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    • Lenin's Tomb

    • The Last Days of the Soviet Empire
    • By: David Remnick
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 29 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the tradition of John Reed's classic Ten Days That Shook the World, this best-selling account of the collapse of the Soviet Union combines the global vision of the best historical scholarship with the immediacy of eyewitness journalism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Society is sick of history. It is too much with us

    • By Darwin8u on 06-18-18

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    • Episode 77: Jon Stewart’s Children, and Trolling the Press Corps

    • By: David Remnick, Andy Borowitz, Trevor Noah, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
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    In the years after September 11th, Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” made political satire a central part of the media landscape. This hour, we hear from some of today’s leading practitioners: The New Yorker’s Andy Borowitz; Trevor Noah, of The Daily Show; Bassem Youssef, and the founders of Reductress. Plus, an alt-right blogger turned White House correspondent explains that journalism is only politics by other means.

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    • Episode 69: Bun Cha With Obama, and Trump’s New World Disorder

    • By: David Remnick, Anthony Bourdain, Chris Eigeman, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
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    Anthony Bourdain tells David Remnick about the adventurous life he has led since his essay in The New Yorker launched him as a new kind of hard-boiled celebrity chef. The reporter Robin Wright talks to two veteran officials of intelligence and diplomacy about where Donald Trump’s foreign policy by tweet may lead us. And the fiction writer Yiyun Li takes in the view at Oakland’s premier cemetery.

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    • Episode 54: Syria, the World’s Nightmare

    • By: David Remnick, Adam Davidson, Omar Dawood, and others
    • Length: 56 mins
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    What began as an Arab Spring uprising has turned into a grinding six-year civil war and the worst humanitarian crisis of the twenty-first century...

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    • Episode 78: Margaret Atwood, Evangelizing Against Climate Change, and Greek Tragedy

    • By: David Remnick, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
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    An evangelical Christian climate scientist speaks with David Remnick about explaining global warming to skeptical audiences...

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    • Episode 57: Zadie Smith and Conservatives Strike Back

    • By: David Remnick, David Frum, Cirocco Dunlap, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
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    David Frum is a card-carrying conservative who won’t jump on the G.O.P.’s Trump bandwagon—he believes that America’s fundamental rights will...

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    • Episode 56: Leonard Cohen’s Last Days and Donald Trump’s First Term

    • By: David Remnick, Amy Davidson, George Packer
    • Length: 56 mins
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    David Remnick spoke with the songwriting master Leonard Cohen in the last months before his death. Plus, Amy Davidson and George Packer....

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    • Episode 58: Bruce Springsteen Talks with David Remnick

    • By: David Remnick, Bruce Springsteen
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    In October, 2016, Bruce Springsteen appeared at The New Yorker Festival for an intimate conversation with David Remnick...

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    • King of the World

    • By: David Remnick
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
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    There had been mythic sports figures before Cassius Clay, but when he burst upon the sports scene in the 1950s, he broke the mold. Those were the years when boxing and boxers were at the mercy of the mob and the whim of the sportswriters. If you wanted a shot at a title, you did it their way. Young Clay did it his way - with little more than an Olympic gold medal to his credit, he danced into Sonny Liston's baleful view and provoked the terrifying champ into accepting him as his next challenger. The rest is history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Look at young Cassius / Carry the Fight

    • By Darwin8u on 06-06-16

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    • Episode 39: The Gawker Sex-Tape Blowup, and George Saunders on Trump

    • By: David Remnick
    • Length: 55 mins
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    The Web site Gawker’s coverage of celebrity and media-world scandals has made it one of the Internet’s great success stories, but a publishing policy of “when in doubt, put it out” has its consequences.

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    • Episode 30: The Politics of Genetics, Virtual Reality, and a Sound Castle in New Jersey

    • By: David Remnick
    • Length: 55 mins
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    As scientists learn more about how genes affect everything from hair color to sexual orientation and mental health, we’re faced with moral and political questions about how we allow science to intervene in the genetic code.

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    • Episode 49: The State of Debate and Colson Whitehead’s Underground Railroad

    • By: David Remnick, Colson Whitehead, Alex Ross, and others
    • Length: 56 mins
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    How did the 2016 Presidential-primary debates become insult-laden, substance-free shouting contests?...

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    • Episode 35: Samantha Bee’s Fury, and Staffing the Supreme Court

    • By: David Remnick
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Toobin, Pamela Karlan, Samantha Bee, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
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    Could Citizens United be overturned? Jeffrey Toobin and Pamela Karlan, a Stanford law professor, discuss what a Supreme Court dominated by Democratic appointees might do. Samantha Bee talks about how comedy hosts deal with tragedies like mass shootings.

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    • Episode 60: What Is Trumpism

    • By: David Remnick, Sheelah Kolhatkar, Colin Nissan, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
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    Will the Wall Street insiders Trump has picked to run his economy deliver on the populist promises he made? Sheelah Kolhatkar discusses Trump’s...

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    • Episode 38: The Wisdom of John McPhee, and the Agony of an iPod Lockout

    • By: David Remnick
    • Length: 56 mins
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    The longtime New Yorker writer John McPhee is an influential teacher of writing, with bookshelves full of titles written by his former students. One of those students, David Remnick, talks with McPhee about the secret to his seminal “nature writing”: it’s all about people.

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    • Episode 47: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the Ups and Downs of Ayahuasca

    • By: David Remnick, Ariel Levy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
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    In trendy places like Brooklyn and Silicon Valley, the drug of the moment is ayahuasca: a psychedelic brew that makes its users vomit, cry, ...

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    • Episode 74: High-Fashion Hijabs, Jill Soloway, and Bluesman Blind Joe Death

    • By: David Remnick, Jill Soloway, Nailah Lymus, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
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    Modelling can be a tricky business for Muslim women who cover up. Judith Thurman visits Nailah Lymus, the head of a new modelling agency that represents the modestly dressed, and admires the bright, bold hijabs Lymus designs. Jill Soloway, the creator of Transparent, joins David Remnick in a discussion about her new show, I Love Dick. And two fans of the guitarist John Fahey mourn his difficult life and celebrate his transformational music.

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    • Episode 64: Self-Esteem for Owls, and Newt Gingrich on the Heroin Problem

    • By: David Remnick, Brian Quijada, Newt Gingrich, and others
    • Length: 56 mins
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    Newt Gingrich isn’t known for bipartisanship, but he’s found a broad consensus for his efforts to address the opioid-addiction epidemic...

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    • Episode 70: John Goodman, Jeremy Irons, and Keegan-Michael Key

    • By: David Remnick, Keegan-Michael Key, John Goodman, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
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    Conversations with a few of the best actors working in film and television, Keegan-Michael Key, John Goodman, and Jeremy Irons...

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    • Episode 71: Lily Tomlin on Love, and News from Moscow

    • By: David Remnick, Hilton Als, Joshua Yaffa, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
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    Lily Tomlin fell in love as a young woman and hung on, forging a romantic and working partnership that is now well into its fourth decade...

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