Andy Borowitz is a writer and comedian actor whose work appears in The New Yorker and on The Borowitz Report on newyorker.com. He is the first-ever winner of the National Press Club's humor award and a two-time finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. He has been the principal host of the Moth storytelling group since 1999. He is the author of many books including his latest, The 50 Funniest American Writers, published in October 2011 by Library of America. He has been called a "Swiftian satirist" (The Wall Street Journal), "America's satire king" (The Daily Beast), and "one of the funniest people in America" (CBS News Sunday Morning).
Andy Borowitz appears in the following:
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: Vanity Fair contributing editor Paul Goldberger talks about the new very tall, very thin residential towers that are being built in Midtown Manhattan. Jason Padgett explains how he became a mathematical genius after he was hit over the head during a mugging. We’ll look at which children’s bedtime books you remember from your childhood and which ones you enjoy sharing with your own kids. We'll find out how Internet bots work and whether mushrooms can help with anxiety.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard. He talks to Michael Lewis about the world of flash trading on Wall Street. Singer, songwriter, and former First Lady of France Carla Bruni discusses her latest album, “Little French Songs.” Music critic and reporter Joel Selvin on the little-known story of rhythm and blues songwriter and record producer Bert Berns. A mother talks about raising a deaf son and what she learned about the science of hearing. Julene Bair talks about trying to preserve her family’s Kansas farm to pass on to future generations.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: Find out how our lives shape our genes and how our genes shape our lives. Adam Begley discusses the life and work of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike. Our Strapped series continues with a look at the connection between poverty and food insecurity, hunger and obesity. John Turturro talks about writing, directing and starring in “Fading Gigolo.”
Friday, April 11, 2014
Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: we’ll find out what happens to the children’s brains when they’re exposed to pesticides. Anna Chlumsky talks about her role on the HBO show, “Veep.” Isla Morley discusses her new novel, Above. And this week’s Please Explain is about dreams and nightmares.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate today. Kristen Wiig and director Liza Johnson talk about their new film, “Hateship Loveship.” Rob Lowe discusses his new memoir. WNYC’s Arun Venugopal tells us about his new series Micropolis and the modern state of the old-fashioned practice of arranged marriage. And the Wall Street Journal’s Russell Gold talks about reporting on fracking over the last decade and how our quest for domestic energy has changed the national economy.
Andy Borowitz Fills In; a Closer Look at ADHD; Andy Statman Performs Live; Caregiving; Facial Recognition Technology
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate today. First, behavioral neurologist Dr. Richard Saul argues that there's more to ADHD than we know. Andy Statman performs live and talks about his latest album "Superstring Theory." We'll discuss the complex issues of caring for a sick or aging loved one. And Natasha Singer explains how facial recognition technology works and what it's used for.
Andy Borowitz Guest Hosts; Teenagers' Brains; Calvin Trillin Eats Hot Tamales; The Novel The Last Train to Paris
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Andy Borowitz fills for Leonard Lopate. Neuropsychatrist Daniel Siegel explains what happens to the brains of a teenagers, and how that affects behavior and relationships. New Yorker contributor Calvin Trillin talks about his trip to Greenville, Mississippi, in search of great tamales and his fondness for the mozzarella from Joe’s Diary, which closed its Greenwich Village store in May. Michele Zackheim talks about her historical novel, The Last Train to Paris. Plus, find out what’s behind Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s push to ease restrictions on medical marijuana in New York.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: Republican strategist Mary Matalin and Democratic strategist James Carville talk about their bipartisan marriage and why they’ve left Washington, DC. Eleni Mandell plays live from her latest album, “Let’s Fly a Kite.” We’ll look at the link between creativity and alcohol in the lives of six great writers. John Rizzo, who worked at the CIA for three decades describes the evolution of the agency’s enhanced interrogation program, its so-called “black sites,” and the interrogation of Al Qaeda suspect Abu Zubaydah.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Join Andy Borowitz (The Borowitz Report at The New Yorker) as he challenges comedians Negin Farsad, Baratunde Thurston, James Adomian and Sara Schaefer to dissect the week's news in this special panel show recording for WNYC and BBC Radio 4.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Join Andy Borowitz (The Borowitz Report at The New Yorker) as he challenges comedians Negin Farsad, Baratunde Thurston, Sara Schaefer and James Adomian to dissect the week's news in this special panel show recording for WNYC and BBC Radio 4.
Guest Host Andy Borowitz; Are Cities Good for You?; Led Zeppelin and The Who in 1973; The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells; Patricia T. O'Conner
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard. Leo Hollis argues that cities are good for you. Michael Walker recounts 1973 tours by Led Zeppelin, The Who, and Alice Cooper, and how they changed rock and roll. Andrew Sean Green discusses his new novel, The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells. And our word maven, Patricia T. O'Conner, tells how Jane Austen changed the English language.
Andy Borowitz Guest Hosts: DC's Media Industrial Complex; Jeff Garlin; Protecting the Jersey Shore; Difficult Men on TV
Monday, July 15, 2013
Andy Borowitz fills in as guest host. Mark Leibovich discusses Washington DC’s “media industrial complex.” Jeff Garlin from “Curb Your Enthusiasm” talks about directing and starring in the new film “Dealin with Idiots.” We’ll take a look at efforts to protect the Jersey Shore from the next storm. Brett Martin on the creative television revolution of the late 1990s and 2000s and the writers behind it.
Andy Borowitz Guest Hosts; Insider Trading; "Dancing in the Streets"; Kevin Pearce's TBI; Please Explain
Friday, July 12, 2013
Guest host Andy Borowitz fills in! He’ll speak with Charles Gasparino about the federal crackdown on insider trading. Mark Kurlansky on how the song “Dancing in the Street” became an anthem for changing America. Champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce talks about surviving his traumatic brain injury, along with Lucy Walker, director of a new documentary that chronicles his road to recovery. Plus, Please Explain is all about the art of complaining.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Join Andy Borowitz (The Borowitz Report at The New Yorker) as he challenges comedians Lee Camp, Negin Farsad, Todd Barry and Dean Obeidallah to dissect the week's news in this special panel show recording for WNYC and BBC Radio 4.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Host Andy Borowitz challenges comedians Lee Camp, Negin Farsad, Todd Barry and Dean Obeidallah to dissect everything that’s on America’s mind (and front pages), from Texas State Senator Wendy Davis to NSA fugitive Edward Snowden and chef Paula Deen.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate. We start the show with a Please Explain look at the top science stories of 2012! George Saunders talks about his new short story collection, Tenth of December. Michael Cannell tells the story of a California mechanic who became the first American-born driver to win the Grand Prix. And the Wall Street Journal’s Julia Angwin discusses the new powers given to the National Counterterrorism Center to collect information on Americans, even if they have not been suspected of a crime.