New Yorker: Out Loud Podcast
What Should a Museum Look Like?05/18/15
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...
Play and Parenting at KidZania
In this week’s magazine, Rebecca Mead writes about KidZania, a company that operates giant children’s play centers resembling miniature cities. Rather than escape into a fantasy world, at KidZania children take jobs, purchase items branded by...
Teju Cole’s Favorite Things
The writer and photographer Teju Cole recently wrote in the magazine about his favorite movie, Krzysztof Kieślowski’s “Red.” On this weeks Out Loud podcast, he joins Michael Agger, the culture editor of newyorker.com, to talk about the film and the...
Movie Stars on Broadway
It’s hard to stage a successful Broadway production these days without the draw of a movie star—“The Real Thing,” with Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ewan McGregor, and “The Elephant Man,” starring Bradley Cooper, are just a couple of the current productions...
The Puzzling Promise of Graphene
If you’ve heard about graphene, you’ve probably heard that it’s a miracle substance. The only atom-thick material known to man, it seems to also be the lightest, strongest, and most conductive material on earth. Its potential applications seem almost...
For Love of the Ice
Hockey fans make up a small but vocal contingent of The New Yorker’s staff. On this week’s Out Loud podcast, three of the magazine’s most ardent rink rats—Ben McGrath, who recently wrote about the hockey player P. K. Subban; Nick Paumgarten, who plays...
Famous on YouTube
In this week’s magazine, Tad Friend writes about the celebrities of YouTube and Vine, who gather millions of fans—and sometimes millions of dollars—with their viral online videos, even if most of us have never heard of them. Friend and Kelefa Sanneh,...
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