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The New Yorker Radio Hour
The New Yorker Radio Hour
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker

Profiles, storytelling and insightful conversations, hosted by David Remnick.

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Episodes

What Biden Is Thinking About the 2024 Election

The staff writer Evan Osnos went to the White House for a rare, frank talk with the President about his... more

02 Mar 2024 · 22 minutes
Kara Swisher on Tech Billionaires: “I Don’t Think They Like People”

One of the most influential Silicon Valley reporters chronicles the rise of an industry, and moguls like Elon Musk, in... more

01 Mar 2024 · 27 minutes
Lily Gladstone on Holding the Door Open for More Native Actors in Hollywood. Plus, the Brody Awards

“The Killers of the Flower Moon” star reflects on the challenges faced by Native actors. Plus, New Yorker film critic... more

27 Feb 2024 · 34 minutes
Ty Cobb on Trump, Putin, and the Death of Alexey Navalny

The former Trump White House attorney is sounding the alarm on the consequences of ignoring the ex-President’s rhetoric on Russia,... more

23 Feb 2024 · 14 minutes
For Brontez Purnell, “Memoir Is Fiction—I Don’t Care What Anyone Says”

The author of “Ten Bridges I’ve Burnt” and other books talks with Jeffrey Masters about his journey from go-go boy... more

20 Feb 2024 · 18 minutes
“Pod Save America” ’s Jon Lovett on Trump: “The Threat of Jail Time Sharpens the Mind”

The co-host of the popular show explains how the withering of the media and the threat of political violence are... more

16 Feb 2024 · 31 minutes
Jacqueline Novak Is Giving Audiences “Everything She’s Got”

In her Netflix special, the comedian uses an act of oral sex as a springboard for a rapid-fire rant about... more

13 Feb 2024 · 19 minutes
Can Memes Swing the 2024 Election? Plus, Michelle Zauner on “Crying in H Mart”

In a Presidential race with two leading candidates who are broadly unpopular, any small perceived edge can make a tremendous... more

09 Feb 2024 · 30 minutes
Sheila Heti Talks with Parul Sehgal About “Alphabetical Diaries”

The author of the influential novel “How Should a Person Be?” culled decades of material from her own journals to... more

06 Feb 2024 · 15 minutes
Jonathan Blitzer on the Battle over Immigration; and Olivia Rodrigo Talks with David Remnick

As the border crisis escalates, the President is changing his rhetoric on immigration. Plus, Olivia Rodrigo embraces being the voice... more

02 Feb 2024 · 55 minutes
From In the Dark: The Runaway Princesses

An excerpt from “The Runaway Princesses,” a miniseries based on Heidi Blake’s reporting on Dubai’s royal family, and the women... more

31 Jan 2024 · 14 minutes
For Journalists, “Gaza Is Unprecedented,” and Deadly

The president of the Committee to Protect Journalists discusses whether Israel is targeting Palestinian reporters, and looks at threats to... more

29 Jan 2024 · 23 minutes
The Oscar Nominee Cord Jefferson on Why Race Is so “Fertile” for Comedy

“American Fiction,” nominated for five Academy Awards, satirizes the literary world, and upends Hollywood conventions about Blackness.

26 Jan 2024 · 26 minutes
Pramila Jayapal: Biden’s “Coalition Has Fractured”

The chair of the powerful Congressional Progressive Caucus looks at whether Joe Biden can put the Democratic Party back together... more

23 Jan 2024 · 30 minutes
E. Jean Carroll on Trump Defamation Cases: “Money Is Precious to Him”

David Remnick talks to the writer about her successful lawsuit against Donald Trump. Plus, a Profile of Walt Disney from... more

19 Jan 2024 · 20 minutes
Danielle Brooks Comes Full Circle in “The Color Purple”

In a new film, the actress is attracting Oscar buzz for a role first made famous by Oprah Winfrey almost... more

16 Jan 2024 · 28 minutes
How Donald Trump Broke the Iowa Caucuses and Owns the G.O.P.

Whether he wins as expected or somehow underperforms, Donald Trump has upended the Republican primary without participating in a single... more

12 Jan 2024 · 21 minutes
From “Talk Easy”: Sam Fragoso Interviews David Remnick

On the other side of the microphone, the host of The New Yorker Radio Hour sits for a lengthy interview... more

10 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Ava DuVernay Wants Her Film “Origin” to Influence the 2024 Election

The celebrated filmmaker is back with a challenging new movie intended to provoke a political response.

08 Jan 2024 · 33 minutes
How the Journalist John Nichols Became Another January 6th Conspiracy-Theory Target

The Wisconsin-based Nation reporter was not at the Capitol when it was attacked. That hasn’t stopped Donald Trump’s attorneys from... more

05 Jan 2024 · 16 minutes
The Poet John Lee Clark’s “How to Communicate” Brings DeafBlind Experience to the Page

Clark’s collection, a finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry, is a meditation on language and communication.

02 Jan 2024 · 26 minutes
Dexter Filkins Reports on the Border Crisis

The last major overhaul of the immigration system was in 1986. Changing conditions and a political impasse have created a... more

29 Dec 2023 · 24 minutes
From Critics at Large: The Year of the Doll

From “Barbie” to “Priscilla,” narratives about cloistered women contending with a new political reality have dominated the cultural landscape. Why... more

26 Dec 2023 · 44 minutes
Bruce Springsteen Has a Gift He Keeps on Giving

After nearly half a century, the singer-songwriter has cemented his status as a rock-and-roll legend. But, true to form, he... more

22 Dec 2023 · 49 minutes
Christmas in Tehran: Bringing the Holidays to Hostages

In 1979, a minister received a telegram from Iranian militants who had taken hostages in the American embassy, inviting him... more

19 Dec 2023 · 28 minutes
A Harrowing Detention in Gaza

A Palestinian writer is detained by Israeli forces while he tries to flee Gaza with his family. Plus, a story... more

15 Dec 2023 · 21 minutes
Brandy Clark: Grammy-Nominated Album Is “Authentically Me”

The singer-songwriter reflects on her sexuality, playing country music for Democrats, and how Kim Kardashian and Kanye West inadvertently influenced... more

12 Dec 2023 · 27 minutes
Liz Cheney: Donald Trump Should Go to Jail if Convicted

Once a top Republican, Cheney is calling out her former colleagues in Congress—including Speaker Mike Johnson—for “enabling” a would-be dictator.

08 Dec 2023 · 24 minutes
How Did Our Democracy Get so Fragile?

Jelani Cobb, Jill Lepore and Evan Osnos on the precarious state of American democracy and why—yet again—we risk losing it... more

05 Dec 2023 · 26 minutes
Dolly Parton “Busted a Gut” Reaching for the High Notes on “Rockstar”

When Dolly Parton was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, she decided to prove that she belonged... more

01 Dec 2023 · 24 minutes
“Maestro” is the “Scariest Thing I’ve Ever Done”

Bradley Cooper tells David Remnick that he has spent his life preparing for a role like the iconic conductor Leonard... more

24 Nov 2023 · 49 minutes
Geoffrey Hinton: “It’s Far Too Late” to Stop Artificial Intelligence

The so-called godfather of A.I. believes we need to put constraints on the technology so it won’t free itself from... more

21 Nov 2023 · 32 minutes
A Rise in Antisemitism, at Home and Abroad

Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt talks about antisemitism “from all ends of the political spectrum, and in between.” It threatens not only... more

17 Nov 2023 · 17 minutes
Emerald Fennell’s Anatomy of Desire

The new film from the director of “Promising Young Woman” isn’t just a class satire—we are all affected by our... more

14 Nov 2023 · 29 minutes
Will the Government Put the Reins on Amazon?

The Federal Trade Commission is suing the company. Lina Khan, the chair of the F.T.C., tells David Remnick that Amazon... more

10 Nov 2023 · 21 minutes
From “On the Media”: David Remnick Talks with Brooke Gladstone About Reporting in Israel

The New Yorker Radio Hour host joins Gladstone for a conversation about the war between Israel and Hamas, and its... more

08 Nov 2023 · 21 minutes
Is a “Win-Win” Still Possible in Policing?

Kai Wright leads a roundtable discussion about the attempts to reform policing in the wake of Black Lives Matter and... more

07 Nov 2023 · 36 minutes
Sybrina Fulton: “Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Anybody’s Son”

The killing of an unarmed teenager turned a mother into an activist. Plus, poet Nicole Sealey on erasing the... more

03 Nov 2023 · 24 minutes
From On the Media: We Don’t Talk About Leonard Leo

A close look at one of the most influential architects of the conservative judicial movement.

31 Oct 2023 · 50 minutes
Is there a Path Forward for Gaza and Israel?

David Remnick hears from two sources about how Israelis and Palestinians feel about the October 7th attacks, and what the... more

27 Oct 2023 · 50 minutes
The New Yorker Radio Hour
Geoffrey Hinton: “It’s Far Too Late” to Stop Artificial Intelligence
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The so-called godfather of A.I. believes we need to put constraints on the technology so it won’t free itself from human control.... more