Steven Valentino

Producer, The New Yorker Radio Hour

Steven has worked in radio since he was fifteen. From 2008 to 2015 he produced the Peabody Award-winning Leonard Lopate Show, as well as reporting features for the WNYC Newsroom. His work has also appeared on SiriusXM and in the German publication Die Zeit.

Blogs:

Steven Valentino appears in the following:

Will the Harvey Weinstein Scandal Change America?

Friday, November 17, 2017

The reporter Ronan Farrow and the staff writer Alexandra Schwartz look at how the ripple effects of the Weinstein allegations are having unexpected effects.    

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.

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

Friday, November 03, 2017

Successful Republican efforts at gerrymandering have left the Democratic Party fighting for its life; the Supreme Court might change that.

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.

My Mother’s Career at “Playboy”

Friday, October 13, 2017

A mother has a heart-to-heart with her daughter about her decades with “Playboy”—where she felt empowered as a professional, but increasingly uncomfortable with the content.

Bill Rhoden on Black Athletes Taking a Stand (or a Knee)

Friday, October 13, 2017

An ESPN contributor on the history of black athletes bringing politics onto the field.

Roz Chast and Patricia Marx, Ukelele Superstars

Friday, October 06, 2017

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

Karl Ove Knausgaard on Near-Death Experiences, Raising Kids, Puberty, Brain Surgery, and Turtles

Friday, September 29, 2017

The unlikely literary star goes for a long walk in Central Park with The New Yorker’s Joshua Rothman.    

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Wins Again

Friday, September 22, 2017

Julia Louis-Dreyfus says that the Trump campaign made “Veep,” a satire of Washington, look like “a somber documentary” on the political process.    

Hillary Clinton on the “Clear and Present Danger” of Collusion with Russia

Friday, September 15, 2017

Hillary Clinton harbors no doubts that allies of Donald Trump, as yet unknown, colluded with Russia and WikiLeaks to derail her election.

The Antifa Handbook

Friday, September 08, 2017

The author of a new book about the leftist movement explains why members will resort to violence as a form of political action.

Neil Gorsuch and the Uses of History

Friday, September 01, 2017

Conservative and liberal legal scholars make history their battleground.

Gillian Flynn’s Worst Job

Friday, August 25, 2017

The author of “Gone Girl” and other books puts on a frozen-yogurt costume and wanders the mall, looking for victims.    

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.

Is Identity Politics Killing the Democratic Party?

Friday, August 25, 2017

The author of "The Once and Future Liberal" describes how he believes Democrats should change tactics if they want to win elections and enact change.

Russian Spies Never Go Out of Style

Friday, August 18, 2017

A former C.I.A. operative writes classic Cold War-style novels about the struggle between East and West.

Kathryn Schulz Picks Three

Friday, August 11, 2017

Kathryn Schulz, a New Yorker staff writer, recommends a country music album, a poet, and a movie about magicians.  

The Case Against Assad

Friday, August 11, 2017

At an undisclosed location in Western Europe, a group called the CIJA is gathering evidence of war crimes perpetrated by the Syrian government.  

Foraging Greens in Central Park

Friday, August 11, 2017

Removing plants from Central Park is illegal. But when Manhattan salad bars are charging up to $8.99 a pound, what’s a thrifty New Yorker to do?  

How to Prosecute a War Criminal

Friday, August 11, 2017

A professor of criminal law joins David Remnick to explain why it's unlikely that Bashar al-Assad will be brought to the International Criminal Court for war crimes.