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:

Andy Borowitz Reports

Friday, December 29, 2017

The New Yorker’s in-house satirist shares a moment from a Presidential Administration that’s almost beyond satire.    

Egypt’s “Daily Show” Goes off the Air

Friday, December 29, 2017

Bassem Youssef gave up practicing surgery to perform hard-hitting political satire. His enemies hit harder.

Introducing Reductress

Friday, December 29, 2017

Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo founded a satirical Web site that finds plenty of fodder in the way women’s magazines speak to their readers.      

Christmas Wishes from E. B. White

Friday, December 22, 2017

E. B. White sends Christmas greetings to uncertified accountants, old men asleep in libraries, and people who think they are in love but aren’t sure.

Corrections to My Christmas Newsletter

Friday, December 22, 2017

Bill’s year-end message to friends and loved ones ­in 2016 was packed with exaggerations, inconsistencies, and outright fabrication.  In 2017, he’s determined to set the record straight.

Children’s Holiday Letters to Satan

Friday, December 22, 2017

Every year, countless poor spellers accidentally address their Santa letters to Satan.  Satan—played by Kathleen Turner—always replies.

Thoughts While Attending the First Symphony in the Series My Wife Wanted to Buy

Friday, December 15, 2017

“Those balcony seats are probably pretty plush. If you’re about to be assassinated, you deserve to be comfortable.” A few random thoughts from the cheap seats.    

Susan Orlean on the Trail of Tonya Harding

Friday, December 08, 2017

When the news first broke of an attack on the Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan, Susan Orlean went to Tonya Harding’s home town to see what she could find out.

“Your New Avocado: An F.A.Q.”

Friday, December 01, 2017

About forty percent of avocado openings result in fatality. Be careful out there.    

Erica Jong on Grandparents and Grandchildren

Friday, November 17, 2017

The author of “Fear of Flying” on the importance of grandparents.

Love, War, and the Magical Lamb-Brain Sandwiches of Aleppo, Syria

Friday, November 10, 2017

Adam Davidson ate a sandwich thirteen years ago that he never forgot; the food expert Dan Pashman set out to re-create it.

Chelsea Manning on Life After Prison

Friday, October 20, 2017

Chelsea Manning on the quick decision she made to send seven hundred and fifty thousand government documents to WikiLeaks.

“If I Were a Ballerina”

Friday, September 29, 2017

Ellie Kemper, the star of “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” plays a total nobody with delusions of ballet grandeur.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Wins Again

Friday, September 22, 2017

Julia Louis-Dreyfus says that the Trump campaign made “Veep,” a satire of Washington, look like “a somber documentary” on the political process.    

For Teen Activists, What Good Is a Protest Song?

Friday, September 15, 2017

Vinson Cunningham talks with teen-age activists about the value of an old-fashioned protest.

What Was It Like Before the Internet?

Friday, September 08, 2017

Jenny Slate reads a story about a magical time of unfettered creativity, and zero productivity.

Sherman Alexie Reads “Clean, Cleaner, Cleanest”

Friday, August 18, 2017

Sherman Alexie reads his new story about a motel maid confronting some of the ugly sides of human nature.    

My Night at the Metropolitan

Friday, August 18, 2017

In a classic children’s book, two siblings run away to the Metropolitan Museum, in New York. A fan followed in their footsteps.

The World of Todd Niesle and His S***

Friday, August 11, 2017

Todd Niesle is away skiing with his brother, so turn on your audio guide and take this tour of his apartment. Stephanie Janssen performs Patricia Marx’s piece “Audio Tour.”  

The Scaramucci Call

Friday, August 04, 2017

David Remnick and Ryan Lizza listen back to the phone call from Anthony Scaramucci that ended his brief term as White House communications director.