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"The Ethicist"

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 Randy Cohen Biography

For 12 years, Randy Cohen penned "The Ethicist," a weekly column for The New York Times Magazine syndicated throughout the US and Canada. The column answered readers' ethical questions on all topics ranging from business ethics to medical ethics to MP3 downloads. His recent publication, The Good, the Bad and the Difference, a book based on the column, seeks to differentiate between ethical behavior and illegal activity. He is currently developing "A Question of Ethics," a show for public radio.

Cohen's first professional work was writing humor pieces, essays, and stories for newspapers and magazines including The New Yorker, Harper's, The Atlantic, and Young Love Comics. His first television work was writing for Late Night with David Letterman for which he won three Emmy Awards. His fourth Emmy was for his work on Michael Moore's TV Nation. He received a fifth Emmy as a result of a clerical error, and he kept it. Cohen was the original head writer on The Rosie O'Donnell Show for which he also co-wrote the theme music. In 2010, his first play, "The Punishing Blow," ran at New York's Clurman Theater.

In highly engaging and entertaining keynotes, Randy Cohen answers any question ranging from what you should do if you think a friend's spouse is cheating to whether you should give someone a great reference just because he or she needs work. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania, Cohen attended the State University of New York at Albany where, in 2011, he was granted an honorary doctorate. He received an MFA in music composition from the California Institute of the Arts.

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Books
Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything

Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything

The Good, the Bad & the Difference: How to Tell the Right From Wrong in Everyday Situations

The Good, the Bad & the Difference: How to Tell the Right From Wrong in Everyday Situations

Speaking Topics

  • • The Good, the Bad and the Difference
    • How to Tell Right From Wrong in Everyday Situations
    • "An Evening of Ethics"

  • Business and Personal Ethics

  • Humor

  • How to Be Good

    If we can reach a rough consensus on right and wrong
    • don't lie, don't cheat, don't steal
    • why don't we all behave virtuously? Cohen explores the idea that the answer lies not in our characters but our circumstances, and discusses how to create the kind of communities (in our neighborhoods, our schools, and our businesses) in which we are likely to behave admirably. During the Q&A, he then applies these ideas to the actual ethical problems facing the audience.

  • Being "The Ethicist": An Evening with Randy Cohen

    After 12 years writing the popular New York Times Magazine column "The Ethicist," Randy Cohen shares details and answers popular questions of his unusual job: Were those letters real? Did he ever get one wrong (or, depending on your perspective, right)? Audiences are given a chance to pose their own ethical dilemmas or set Cohen straight about a past column.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Randy Cohen?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Randy Cohen for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Randy Cohen, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Randy Cohen or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Randy Cohen?

    Booking fees for Randy Cohen, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Randy Cohen, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Randy Cohen?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Randy Cohen for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Randy Cohen for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Randy Cohen or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Randy Cohen or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Randy Cohen

"The Ethicist"

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Randy Cohen Biography

For 12 years, Randy Cohen penned "The Ethicist," a weekly column for The New York Times Magazine syndicated throughout the US and Canada. The column answered readers' ethical questions on all topics ranging from business ethics to medical ethics to MP3 downloads. His recent publication, The Good, the Bad and the Difference, a book based on the column, seeks to differentiate between ethical behavior and illegal activity. He is currently developing "A Question of Ethics," a show for public radio.

Cohen's first professional work was writing humor pieces, essays, and stories for newspapers and magazines including The New Yorker, Harper's, The Atlantic, and Young Love Comics. His first television work was writing for Late Night with David Letterman for which he won three Emmy Awards. His fourth Emmy was for his work on Michael Moore's TV Nation. He received a fifth Emmy as a result of a clerical error, and he kept it. Cohen was the original head writer on The Rosie O'Donnell Show for which he also co-wrote the theme music. In 2010, his first play, "The Punishing Blow," ran at New York's Clurman Theater.

In highly engaging and entertaining keynotes, Randy Cohen answers any question ranging from what you should do if you think a friend's spouse is cheating to whether you should give someone a great reference just because he or she needs work. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania, Cohen attended the State University of New York at Albany where, in 2011, he was granted an honorary doctorate. He received an MFA in music composition from the California Institute of the Arts.

Randy Cohen Videos

  • Randy Cohen on Becoming "The Ethicist"
    Former New York Times columnist and Emmy Award winning writer Randy Cohen shares how he became "The Ethicist" and poses questions of ethics on...

Randy Cohen Books

Randy Cohen Speaking Topics


  • • The Good, the Bad and the Difference
    • How to Tell Right From Wrong in Everyday Situations
    • "An Evening of Ethics"

  • Business and Personal Ethics

  • Humor

  • How to Be Good

    If we can reach a rough consensus on right and wrong
    • don't lie, don't cheat, don't steal
    • why don't we all behave virtuously? Cohen explores the idea that the answer lies not in our characters but our circumstances, and discusses how to create the kind of communities (in our neighborhoods, our schools, and our businesses) in which we are likely to behave admirably. During the Q&A, he then applies these ideas to the actual ethical problems facing the audience.

  • Being "The Ethicist": An Evening with Randy Cohen

    After 12 years writing the popular New York Times Magazine column "The Ethicist," Randy Cohen shares details and answers popular questions of his unusual job: Were those letters real? Did he ever get one wrong (or, depending on your perspective, right)? Audiences are given a chance to pose their own ethical dilemmas or set Cohen straight about a past column.

FAQs on booking Randy Cohen

  • How to book Randy Cohen?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Randy Cohen for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Randy Cohen, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Randy Cohen or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Randy Cohen?

    Booking fees for Randy Cohen, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Randy Cohen, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Randy Cohen?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Randy Cohen for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Randy Cohen for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Randy Cohen or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Randy Cohen or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Randy Cohen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Randy Cohen for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Randy Cohen generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Calvin Trillin, Dr. Will Miller, Mike Greenberg, Ben Stein and Asra Nomani. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Randy Cohen for an upcoming event.

Randy Cohen Speaker Videos

  • Randy Cohen on Becoming "The Ethicist"
    Former New York Times columnist and Emmy Award winning writer Randy Cohen shares how he became "The Ethicist" and poses questions of ethics on society.

Randy Cohen Speaking Topics


  • • The Good, the Bad and the Difference
    • How to Tell Right From Wrong in Everyday Situations
    • "An Evening of Ethics"

  • Business and Personal Ethics

  • Humor

  • How to Be Good

    If we can reach a rough consensus on right and wrong
    • don't lie, don't cheat, don't steal
    • why don't we all behave virtuously? Cohen explores the idea that the answer lies not in our characters but our circumstances, and discusses how to create the kind of communities (in our neighborhoods, our schools, and our businesses) in which we are likely to behave admirably. During the Q&A, he then applies these ideas to the actual ethical problems facing the audience.

  • Being "The Ethicist": An Evening with Randy Cohen

    After 12 years writing the popular New York Times Magazine column "The Ethicist," Randy Cohen shares details and answers popular questions of his unusual job: Were those letters real? Did he ever get one wrong (or, depending on your perspective, right)? Audiences are given a chance to pose their own ethical dilemmas or set Cohen straight about a past column.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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