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Morning Becomes Eclectic


KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Novena Carmel.

Ahead of a one-off show at the Bellwether, “Spirituals” songcrafter Santigold visits KCRW HQ to talk Schoolly D, The Smiths, Bad Brains, and more.

Living legend Charo shares songs that have shaped her — from the Elvis cut that reminds her of his 2 a.m. phone calls to the aerobic power of “The Macarena.”

Poolside’s Jeffrey Paradise breaks down letting go of “daytime disco” expectations for his new album “Blame It All On Love.”

Montreal synth-funk icons spin fresh cuts ahead of new LP “Adult Contemporary,” and reveal their desire to be “The ZZ Top of funk.”

Live From


Intimate performances, fresh sounds, and candid conversations.

Legendary new wave band Tears for Fears joins us at The Village Studios for a killer set spanning classics like “Mad World,” to standouts from their latest album, “The Tipping Point.”

The Belgian-Rwandan electro-hip-hop maestro stops by HQ to serve up visceral “Multitudes” and talk the myth of creative suffering.

The Linda Lindas thrash through cuts from their acclaimed 2022 debut LP “Growing Up” and talk claiming space, dancing to Blondie, and “Racist, Sexist Boy.”

Ecuadorian-Swiss sibling duo Hermanos Gutiérrez unleash their instrumental Latin Western sounds at KCRW, fresh off of their Dan Auerbach-produced 2022 album El Bueno y El Malo.

Today's Top Tune


A free weekday download of standout songs, including advance releases, exclusive live tracks recorded at KCRW, remixes, and an introduction to new artists on our radar.

Multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer, and songwriter Jordan Rakei is well-loved by KCRW DJs, so you’ve probably heard some tracks from the new album, The Loop, on our airwaves.

Ojai-based yoga aficionado and producer Earthtones — aka Serge Bandura — has deep love for cumbia and rhythms emanating from the African diaspora.

Multi-faceted LA-based artist Kate Bollinger recently announced her forthcoming album, Songs From A Thousand Frames Of Mind, written during a period of disquiet and transition.

This summer is filled with bouncy bangers, but if you’re looking for something a little mellower and sexier, pick up the latest from NxWorries , a project that melds Anderson .Paak’s…

New & Must Listens

The Anti-Dread Climate Podcast


The climate crisis is undeniable and overwhelming. People have a lot of questions about how they can help the planet in their daily lives. We have the answers, each week, in less time than it will take you to sort your recyclables.  

How do you get through the summer without air conditioning if you hate to sweat? Is toilet paper bad for the environment, and if so, what are you supposed to do about it?

Care about our planet? Motivated to live greener? Looking to meet other climate-minded folks in the Los Angeles area?

This is an episode of Outrage + Optimism we think you’ll enjoy, a podcast that explore the stories behind the headlines on climate change, talking to the change-makers turning…

This is an episode of TED Climate we think you’d enjoy, a podcast from the TED Audio Collective, which is back for a new season.

How’s Your Sex Life?


Are your friends sick of hearing about your latest hookups and troublesome relationships? We’re not. KCRW is here to ask, How’s Your Sex Life? With non-judgmental, real advice from sexologist and certified dating coach, Myisha Battle. Submit your questions at sexlife@kcrw.org.

Is there such a thing as too much masturbation? How can I talk to my partner about reigniting our intimacy? I’m in a sexless marriage, help!

Today we’re sharing an episode of Dear Prudence, Slate’s advice podcast. If you like what you hear, follow the show on your preferred podcast app.

What dating app should I use? How do I talk to my partner about using sex toys together? Anna Lee, co-founder and CEO of Lioness, dishes advice and sex hacks.

I’m scared to date women my age! Is zodiac compatibility real? My partner isn’t into astrology like I am, are we a bad match? Astrologer Isa Nakazawa weighs in.

Weekend Film Reviews


The best film reviewers in the business give you recommendations on what to see and what to skip each week.

Critics review the latest film releases: “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Longlegs,” “Sing Sing,” and “Sorry/Not Sorry.”

The latest film releases include Despicable Me 4, MaXXXine, Space Cadet, and Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F.

The latest film releases are A Quiet Place: Day One, Horizon: An American Saga - Chapter 1, Daddio, and Janet Planet.

Critics review the latest film releases: Inside Out 2, Treasure, Ghostlight, and Tuesday.

Most Popular

Left, Right & Center


Left, Right & Center is KCRW’s weekly politics show where we take on the tough, divisive issues you’re afraid to talk about with your own family.

Where does the Biden campaign stand following the NATO summit? The RNC debuts a new party platform. Plus, Alabama faces questions about forced prison labor.

Will SCOTUS’ immunity ruling increase election stakes? Several states are bringing religion into education. LA’s mayor is pushing for a mask ban at protests.

KCRW discusses key moments in this week’s historic presidential debate. Plus, a Seattle community revisits the role of police officers in schools following a shooting.

What does polling get wrong about voters’ concerns? A new measure in North Dakota sets age limits for Congress members. Plus, KCRW previews next week’s presidential debate.

Good Food


Everything you wanted to know about good cooking and good eating from LA chef, author, radio host and restaurateur Evan Kleiman.

Alexandra Stafford shares her easy techniques for making pizza at home — no kneading or stand mixers required.

It's Good Food's 2024 James Beard Award winners show!

Nicola Twilley takes a cold plunge into the history of refrigeration. Lucas Sin explains how to use the freezer to improve cooking.

Food writer Khushbu Shah reflects on how Bisquick and Cream of Wheat fit into the Indian American diaspora. Michelle T.

The Business


Lively banter about entertainment industry news and in-depth interviews with directors, producers, writers and actors, hosted by award-winning journalist Kim Masters of The Hollywood Reporter. 

Kim Masters and Matt Belloni discuss the Paramount-Skydance merger.

Kim Masters and guest Banterer Lucas Shaw of Bloomberg News discuss the latest twist in the Paramount saga: Just after billionaire Barry Diller raised his hand as a potential buyer,…

Kim Masters and Matt Belloni discuss the tentative deal reached by the major Hollywood studios and IATSE, the union representing below-the-line workers.

Kim Masters and Matt Belloni celebrate the Disney-Pixar film Inside Out 2, which knocked the box office out of its summer slump with a whopping $155 million domestic debut.

Entertainment Fix

Weekend Film Reviews


The best film reviewers in the business give you recommendations on what to see and what to skip each week.

Critics review the latest film releases: “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Longlegs,” “Sing Sing,” and “Sorry/Not Sorry.”

The latest film releases include Despicable Me 4, MaXXXine, Space Cadet, and Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F.

The latest film releases are A Quiet Place: Day One, Horizon: An American Saga - Chapter 1, Daddio, and Janet Planet.

Critics review the latest film releases: Inside Out 2, Treasure, Ghostlight, and Tuesday.

The Business


Lively banter about entertainment industry news and in-depth interviews with directors, producers, writers and actors, hosted by award-winning journalist Kim Masters of The Hollywood Reporter. 

Kim Masters and Matt Belloni discuss the Paramount-Skydance merger.

Kim Masters and guest Banterer Lucas Shaw of Bloomberg News discuss the latest twist in the Paramount saga: Just after billionaire Barry Diller raised his hand as a potential buyer,…

Kim Masters and Matt Belloni discuss the tentative deal reached by the major Hollywood studios and IATSE, the union representing below-the-line workers.

Kim Masters and Matt Belloni celebrate the Disney-Pixar film Inside Out 2, which knocked the box office out of its summer slump with a whopping $155 million domestic debut.

The Treatment


The Treatment is a compelling listen to the vital conversations about the catalysts of creative inspiration. Following some of the most interesting, influential, and crossover creators in the world of entertainment, fashion, sports, and the arts, we hear from tastemakers who are the very fabric that forms popular culture.

This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes Lousy Carter star David Krumholtz to talk about his titular role in the dark comedy (now streaming).

Emily Nussbaum gets real with her book on reality TV, Richard LaGravenese breaks down his Netflix rom-com “A Family Affair,” and Vince Staples has The Treat.

Sean Penn talks finding joy on the set of “Daddio,” writer Carrie Courogen brings the elusive Elaine May into sharp focus, and Philip Gefter has The Treat.

Susie Essman breaks down “Curb Your Enthusiasm’s” Susie Greene, John Leguizamo helps launch a new (free) streaming service, and Ellen Mirojnick has our Treat.

Getting Personal

How’s Your Sex Life?


Are your friends sick of hearing about your latest hookups and troublesome relationships? We’re not. KCRW is here to ask, How’s Your Sex Life? With non-judgmental, real advice from sexologist and certified dating coach, Myisha Battle. Submit your questions at sexlife@kcrw.org.

Is there such a thing as too much masturbation? How can I talk to my partner about reigniting our intimacy? I’m in a sexless marriage, help!

Today we’re sharing an episode of Dear Prudence, Slate’s advice podcast. If you like what you hear, follow the show on your preferred podcast app.

What dating app should I use? How do I talk to my partner about using sex toys together? Anna Lee, co-founder and CEO of Lioness, dishes advice and sex hacks.

I’m scared to date women my age! Is zodiac compatibility real? My partner isn’t into astrology like I am, are we a bad match? Astrologer Isa Nakazawa weighs in.

Life Examined


KCRW's Life Examined is a one-hour weekly show exploring science, philosophy, faith — and finding meaning in the modern world. The show is hosted by Jonathan Bastian. Please tune in Sundays at 9 a.m., or find it as a podcast.

Journalist and author Will Storr explains how status influences everything we do. Whether consciously or subconsciously, we all seek to be of value and feel accepted.

Philosopher Alain de Botton shares his thoughts on love and relationships. Psychologist Tracy Dennis-Tiwary explains why anxiety is on the rise.

Dog psychologist Clive Wynne says the secret of dogs’ success in the human world is their immense hearts and capacity to forge an emotional bond with people.

LSD and Ecstasy were once the hippy-trippy illegal substances for concerts, raves, and parties.

Bodies


Each episode of this documentary series begins with a medical mystery. Sometimes the sickness is in the body, and sometimes the sickness is in the system. Once you peel back the layers, more questions emerge. Created by Allison Behringer and supported by KCRW.

For Bodies host Allison Behringer, sex suddenly becomes painful. This is her journey to find out why.

Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder contained asbestos but kept selling it and specifically marketed the product to Black women.

Angelina was a journalist living in Brooklyn when she was diagnosed with ALS. She now lives with her parents.

A vending machine ritual, a life-changing massage, a spiffy velvet outfit and a belly full of caterpillars. Bodies kicks off a new season with four stories of touch.

Eat Up

Good Food


Everything you wanted to know about good cooking and good eating from LA chef, author, radio host and restaurateur Evan Kleiman.

Alexandra Stafford shares her easy techniques for making pizza at home — no kneading or stand mixers required.

It's Good Food's 2024 James Beard Award winners show!

Nicola Twilley takes a cold plunge into the history of refrigeration. Lucas Sin explains how to use the freezer to improve cooking.

Food writer Khushbu Shah reflects on how Bisquick and Cream of Wheat fit into the Indian American diaspora. Michelle T.

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