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Cozy up for an intimate set with Nick Hakim, a guide to our just announced 2023 KCRW Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, and a proper celebration of The Clash.

Cozy up for an intimate set with Nick Hakim, a guide to our just announced 2023 KCRW Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, and a proper celebration of The Clash.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Hustler Founder Larry Flynt’s personal collection up for auction

Larry Flynt’s vast array of 20th century paintings, glass lamps, statuettes, and other obscurities are up for auction.

KCRW Partner Screening: 'Sharper'

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KCRW and Apple Original Films invite you to a special advance screening of Sharper followed by a Q&A with writers Brian Gatewood and ​Alessandro Tanaka and producers, Erik Feig and…

Actor Joe Manganiello on finding his own surprising roots

Joe Manganiello has often explored identity in his various film and television roles, yet the “Magic Mike” actor had large holes in his own family’s history and genealogy.

The miracle and mystery of awe: Why it’s good for mind and body

Psychologist and author Dacher Keltner shares the science and mysteries surrounding awe, and suggests we make finding awe part of our daily lives.

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

KCRW's signature daily music show. New releases, live performances, and interviews.

Feb. 08 2 hr, 48 min

Francesca Harding

Music to make you feel.

Feb. 07 3 hr

FREAKS ONLY

Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk. Served fresh every weeknight.

Feb. 07 1 hr, 41 min

José Galván

An infectious harmony of varied sounds and melodies that bridge cultures and genres.

Feb. 06 3 hr, 1 min

LeRoy Downs

A varied sonic experience to jazz, blending music, style, and culture.

Feb. 05 2 hr

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The prodigious DJ-producer shares a dosed exclusive mix and why his latest LP "Ultra Truth" is "the record I’ve had in my mind ever since I began making music in my bedroom as a…

from FREAKS ONLY

Psychologist and author Dacher Keltner shares the science and mysteries surrounding awe, and suggests we make finding awe part of our daily lives.

from Life Examined

Fanatic. Hello from Bratislava, Slovakia. I think this might be my first time in this city. I searched all my show records and can’t find any proof I’ve been here before.

from Henry Rollins

Metropolis playlist February 4, 2023.

from Metropolis

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Adrian Miller, a James Beard Award-winning food historian and author of “Black Smoke,” talks about how African Americans shaped one U.S. barbeque.

What’s the art of barbecue? Hear from James Beard Award winner Adrian Miller

Adrian Miller, a James Beard Award-winning food historian and author of “Black Smoke,” talks about how African Americans shaped one U.S. barbeque.

The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending earlier and more aggressive interventions for kids who are severely overweight. The move is prompting serious debate.

Can surgery and medication help kids who are severely overweight?

The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending earlier and more aggressive interventions for kids who are severely overweight. The move is prompting serious debate.

Saudi Arabia faced pushback for its human rights record, but now that seems to be waning, as the country once again tries to make inroads into U.S. entertainment.

Why Hollywood is looking past Saudi Arabia’s record of human rights abuses

Saudi Arabia faced pushback for its human rights record, but now that seems to be waning, as the country once again tries to make inroads into U.S. entertainment.

KCRW music critic and DJ Eric J. Lawrence died on Tuesday at age 52. Press Play revisits his conversations about 1991 rock, Bob Dylan, and Dr. John.

Remembering KCRW DJ and music librarian Eric J. Lawrence

KCRW music critic and DJ Eric J. Lawrence died on Tuesday at age 52. Press Play revisits his conversations about 1991 rock, Bob Dylan, and Dr. John.

LeBron James is now the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He entered the league at age 18 and will probably play into his 40s, says writer Dave Schilling.

LeBron James is NBA’s top scorer. How long can he keep playing?

LeBron James is now the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He entered the league at age 18 and will probably play into his 40s, says writer Dave Schilling.

Paying tribute to KCRW’s late music librarian and DJ with a sampling of his critical reflections, hottest takes, and, of course, The Fall.

MBE Feb. 8: Remembering KCRW’s Eric J. Lawrence

Paying tribute to KCRW’s late music librarian and DJ with a sampling of his critical reflections, hottest takes, and, of course, The Fall.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Songsmith Abraham Alexander will drop his debut album Sea/Sons in early April. Finding solace in the guitar after a torn ACL, songs flowed out of him and his career began.

Abraham Alexander: ‘Tears Run Dry’

Songsmith Abraham Alexander will drop his debut album Sea/Sons in early April. Finding solace in the guitar after a torn ACL, songs flowed out of him and his career began.

from Today's Top Tune

Music to make you feel.

Francesca Harding's playlist, February 7, 2023

Music to make you feel.

from Francesca Harding

Remembering KCRW’s Eric J. Lawrence with his heavy post-punk favorites.

FREAKS ONLY: The Fall in tribute, Dilla Day, The C.I.A.

Remembering KCRW’s Eric J. Lawrence with his heavy post-punk favorites.

from FREAKS ONLY

Since 1959, the Navy has used marine mammals in aquatic missions such as identifying mines. Now their dolphins are resources for studies on aging.

What can US Navy-trained dolphins teach Americans about aging?

Since 1959, the Navy has used marine mammals in aquatic missions such as identifying mines. Now their dolphins are resources for studies on aging.

from Greater LA

This weekend, the Academy Museum is planning to launch “Try a Little Tenderness,” a series focusing on movies that depict love and romance between Black characters.

‘Try a Little Tenderness’: Academy Museum shines spotlight on Black love

This weekend, the Academy Museum is planning to launch “Try a Little Tenderness,” a series focusing on movies that depict love and romance between Black characters.

from Greater LA

Tune into KCRW at 6pm PST for "NPR's Live Special Coverage of the State of the Union in English and Spanish.

Live: Special coverage of President Biden's State of the Union address

Tune into KCRW at 6pm PST for "NPR's Live Special Coverage of the State of the Union in English and Spanish.

Mount Baldy in the San Gabriel Mountains is a popular destination for Angelenos and tourists. But it’s also deadly, even for experienced hikers, especially in the winter.

Hiking Mt. Baldy? Soft snow can rapidly turn into unforgiving ice

Mount Baldy in the San Gabriel Mountains is a popular destination for Angelenos and tourists. But it’s also deadly, even for experienced hikers, especially in the winter.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California is susceptible to the earthquakes that recently devastated Turkey and Syria. Seismologist Lucy Jones gives tips on preparing.

The ‘big one’ is inevitable. Make plans to prevent disaster

California is susceptible to the earthquakes that recently devastated Turkey and Syria. Seismologist Lucy Jones gives tips on preparing.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

For game day, try making your own umami-rich, layered Philly cheesesteak sandwich on a griddle at home for the ultimate customized flavor.

Celebrate Super Bowl with homemade umami-rich cheesesteaks

For game day, try making your own umami-rich, layered Philly cheesesteak sandwich on a griddle at home for the ultimate customized flavor.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

During President Joe Biden’s annual State of the Union address tonight, he’s expected to defend his infrastructure and manufacturing record, and reassure Americans on their economic…

State of the Union: Biden to address accomplishments, goals. Will they resonate?

During President Joe Biden’s annual State of the Union address tonight, he’s expected to defend his infrastructure and manufacturing record, and reassure Americans on their economic…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The new Netflix docuseries “African Queens” explores the lives of some of the most powerful women in the continent’s history. It debuts on February 15.

How Queen N’Jninga fought against the colonizing Portuguese in 17th century Angola

The new Netflix docuseries “African Queens” explores the lives of some of the most powerful women in the continent’s history. It debuts on February 15.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Start planning those ‘fits and picnic baskets — KCRW Festival returns to the Bowl with Chicano Batman, Maggie Rogers, Say She She, and Fleet Foxes leading a stacked lineup.

KCRW Festival returns to Hollywood Bowl with My Morning Jacket, Maggie Rogers, Chicano Batman, and more

Start planning those ‘fits and picnic baskets — KCRW Festival returns to the Bowl with Chicano Batman, Maggie Rogers, Say She She, and Fleet Foxes leading a stacked lineup.

from Music News

Album announcements and surprise drops recalibrate the sound of the airwaves.

KCRW’s Top 30: Young Fathers, Lil Yachty, Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Album announcements and surprise drops recalibrate the sound of the airwaves.