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 Apr 8, 2021
More "both sides are bad" centrist horseshit

 Dec 12, 2020
Insightful journalism.

Joe DaSilva
 Mar 4, 2019
Outstanding, really good podcast!

 Mar 3, 2019
More Political Propaganda. Disgusting.

Wesley boz
 Jul 22, 2018
no yelling, no name calling, just insightful, thoughtful reporting. Worth a listen.


Join The New Yorker’s writers and editors for reporting, insight, and analysis of the most pressing political issues of our time. On Mondays, David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker, presents conversations and feature stories about current events. On Wednesdays, the senior editor Tyler Foggatt goes deep on a consequential political story via far-reaching interviews with staff writers and outside experts. And, on Fridays, the staff writers Susan B. Glasser, Jane Mayer, and Evan Osnos discuss the latest developments in Washington and beyond, offering an encompassing understanding of this moment in American politics.

Episode Date
Which War Does Washington Want?
Sep 23, 2023
How New York, a City of Immigrants, Became Home to a Migrant Crisis
Sep 20, 2023
Jennifer Egan Discusses a Solution for the Chronically Homeless
Sep 18, 2023
A Week of Chaos in Kevin McCarthy’s Washington
Sep 16, 2023
A Master Class with David Grann
Sep 11, 2023
From “Amicus”: The Environmental Legacy of William O. Douglas
Sep 08, 2023
Washington’s Age-Old Problem
Sep 06, 2023
Bob Woodward Discusses His Trump Tapes
Sep 04, 2023
Mark Meadows and the “Congeniality of Evil”
Sep 02, 2023
Does Diplomacy Have a Chance of Ending War in Ukraine?
Aug 31, 2023
How Does Extreme Heat Affect the Body?
Aug 28, 2023
At a Trumpless G.O.P. Debate, Trumpism Dominates
Aug 26, 2023
Ronan Farrow on the Rule of Elon Musk
Aug 23, 2023
Talking to Conservatives About Climate Change: The Congressional Climate Caucus
Aug 21, 2023
Will the Summer of Trump Indictments Shake Up the Election?
Aug 18, 2023
Will the End of Affirmative Action Lead to the End of Legacy Admissions?
Aug 14, 2023
The One-Per-centers Pushing Democrats to the Left
Aug 09, 2023
Emily Nussbaum on Country Music’s Culture Wars
Aug 07, 2023
“This is The Big One”: The Third Trump Indictment
Aug 05, 2023
How the Wagner Group Became Too Powerful for Putin to Punish
Aug 02, 2023
How to Buy Forgiveness from Medical Debt
Jul 31, 2023
Hunter Biden and the Mechanics of the “Scandal Industrial Complex”
Jul 28, 2023
The Historic Battles of “Hot Labor Summer”
Jul 27, 2023
Adapting Oppenheimer’s Life Story to Film, with Biographer Kai Bird
Jul 24, 2023
What Happens if Trump Is Elected While on Trial?
Jul 22, 2023
The Family Heritage That Led to Hunter Biden
Jul 19, 2023
A Mysterious Third Party Enters the 2024 Presidential Race
Jul 17, 2023
Will Record Temperatures Finally Force Political Change?
Jul 12, 2023
The Conspiracy Theories of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Jul 10, 2023
What It Takes to Be White House Chief of Staff
Jul 07, 2023
Russia’s Accidental No-Good, Very Failed Coup
Jul 03, 2023
The Dark Money Supreme Court
Jul 01, 2023
What Comes After Affirmative Action
Jun 28, 2023
A Year of Change for a North Dakota Abortion Clinic
Jun 26, 2023
Why Ukrainians Targeted the Author of “Eat, Pray, Love”
Jun 21, 2023
Dexter Filkins on the Dilemma at the Border
Jun 19, 2023
Donald Trump’s Dangerous War on the Justice Department
Jun 17, 2023
The Battle Over Presidential Records, from Nixon to Trump
Jun 14, 2023
In a Divided Era, the New York Times’s Publisher Makes a Stand
Jun 12, 2023
Trump’s Latest Indictment Is Also About the Future of the Country
Jun 10, 2023
The Flimsy Legal Theory That Could Upend American Elections
Jun 07, 2023
The Creator of ChatGPT on the Rise of Artificial Intelligence
Jun 05, 2023
Is the Debt-Ceiling Deal a Template to Fix Washington, or a Mere Blip?
Jun 02, 2023
How “Succession” Captured the Trump-Era Hangover
May 31, 2023
E. Jean Carroll and Roberta Kaplan on Defamatory Trump
May 29, 2023
How Do You Interview Donald Trump?
May 25, 2023
How Climate Change Is Impacting Our Mental Health
May 22, 2023
What Washington Doesn't Understand about China
May 20, 2023
Jia Tolentino and Stephania Taladrid on a Year Without Roe v. Wade
May 18, 2023
Have State Legislatures Gone Rogue?
May 15, 2023
The Permanent-Scandal Phase of American Politics
May 12, 2023
The Existential Crisis at the Heart of the Hollywood Writers’ Strike
May 10, 2023
Joshua Yaffa on Evan Gershkovich, a Colleague and Friend
May 08, 2023
The Fugitive Princess Forced to Return to Dubai
May 03, 2023
What to Make of the Fall of Tucker Carlson
May 01, 2023
Joe Biden’s “Very Risky Choice” to Run Again Increases the Scrutiny on Kamala Harris
Apr 29, 2023
Jane Mayer on the Ethical Questions About Justice Clarence Thomas
Apr 24, 2023
With the Fox-Dominion Settlement We’re Still at the “Mercy of a Billionaire Dynasty”
Apr 21, 2023
The Political Fallout of a Tech Executive’s Murder
Apr 19, 2023
How Did the TikTok Ban Become a Bipartisan Issue?
Apr 17, 2023
Abortion Heads Back to the Supreme Court
Apr 15, 2023
How Waco Became a Right-Wing Rallying Cry
Apr 13, 2023
Israel on the Brink
Apr 10, 2023
As Trump Faces Charges, Who Is in Control of the Republican Party?
Apr 07, 2023
The Mood Inside the Courtroom Where Trump Was Arraigned
Apr 05, 2023
Jon Meacham: Indictment Won’t Break Trump Fever
Apr 03, 2023
Trump’s Indictment, and a Brief History of Election Dirty Tricks
Apr 01, 2023
The Hypocrisies of the TikTok Hearings
Mar 30, 2023
Jia Tolentino on the Celebrity Obsession with Ozempic
Mar 27, 2023
Trump’s Potential Trials Are a One-Man “Stress Test of the Legal System”
Mar 24, 2023
Donald Trump Braces for an Indictment in the Stormy Daniels Case
Mar 23, 2023
What Happens if the Supreme Court Ends Affirmative Action?
Mar 20, 2023
We’re Living in a World Created by the Iraq War
Mar 18, 2023
Masha Gessen on the War Against Trans Rights
Mar 13, 2023
Introducing: “In The Dark”
Mar 09, 2023
The “Woke History” Wars
Mar 08, 2023
The Russian Activist Maria Pevchikh on the Fate of Alexey Navalny
Mar 06, 2023
The Fox News Defamation Lawsuit: “Money, Ideology, Truth, Lies—It’s All Right There”
Mar 04, 2023
How ChatGPT Will Strain a Political System in Peril
Mar 01, 2023
COVID-19 at Three: Who Got the Pandemic Right?
Feb 27, 2023
Is Ukraine the Next Battle in American Politics?
Feb 25, 2023
What Does It Mean to Be “Indigenous”?
Feb 23, 2023
A Year of the War in Ukraine
Feb 20, 2023
The Glass Ceiling, Still Intact: Women and Power in Washington
Feb 18, 2023
A Historic Earthquake in Turkey, and the Saga of a Spy Balloon
Feb 15, 2023
Salman Rushdie On Surviving the Fatwa
Feb 13, 2023
What Biden Didn’t Say in the State of the Union
Feb 10, 2023
A New Primary Calendar Changes the Race for the Presidency
Feb 08, 2023
Chuck D on How Hip-Hop Changed the World
Feb 06, 2023
An "Anger Olympics" Between Trump and the Rest of the 2024 Republican Field
Feb 03, 2023
How the Memphis Police Controlled the Narrative of Tyre Nichols’s Killing
Feb 01, 2023
What Does “Woke” Mean, and How Did the Term Become So Powerful?
Jan 30, 2023
Why Chief of Staff Is “the Hardest Job in Washington”
Jan 27, 2023
The Competing Narratives of the Monterey Park Shooting
Jan 25, 2023
The Local Paper That First Sounded the Alarm on George Santos
Jan 23, 2023
Examining Biden's Second Year, and Tax Avoidance for the Rich
Jan 20, 2023
The Fraudster Mentored by New York’s Mayor
Jan 18, 2023
Bob Woodward on His Calls with Trump
Jan 16, 2023
House Republicans Launch Their Campaign Against the Bidens
Jan 13, 2023
A January 6th for the “Trump of the Tropics”
Jan 11, 2023
Kevin McCarthy’s Week in “Purgatory”
Jan 06, 2023
In the Trenches with the Foreigners Fighting for Ukraine
Jan 04, 2023
Did Black Lives Matter Change Broadway?
Jan 02, 2023
The Biggest Stories of 2022
Dec 30, 2022
The Queer Children’s Books Targeted by Conservative Lawmakers
Dec 28, 2022
As Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith Hit the Road
Dec 26, 2022
The January 6th Report and Donald Trump’s Criminal Referrals
Dec 23, 2022
David Remnick on the January 6th Committee’s Final Report
Dec 22, 2022
Nancy Pelosi’s Legacy, and Kevin McCarthy’s Challenges
Dec 17, 2022
Could Kyrsten Sinema's Party Switch Be Good for Democracy?
Dec 14, 2022
Politico’s New Owner on the Opportunity for “Nonpartisan” Media
Dec 12, 2022
Trump Calls to “Terminate” the Constitution, and Kyrsten Sinema’s Party Switch
Dec 09, 2022
DeSantis vs. Trump: A “Fight to the Death” for Florida
Dec 08, 2022
A Supreme Court Case That Could Upend Elections
Dec 05, 2022
The Historical Echoes of Trump’s Dinner with a White Supremacist
Dec 02, 2022
Do COVID Protests in China Pose a Threat to Xi Jinping?
Nov 30, 2022
Can America’s Aging Leadership Deliver the Future?
Nov 25, 2022
Hollywood’s Backlash to “Wokeness”
Nov 23, 2022
How Qatar Took the World Cup
Nov 21, 2022
Trump Tries to Return, and Nancy Pelosi Steps Aside
Nov 18, 2022
Are We In Denial About the End of Election Denialism?
Nov 16, 2022
Introducing The Political Scene
Nov 15, 2022
The Man Who Escaped from Auschwitz to Warn the World
Nov 14, 2022
How New York Became the Democrats’ Weak Link
Nov 10, 2022
The Theologian Russell Moore on Christian Nationalism
Nov 07, 2022
Judgment Day Appears Close for Affirmative Action
Nov 03, 2022
Mayor Francis Suarez’s View from Miami
Oct 31, 2022
Are the Midterms Still Anyone’s Game?
Oct 27, 2022
The Vulnerabilities of our Voting Machines, and How to Secure Them
Oct 24, 2022
Can Kanye West Buy Free Speech?
Oct 20, 2022
After Roe, a New Abortion Underground
Oct 17, 2022
The Political Scene Live with Jamie Raskin: January 6th and Accountability for Donald Trump
Oct 12, 2022
Major Decisions Ahead for the Supreme Court
Oct 10, 2022
Pro-Life, with One Exception—for Herschel Walker
Oct 06, 2022
Joshua Yaffa on What’s Next for Ukraine
Oct 03, 2022
Is Biden’s Student-Debt Relief Plan the Worst of Both Worlds?
Sep 29, 2022
Andy Borowitz on Our Age of Ignorance
Sep 27, 2022
The “Cynical, Disgusting” Migrant Flights to Martha’s Vineyard
Sep 22, 2022
The Legal Fight for Democracy
Sep 19, 2022
Can King Charles III Capture the Queen’s Popularity?
Sep 15, 2022
Keeping Score: A Year Inside a Divided Brooklyn High School
Sep 12, 2022
How Will Liz Truss Govern a Britain in Crisis?
Sep 08, 2022
Jill Lepore on Why Biden Is No F.D.R.
Sep 01, 2022
The Risk of a New American Civil War
Aug 31, 2022
Could Engaging the Taliban Help Afghan Women?
Aug 25, 2022
What’s Driving Black Candidates to the Republican Party?
Aug 22, 2022
Uncovering Biden Family Secrets
Aug 18, 2022
Is the Historic Climate Bill Enough to Save the Planet?
Aug 15, 2022
Trump’s and Biden’s Reversals of Fortune
Aug 11, 2022
Jane Mayer on Ohio’s Lurch to the Right
Aug 08, 2022