The New Yorker Radio Hour is a national radio show and podcast co-produced by WNYC Studios and the legendary magazine. It debuted on October 24, 2015. The New Yorker Editor David Remnick hosts an original mix of profiles, storytelling, and provocative conversations, along with an occasional blast of comic genius. Guests have included Ta-Nehisi Coates, Sofia Coppola, Larry David, Lena Dunham, and Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Only Human, hosted by noted health journalist Mary Harris, offers a unique blend of first-person narratives and journalism about well-being, medical discovery and the revolution in healthcare. The program explores how our bodies work and what happens when they don’t. In one episode this season, Only Human had a heart-to-heart with the scientist who traced the root cause of cystic fibrosis back to one faulty gene.
The Season was a limited-run podcast hosted by WNYC Business Reporter Ilya Marritz that followed the Columbia University Lions football team over the course of their 2015 season. The Lions, the worst college team in America, hired the winning-est coach in Ivy League history. The Season explored what it means to hit bottom and how to turn things around.
There Goes the Neighborhood
There Goes the Neighborhood was a collaboration between WNYC News and The Nation. With enterprise reporting and the voices of the community front-and-center, this podcast, hosted by Kai Wright, took a close look at gentrification and race in a fast-changing Brooklyn neighborhood.
2 Dope Queens
2 Dope Queens, featuring Jessica Williams (The Daily Show) and Phoebe Robinson (Broad City), debuted on April 5, 2016, and quickly rose to the number 1 spot on iTunes. The comedy podcast showcases a variety of diverse comedic voices speaking about the issues of our time. Of the podcast, Tech Insider wrote: “The best new comedy podcast out there was just released ― and it’s breaking all sorts of barriers.”
Radiolab Presents: More Perfect dives into the rarified world of the Supreme Court. Its debut episode “Cruel and Unusual” was released June 2, 2016, and climbed to the number 1 spot on the iTunes chart. With subsequent episodes like “The Political Thicket,” More Perfect remained at the top of the charts for weeks. More Perfect explores the workings and the cases of the Supreme Court and their impact on American life, and it has captivated the audience.