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:

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.

Broadway’s Unusual Reopening

Friday, October 01, 2021

The critics Vinson Cunningham and Alexandra Schwartz discuss whether the record-breaking number of plays by Black playwrights this season is a sign of things to come.

Bonus: “The French Dispatch” Reads The New Yorker

Friday, September 17, 2021

Cast members of Wes Anderson’s new film, which is inspired by The New Yorker, read classic works associated with the magazine.

Wes Anderson and Jeffrey Wright on “The French Dispatch”

Friday, September 17, 2021

The director and one of the stars of the new film, which is about the writers of a magazine, explain the fictional publication’s uncanny similarities to The New Yorker.

Edwidge Danticat on “Flight”

Friday, September 10, 2021

The writer reads from her 2011 essay about the September 11th attacks and a devastating earthquake in Haiti.

Let’s Play Name Drop: Leonyce and Steve

Friday, September 03, 2021

Radio Hour listeners go toe to toe in The New Yorker’s new Name Drop quiz.

Kim Stanley Robinson on “Utopian” Science Fiction

Friday, August 27, 2021

July was, globally, the hottest month on record. The author of a climate-change novel tries to imagine how things could begin to turn around.

Let’s Play Name Drop

Friday, August 20, 2021

David Remnick and the staff writer Naomi Fry match wits in The New Yorker’s new online quiz.

A Cooking Lesson from the Master, Jacques Pepin

Friday, August 20, 2021

The French chef teaches David Remnick a thing or two about crêpes, and explains how much America’s food culture has changed since he first tried to buy mushrooms in the supermarket.

Liesl Tommy, Director of “Respect”

Friday, August 13, 2021

The new Aretha Franklin bio-pic was a labor of love for its filmmaker.

The Damning Revelations about Pegasus

Friday, July 23, 2021

Marketed as a tool against terrorism, the spyware was also deployed by governments against journalists and activists. Isaac Chotiner interviews one of the targets.

Helen Rosner’s Summer Drinks

Friday, July 16, 2021

The food writer picks three cocktails to toast the reopening world, and mixes them on her colleague Michael Schulman’s baking hot roof.

Naftali Bennett and the New Hard Line in Israeli Politics

Friday, June 18, 2021

Israel’s new coalition government includes leftists and an Arab-Israeli party, but nothing seems likely to shake the Prime Minister’s hard line on the Palestinian question.

The GameStop Surge, and How It Changed Wall Street

Friday, June 11, 2021

By facilitating a coördinated meme-stock surge, small investors following the Reddit forum r/WallStreetBets shook global financial markets. But why?

Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax on Beethoven’s Politics of the Cello

Friday, June 04, 2021

The musicians Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax explain how familiar music has taken on a new tone during the pandemic.

The Brody Awards 2021

Friday, April 09, 2021

A New Yorker critic picks 2020’s best films and performances, according to him.

David Fincher on “Mank,” and How the Movies Learned to Talk

Friday, April 02, 2021

The director talks about his new feature—written by his late father, Jack Fincher—and the eternal struggle between screenwriters and directors.

Derek DelGaudio on Cheating at Cards, Stolen Elections, and Other Deceptions

Friday, March 26, 2021

The performer’s sleight of hand made him successful as a crooked card dealer. But once you start deceiving people for a living, he says, you see deception everywhere.