Rhiannon Corby

Associate Producer, The New Yorker Radio Hour

Rhiannon studied radio at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and interned at Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen…

Before getting into radio, she lived in Italy, where she translated cooking classes for tourists and learned how to cure meats. She has a soft spot for musicals, and GarageBand.

Rhiannon Corby appears in the following:

A Rift over Racism Divides the Southern Baptist Convention

Friday, June 11, 2021

The largest Protestant denomination in America is in crisis over the group’s reluctance to acknowledge systemic racism.

How Will the Biden Administration Deliver on Racial Justice?

Friday, May 28, 2021

Vanita Gupta, the No. 3 official in the Justice Department, is charged with delivering on the President’s promises for racial justice.

A Year after George Floyd’s Murder, Minneapolis Activists Fight an Entrenched Police Department

Friday, May 28, 2021

Early in the uprising, the city council voted to abolish the police department altogether. What could be hard about that?

Atul Gawande and Siddhartha Mukherjee on the State of the Pandemic

Friday, May 07, 2021

With a hundred million Americans vaccinated, the nation is at a turning point, while India and other nations are overwhelmed by yet another devastating wave.

Jelani Cobb on Derek Chauvin’s Conviction and the Future of Police Reform

Friday, April 23, 2021

The staff writer, who covered George Floyd’s killing and the protests that followed, on whether the verdict will lead to greater police accountability.

On “Night Watch” in a Xinjiang Internment Camp

Friday, April 16, 2021

A Kazakh woman imprisoned for more than a year without explanation reads the poem she wrote about a lonely night looking through the barbed wire.

What Can the World Do About Xinjiang?

Friday, April 16, 2021

The State Department has determined that genocide is taking place in China against ethnic minorities. The 2022 Winter Olympics are in Beijing. What should the world do about Xinjiang?

Inside the Internment Camps of Xinjiang

Friday, April 16, 2021

Accounts from a camp survivor and a woman who fled detainment show how life in the Chinese region came to resemble a prison, even outside the walls of the camps.

Why Has China Targeted Minorities in Xinjiang?

Friday, April 16, 2021

The staff writer Raffi Khatchadourian explains how Xi Jinping’s government used an obsession with “stability” to justify a genocide against ethnic Uyghurs and Kazhaks.

Daniel Alarcón on Some Favorite Children’s Books

Friday, April 02, 2021

Homebound during the pandemic, the writer leaned into the joys of reading with his son.

Torrey Peters on the Taboo of Detransitioning

Friday, March 12, 2021

The writer discusses how she wrote a best-selling novel about a topic that most trans authors have tried to avoid.

“2034,” a Cautionary Tale of Conflict with China

Friday, March 12, 2021

A retired admiral and a former Marine teamed up to write a thriller about how not to start a world war. What’s often missing in military planning, the authors say, is imagination.

Patricia Lockwood Talks with Katy Waldman

Friday, February 26, 2021

In her début novel, the writer makes literature out of the fractured consciousness of an obsessive Twitter user.

Amanda Petrusich Talks with the Weather Station’s Tamara Lindeman

Friday, February 05, 2021

The songwriter is part of a lineage of Canadian musicians who write about ideas, not just stories; her new album is partly inspired by climate grief.  

Sheldon Pearce on Posthumous Rap

Friday, January 08, 2021

The music editor and writer picks some favorites from a very specific genre.

Looking Back at an Unimaginable Year

Friday, December 25, 2020

Dhruv Kullar, Anna Weiner, Simon Parkin, and Kevin Young reflect on the events of 2020.

Ayanna Pressley on the Democratic Rift

Friday, December 11, 2020

The Massachusetts Democrat argues that centrists overestimate the efficacy of bipartisan dealmaking. “The ultimate persuasion tool,” she says, “is impact.”

Phoebe Bridgers Talks with Amanda Petrusich

Friday, November 27, 2020

A New Yorker music critic on listening to classic field recordings while stuck in quarantine.

A Novelist on Secret Families

Friday, November 20, 2020

In her début novel, about the daughter of a high-level politician, Sanaë Lemoine wrestles with her own familial history.

Jill Lepore on Democracy in Peril, Then and Now

Friday, November 06, 2020

A historian looks to the nineteen-thirties—the last time democracy in America seemed so fraught—for insights into our moment.