Best Yorker podcasts we could find (Updated July 2019)
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Profiles, storytelling and insightful conversations, hosted by David Remnick.
 
A weekly discussion about politics, hosted by The New Yorker's executive editor, Dorothy Wickenden.
 
Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.
 
A weekly reading of the magazine’s “Comment” essay.
 
Writers Daniel Torday and Eric Rosenblum discuss the weekly content of the New Yorker Magazine. Plus special guests!
 
A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
 
Finish the work week in all-out hysterics with short stories written and read by Thaddeus Ellenburg. Released twice-monthly on Fridays.
 
How do you navigate the world of Trump? Distract yourself with good, irreverent pop culture and an intimate dose of female friendship. Join former Executive Digital Editor of The New Yorker Amelia Lester in Washington and co-founder of the Mamamia Women’s Network Mia Freedman in Sydney, as they discuss all things Trump, pop-culture and long distance friendships.
 
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Trampoline Hall
Monthly
 
Trampoline Hall is a barroom lecture series that has been delighting audiences every month in Toronto for fifteen years, where it has sold out every show. Praised by The New Yorker for “celebrating eccentricity and do-it-yourself inventiveness,” it asks lecturers to take a vulnerable, theatrical risk and speak on a subject they’re not professionally expert in. Subjects range from absurd and arcane obsessions to heartbreakingly personal stories. Quick-witted host Misha Glouberman conducts a Q ...
 
A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
 
New York-based Australian comedians Scott Dooley and Jason Chatfield ruminate on New Yorker cartoon ideas over a couple of beers each week. The elusive art of the perfect cartoon is dissected along with cartoon idea suggestions from you, the listener. Believe it or not, Dooley and Chatfield actually had more than a few published, which spurs them on to keep pitching their batches every week in hopes of further glorious publication. Offical Merch Store.
 
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Crybabies
Daily+
 
Writer Susan Orlean (The Orchid Thief, The New Yorker) and actor Sarah Thyre (Strangers with Candy, Late Night w/ Conan O'Brien) co-host CRYBABIES, a deeply funny, often intimate, and surprisingly moving podcast about the things that make us cry. Each episode features guests of every creative stripe - writers, actors, musicians, comedians - who discuss the music, books, movies, television, and other cultural cues that make them weepy. These candid conversations with your favorite artists mak ...
 
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Concrete Reps
Monthly+
 
Sireel (@djsireel) and D.J. (@djtronic9000) give their takes on situational topics & discuss w/ special guests. In true New Yorker fashion, they give diverse and untamed perspective views.
 
Tina Brown, the legendary editor (Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, The Daily Beast) and best-selling author talks with actors, politicians, journalists, and the newsmakers of tomorrow’s social debates. Discover what to read, what to watch, and how to stay smart in today's fast-moving times.
 
The hilarious NSFW comic book talk show from real New Yorkers! Everything from NCBD to the Golden Age. Watch now! New episode every Tuesday. Trusted by thousands of viewers each week. Tune in and talk comics. Real comic books. Real New Yorkers!
 
Book Club is a comedy variety show where hosts Colin Stokes and Blythe Roberson (The New Yorker, The Onion), along with some of NYC's best comedians, read the books so you don't have to. Live show hosted monthly at Union Hall in Brooklyn.
 
G Moody is the host of this 5⭐️ star podcast stemming from Brooklyn, NY. Known for his quick wit, hilarious commentary and impeccable ear for great music, G Moody continues to deliver with a unique, intellectual perspective about sports, politics and everything in between. A true New Yorker, G Moody genuinely brings a plethora of funny to the podcast game with his articulate, entertaining & always thought-provoking opinions giving you - This, That & The Third. Support this podcast: https://a ...
 
Each week, Martha Frankel talks to authors and readers about the books they love. Discussion. Podcast features talk with current novelists, memoirists, humorists, journalists, etc. Martha Frankel, executive director of Woodstock Bookfest, began her writing career at the original Details magazine, writing a column about plastic surgery called “Knifestyles of the Rich and Famous.” She went on to write book reviews, essays and celebrity profiles for other magazines, such as Movieline, Cosmopoli ...
 
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Democracy in Color
Monthly
 
The Democracy in Color podcast, hosted by Aimee Allison, features today’s best and brightest political leaders, strategists and thinkers of the New American Majority. We’ve featured Senator Cory Booker; Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal; San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim, Stockton, California Mayor Michael Tubbs; BART Director Lateefah Simon; writer Eric Liu; #Goodmuslimbadmuslim co-host Tanzila Ahmed; New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb, and writers Rebecca Solnit and Jeff Chang, among many others. E ...
 
To get away from city life periodically, New Yorker Roger Locke purchases an abandoned farm house in rural Connecticut, and with the assistance of his cousin Phillida and her beau Ethan Vere, he sets about fixing up the place. Immediately however, an unseen mysterious woman begins giving him warnings during nocturnal visits to leave the house at once. Soon he begins hearing strange ominous sounds emanating from the tiny lake at the back of the house coupled with a permeation of sickly odors. ...
 
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The New Yorker
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The New Yorker is a weekly magazine with a mix of reporting of politics and culture, humor and cartoons, fiction and poetry, and reviews and criticism.
 
The hilarious NSFW comic book talk show from real New Yorkers! Everything from NCBD to the Golden Age. Listen now! New episode every Tuesday. Trusted by thousands of listeners each week. Tune in and talk comics. Real comic books. Real New Yorkers!
 
A lowbrow-loving New Yorker and a Texan Poet divided by experience and politics are united by a love of genre fiction. This is their book club. You better Read This F***ing Book!
 
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Max & Murphy
Daily+
 
Gotham Gazette is a pioneering nonpartisan New York City-based online watchdog publication that covers city and state government, and has a rich tradition of reporting on local elections as well as policy that affects everything from the spaces where New Yorkers live and play to police tactics and civil rights. It is published by Citizens Union Foundation.
 
Where true New York City living -- the places, buildings, and culture -- collide. It's the Brick Underground Podcast, from BrickUnderground.com. As New York City's most popular and trusted source of real estate advice, BrickUnderground speaks directly to New Yorkers seeking solutions to their real-estate and apartment-dwelling needs.
 
Hamburg is a familiar and award-winning voice in New York radio, best known for her years spent as host of “The Joan Hamburg Show” which was widely considered to be “The Today Show” of radio. At 77 WABC, Hamburg will continue discussing the most important social, economic and political issues that impact listeners’ lives each week. Hamburg will also interview major celebrities and powerful political figures on the program. Hamburg will also produce weekly features and exclusive programs avai ...
 
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FIERCEish
Monthly+
 
Wannabe badass. Full time New Yorker. The sister you wished you always had. Spunky Asian-American, Shu Yi, shares her experience overcoming homelessness, navigating relationships, taming fear, and what it means to be FIERCE.
 
77 WABC’s new Midday show. It’s not just politics, it’s everything in between. A fresh look at everyday life for everyday New Yorkers from Curtis Sliwa and Juliet Huddy. Listen weekdays Noon-3P.
 
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New Spiritual York
Monthly
 
A podcast about self-care in the Big Apple, exploring all that brings New Yorker's spiritual joy. When your morning commute drags you down, we lift you up. Join the tribe.
 
"Conversations With My Dummy" is a throwback to old time radio, featuring original routines, sound effects, voice characterizations and ventriloquism (yes, before you ask about his lips, Steve works on the honor system) It aired for over 30 years on commercial and public radio stations around the country. Steve Charney and his show was profiled in the "New Yorker" magazine. In other words, Steve is a serious artist, doing serious work, who's in serious trouble.
 
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Yellow Face
Rare
 
Two 30something New Yorkers (Diane, a professional chef, and Jason, a magazine editor) talk family, dating, friendship, money, work — among many, many other things — from their Asian American perspectives. Half serious, half joking, with a dash of offensiveness.
 
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Politics Brief
Daily
 
Politics Brief is the go-to source for 2018 election news, selected from the best WNYC has to offer. Daily segments include original reporting on the New York metro region, along with interviews and analysis focused on the national scene from groundbreaking shows like On the Media, The Takeaway and The New Yorker Radio Hour. Produced by WNYC Studios, home of other great podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin. Category: News & Politics
 
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Luxury and Karma
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Welcome to the Luxury and Karma podcast. A podcast by a jaded New Yorker facing dating, career, friendship, money, and random dilemmas. Keep up with everything that gets you angry and use me to understand why...
 
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Cut & Basted
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This is Cut & Basted. I like food, whiskey, & clothing. I am a native New Yorker transplanted to Pittsburgh, PA. And I am renovating my home.
 
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Pieces of Jess
Monthly+
 
A podcast by a native New Yorker & crazy Colombian who loves to talk about Daily Events • TV • Movies • Celebs • and Life! Follow @itsjessnyc on IG, FB, TWITTER, LINKEDIN & TUMBLRNew Episodes when I feel like it 💋 #itsjessnyc #LifeWithJess ⏬ Visit my website & blog
 
RingTales brings the world famous cartoons of The New Yorker to fully animated life. They're short. They're smart. They're wickedly funny. They feature the hysterical work of renowned cartoon artists such as Sam Gross, Bob Mankoff and Roz Chast. Enjoy a bite-sized gift of comic comedy three times a week. Animation that's addictive. You can't watch just one.
 
Alex Wong, a sports and pop culture freelance writer for Yahoo Sports, GQ, SLAM, The New Yorker and other publications, interviews athletes, celebrities, media personalities and generally interesting people.
 
Socrates in the City is the acclaimed series of conversations on “life, God, and other small topics,” hosted by Eric Metaxas. Starting with the philosopher Socrates’s famous words that “the unexamined life is not worth living,” Metaxas thought it would be valuable to create a forum that might encourage busy New Yorkers in thinking about the bigger questions in life. He founded Socrates in the City in 2000. Metaxas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of MARTIN LUTHER, IF YOU CAN KEEP ...
 
Sixty-three essays on a variety of topics as wide apart as Family Life in America, Opera Synopses, Bigamy, International Finance and many more, Love Conquers All by Robert Benchley strangely enough does not touch upon romance at all! However, these delightful notes provide hours of browsing pleasure for young and old readers alike. Robert Benchley was a well-known humorist and newspaper columnist, radio and television presenter, actor, scriptwriter and broadcaster. He is also credited with c ...
 
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Problematic or Nah?
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New Yorkers Anthony and B discuss hot button issues to determine whether they are problematic or nah.
 
Two Johns discuss articles from the titular weeklies and other periodicals, streaming docs, current albums of note, and short novels chosen using internal metrics.
 
hosted by New Yorkers Remick Benice & Santo Voodoo which is a show about Art, Culture, and Lifestyle and Stuff like that. ( sorta, maybe , kinda)
 
Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries every weekday. Hosts David Greene, Steve Inskeep, Noel King and Rachel Martin bring you the latest breaking news and features to prepare you for the day.
 
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Failing Upwards
Daily+
 
Two grown dirtbags just trynna navigate and survive the millennial male zeitgeist.If you have any money you'd like to give us or any constructive criticism you'd like us to 360 degree tomahawk slam dunk into the trash can please email us: failingupwardspod@gmail.com.
 
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Salman Rushdie reads his story from the July 29, 2019, issue of the magazine. Rushdie has published eleven novels, including "Midnight's Children," "The Satanic Verses," "Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights," and "The Golden House." His new novel, "Quichotte," from which this story was adapted, will be published in September.…
 
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Jane Mayer of "The New Yorker" about her investigation into allegations of sexual impropriety against former Senator Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat who resigned in 2018.
 
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. Pecou gained notoriety in Atlanta, for a poster campaign bearing the legend “Fahamu Pecou Is the S ...…
 
In "No Going Back," Jelani Cobb writes about Trump's racist agenda.
 
Since 1969, when an estimated six hundred million people around the world watched two astronauts walk on the surface of the moon, a significant number of people have doubted that it ever took place. A major line of conspiracy theory insists that the footage was faked (and directed by Stanley Kubrick, some have said) in an elaborate hoax enginee ...…
 
Campbell McGrath joins Kevin Young to discuss “Realism” by Czeslaw Milosz, and his own poem, “The Human Heart.” McGrath has published several poetry collections and received fellowships from the Library of Congress, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation. His latest book is "Nouns & Verbs: New and Selected Poems."…
 
Eric talks to fiction writer and New Yorker contributor Mary Gaitskill about getting started as a writer; publishing Bad Behavior; Philip Roth and Richard Yates; her perceptions of Eric when he studied with her at the Syracuse University MFA program; redemption in "Secretary" and "Romantic Weekend"; her parents' opinions of her work; writing as ...…
 
Kirstin Valdez Quade joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "The Long Black Line," by John L'Heureux, from a 2018 issue of the magazine. Quade is the author of the story collection "Night at the Fiestas," which won the National Book Critic Circle's John Leonard Prize and a "5 Under 35" award from the National Book Foundation.…
 
Does Con Ed have a plan to fix these persistent power outages? Curtis and Juliet talk the disgraced NYPD being doused with water during the heatwave this past weekend. Puerto Rico may be in a tough spot after Trump's most recent comments. Should husbands be awarded for doing chores? Find out what Curtis and Juliet think. A woman on twitter rece ...…
 
Salman Rushdie reads his story from the July 29, 2019, issue of the magazine. Rushdie has published eleven novels, including "Midnight's Children," "The Satanic Verses," "Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights," and "The Golden House." His new novel, "Quichotte," from which this story was adapted, will be published in September.…
 
Members of the ruling conservative party have voted for Boris Johnson to replace Theresa May, who is resigning. Johnson, a former foreign secretary and mayor of London, is a Brexit supporter.By Joanna Kakissis.
 
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Susan Davis and Jason Furman, who was the Council of Economic Advisers chairman in the Obama administration, about the plan and whether it's fiscally responsible.
 
The keyboardist and singer was a co-founder of both the Meters and the Neville Brothers — bands that took the funk and swagger of New Orleans to a much larger world.By Anastasia Tsioulcas.
 
Perhaps no contemporary musician understands the rules of the streaming ecosystem better than the singer Khalid, who emerged as a teenager and is now one of the most listened-to artists in the world.By Frannie Kelley.
 
A couple in New York City found an In-N-Out cheeseburger, apparently freshly made, but there's no In-N-Out restaurant within a thousand miles.
 
The CDC confirms that 51 percent of Americans surveyed admitted using swimming as an alternative to bathing, and the agency doesn't say that's a bad thing.
 
President Trump and congressional leaders strike a budget deal. Britain's new prime minister is to be announced Tuesday. And, Britain is at odds with the U.S. over how to manage tensions with Iran.
 
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Kevin Fallon of "The Daily Beast" about "Avengers: Endgame" overtaking "Avatar" as the highest grossing movie of all time — a record "Avatar" held for a decade.
 
NPR's Steve Inkeep talks to political anthropologist Yarimar Bonilla, who has been protesting in Puerto Rico to force the governor to resign.
 
Comedy shows on TV often use recorded laughter in combination with a live audience. A new study shows that hearing laughter, especially spontaneous laughter, makes a bad joke seem funnier.By Nell Greenfieldboyce.
 
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Trita Parsi of the Quincy Institute, and formerly of the National Iranian American Council, about how current tensions in the Persian Gulf are affecting Iranian politics.
 
One of the architect's of NASA's mission control has died at age 95. Chris Kraft was one of the original employees of the space task group and the agency's first flight director.By Russell Lewis.
 
For weeks Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been touting a plan for a shipping security coalition in the Persian Gulf. It still hasn't come together and he's told Britain to protect its ships itself.By Jackie Northam.
 
Native girls and women are more likely than average to be the victim of a violent crime. Now, several state task forces will try to better identify and locate indigenous crime victims.By Melodie Edwards.
 
Mutant parasites have built up resistance to first-line malaria drugs, according to two new studies in The Lancet. Scientists worry that this could overturn global progress against the disease.By Jason Beaubien.
 
A certain number of seats at schools in India are reserved for those paying double or triple tuition. And unlike the Varsity Blues scandal here in the U.S., this behavior is legal in India.By Lauren Frayer.
 
Salman Rushdie reads his story from the July 29, 2019, issue of the magazine. Rushdie has published eleven novels, including "Midnight's Children," "The Satanic Verses," "Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights," and "The Golden House." His new novel, "Quichotte," from which this story was adapted, will be published in September.…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Eleanor M. Ingram.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Robert Benchley.
 
The credit reporting agency will pay up to $700 million in fines and monetary relief to consumers over a 2017 data breach that affected nearly 150 million people.By Avie Schneider, Chris Arnold.
 
New WABC owner John Catsimatidis calls in to discuss the passing of former Manhattan DA Robert Morgenthau.By Curtis & Juliet.
 
Once again the MTA failed New Yorkers on Friday, including Curtis who had to deal with an hour and a half commute home. The blistering heat didn't help much either and Con Ed is still dealing with power outages around the city. Curtis and Juliet take both agencies to task. Curtis remembers when there was a massive migration from New York to Mia ...…
 
Hundreds of thousands of jobs were created for the Apollo space program. As the program ramped up, leaders in Huntsville, Ala., realized they needed to desegregate to attract talent.By Scott Neuman.
 
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Rolling Stone writer Charles Holmes about rapper A$AP Rocky, who has been detained in Sweden since the beginning of July for his involvement in an altercation.
 
Documents released as part of the biggest opioid litigation case reveal more internal emails from drug industry executives voicing indifference to addiction risks and the over-use of opioids.By Brian Mann.
 
Working mothers in Germany say they face prejudice and job discrimination in a country where many people still believe a mother's place is in the home.By Deborah Amos.
 
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to ex-U.K. foreign minister David Miliband about Iran seizing the tanker. Miliband is now CEO of the International Rescue Committee. NPR's Greg Myre weighs in on the issue.
 
Ray Hendrickson has run a business called Christian Book Distributors, or CBD for short, for decades. But he changed the business' name to avoid confusion with CBD, the extract of the cannabis plant.
 
A large part of the country has been hit with a punishing heat wave. A visit to a suburban parking lot shows more vegetation would help metropolitan areas stay cooler.By Brett Dahlberg.
 
A toddler in Minnesota wanted to go to the nearby Chicago County fair, so he drove there alone on his battery-powered John Deere toy tractor. His father has now removed the battery from the tractor.
 
Puerto Rico's embattled governor says he won't seek reelection. In Hong Kong, an unidentified masked group attacked pro-democracy activists. Tensions are raised when Iran seizes a British oil tanker.
 
Both President Trump and Britain's Boris Johnson emphasize national identity, an independent foreign policy and don't seem to mind accusation of being "politically incorrect."By Frank Langfitt.
 
Protests in Hong Kong turned violent over the weekend as clashes erupted between pro-democracy activists and a masked mob. The identity of the attackers was not immediately clear.By Julie McCarthy.
 
For years scientists have said that there is no link between vaccines and autism. There are still many people who are reluctant to vaccinate. But, one woman has changed her mind about vaccines.By Shankar Vedantam.
 
EP 44 - THE WINDY CITY Moody Monday after a fun filled weekend exploring the Windy City of Chicago.... let's get into it! GMoody's podcasting LIVE at the Silver Room Block Party in Hyde Park and discovers the TRUTH about Chicago's notorious west side. Just A Man In the Stands: Are You For Immigration or Illegal Immigration?, the Gentrification ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Robert Benchley.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Eleanor M. Ingram.
 
This week, Martha's got Part One of an interview with Alyssa Mastromonaco.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Robert Benchley.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Eleanor M. Ingram.
 
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