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:

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.

Not Your Great-Great-Grandmother’s “Doll’s House”

Friday, May 12, 2017

In 1879, the play “A Doll’s House” scandalized audiences with its tale of a mother who abandons her family to find herself. Now, 138 years later, Nora Helmer comes home. 

A Few Thoughts from Monet on Those Stacks of Wheat

Friday, May 12, 2017

“Saw giant stacks of wheat today,” Monet noted. “I think I am going to start painting those.” It was all downhill from there. 

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?