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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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      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
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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 58: Bruce Springsteen Talks with David Remnick

    • By: David Remnick, Bruce Springsteen
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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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 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 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 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 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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    • King of the World

    • By: David Remnick
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    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 76: Terrific, Tremendous New Health Plans, and Lynn Nottage on Her Play 'Sweat'

    • By: David Remnick, Cirocco Dunlap, Lynn Nottage, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
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    The playwright Lynn Nottage and the director Kate Whoriskey talk about the factory town that inspired Sweat, Nottage’s new play about the economic recession in the Rust Belt. Actress Jessica Lange tells Hilton Als about her acting début in King Kong and her latest role, Joan Crawford, in Feud. Plus, some new ideas (fictional, fortunately) that will revolutionize health coverage.

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    • Episode 63: Late-Night Icon David Letterman and Songwriter Jason Isbell

    • By: David Remnick, David Letterman, Susan Morrison, and others
    • Length: 56 mins
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    David Letterman talks with The New Yorker’s Susan Morrison about how he’s spending his retirement avoiding late-night television and tackling climate change. And Grammy Award-winning songwriter Jason Isbell talks to John Seabrook about the joys of writing, performing, and living without alcohol.

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    • The Bridge

    • The Life and Rise of Barack Obama
    • By: David Remnick
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 24 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    No story has been more central to America's history in this century than the rise of Barack Obama, and, until now, no journalist or historian has written a book that fully investigates the circumstances and experiences of Obama's life or explores the ambition behind his rise. Now, from a writer whose gift for illuminating the historical significance of unfolding events is without peer, we have a portrait of a young man in search of himself and of a rising politician determined to become the first African-American president.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good biography even if you know the story

    • By Amr on 12-31-11

    Regular price: $51.93

    • 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 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 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 36: Fear and the NRA, and a Hymn for Orlando

    • By: David Remnick
    • Length: 55 mins
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    Mike Weisser is a lifelong N.R.A. member and former gun dealer who blogs as Mike the Gun Guy, but he is critical about how the N.R.A. uses fear to further its pro-gun agenda.

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    • Episode 46: Gary Johnson, Angel Olsen, and a Bee Stylist

    • By: David Remnick, Gary Johnson, Angel Olsen, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
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    Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Presidential candidate, was once a staunch advocate for legalizing marijuana. The former New Mexico governor joins David Remnick in a discussion about his new pot-free life...

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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 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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    • Episode 32: Lena Dunham Turns Thirty, and Memorial Day Malaise

    • By: David Remnick
    • Length: 55 mins
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    In this episode, Lena Dunham joins David Remnick hours before her thirtieth birthday party, to face the angst of leaving her twenties behind. Baratunde Thurston explains why he left “The Daily Show” so soon, and Amy Davidson gives us a history lesson on political conventions gone awry. Plus, we learn just how it feels when your new stepfather is mistaken for your brother, in a short story by Peter Cameron.

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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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