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The New Yorker: Politics and More

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Rank #83 in News & Politics category

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A weekly discussion about politics, hosted by The New Yorker's executive editor, Dorothy Wickenden.

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A weekly discussion about politics, hosted by The New Yorker's executive editor, Dorothy Wickenden.

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Great podcast...but the commercials

By jjs509 - Dec 15 2018
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This is a great podcast with great coverage of current events, however, the sponsor commercials are startlingly loud! I may be engrossed in information regarding boarder security when all of a sudden the sponsors are blasting my ear out about how Indeed facilitates the hiring process. I often have to run over and turn my stereo down for fear my neighbors will call the police and file a noise complaint! Why are these so loud? Please rectify this issue!

A favorite of mine

By LAURAVEJA - Feb 26 2018
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A must for concise and insightful coverage of news. My absolute favorite!

iTunes Ratings

1283 Ratings
Average Ratings
696
400
70
49
68

Great podcast...but the commercials

By jjs509 - Dec 15 2018
Read more

This is a great podcast with great coverage of current events, however, the sponsor commercials are startlingly loud! I may be engrossed in information regarding boarder security when all of a sudden the sponsors are blasting my ear out about how Indeed facilitates the hiring process. I often have to run over and turn my stereo down for fear my neighbors will call the police and file a noise complaint! Why are these so loud? Please rectify this issue!

A favorite of mine

By LAURAVEJA - Feb 26 2018
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A must for concise and insightful coverage of news. My absolute favorite!

Top 10 Episode of The New Yorker: Politics and More

Rank #1: The World View of James Mattis

May 25 2017
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Dexter Filkins joins Evan Osnos to discuss Secretary of Defense James Mattis, his view of the Middle East, and what this means for U.S. foreign policy.

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Rank #2: James Comey Makes His Case to America

Apr 23 2018
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In a long career in law enforcement, the former F.B.I. Director James Comey aimed to be above politics, but in the 2016 election he stepped directly into it.  In his book, “A Higher Loyalty,” Comey makes the case to America that he handled the F.B.I. investigations into Hillary Clinton’s e-mails and Donald Trump’s campaign correctly, regardless of the consequences. Even after being fired by President Trump, the former F.B.I Director says he doesn’t dislike the President; he tells David Remnick that what he feels is more akin to sympathy.  Trump “has an emptiness inside of him, and a hunger for affirmation, that I’ve never seen in an adult,” Comey says. “He lacks external reference points. Instead of making hard decisions by calling upon a religious tradition, or logic, or tradition or history, it’s all, ‘what will fill this hole?’ ” As a result, Comey says, “The President poses significant threats to the rule of law,” and he chides Congressional Republicans for going along with the President’s aberrations. “What,” he rhetorically asks Mitch McConnell and others, “are you going to tell your grandchildren?”  Nevertheless, Comey remains hopeful about the resilience of American institutions. “There isn’t a ‘deep state,’ [but] there is a deep culture,” he believes. “It is [about] the rule of law and doing it the right way,” and it serves as “a ballast” during political turmoil. David Remnick’s interview with James Comey was taped live at New York’s Town Hall on April 19, 2018.

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Rank #3: How Michael Avenatti is Redefining His Legal Case Against Trump

May 10 2018
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This week, Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for the adult film star Stormy Daniels, released a report detailing the shady business practices of Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer. Adam Davidson joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss Avenatti's aggressive push to move beyond a narrow focus on campaign hush money to questions about selling access to the President.

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Rank #4: Can President Macron Outwit President Trump?

Apr 26 2018
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This week, President Trump hosted his first state dinner, in honor of Emmanuel Macron, the French President. Macron spoke with Trump about the Iran nuclear deal, and gave a speech before a joint session of Congress explaining his differences with current U.S. policies on the Middle East and on climate change. Lauren Collins joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how Macron set out to disarm Trump, and to persuade him to think more like a European.

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Rank #5: The Challengers: Could the Democrats Take Texas?

May 24 2018
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This week, we inaugurate our new monthly series, "The Challengers," which will discuss some of the most contentious midterm races across the country, and examine how revolts against established politicians are reshaping the two parties. On this episode, Lawrence Wright, a New Yorker staff writer and the author of "God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State," joins Dorothy Wickenden to talk about the political scene in the Lone Star State, where Republicans have been in control for more than two decades, and now face insurgent candidates on many fronts.

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Rank #6: Scaramucci's Scare Tactics

Jul 28 2017
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On Wednesday, the New Yorker staff writer Ryan Lizza received a phone call from Anthony Scaramucci, the White House communications director. In obscene language, Scaramucci expressed his displeasure about leaks coming from inside the West Wing, singling out Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus. Lizza joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss his conversation with Scaramucci and how Trump’s obsession with loyalty is wreaking havoc on his Administration.

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Rank #7: Will the Midterm Elections Produce a Women's Wave?

Apr 19 2018
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As of this week, five hundred and twenty-nine women are running in 2018 for Congress. Another seventy-eight are pursuing governorships. Margaret Talbot joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the surge in female candidates, and how the sexual scandals surrounding Trump may affect the elections in November. 

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Rank #8: Malcolm Gladwell on Understanding School Shooters

May 28 2018
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In his New Yorker story “Thresholds of Violence,” Malcolm Gladwell turned his attention to the psychology of school shooters. In a conversation with The New Yorker’s Dorothy Wickenden, Gladwell explains why the social dynamics of school shootings are comparable to those of a riot, where every act of violence makes the next one slightly more likely. He also explains why the problem is far too complex to be addressed through gun control.

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Rank #9: George Packer, Adam Davidson, and Jill Lepore on Short-Term Thinking in America

Nov 26 2018
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George Packer talks with David Remnick about how a political feedback loop has driven the Republican Party into a policy of climate-change denial, despite the almost universal scientific consensus. Adam Davidson contrasts climate change with the 2008 financial crisis when an emergency situation forced politicians to confront a problem head-on. And Jill Lepore reflects on why our democracy isn’t well built for long-term planning: elected officials with limited terms have no incentive to ask citizens to make sacrifices. Looking back at some moments of large-scale change, Lepore argues that we shouldn’t expect elected officials to lead us; change must come from all quarters.

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Rank #10: How Long Will Trump's Economic Boom Last?

Aug 02 2018
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President Trump has taken to boasting about overseeing, as he said recently, "the best economy in the history of our country." But trade wars loom and the deficit continues to grow. John Cassidy joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the good news and bad news about the American economy, and how the Administration's policies may affect the 2018 midterms and the 2020 presidential election.

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