David Remnick

Host, The New Yorker Radio Hour

David Remnick has been editor of The New Yorker since 1998 and a staff writer since 1992. He has written many pieces for the magazine, including reporting from Russia, the Middle East, and Europe, and Profiles of Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Katharine Graham, Mike Tyson, Ralph Ellison, Philip Roth, and Benjamin Netanyahu.

Remnick began his reporting career as a staff writer at the Washington Post in 1982, where he covered stories for the Metro, Sports, and Style sections. In 1988, he started a four-year tenure as a Washington PostMoscow correspondent, an experience that formed the basis of his 1993 book on the former Soviet Union, “Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire.” In 1994, “Lenin’s Tomb” received both the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction and a George Polk Award for excellence in journalism.

Since Remnick became editor, The New Yorker has garnered a hundred and forty-nine nominations for National Magazine Awards and has won thirty-seven. In 2001 and again in 2005, the magazine won an unprecedented five National Magazine Awards; in 2014, the magazine won four awards. In addition, in 2000 Remnick was namedAdvertising Age’s Editor of the Year.

Remnick has written six books: “Lenin’s Tomb,” “Resurrection: The Struggle for a New Russia,” “King of the World” (a biography of Muhammad Ali), “The Bridge” (a biography of Barack Obama), and “The Devil Problem” and “Reporting,” which are collections of some of his pieces from the magazine. Remnick has edited many anthologies of New Yorker pieces, including “Life Stories,” “Wonderful Town,” “The New Gilded Age,” “Fierce Pajamas,” “Secret Ingredients,” and “Disquiet, Please!”

Remnick has contributed to The New York Review of BooksVanity FairEsquire, andThe New Republic. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and has taught at Princeton, where he received his B.A., in 1981, and at Columbia. He lives in New York with his wife, Esther Fein; they have three children, Alex, Noah, and Natasha.

David Remnick appears in the following:

Will the Harvey Weinstein Scandal Change America?

Friday, November 17, 2017

Reporting on the Weinstein scandal opened the floodgates; David Remnick talks with the reporter Ronan Farrow and the thinker bell hooks.    

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America After Weinstein

Friday, November 17, 2017

Reporting on the Weinstein scandal opened the floodgates; David Remnick talks with the reporter Ronan Farrow and the thinker bell hooks.

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Love, War, and the Magical Lamb-Brain Sandwiches of Aleppo, Syria

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Adam Davidson ate a sandwich fifteen years ago that he never forgot; the food expert Dan Pashman set out to re-create it.

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Autumn of the Patriarchy

Monday, November 13, 2017

In "Autumn of the Patriarchy," David Remnick delves into the Weinstein moment and the Trump presidency.

Tina Brown on Vanity Fair, the Eighties, and Harvey Weinstein

Friday, November 10, 2017

A legend in New York publishing, Tina Brown talks about her encounters with Donald Trump and Harvey Weinstein, and how she came to understand sexism in the workplace.

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Love, War, and Sandwiches

Friday, November 10, 2017

Tina Brown on Harvey Weinstein, and Adam Davidson with a story of love, war, and sandwiches in the ancient city of Aleppo.

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Voter Fraud: A Threat to Democracy, or a Myth?

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Research shows that voter fraud barely exists in contemporary voting. But, for some, it’s a threat to democracy that must be stopped at all costs.

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Jeffrey Toobin on “The Most Important Supreme Court Case in Decades”

Friday, November 03, 2017

The Supreme Court will decide, in Gill v. Whitford, whether gerrymandering will put two-party democracy out of business.    

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The Problem of Voting

Friday, November 03, 2017

We look at the claim of voter fraud, and whether gerrymandering will put two-party democracy out of business.    

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“Slut: The Play,” an Empowering Story for Young Women

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

In “Slut: The Play,” stories of sexual assault and its aftermath have been re-created from the experiences of the cast.

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How OxyContin Was Sold to the Masses

Friday, October 27, 2017

A pharmaceutical sales rep explains how the marketing of OxyContin aggressively pushed to destigmatize opioids, and created an epidemic.    

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How OxyContin Was Sold to the Masses

Friday, October 27, 2017

We take a hard look at the role of Purdue Pharma, the makers of OxyContin, in the opioid crisis. And a piece of theatre by teen girls captures the trauma of sexual assault.

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Riz Ahmed Gets the Job Done

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Riz Ahmed talks about London’s vibrant Asian cultural scene, winning an Emmy for “The Night Of,” and rapping on “The Hamilton Mixtape.”

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Chelsea Manning on Life After Prison

Friday, October 20, 2017

Chelsea Manning on the quick decision she made to send seven hundred and fifty thousand government documents to WikiLeaks.

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Chelsea Manning on Life After Prison, Plus Riz Ahmed

Friday, October 20, 2017

Her leak of government documents made WikiLeaks a household name, but Chelsea Manning would rather put the past behind her. And Riz Ahmed discusses dance music, acting, and activism.    

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My Mother’s Career at “Playboy,” and the Politics of N.F.L. Protest

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A mother has a heart-to-heart with her daughter about her decades with “Playboy.” And the ESPN contributor Bill Rhoden on black athletes and the politics of protest.

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St. Vincent’s Seduction

Friday, October 13, 2017

The singer, songwriter, and old-school guitar shredder St. Vincent talks about the toll of stardom.

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St. Vincent’s Seduction, and My Mother’s Career at “Playboy”

Friday, October 13, 2017

David Remnick talks with St. Vincent, one of the last of the old-school shredders; and a mother has a frank talk with her daughter about her decades at “Playboy.”    

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Roz Chast and Patricia Marx, Ukelele Superstars; Jennifer Egan on Cops and Robbers

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Well known as a cartoonist and a humorous reporter, Chast and Marx reveal their double lives as a ukelele duo who were superstars in their time.

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The Trump Children Were Investigated for Fraud, But Avoided Indictment

Friday, October 06, 2017

Ivanka Trump and her brother Donald clearly lied in marketing their Trump SoHo luxury building. Why did the District Attorney decline to press charges?    

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