David Furst


David Furst is the Weekend Edition Host for WNYC - and is also host of The Christie Tracker Podcast.  He joined WNYC and New Jersey Public Radio in 2012.  He was born and raised in the Garden State so he really has no excuse if he pronounces the name of your town wrong.

He spent more than a decade reporting and producing for WAMU in Washington, D.C., where he was the host and executive producer of a weekly news and culture magazine. During his time in the nation's capital, he also produced award-winning documentaries like 20th Century Washington, Rock Creek Park: Gathering Place and Dividing Line and The Washington Opera Goes to Japan, where he followed Placido Domingo and the company during their first international tour.

In the mid-to-late 90s, David worked as a classical host for KPAC in San Antonio and launched a live contemporary music show for sister station KSTX.

He lives in Chatham, NJ with his wife, two children and an alarmingly large record collection.


David Furst appears in the following:

This Week in Politics: Wait… Who’s Running for Gov in New Jersey?

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Governor Christie is in his final year. The primary is in 3 months. But passion at Jersey congressional town hall events hasn't transformed into interest in the governor's race.

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What Will it Take for Women's Pro Hockey to Succeed?

Saturday, March 11, 2017

This year, the National Women's Hockey League cut salaries and shortened the season. Still, the New York Riveters have high hopes for next season.


Basketball Scandal Widens at New Jersey High School

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Accusations of immigration violations and child smuggling for championship program.


Bucking National Trend, the Solar Sector Slips in New Jersey

Saturday, February 11, 2017

A new national survey points to big gains for the solar industry. So why the job losses in Jersey?


Trump's Travel Ban Prompts Second Day of Protests

Sunday, January 29, 2017

New Yorkers streamed into in Battery Park, a historic site where millions of immigrants were once welcomed to New York, demanding an end to President Trump's travel ban.

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This Week in Politics: Remember New Jersey?

Saturday, January 28, 2017

All eyes are on Trump. But politics is heating up in New Jersey.

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Nat Hentoff Dies at 91

Sunday, January 08, 2017

The prolific author and columnist was a pioneer of alternative journalism. He was the subject of a 2014 documentary directed by WNYC's David Lewis.


This Week in Politics: Is the Electoral College a Rubber Stamp or Protector against Demagogues?

Saturday, December 17, 2016

As a nation braces for the Electoral College vote, we consider the system's original purpose.

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This Week in Politics: From Wrestlemania to Trump's Cabinet

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Linda McMahon produced pro-wrestling spectacle on a massive scale. Now she's Trump's choice to head the Small Business Administration.


This Week in Politics: On Donald Trump and His B.S.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Why Donald Trump's towering mountain range of false statements shouldn't be considered lies.

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The Christie Tracker Podcast Answers Your Questions

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The professors of Bridgegate respond to calls and letters.

This Week in Politics: The Face of the Trump Voter

Saturday, November 19, 2016

"Not minding that someone is racist is really the predominant kind of racism our country has."

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The Christie Tracker Podcast: Bridgegatepalooza!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Time for some traffic memories.

This Week in Politics: The Marginalized Media

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Critics say the media failed in 2016. So now what?

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The Christie Tracker Podcast: The Bridgegate Trial Verdicts

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Baroni and Kelly were found guilty. On all counts. But how did the governor fare?

This Week in Politics: An Election Like No Other

Saturday, November 05, 2016

As Election Day approaches, we look back on 2016 with WNYC's election news team.

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The Christie Tracker Podcast: The Bridgegate Trial - Week 7

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

As the jury deliberates, Bridget Kelly's attorney paces in the hallway and slumps in his chair.

What the Next President Will Do (or Won't) About Climate Change

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Global warming has hardly been at the center of this year's election campaign. But the next president will have to make several crucial environmental decisions.


This Week in Politics: Chris Christie's Top Political Man Disgusted by Election

Friday, October 28, 2016

Longtime adviser to Governor Christie and Rudy Giuliani can’t stay silent on 2016.


This Week in Politics: Playwright Tony Kushner on Roy Cohn and Donald Trump

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Roy Cohn was chief counsel to Joseph McCarthy. Donald Trump's lawyer in the 70s and 80s. And a central character in Tony Kushner's play, "Angels in America."

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