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    • The Metaphysical Club

    • By: Louis Menand
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
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    Hardly a club in the conventional sense, the organization referred to in the title of this superb literary hybrid (part history, part biography, part philosophy) consisted of four members and probably existed for less than nine months.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Great American Experiment

    • By Victoria on 12-08-03

    Regular price: $22.02

    • The New Yorker (May 21, 2007)

    • By: Jeffrey Goldberg, Larry Doyle, Jill Lapore, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    "The Graduates" by Louis Menand; "Ségo-Sarko" by Anthony Lane; "Woodward vs. Tenet" by Jeffrey Goldberg; "Share Our Joy" by Larry Doyle; "The Meaning of Life" by Jill Lapore; "Atheists with Attitude" by Anthony Gottlieb; "Disappearances" by Wyatt Mason; and "Drifters" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • American Studies

    • By: Louis Menand
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 26
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    What was the real significance of William James's breakdown? Of the anti-Semitism in T.S. Eliot's writing? At each step in his latest journey through American cultural history, Menand has an original point to make.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged, but doesn't say so

    • By Kirk McElhearn on 10-09-07

    Regular price: $18.87

    • The Marketplace of Ideas

    • Reform and Reaction in the American University
    • By: Louis Menand
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
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    Has American higher education become a dinosaur? Why, in short, are problems that should be easy for universities to solve so intractable? The answer, Louis Menand argues, is that the institutional structure and the educational philosophy of higher education have remained the same for 100 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Only a Tenured Professor Would Give it 1 Star

    • By David Larson on 09-05-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The New Yorker (Nov. 27, 2006)

    • By: George Packer, Seymour Hersh, David Sedaris, and others
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall, Dan Bernard
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    "Unrealistic" by George Packer; "The Next Act" by Seymour Hersh; "Road Trips" by David Sedaris; "Cardinals Rule" by Roger Angell; "Do The Math" by Louis Menand; and "Liberal Education" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, January 5th 2015 (Andrew Marantz, David Sedaris, Louis Menand)

    • By: Andrew Marantz, David Sedaris, Louis Menand
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
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    "Southern Honeymoon", by Amy Davidson; "Seven Minutes", by Nick Paumgarten; "Heavy Petting", by Larissa MacFarquhar; "The Virologist", by Andrew Marantz; "Leviathan", by David Sedaris; "Small Differences", by Louis Menand; "Button-Pusher", by Emily Nussbaum; and "Good Fights", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (June 26, 2006)

    • By: Louis Menand, James Surowiecki, Cynthia Gorney, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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    "Name That Tone" by Louis Menand; "FIFA's Fiefdom" by James Surowiecki; "Reversing Roe" by Cynthia Gorney; "What I Learned" by David Sedaris; "The Dessert Lab" by Bill Buford; "Fine Tuning" by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Prisoners" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, March 14th 2011 (Jill Lepore, Louis Menand, Robert Coover)

    • By: Jill Lepore, Louis Menand, Robert Coover
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    "Pessoptimism", by Wendell Steavenson; "Rebellion", by Jenna Krajeski; "Feathers", by Reeves Wiedeman; "Girls' Best Friends", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "Fair Hair", by Mark Singer; "Twilight", by Jill Lepore; "Wild Thing", by Louis Menand; "Going for a Beer", by Robert Coover; "And the Oscar Will Go To…", by Anthony Lane; and "Looking for Love", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, July 31st 2017 (Emily Nussbaum, Ben Taub, Louis Menand)

    • By: Emily Nussbaum, Ben Taub, Louis Menand
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    In this issue: "Are They with Him?" by Amy Davidson Sorkin; "Guilty Pleasure" by Emily Nussbaum; "The Wrong Man" by Ben Taub; "The Defense of Poetry" by Louis Menand; and "On the Beach" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, January 8th 2018 (Louis Menand, Dana Goodyear, Siddhartha Mukherjee)

    • By: Louis Menand, Dana Goodyear, Siddhartha Mukherjee
    • Narrated by: Jamie Rennel
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    In this issue: "Words of the Year" by Louis Menand: The importance of words; "Exposure" by Dana Goodyear: In the wake of scandal, can Hollywood change its ways; "Bodies at Rest and in Motion" by Siddhartha Mukherjee: The puzzle was not that my father was dying. It was that he was still alive; "Been There" by Louis Menand: The Presidential election of 1968; "Bespoke" by Anthony Lane: A review of The Phantom Thread.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, June 20th 2016 (Jennifer Gonnerman, Raffi Khatchadourian, Louis Menand)

    • By: Jennifer Gonnerman, Raffi Khatchadourian, Louis Menand
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    In this issue: "The Choice" by David Remnick; "Home Free" by Jennifer Gonnerman; "The Unseen" by Raffi Khatchadourian; and "What It Is Like to Like" by Louis Menand: Art and taste in the age of the Internet.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, May 11th 2015 (Jeffrey Toobin, Peter Canby, Louis Menand)

    • By: Jeffrey Toobin, Peter Canby, Louis Menand
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
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    In this issue: "City Life", by Jelani Cobb; "Karmapa on Campus", by Nick Paumgarten; "The Milwaukee Experiment", by Jeffrey Toobin; "Elephant Watch", by Peter Canby; and "Young Saul", by Louis Menand.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What happened to the old format?

    • By Jacee Ess on 05-12-15

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (June 27, 2005)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, David Remnick, James Surowiecki, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
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    A Comment on the Supreme Court's recent decision on medical marijuana; Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson's long, hard fall; The federal government's evolving efforts to root out business fraud; A visit to Patrick Henry College, where young evangelical Christians are trained for careers in politics; The life of the "real" Dr. Strangelove, Herman Kahn; and reviews of Bewitched and Me and You and Everyone We Know.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, June 8th & 15th, 2009

    • Part 2 (James Surowiecki, Jonathan Franzen, Louis Menand))
    • By: James Surowiecki, Jonathan Franzen, Louis Menand
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    "Change We Can't Believe In", by James Surowiecki; "Panther(s)!", by Nick Paumgarten; "Good Neighbors", by Jonathan Franzen; "Show or Tell", by Louis Menand; "Naughty Nurse", by Nancy Franklin.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Feb. 6, 2006)

    • By: John Cassidy, Lauren Collins, Malcolm Gladwell, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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    "Moneyman" by John Cassidy: "Divo's Diva" by Lauren Collins; "Troublemakers" by Malcolm Gladwell; "Very Bad People" by Zev Borow; "The Red Devil" by John Cassidy; "The Deposition" by Tobias Wolff; and "The Earthquake" by Louis Menand.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (July 9 & 16, 2007)

    • Part 2
    • By: James Surowiecki, Ian Frazier, Orhan Pamuk, and others
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
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    "The Pirates' Code" by James Surowiecki; "On Impact" by Ian Frazier; "Forbidden Fare" by Orhan Pamuk; "If I Vanished" by Stuart Dybek; "Fractured Franchise" by Louis Menand.

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    • The New Yorker, July 8th & 15th 2013: Part 1 (Patrick Radden Keefe, Louis Menand, Jeffrey Toobin)

    • By: Patrick Radden Keefe, Louis Menand, Jeffrey Toobin
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
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    "Adieu, Doma!", by Jeffrey Toobin; "School’s Out", by Ian Frazier; "Buried Secrets", by Patrick Radden Keefe; and "The Color of Law", by Louis Menand.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, December 17th, 2012 (Louis Menand, Dexter Filkins, Alex Wilkinson)

    • By: Louis Menand, Dexter Filkins, Alex Wilkinson
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
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    "Today’s Assignment", by Louis Menand; "General Principles", by Dexter Filkins; "Music from the Machine", by Alex Wilkinson; "I Love Girl", by Simon Rich; "Sucker Punch", by John Lahr; "Ring Cycle", by Anthony Lane; "Greetings, Friends!" by Ian Frazier.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, August 6th 2012 (Ryan Lizza, Lauren Collins, Louis Menand)

    • By: Ryan Lizza, Lauren Collins, Louis Menand
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
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    "An American Abroad", by Steve Coll; "Fussbudget", by Ryan Lizza; "The Question Artist", by Lauren Collins; "Glory Days", by Louis Menand; and "Home Turf", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (July 11 & 18, 2005) - Part 1

    • By: Louis Menand, James Surowiecki, Ian Frazier, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    "Decisions, Decisions" by Louis Menand; "All the Oil in China?" by James Surowiecki; "Square One" by Ian Frazier; "The Experiment" by Jane Mayer; "The Missing Madonna" by Calvin Tomkins; and "Stayin' Alive" by David Denby.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • MUST LISTEN

    • By John Doe on 07-07-05

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