Emily Botein

Vice President for Original Programming, WNYC Studios

Emily Botein appears in the following:

Chris Rock

Monday, December 05, 2011

Chris Rock says he "wanted [his] acting to grow." So what did he do? He took a job on Broadway. 

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Kris Kardashian Jenner

Monday, November 21, 2011

 Alec talks with Kris Kardashian Jenner, the self-described “momager” of the Kardashian clan.

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American Icons: The House of Mirth

Friday, November 11, 2011

Lily is a smart single woman, a beauty in demand on the party circuit. But Lily is nearing thirty, and struggling to manage money, friendships, and romance. In The House of Mirth, E...

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Ed Rollins

Monday, November 07, 2011

Political strategist Ed Rollins has worked on six presidential campaigns and knows what is really required of a president.

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Michael Douglas

Monday, October 24, 2011

Michael Douglas invites Alec Baldwin into his New York apartment for a compelling conversation about what makes a great director and why playing the villain is so wonderful.

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American Icons: The Great Gatsby

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Kurt Andersen explores how episodes of false identity, living large, and murder in the suburbs add up to the great American novel.

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American Icons: Jimi Hendrix's Star-Spangled Banner

Friday, November 19, 2010

Using a whammy bar and a fuzz box, Hendrix captured the sound of bombs falling overseas and screaming protestors.  “I didn’t think it was unorthodox,” Hendrix said. “I thought it wa...

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American Icons: Georgia O'Keeffe's Skull Paintings

Friday, November 12, 2010

“The men were all talking about the great American novel, the great American play,...the great American everything,” said Georgia O’Keeffe. “So I thought . . . I’ll make it an Ameri...

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American Icons: The House of Mirth

Friday, October 29, 2010

In The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton examined the dangerous compromises facing a woman who wants to set her own destiny, and broke ground for countless writers who followed.

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American Icons: Harley-Davidson

Friday, October 15, 2010

It’s not the fastest motorcycle or the fanciest, but to many Americans, a motorcycle is a Harley-Davidson.

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Samuel Menashe: A Poet's House

Monday, June 12, 2006

New Yorkers are obsessed with housing. Where else do you meet people -- for the first time --and ask, so what do you pay? Samuel Menashe is an 80-year-old poet who has managed to hold on to a little space in SoHo, for nearly his ...


The Game of Life

Friday, April 09, 2004

Two new compositions - one for the cello, one for the Harley. Plus, we consider the implications of an art project that proposes the most terrible weapon imaginable. We peek inside the world of a couple that tests board games and find an unusual love story. Also: comedy that’s way ...



Friday, April 02, 2004

According to the dictionary, an "omnibus" is "a usually automotive public vehicle designed to carry a large number of passengers." It was the name of a 1950s variety television program hosted by Alistair Cooke, who died this past week. In tribute to him, and to that ground-breaking program, we invite ...


Voices Raised

Friday, March 26, 2004

We start with voices on Capitol Hill, and end with music and conversation about prayer, featuring novelist Mary Gordon, singer/songwriters Maggie and Suzzy Roche, and ethicist Peter Singer. In between, we hear from one of the first female cops to patrol the streets of New York City, and from a ...


Our Year in War

Friday, March 19, 2004

A look back at the voices, both serious and comedic, that have helped us make sense of the war in Iraq. Among them: fifteen young and optimistic Model UN students; thinkers and writers Lawrence Weschler and Mark Danner; Gulf War veterans Robert Holmes and Neal Creighton; and Tony Soprano.



Friday, March 12, 2004

Flouting, reinventing, and exploring rituals and traditions. Sound artist Ellen Band weaves together prayers offered in fifteen different places of worship. In a short story by John Haskell, a man’s daily toast-eating acquires its own kind of significance. And in a midtown Manhattan loft, cacophony moves toward harmony as Tuvan ...


Back to the Basics

Friday, March 05, 2004

A closer look at what’s most essential. For some, it’s the Bible. For others, it’s the items included in a personal emergency safety kit. For a cop in Maine, it’s Elvis. And for an architect living on the Upper West Side, it’s the recipes that were set down by his ...


For and Against

Friday, February 27, 2004

The people take a stand. Writer Joshua Wolf Shenk takes a stand against the "Happy Birthday" song. Botanist Scott Mori rallies to the defense of an overlooked science. Criminal rights advocate Susan Hallett questions why we deprive four million citizens of the right to vote. Novelist Meg Wolitzer and singer-songwriter ...


Heard on the Streets

Friday, February 20, 2004

Despite the cold weather, it’s time to hit the streets. Dean walks through a Bronx neighborhood with Sister Thomas, a woman with a mission (or two). Human rights observer John Sifton leads us through the noisy and oftentimes unnerving streets of Kabul and beyond. And New Orleans filmmaker/garbage collector C. ...


Love on the Wire

Friday, February 13, 2004

Love between telegraph operators, ham radio hobbyists, Vikings, and a man and his chocolate. Also, reflections on folding paper - for money and art. And touring New York’s boroughs with cabaret band Barbez, as they make their way by van to the next gig.

Love and Vikings ...