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

  • The Trials of a Whistle-blower

    Jan 21, 2022
    Dawn Wooten bravely exposed mistreatment of immigration detainees in the facility where she worked. Why is she suffering the consequences? Plus, the state of the Olympics in China.
  • A New Civil War in America?

    Jan 7, 2022
    The political scientist Barbara F. Walter studies political violence, and she says America is nearing the danger zone. Plus, Nnedi Okorafor on writing fantasy through an African lens.
  • Amanda Gorman on Life After Inauguration

    Dec 31, 2021
    The young poet’s reading at President Biden’s Inauguration made her as famous as a poet can be. She talks with Kevin Young about writing a new book once the stakes were much higher.
  • When Snow Came to Puerto Rico

    Dec 17, 2021
    How did San Juan children have a snowball fight—and why? Plus, a look at how poor students struggle to afford college, even on scholarship.
  • Paul Thomas Anderson on “Licorice Pizza”

    Dec 10, 2021
    The filmmaker returns to his home terrain, where he set “Boogie Nights” and other movies. Plus, millennial writers reflect on the particular sense of despair in their generation.
  • Mass Incarceration in America, Then and Now

    Dec 3, 2021
    Mass incarceration has been profoundly harmful to communities of color. A dozen years after “The New Jim Crow” helped to identify the problem, how much headway have we made?
  • Dave Grohl and Aimee Mann Give Thanks

    Nov 26, 2021
    The Foo Fighters’ frontman tells stories from a life of rock and roll. And Mann, a singer-songwriter, discusses her latest album, “Queens of the Summer Hotel.”