Latest Episodes

Episode Metropolis playlist, June 29, 2024
Jason Bentley captures the hypnotic pulse of modern city life on Saturday night.
Episode Seun Kuti & Egypt 80: ‘Dey’ (Feat. Damian Marley)
You are about to hear history in the making as we mark the first recording binding the musical royalty of the Kuti Afrobeat kings and the premiere reggae Marley clan.
Episode Raul Campos' playlist, July 21th, 2024
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 Chris Douridas' playlist, July 21th, 2024
New releases in all genres.
Episode Can birth control mess with the mind? Navigating pregnancy with mental disorders
Social psychologist Sarah Hill delves into how oral contraceptives may impact our minds, while psychiatrist Emily Dosssett addresses concerns about navigating mental health before, during, and after pregnancy.
Episode Unproven Claims for Dietary Supplements
We are regularly bombarded with advertisements promoting unproven and non-approved dietary supplements. Congress has chosen to look the other way.
Episode Metropolis playlist, July 20th, 2024
Jason Bentley captures the hypnotic pulse of modern city life on Saturday night.
Episode Nassir Nassirzadeh's playlist, July 20th, 2024
Indie found sounds, nostalgic guilty pleasures, and introspective piano solos to help you feel deeply and move freely through life.
Episode Raul Campos' playlist, July 20th, 2024
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 Anne Litt's playlist, July 20th, 2024
Anne Litt hosts unexpected choices in progressive pop and new rhythms.
Episode Alma Har’el, Sir Christopher Frayling, and Brad Falchuk on The Treat
Filmmaker Alma Har’el on her Apple TV+ mystery “Lady in The Lake,” scholar Sir Christopher Fray talks Sergio Leone milestones, and Brad Falchuk has The Treat.
Episode SiLVA's playlist, July 19th, 2024
House, disco, trip hop, oldies and all of the deep cuts in between.
Episode FREAKS ONLY playlist: July 19, 2024
New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm, only on FREAKS ONLY by Travis Holcombe.
Episode Troff document Tortilla extortion, Italian snacks, LA Times Restaurant of the Year
Mary Beth Sheridan details how drug cartels in Mexico have begun extorting tortilla vendors. Stef Ferrari raises a glass to stuzzichini, Italian bites served during aperitivo.
Episode KCRW Broadcast 798
Fanatic! I hope you had a hydrated and music-filled week.
Episode Unidata NetCDF document Trump recounts PA shooting, stumps heavily in winding RNC speech
After surviving an assassination attempt, Donald Trump shared a new message of unity at the RNC. Does this signal a change in his GOP vision?
Episode Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist: July 19th, 2024
Childish Gambino’s new LP “Bando Stone and the New World” is reportedly his last so tune in for our spin of the cameo stacked “No Excuses.”
Episode FX’s Emmy domination; ‘Shōgun’ makes awards history
The 2024 Emmy nominations are here, with lots of record-breaking nods and surprises to unpack — along with the strategy behind Disney’s acquisition of FX. What does the success of Shōgun and The Bear say about streaming?
Episode Never forget Julian Assange
Although Julian Assange is free and home in his native Australia, his story and decade-long suffering at the hands of the U.S. government must never be forgotten for the sake of the survival of the First Amendment.
Episode LAX says air traffic is picking up after global IT outage
Air traffic is picking up at LAX after a global technology outage grounded three major airlines. Travelers should check their flights online before heading to airports.
Episode Troff document John Cale: ‘How We See The Light’
Living legend and co-founder of the seminal band The Velvet Underground, John Cale is infuriated by the intentional, greedy destruction of our planet.
Episode Weekend film reviews: ‘Twisters,’ ‘Oddity,’ ‘Crossing’
The latest film releases are Twisters, Oddity, Crossing, and Skywalkers: A Love Story. Weighing in are Monica Castillo, freelance film critic and senior film programmer at the Jacob Burns Film Center, and Tim Grierson, senior U.S. critic for Screen International and author of This Is How You Make a Movie.
Episode Beyond hunger: How nutrition insecurity affects Angelenos differently
While food insecurity means not having enough meals, nutrition insecurity is the lack of essential protein, vitamins, minerals, etc. How are different LA communities affected by both?
Episode FREAKS ONLY playlist: July 18, 2024
“Gem Lingo (ovr now),” Overmono’s freshly released collab with Ruthven awaits your click into this edition of FO.
Episode ECMAScript program Brighten soup and protein dishes with these 3 green sauces
Mexican tomatillo salsa, Indian green chutney, and Italian salsa verde — use them as condiments for grilled meat, fish, or tofu.
Episode Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist: July 18th, 2024
We recently learned that DJ and producer LP Giobbi is on a quest to become a one woman jam band, we’re in full support.
Episode Troff document José James: KCRW Live from HQ
Soul-jazz-hip-hop stalwart José James hits KCRW with his fifth(!) performance, sharing highlights from “1978” — his most soulful, funky, and political album yet.
Episode Women with Wrenches gets drivers under the hood, demystifies cars
Women with Wrenches demystifies the often male-dominated field of auto repair and upkeep, teaching attendees the basics of car maintenance.
Episode Melenas: ‘Bang’ (Peanut Butter Wolf Remix)
Pamplona, Spain’s indie pop quartet Melenas released their third album Ahora in 2023, and their sonic palette further expanded in 2024 with a remix EP featuring a Peanut Butter Wolf reworking of “Bang” — and it is just that!
Episode chemical/x-mdl-rdfile Rainy winters and sewage are worsening CA beach water quality
Nonprofit Heal the Bay is out with its annual report card on water quality at CA beaches. It found that rainy winters may be making the ocean more toxic.