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

  • Jia Tolentino on the Ozempic Weight-Loss Craze

    Mar 24, 2023
    A drug designed to treat diabetes is changing how celebrities—and maybe the rest of us—will look. Plus, D. T. Max on the Latino author who fabricated his very identity.
  • Masha Gessen on the Battle Over Trans Rights

    Mar 10, 2023
    The writer explains why the message of rolling back social change is powerful. Plus, a Nebraska lawmaker on the front lines of the fight against anti-trans legislation.
  • The Pandemic at Three: Who Got It Right?

    Feb 24, 2023
    Can we fix the response to COVID-19 in a country that seems broken? Plus, Stephanie Hsu talks with Jia Tolentino about “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
  • A Year of the War in Ukraine

    Feb 17, 2023
    The historian Stephen Kotkin and the Ukrainian journalist Sevgil Musaieva on a year of disaster, and the hopes for an end. Plus, Angela Bassett on playing the queen of Wakanda.
  • Salman Rushdie on Surviving the Fatwa

    Feb 6, 2023
    In his first interview since a near-fatal knife attack in August, the novelist talks with David Remnick about his recovery, and his new novel.
  • What Is “Woke”?

    Jan 27, 2023
    What exactly does “woke” mean, and how did it become so powerful? Plus, the contributing writer Eren Orbey on the custody battles facing mothers of children conceived in rape.