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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 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 38: The Wisdom of John McPhee, and the Agony of an iPod Lockout

    • By: David Remnick
    • Length: 56 mins
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    The longtime New Yorker writer John McPhee is an influential teacher of writing, with bookshelves full of titles written by his former students. One of those students, David Remnick, talks with McPhee about the secret to his seminal “nature writing”: it’s all about people.

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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 65: High-Rise Lettuce Farms, and the First Woman President

    • By: David Remnick, Amy Davidson, George Saunders, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
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    Plenty of countries have elected female leaders. In this episode, Amy Davidson tries to determine why the glass ceiling in the United States has been so durable.

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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 37: El Chapo v. Flores Brothers, and Jack Handey’s Santa Fe

    • By: David Remnick
    • Length: 55 mins
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    If Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the drug kingpin known as El Chapo, is extradited to the United States, he might face two formidable witnesses: identical twin brothers, former drug traffickers on a major scale, who gathered evidence against him for government prosecutors.

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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 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 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 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 53: Putting Trump in the White House, Playing Andrew Bird in the O.R.

    • By: David Remnick, Atul Gawande, Andrew Bird, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
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    At the 2016 New Yorker Festival, a panel of experts from across the political spectrum discusses the hypothetical first term of President Trump...

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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 73: Refugees in Limbo, and a Conservative in Washington

    • By: David Remnick, Jake Halpern, Catherine Opie, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
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    Most conservatives who opposed Donald Trump are now learning to get along with the new Administration...

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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 57: Zadie Smith and Conservatives Strike Back

    • By: David Remnick, David Frum, Cirocco Dunlap, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
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    David Frum is a card-carrying conservative who won’t jump on the G.O.P.’s Trump bandwagon—he believes that America’s fundamental rights will...

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    • Episode 61: Jeanette Winterson’s Christmas and Obama’s Legacy

    • By: David Remnick, Jeanette Winterson, Deborah Treisman, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
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    David Remnick assesses the successes and failures of the Obama Presidency with some of The New Yorker’s heavyweight politics reporters. Jeanette Winterson remembers Christmas as a singular bright spot in her Dickensian childhood, and the poet Ocean Vuong shares one of his favorite places to write: a busy Asian food court in Flushing, Queens.

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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 60: What Is Trumpism

    • By: David Remnick, Sheelah Kolhatkar, Colin Nissan, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
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    Will the Wall Street insiders Trump has picked to run his economy deliver on the populist promises he made? Sheelah Kolhatkar discusses Trump’s...

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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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