Steven Valentino

Producer, The New Yorker Radio Hour

Steven has worked in radio since he was fifteen…

From 2008 to 2015 he produced the Peabody Award-winning Leonard Lopate Show, as well as reporting features for the WNYC Newsroom. His work has also appeared on SiriusXM and in the German publication Die Zeit.

Blogs:

Steven Valentino appears in the following:

Taking Politics to Extremes

Friday, February 09, 2018

Both parties in Washington have seen a rise in extremist candidates. A political scientist sheds light on how this will affect midterm elections.

A Night at Richard Nixon’s

Friday, February 02, 2018

In 1989, an aging Richard Nixon planned to revisit China, but the Tiananmen Square massacre dampened his plans. He held a dinner party to solve the problem.

David Attenborough’s Planet (We Just Live on It)

Friday, January 19, 2018

 The master of the nature documentary shares lessons from a life spent observing life in every corner of the world.

Hoping for Asylum, a Young, Gay Honduran Was Sent to His Death

Friday, January 12, 2018

Nelson fled the gangs of Honduras at seventeen, hoping for asylum in the U.S. Immigration authorities sent him back, and he didn’t live long.

From a Washington Think Tank, the Conservative View of Immigration

Friday, January 12, 2018

 A conservative policy analyst argues for greatly increased deportations.

Immigration, Deportation, and Trump

Friday, January 12, 2018

The New Yorker staff writers Sarah Stillman and Jonathan Blitzer on immigration and deportation, the central issues of the Trump Presidency.

Fleeing Deportation, a Woman Takes Sanctuary in a Church

Friday, January 12, 2018

Amanda Morales Guerra, fleeing deportation, is hiding from ICE, and its officers know exactly where: at the Holyrood Episcopal Church, where the congregation has given her sanctuary.

Trevor Noah Talks with David Remnick

Friday, December 29, 2017

Jon Stewart’s successor on “The Daily Show” had big shoes to fill, but the rise of Trump gave Trevor Noah the chance to prove his mettle.    

Trolling the Press Corps

Friday, December 29, 2017

A far-right blogger trolls the White House press corps.    

The F.C.C. Is Poised to End Net Neutrality, and You Should Care

Friday, December 08, 2017

Internet service providers hold near-monopolies in many areas. If the F.C.C. ends its net-neutrality regulations, what will I.S.P.s do to consumers?    

Will the Harvey Weinstein Scandal Change America?

Friday, November 17, 2017

The reporter Ronan Farrow and the staff writer Alexandra Schwartz look at how the ripple effects of the Weinstein allegations are having unexpected effects.    

Tina Brown on Vanity Fair, the Eighties, and Harvey Weinstein

Friday, November 10, 2017

A legend in New York publishing, Tina Brown talks about her encounters with Donald Trump and Harvey Weinstein, and how she came to understand sexism in the workplace.

Jeffrey Toobin on “The Most Important Supreme Court Case in Decades”

Friday, November 03, 2017

Successful Republican efforts at gerrymandering have left the Democratic Party fighting for its life; the Supreme Court might change that.

How OxyContin Was Sold to the Masses

Friday, October 27, 2017

A pharmaceutical sales rep explains how the marketing of OxyContin aggressively pushed to destigmatize opioids, and created an epidemic.

My Mother’s Career at “Playboy”

Friday, October 13, 2017

A mother has a heart-to-heart with her daughter about her decades with “Playboy”—where she felt empowered as a professional, but increasingly uncomfortable with the content.

Bill Rhoden on Black Athletes Taking a Stand (or a Knee)

Friday, October 13, 2017

An ESPN contributor on the history of black athletes bringing politics onto the field.

Roz Chast and Patricia Marx, Ukelele Superstars

Friday, October 06, 2017

Well known as a cartoonist and a humor writer, respectively, Chast and Marx reveal their double lives as a ukelele duo who were superstars in their time.    

Karl Ove Knausgaard on Near-Death Experiences, Raising Kids, Puberty, Brain Surgery, and Turtles

Friday, September 29, 2017

The unlikely literary star goes for a long walk in Central Park with The New Yorker’s Joshua Rothman.    

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Wins Again

Friday, September 22, 2017

Julia Louis-Dreyfus says that the Trump campaign made “Veep,” a satire of Washington, look like “a somber documentary” on the political process.    

Hillary Clinton on the “Clear and Present Danger” of Collusion with Russia

Friday, September 15, 2017

Hillary Clinton harbors no doubts that allies of Donald Trump, as yet unknown, colluded with Russia and WikiLeaks to derail her election.