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:

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.

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.