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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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The Director Rob Marshall on Halle Bailey as “The Little Mermaid”

The live-action remake of Disney’s classic “The Little Mermaid” is out this weekend. The performance of Halle Bailey as Princess... more

30 May 2023 · 16 minutes
E. Jean Carroll and Roberta Kaplan on Defamatory Trump, and Dexter Filkins on Ron DeSantis

Earlier this month, E Jean Carroll won an unprecedented legal victory: in a civil suit, Donald Trump was found liable... more

26 May 2023 · 33 minutes
Jill Lepore on the Joy of Gardening

It’s the time of year when many people feel an overpowering urge to dig—to plant their back yard or vegetable... more

23 May 2023 · 10 minutes
Behind the Scenes with Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks has been a constant presence on the American movie screen for forty years. He has played a mermaid’s... more

19 May 2023 · 37 minutes
How Climate Change Is Impacting Our Mental Health

In June, a first-of-its-kind lawsuit will go to trial in Montana. The case, Held v. Montana, centers on the climate... more

16 May 2023 · 16 minutes
Michael Schulman on the Writers’ Strike, and Samantha Irby with Doreen St. Félix

The last time the Writers Guild of America hit the picket line was fifteen years ago, with a strike that... more

12 May 2023 · 33 minutes
Germany’s Traumatized Kriegskinder Speak Out

A troubling question looms over the Kriegskinder, Germans who were children during the Second World War: Was my father a... more

09 May 2023 · 20 minutes
Have State Legislatures Gone Rogue? And Joshua Yaffa on Evan Gershkovich

Just a month ago, the story of two lawmakers expelled from the Tennessee legislature captured headlines across the country. Their... more

05 May 2023 · 31 minutes
King Charles III Takes the Throne

On May 6th, King Charles will become the oldest person to ascend the throne of the United Kingdom. He is... more

02 May 2023 · 10 minutes
Harry Belafonte, the Pioneering Artist-Activist

We take it for granted that entertainers can—and probably should—advocate for the causes they believe in, political and otherwise. That... more

30 Apr 2023 · 13 minutes
The New Yorker Radio Hour
The Director Rob Marshall on Halle Bailey as “The Little Mermaid”
The New Yorker Radio Hour