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Soundings from The New York Review
41 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
In this series, New York Review contributors document the coronavirus outbreak around the world. Featuring readings by Eduardo Halfon in Paris, Anastasia Edel in Oakland, Miguel-Anxo Murado in Madrid, Ruth Margalit in Tel Aviv, Mark Gevisser in Cape Town, Elisa Gabbert in Denver, Simon Callow in London, Lauren Groff in Gainesville, Anna Badkhen in Lalibela, and Sylvia Poggioli in Rome.
30 minutes | Oct 26, 2015
President Obama and Marilynne Robinson: A Conversation—II
In the second part of this exclusive conversation, President Obama and writer Marilynne Robinson discuss literature, politics, competition, American restlessness, teaching, and citizenship. The conversation was recorded on September 14, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa.
31 minutes | Oct 12, 2015
President Obama and Marilynne Robinson: A Conversation
In this exclusive conversation, President Obama and author Marilynne Robinson discuss topics ranging from the problems of American democracy and the responsibilities of citizenship to the challenges of Christianity and their shared sense of the values and virtues of small-town America. The conversation was recorded on September 14, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. This is the first part of their conversation; the second part will appear on October 26.
34 minutes | Oct 5, 2015
Civil Rights & Policing
A panel discussion with Laurie Robinson, co-chair of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, critic and novelist Darryl Pinckney, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. The panelists reflect on issues of race and bias in law enforcement and whether the recommendations of the White House Task Force, if implemented, can practically address and dismantle sources of conflict, deepening racial divisions, and high rates of incarceration in the US. Recorded on September 20, 2015 at the Brooklyn Book Festival.
11 minutes | May 3, 2013
Literary Journalism: A Discussion
Ian Buruma, Joseph Lelyveld, Zoë Heller, Alma Guillermoprieto, and Andrew Delbanco discuss the future of literary journalism. This podcast was recorded on April 3, 2013 at the New York Public Library.
19 minutes | Mar 15, 2013
Michael Chabon on the Mysteries of Pittsburgh
Michael Chabon reads from his <a href="http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2005/jun/09/on-the-mysteries-of-pittsburgh/">piece</a> about writing his first novel, <i>The Mysteries of Pittsburgh</i>. Chabon spoke on February 5, 2013 at Town Hall in New York City, in a celebration of <i>The New York Review</i>'s 50th anniversary.
16 minutes | Mar 15, 2013
Daniel Mendelsohn on September 11 at the Movies
Daniel Mendelsohn reads from his 2006 piece, "<a href="http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2006/sep/21/september-11-at-the-movies/">September 11 at the Movies</a>," a review of <i>United 93</i> by Paul Greengrass and <i>World Trade Center</i> by Oliver Stone. Mendelsohn spoke on February 5, 2013 at Town Hall in New York City, in a celebration of <i>The New York Review</i>'s 50th anniversary.
17 minutes | Mar 14, 2013
Mark Danner on Reporting from the Campaign Trail
Mark Danner discusses his time as an editorial assistant at <i>The New York Review</i> and as a contributor from the campaign trail. Danner spoke on February 5, 2013 at Town Hall in New York City, in a celebration of <i>The New York Review</i>'s 50th anniversary.
13 minutes | Mar 13, 2013
Darryl Pinckney on James Baldwin
Darryl Pickney discusses his lifelong engagement with the writing of James Baldwin. Pinckney spoke on February 5, 2013 at Town Hall in New York City, in a celebration of <i>The New York Review</i>'s 50th anniversary.
12 minutes | Mar 12, 2013
Mary Beard on Reading the Classics
Mary Beard discusses <i>The New York Review</i>’s coverage of the classics throughout its history. Beard spoke on February 5, 2013 at Town Hall in New York City, in a celebration of <i>The New York Review</i>'s 50th anniversary.
8 minutes | Mar 8, 2013
John Banville on Hubert Butler
John Banville discusses his 1997 review "The European Irishman," on the work of Hubert Butler. Banville spoke on February 5, 2013 at Town Hall in New York City, in a celebration of <i>The New York Review</i>'s 50th anniversary.
17 minutes | Mar 7, 2013
Joan Didion on the Central Park Jogger
Joan Didion reads from her 1991 essay "New York: Sentimental Journeys" about the Central Park jogger case. Didion spoke on February 5, 2013 at Town Hall in New York City, in a celebration of <i>The New York Review</i>'s 50th anniversary.
6 minutes | Oct 9, 2012
Steve Coll on the Killing of Osama bin Laden
Steve Coll addresses the political implications of the mission to kill Osama bin Laden and how the author of <a href="http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2012/oct/25/bin-laden-dead-or-alive/"><i>No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden</i></a> sidestepped legal issues to publish his book.
21 minutes | May 25, 2012
Henri Cole Reads Selected Poems
Henri Cole reads from his recent book of poems, <em>Touch</em> (2011), and talks about his search for what he calls the "essentialness of emotion."
22 minutes | Apr 28, 2011
Jonathan Freedland on the Royal Wedding
Jonathan Freedland talks with Emily Greenhouse about gilded-coach celebrity in an era of austerity, the hereditary principle, and why all bets are off when it comes to Wills and Kate.
16 minutes | Apr 14, 2011
Andrew Delbanco on Mark Twain
Andrew Delbanco talks with Andrew Martin about the first volume of Mark Twain’s unabridged <em>Autobiography</em> and the distinctive joys and challenges of reading Twain in the twenty-first century.
18 minutes | Mar 11, 2011
Geoffrey O'Brien on Duke Ellington
Geoffrey O'Brien talks with Chris Carroll about Duke Ellington's mid-career crisis and stunning comeback, revisiting his often-overlooked albums of the 1960s and 1970s.
15 minutes | Aug 13, 2010
Robert Gottlieb on Charles Dickens
Robert Gottlieb speaks to Andrew Martin about Charles Dickens's troubled life, his best and worst novels, and how to read without editing.
4 minutes | Jul 9, 2010
Derek Walcott, Two Poems
Poet Derek Walcott recites "Fare Well" by Walter de la Mare, and reads "The Hulls of White Yachts," from his latest collection <em>White Egrets</em>.
18 minutes | Jul 1, 2010
Charles Rosen Plays Chopin
Charles Rosen plays the music of Frédéric Chopin and talks to Chris Carroll about the composer's surprising radicalism and the critical controversy surrounding his work, the mysterious <em>spianato</em> style, and whether there is a right way to play Chopin's music.
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