about the nature of celebrity. Jia Tolentino heads for the children’s section of a bookstore with Rivka Galchen t...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
26.07.2019

Tana French on “The Witch Elm”

Tana French was an actor in her thirties when she sat down to write about a mystery that took the lives of two children, which became the global blockbuster “In the Woods.” With her subsequent books about the Dublin Murder Squad, French became known as...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
23.07.2019

Jelani Cobb Talks with the Artist Fahamu Pecou

Fahamu Pecou has shown work in museums all over the country and appeared on television shows like “Empire” and “black-ish.” The men the artist depicts tend to strike exaggerated poses, with sagging bluejeans and a cascade of colorful boxer shorts. Peco...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
19.07.2019

Watching the Moon Landing

Some people have always believed that the moon landing was a government hoax, and, in the age of the Internet, that conspiracy theory continues to thrive. Andrew Marantz explores the value of skepticism, and the point at which disbelief leads to a tota...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
18.07.2019

Tom Hanks Reads His Tale of Going to the Moon

In 2014, Tom Hanks—the star of “Apollo 13,” among many other accomplishments—wrote a short story about going to the moon.  But his was not a dramatic story of NASA heroes facing grave danger. Hanks told the tale of a very twenty-first century mission, ...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
16.07.2019

Carly Rae Jepsen Talks with Amanda Petrusich

“I can remember, even four months after [“Call Me Maybe” ’s] release, being claimed in the press as a one-hit wonder,” Carly Rae Jepsen says. “Isn’t it too soon to decide that? Give me a chance!” The Canadian singer and songwriter was by no means a one...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
9.07.2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the 2020 Presidential Race and Why We Should Break Up Homeland Security

It’s hard to recall a newly elected freshman representative to Congress who has made a bigger impact than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Her primary victory for New York’s Fourteenth District seat—as a young woman of color beating out a long-established whi...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
9.07.2019

Aaron Sorkin Rewrites “To Kill a Mockingbird”

As he set about adapting “To Kill a Mockingbird” for the stage, Aaron Sorkin found himself troubled by its protagonist, the small-town lawyer Atticus Finch. Harper Lee’s Finch, he thought, is tolerant to a fault—understanding rather than condemning the...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author