Latest Episodes

Episode Troff document ‘The Great’ creator on swearing, sex and ‘fun’ violence in 1700s Russia
Tony McNamara's viciously satirical Hulu series “The Great” follows young Empress Catherine's adventures in her adopted country: 18th century imperial Russia.
Episode Octet Stream It’s scoundrel time in the good ol’ USA
Critics of the West’s role in the Ukraine war, such as CIA veterans Ray McGovern and John Kiriakou, are being ostracized from the American media landscape.
Episode Octet Stream Op-ed: Suspects aplenty in CA high-speed homicide
Californians still support high-speed rail. But commentator Joe Mathews says state politicians are killing any chance of success by downsizing the bullet train.
Episode Netflix might turn into the very thing it disrupted: Cable TV
Netflix is trying to reassert itself as a streaming giant, but it projects losing some 2 million subscribers over the next quarter.
Episode Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist, May 19, 2022
KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Anthony Valadez & Novena Carmel.
Episode application/onenote J Rocc: ‘One’
An extraordinary original turntablist and founding member of the Beat Junkies, J Rocc helped transform the craft into an art form and is a seminal figure in the rise of instrumental hip-hop.
Episode Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras' playlist, May 18, 2022
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 Travis Holcombe's playlist, May 18, 2022
New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.
Episode image/x-jg Homelessness turns tiny homes into big business. Not everyone likes the product
Business is booming for a maker of the prefab homeless shelters known as tiny homes. Can a company banking on homelessness also help alleviate it?
Episode Troff document US women’s soccer pay equity could benefit other pro sports
The U.S. men’s and women’s soccer teams will split pay and prize money in a groundbreaking new collective bargaining agreement with the U.S. Soccer Federation.
Episode MBE May 18: Santigold, Say She She side grooves, and your exclusive invite to our party
KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Anthony Valadez & Novena Carmel.
Episode Troff document Suzanne Sheer: ‘Girls on the Internet’
Hailing from Philly, Suzanne Sheer is an R&B powerhouse who has an interesting take on her song “Girls on the Internet.”
Episode Francesca Harding's playlist, May 17, 2022
Music to make you feel.
Episode Travis Holcombe's playlist, May 17, 2022
New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.
Episode To save small businesses, help more tenants become owners
To prevent small businesses from being priced out of Boyle Heights, a nonprofit is buying commercial property and offering tenants a share in ownership.
Episode Amid baby formula shortage, how can stressed parents feed infants?
It could take two months until grocery shelves are restocked with infant formula. A pediatrician advises parents on how to feed their little ones in the meantime.
Episode MBE May 17: ‘Carmelo Haze’, ‘Tonga Conga’, and sounds for the soul
Chicago based quintet Dos Santos caught our attention with their latest string of releases, but band member Alex Chavez delivers with a new side project titled “Carmelo Haze” consisting of members of Brownout and Grupo Fantasma!
Episode PS document Les Baxter Orchestra: ‘Mai Tai’
Thanks to the folks at Real Gone Music , the classic 1963 exotica LP “The Soul of The Drums,” from the inventor of the genre Lex Baxter and his orchestra, is back! Take a sonic space-age journey with the alluring gem that is “Mai Tai.”
Episode José Galván's playlist, May 16, 2022
An infectious harmony of varied sounds and melodies that bridge cultures and genres.
Episode Tyler Boudreaux's playlist, May 16, 2022
A balanced diet of indie grooves, modern psych, alternative R&B and straight up rock and roll.
Episode C source code How movie lovers get entertained — and where — is changing
Landmark Theatres will close their arthouse location on Pico Boulevard after 15 years. Is this the beginning of the end of indie theaters?
Episode Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh always looked for human side of stories
This past weekend, six mass shootings rocked communities across the U.S. What’s causing the rise in gun violence?
Episode MBE May 16: Breathwork, ‘Excess,’ and your chance at a weekend getaway to beautiful downtown Burbank
Breathe deep into a new week as Bay Area psychedelic soul group Monophonics deliver a full recalibration of your spirit through the timeless sounds of their new album “Sage Motel.”
Episode John Moses's playlist, May 16, 2022
Cosmic breaks, cinematic soundscapes and ethereal outtakes, dipping and weaving between the folds.
Episode audio/x-realaudio Geese: ‘Low Era’
The excitement is building as fans discover Brooklyn-based outfit Geese. Before graduating from high school last year, they wrote, produced, and recorded their debut album “Projector” between getting home from school and their 10 p.m. curfew.
Episode LeRoy Downs' playlist, May 15, 2022
"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, May 15, 2022
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 Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras' playlist, May 15, 2022
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 Raul Campos' playlist, May 15, 2022
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, May 15, 2021
New releases in all genres.