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:

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.    

Ellen Bass Loves Repetition

Friday, May 26, 2017

The poet Ellen Bass explores the habits that take us through life and death.

Lena Dunham Says Goodbye to "Girls"

Friday, May 19, 2017

Hours before Lena Dunham’s thirtieth-birthday party, she joined David Remnick to drink champagne and discuss the end of her twenties, and the end of "Girls."

Bruce Eric Kaplan Escapes Reality for Television

Friday, April 28, 2017

As a child, Bruce Eric Kaplan loved TV so much that he wanted to crawl inside it. Then he did.

Paul Muldoon Picks Three

Friday, April 21, 2017

The New Yorker’s poetry editor recommends a painter, a poet, and a rocker.

Hilton Als on his Inspirations and that Pulitzer Prize

Friday, April 14, 2017

Hilton Als on winning the Pulitzer Prize.

What the Ancient Greeks Can Teach Us about the Realities of War

Friday, April 14, 2017

A conversation about Sophocles in the aftermath of the Iraq and Afghan wars.    

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