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    • The New Yorker, April 9th 2018 (Jelani Cobb, Alexis Okeowo, Peter Schjedahl)

    • By: Jelani Cobb, Alexis Okeowo, Peter Schjedahl
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
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    In this issue: "Death of a King" by Jelani Cobb: This anniversary of his assassination falls amid the largest anti-gun-violence mobilization that we have seen since he departed; "Daughter of Pakistan" by Alexis Okeowo: Do Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s documentaries shame her country or reform it; "Six Skittles" by John Seabrook: The danger of black ice; "Taking the Wheel" by Sheelah Kolhatkar: Can Uber’s new leader turn the scandal-plagued company around?

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    • What happened to good New Yorker narrators?

    • By Dave on 04-06-18

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    • The Substance of Hope

    • Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress
    • By: William Jelani Cobb
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
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    For acclaimed historian William Jelani Cobb, the historic election of Barack Obama to the presidency is not the most remarkable development of the 2008 election; even more so is the fact that Obama won some 90 percent of the black vote in the primaries across America despite the fact that the established black leadership since the civil rights era-men like Jesse Jackson, John Lewis, Andrew Young, who paved the way for his candidacy-all openly supported Hillary Clinton.

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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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    • Dan Balz; Jelani Cobb; Hari Sreenivasan; Wiesel Appreciation

    • By: Charlie Rose, Dan Balz, Jelani Cobb, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlie Rose
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Tonight on the program, Dan Balz of The Washington Post discusses the latest round of Congressional hearings on Hillary Clinton's emails.Next, Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker discusses the implications of the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and five police officers in Dallas.Then, continued updates on Dallas with Hari Sreenivasan, anchor of PBS NewsHour.We conclude with an appreciation of Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor and celebrated human rights activist who died on Saturday.

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    • The New Yorker, January 15th 2018 (Sarah Stillman, Jelani Cobb, David Remnick)

    • By: Sarah Stillman, Jelani Cobb, David Remnick
    • Narrated by: Jamie Rennel
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
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    In this issue: "The Lost Emperor" by David Remnick: The increasing unfitness of Donald Trump; "No Refuge" by Sarah Stillman: For some immigrants, deportation from the U.S. is a death sentence; "Hard Tests" by Jelani Cobb: A historically black university in the age of Trump; "Courting Disaster" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The Insult and Paddington 2.

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    • The New Yorker, April 24th 2017 (Jelani Cobb, Daniel Mendelsohn, Lizzie Widdicombe)

    • By: Jelani Cobb, Daniel Mendelsohn, Lizzie Widdicombe
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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    In this issue: "Reversal of Justice" by Jelani Cobb; "High Cuisine" by Lizzie Widdicombe; "An Odyssey" by Daniel Mendelsohn; "A Little Stranger" by Laura Miller; "Praise Songs" by Hua Hsu; and "Poetic License" by Anthony Lane.

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    • The New Yorker, July 25th 2016 (Jane Mayer, Rachel Aviv, Jelani Cobb)

    • By: Jane Mayer, Rachel Aviv, Jelani Cobb
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
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    In this issue: "Across the Divide" by Jelani Cobb; "Trump's Boswell Speaks" by Jane Mayer; "Captain of Her Soul" by Rachel Aviv; "Counting Sheeple" by Emily Nussbaum; and "Funny Women" by Anthony Lane.

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    • The New Yorker, May 8th 2017 (Evan Osnos, Lauren Collins, Jelani Cobb)

    • By: Evan Osnos, Lauren Collins, Jelani Cobb
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
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    In this issue: "Out of Time" by Jelani Cobb: The banal horrors of Arkansas's executions; "Endgames" by Evan Osnos: What would it take to cut short Trump's Presidency?; "Can the Center Hold?" by Lauren Collins: Notes from a free-for-all election; and "Get Out of Town" by Emily Nussbaum.

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    • The New Yorker, February 6th 2017 (Jelani Cobb, Rivka Galchen, Alexandra Schwartz)

    • By: Jelani Cobb, Rivka Galchen, Alexandra Schwartz
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
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    In this issue: "Info Wars" by Steve Coll; "Belle" by Andrew Marantz; "Prodigy of Hate" by Jelani Cobb; "Fail Funnier" by Rivka Galchen; "Cold Heart" by Alexandra Schwartz; "Fresh Paint" by Peter Schjeldahl; "I Love Lucifer" by Emily Nussbaum; and "Shiny Things" by Anthony Lane.

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    • The New Yorker, March 14th 2016 (Jelani Cobb, Sarah Stillman, David Remnick)

    • By: Jelani Cobb, Sarah Stillman, David Remnick
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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    In this issue: "American Demagogue" by David Remnick; "The Matter of Black Lives" by Jelani Cobb; "The List" by Sarah Stillman; and "Beauty and Beasts" by Anthony Lane.

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    • The New Yorker, November 28th 2016 (David Remnick, Nicola Twilley, Jelani Cobb)

    • By: David Remnick, Nicola Twilley, Jelani Cobb
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
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    In this issue: "States vs. Trump" by Jelani Cobb; "It Happened Here" by David Remnick; "Cold Remedy" by Nicola Twilley; and "Fighting Demons" by Anthony Lane.

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    • The New Yorker, April 25th 2016 (Emily Nussbaum, Andrew Marantz, Jelani Cobb)

    • By: Emily Nussbaum, Andrew Marantz, Jelani Cobb
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
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    In this issue: "Working-Class Heroes" by Jelani Cobb; "In Living Color" by Emily Nussbaum; "Room for Debate" by Andrew Marantz; and "Wild Things" by Anthony Lane.

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    • The New Yorker, July 4th 2016 (Jill Lepore, Rebecca Mead, Jelani Cobb)

    • By: Jill Lepore, Rebecca Mead, Jelani Cobb
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
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    In this issue: "Random Shots" by Jelani Cobb; "E. U. Later" by Anthony Lane; "How to Steal an Election" by Jill Lepore; "Swimming with Sharks" by Rebecca Mead; "The Sound of Hate" by Alex Ross; and "Old Enemies" by Anthony Lane.

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    • The New Yorker, September 1st 2014 (Connie Bruck, William Finnegan, Jelani Cobb)

    • By: Connie Bruck, William Finnegan, Jelani Cobb
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
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    "Bullets and Ballots", by Jelani Cobb; "Friends of Israel", by Connie Bruck; "The Man Without a Mask", by William Finnegan; and "Lasting Impressions", by David Denby: A review of The Trip to Italy.

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    • The New Yorker, June 29th 2015 (Jane Kramer, Alec Wilkinson, Jelani Cobb)

    • By: Jane Kramer, Alec Wilkinson, Jelani Cobb
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
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    In this issue: "Terrorism in Charleston", by Jelani Cobb; "The Demolition Man", by Jane Kramer; "Rough-and-Tumble", by Alec Wilkinson; "To Serve Man", by Emily Nussbaum; "Mr. Popular", by Kelefa Sanneh; and "Head Trips", by Anthony Lane.

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