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Critics at Large is a weekly culture podcast from The New Yorker. Every Thursday, the staff writers Vinson Cunningham, Naomi Fry, and Alexandra Schwartz discuss current obsessions, classic texts they’re revisiting with fresh eyes, and trends that are emerging across books, television, film, and more. The show runs the gamut of the arts and pop culture, with lively, surprising conversations about everything from Salman Rushdie to “The Real Housewives.” Through rigorous analysis and behind-the-scenes insights into The New Yorker’s reporting, the magazine’s critics help listeners make sense of our moment—and how we got here.

Episode Date
Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and the Benefits of Beef
May 16, 2024
Our Collective Obsession with True Crime
May 09, 2024
Why the Sports Movie Always Wins
May 02, 2024
“Civil War” ’s Unsettling Images
Apr 18, 2024
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” and the Art of the Finale
Apr 11, 2024
Why We Want What Tom Ripley Has
Apr 04, 2024
Kate Middleton and the Internet’s Communal Fictions
Mar 28, 2024
Is Science Fiction the New Realism?
Mar 21, 2024
The New Coming-of-Age Story
Mar 14, 2024
Why We Love an Office Drama
Mar 07, 2024
The Politics of the Oscar Race
Feb 29, 2024
How Usher, Beyoncé, and Taylor Swift Build Their Own Legacies
Feb 15, 2024
The Painful Pleasure of “Wretched Love”
Feb 08, 2024
Why We Can’t Quit the Mean Girl
Feb 01, 2024
From In the Dark: The Runaway Princesses
Jan 30, 2024
What Is the Comic For?
Jan 25, 2024
The Case for Criticism
Jan 18, 2024
Can Slowness Save Us?
Jan 11, 2024
Portraits of the Artist
Jan 04, 2024
From The New Yorker Radio Hour: a Conversation with Dolly Parton
Dec 28, 2023
The Year of the Doll
Dec 21, 2023
George Santos and the Art of the Scam
Dec 14, 2023
Hayao Miyazaki’s Magical Realms
Dec 07, 2023
The Past, Present, and Future of the Period Drama
Nov 30, 2023
Samantha Irby Knows How to Be Funny
Nov 21, 2023
Is “The Golden Bachelor” Too Good to Be True?
Nov 16, 2023
Why We Dine Out (or Don’t)
Nov 09, 2023
Britney Spears Tells Her Horror Story
Nov 02, 2023
Martin Scorsese’s America
Oct 26, 2023
Are Straight Couples O.K.?
Oct 19, 2023
Spies, Sex, and John le Carré
Oct 12, 2023
Taylor Swift Is Everywhere All at Once
Oct 05, 2023
The Myth-Making of Elon Musk
Sep 28, 2023
What Is Cringecore, and Why Is It Everywhere?
Sep 28, 2023
Introducing: Critics at Large
Sep 21, 2023