Mythili Rao

Producer, The New Yorker Radio Hour

Mythili Rao appears in the following:

Culture in Conflict: Russia and Ukraine Battle for Bookshelves

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Ukraine has banned 38 books published in Russian, arguing that they contain hateful, separatist ideology. 

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Is Netflix Leading the Revolution on Parental Leave?

Thursday, August 06, 2015

This week, Netflix announced that it will offer a year of unlimited leave for new parents. But 88 percent of American women get paid nothing in the days after they give birth.

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Study: The Most Effective Ovarian Cancer Treatment Vastly Underused

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Chemotherapy pumped directly into an ovarian cancer patient's abdomen could add 16 months to her life. But a new study finds the treatment isn't often used—even at the best clinics.

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The Science of the Teenage Brain

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Our teen years are is full of emotional roller coasters and self-hating. But armed with the right tools, adolescents can do things that change the world. 

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Religious Terrorism at Home in America

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

"Lone wolf” American shooters like Dylann Roof bear a striking resemblance to members of ISIS and other extreme groups abroad.

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The Story Behind The Absolute Worst Day Ever

Monday, August 03, 2015

A high school student wrote a poem titled "Worst Day Ever." It went viral when readers realized it reads forwards and backwards. Here's the poet and the story behind the poem.

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'Beats of Antonov' and the Music of a Sudan in Crisis

Friday, July 31, 2015

A new documentary about Sudan, “Beats Of The Antonov,” follows musicians who use music to lift the spirits of a war-torn people. 


Mapping a Road Trip Through Literature

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Planning a road trip this summer? Why not take the path already taken by your favorite novelists?

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What The New Dr. Seuss Book Teaches Us

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

​This week, readers get to experience a never-before-published Dr. Seuss creation. Check out photos from the book, "What Pet Should I Get," and hear from Dr. Seuss's former art director.

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Roundtable: Building a Better Future in Africa

Thursday, July 23, 2015

As President Obama heads to Kenya, The Takeaway sits down with a roundtable of African writers who think deeply about the future of their countries and their relationship with the West.

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Why Your Greek Tragedy References Are All Wrong

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The news out of Greece has been terrible, and so have the headlines. It seems no media outlet can quite resist the opportunity to (wrongly) make some reference to Greek tragedy.

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English Teacher: I'm Still Proud I Named my Son Atticus

Monday, July 20, 2015

One English teacher reflects on her literary journey with "To Kill A Mockingbird," naming her son “Atticus,” and now confronting the dark side of the character in “Go Set a Watchman.”


Oreo: A Comeback Story

Friday, July 17, 2015

“Oreo,” Fran Ross’s 1974 novel about a biracial teen’s search for her father, was a misfit for its times.  More than 40 years later, are audiences finally ready for this satirical tale?


Students Learn Better When Schools Keep Libraries

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Studies have shown that students who attend schools with libraries score better on reading and writing tests than students whose schools don't have libraries.  

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NYT Sports Editor Defends Serena Williams Coverage

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The day before Serena Williams competed for—and won—her sixth Wimbledon title, a New York Times story on the body images of Williams and her rivals set off an avalanche of criticism.

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Atticus Finch as a Racist: Listeners React

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

With the knowledge that Atticus Finch is racist in Harper Lee's new book, "Go Set a Watchman," we asked listeners their thoughts on the new book. 


As Talks Drag On, American Prisoners In Iran In Limbo

Friday, July 10, 2015

A big question mark hangs over the fates of four Americans being held in Iran.

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New Rules Take Aim at Segregated Neighborhoods

Thursday, July 09, 2015

The Obama administration has announced new housing policies designed to promote racial integration across the country.

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Frustration Unites Greece And Germany

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Greece's new finance minister arrived for an emergency meeting in Brussels with no specific proposal in hand as businesses back home languish.

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While Airstrikes Resume Against ISIS, Experts Call For Peace Talks

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

The US stepped up airstrikes in Syria and Iraq this past weekend as part of a renewed effort to combat the so-called Islamic State.  But is the strategy working?