David Furst

Host, WNYC/WQXR News

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.

Shows:

David Furst appears in the following:

Weekend Arts Planner: Radiolab for kids, A Raisin in the Sun returns and klezmer goes gospel

Saturday, September 24, 2022

WNYC
Steve Smith, WNYC's Culture and Arts Editor, brings us his latest picks.

Comment

This Week in Politics: The politics of yeshivas

Saturday, September 17, 2022

WNYC
The topic of ultra-Orthodox Jewish yeshivas took center stage in Albany this week.

Comments [1]

Weekend Arts Planner: Broadway in previews, Rosalia at Radio City and a big anniversary for New Sounds

Saturday, September 17, 2022

WNYC
WNYC Culture and Arts Editor Steve Smith is back with his latest picks.

Comment

Weekend Arts Planner: Lots of new exhibitions, the return of Afropunk and Roxy Music at MSG

Saturday, September 10, 2022

WNYC
As the fall arts season kicks into gear, WNYC Culture and Arts Editor Steve Smith brings us his latest picks.

Comment

This Week in Politics: Back to school with a dose of politics

Saturday, September 10, 2022

WNYC
It was back to school for students in New York City this week. New legislation signed by Governor Hochul means their class sizes will eventually be getting smaller.

Comment

Weekend Arts Planner: Our fall arts preview plus some jazz to end the month of August

Saturday, August 27, 2022

WNYC
WNYC's Culture and Arts editor joins us for a look at the week ahead.

Comment

This Week in Politics: Looking ahead after the New York primaries

Saturday, August 27, 2022

WNYC
We look ahead to November after New York's second primary of the summer.

Comment

The Essentials for Moving into College

Friday, August 19, 2022

Wirecutter senior staff writer and former RA Jackie Reeve to give tips on what items you actually need to bring to college, and what you can leave at home.

Comment

Approaching College Move-in Day as a Parent

Friday, August 19, 2022

We give tips and take calls from parents about their feelings about moving their kid into college.

Comments [1]

Poet Laureate Ada Limón

Friday, August 19, 2022

We're joined by soon-to-be U.S Poet Laureate Ada Limón.

Comment

Producing 'Summer of Soul'

Friday, August 19, 2022

We reair our conversation with Joseph Patel, producer of the oscar-winning documentary, 'Summer of Soul.'

Comment

'The Kite Runner' Comes to Broadway

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Khaled Hosseini's wildly popular 2003 novel The Kite Runner has now been adapted into a Broadway.

Comment

A New Documentary Shows How Hurricane Katrina Affected Young People

Thursday, August 18, 2022

New Orleans native Ed Buckles' new film, "Katrina Babies," documents how the disaster changed the trajectory of the lives of kids who were also his age at the time.

Comment

'As You Like It' Closes Out Free Shakespeare In the Park

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Closing out the 60th anniversary of Free Shakespeare in the Park this summer, The Delacorte Theater is staging Public Works' musical adaptation of Shakespeare's "As You Like It."

Comment

The End of 'Better Call Saul'

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Vulture TV writer Jen Chaney joins to discuss the final season of the series 'Better Call Saul.'

Comment

This Week in Politics: A guide to the New York state Senate primaries

Saturday, August 13, 2022

WNYC
Congressional races are capturing most of the headlines in New York City, but there are also plenty of competitive state Senate races.

Comment

Weekend Arts Planner: Intimate theatre at Lincoln Center plus the expansive "Cuban-Khaleeji Project"

Saturday, August 13, 2022

WNYC
WNYC's Culture and Arts Editor brings us his latest picks.

Comment

Is monkeypox an STI? Why the answer matters for slowing New York’s outbreak

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Labeling monkeypox as a "sexually transmitted infection" could ensure free access to some health care, but the virus doesn't fit the classic definition.

Comment

Food: A long-awaited food hall opens in Astoria

Sunday, August 07, 2022

WNYC
World Artisan Market boasts an eclectic mix of restaurants in converted warehouse space.

Comment

This Week in Politics: Congressional primary debate season in New York City

Saturday, August 06, 2022

WNYC
We look back at this week's debate in the 12th District and look ahead to the upcoming debate in the 10th.

Comments [3]