Profiles, storytelling and insightful conversations, hosted by David Remnick.
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 in the upcoming Presidential election.
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.
Older Shows Were Better
When Jad and Robert first started the show, it was incredibly refreshing, provably the best show on radio. Complicated ideas were presented in accessible bites. Even though Jad probably came up with most of the good ideas from day one, Robert provided a common sense counterbalance. It told a lot of important stories that people needed to hear. But then the show, especially since the new hosts took over, just got really self-conscious, and have become more like psychotherapy sessions. I’m all for psychotherapy but there are excellent podcasts for just that purpose. Not saying the new shows are all bad… can we just stick to telling good stories about science or social issues and less about the hosts. Still a great show but the older shows were better.
A wealth of inside an information
David Remnick is a brilliant fair minded interviewer and this program is a wealth of inside and information. One of our favorites. Thank you.
I’ve been enjoying this podcast but recently did further research into the publication and read questionable press coverage surrounding Clare Malone and The New Yorkers journalistic integrity. Rating low since it’s painful to read how this publication interferes with poc narratives that amplify our issues and pave way for representation. Host David remnick is great but it feels morally wrong to support the New Yorker now