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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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    • 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.

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    • 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 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 58: Bruce Springsteen Talks with David Remnick

    • By: David Remnick, Bruce Springsteen
    • Length: 56 mins
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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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    • 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 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 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 62: Laura Poitras, David Bowie’s Last Band, and the Poet Brenda Shaughnessy

    • By: David Remnick, Ann Baker, Laura Poitras, and others
    • Length: 56 mins
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    The Oscar-winning documentarian Laura Poitras (“Citizenfour”) talks to David Remnick about her first solo museum exhibition, “Astro Noise,”...

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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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    • 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 72: Goonswarm Takes Over, Trump/Nixon, and Birding with Jonathan Franzen

    • By: David Remnick, Amy Davidson, John Dean, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
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    A veteran of Watergate compares Nixon with Trump, the man who may be his political heir...

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    • Episode 75: Goodbye to 'Elephant and Piggie,' and Getting to Know Gorsuch

    • By: David Remnick, Jill Lepore, Ric Walker, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
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    Mo Willems, the children’s-book author who created the Elephant and Piggie series, stands alongside America’s literary greats.

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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 68: Politics at the Oscars, and a Doctor’s-Eye View of Trump

    • By: David Remnick, Michael Schulman, Atul Gawande, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
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    Meryl Streep’s critique of Donald Trump at the Golden Globes drew wide attention, and there will probably be even more political statements on Oscar night...

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    • Episode 31: Larry Wilmore on Presidential Comedians, and James O’Keefe’s Blunder

    • By: David Remnick
    • Length: 55 mins
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    David Remnick speaks to the comedian Larry Wilmore about performing at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, where he now-infamously referred to the President using the N-word. The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer explains how James O’Keefe, the undercover conservative activist, foiled his own mission. And a retired soldier leaves Iraq for truly unfamiliar territory: a small Northeastern liberal-arts college.

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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 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 45: Father Pfleger, Larry David, and the History of Autism

    • By: David Remnick, Michael Pfleger, Larry David
    • Length: 55 mins
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    This week, Father Michael Pfleger, a white priest on Chicago’s South Side, holds a funeral for a young man who threatened his life; Larry David applies his passive-aggression to Missed Connections listings...

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