Michael Krasny

Scholar, broadcaster and explorer of Jewish humor

Michael Krasny is a scholar and Professor of English and American Literature, the host of KQED’s “Forum with Michael Krasny,” an award-winning broadcast journalist, and author of two acclaimed books, Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life and Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic’s Search, as well as author of the forthcoming Let There Be Laughter: A Treasury of Great Jewish Humor and What It All Means. Since 1993 he has been the host of “Forum with Michael Krasny,” a news and public affairs interview program produced at KQED Radio, the National Public Radio affiliate in San Francisco.