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The New Yorker Radio Hour

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Other names  NYRH
Running time  ca. 55 min.
Language(s)  English
Genre  Interview Talk Show
Country  United States
Home station  WNYC Studios

The New Yorker Radio Hour is a radio show and podcast produced by The New Yorker and WNYC Studios. It is hosted by David Remnick, who has worked as an editor at The New Yorker since 1998. The first episode of The New Yorker Radio Hour debuted on October 24, 2015.

Contents

Listeners can access the program on demand in a variety of ways, including on newyorker.com, wnyc.org, and on the WNYC app, as well as in the iTunes Store and wherever podcasts are available for download. Additionally, The New Yorker Radio Hour is broadcast on over 26 terrestrial radio stations.

The weekly radio show and podcast features interviews with journalists and cartoonists from The New Yorker as well as interviews with artists, writers, comedians, filmmakers and other cultural figures. Former guests include Aziz Ansari, Sarah Koenig, Julián Castro, Larry David, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Gloria Steinem and Amy Schumer.

Format

As defined by host David Remnick, The New Yorker Radio Hour is "an hourlong program that is very much of The New Yorker, infused by its values, hosted by its writers and editors and artists, but also something unique, capacious, freewheeling." However, the podcast does not include New Yorker pieces read out loud and is not a reproduction of the magazine. Furthermore, according the Remnick, the depth of the interviews, variety, and daring of the interviews as well as the humor sets the podcast apart from the magazine.

While the podcast includes stories connected to the news, it is not a news program, but rather a show focused on interviews and personal narratives.

History

Before creating The New Yorker Radio Hour, the magazine had several podcasts dedicated to a variety of topics including politics, culture, and fiction. The New Yorker Radio Hour is different in that it is distributed to public radio stations around the country and is coproduced with WNYC Studios. On October 24, 2015 the show debuted on 26 stations around the United States. The New Yorker Radio Hour was WNYC Studio’s first podcast. It debuted on WAMU on Sunday, January 31, 2016.

The first episode of the podcast featured a conversation between host David Remnick and author Ta-Nehisi Coates, a personal story from The New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore, and New Yorker cartoonists discussing the magazine’s cartoon-submissions process.

References

The New Yorker Radio Hour Wikipedia


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