The New Yorker's blend of reporting, commentary, criticism, fiction, and cartoons has garnered 36 National Magazine Awards since its debut in 1925 - more than any other publication. Edited by Pulitzer Prize winner David Remnick, the magazine has had only five editors in its 80-year history. Each week, Audible and the editorial staff of The New Yorker work together to select a variety of the issue's best articles from The Talk of the Town, Fiction, The Critics, and more. Each article is read in its entirety. The New Yorker is available in audio exclusively at audible.com.
Here's a creative way to make the best use of your morning commute: listen to The Wall Street Journal. Each morning, you'll get the must-hear stories from the Journal's front page, as well as the most popular columns and briefings from Marketplace, Money & Investing, and more. And, every Friday, you'll get a bonus delivery: features, columns, and reviews from the Weekend Journal.
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It's the perfect listen for your morning commute! In the time it takes you to get to work, you'll hear a digest of the day's top stories, prepared by the editorial staff of The New York Times. Each edition includes articles from the front page, as well as the paper's international, national, business, sports, and editorial sections.
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"J.K. Rowling Announces an Eighth Harry Potter Book" is from the World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jessica Contrera and narrated by Sam Scholl.
The March/April 2016 Issue of Foreign Affairs.
How did 21st-century Russia end up, yet again, in personal rule? An advanced industrial country of 142 million people, it has no enduring political parties that organize and respond to voter preferences. The military is sprawling yet tame; the immense secret police are effectively in one man’s pocket. The hydrocarbon sector is a personal bank, and indeed much of the economy is increasingly treated as an individual fiefdom. Mass media move more or less in lockstep with the commands of the presidential administration.
"Alien Nation" by John Cassidy; "The Soundtrack of Your Life" by David Owen; "Nostalgia" by George Saunders; "The Understudy" by David Sedaris; "Here's Why" by Malcolm Gladwell; "Drawn to Gypsies" by John Updike; and "Splitsville, U.S.A." by Nancy Franklin.
Is a college education worth tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of dollars? Is an Ivy League school any better than your local college? Do those rankings really mean anything? How can you understand the system to have a better chance of getting in? You'll hear some fascinating information and get some very surprising answers in this special collection from the pages of The Atlantic, much of it written by current and former college presidents.
Instead of trying to predict "Black Swan" events such as coups or crises, forecasters should look at how political systems handle disorder. The best indicator of a country's future trajectory is not a lengthy past stability, but recent moderate volatility.
"Fine Taleb, but repeats some themes in other books"
Conventional wisdom in the West blames the Ukraine crisis on Russian aggression. But this account is wrong: Washington and its European allies actually share most of the responsibility, having spent decades pushing east into Russia’s natural sphere of interest.
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The April 25, 2016 issue of National Review.
"The Eviction Economy" is from the US section of The New York Times. It was written by Matthew Desmond and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
Erdogan recently declared that, starting immediately, Turkish students would begin studying the Ottoman language in school. But for anyone who has ever struggled to learn the notoriously difficult Ottoman language - sometimes described as a practical joke played on historians - forcing it on a generation of schoolchildren might be the quickest way for Erdogan to destroy his popularity (and the Ottoman Empire's as well).
The April 11, 2016 issue of National Review.
"One Day We Can Stop Trying, Right?" is from the Style section of The New York Times. It was written by Jennifer Weiner and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"Netflix Boss Queues up $100M to Get Your Kids Better Educated" was published on January 13, 2015 on CNET.com. It was written by Ben Fox Rubin and narrated by Rex Anderson.
Get up to speed with what’s going on in the world with The Washington Post. You'll get the must-hear stories covering politics, global news, ideas and controversy, arts and entertainment.
"Is Nursing a Talent? You Can Bet Your Life on It." is from the September 18, 2015 Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by Alexandra Robbins and narrated by Sam Scholl.
In this issue: "Money Trouble" by Amy Davidson; "Prince" by Vinson Cunningham; "Same but Different" by Siddhartha Mukherjee; "Madness" by Eyal Press; and "Sex and Sexier" by David Denby.
Should the government punish women who procure abortions? Most pro-lifers say no, but all parties to the debate over abortion have considered the question an uncomfortable one. It appears to put them in an unwinnable position. If they say yes, they hand supporters of the abortion license another reason to call them extreme, or at least to say that their view should be rejected because of its unacceptable implications.
The world doesn’t look especially different today from how it did in 1954. Children who grew up in the aftermath of the Second World War were promised a wholesale change in their lifestyles - not just hoverboards and robot butlers and easy-to-use video chatting, but an in toto alteration of the classic American aesthetic.
The May 9, 2016 issue of National Review.
How, specifically, does the Obama administration plan to destroy ISIS? Here’s an answer from a Pentagon spokesman: "By degrading them in Phase One and then dismantling them in Phase Two, we believe that that will set us up for Phase Three, which, of course, is the ultimate defeat of this enemy." There are two problems with that approach. First, the administration has ruled out the use of US troops in combat - which means that dismantling the enemy is unlikely, never mind defeating it.
Hillary Clinton has this weird thing she does: She forgets to smile until a half a second after she has entered a room. If you keep your eyes open, you can see her do it and practically hear the hoists and pulleys and whatnot lurching squeakily into action to pull that dour mug into its familiar for public-consumption rictus. Maybe she’s feeling antsy: She’s under federal investigation, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard, scene of the New York Democratic-primary debate, used to house a federal prison.
In one of his rare cases of truth in advertising, Donald Trump recently commented, "I keep whining and whining until I win." That tactic has never been so obviously on display as in his recent drumbeat of complaints about the GOP primary-election process.
It is tempting, if disheartening, to believe that Donald Trump has irrevocably changed the GOP for the worse, imperiling conservatism’s hold on the party. But he hasn’t. The same dynamics and fissures that existed prior to this cycle remain intact today. Trump’s armies do, however, constitute a new "fifth faction" that now competes with the GOP’s traditional "four factions" for party dominance.
If there is one thing we know about Donald Trump, it is that he wants to strengthen America’s borders and drive down immigration levels. So there is no small irony in the fact that the most likely end result of his insurgent presidential campaign will be the weakening of border enforcement and a drastic increase in immigration levels.
Fifteen days before Wisconsin’s April 5 primary, the Club for Growth polled Republican voters in the state. Ted Cruz led Donald Trump by five points, 36 to 31 percent. John Kasich was running third at 21 percent. When the results came in on Election Day, Cruz had trounced Trump by a 13-point margin, and Kasich had taken home just 14 percent of the vote. Voters had moved significantly in just two weeks, and Wisconsin marked the first clear win for the forces that have on Twitter dubbed themselves "#NeverTrump."