Politics and More Podcast
A weekly discussion about politics, hosted by The New Yorker’s executive editor, Dorothy Wickenden.
A Former Olympian Discusses the Tribulations of Tokyo 2020
Angela Ruggiero, an Olympic gold medallist and a former member of the International Olympic Committee, discusses the merits of holding the Games in Tokyo.
By Dorothy WickendenJuly 22, 2021
Afghanistan’s Only All-Girls Boarding School Fears the Return of the Taliban
The militants brutally oppose the education of girls. The founder of the School of Leadership Afghanistan anxiously watches their resurgence, hoping that Kabul remains safe.
By Dorothy WickendenJuly 19, 2021
Tough Tests in Cuba and Haiti for Biden’s Foreign Policy
What can the United States do to mitigate pressing crises in the Caribbean?
By Dorothy WickendenJuly 15, 2021
Ronan Farrow and Jia Tolentino on Britney Spears’s Conservatorship
The pop star recently detailed in court how nearly all of her decision-making power has been ceded to others. Two New Yorker writers tell the story of how that happened.
By David RemnickJuly 12, 2021
The Newspaperman Who Documented Black Tulsa at Its Height
A. J. Smitherman founded one of the country’s first Black-owned dailies. He addressed his eloquence and ire at both civic nuisances and the gravest injustices of American life.
By Dorothy WickendenJuly 5, 2021
The New Culture Wars Over American History
How critical race theory, a niche academic idea from the nineteen-seventies, came to replace “political correctness” and “wokeness” as the go-to bogeyman for conservatives.
By Dorothy WickendenJuly 2, 2021
The Unhoused House Sitters of Los Angeles
In the midst of a housing crisis, some without homes find shelter by temporarily guarding vacant properties—for the companies that contribute to their lack of housing.
By David RemnickJune 28, 2021
Stonewall Manchin
The West Virginia senator has the power to scuttle the Biden Administration’s most important policy goals. Can the President bring him around?
By Dorothy WickendenJune 24, 2021
Naftali Bennett and the New Hard Line in Israeli Politics
Israel’s new coalition government includes leftists and an Arab-Israeli party, but nothing seems likely to shake the Prime Minister’s hard line on the Palestinian question.
By Dorothy WickendenJune 21, 2021
Merrick Garland’s Impossible Job
The Attorney General has become a target for partisan grievances from both the right and the left.
By Dorothy WickendenJune 17, 2021
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