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: 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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The Christie Tracker Podcast: The Bridgegate Trial - Week 5

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

An 'earnest' Bill Baroni says he was intimidated by Governor Christie and duped by David Wildstein. But there are holes in his story.

This Week in Politics: ‘Signs of Nervousness’ Among Evangelicals

Saturday, October 15, 2016

In the wake of the infamous hot-mic video,  Christian conservative voters are split over  Trump.


The Christie Tracker Podcast: The Bridgegate Trial – Week 4

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tears, betrayal and the F-bomb: appearing now in court.

The Donald Trump Video: "The Moment He Revealed His True Self"

Sunday, October 09, 2016

As some establishment Republicans rescind their endorsements of Donald Trump, we look ahead to the second presidential debate.


This Week in Politics: Firestorm Erupts over Trump Video

Saturday, October 08, 2016

On Friday the Washington Post released an 11-year-old video of Donald Trump making lewd comments about women. Fallout from the video's release has been swift and intense.


The Christie Tracker Podcast: The Bridgegate Trial – Week 3

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Former port authority official David Wildstein has now claimed that almost every person close to Chris Christie, including Gov. Cuomo, knew what happened during the cover-up period.

Sudden Deal for Transportation Funding in New Jersey

Saturday, October 01, 2016

After a summer-long standoff, a deal that raises the gas tax.

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The Christie Tracker Podcast: The Bridgegate Trial – Week 2

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

At a solemn memorial for 9/11, Wildstein, Baroni and Christie share a gleeful moment. Wildstein says they discussed the traffic jam in Fort Lee.

Christie Tracker Podcast - The Bridgegate Trial: Week 1

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni are the defendants. But Chris Christie's political life is also very much on trial.

The Christie Tracker: The Bridgegate Trial

Monday, September 19, 2016

It's time for some traffic problems for Chris Christie and we'll be watching the pile up. 

This Week in Politics: Pinocchio vs. the Politician

Saturday, September 17, 2016

With trust in mass media at an all-time low, journalists continue to struggle with how to cover Trump.


Brenda Berkman: NYC's First Female Firefighter. September 11 Responder. Artist.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Fifteen years after 9/11, meet the ground zero first responder who, after 25 years with the FDNY, is now making a name for herself as an artist.

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This Week in Politics: Clinton, Trump and 9/11

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Breaking down the candidates' response to the attacks - in the days and years that followed.

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This Week in Politics: Foundations - Ethical Minefields and Donor Magnets

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Why non-profits like the Clinton Foundation are so darn irresistible to donors.


This Week in Politics: As Trump Unravels, Support for Clinton Grows Among New York Voters

Saturday, August 13, 2016

A spectrum that ranges from "Anti-Trump" to "Pro-Clinton."

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This Week in Politics: Chris Christie’s Former Advisor Goes for Clinton

Saturday, August 06, 2016

What another Republican defection means for the race and the governor.


This Week in Politics: And Now to Philadelphia

Saturday, July 23, 2016

This past week, we were saturated with wall-to-wall Trump coverage. It could be a tough act for the Democrats to follow. 


This Week in Politics: Hello Cleveland

Saturday, July 16, 2016

The GOP gets ready to kick off a convention unlike any in recent memory.


This Week in Politics: Rage, Grief and the Politics of Division

Saturday, July 09, 2016

As the major parties gear up for their conventions, July begins with a horrific week of violence.

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