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Best WNYC Studios and The New Yorker podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best WNYC Studios and The New Yorker podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
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A weekly discussion about politics, hosted by The New Yorker's executive editor, Dorothy Wickenden.
 
Profiles, storytelling and insightful conversations, hosted by David Remnick.
 
A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
 
Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.
 
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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
 
It’s been 50 years since the uprising at the Stonewall Inn—an event that is widely considered to be the catalyst for the LGBTQ civil rights movement. To commemorate this moment, we’re bringing you an all new podcast series that celebrates queer stories and voices. Join Kathy Tu and Tobin Low, hosts of the Nancy podcast, for a special series of episodes that explore how this moment in history—and the setback and achievements that followed—have shaped the LGBTQ experience today. For more on ou ...
 
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Artist Jeanne-Claude, co-creator of the Central Park installation 'The Gates,' has died at the age of 74. Her family says it was from complications of a brain aneurysm. With The Gates, in 2005, Jeanne-Claude her husband, Christo, covered Central Park's footpaths with thousands of saffron-colored drapes hung from specially designed frames. More than five million people viewed them. The 16-day exhibition reportedly generated more than $250 million for the local economy. The two-week exhibition ...
 
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Weike Wang reads her story from the November 18, 2019, issue of the magazine. Wang’s first novel, “Chemistry,” which won the PEN/Hemingway Award, was published in 2017, and she was named one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 the same year.By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
 
Weike Wang reads her story from the November 18, 2019, issue of the magazine. Wang’s first novel, “Chemistry,” which won the PEN/Hemingway Award, was published in 2017, and she was named one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 the same year.By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
 
Weike Wang reads her story from the November 18, 2019, issue of the magazine. Wang’s first novel, “Chemistry,” which won the PEN/Hemingway Award, was published in 2017, and she was named one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 the same year.By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
 
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 away from decades of supporting conservatism, and toward messages of inclusion and tolerance ...…
 
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 Jonathan Blitzer spoke with two of the attorneys who will argue for it. The noted litigator T ...…
 
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 Jonathan Blitzer spoke with two of the attorneys who will argue for it. The noted litigator T ...…
 
One of the big stories of the 2016 Presidential campaign was the role Facebook played in spreading false and misleading information, from Russia and from inside the United States, about candidates. The company has made some changes, but it is still under attack from the press, activists, users, and Congress for its failure to curb the prolifera ...…
 
Joseph O’Neill reads his story from the November 11, 2019, issue of the magazine. O’Neil is the author of four novels, including “Netherland,” which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 2009, and “The Dog.” His first story collection, “Good Trouble,” was published last year.By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
 
Joseph O’Neill reads his story from the November 11, 2019, issue of the magazine. O’Neil is the author of four novels, including “Netherland,” which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 2009, and “The Dog.” His first story collection, “Good Trouble,” was published last year.By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
 
Joseph O’Neill reads his story from the November 11, 2019, issue of the magazine. O’Neil is the author of four novels, including “Netherland,” which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 2009, and “The Dog.” His first story collection, “Good Trouble,” was published last year.By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
 
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 border was the epicenter of bloody conflict during the decades-long Troubles, and was essentiall ...…
 
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 border was the epicenter of bloody conflict during the decades-long Troubles, and was essentiall ...…
 
There's new evidence that a widely used family of pesticides called neonicotinoids, already controversial because they can be harmful to pollinators, could be risky for insects and fish that live in water, too. The evidence comes from Lake Shinji, which lies near Japan's coast, next to the Sea of Japan. Masumi Yamamuro, a scientist with the Geo ...…
 
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-town mayor with no national exposure, and had a difficult last name to boot. But a smart campaign ...…
 
Garth Greenwell joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Shorn Lamb,” by Jean Stafford, which appeared in a 1953 issue of the magazine. Greenwell is a fiction writer, poet, and critic. His first novel, “What Belongs to You,” was published in 2016, and won the British Book Award for Debut of the Year. A new book of fiction, “Cleanness,” w ...…
 
This week, the House of Representatives voted to move forward with public hearings into whether President Trump abused his office for political gain. House Republicans unanimously voted against the proceedings, and describe the impeachment process as a conspiracy to unlawfully unseat the President. Trump has called the process an attempted coup ...…
 
Vijay Seshadri joins Kevin Young to read “The Moon and the Yew Tree,” by Sylvia Plath, and his own poem “Cliffhanging.” Seshadri is a poet whose work has been honored with the James Laughlin Award and the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. His latest book is “3 Sections,” and he recently became the poetry editor of The Paris Review.…
 
In an effort to mitigate the damage from wildfires in California, Pacific Gas & Electric has cut off power to sections of the state. Officials fear that high-speed gusts of wind along with dry weather could topple trees, which could blow into power lines, which would ignite a fire. So far, impacted areas include portions of Oakland, San Francis ...…
 
Tiphanie Yanique reads her story from the November 4, 2019, issue of the magazine. Yanique is the author of “How to Escape from a Leper Colony: a Novella and Stories” and the novel “Land of Love and Drowning,” which won the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize in 2014.By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
 
Tiphanie Yanique reads her story from the November 4, 2019, issue of the magazine. Yanique is the author of “How to Escape from a Leper Colony: a Novella and Stories” and the novel “Land of Love and Drowning,” which won the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize in 2014.By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
 
Tiphanie Yanique reads her story from the November 4, 2019, issue of the magazine. Yanique is the author of “How to Escape from a Leper Colony: a Novella and Stories” and the novel “Land of Love and Drowning,” which won the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize in 2014.By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
 
On a sound stage in Brooklyn, Sophia Takal is racing to finish her first feature film, in time for a December release. The film is a remake of “Black Christmas,” an early slasher flick from Canada, in which sorority girls are picked off by a gruesome killer. Horror “takes our everyday anxieties and dread and externalizes them for us,” Takal tol ...…
 
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 struggle of the MeToo movement. “You can never feel like you’ve beaten misogyny. . . . In this movi ...…
 
A few years ago, Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, published the results of something called the Great Elephant Census, which counted all the savanna elephants in Africa. What it found rocked the conservation world: In the seven years between 2007 and 2014, Africa's savanna elephant population decreased by about a third and was on track ...…
 
Senator Elizabeth Warren has made a "wealth tax" one of the centerpieces of her presidential campaign. The plan was developed with the help of the economists Emmanuael Saez and Gabriel Zucman, part of a new generation of economists whose work focuses on the failures of free markets and advocate what many see as radical social change. John Cassi ...…
 
Tessa Hadley reads “The Bunty Club,” her story from the October 28, 2019, issue of the magazine. Hadley has published ten books of fiction, including the story collections “Married Love” and “Bad Dreams and Other Stories,” and the novel “Late in the Day,” which was published earlier this year.By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
 
Tessa Hadley reads “The Bunty Club,” her story from the October 28, 2019, issue of the magazine. Hadley has published ten books of fiction, including the story collections “Married Love” and “Bad Dreams and Other Stories,” and the novel “Late in the Day,” which was published earlier this year.By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
 
Tessa Hadley reads “The Bunty Club,” her story from the October 28, 2019, issue of the magazine. Hadley has published ten books of fiction, including the story collections “Married Love” and “Bad Dreams and Other Stories,” and the novel “Late in the Day,” which was published earlier this year.By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
 
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 octet’s début album won a Grammy. Their sound is often otherworldly: apart from the singers’ ...…
 
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 details the measures that were taken against him and against some of the accusers who went on the re ...…
 
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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 details the measures that were taken against him and against some of the accusers who went on the re ...…
 
On September 23rd, Representative Abigail Spanberger joined six other House Democrats—all from swing districts and all veterans of the military, defense, and intelligence communities—in drafting an op-ed in the Washington Post declaring President Trump a threat to the nation. The op-ed signalled a shift in the position of the moderate members o ...…
 
David Means reads his story “Are You Experienced?” from the October 21, 2019, issue of the magazine. Means is the author of the novel “Hystopia” and five story collections, including “The Spot” and “Instructions for a Funeral,” which was published earlier this year.By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
 
David Means reads his story “Are You Experienced?” from the October 21, 2019, issue of the magazine. Means is the author of the novel “Hystopia” and five story collections, including “The Spot” and “Instructions for a Funeral,” which was published earlier this year.By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
 
David Means reads his story “Are You Experienced?” from the October 21, 2019, issue of the magazine. Means is the author of the novel “Hystopia” and five story collections, including “The Spot” and “Instructions for a Funeral,” which was published earlier this year.By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
 
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 movement. “There was just this rising panic that Hong Kong was becoming just like another mainland c ...…
 
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 confrontations with Donald Trump that will go down in history. Through numerous scandals, Pelosi resi ...…
 
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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 movement. “There was just this rising panic that Hong Kong was becoming just like another mainland c ...…
 
Last Sunday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan informed President Trump of his intention to launch a military offensive in northeastern Syria, in an effort to eradicate the Kurdish militias there. Trump agreed to draw down American troops to clear the way for the Turkish army. Though Erdoğan regards those militias as terrorist groups, the ...…
 
Joyce Carol Oates reads “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” her story from the October 14, 2019, issue of the magazine. Oates is the author of more than sixty books of fiction, including the novels “The Gravedigger’s Daughter” and “A Book of American Martyrs,” and the story collection “Dear Husband.”…
 
Joyce Carol Oates reads “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” her story from the October 14, 2019, issue of the magazine. Oates is the author of more than sixty books of fiction, including the novels “The Gravedigger’s Daughter” and “A Book of American Martyrs,” and the story collection “Dear Husband.”…
 
Joyce Carol Oates reads “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” her story from the October 14, 2019, issue of the magazine. Oates is the author of more than sixty books of fiction, including the novels “The Gravedigger’s Daughter” and “A Book of American Martyrs,” and the story collection “Dear Husband.”…
 
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 substance of Trump’s phone call to Zelensky. Joshua Yaffa, who has been reporting from Kiev, n ...…
 
Who doesn't love big, fat bears? At least from a distance. And who doesn't love filling out a bracket where winners move on and losers go home? Combine the two and you've got Fat Bear Week — a kind of Ursine March Madness, in October. There are an estimated 2,000 bears in Katmai National Park & Preserve, a glorious and massive 4 million-acre st ...…
 
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 substance of Trump’s phone call to Zelensky. Joshua Yaffa, who has been reporting from Kiev, n ...…
 
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 transportation system of a major city. Gopnik visited the M.I.T. Age Lab, where he tried on a special ...…
 
On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on the line for President Trump’s July 25th phone call with the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, during which Trump urged Zelensky to assist in an investigation into Trump’s political rival, Joe Biden. Pompeo, a fierce Trump loyalist and the last survivi ...…
 
Rion Amilcar Scott reads his story “Shape-ups at Delilah’s,” from the October 7, 2019, issue of the magazine. Scott is the author of two story collections, “Insurrections,” which was awarded the 2017 PEN/Bingham Prize for Début Fiction, and “The World Doesn’t Require You,” which was published earlier this year.…
 
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