New Yorker: Out Loud Podcast
The History of Hardcore03/03/15
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,...
Growing Up in the Rodeo
In this week’s magazine, Burkhard Bilger writes about the children who compete in rodeo in his home state of Oklahoma. Bull riding is the most dangerous sport in the world, and it’s become even riskier in recent years, as bull breeders have begun...
In this week’s magazine, Emily Eakin reports on fecal transplantation, a medical procedure in which the stool from a healthy person is transferred to the bowel of a sick person to restore the balance of flora in the latter’s gut. On Out Loud, Eakin...
Music in the Age of Spotify
In this week’s issue of The New Yorker, John Seabrook writes about how the streaming service Spotify is changing the landscape of the music industry. On Out Loud, Seabrook joins Kelefa Sanneh, who also writes frequently about music for the magazine,...
David Remnicks Reporting on Israel
In this week’s issue of The New Yorker, David Remnick writes about Israel’s new conservative President, Reuven Rivlin, whose support for both a one-state solution and Palestinian civil rights has made him the country’s “most unlikely moralist.” On Out...
A Sex-Abuse Scandal in a Hasidic Community
The Hasidic Jews of Borough Park, Brooklyn, rarely interact with outsiders—they rely upon their own education and justice systems and see their extreme insularity as a means of self-preservation. But Rachel Aviv, a staff writer, spent months among...
Two American Obsessions
Do we care too much about food? Do we care too much about Bob Dylan? Those are two of the questions our writers ask in this week’s weeks magazine, which is a special issue on food. On Out Loud, the editor of the issue, Amelia Lester, talks to the...
In a piece in this week’s magazine titled “The Ebola Wars,” Richard Preston reports on a doctor’s efforts to combat the disease in Sierra Leone, and follows researchers at Harvard and M.I.T. as they study the virus’s genetic code. On this week’s...
Out Loud: Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks looks back at his experiences with drugs in the early nineteen-sixties. Here Sacks talks with John Bennet and Sasha Weiss about some of his drug-induced hallucinations, how his interest in neurology connects to his experimentation with...
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