Emily Botein

Vice President for Original Programming, WNYC Studios

Emily Botein appears in the following:

Hilton Als on Alice Neel and Her People

Friday, May 07, 2021

A critical appreciation of the painter, best known as a portraitist, who was decades ahead of her time.

Richard II: Episode 4

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Richard is imprisoned and Bolingbroke is now King Henry. But the new king immediately faces new challenges.

Richard II: Episode 3

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Bolingbroke’s power increases, and his men urge him to claim more than just his stolen inheritance. He confronts Richard at Flint Castle, and the king agrees to return to London.

Richard II: Episode 2

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

King Richard’s wealthy uncle, John of Gaunt, is on his deathbed, heartbroken over the banishment of his son, Bolingbroke.

Richard II: Episode 1

Monday, July 13, 2020

The Duke of Gloucester has been murdered. Now the young King Richard must settle a dispute between two members of his court over who is responsible for the killing.

Death, Sex & Money's 2019 Year End Spectacular

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

The team reflects together on the best Death, Sex & Money moments of 2019—things you heard on the show, and things you didn't.


A Surfing Lesson from William Finnegan

Friday, August 03, 2018

When William Finnegan isn’t covering conflicts in places ranging from Somalia to Texas, he surfs. David Remnick joins him to receive his first and only lesson.

The Many Layers of Jessica Lange

Friday, March 31, 2017

The ingénue who débuted in the 1976 remake of “King Kong” has become one of current cinema’s grandes dames. In “Feud,” she plays Joan Crawford, one of the original grandes dames.  

Lily Tomlin’s Indomitable Spirit

Friday, February 24, 2017

Lily Tomlin reflects on a singular career: “I had a fearless, indomitable spirit.”  

Brenda Shaughnessy’s Time Machine

Friday, December 23, 2016

In her upcoming collection, the poet Brenda Shaughnessy goes back to her own coming of age.

American Icons: This Land is Your Land

Thursday, November 10, 2016

How Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” went from a “God Bless America” spoof to an unofficial national anthem.


Hilton Als Speaks with Michelle Williams

Friday, June 03, 2016

Michelle Williams tells the New Yorker theatre critic Hilton Als why every performance of “Blackbird” feels death-defying.

Fifty Years of Chasing Waves

Friday, April 29, 2016

The 2016 Pulitzer Prize winner William Finnegan teaches David Remnick to surf.


Cynthia Erivo Arrives

Friday, March 18, 2016

Cynthia Erivo is captivating audiences as Celie in “The Color Purple” on Broadway.

Driving Around West Baltimore with David Simon

Friday, February 19, 2016

The creator of “The Wire” takes stock of Freddie Gray’s Baltimore neighborhood and talks about American policing since the war on drugs.

Brenda Shaughnessy’s Time Machine

Friday, February 05, 2016

In her upcoming collection, the poet Brenda Shaughnessy goes back to her own coming of age.

Jelani Cobb on the Closing of Jamaica High

Friday, January 08, 2016

Jelani Cobb, a staff writer who graduated from Jamaica High in 1987, visits his alma mater and speaks with a recent alum to see how things went so wrong at the once prestigious school.

Fifty Years of Chasing the Waves

Friday, November 13, 2015

When William Finnegan, a staff writer, isn’t covering conflicts in Mexico, Sudan, and Somalia, he's chasing waves. He recently gave David Remnick his first and only surfing lesson.

In New Orleans: How to Get Elected Coroner

Friday, August 21, 2015

Dr. Jeffrey Rouse is the Orleans Parish coroner—a job he describes as the “interface between law and medicine.” A decade ago, he was preparing for a life in academia, not public office. 

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In New Orleans: A Doctor's Adopted Home

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Dr. Kiersta Kurtz-Burke spent Hurricane Katrina inside New Orleans’ Charity Hospital. Now that she's got two kids, she keeps her gas tank full in case they need to evacuate.

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