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:

Neil Gorsuch and the Uses of History

Friday, March 24, 2017

Conservative and liberal legal scholars make history their battleground.    

Refugees in Limbo in Buffalo

Friday, March 10, 2017

At the Vive shelter, immigrants hoping for asylum in the United States or Canada sometimes find themselves in limbo, with no end in sight.

Emily Flake on How to Live

Friday, February 24, 2017

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

The Strange Journeys of Anthony Bourdain

Friday, February 10, 2017

Once an anonymous cook struggling with addiction, Anthony Bourdain wrote a ribald memoir and rose to food stardom. Now he chows down with Presidents.

Cartoonist Liana Finck Rides the Train to Nowhere

Friday, January 27, 2017

Cartoonist Liana Finck likes to work on the train, but she doesn’t commute.  She just needs a place to work.

A Farm Grows in Newark

Friday, January 13, 2017

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

George Saunders’s Lincoln

Friday, January 13, 2017

Lincoln was not only a great political leader but a great spiritual figure in the eyes of the fiction writer George Saunders.

Lessons in Love from Holland-Dozier-Holland

Friday, January 06, 2017

A young man learns about love by analyzing the work of Motown’s songwriting geniuses

The Poet Ocean Vuong, at Home in the Food Court

Friday, December 16, 2016

A food court with heavenly pho and crispy duck is a home away from home for an immigrant poet.

Playground Purgatory

Friday, December 02, 2016

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

Leonard Cohen: A Last Interview

Friday, November 11, 2016

David Remnick spent days interviewing Leonard Cohen, one of the great songwriters, not long before the musician’s death.

Podcast Extra: Looking Back with Leonard Cohen

Thursday, November 10, 2016

In a last interview with Leonard Cohen, he discusses his career, his spiritual influences, and what he is doing to prepare for death.

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A Southern Baptist Seeks the Moral High Ground

Friday, November 04, 2016

While many evangelicals are willing to get behind Donald Trump, the chief theologian of the Southern Baptist Convention has distanced himself from politics.    

Should Journalists Publish Hacked E-Mail?

Friday, November 04, 2016

Hacked e-mails have been a constant in the news this election cycle. Should we be reading “stolen goods”?    

Mikhail Baryshnikov's Dinner with Donald

Friday, October 14, 2016

One of the greatest dancers of our time talks about acting, aging, and what it’s like to have dinner with Donald Trump.

It’s Us Versus the Algorithms

Friday, October 07, 2016

Mathematician Cathy O’Neil says math is being weaponized against us.    

A Dangerous Encounter with an Isolated Amazon Tribe

Friday, September 30, 2016

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?

Life With Alexa

Friday, September 30, 2016

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

Colson Whitehead Reimagines the Underground Railroad

Friday, September 23, 2016

The author of the new novel “The Underground Railroad” visits sites in New York City that played a role in helping slaves escape to freedom.

“Transparent” Creator Jill Soloway Talks With David Remnick

Friday, September 16, 2016

The creator of “Transparent” channels her fascination with gender into a new show, “I Love Dick.”