Sara Nics

Producer, Assignment Editor, The New Yorker Radio Hour

Sara Nics has been making radio for more than fifteen years. She was an editor for Radio Netherlands Worldwide, helping to direct and produce South Asia coverage. In Nairobi she trained journalists from across East Africa. She was previously a producer and interviewer for To the Best of Our Knowledge, and the on-stage announcer for Michael Feldman’s Whad'Ya Know?

Sara Nics appears in the following:

Emily Flake Goes to Church at Rudy’s Bar

Friday, November 10, 2017

The cartoonist Emily Flake’s favorite haunt is a dive bar fronted by a pig on the sidewalk.

George Saunders’s Lincoln

Friday, November 03, 2017

George Saunders on a very dark night in the soul of Abraham Lincoln.    

A Farm Grows in Newark

Friday, October 27, 2017

Ian Frazier visits the farm of the future, in an industrial building in New Jersey.

The Rapper Wiki Is Growing Up

Friday, September 29, 2017

Wiki, a New York rapper who cut his teeth in high school, comes of age.    

The Film Composer Nicholas Britell on “Battle of the Sexes”

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Oscar-nominated composer of the “Moonlight” score tackles a very different kind of film: the tennis comedy “Battle of the Sexes.”    

Life With Alexa

Friday, September 01, 2017

Living with a voice-recognition program that is like “2001: A Space Odyssey” crossed with “The Golden Girls.”  

A Dangerous Encounter with an Isolated Amazon Tribe

Friday, September 01, 2017

The Mashco Piro tribe is among the world’s most isolated people, but they have recently started coming out of the Amazon rainforest. Will contact with society be fatal?  

John Ridley: “I’ve Got to Believe That People Can Change”

Friday, August 25, 2017

The writer of “12 Years a Slave” says that, despite the spectacle of white supremacy on the rise, America can change for the better.

Why Men Should Read Romance Novels

Friday, August 18, 2017

Josh Rothman is the rare guy who loves romance novels. He tells Curtis Sittenfeld why he thinks other men are missing out.

Annie Dillard’s Total Eclipse

Friday, August 18, 2017

One of the great nature writers describes the awesome, frightening experience of a total eclipse.    

The Hunt for Nazi Gold

Friday, August 04, 2017

Jake Halpern investigates a legend about a Nazi train filled with treasure, hidden deep underground.    

Emily Flake on How to Live

Friday, August 04, 2017

Cartoonist Emily Flake recommends a book of philosophy from the nineteen-thirties that presciently describes our current moment.    

Cartoonist Liana Finck Rides the Train to Nowhere

Friday, July 28, 2017

Liana Finck likes to ride the Long Island Rail Road, but not to commute. She just needs a place to work. 

George Strait, on the Record with Kelefa Sanneh

Friday, July 28, 2017

George Strait has so many No. 1 hits that he can’t play them all in a single show. Will he make more?

Bruce Eric Kaplan on the Risqué Joys of Summer TV

Friday, July 21, 2017

On the summer variety specials of long ago, a kid could learn a few things about life.       

Ai Weiwei, a Free Man

Friday, June 23, 2017

Once celebrated by the government, Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous artist. Now he is persona non grata in his country, but won’t stop speaking out.    

The Cultural Revolution and the Alien Invasion

Friday, June 23, 2017

A Chinese science-fiction fable about alien contact resonates across cultures.    

Playground Purgatory

Friday, June 16, 2017

Two mothers meet on the playground, and things get weird.

Reggie Watts on Virtual Reality

Friday, June 16, 2017

Welcome to the thoughtsphere. What’s a thoughtsphere?

James Ivory on “Maurice,” a Gay Love Story with a Happy Ending

Friday, June 09, 2017

E. M. Forster’s “Maurice” was something entirely new: a gay love story with a happy ending. The Merchant Ivory film adaptation, from 1987, has just been re-released.