Profiles, storytelling and insightful conversations, hosted by David Remnick.
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 there.
“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 Bernstein—and it shows.
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 human control. But he’s not sure whether that’s possible.
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 Jews, she says, but the stability of democracies.
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 love of wealth, beauty, and power.
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 exploits its position as a monopoly to invisibly drive up costs.
Thought provoking and challenging
This episode on faith and politics in the USA was both thought provoking and challenging.
Giving a perspective from both (what one might call) the ‘Evangelical Left’ and Catholicism, the discussions frankly and openly discuss both the changing nature of this faith interaction with politics and contemporary issues and questions. Great podcast.
A sorry excuse for journalism
The fact that you would stand behind the dweebish mawkish aspersions cast by that sorry excuse of a journalist in his interview of RFK Jr. Keep going - you’re just proving his point.
Intelligent, erudite, eloquent and vitally informative news and views from the thankfully sane body of U.S. opinion.