Mythili Rao

Producer, The New Yorker Radio Hour

Mythili Rao appears in the following:

Our Food Problems Go Beyond Using the Right Artisanal Salt

Thursday, September 24, 2015

This month, food commentator Mark Bittman will end his career as an op-ed columnist at the New York Times. He spoke with us about the bigger issues he plans to tackle next.

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Sherman Alexie: How Storytelling Can Create Social Change

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Author Sherman Alexie explores systems of injustice and racism in the United States.

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A Volkswagen Owner Wants His Money Back

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

After news broke that some Volkswagens actually spew up to 40 times as much pollution as allowed under the Clean Air Act, some loyal customers are feeling betrayed.

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The Pope Comes to America

Monday, September 21, 2015

Hundreds of thousands of onlookers are expected to gather across Pennsylvania, New York and Washington, D.C. to embrace Pope Francis on his five-day tour of the U.S.

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'Self and Soul': Searching for Idealism in Today's Modern World

Thursday, September 17, 2015

In our modern consumer driven society, the whims and the desires of the self may rule supreme—pushing aside the demands of the soul.  

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From Bangladesh to Brooklyn: Tanwi Nandini Islam's 'Bright Lines'

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The debut novel tells the story of three Bangladeshi-American teenage girls on the cusp of adulthood in brownstone Brooklyn.


Oklahoma Execution Puts Spotlight on Death Penalty

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

An Oklahoma man named Richard Glossip is on death row for a murder carried out 1997. But many of his high-profile supporters say he's innocent.


Sanders Tries to Convince Conservative Evangelicals to 'Feel the Bern'

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

On Monday, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders addressed a crowd of nearly 12,000 students at Liberty University in Virginia.

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How the Pope Will Influence the 2016 Election

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

From abortion to climate change and capitalism, Pope Francis has entered the debate surrounding a number of hot-button issues. Voters both Catholic and non-Catholic are listening.

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Austria Tightens Borders As Refugees Pour In

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

After 71 dead migrants were found abandoned in a truck on a highway last week, Austrian police officers have began conducting spot-checks of vehicles that are entering from Hungary.

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Takeaway Book Club: 'Between the World and Me' by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A roundtable of Takeaway listeners discusses "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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Takeaway Book Club: 'Between the World and Me'

Friday, August 28, 2015

A roundtable of Takeaway listeners discusses "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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Takeaway Book Club: 'Go Set a Watchman'

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Three Takeaway listeners from Massachusetts, South Carolina, and Utah weigh in on "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee. 

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Don't Expect a New Way Forward for North and South Korea

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

After three days, officials from North and South Korea reached an agreement to end a tense military standoff. But this diplomatic resolution likely isn't a sign of things to come.


Extremists Set off Explosions at Ancient Temple

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Can the destruction of art and history strengthen a brutal ideology? The self-proclaimed Islamic State has pursued a systemic campaign to destroy ancient artifacts. 


Strategies For Finding Strength in Vulnerability

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Brené Brown, author of "Rising Strong," exhorts us to try, fail and learn from our failures. 

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Americans Smirk as Hackers Kiss and Tell on Ashley Madison

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Our ideas about what is "morally acceptable" have changed in recent years. But as the Ashley Madison hack shows, Americans still abhor affairs.

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Germany Struggles With Onslaught of Asylum-Seekers

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Germany takes in more asylum seekers than any other nation in Europe—an estimated 750,000 this year alone—but a recent spurt of attacks against refugees have ignited a national debate.

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Big Data: The New Big Brother in the Workplace

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Companies big and small are now relying on data-centric models to track a worker's productivity, effort, and focus. We explore what role data-driven management has in today’s workplace.

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N.H. Pressures 2016 Candidates on Heroin

Monday, August 17, 2015

In New Hampshire, local politicians are asking national candidates to turn their attention to the issue that's most important to the state: Heroin.

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