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    • The Secret History of Wonder Woman

    • By: Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Jill Lepore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she has also has a secret history. Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman's creator.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Narration ruined it for me

    • By Julia on 11-09-14

    Regular price: $28.00

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

    • By: David Remnick, Colson Whitehead, Alex Ross, and others
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    How did the 2016 Presidential-primary debates become insult-laden, substance-free shouting contests?...

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Surprising Origin Story of Wonder Woman

    • By: Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 23 mins
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    Noted Psychologist Revealed as Author of Best-Selling ‘Wonder Woman,’” read the astonishing headline. In the summer of 1942, a press release from the New York offices of All-American Comics turned up at newspapers, magazines and radio stations all over the United States.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The New Yorker, May 21st 2018 (Evan Osnos, Jill Lepore, Lauren Collins)

    • By: Lauren Collins, Jill Lepore, Evan Osnos
    • Narrated by: Jamie Rennel
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    "Bad Bets" by Robin Wright: The end of the Iran deal, and Trump's new, confrontational foreign policy.   

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Book of Ages

    • The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
    • By: Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 132
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      4 out of 5 stars 118
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      4 out of 5 stars 118

    From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin' s youngest sister and a history of history itself. Like her brother, Jane Franklin was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Perspective

    • By Sam P. on 05-08-18
    • The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
    • By: Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 11-01-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 132 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The New Yorker, June 5th and 12th 2017: Part 1 (Margaret Talbot, Philip Roth, Jill Lepore)

    • By: Margaret Talbot, Philip Roth, Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Highlights
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      3 out of 5 stars 6
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    In this issue: "The Strategy of Truth" by Jill Lepore; "Heavy" by Paige Williams; "I Have Fallen in Love with American Names" by Philip Roth; "The Addicts Next Door" by Margaret Talbot; "Make-Work" by Richard Ford; "The Work You Do, the Person You Are" by Toni Morrison; and "Lines in the Sand" by Anthony Lane.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • June 5 and 12 Part 1 seems fixed now

    • By Jerome Zurek on 06-03-17

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, June 1st, 2009 (Atul Gawande, Jill Lepore, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Atul Gawande, Jill Lepore, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
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    "Two Speeches", by Jeffrey Toobin; "Why Not?", by Lauren Collins; "Art Attack", by Adam Gopnik; "Board Stiff", by James Surowiecki; "The Cost Conundrum", by Atul Gawande; "It's Spreading", by Jill Lepore; and "Fighting to Survive", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Blindspot

    • By a Gentleman in Exile and a Lady in Disguise
    • By: Jane Kamensky, Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: John Lee, Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Set in boisterous, rebellious Boston on the eve of the American Revolution, Blindspot ingeniously weaves together the fictional stories of Stewart Jameson, a Scottish portrait painter and notorious libertine, and Fanny Easton, a fallen woman from one of Boston's most powerful families who disguises herself as a boy to become Jameson's defiant and seductive apprentice. Together with an African-born doctor, they investigate the death of the famous revolutionary leader Samuel Bradstreet.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Cariola on 03-06-09

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Race to the Bottom

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Charlie Winter, and others
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Donald Trump deflected questions about sexual assault allegations at the second presidential debate by bringing up the ever-looming threat of ISIS.

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    • It's up to the Women

    • By: Eleanor Roosevelt, Jill Lepore - introduction
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Women, whether subtly or vociferously, have always been a tremendous power in the destiny of the world," Eleanor Roosevelt wrote in It's up to the Women, her book of advice to women of all ages on every aspect of life. Written at the height of the Great Depression, the book calls on women particularly to do their part - cutting costs where needed, spending reasonably, and taking personal responsibility for keeping the economy going.

    Regular price: $28.50

    • 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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    • New York Burning

    • Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan
    • By: Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Beth McDonald
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
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      4 out of 5 stars 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Over a few weeks in 1741, 10 fires blazed across Manhattan. With each new fire, panicked whites saw more evidence of a slave uprising. Tried and convicted before the colony's Supreme Court, 13 black men were burned at the stake and 17 were hanged. Four whites, the alleged ringleaders of the plot, were also hanged, and seven more were pardoned on condition that they never set foot in New York again.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Phillip on 05-15-09
    • Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan
    • By: Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Beth McDonald
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 09-23-05
    • 4 out of 5 stars 40 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The New Yorker, November 21st 2016 (Amy Davidson, Toni Morrison, Jill Lepore)

    • By: Amy Davidson, Toni Morrison, Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    In this issue: "To Serve or Not to Serve" by Amy Davidson; "Aftermath": "A Democratic Opposition" by George Packer; "Health of the Nation" by Atul Gawande; "Bryant Park: A Memoir" by Hilary Mantel; "Four-Cornered Flyover" by Peter Hessler; "Mourning for Whiteness" by Toni Morrison; "The Dark-Money Cabinet" by Jane Mayer; "On Saying No" by Evan Osnos; "The Highest Court" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Donald Trump, Poet" by Mary Karr; "Wars Within" by Jill Lepore; "Dystopia" by Gary Shteyngart; "Radical Hope" by Junot Díaz; "Esmé in Neverland" by Jill Lepore; and "Predators" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Joe Gould's Teeth

    • By: Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Jill Lepore
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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    Joe Gould, a madman, believed he was the most brilliant historian of the 20th century. So did some of his friends, a group of modernist writers and artists that included E. E. Cummings, Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams, John Dos Passos, and Ezra Pound. Gould began his life's work before the First World War, announcing that he intended to write down nearly everything anyone ever said to him. "I am trying to preserve as much detail as I can about the normal life of everyday people," he explained, because "as a rule, history does not deal with such small fry."

    Regular price: $17.50

    • The New Yorker, March 10th 2014 (Jon Lee Anderson, Peter Hessler, Jill Lepore)

    • By: Jon Lee Anderson, Peter Hessler, Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
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    "The X Factor", by Jill Lepore; "A Pirate’s Life", by David Owen; "The Comandante’s Canal", by Jon Lee Anderson; "Revolution on Trial", by Peter Hessler; and "Lost Time", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, February 12th and 19th 2018: Part 1 (Joshua Rothman, Jill Lepore, Jia Tolentino)

    • By: Joshua Rothman, Jill Lepore, Jia Tolentino
    • Narrated by: Jamie Rennel
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
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    In this issue: State of the Resistance by Jelani Cobb: Trump's opposition understand themselves not simply as defenders of particular policy positions but as stalwarts of democracy; Safer Spaces by Jia Tolentino: Could small changes in campus life reduce the risk of sexual assault; Jambusters by Joshua Rothman: Who you gonna call; It's Still Alive by Jill Lepore: Two hundred years of "Frankenstein;" After the Fall by Adam Gopnik: Drawing the right lessons from the decline in violent crime.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (March 24, 2008)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, George Saunders, Jill Lepore, and others
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    "Falling", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Y'all Torture Me Home", by George Saunders; "Just the Facts, Ma'am", by Jill Lepore; "Nails Never Fails", by Ben McGrath; "April & Paris", by David Sedaris; "Oprah's World", by Nancy Franklin; and "Faraway Places", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, October 16th 2017 (Alexandra Schwartz, Joshua Yaffa, Jill Lepore)

    • By: Alexandra Schwartz, Joshua Yaffa, Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
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    In this issue: "Disasters Will Happen" by Amy David Sorkin: President Trump's Trips to Puerto Rico and Las Vegas. "Watch Closely" by Alexandra Schwartz: How the novelist Jennifer Egan travels through time. "House of Shadows" by Joshua Yaffa: Living with the ghosts of history. Dead Weight" by Jill Lepore: The burden of the corpse. "Replicant Redux" by Anthony Lane: A review of Blade Runner 2049.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (March 17, 2008)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, James Surowiecki, Alec Wilkinson, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
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    "Condiment", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "What Microloans Miss", by James Surowiecki; "The Iron Lady", by Ryan Lizza; "Picturing Auschwitz", by Alec Wilkinson; "Surreal Life", by John Lahr; "Gale Force", by Alex Ross; and "The Divider", by Jill Lepore.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, January 22nd 2018 (Alex Perry, Lizzie Widdicombe, Jill Lepore)

    • By: Alex Perry, Lizzie Widdicombe, Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Jamie Rennel
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
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    In this issue: "Slash and Burn" by Elizabeth Kolbert: Under Ryan Zinke, the Secretary of the Interior, it's a sell-off from sea to shining sea; "Blood and Justice" by Alex Perry: Family loyalty made a Mafia family strong, but its treatment of women was its undoing; "Rate Your Boss!" by Lizzie Widdicombe: How companies are adapting to the Glassdoor era; "Valley of the Dolls" by Jill Lepore: Barbie, Bratz, and the end of originality.

    Regular price: $5.95

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