Latest Episodes

Episode NBC drops the Globes, Disney subscriber numbers disappoint, and Ellen says so long
It’s a mid-May mega banter! NBC bounces the 2022 Golden Globes, Disney subscriber numbers disappoint, the stars of “A Quiet Place 2” make some noise over the movie’s theatrical run, and Ellen DeGeneres calls it quits.
Episode ECMAScript program The Promotion of Medical Devices
For years pharmaceutical companies have provide gifts and kickbacks to doctors who prescribed their drugs. Medical device manufacturers are now playing the same game and it’s costing all of us.
Episode Python Source MDMA, Ecstasy, Molly: Coming soon to a therapist near you
LSD and Ecstasy were once the hippy-trippy illegal substances for concerts, raves, and parties. Now these psychedelics are back in the news — this time for their positive impact on trauma and depression.
Episode shell script 'Riders of Justice' can give you whiplash
Usually the simplest part of reviewing a movie is designating its genre. The most straightforward description of “Riders of Justice,” in Danish with English subtitles, is a drama with intense action elements and darkly comic overtones.
Episode text/texmacs Wild mustard, mushrooms, dudes and diets
As the world opens back up, food and travel writer Yasmin Khan explores what locals and refugees are eating in three Eastern Mediterranean countries.
Episode text/texmacs Is it time to cut unemployment benefits?
Josh Barro talks with the LRC panel about Republican-led states cutting back on jobless benefits, a ransomware attack on an energy company, and the controversial joys of parenthood.
Episode Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist, May 14, 2021
Jamie Branch is at the forefront of jazz. As a product of the DIY/local Chicago scene, she stepped onto the global stage with her debut release Fly Or Die, her musical weapon and sonic opus against white supremacy and social injustice.
Episode Private Playlist: V.C.R’s seeds of musical growth, from Minnie Riperton to Erykah Badu
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” V.C.R shares the music that inspired her cinematic soul, from Ottorino Respighi to Minnie Riperton.
Episode Octet Stream NBC drops the Golden Globes for 2022 as HFPA remains engulfed in crisis
NBC announced it will not air the Golden Globes in 2022. This follows an LA Times investigation into ethical lapses at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the voting body of the Golden Globes.
Episode Hemp’s designer drug: Why delta-8 is flying off shelves
Delta-8 is stirring up the cannabis industry, and some people don’t exactly consider it weed or CBD. Nonetheless, you can still smoke, vape, and eat it.
Episode Witness an AAPI hate crime? Intervene to keep the streets safe by practicing the ‘5Ds’
Distract, delegate, document, delay and direct — these strategies are meant for situations of verbal harassment that haven’t risen to physical violence.
Episode The Wallflowers: ‘Roots and Wings’
If all goes well, The Wallflowers will launch a 53-date arena tour this summer after releasing their first album in nearly a decade. The album “Exit Wounds” is a beacon for us all, a tribute to the rough year we’ve made it through.
Episode The Russian bounty story is a deadly example of fake news
Maj. Danny Sjursen weighs in on U.S. intelligence agencies’ recent admission that a report that the Taliban had been paid by Russia to kill Americans is most likely false.
Episode Anne Litt's playlist, May 13, 2021
Anne Litt hosts unexpected choices in progressive pop and new rhythms.
Episode application/x-ganttproject Teens ages 12 to 15 line up for COVID-19 vaccine in Long Beach
Kids ages 12 to 15 are now eligible for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, and some LA families are wasting no time. Appointments at the Long Beach Convention Center are double what they were one week ago. Meet some of the kids first in line for the shot.
Episode Sandi Tan: 'Lurkers'
Sandi Tan speaks about writing “Lurkers” with a gut feeling, and following an emotional momentum.
Episode Joe Mathews: Gray Davis couldn’t save his own job, but maybe he can save Gavin Newsom’s
Former California Governor Gray Davis might be the most powerful ally for Governor Gavin Newsom and the state’s ruling Democrats in defeating this year’s recall campaign. That’s according to Joe Mathews.
Episode application/x-troff-me How Parkland shooting survivors transformed into gun control activists
On Valentine’s Day 2018, 17 students and staff were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, students who were directly affected spoke out.
Episode Morning Becomes Eclectic's playlist, May 13, 2021
It's Stevie Wonder's birthday! Join us in celebrating one of the world's most prominent figure in popular music.
Episode In Our Backyard No. 4 (bonus): Are you ready for the next wildfire? Get set for the hottest tips on preparedness when it’s time to go
California wildfires are dangerous, but they don’t have to be deadly. Don Butz, Lakeside Fire chief and San Diego Fire Safe Council president, says we can protect ourselves by following simple steps from American Red Cross’ Ready, Set, Go plan.
Episode Global Beat Australia: Maple Glider, King Stingray, and Martha Marlow
KCRW’s Global Beat is a new series highlighting emerging artists from around the world.
Episode Liz Phair: ‘Spanish Doors’
Liz Phair lead the indie rock charge in the 1990s with her seminal album “Exile In Guyville” among others. After an 11-year break, Phair is back with a new album dropping next month.
Episode Troff document In Our Backyard No. 4: Fire is part of California’s natural landscape. We’ll always be waiting for the next, inevitable smoke out
Native Californians used fire to fight fire for thousands of years, but the cultural burning was virtually banned when settlers arrived.
Episode Anne Litt's playlist, May 12, 2021
Anne Litt hosts unexpected choices in progressive pop and new rhythms.
Episode Risky Business: LA’s private club for fully vaccinated people
Risky Business is a private club in North Hollywood for fully vaccinated people, where people can drink and mingle without wearing masks or social distancing.
Episode text/texmacs Hushing the hush payments
Remember the hush money payments? Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the FEC’s lack of interest, Rudy as a witness, and more
Episode C source code Hollywood Bowl and Disney Hall are coming back. Here’s how the concerts will work
The Hollywood Bowl is reopening this summer. Gustavo Dudamel will conduct many of the classical concerts. Artists like Christina Aguilera, Flying Lotus, and Kool and the Gang will also perform. There’ll be five free concerts for frontline workers.
Episode Morning Becomes Eclectic's playlist, May 12, 2021
Live music returns to the Hollywood Bowl and we are excited! KCRW’s World Festival will feature amazing live performances from Brittany Howard, James Blake, Ziggy Marley, Kamasi Washington and more! Tune in as we celebrate their sounds!
Episode Wallice: ‘23’
Aging isn’t easy, whether you are 20 or 70. If you’re feeling that too, LA-based Wallice tackles the issue with a lo-fi anthem lamenting some of her choices and looking at the possibilities that “23” could bring.
Episode Anne Litt's playlist, May 11, 2021
Anne Litt hosts unexpected choices in progressive pop and new rhythms.