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:

Erica Jong on Grandparents and Grandchildren

Friday, November 17, 2017

The author of “Fear of Flying” on the importance of grandparents.

Love, War, and the Magical Lamb-Brain Sandwiches of Aleppo, Syria

Friday, November 10, 2017

Adam Davidson ate a sandwich thirteen years ago that he never forgot; the food expert Dan Pashman set out to re-create it.

Chelsea Manning on Life After Prison

Friday, October 20, 2017

Chelsea Manning on the quick decision she made to send seven hundred and fifty thousand government documents to WikiLeaks.

“If I Were a Ballerina”

Friday, September 29, 2017

Ellie Kemper, the star of “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” plays a total nobody with delusions of ballet grandeur.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Wins Again

Friday, September 22, 2017

Julia Louis-Dreyfus says that the Trump campaign made “Veep,” a satire of Washington, look like “a somber documentary” on the political process.    

For Teen Activists, What Good Is a Protest Song?

Friday, September 15, 2017

Vinson Cunningham talks with teen-age activists about the value of an old-fashioned protest.

What Was It Like Before the Internet?

Friday, September 08, 2017

Jenny Slate reads a story about a magical time of unfettered creativity, and zero productivity.

Sherman Alexie Reads “Clean, Cleaner, Cleanest”

Friday, August 18, 2017

Sherman Alexie reads his new story about a motel maid confronting some of the ugly sides of human nature.    

My Night at the Metropolitan

Friday, August 18, 2017

In a classic children’s book, two siblings run away to the Metropolitan Museum, in New York. A fan followed in their footsteps.

The World of Todd Niesle and His S***

Friday, August 11, 2017

Todd Niesle is away skiing with his brother, so turn on your audio guide and take this tour of his apartment. Stephanie Janssen performs Patricia Marx’s piece “Audio Tour.”  

The Scaramucci Call

Friday, August 04, 2017

David Remnick and Ryan Lizza listen back to the phone call from Anthony Scaramucci that ended his brief term as White House communications director.    

This Museum Audio Tour Can’t Lie

Friday, July 28, 2017

Taran Killam performs the part of a museum audio guide, who holds nothing back.

Bob Odenkirk’s Amazing Abs

Friday, July 21, 2017

Bob Odenkirk has some remarkable tips that will deliver abs you’ve never even dreamed of.  

The Man Who Would Be King (of Mars)

Friday, July 14, 2017

A country doctor has filed papers with the United Nations asserting his right to own Mars. What if the claim holds up?   

Why I Quit My Job to Travel the World

Friday, July 14, 2017

Maybe I’m just a crazy dreamer who also gets a monthly, no-strings-attached 60k deposited into my bank account. 

Wow, Weather

Friday, June 30, 2017

Whether it’s this weather or that weather, we’ll weather it together.

Thoughts While Attending the First Symphony in the Series My Wife Wanted to Buy

Friday, June 09, 2017

“Those balcony seats are probably pretty plush. I guess if you’re about to be assassinated, you deserve to be comfortable.” A few random thoughts from the cheap seats.  

My Wedding Hair

Friday, June 02, 2017

Kristen Wiig plays a bride with a very, very specific idea of how she wants her hair to look.

Summer Camper from Hell

Friday, May 26, 2017

In a story by Demetri Martin, Parker Posey plays a mother with a few words of advice for the unlucky camp counselor in charge of her hellspawn.    

A Memorial Day by the Pool

Friday, May 19, 2017

In Peter Cameron’s short story, an angst-ridden teen wages a campaign of silence against the stepfather he can’t abide.