Profiles, storytelling and insightful conversations, hosted by David Remnick.

  • Jill Lepore on How a Pandemic Ends

    May 15, 2020
    A historian revisits a stay-at-home campaign from the polio years, and three mayors discuss the challenges of ending the lockdown. Plus, Jia Tolentino talks with Perfume Genius.
  • Trump versus the Governors

    May 8, 2020
    Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer on clashing with the President while fighting a pandemic. Plus, Edwidge Danticat on how the coronavirus outbreak affects Miami’s Little Haiti.
  • A City at the Peak of Crisis

    Apr 24, 2020
    April 15th was estimated to be an apex of COVID-19 in New York. New Yorker writers fanned out across the city to document twenty-four hours at the epicenter.
  • Amid a Pandemic, Catharsis at Seven O’Clock

    Apr 10, 2020
    David Remnick on a city’s daily ritual; how COVID-19 exacerbates the inequities of the health-care system; and Yiyun Li reads “War and Peace” during quarantine.
  • Washington Grapples with the Coronavirus

    Mar 27, 2020
    Susan B. Glasser on Trump’s response to the outbreak, and how it may shape the 2020 election. Plus: E.R. doctors confront the crisis, and Jia Tolentino on keeping sane in isolation.