The New Yorker Festival

This fall, The New Yorker Festival is coming to you, wherever in the world you may be. Tune in for the very first virtual Festival, an eclectic mix of conversations, performances, and experiences, featuring some of the most talented and influential figures of our time.

Virtual Ticketed Events

Monday, October 5, from 6-7pm EDT

Dr. Anthony Fauci talks with Michael Specter
Our state of emergency.
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, where he oversees an extensive research portfolio focussed on infectious and immune-mediated diseases.

Monday, October 5th, from 8-9pm EDT

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Elizabeth Warren talk with Andrew Marantz
The future of progressivism.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a third-generation Bronxite, is the sitting congresswoman for the Fourteenth District of New York, and the youngest woman in history to serve in the U.S. Congress.
Elizabeth Warren, a consumer advocate who has made her life’s work the fight for middle-class families, is serving her second term in the U.S. Senate, representing Massachusetts.

Tuesday, October 6, from 6-7pm EDT

Margaret Atwood talks with Jia Tolentino
Through the looking glass.
Margaret Atwood is the writer of more than fifty books, including fiction, poetry, essay collections, and graphic novels. “Dearly,” her first collection of poetry in over a decade, will be published this November. Her latest novel, “The Testaments,” a co-winner of the 2019 Booker Prize, is the long-awaited sequel to the award-winning “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Her other works of fiction include “Cat’s Eye,” the Booker Prize-winning “The Blind Assassin,” and the “MaddAddam” trilogy. She is the recipient of the Franz Kafka International Literary Prize, among numerous other honors.

Tuesday, October 6, from 8-9pm EDT

Noah Hawley and Chris Rock talk with Doreen St. Félix
Inside the latest chapter of FX’s “Fargo.”
Noah Hawley is a versatile storyteller working in television, film, and literature. He is the creator, writer, director, and showrunner of the acclaimed FX shows “Fargo” and “Legion.”
Chris Rock is an award-winning comedian, actor, director, producer, and writer. He currently stars in the fourth chapter of FX’s acclaimed series “Fargo.”

Wednesday, October 7, from 6-7pm EDT

Ira Glass talks with Malcolm Gladwell
On the record.
Ira Glass is the host and creator of the public-radio program “This American Life,” which is heard each week by around 4.7 million listeners.

Wednesday, October 7, from 8-9pm EDT

Steve Martin and Jerry Seinfeld talk with Susan Morrison
Stand-up guys.
Steve Martin is an Oscar- and Grammy-winning actor, comedian, writer, and musician.
Jerry Seinfeld co-created and starred in the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning comedy series “Seinfeld,” which ran for nine seasons and which TV Guide named the best television show of all time.

Thursday, October 8, from 8-9:15pm EDT

Emanuel Ax and Yo-Yo Ma talk with Alex Ross and perform live
Theme and variation.
Emanuel Ax is a pianist acclaimed around the globe for his repertoire of both classical and contemporary pieces, from award-winning recordings of works by Beethoven and Haydn to world premières written for him by composers including HK Gruber and John Adams.
Yo-Yo Ma is an internationally lauded cellist known for his lifelong commitment to fostering cross-cultural understanding through music.

Friday, October 9, from 6-7pm EDT

Natasha Lyonne and Maya Rudolph talk with Michael Schulman
Laughing matters.
Natasha Lyonne, an award-winning actress, director, screenwriter, and producer, is the co-creator, writer, and star of the Netflix series “Russian Doll,” which has won three Emmy Awards.
Maya Rudolph is an Emmy-nominated actress, comedian, singer, and producer. Her television work includes “Saturday Night Live,” “Up All Night,” and “The Good Place,” as well as voice performances on “Big Mouth” and “Bless the Harts.”

Saturday, October 10, from 8-9pm EDT

Fiona Apple talks with Emily Nussbaum and performs
Something fierce.
Fiona Apple is a singer-songwriter and musician. She has completed five studio albums: “Tidal,” “When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts . . .,” “Extraordinary Machine,” “The Idler Wheel Is Wiser . . .,” and, most recently, “Fetch the Bolt Cutters,” which was released this April to popular and critical acclaim.

Sunday, October 11, from 4-5pm EDT

Eric H. Holder, Jr., and Sherrilyn Ifill talk with Jelani Cobb
The fight to vote.
Eric H. Holder, Jr., served as the eighty-second Attorney General of the United States, the first African-American to hold that office and the third-longest-serving U.S. Attorney General in history.
Sherrilyn Ifill is the president and director-counsel of the N.A.A.C.P. Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (L.D.F.). Founded by Thurgood Marshall, L.D.F. has fought for racial justice and equality for eighty years.

Free Community Events

Saturday, October 10, from 4-5pm EDT

A Global Reckoning
Contributors to the upcoming New Yorker anthology “The Fragile Earth” discuss the climate crisis. With Jonathan Franzen, Elizabeth Kolbert, and Bill McKibben. Moderated by Carolyn Kormann.
Free Event

Saturday, October 10, from 6-7pm EDT

Bryan Stevenson talks with Elizabeth Alexander
On equality and justice.
Bryan Stevenson, an attorney, author, and legal scholar, is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, which has won numerous significant legal challenges centered around the U.S. criminal-justice system.
Elizabeth Alexander is a decorated poet, playwright, essayist, and educator.
Free Event

Virtual events will stream live at designated times and will be available for on-demand replay until October 13th. Digital tickets are available for individual events or as a V.I.P. pass. Free events require no registration.

For more information about each event, to purchase digital tickets and learn how New York subscribers can receive a discount on V.I.P. passes, visit: