The Leonard Lopate Show Published by The Leonard Lopate Show Let The Great World Spin Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/59099/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend On an August morning in 1974 a mysterious tightrope walker suspended himself between the Twin Towers. That event has become the backdrop for Colum McCann's latest novel Let the Great World Spin.