Alex Barron

Producer, The New Yorker Radio Hour

Alex Barron has been an audio producer for The New Yorker since 2014. As a theater producer and dramaturg, he has worked on the artistic staff of Manhattan Theatre Club, Naked Angels, The Playwrights Realm, and MCC Theater. Alex is a program associate with the Sundance Institute and has developed new plays at theaters across the country.

Alex Barron appears in the following:

Cartoon Meeting

Friday, April 21, 2017

The New Yorker’s departing cartoon editor shows how it’s done.

I Work from Home

Friday, April 14, 2017

Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader perform a 9-1-1 call from a tele-commuter.

Andy Borowitz Reports

Friday, April 07, 2017

The New Yorker’s in-house satirist shares a moment from a Presidential Administration that’s almost beyond satire.

Introducing Reductress

Friday, April 07, 2017

Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo founded a satirical Web site that finds plenty of fodder in the way women’s magazines speak to their readers.  

New Health-Care Plans Available Under Trump

Friday, March 31, 2017

Straight from the White House, some big, shiny, new ideas for health care, including a single-payer option in which “the single payer . . . is you!”

The Beloved Children’s Author Mo Willems

Friday, March 24, 2017

Mo Willems is the Dr. Seuss or Maurice Sendak of our times.

The Life and Licks of John Fahey

Friday, March 17, 2017

John Fahey, the inventor of fingerstyle guitar, adapted folk and blues techniques into something entirely new. His influence was as great as his life was difficult.

Ron Howard Does It All

Friday, March 03, 2017

Ron Howard began his career as an actor on family-friendly television, but he made his name as a film director with an uncommon range.      

Populists Stage a Coup in Space

Friday, March 03, 2017

Populists who were tired of the establishment went to war, overturned the regime, and took its spaceships.   

Another Brick in Trump's Wall

Friday, February 10, 2017

The creative class is press-ganged into building the “big, beautiful wall” along our southern border.

The Strange Journeys of Anthony Bourdain

Friday, February 10, 2017

Once an anonymous cook struggling with addiction, Anthony Bourdain wrote a ribald memoir and rose to food stardom. Now he chows down with Presidents.

The A-Cappella Comeback

Friday, February 03, 2017

A cappella is the dorkiest thing in the world, the a-cappella composer Kristen Anderson-Lopez says.

Drafting the Perfect Text

Friday, January 27, 2017

Texting a new crush is tough, especially when you’re an alien with apocalyptic plans.    

Fathers, Sons, and Football

Friday, January 27, 2017

Knowing what we know about football injuries and brain damage, would you let your kid play?  

Have You Considered A Standing Desk?

Friday, January 20, 2017

Sitting is the new smoking. Time to quit. 

Daily Affirmations for an Owl

Friday, January 06, 2017

What does an owl tell himself when he needs a little boost?

I Miss You

Friday, December 09, 2016

He misses you. He misses a lot of things about you. But mostly he misses the iPad you took when you left.

Intellectuals for Trump!

Friday, December 09, 2016

Seeing Donald Trump through the lens of the German philosopher Hegel.

Playground Purgatory

Friday, December 02, 2016

Two mothers meet on the playground, and things get weird.

David Haglund Picks Three

Friday, November 18, 2016

Comedy, R. & B., and a blog that breaks down the politics of crossword puzzles.