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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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-08-20 23:59
last episode published
2019-08-20 04:00
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2.87 days
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Number of Episodes
402
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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
5.07.2019

As Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith Hit the Road

Tracy K. Smith was named Poet Laureate, in 2017, right after the most divisive election of our time. She could have spent her two-year appointment writing and enjoying a nice office in the Library of Congress, but she felt poetry might be able to help ...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
2.07.2019

Valeria Luiselli on Reënacting the Border

Valeria Luiselli first travelled to the U.S.–Mexico border in 2014, when the current immigration crisis began to heat up. Under the Trump Presidency, the border has become the dead center of American politics, and Luiselli returned with the radio produ...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
28.06.2019

Emily Nussbaum Likes to Watch

For decades, critical praise for a TV show was that it was “not like TV,” but more like a novel or a movie. That ingrained hierarchy always bugged Emily Nussbaum, who went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for her criticism in The New Yorker. She has been c...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
25.06.2019

The Trump Administration’s Plan to Deport Victims of Human Trafficking

The New Yorker contributor Jenna Krajeski recently met with a woman who calls herself Esperanza. In her home country, Esperanza was coerced and threatened into prostitution, and later was trafficked into the United States, where she was subjected to ap...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
21.06.2019

Dexter Filkins on the Dangerous Escalations between the U.S. and Iran

After a U.S. drone was allegedly shot down by Iran last week, relations between Tehran and Washington are again approaching a low point; on Thursday, President Trump ordered and then called off an air strike. The situation has been deteriorating since ...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
18.06.2019

David Remnick Talks with Robert Caro about “Working”

Robert Caro is a historical biographer unlike anyone else writing today, with the Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, and other honors to prove it. But to call his books biographies seems to miss the mark: they’re so rich in detail, so accurate, and...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
14.06.2019

Will the Government Get Tough on Big Tech?

Apple, Amazon, Alphabet (which owns Google), and Facebook—known in the tech world as the Big Four—are among the largest and most profitable companies in the world, and they’ve been accustomed to the laxest of oversight from Washington. But the climate ...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
7.06.2019

From Stonewall to the Present, Fifty Years of L.G.B.T.Q. Rights

Masha Gessen co-hosts this episode of the New Yorker Radio Hour, guiding David Remnick through the fifty years of civil-rights gains for L.G.B.T.Q. people. From drag queens reading to children at the library to a popular gay Presidential candidate, we’...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
4.06.2019

Ava DuVernay on “When They See Us,” About the Boys Who Became the Central Park Five

Ava DuVernay doesn’t like using the term Central Park Five—a moniker created by the press in the aftermath of the notorious and brutal assault of a twenty-eight-year-old woman, Trisha Meili. “They’re not the Central Park Five,” she tells the New Yorker...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
31.05.2019

Emily Nussbaum on TV’s “Deluge” of #MeToo Plots

The #MeToo movement of recent years started in the entertainment industry, with revelations about moguls such as Harvey Weinstein and CBS’s Les Moonves, and, since 2017, television writers have been grappling with how to address sexual harassment for a...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
28.05.2019

Who Should Receive Reparations for Slavery and Discrimination?

The idea of reparations—real compensation made to the descendants of slaves or the victims of legalized discrimination—has gained traction since the publication, in 2014, of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s influential article “The Case for Reparations,” which appea...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
24.05.2019

Is America Ready to Make Reparations?

Late in the Civil War, the Union general William T. Sherman confiscated four hundred thousand acres of land from Confederate planters and ordered it redistributed, in forty-acre lots, to formerly enslaved people—a promise revoked by President Andrew Jo...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
21.05.2019

Lucinda Williams Talks with Ariel Levy

Despite winning a Grammy for her song “Passionate Kisses,” which was performed by Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lucinda Williams spent many years overlooked by the music industry: she was too country for rock, too rock for country. In 1998, American music cau...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
17.05.2019

James Taylor Will Teach you Guitar

James Taylor’s songs are so familiar that they seem to have always existed. Onstage at the New Yorker Festival, in 2010, Taylor peeled back some of his influences—the Beatles, Bach, show tunes, and Antônio Carlos Jobim—and played a few of his hits, eve...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
14.05.2019

What the Constitution Means to the Playwright Heidi Schreck

Few Americans dispute the centrality of the Constitution as a statement of our country’s goals; it is as though holy. But what the Constitution actually means to any two people may differ widely, and those differences are dramatized in a new play, on B...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
10.05.2019

Bill McKibben and Elizabeth Kolbert: Is It Too Late to Save the World?

After years of languishing far down the list of voters’ priorities, climate change has moved to the top of many voters’ concerns, according to a new CNN poll. Now Presidential candidates are competing to establish themselves as leaders on the issue, an...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
3.05.2019

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Comedian Pete Holmes

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand been fierce on the issue of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the military and government; as a champion of the MeToo movement, she was among the first Democrats to call for Senator Al Franken to step down. Some in...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
3.05.2019

Rhiannon Giddens, Americana’s Queen, Goes Global

By the standards of any musician, Rhiannon Giddens has a twisting and complex path. Trained as an operatic soprano at the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory, Giddens fell almost by chance into the study of American folk music. Alongside two like-minded m...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
30.04.2019

A New Approach to Dementia Care

In the field of memory care, there is a fierce debate around the question of honesty. Lying can, under certain circumstances, alleviate or avert distress in patients who are suffering from memory loss. But, on principle, many providers, patients, and f...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
26.04.2019

Julián Castro Is Not Afraid

In a crowded Democratic field, the candidate Julián Castro is eager to stand out. One way he’s tried to do that is by taking on the issue of immigration—a favorite topic of President Donald Trump, and one that’s important to his base. In a wide-ranging...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
23.04.2019

The Green New Deal, and an Unusual Night at the Orchestra

The Green New Deal is coming to the table during the one of the most divisive periods Washington has ever seen. Two advocates of the environmental plan—a young activist championing the cause, and a veteran of climate politics in Washington—consider wha...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
19.04.2019

The N.R.A.’s Financial Mess

Last March, Wayne LaPierre sent a fund-raising letter to his members—an urgent plea for money. LaPierre described an attack on the Second Amendment that is unprecedented in the history of the country. But, in reality, what is endangering the N.R.A. isn...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
16.04.2019

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

Christine Baranski was a successful theatre actor who would never stoop to do television in the old days. But when she got the pilot script for “Cybill,” and had two daughters to put through school, she took the role of Marianne, the tough-talking best...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
12.04.2019

Masha Gessen and Keith Gessen Debate Russian and American Politics

Masha Gessen and Keith Gessen have, taken together, written more than a dozen books and a thousand articles. Keith Gessen is a founder of n+1, an influential literary journal; Masha has written for major newspapers and journals as well as, since 2014, ...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
9.04.2019

The Neurology of Bias, and a Visit with Thundercat

Most of us have biases and prejudices we don’t acknowledge—or aren’t even aware of. Admitting those biases is a baseline of political “wokeness.” But measuring and proving bias, and showing how it works, is another matter. Jennifer Eberhardt is a socia...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
5.04.2019

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

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 H...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
2.04.2019

How OxyContin Was Sold to the Masses

Patrick Radden Keefe has reported on the Sackler family and their control of Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin. Among the sources for his article “Empire of Pain” was a whistle-blower named Steven May, a former sales rep who joined Purdue during th...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
29.03.2019

The Long Shadow of the Mueller Report

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 th...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
26.03.2019

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

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 cliff ...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
22.03.2019

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

Emilia Clarke was an unknown young actor when she landed the part of Daenerys, of the House of Targaryen, on a show called “Game of Thrones.” After an eventful first season—capped by her walk into a funeral pyre and rebirth as the Mother of Dragons—Cla...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
19.03.2019

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

Silicon Valley has a reputation for being a place where young geniuses are too busy disrupting the world to buy clothes; jeans and a hoodie generally qualify as business attire. But that is changing, the New Yorker fashion correspondent Rachel Syme not...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
15.03.2019

Getting Detained by ICE—on Purpose

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 man...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
12.03.2019

American Exiles in East Africa (Part 2)

Pete O’Neal was a street hustler and small-time pimp who gave up crime to fight oppression, founding the Kansas City chapter of the Black Panther Party. Charlotte Hill was a high-school student who gave up a college scholarship to join the Panthers and...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
8.03.2019

American Exiles in East Africa

Pete O’Neal was a street hustler and small-time pimp who gave up crime to struggle against oppression, founding the Kansas City chapter of the Black Panther Party. Charlotte Hill was a high-school student who gave up a college scholarship to join the P...
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker author
5.03.2019

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

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