Ave Carrillo

Senior Producer, The New Yorker Radio Hour

Ave studied jazz in New York before beginning a career in radio. For thirteen years she produced stories and interviews for programs including Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen and PRI's Fair Game, for the classical music station WQXR, and for New Yorker podcasts. She spent four years in advertising, where her projects included a Super Bowl spot with a singing fish. She returned to public radio to work on The New Yorker Radio Hour

Ave Carrillo appears in the following:

Philip Roth on "The Plot Against America"

Thursday, February 23, 2017

13 years ago, Philip Roth wrote about a celebrity with problematic views winning the presidential election…in 1940. 

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Covering the White House: “Who Ya Gonna Believe?”

Friday, January 27, 2017

BuzzFeed published an unverified dossier an unverified dossier full of damning information about Donald Trump and Russia. Did it damage the media’s credibility at a precarious moment?

American Icons: The Wizard of Oz

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Kurt Andersen follows the yellow brick road through America’s favorite story and discovers places in the Land of Oz more wonderful, and weirder, than you ever imagined.

David Bowie’s Last Band

Friday, December 23, 2016

David Bowie went to a hole-in-the-wall jazz club to find the musicians who shaped “Blackstar.”

William Finnegan on the Chaos in Venezuela

Friday, December 09, 2016

Venezuelans suffering an economic crisis no longer have access to basic necessities; emigrés such as Francisco Nava are sending everything they can afford back home to help.

What Would a Trump Presidency Look Like?

Friday, October 21, 2016

 With the American government’s system of checks and balances, how much could a hypothetical President Trump actually accomplish? Short answer: plenty.    

Borowitz Reports on the R.N.C.

Friday, July 22, 2016

A satirical news columnist who makes up almost everything reviews an event stranger than fiction.

Summer Camper from Hell

Friday, July 15, 2016

Elliot is really a sweet kid—it’s just that he bites. Hard. Parker Posey reads a short story by Demetri Martin.

Living Alone in Twenty-Two Rooms

Friday, July 08, 2016

A Manhattan bartender decided to reclaim his father’s mansion in Belgrade. When he went to move in, things got complicated.

Coming Home to Serbia

Friday, June 17, 2016

Bob Bozic, a Serbian bartender and raconteur, quits New York to reclaim his father’s mansion, in Belgrade.    

Virtual Reality: The Wearable Movie?

Friday, May 13, 2016

Virtual reality used to be the technology of the future. Now it’s here. How will artists use the young medium to tell stories?

The Case Against Assad

Friday, April 15, 2016

At an undisclosed location in Western Europe, a group called the CIJA is gathering evidence of war crimes perpetrated by the Syrian government.

Bird Foodies

Friday, March 18, 2016

There’s always drama when foodies go out to eat. Even when those foodies are birds.

Coming Home to Serbia

Friday, March 04, 2016

A Manhattan bartender reclaims his ancestral mansion in Serbia.

David Bowie’s Last Band

Friday, February 05, 2016

David Bowie went to a hole-in-the-wall jazz club to find the musicians who shaped “Blackstar.”

Jane Mayer and Koch Industries

Friday, January 22, 2016

When Jane Mayer investigated Koch Industries, somebody investigated her back.

Tad Friend Tours the Whitney with Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson

Friday, January 01, 2016

Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, co-directors of the new film "Anomalisa," talk to staff writer Tad Friend about making a puppet movie for adults.

"Kind of Blue"

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Even people who don’t like jazz know Miles Davis’s “Kind of Blue.” What makes it so different — and why does it continue to influence musicians today?

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American Icons: The Wizard of Oz

Friday, November 29, 2013

It's been over seventy years since movie audiences first watched The Wizard of Oz. Meet the original man behind the curtain, L. Frank Baum, who had all the vision of Walt Disney, bu...

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American Icons: Moby-Dick

Friday, December 30, 2011

In this Peabody Award-winning show, Kurt Andersen sets sail in search of the great white whale.

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