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KCRW Talk Programs

Art Talk

Art Talk

Hosts: Edward Goldman, Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

Art reviews from art critics Edward Goldman and Hunter Drohojowska-Philp.

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Bookworm

Bookworm

Host: Michael Silverblatt

Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

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Design and Architecture

Design and Architecture

Host: Frances Anderton

A thoughtful look at architecture and design in the modern age.

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Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Host: Joe Morgenstern

The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic of The Wall Street Journal, Joe Morgenstern reviews films weekly in the paper and on KCRW.

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Freakonomics Radio

Freakonomics Radio

Host: Stephen J. Dubner

Stories that use the tools of economics to explore hidden side of everything, telling you things you always thought you knew but didn't, and things you never thought you wanted to know, but do.

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Good Food

Good Food

Host: Evan Kleiman

Evan Kleiman's taste of life, culture and the human species.

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Good Food on the Road

Good Food on the Road

Hosts: Jonathan Gold, Evan Kleiman

KCRW’s Good Food host Evan Kleiman talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer Jonathan Gold of The Los Angeles Times about places you may not have tried yet, but ought to.

Get Jonathan Gold's weekly restaurant suggestion sent to your phone. Text the "Good Food" to 69866 and get a text with the name, address and phone number of this week's restaurant. 

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Hollywood Breakdown

Hollywood Breakdown

Hosts: Kim Masters, John Horn

KCRW’s The Business host Kim Masters breaks down Hollywood's top story with L.A. Times reporter John Horn.

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Joe Frank: Return Engagement

Joe Frank: Return Engagement

“Radio noir,” selected from 230-plus hours of Frank's original programs. Each hour can contain a philosophical exploration, an intimate confession, an absurd comedy, a dark tragedy; all of which he takes to the farthest edge while bringing the listener along for the alternately emotional and/or enlightening ride...

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KCRW at Riot LA

KCRW at Riot LA

A recording from KCRW's showcase at Riot, LA's newest comedy festival.

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KCRW Presents Zocalo Public Square

KCRW Presents Zocalo Public Square

Zócalo Public Square connects people to ideas and to each other in an open, accessible, non-partisan and broad-minded spirit.

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LA Observed

LA Observed

Host: Kevin Roderick

The week's top stories in LA media, politics and culture.

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LA Review of Books on KCRW

LA Review of Books on KCRW

Host: Tom Lutz

Conversations on the written word from the Los Angeles Review of Books and KCRW.

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Le Show (Harry Shearer)

Le Show (Harry Shearer)

Host: Harry Shearer

A weekly, hour's worth of Harry Shearer. 

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Martini Shot

Martini Shot

Host: Rob Long

A wry take on real life in Hollywood.

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Opening the Curtain

Opening the Curtain

Host: Anthony Byrnes

Musings on what Los Angeles theater is - and can be.

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Orange County Line

Orange County Line

Host: Gustavo Arellano

OC Weekly editor Gustavo Arellano brings us a weekly tour of the real Orange County - warts and all.

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Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Host: Madeleine Brand

Host Madeleine Brand looks at news, culture and emerging trends through the lens of Los Angeles, weekdays at noon. 

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Radiolab

Radiolab

Hosts: Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich

Experiments with sound and style that allow science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music...Radiolab returns in June!

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Second Opinion

Second Opinion

Host: Michael Wilkes

An examination of medical ethics and the practioners who define them.

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Sonic Trace

Sonic Trace

Sonic Trace is a new story-telling project that begins in the heart of Los Angeles and crosses into Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

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Special Programming

Special Programming

Special programming that's not regularly scheduled,

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State of the Re:Union

State of the Re:Union

Al Letson travels the country to find compelling stories of community, and tell them with honesty, perspective, and deep curiosity.

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StoryCorps

StoryCorps

Since 2005, StoryCorps has collected the memories of people from all fifty states and every imaginable walk of life, identity group, age, and state of mind.

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Strangers

Strangers

Since the beginning of time, strangers and strange places have given rise to our wildest dreams and our deepest fears — and to the greatest stories on earth. Hear them here. Real people, true stories.

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TED Radio Hour

TED Radio Hour

Host: Guy Raz

A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions and new ways to think and create. Based on riveting TEDTalks from the world's most remarkable minds.

 

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The Business

The Business

Hosts: Kim Masters, John Horn

A look inside the business of entertainment.

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The Moth Radio Hour

The Moth Radio Hour

Storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers, and take the audience on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating.

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The Organist

The Organist

Host: Andrew Leland

A monthly experimental arts-and-culture program from McSweeney's and KCRW.

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The Score

The Score

Host: Diana Nyad

A commentary on sports.

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The Spin-off

The Spin-off

Hosts: Michael Schneider, Joe Adalian, A.J. Marechal, Kim Masters

A dynamic conversation about TV and how we watch it.

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The Treatment

The Treatment

Host: Elvis Mitchell

KCRW's half-hour pop culture and film interview show.

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This American Life

This American Life

Host: Ira Glass

New radio, stories and performance

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UnFictional

UnFictional

Fascinating documentary production and storytelling that covers the ground between the sophisticated and the profane. A half-hour of captivating stories of real life, created by the most talented producers from around the country, as well as stories from writers and performers based in Los Angeles.

 

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WTF with Marc Maron

WTF with Marc Maron

Host: Marc Maron

In-depth interviews with Conan O'Brien, Janeane Garofalo, Robin Williams, Judd Apatow, Carlos Mencia, Margaret Cho, Ben Stiller, Louis CK and others...

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Coming To KCRW

Second Opinion
Second Opinion
Believers and Doubters
Bible Bucks, Meatballs and OCD
Henry Rollins
Mario Cotto guest hosts
Chris Douridas guest hosts
Making TV the Amazon Studios Way
Hauschka
A Murder In Jersey

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