Steven Valentino

Producer, The New Yorker Radio Hour

Steven Valentino appears in the following:

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.

The Antifa Handbook

Friday, September 08, 2017

The author of a new book about the leftist movement explains why members will resort to violence as a form of political action.

Neil Gorsuch and the Uses of History

Friday, September 01, 2017

Conservative and liberal legal scholars make history their battleground.

Gillian Flynn’s Worst Job

Friday, August 25, 2017

The author of “Gone Girl” and other books puts on a frozen-yogurt costume and wanders the mall, looking for victims.    

John Ridley: “I’ve Got to Believe That People Can Change”

Friday, August 25, 2017

The writer of “12 Years a Slave” says that, despite the spectacle of white supremacy on the rise, America can change for the better.

Is Identity Politics Killing the Democratic Party?

Friday, August 25, 2017

The author of "The Once and Future Liberal" describes how he believes Democrats should change tactics if they want to win elections and enact change.

Russian Spies Never Go Out of Style

Friday, August 18, 2017

A former C.I.A. operative writes classic Cold War-style novels about the struggle between East and West.

Kathryn Schulz Picks Three

Friday, August 11, 2017

Kathryn Schulz, a New Yorker staff writer, recommends a country music album, a poet, and a movie about magicians.  

The Case Against Assad

Friday, August 11, 2017

At an undisclosed location in Western Europe, a group called the CIJA is gathering evidence of war crimes perpetrated by the Syrian government.  

Foraging Greens in Central Park

Friday, August 11, 2017

Removing plants from Central Park is illegal. But when Manhattan salad bars are charging up to $8.99 a pound, what’s a thrifty New Yorker to do?  

How to Prosecute a War Criminal

Friday, August 11, 2017

A professor of criminal law joins David Remnick to explain why it's unlikely that Bashar al-Assad will be brought to the International Criminal Court for war crimes.  

Senator Al Franken Really Is Senatorial

Friday, August 04, 2017

Senator Franken and David Remnick discuss the health-care vote, the Russia investigation, and how his sense of humor has been a liability.    

The United States of Texas

Friday, July 28, 2017

Though Texas’s demographics are shifting leftward, its politics are redder than ever. Lawrence Wright argues that the state has become the nation’s bellwether.

A Rookie Reporter in Vietnam Captures the War’s Futility

Friday, July 21, 2017

In 1967, a young writer reported from Vietnam. His eyewitness report on the futility of the war shocked readers.