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Dan & Eric Read The New Yorker So You Don't Have To
21 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
June 22, 2020 Issue-- MOMENT IN HISTORY! We discuss a beautiful cover by artist Kadir Nelson; a lyrical essay by poet Elizabeth Alexander; and reportage from MN by Luke Mogelson!
22 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
June 1, 2020 Issue! CONTRARIANISM! We discuss Ariel Levy on Lionel Shriver; Louis Menand on Gehrig & Ruth; and more!
30 minutes | May 22, 2020
Salinger in the Magazine: Episode 1
In the first of a series of episodes, Eric explores JD Salinger's history in the magazine as he recounts his own experiences reading Salinger and tries to figure out the impact that New Yorker editors Gus Lobrano and William Maxwell had on the writer. Eric speaks with Ben Yagoda, author of ABOUT TOWN: THE NEW YORKER AND THE WORLD IT MADE about Salinger's history with the magazine. The actor Michael Shannon reads as Salinger.
26 minutes | May 19, 2020
May 18, 2020 Episode-- CATCH & CONTROVERSY! We discuss the Ronan Farrow Times piece; Jia Tolentino on mutual aid; Alexandra Schwartz on Richard Nelson; Peter Schjeldahl on virtual MOMA & more!
55 minutes | May 14, 2020
May 11, 2020 Issue- GEEK LOVE! On the publication of a posthumous story from legend Katherine Dunn, Eric talks with her son. Plus we discuss David Quammen, Jill Lepore, Thomas Beller & more!
35 minutes | May 4, 2020
April 27 & May 4 episodes- OMNIBUS! We tackle two issues of the mag, including work by Rivka Galchen, Naomi Fry, Emily Nussbaum, Allan Gurganus & more!
35 minutes | Apr 19, 2020
April 20, 2020 Episode- HEROES & VILLAINS! We discuss Jane Mayer on Moscow Mitch; Michael Specter on Anthony Fauci; and more!
32 minutes | Apr 11, 2020
April 13, 2020 Episode-DISPATCHES! We discuss covid pieces by Karen Russell, Gary Shtyengart, Rick Moody, Edwidge Danticat & more!
31 minutes | Apr 4, 2020
April 6, 2020 Episode- THE GREAT HUNKER DOWN II! We discuss Elizabeth Kolbert on pandemic history; a new George Saunders story; Siddhartha Mukherjee on virology and more!
27 minutes | Mar 28, 2020
March 24 & 30 Issues- THE GREAT HUNKER DOWN! We're back. We discuss COVID-19 pieces by Adam Gopnik, Jill Lepore & Geoff Dyer, plus Jorie Graham, Dan Chiasson, David Remnick and more!
28 minutes | Feb 7, 2020
January 27 and February 3, 2020 episode! FICTIONS! We discuss a debut Mary South short story; critic Hilton Als on Toni Morrison; and a fun David Rabe story!
24 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
January 20, 2020 Episode-- ARBITERS OF DOOM! We discuss: David Rohde on Bill Barr; Louis Menand on the history of affirmative action; and more!
This week: Dan and Eric discuss bad-ass journalist and executive editor of newyorker.com David Rohde's in-depth take on ultra-conservative protector of Trump, William Barr. Dan and Eric briefly argue about whether or not the American experiment is about to fail. And, finally, the two writers discuss Louis Menand and his remarkable piece on the history of Affirmative Action. Enjoy.
25 minutes | Jan 16, 2020
January 13, 2020 Episode-- BOTH SIDES NOW! We discuss John McPhee looking back from his 80's; Douglas Stuart debut fiction on growing up in Glasgow; and more!
25 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
January 6, 2020 Episode! MONEY AND GRIEF! We discuss a Sheelah Kolhatkar piece on wealth inequality; VS Naipaul on grief; and we revisit our discussion of Richard Brody
28 minutes | Jan 3, 2020
Guest Episode REDUX!: Emily Flake again. To accompany last week's Cartoons issue, prominently featuring cartoonist/essayist Emily Flake, we re-present Dan's interview w/ Emily Flake.
46 minutes | Jan 3, 2020
December 23, 2019 issue: PETE AND PETE! We discuss Richard Brody on Marriage Story; a beautiful Peter Schjeldahl essay on death; and Mayor Pete profiled!
29 minutes | Jan 3, 2020
December 16, 2019 issue– PROTESTS AND POETS! We discuss: writer Jiayang Fan on Hong Kong protests; what we read on our pod vacay; and Thomas Mallon on Lowell/Hardwick letters!
31 minutes | Nov 8, 2019
November 4, 2019- BETTER CALL ZEL! We discuss a v funny Bob Odenkirk Shouts; Joshua Yaffa on Zelensky; and Sam Knight on more Brexit!
31 minutes | Nov 3, 2019
October 28, 2019-IMPEACHMENT GETTING REAL! We discuss Jill Lepore on the history of impeachment; Luke Mogelson on Afghanistan; and a Michael Schulman profile of actor Adam Driver!
31 minutes | Oct 25, 2019
October 21, 2019--AMAZON SCHMAMAZON! We discuss Charles Duhigg's blockbuster on Amazon; a lovely new David Means short story; and an amazing web feature on Kerouac and Ginsberg!
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