The Leonard Lopate Show Published by The Leonard Lopate Show Let The Great World Spin Listen 15 min Queue 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.