UNDERREPORTED with Nicholas Lemann

UNDERREPORTED with Nicholas Lemann

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Bethany McLean: The Strange Saga of the U.S. Mortgage Giants
Aug 31
In 2008, the U.S. Treasury put Fannie and Freddie into a life-support state known as “conservatorship” to prevent their failure—and worldwide economic chaos. The two companies, which were always controversial, have become a battleground. Today, Fannie and…
Atossa Araxia Abrahamian and “The Cosmopolites”
Aug 24
From the Underreported dispatch archives: Atossa Araxia Abrahamian travels the globe to meet these willing and unwitting “cosmopolites,” or citizens of the world, who inhabit a new, borderless realm where things can go very well, or very badly. The story…
‘Ghosting The News’ with Margaret Sullivan | Part Two
Aug 17
Journalism is in crisis. The heart of the crisis isn’t what most people think it is—the bitter struggle between Donald Trump and news organizations. The heart of the crisis is economic. Quite rapidly in the twenty-first century, newspapers, traditionally…
‘Ghosting The News’ with Margaret Sullivan | Part One
Jul 27
There was a time, and it wasn’t that long ago when newspapers could easily have a 30% profit margin. Places like car dealers and grocery stores were able to get their message out. But then, the internet happened and kicked the legs out from under the…
‘The Call’ with Krithika Varagur | Part Two
Apr 20
The second part of our interview with Krithika Varagur. In her new book, “The Call: Inside the Global Saudi Religious Project,” Varagur traverses three continents to tell the story of the Saudi religious campaign from Indonesia, Nigeria, and Kosovo. She…
“The Call” with Krithika Varagur | Part One
Apr 13
Krithika Varagur’s new book, “The Call: Inside the Global Saudi Religious Project,” chronicles the House of Saud’s vast project to systematically transform the Muslim world in its own image by spreading abroad Wahhabism, its brand of ultraconservative…
“Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink” with Jeffrey Wasserstrom
Feb 18
On the frontlines of the battle for democracy in China. Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink represents a rare example of deep historical, cultural, and political context produced on deadline about a major ongoing news event. Drawing on a rich store of knowledge…
‘State of War’ with William Wheeler
Jan 13
The Story of MS-13 and Its American Roots. State of War: MS-13 and El Salvador’s World of Violence makes vividly clear why Salvadorans are fleeing their country, and why Trump’s harsh immigration and asylum policies may only empower the gangs more. Writer…
‘The Curse of Bigness’ with Tim Wu
Dec 2, 2019
Host Nicholas Lemann sits down with Columbia University law professor Tim Wu to discuss the politics of Louis Brandeis and Theodore Roosevelt as antitrust has reemerged this year as a major issue in the run-up to the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. The…
‘New Kings of the World’ with Fatima Bhutto | Part Two
Oct 30, 2019
Part two of Nick’s conversation with acclaimed Pakistani writer Fatima Bhutto. Her most recent book, New Kings of the World, examines the new arbiters of mass culture ―India’s Bollywood films, Turkey’s soap operas, or dizi, and South Korea’s pop music.…