Latest Episodes

Episode application/x-troff-ms On eve of likely LAUSD strike, how’s community bracing itself?
KCRW hears from parents, teachers, LAUSD’s Jackie Goldberg, and SEIU’s Lester Garcia as the district sits on the verge of a three-day shutdown.
Episode Young Gun Silver Fox KCRW guest playlist: ‘Ticket to Shangri-La’
Young Gun Silver Fox build on the mellow mood set by their 2022 album ‘Ticket to Shangri-La’ with smooth sailing sounds from Marvin Gaye, and Paul McCartney.
Episode San Quentin reimagined, COVID origin theory, Nowruz songs
Gov. Newsom wants to transform the state’s oldest prison — San Quentin — into a rehabilitation center inspired by prisons in Scandinavian countries like Norway.
Episode MBE playlist Mar. 20: Marine Girls, Young Gun Silver Fox, ‘Copacabana’
Yacht Rock duo Young Gun Silver Fox bring desert island must-haves. Plus, they talk ‘Ticket to Shangri-La,’ and the halcyon days of Myspace.
Episode object code Overcoats: ‘Never Let You Go’
Ever feel closer to your partner in the midst of a breakup? There is a song for that. “Never Let You Go” is the graceful, bouncy beat with lush harmonies from NY duo Overcoats that you’ve been waiting to sing along to.
Episode LeRoy Downs' playlist, March 19, 2023
"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.
Episode Jason Kramer's playlist, March 19, 2023
Featuring selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning music aficionados. Find me on Twitter.
Episode Jeremy Sole's playlist, March 19, 2023
A sonic trip through the past, present and future of roots music.
Episode José Galván's playlist, March 19, 2023
An infectious harmony of varied sounds and melodies that bridge cultures and genres.
Episode Chris Douridas' playlist, March 19, 2023
New releases in all genres.
Episode text/texmacs A rising demand for medical imaging tests
There are several reasons for the increasing use of medical imaging tests buy they may not always benefit the patient
Episode Nassir Nassirzadeh's playlist, March 19, 2023
Indie found sounds, nostalgic guilty pleasures, and introspective piano solos to help you feel deeply and move freely through life.
Episode KCRW broadcast 728
Fanatique! Greetings from Paris. Things have been going well out here. We haven’t seen snow for days and things are warming up.
Episode Metropolis playlist, March 18, 2023
Metropolis playlist, March 18, 2023.
Episode Dan Wilcox's playlist, March 18, 2023
Unearthing new discoveries, remixes and rarities, b-sides and lost classics.
Episode Raul Campos' playlist, March 18, 2023
Raul Campos creates a mix of emerging artists and current favorites, bringing essential cuts from around the world and a little closer to home -- from soulful grooves and fresh remixes to Latin rhythms and indie rock.
Episode Valida's playlist, March 18, 2023
Fasten your rocket seat belts - you will be going on a cosmic sonic adventure...From house and electro to world rhythms and beyond, Valida’s mixes are seamless as she takes her listeners on a sonic journey around the world and beyond...
Episode Understanding success — and why talent and ability are not always key
Hungarian-born network scientist and author of “The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success,” Albert-László Barabási, explains the disconnect between performance and success, and provides a better understanding of what success really is.
Episode Willem Dafoe, Farran Nehme and Daniels on The Treat
Willem Dafoe on “Inside,” critic Farran Nehme on an infamous Oscar moment, and Daniels on inspiration beyond Hollywood.
Episode Scott Dallavo's playlist, March 18, 2023
A one world celebration - truly global grooves from all decades and all corners of the earth.
Episode SiLVA's playlist, March 17, 2023
House, disco, trip hop, oldies and all of the deep cuts in between.
Episode Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras' playlist, March 17, 2023
A soulful rhythmic journey through time and space... sonic love notes from cities to mountain tops, to the heart of the tropics and into the cosmos.
Episode FREAKS ONLY playlist March 17: Wyldeflower guest hosts
Brand new ones from Say She She, Cuco, and Danielle Ponder. Plus, Peter Curtain, aka “The Gilles Peterson of Ireland,” shares a set of rising Irish artists.
Episode ECMAScript program Fungal apocalypse, Cambodian food, cream pies
Joe and Celia Ward-Wallace opened South LA Cafe with a mission to fight racial, social and economic inequality. Their next project? Overseeing the Natural History Museum's entire food and beverage program.
Episode Microsoft Word Document NYT producers examine rise and fall of Hollywood P.I. Anthony Pellicano in new doc
New York Times Presents’ reporters and producers Rachel Abrams and Liz Day discuss “Sin Eater: The Crimes of Anthony Pellicano” two-part documentary on FX and Hulu.
Episode Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist: March 17, 2023
From Cranberries to Fontaines D.C., Irish love abounds on St. Patrick’s Day. Plus, free tix to the Flaming Lips performing ‘Yoshimi,’ and new Childish Gambino.
Episode C header Walgreens in abortion fight: Private companies can’t evade politics?
Panelists discuss Walgreens’ decision to stop selling medication used to terminate a pregnancy in 21 states, the Supreme Court’s rising popularity, and drawing the line between free speech and hate speech.
Episode Netflix says ‘thanks, but no thanks’ to pricey Nancy Meyers’ film
Netflix passed on Nancy Meyers’ latest title due to budgetary disagreements. Why did the streamer pull back on a deal with a top filmmaker?
Episode Canon CRW raw image The Flaming Lips: ‘In the Morning of the Magicians’ (Live on KCRW)
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots is The Flaming Lips’ masterpiece recording, and you’ll be able to hear it in its entirety when the band comes to play the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles in August.
Episode It’s China’s Turn To Give Peace a Chance
The Iran-Saudi deal spells trouble for U.S. hegemony but potentially a new chapter of peace and prosperity in a deeply troubled world.