New Yorker: Out Loud Podcast
The Sweet Science06/29/15
Kelefa Sanneh and Reeves Wiedemandiscuss the state of boxing and its place in the wider world of sports.
The Grateful Dead’s Fare-Thee-Well
Alec Wilkinson, Nick Paumgarten, and David Remnick join Amelia Lester and David Haglund to discuss the Grateful Dead and their place in pop-music history.
Gay TV, Past and Present
As gay culture becomes more and more a part of mainstream culture, how has its depiction on television changed? Emily Nussbaum and Daniel Wenger join David Haglund and Amelia Lester to discuss portrayals of gay culture on TV,from “Soap” to “Cucumber.”
The Season for Reading
Whether you’re tucking in with Tolstoy or settling down with the new Stephen King, summer is often when we get our best reading done. Kathryn Schulz and James Wood join Amelia Lester and David Haglund to discuss the joys andchallenges of summer...
In this episode, first aired last year, Ann Goldstein and D. T. Max talk with Sasha Weiss about the fiction of Elena Ferrante.
The New Late Night
Sarah Larson and Joshua Rothman talk with David Haglund and Amelia Lester about David Letterman and late-night television.
What Should a Museum Look Like?
Peter Schjeldahl talks with David Haglund and Amelia Lester about the new Whitneyand how museumstructures influence the art inside.
The State of Broadway
What, if anything, do the Tony Awards tell us about the state of American theatre? Is Broadway still where the important plays and musicals are staged? On this week’s Out Loud podcast, we assembled two of our resident theatre fanatics—Michael...
Are Females Human? Women in Science Fiction
Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” has inspired countless stories in the two centuries since it was published, most of them centered upon male mad scientists who create life without the help of a woman. But a new spate of movies and TV shows like “Orphan...
Baseball in Decline
The business side of Major League Baseball has been thriving in recent years, and yet there’s a widespread perception that the sport has drifted from the center of sports culture. On this week’s Out Loud podcast, Ben McGrath, a staff writer, and...
Memoir in the Age of TMI
On this week’s Out Loud podcast, Leslie Jamison, who recently wrote about Chris Kraus’s memoiristic novels, and Joshua Rothman, who has written about the autobiographical fiction of Karl Ove Knausgaard and Elena Ferrante, join David Haglund and Amelia...
The Beginning of the End of “Mad Men”
On this week’s Out Loud podcast, The New Yorker’s television critic, Emily Nussbaum, joins David Haglund and Amelia Lester to discuss the first of the final seven episodes of “Mad Men,” which aired last night. (Warning: the discussion includes some...
Patrick Keefe and Philip Gourevitch on Northern Ireland’s...
On this week’s podcast, Keefe and Philip Gourevitch join Amy Davidson to talk about the aftermath of the Troubles and the path to peace in Northern Ireland.
Amelia Lester hosts Evan Osnos and Peter Hessler. They discuss the pros and cons of translating ones work into Chinese.
The History of Hardcore
On this week’s Out Loud, Kelefa Sanneh joins David Haglund, the literary editor of newyorker.com, and Sarah Larson, a cultural reporter for the Web site, to discuss hardcore music and its history. Sanneh, who wrote about how the movement conquered New...
Ninety Years of The New Yorker
The first issue of The New Yorker was published in February of 1925, ninety years ago this month. In celebration of our anniversary, David Remnick, the magazine’s editor, hosts a special episode of Out Loud in which writers and editors revisit New...
The New Yorker recently said farewell to its office in Times Square, and moved to a new home at 1 World Trade Center. In the magazine, Nick Paumgarten wrote of the shrine of exotic booze, the Cornell-box assemblage of promotional doodads, and other...
Psychedelics as Therapy
In the nineteen-fifties and sixties, researchers explored the therapeutic effects of LSD on alcoholism, depression, and a number of other conditions. Then the counterculture came along, LSD became a recreational drug, and the research dried up. In...
The Gay Capital of the Nineteenth Century
Recently in the magazine, Alex Ross wrote about the little known history of gay rights in Germany in the late nineteen and early twentieth century. He joins Amelia Lester on this week’s Out Loud podcast to discuss how many of the ideas that we...
The Controversial Satire of Michel Houellebecq
In this week’s magazine, Adam Gopnik writes about the controversial French satirist Michel Houellebecq, whose work has been derided as racist and obscene but whose books sell well in France and have been translated into many languages. Houellebecq has...
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