When Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, he also won a long-running debate with his wife, Michelle. Contrary to her fears, politics now seemed like a worthwhile, even noble pursuit. Together they planned a White House life that would be as normal and sane as possible. Then they moved in. Filled with riveting detail and insight into their partnership, emotions, and personalities, and written with a keen eye for the ironies of public life, The Obamas is an intimate portrait that will surprise even listeners who thought they knew the President and First Lady.
"Wonder and Worry, as a Syrian Child Transforms" is from the December 17, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Catrin Einhorn and Jodi Kantor and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.
At first, Andrew F. Puzder’s California story sounds like one of the state’s sunny dreams come true: Midwestern lawyer stumbles into burger business, nurses storied chain back to health, wins industry plaudits and record profits.
But Puzder became an outspoken critic of his adopted state because of its vigorous workplace regulations.
""As Business Owner, Labor Pick Chafed at Worker Protections"" is from the January 15, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Jodi Kantor and Jennifer Medina and narrated by Caroline Miller.
"They Took in One Refugee Family, but Families Don’t Have Borders" is from the October 22, 2016 United States section of The New York Times. It was written by Jodi Kantor and Catrin Einhorn and narrated by Jenny Hoops.
"In Hillary Clinton's Nomination, Women See a Collective Step Up" is from the June 29, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Jodi Kantor and narrated by Caroline Miller.
"Refugees Encounter a Foreign Word: Welcome" is from the June 30, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Jodi Kantor and Catrin Einhorn and narrated by Kristi Burns.