Andrew Limbong Andrew Limbong is a reporter for NPR's Arts Desk.
Andrew Limbong headshot
Stories By

Andrew Limbong

Alexandria Lee/NPR
Andrew Limbong headshot
Alexandria Lee/NPR

Andrew Limbong

Reporter, Arts Desk, and Host, NPR's Book of the Day

Andrew Limbong is a reporter for NPR's Arts Desk, where he does pieces on anything remotely related to arts or culture, from streamers looking for mental health on Twitch to Britney Spears' fight over her conservatorship. He's also covered the near collapse of the live music industry during the coronavirus pandemic. He's the host of NPR's Book of the Day podcast and a frequent host on Life Kit.

He started at NPR in 2011 as an intern for All Things Considered, and was a producer and director for Tell Me More.

Originally from Brooklyn and a graduate of SUNY New Paltz, he previously worked at ShopRite.

Story Archive

Netflix has changed its corporate culture memo to warn employees that it will include content with viewpoints they may find harmful. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

Country star Naomi Judd died by suicide following a long struggle with mental illness. Her daughter, Ashley Judd, said that it was important to make a distinction "between our loved one and the disease." Stephen Cohen/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Stephen Cohen/Getty Images
 

How paying attention can help you appreciate what's right in front of you

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1097583787/1098372270" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Jon Bernthal in HBO's We Own This City. Paul Schiraldi/HBO hide caption

toggle caption
Paul Schiraldi/HBO

Comic book legend George Pérez, known for reinventing Wonder Woman, has died at 67

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1098014752/1098014753" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Filmmaker and author John Waters at his home in Baltimore. This year marks the 50th anniversary of his landmark film, Pink Flamingos, and he's releasing his first novel, Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance. Jared Soares for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Jared Soares for NPR

A lot of material from this John Waters interview couldn't be published

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1095085479/1095750226" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Left: A Kool cigarettes advertisement targeting Black communities for a sponsored event, the Kool Jazz Festival; Right: A Newport cigarettes ad targeting young Black customers. Stanford Research into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising hide caption

toggle caption
Stanford Research into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising

How the tobacco industry targeted Black Americans with menthol smokes

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1095291808/1095444501" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Encore: A library system announces a program to challenge the tide of book bans

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1095099698/1095100411" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Comedian Nigel Ng at the Dream Downtown hotel in Manhattan April 11, 2022. Kholood Eid for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Kholood Eid for NPR

Keep screwing up egg fried rice. It makes Uncle Roger happy

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1092822251/1093282080" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A library system announces a program to challenge the tide of book bannings

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1092522376/1092522379" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried in 2018. He died Tuesday at 67. Evan Agostini/Evan Agostini/Invision/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Evan Agostini/Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried has died

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1092411804/1092463150" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Labor dispute: Hair and makeup workers at Atlanta's opera want to unionize

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1091382670/1091382671" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Usagi Tsukino happens upon Luna, a magical talking cat, who tasks Usagi with becoming Sailor Moon. Naoki Takeuchi/PNP/Toei Animation Co.,Ltd. via Viz Media hide caption

toggle caption
Naoki Takeuchi/PNP/Toei Animation Co.,Ltd. via Viz Media

What's making us happy: A guide for your weekend reading, listening and gaming

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1089582451/1090052196" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">