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The Political Scene | The New Yorker
The Political Scene | The New Yorker
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker

Join The New Yorker’s writers and editors for reporting, insight, and analysis of the most pressing political issues of our time. On... more

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Episodes

A Dispatch from the Republican National Convention

The New Yorker contributing writer Antonia Hitchens calls Tyler Foggatt from Milwaukee to offer some details and observations from the... more

17 Jul 2024 · 23 minutes
Julián Castro on the Biden Problem, and What the Democratic Party Got Wrong

The panic that gripped Democrats during and after President Biden’s performance in the June debate against Donald Trump didn’t come... more

15 Jul 2024 · 27 minutes
The Great Democratic Party Freakout of 2024

The Washington Roundtable: Susan B. Glasser, Jane Mayer, and Evan Osnos discuss President Joe Biden’s struggle to retain voters’ confidence... more

13 Jul 2024 · 42 minutes
The Case for Using the Twenty-fifth Amendment on Biden

The New Yorker contributor and Harvard Law professor Jeannie Suk Gersen joins Tyler Foggatt to discuss a once obscure constitutional... more

10 Jul 2024 · 37 minutes
John Fetterman’s Move to the Right on Israel

Many Democrats saw John Fetterman as a progressive beacon: a Rust Belt Bernie Sanders who—with his shaved head, his hoodie,... more

08 Jul 2024 · 18 minutes
From “Inside the Hive”: How Steve Bannon’s Prison Sentence Could Help Trump Win

With the New Yorker office closed for the July 4th holiday, The Political Scene brings you a recent episode from... more

03 Jul 2024 · 30 minutes
The New Yorker’s Political Writers Answer Your Election Questions

At the beginning of 2021, it seemed like America might be turning a new page; instead, the election of 2024... more

01 Jul 2024 · 23 minutes
What Does Biden’s Disastrous Debate Mean for Democrats?

The Washington Roundtable: Susan B. Glasser, Jane Mayer, and Evan Osnos discuss President Joe Biden’s flubs, and Donald Trump’s lies,... more

29 Jun 2024 · 34 minutes
What You Need to Know About 2024’s Most Significant Supreme Court Decisions

The New Yorker staff writer Amy Davidson Sorkin joins Tyler Foggatt to examine the biggest Supreme Court decisions of the... more

26 Jun 2024 · 40 minutes
Kevin Costner on “Yellowstone,” “Horizon,” and Why the Western Endures

Kevin Costner has been a leading man for more than forty years and has starred in all different genres of... more

24 Jun 2024 · 31 minutes
The Political Scene | The New Yorker
A Dispatch from the Republican National Convention
The Political Scene | The New Yorker