A New Home for Audio in the New Yorker iOS App

A New Home for Audio in the New Yorker iOS App

Almost a century after its début on newsstands, The New Yorker has grown from a weekly print magazine to encompass many digital forms, including audio. Today, the magazine’s podcasts include The New Yorker Radio Hour, along with political and literary shows. Narrated articles, read by world-class narrators, span reporting, criticism, fiction, and more. These versions of The New Yorker give subscribers an alternative, and sometimes more convenient, way to enjoy the magazine. Whether you’re on the road, at the gym, or on the couch at home, the magazine is available and alive in sonic form.

Now we’ve gathered all of our audio offerings in one place, making it easy to browse audio and find something to listen to. The new Audio tab in our iOS app collects our latest reporting, criticism, fiction, and podcasts, plus favorites from The New Yorker’s archive, for easy listening, at home or on the go. Subscribers can download the app, or update to the latest version, and receive unlimited access. Within the app, users can tap the Audio tab at the bottom of the screen and find the following collections, curated by our editors:

  • From This Week’s Issue, which contains narrated versions of features in the latest edition of the magazine. This week’s narrated
    selections include pieces by Rachel Aviv, on accusations of
    intellectual theft against Asghar
    Farhadi,
    the director of two Oscar-winning films from Iran; Eliza Griswold,
    reporting from Pennsylvania on G.O.P. efforts to subvert the results
    of next Tuesday’s
    midterms;
    and Paige Williams, on Moms for Liberty, the right-wing group
    fuelling school-board battles across the
    country.
  • Reporting & Essays, which features recent highlights from the magazine.
  • The Critics, a selection of in-depth pieces examining books, ideas, and culture. This week, Malcolm Gladwell considers whether the
    revered G.E. executive Jack Welch was the greatest C.E.O. of his
    era, or the
    worst,
    and Stephanie Burt explores the impact of the seemingly ubiquitous
    multiverse.
  • From the Archive, a collection of classic pieces curated by our editors. Recent selections include David Sedaris’s
    “Unbuttoned,”
    about his father’s will and an inherited shirt, and a piece by
    Elizabeth Kolbert, who scrutinizes the science and asks, “Have We
    Already Been Visited by
    Aliens?”
  • Fiction, which this week spotlights “Princess,”
    the latest short story from the magazine, by T. Coraghessan Boyle,
    plus previous weeks’ offerings.
  • Latest Podcasts, which surfaces the three most recently released episodes of our podcasts, and
    currently showcases an interview with U2’s front man,
    Bono,
    and a discussion of the midterm
    campaign.
  • Continue Listening, which allows you to resume any piece you’ve already started, picking up right where you left off.

Narrated articles and podcasts can all be downloaded and saved in the app’s library, allowing you to listen even when you can’t be online. (​​Subscribers who use the New Yorker app on Android can already listen to narrated articles and podcasts, and an Audio tab is coming soon.)

In addition to the new Audio tab, subscribers receive unlimited access to the rest of the New Yorker app. The app contains this week’s magazine, all issues back to 2008, all Web-exclusive pieces, nearly unlimited cartoons, and much more. Sign in to the account associated with your subscription in order to enjoy its complete offerings. Not a subscriber? Become one today.

We wish you happy reading, and happy listening.

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