Arts and Entertainment in the Era of the Coronavirus
Emily Witt and Alexandra Schwartz join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how COVID-19 has disrupted the country’s cultural life, and how artists are redefining the nature of their work.
March 26, 2020
In a Nightmare Scenario, How Should We Decide Who Gets Medical Care?
An expert in the ethics of medical rationing explains the history of triage and what we owe to those we can’t save.
March 23, 2020
How Humanity Survives Pandemics
Robin Wright and Dorothy Wickenden discuss how viral outbreaks change human behavior and how people and governments around the world are handling the coronavirus.
March 20, 2020
The Ripple Effects of a Pandemic
Lawrence Wright is primarily a journalist, but he recently wrote a novel about the spread of a novel virus. Infections come and go, he says, but a pandemic reshapes society.
March 16, 2020
How Donald Trump Will Wage His Reëlection Campaign
Andrew Marantz joins Eric Lach to discuss the start of the general-election season and the state of Trump’s digital-media operation.
March 12, 2020
And Then There Were Two: Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden
After Super Tuesday, the Democratic Presidential field narrowed to two, but the Party’s fundamental tension is unresolved. Will it cripple Democrats’ chances in the general election?
March 9, 2020
Is Joe Biden the Future of the Democratic Party?
Evan Osnos joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the sudden revival of Biden’s Presidential campaign and what to expect in the months leading up to the election.
March 5, 2020
The Many Iterations of Michael Bloomberg, C.E.O., Mayor, and Presidential Hopeful
Eleanor Randolph, a biographer of the former mayor, and Andrea Bernstein, a WNYC reporter who covered his three terms, analyze his approach to governing and philanthropy.
March 2, 2020
Rebecca Solnit on Harvey Weinstein and the Lies that Powerful Men Tell
The author joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the Weinstein verdict, and what it signals about the future of the fight against powerful abusers.
February 27, 2020
Stephen Miller, the Architect of Trump’s Immigration Plan
Jonathan Blitzer examines how one adviser turned Trump’s xenophobic rhetoric into a set of hard-line policies.
February 24, 2020