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:

Why Do Conservatives Love Hungary’s Viktor Orbán?

Friday, June 24, 2022

Tucker Carlson said Orbán provided a “signpost” for America. Our reporter explores the American right’s admiration for this leader’s anti-democratic, authoritarian measures.

Enjoy the Summer at Horse Camp

Friday, June 24, 2022

Horse Camp might not be quite what it sounds like. A comedy sketch from Emily Flake and Sarah Hutto.

A Night in the Music Box at Madison Square Garden

Friday, June 17, 2022

Perched high above the ice, the organist Ray Castoldi has conducted the soundtrack of Rangers games and more for thirty years.

What Makes a Mass Shooter?

Friday, May 27, 2022

The authors of “The Violence Project” note that mass shootings have risen with overdoses and other deaths of despair—which is not a coincidence. Plus, racism and the Buffalo shooting.

The Battle After Roe v. Wade

Friday, May 13, 2022

If the Supreme Court nullifies federal reproductive rights, where will conservatives take the fight against abortion? Plus, a conversation with the Internet comedy darling Megan Stalter.

Viola Davis on Playing Michelle Obama, and Finding Her Voice as an Actor

Friday, April 22, 2022

In a new memoir, Davis traces how she emerged from a difficult childhood to become one of the most acclaimed performers in Hollywood.

“We’re All Going to the World’s Fair” and a Short History of Movies about the Internet

Friday, April 15, 2022

The director Jane Schoenbrun’s new horror film is about a teen girl’s coming of age online. She talks with the Radio Hour’s Alex Barron about how movies have depicted the virtual world.

The Card Problem

Friday, April 08, 2022

As the collectibles market boomed, a rare and potentially valuable basketball card acquired in childhood causes a grown-up dilemma for friends of staff writer Charles Bethea.

Finding ways to feel safe as a young Black girl in America

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

WNYC
Betsy-Jane Paul-Odionhin explores what it means to feel safe — or unsafe — as a young Black girl growing up in America.

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When Connor Ratliff Met Tom Hanks

Friday, March 25, 2022

Sarah Larson talks with the actor Connor Ratliff, whose podcast, “Dead Eyes,” about his failure in Hollywood became an opportunity for redemption.

Presenting the 2022 Brody Awards

Friday, March 18, 2022

Oscar who? Richard Brody hands out the awards that matter to people who really care about film, on the New Yorker Radio Hour.

Stephen Kotkin: Don’t Blame the West for Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Friday, March 11, 2022

Some have argued that NATO expansion in the post-Soviet era has forced Putin’s hand. Kotkin, a historian of the U.S.S.R., disagrees. Russia, he says, is just being Russia.

Jay Caspian Kang on the State of Free Speech

Friday, February 11, 2022

The writer argues that we can talk about cancel culture without declaring the end of democracy.

Cancellation, from the Inside

Friday, February 11, 2022

Lindsay Ellis spent more than a decade building a large online fan base for her film and cultural commentary. Then a single controversial tweet started a backlash that ended her career.

David Remnick Talks with Lee Child, the Creator of Jack Reacher

Friday, February 04, 2022

The TV series “Reacher” just premiered, based on the series of action thrillers. The author spoke about the birth of his all-American tough-guy hero.

Julian Lucas on Landscape in Video Games

Friday, January 07, 2022

The culture writer is a passionate gamer, with a particular interest in video games as a form of landscape art.

Paul Thomas Anderson, Poet Laureate of the San Fernando Valley

Friday, December 10, 2021

In his new film, “Licorice Pizza,” the writer-director returns to his home terrain.

The Terrifying Line Between Fact and Fiction Online

Friday, October 29, 2021

A disinformation researcher says that one way to understand dangerous conspiracy stories, such as QAnon, is through the online horror genre known as creepypasta.

Daniel Craig Takes Off the Tux

Friday, October 15, 2021

David Remnick speaks with the actor, who, in fifteen years as James Bond, brought a modern sense of nuance and moral compromise to the superspy.

Carol Kane, a Legendary Comic Scene Stealer, on Her Roots in Drama

Friday, October 15, 2021

The beloved comic character actor discusses her Oscar-nominated turn in 1975’s “Hester Street,” which is being re-released.