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    • The New Yorker Festival - Nicole Krauss and Ian McEwan

    • By: Nicole Krauss, Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Nicole Krauss, Ian McEwan
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      2 out of 5 stars 2
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      2 out of 5 stars 2

    Nicole Krauss is the author of two novels, Man Walks Into a Room and The History of Love, which was published this year, and parts of which first appeared in The New Yorker. Ian McEwan's many books include the story collection First Love, Last Rites and the novels Amsterdam, which won the Booker Prize, and Atonement, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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    • The New Yorker Festival - Richard Dawkins

    • Disciple of Darwin
    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Henry Finder
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Richard Dawkins holds the Charles Simonyi Chair of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford. His books include the best-selling The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, The Ancestor's Tale, and A Devil's Chaplain, a collection of essays. He has received the International Cosmos Prize and the Kistler Prize.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By Brad on 12-28-05

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    • The New Yorker Festival - Master Class in Humor Writing

    • By: Andy Borowitz, Bruce McCall
    • Narrated by: Andy Borowitz, Bruce McCall
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      3 out of 5 stars 13

    Andy Borowitz's books include Who Moved My Soap?: The CEO's Guide to Surviving in Prison, The Trillionaire Next Door: The Greedy Investor's Guide to Day Trading, Governor Arnold: A Photodiary of His First 100 Days in Office, and The Borowitz Report: The Big Book of Shockers. His Web site, Borowitzreport.com, has won five About.com Political Dot-Comedy Awards. He has been contributing humor pieces to The New Yorker since 1998.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Short and Simple - No Big Secrets

    • By Robb Lightfoot on 11-05-15

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    • The New Yorker Festival - Religion and Politics

    • Separate but Equal?
    • By: Stephen L. Carter, Roberta Combs, Susan Jacoby, and others
    • Narrated by: Peter J. Boyer
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Peter J. Boyer, moderator. With Stephen L. Carter, Roberta Combs, Susan Jacoby, and Jim Towey. Peter J. Boyer has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992. Stephen L. Carter is a law professor at Yale University. He is the author of seven books on law, ethics, and politics.

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    • The New Yorker Festival

    • Junot Díaz and Annie Proulx: Fiction Night: Readings
    • By: The New Yorker
    • Narrated by: Junot Díaz, Annie Proulx
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Recorded live at the 2007 New Yorker Festival in New York City.

    Junot Diaz was born in the Dominican Republic and grew up in New Jersey. He is the author of the short-story collection Drown and the novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which released in September; part of both books first appeared in The New Yorker. He is the recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Rome Fellowship in Literature.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Why don't more authors read us their books?

    • By Randy on 03-30-17

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    • The New Yorker Festival

    • Master Class in Editing
    • By: Roger Angell, Dorothy Wickenden, Daniel Zalewski
    • Narrated by: Roger Angell, Dorothy Wickenden, Daniel Zalewski
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 3

    This master class in editing was recorded live at the 2006 New Yorker Festival in New York City.

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    • The New Yorker Festival

    • Global Warming: Confronting Climate Change
    • By: James Hansen, Martin Hoffert, Robert Socolow, and others
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Kolbert
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    This panel discussion on global warming was recorded live at the 2006 New Yorker Festival in New York City.

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    • The New Yorker Festival - High Rollers Steak Dinner

    • By: Doyle Brunson, Phil Hellmuth, Howard Lederer, and others
    • Narrated by: Kevin Conley
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Join four champion high-stakes poker players, Doyle Brunson, Phil Hellmuth, Jr., Howard Lederer, and David Williams, for steak and conversation with Kevin Conley.

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    • The New Yorker Festival

    • Jhumpa Lahiri and Edward P. Jones: Fiction Night: Readings
    • By: The New Yorker, Jhumpa Lahiri
    • Narrated by: Edward P. Jones
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Recorded live at the 2007 New Yorker Festival in New York City.

    Jhumpa Lahiri was born in England to Bengali parents and emigrated to the United States as a child. She won a Pulitzer Prize for her debut story collection, Interpreter of Maladies, which included three stories that first appeared in The New Yorker. Her first novel, The Namesake, was published in 2003; a film adaptation by the director Mira Nair was released in 2007.

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    • The New Yorker Festival

    • Tom Stoppard Interviewed by John Lahr
    • By: Tom Stoppard
    • Narrated by: John Lahr
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    This interview was recorded live at the 2006 New Yorker Festival in New York City.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent New Yorker Piece

    • By Lili on 01-12-12

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    • The New Yorker Festival - Mohammed Naseehu Ali and Jhumpa Lahiri

    • By: Mohammed Naseehu Ali, Jhumpa Lahiri
    • Narrated by: Mohammed Naseehu Ali, Jhumpa Lahiri
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    Mohammed Naseehu Ali, a native of Ghana, came to the United States when he was sixteen. His debut story collection, The Prophet of Zongo Street, was published in August, and includes his New Yorker story "Mallam Sile", which appeared in the April 11th issue. A musician as well as a writer, he plays the djembe and the talking drum.

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    • The New Yorker Festival

    • Medical Breakthroughs: The New Frontier
    • By: J. Michael Bishop, Daniel Callahan, Eric Kandel, and others
    • Narrated by: Atul Gawande
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    This panel discussion on medical breakthroughs was recorded live at the 2006 New Yorker Festival in New York City.

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    • The New Yorker Festival

    • Wake Up Call with Andy Borowitz
    • By: The New Yorker
    • Narrated by: Andy Borowitz
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Recorded live at the 2007 New Yorker Festival in New York City.

    Andy Borowitz has been a contributor to The New Yorker since 1998. His books include Who Moved My Soap?: The CEO's Guide to Surviving in Prison, The Republican Playbook, and The Borowitz Report: The Big Book of Shockers, a collection of articles from his online column.

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    • The New Yorker Festival

    • Jerome Groopman: What Is Missing in Medicine?
    • By: The New Yorker
    • Narrated by: Jerome Groopman
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Recorded live at the 2007 New Yorker Festival in New York City.

    Jerome Groopman holds the Dina and Raphael Recanati Chair of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and is the chief of experimental medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in Boston. He has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1998 and is the author of several books, including The Anatomy of Hope and Second Opinions.

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    • The New Yorker Festival - Edward P. Jones and Marilynne Robinson

    • By: Edward P. Jones, Marilynne Robinson
    • Narrated by: Edward P. Jones, Marilynne Robinson
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Edward P. Jones's first book, the story collection Lost in the City, won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Marilynne Robinson made her literary debut in 1981 with the novel Housekeeping, which received a Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

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    • The New Yorker Festival

    • Ian McEwan: In Conversation with David Remnick
    • By: The New Yorker
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Recorded live at the 2007 New Yorker Festival in New York City.

    Ian McEwan's novels include The Child in Time, Enduring Love, Amsterdam, which won the Booker Prize for Fiction, and Atonement, which won the National Book Critics' Circle Fiction Award and has been made into a feature film.

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    • The New Yorker Festival - A Humor Revue

    • By: Andrew Barlow, Noah Baumbach, Andy Borowitz, and others
    • Narrated by: Andrew Barlow, Noah Baumbach, Andy Borowitz, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    Humor has been a mainstay of The New Yorker since the magazine's inception in 1925. Harold Ross, The New Yorker's founding editor, characterized his magazine as "a comic weekly", featuring the work of such writers as Dorothy Parker, James Thurber, S.J. Perelman, A.J. Liebling, and Ring Lardner, among the country's greatest literary humorists.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible

    • By Jen on 06-01-06

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    • The New Yorker Festival

    • Calvin Trillin Interviewed by Mark Singer
    • By: Calvin Trillin
    • Narrated by: Mark Singer
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    This interview was recorded live at the 2006 New Yorker Festival in New York City.

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    • The New Yorker Festival - Annie Proulx and Richard Ford

    • By: Annie Proulx, Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: Annie Proulx, Richard Ford
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Annie Proulx's books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Shipping News and the story collections Bad Dirt and Wyoming Stories. A story from that collection, "Brokeback Mountain", which first appeared in The New Yorker, has been made into a feature film directed by Ang Lee; it premieres in December. She is at work on a memoir about building a house on what will become an avian preserve.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • an old love and a new love

    • By Carmela on 12-28-15

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    • The New Yorker Festival

    • Winning the War on Terror: The Ethical Dilemmas
    • By: Bradford Berenson, Deborah Pearlstein, Michael Scheuer, and others
    • Narrated by: Jane Mayer
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    This panel discussion about the war on terror was recorded live at the 2006 New Yorker Festival in New York City.

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