Among the Insurrectionists

“The Capitol was breached by Trump supporters who had been declaring, at rally after rally, that they would go to violent lengths to keep the President in power. A chronicle of an attack foretold.”

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Jan 15, 2021
Length: 49 minutes (12,408 words)

What If You Could Do It All Over?

Joshua Rothman explores the allure of our unlived lives.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Dec 14, 2020
Length: 17 minutes (4,253 words)

Follow the Leader

The underground movement trying to topple the North Korean regime.

Author: Suki Kim
Source: The New Yorker
Published: Nov 16, 2020
Length: 33 minutes (8,481 words)

The Curse of the Buried Treasure

“Two metal-detector enthusiasts discovered a Viking hoard. It was worth a fortune—but it became a nightmare.”

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Nov 9, 2020
Length: 31 minutes (7,911 words)

Why Trump Can’t Afford to Lose

“The President has survived one impeachment, twenty-six accusations of sexual misconduct, and an estimated four thousand lawsuits. That run of good luck may well end, perhaps brutally, if Joe Biden wins.”

Author: Jane Mayer
Source: The New Yorker
Published: Nov 1, 2020
Length: 24 minutes (6,220 words)

Nine Days in Wuhan, the Ground Zero of the Coronavirus Pandemic

“There’s no other country where the pandemic’s effects have been so concentrated in a single city.”

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Oct 5, 2020
Length: 32 minutes (8,248 words)

How My Mother and I Became Chinese Propaganda

“Immigrant struggles in America forged a bond that became even tighter after my mother’s A.L.S. diagnosis. Then, as COVID-19 threatened, Chinese nationalists began calling us traitors to our country.”

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Sep 7, 2020
Length: 35 minutes (8,917 words)

The Man Who Refused to Spy

“The F.B.I. tried to recruit an Iranian scientist as an informant. When he balked, the payback was brutal.”

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Sep 14, 2020
Length: 38 minutes (9,700 words)

What Are the Odds We Are Living in a Computer Simulation?

Are we living in a computer simulation that has been created by our future selves?

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Jun 9, 2016
Length: 7 minutes (1,970 words)

A Transit Worker’s Survival Story

“Driving a New York City bus during a pandemic and an uprising.”

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Aug 24, 2020
Length: 27 minutes (6,800 words)