This week, we traveled to Afghanistan and Ukraine, debated gerontocracy and dove into the golden age of cringe comedy. Welcome to your weekly newsletter from New York Times Audio.
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Broadway 2023: Favorite Musicals
Ahead of the Tony Awards this weekend, our critics discuss two shows they love.
By Jesse Green and Elisabeth Vincentelli
‘The Girl From Ipanema’ Singer Dies at 83
An obituary for Astrud Gilberto, whose soft vocal performance of the song helped make Brazilian bossa nova a hit in the United States.
By Jim Farber
Ukraine Must Win, and Americans Must Help
A week on the ground in Kyiv left our Opinion columnist convinced.
By David French
This American life shorts
Make Him Say Uncle
A man finds out his “good for nothing” uncle is actually his father.
Hosted by Ira Glass
The New Afghanistan, Through the Eyes of Women
What our reporter found when she traveled across Afghanistan was not what she had expected.
Hosted by Sabrina Tavernise
Reporting by Christina Goldbaum
The New York Times magazine
The Golden Age of Cringe Comedy
Tim Robinson’s sketch show, “I Think You Should Leave,” is the perfect comedy show for our overheated cultural moment.
By Sam Anderson
From Playboy to Davos
A trans model’s memoir recounts the highs and lows of living openly.
By Shane O’Neill
matter of opinion
When Should Biden and Feinstein Retire? (And When Should You?)
Our hosts debate the pros and cons of gerontocracy.
Hosted by Michelle Cottle, Ross Douthat, Carlos Lozada and Lydia Polgreen
New York magazine
We Are Living in the Beyoncéverse
An insightful critique of her Renaissance world tour.
By Hunter Harris
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