If you’ve got a ticket, we’ll see you there. If not, hang tight.
Want to meet the new face of the New York Times — and more important, the new voice of the New York Times?
So do I! Which is why I’m delighted that Michael Barbaro, the host of the Times’ hit podcast “The Daily,” will be joining me onstage for a live interview tonight at Joe’s Pub in New York City.
As many of you know, we’re already hosting a live interview with Samantha Bee and her boss, TBS/TNT President Kevin Reilly at Joe’s Pub in New York tonight.
So if you’ve already bought tickets for that — congrats! Your night just got more interesting. We’ll see you at 6:15 tonight; the show starts promptly at 7.
And if you didn’t buy tickets? Sorry. We’re sold out. (But if you hang tight, these interviews will end up in a podcast player near you. Soon.)
Back to Barbaro, who is a classic overnight-but-also-many-years-in-the-making success story: Up until this year, Barbaro was a star inside the Times, where he did well-respected work covering lots of beats, for more than a decade. But you may not have known who he was.
Now you may be one of the people who has downloaded the Times’ flagship podcast 100 million times since its launch in February, which means you know Barbaro very well now: He’s the guy who takes listeners behind the scenes at the Times, by interviewing Times reporters like Maggie Haberman about their stories and scoops, and adding additional layers of insight and analysis.