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:

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.

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.