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Streaming NPR News Radio, To The Point, BBC World News, All Things Considered, Left Right and Center, Which Way LA, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition Live from Los Angeles, CA on KCRW 89.9 FM.
“What’s wrong with me?” Each episode of this documentary series begins as a medical mystery. But once you peel back the layers, more questions emerge.
Don't @ Me with Justin Simien
Join me, Justin Simien, each week for unfiltered conversations with the stars, artists and creators shaping our culture. If you’ve seen my show and film, Dear White People, you know we’re going to get into how race, gender, and sexuality impacts our lives and shapes our work. Beyond the knee-jerk reactions and Twitter hot takes, my guests and I get real and raw. Don't like what you hear? Don't @ Me.
Left, Right & Center
Left, Right & Center is KCRW’s weekly civilized yet provocative confrontation over politics, policy and pop culture. Josh Barro, representing the Center, hosts a discussion of the week’s news and issues with thought leaders on the Right and Left, and expert guests. In today’s world, the lines between parties and ideologies seem distinct, but are they really? Hear how the other side thinks on the issues that matter most. From the news that dominates the headlines to the important topics below the fold, Left, Right & Center busts the opinion bubbles and echo chambers with genuine discussion and real talk. On the air since 1996, Left, Right & Center is consistently ranked among the top politics and news podcasts.
To the Point
A weekly reality-check on the issues Americans care about most. Host Warren Olney draws on his decades of experience to explore the people and issues shaping – and disrupting - our world. How did everything change so fast? Where are we headed? The conversations are informal, edgy and always informative. If Warren's asking, you want to know the answer.
Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Madeleine Brand hosts Press Play, examining the latest ideas and trends shaping our world and Los Angeles. Streaming & podcast daily at KCRW.com.
Welcome to LA
Los Angeles is a city carved out of the desert – a conjured image of paradise. These are the stories of people who learn what lies beyond the dream – yacht parties with theremin makers that end on the rocks, low-budget filmmaking that blurs the line between truth and fiction, movie stars and Hollywood hopefuls whose stories seem too crazy to be true. Welcome to Los Angeles.
Good Food
Everything you wanted to know about good cooking, good eating, good food! From LA Chef, author, radio host, and restaurateur Evan Kleiman, at KCRW.com.
Lost Notes
The greatest music stories never told. Explore the amazing stories of how 60s rock hit “Louie, Louie” triggered an FBI investigation, the outlaw Brooklyn radio station WBAD that tracked the rise of 90s hip hop, and the man who went from Folsom Prison inmate to Johnny Cash’s bandmate.
LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers
There are so many lawyers, lawsuits and legal news surrounding President Trump that we needed to call our own lawyer. In this special weekly series from Left, Right & Center, Josh Barro and former federal prosecutor and criminal defense attorney Ken White untangle the legal drama facing the president and his associates. Each week, Josh and Ken talk about law, libel, defamation, the Mueller investigation, and all the names in the headlines, from Michael Cohen to Stormy Daniels.
Unbelievably true stories of chance encounters that changed the world. A pair of mail-order shoes that led to the film The Outsiders. A secret road to a California paradise. The day LA and smog first met. Stories that will stick in your head like a memory. It’s UnFictional, hosted by Bob Carlson.
All Things Considered
National Public Radio's weekday afternoon newsmagazine.
All Things Considered (Weekend)
National Public Radio's weekend afternoon newsmagazine.
Art Talk
Art reviews from art critics Edward Goldman and Hunter Drohojowska-Philp.
BBC World Service
The BBC World Service provides international news, analysis and information in English and 32 other languages.
Bookworm, a premier literary talk show providing intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations. Hosted by Michael Silverblatt at KCRW.com.
Curious Coast
Whether you're a lifelong local or new to Southern California, there's always something new to discover.  So what do you want to know? Curious Coast answers your questions about the region, its culture and the people who live here. Submit yours: KCRW.com/CuriousCoast .
Design and Architecture
A thoughtful look at architecture and design in the modern age.
Film Reviews
The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic of The Wall Street Journal, Joe Morgenstern reviews films weekly in the paper and on KCRW.
Freakonomics Radio
Stories that use the tools of economics to explore hidden side of everything, telling you things you always thought you knew but didn't, and things you never thought you wanted to know, but do.
Good Food on the Road
KCRW’s Good Food host Evan Kleiman talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer Jonathan Gold of The Los Angeles Times about places you may not have tried yet, but ought to. Get Jonathan Gold's weekly restaurant suggestion sent to your phone. Text the "Good Food" to 69866 and get a text with the name, address and phone number of this week's restaurant.
Here Be Monsters
An immersive series of audio documentaries that focus on the forgotten corners of our minds. Beautiful sounds and stories that explore fear, curiosity and the unknown. Episode topics include crow death rituals, flesh eating beetles, internet scammers, nudism, hitchhiking, faith healing, transgender childhood, fake Sasquatch sightings, Cthulhu, psychological warfare, and prayers to Satan. 20 episodes per year. Released every other Wednesday from September to June. Produced independently by Jeff Emtman and Bethany Denton.
Hollywood Breakdown
KCRW’s 'The Business' host Kim Masters breaks down Hollywood's top stories.
Joe Frank: Return Engagement
“Radio noir,” selected from 230-plus hours of Frank's original programs. Each hour can contain a philosophical exploration, an intimate confession, an absurd comedy, a dark tragedy; all of which he takes to the farthest edge while bringing the listener along for the alternately emotional and/or enlightening ride...
KCRW Presents Zocalo Public Square
Zócalo Public Square connects people to ideas and to each other in an open, accessible, non-partisan and broad-minded spirit.
KCRW at Riot LA
A recording from KCRW's showcase at Riot, LA's newest comedy festival.
LA Observed
The week's top stories in LA media, politics and culture.
LA Review of Books on KCRW
Conversations on the written word from the Los Angeles Review of Books and KCRW.
Le Show (Harry Shearer)
A weekly, hour's worth of Harry Shearer.
Business news with a global perspective from American Public Media.
Martini Shot
A wry take on real life in Hollywood.
Morning Edition
National Public Radio's morning newsmagazine.
News Special Programming
News Special Programming
One Year Later
One Year Later is a special series that takes a new approach to the national political debate. A year after a polarizing election, three hosts, each with a distinct perspective, speak honestly about America's differences and look for ways to bridge the country's divides.   What's your perspective? Call us at 424-272-7082 !  Share your thoughts .
Opening the Curtain
Musings on what Los Angeles theater is - and can be.
Orange County Line
A weekly tour of the real Orange County, warts and all, with reporter Gustavo Arellano
WNYC's Radiolab
Experiments with sound and style that allow science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music...
Santa Monica City Council
Live coverage of the Santa Monica City Council meetings. The Santa Monica City Council regularly meets at 5:45pm, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, and holds additional special meetings, as needed. (KCRW coverage of the meetings airs 8pm-midnight.) All City Council meetings are open to the public, and members of the public may comment on any item listed on the agenda. For additional information, go to www.SMGov.net .
Second Opinion
An examination of medical ethics and the practioners who define them.
Sonic Trace
Sonic Trace is KCRW's story-telling project that begins in the heart of Los Angeles and crosses into Mexico and across Latin America.
Special Programming
KCRW news, culture and arts programming that's not regularly scheduled.
State of the Re:Union
Al Letson travels the country to find compelling stories of community, and tell them with honesty, perspective, and deep curiosity.
Since 2005, StoryCorps has collected the memories of people from all fifty states and every imaginable walk of life, identity group, age, and state of mind.
From Peabody Award winner & The Moth, Lea Thau presents Strangers, true stories about people and their lives. Streaming & podcast at KCRW.com.
TED Radio Hour
The TED Radio Hour takes you on a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions and new ways to think and create. Based on riveting TEDTalks from the world's most remarkable minds.
The 805
The stories shaping California's Central Coast, hosted by Jonathan Bastian.
The Business
The Business, an in-depth look inside the business of entertainment. Hosted by editor-at-Large of the Hollywood Reporter Kim Masters, at KCRW.com.
The Mixer
Steve Chiotakis talks to Los Angeles journalists about the week's leading news stories.
The Moth Radio Hour
Storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers, and take the audience on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating.
The Organist
Take a weird, thoughtful and pleasurable journey into literature, music, art, philosophy, the internet, language, and history with McSweeney's and KCRW. This unconventional arts-and-culture magazine features contributors and guests like Miranda July, George Saunders, Lena Dunham, Tig Notaro, and Sarah Silverman.
The Score
A commentary on sports.
The Spin-off
Hosted by TV journalists Michael Schneider and Joe Adalian, KCRW's The Spin-off is the podcast that takes you inside the television industry. Twice a month we feature in-depth conversations with people who are changing what and how we watch. You'll hear from showrunners, writers, actors, executives and other TV journalists tackling the latest news and evolutions in television.
The Treatment
In-depth interviews with the most innovative & influential people in entertainment, art, and pop culture. Hosted by film critic Elvis Mitchell, at KCRW.com.
The World
A weekday mix of news, features, interviews and music from around the globe.
There Goes the Neighborhood
Los Angeles is having an identity crisis. City officials tout new development and shiny commuter trains, while longtime residents are doing all they can to hang on to home. This eight-part series is supported by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.
This American Life
There's what happened, and there's the story that gets told about what happened. Sometimes the two things don't match up very well.
This...Is Interesting
Matt Miller – Washington Post columnist and Left, Right & Center host – talks to the world's most provocative thinkers. As timely as the week's headlines, yet tackling subjects destined to influence events for years. This...Is Interesting brings to listeners the people and ideas that are shaping our world.
WTF with Marc Maron
In-depth interviews with Conan O'Brien, Janeane Garofalo, Robin Williams, Judd Apatow, Carlos Mencia, Margaret Cho, Ben Stiller, Louis CK and others...
Weekend Edition Saturday
NPR's Saturday morning news program.
Weekend Edition Sunday
NPR's Sunday morning news program.
Which Way, L.A.?
KCRW's signature local public affairs program has expanded to include today's top national and international news, as well as local issues.
Go behind the gates of America’s largest port complex for an intimate and unflinching look at the lives riding the waves of supply and demand.
Invisibilia is about the unseen forces that control human behavior -- things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions, and thoughts.
Reveal is a new investigative program from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. It's hosted by Al Letson, the recipient of multiple journalism awards for his original series, State of the Re:Union.
Below the Ten: Life in South LA
Below the Ten: Stories of South LA  is an ongoing series telling intimate stories about the people who live in the neighborhoods south of the 10 Freeway, including Watts, Jefferson Park, and Compton. The series is supported by a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.
Zócalo's Connecting California
Every week, Zócalo columnist and fourth-generation Southern Californian Joe Mathews talks to Morning Edition host Chery Glaser about 21st-century California's people, politics, trends and idiosyncrasies.
Scheer Intelligence
Scheer Intelligence features thoughtful and provocative conversations with "American Originals" -- people who, through a lifetime of engagement with political issues, offer unique and often surprising perspectives on the day's most important issues.
WNYC's On the Media
On the Media is the program for people eager to challenge their assumptions. Every week, it uses the media as a magnifying glass to reveal the deeper truths behind the daily onslaught of information.
The New Yorker Radio Hour
The New Yorker Radio Hour is the program you will look forward to curling up with every weekend. David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker, is joined by the magazine's award-winning writers in a weekly hour of radio that will both delight and inform.
KCRW Investigates
KCRW Investigates is an ongoing series focusing on some of the most vulnerable workers and the industries that employ them.
Off the Block
A trip to jail, even a short stint, can upend many lives - the inmate, their loved ones, and their children among others. This series traces the path from city block to jail block and back.
The Document
The Document is KCRW's new kind of mashup of documentaries and radio - telling addictive, real life, right now stories. The show goes beyond documentary clips and interviews, working with filmmakers to mine great stories from the raw footage of films present, past and in-progress. These aren’t based on a true story, they are the true story.
Celestial Blood
Celestial Blood is a bilingual radionovela about love and secrets in the family of twins Sol and Mundo Lucero. It’s narrated by Mexican actress Kate del Castillo.
Sangre Celestial
Amor. Mentiras. Una receta secreta. Acompaña a Kate del Castillo y sigue las aventuras de los gemelos Sol y Mundo Lucero mientras tratan de descubrir la verdad acerca de su padre muerto Arturo. Pista: está en el infierno.
Screengrab is a new KCRW commentary segment hosted by veteran TV journalists Michael Schneider and Joe Adalian. Each week, they'll have a lively discussion about the evolving world of television and that screens -- be they tablets, phones or TV sets -- increasingly dominate our lives.
KCRW Features
KCRW's stories, special interviews, and in-depth reporting from the field. KCRW's features air on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
It's your city. What do you hear? KCRW looks at the sounds and people that make Los Angeles unique. Submit yours! kcrw.com/soundsla
The Takeaway
The Takeaway, hosted by Tanzina Vega is a one-hour daily news show that reveals unexpected insights into the day’s news, fills a need for greater context, and interacts with audiences in a way that no other public radio news program offers. The Takeaway convenes conversations across social divides to give listeners not just the information, but the complex, nuanced perspectives they need for understanding and participation.
The Daily
This is what the news should sound like. Hosted by Michael Barbaro and powered by The New York Times' newsroom, The Daily brings listeners the biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. The Daily focuses on just one or two stories each weekday, offering listeners a 30-minute, deep, textured portrait of the characters and human stakes driving the news.

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