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Highlights from Twenty Years of The New Yorker Festival

Highlights from Twenty Years of The New Yorker Festival

We compile some of our favorite moments of previous New Yorker Festivals, when we’ve hosted Janet Mock, Zadie Smith, Jeffrey Eugenides, Patti Smith, Toni Morrison, Stephen Sondheim, and more.
Daniel Radcliffe Gets His Facts Straight, and Janelle Monáe Lives in the Present

Daniel Radcliffe Gets His Facts Straight, and Janelle Monáe Lives in the Present

On The New Yorker Radio Hour, the actor gets trained for his next career as a fact checker, and the musician explains how getting fired from Office Depot launched her on the path to stardom.
Kelela Reinvents R. & B., and Sally Yates Gets Fired

Kelela Reinvents R. & B., and Sally Yates Gets Fired

On The New Yorker Radio Hour, the singer talks about when it’s necessary to “kill the vibe” in a bad business meeting, and the veteran of the Justice Department describes her ten-day tenure in the
The Long-Distance Con, and Rebecca Traister Is Mad

The Long-Distance Con, and Rebecca Traister Is Mad

On The New Yorker Radio Hour, a woman confronts the businessman, or possible con artist, who took her father’s fortune, and a leading feminist explains why she’s happy to be angry.
Joan Jett’s Reputation, and a Long-Distance Con

Joan Jett’s Reputation, and a Long-Distance Con

On The New Yorker Radio Hour, the rock singer talks with a fan about being a model of female power, and a woman tries to understand if—and how—her father was swindled out of his fortune.
Lisa Brennan-Jobs on the Shadow of Steve Jobs, and Rick Bass in the Wilderness

Lisa Brennan-Jobs on the Shadow of Steve Jobs, and Rick Bass in the Wilderness

On The New Yorker Radio Hour, the tech mogul’s daughter discusses her new memoir, “Small Fry,” and, in Montana, a hiking trail pits nature lover against nature lover.
Illeana Douglas Steps Forward, and Rachel Carson at Sea

Illeana Douglas Steps Forward, and Rachel Carson at Sea

On The New Yorker Radio Hour, the actress Illeana Douglas describes her experience with Leslie Moonves, the former head of CBS, who she says derailed her career. And we go to sea with Rachel Carson.
Parenting While Deported

Parenting While Deported

On The New Yorker Radio Hour, a mother, deported to Honduras, tries to parent her children in the U.S. by video call. And a philosopher of identity explains that it’s even more complicated than we
White People Just Keep White Peopleing

White People Just Keep White Peopleing

It would be wildly disingenuous to claim that I was disappointed in The New Yorker editor David Remnick’s decision to feature sentient barrow of racist cat jizz Steve Bannon at The New Yorker’s fall
The New Yorker Offers Steve Bannon A Platform Before Yanking It Back

The New Yorker Offers Steve Bannon A Platform Before Yanking It Back

What is that deal with men springing unwanted guests on unsuspecting audiences with little or no notice these days? Last week it was Louis CK and the owner of the Comedy Cellar. This week it's David
Steve Bannon dropped from New Yorker festival after invite sparks anger

Steve Bannon dropped from New Yorker festival after invite sparks anger

Magazine rescinds invitation after guests including Jim Carrey and Judd Apatow pledge to withdraw from eventThe announcement that Steve Bannon would headline the New Yorker Festival in October caused
An Election in Jerusalem

An Election in Jerusalem

On The New Yorker Radio Hour, A Palestinian community leader risks his life to run for a seat on Jerusalem’s city council. Plus: Curtis Sittenfeld at the grocery store; and Calvin Trillin, Super 8
An N.Y.P.D. Whistle-Blower, and a Tale of Old Times Square

An N.Y.P.D. Whistle-Blower, and a Tale of Old Times Square

On The New Yorker Radio Hour, Edwin Raymond called out the police for systemic racism—and lived to tell the tale. And David Simon says that America has yet to reckon with the impact of pornography.
Seth Meyers on Donald Trump, and Three Actors on Playing Presidents

Seth Meyers on Donald Trump, and Three Actors on Playing Presidents

On The New Yorker Radio Hour, the late-night host and “Saturday Night Live” alum recounts his strange relationship with the President, and a panel of experts considers what it means to act
Lee Child, “Moby-Dick,” and Other Summer Reads

Lee Child, “Moby-Dick,” and Other Summer Reads

On The New Yorker Radio Hour, New Yorker writers on great summer reads, from the classics to Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series. Plus, a crazy misadventure with Parker Posey.
Crime Family

Crime Family

On The New Yorker Radio Hour, the sister of a feared, internationally known criminal describes what it was like to turn him in.
Helsinki Fallout

Helsinki Fallout

On The New Yorker Radio Hour, a former American diplomat finds himself in the Kremlin’s crosshairs; the Senate considers action on Russia to counter Trump’s inaction; and a wedding, complete with
Philip Roth’s American Portraits and American Prophecy

Philip Roth’s American Portraits and American Prophecy

On The New Yorker Radio Hour, how the late writer Philip Roth captured the heart of the United States in the twentieth century.

Dean Baquet and Maggie Haberman Discuss Trump’s War on Journalism

Dean Baquet, the executive editor of the New York Times, and Maggie Haberman, a White House correspondent for the *Times*, speak with David Remnick about reporting in the age of Donald Trump.

Anthony Bourdain’s Interview with David Remnick

The late chef and star of “Parts Unknown,” who died on June 8th, talked about his extraordinary career with David Remnick in 2017.