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Critics review the latest film releases: “Abigail,” “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare,” “We Grown Now,” and “The People's Joker.”

Critics review the latest film releases: “Abigail,” “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare,” “We Grown Now,” and “The People's Joker.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Participant Media shuts down after two decades; Congressmembers probe development of ‘Spulu’

A look at Jeff Skoll’s decision to close Participant Media after 20 years and why Congress is going after Disney-Fox-Warner’s joint sports streamer.

Michael Pollan’s long and strange trip: shifting perspectives on food and psychedelics

Michael Pollan, investigative journalist, writer, and author of numerous books including “This is Your Mind on Plants” talks about his trip into the world of food and the new science…

Salvadoran cuisine gets a stunning new cookbook

When Karla Vasquez couldn't find an English-language Salvadoran cookbook that she loved, she created her own.

KCRW Partner Screening: 'Hacks' Season 3

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KCRW, Vidiots, and Max invite you to a special advance screening of Hacks Season 3 at Vidiots, located in Eagle Rock.

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

KCRW's signature daily music show. New releases, live performances, and interviews.

Apr. 22 2 hr, 48 min

LeRoy Downs

A varied sonic experience to jazz, blending music, style, and culture.

Apr. 21 2 hr

Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras

Music to lift your spirits. An expansive sonic journey featuring new and classic rhythms from all over the globe.

Apr. 21 2 hr, 49 min

Jason Kramer

Carefully curated music from around the world.

Apr. 21 1 hr, 59 min

Dan Wilcox

Unearthing new discoveries, remixes and rarities, b-sides and lost classics.

Apr. 21 2 hr, 48 min

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In between Coachella weekends and ahead of their feverishly anticipated new LP “Hyperdrama,” French duo Justice stop by to nerd out about records.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

The Los Angeles Rebellion gives queer men a platform to take competition seriously while finding their people.

from KCRW Features

KCRW DJ Chris Douridas (re)takes the MBE hosting reigns to share Willow’s wildly ambitious jazz-rock opus “b i g f e e l i n g s”, the cinematic-leaning “Dreamers in the Field” from…

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Is the media’s coverage adding to the difficulties of Donald Trump’s criminal case? Where does protest cross the line into hate speech?

from Left, Right & Center

This Week on KCRW

Chris Douridas guest hosts Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist: Apr. 22, 2024

Chris Douridas guest hosts Morning Becomes Eclectic.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

For the last 20 years, The Avett Brothers anchored their status in the Americana/folk-rock arena with sophisticated sibling harmonies, ardent lyrics, and their own blend of country…

Today’s Top Tune: The Avett Brothers ‘Love Of A Girl’

For the last 20 years, The Avett Brothers anchored their status in the Americana/folk-rock arena with sophisticated sibling harmonies, ardent lyrics, and their own blend of country…

from Today's Top Tune

"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.

LeRoy Downs' playlist, April 21, 2024

"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.

from LeRoy Downs

Music to lift your spirits. An expansive sonic journey featuring new and classic rhythms from all over the globe.

Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras' playlist, April 21, 2024

Music to lift your spirits. An expansive sonic journey featuring new and classic rhythms from all over the globe.

from Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras

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…

Jason Kramer's playlist, April 21, 2024

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…

from Jason Kramer

Unearthing new discoveries, remixes and rarities, b-sides and lost classics.

Dan Wilcox's playlist, April 21, 2024

Unearthing new discoveries, remixes and rarities, b-sides and lost classics.

from Dan Wilcox

A sonic trip through the past, present and future of roots music.

Jeremy Sole's playlist, April 21, 2024

A sonic trip through the past, present and future of roots music.

from Jeremy Sole

America's dependency on foreign medical graduates, helps us but disadvantages countries around the world.

Brain Drain

America's dependency on foreign medical graduates, helps us but disadvantages countries around the world.

from Second Opinion

KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

Eclectic 24

KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

Fanatic! Our show for tonight is obviously conceptual as the briefest scans of our list of tracks informs.

KCRW Broadcast 785

Fanatic! Our show for tonight is obviously conceptual as the briefest scans of our list of tracks informs.

from Henry Rollins

Jason Bentley captures the hypnotic pulse of modern city life on Saturday night.

Metropolis playlist, April 20, 2024

Jason Bentley captures the hypnotic pulse of modern city life on Saturday night.

from Metropolis

Music to lift your spirits. An expansive sonic journey featuring new and classic rhythms from all over the globe.

Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras' playlist, April 20, 2024

Music to lift your spirits. An expansive sonic journey featuring new and classic rhythms from all over the globe.

from Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras

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…

Jason Kramer's playlist, April 20, 2024

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…

from Jason Kramer

Unearthing new discoveries, remixes and rarities, b-sides and lost classics.

Dan Wilcox's playlist, April 20, 2024

Unearthing new discoveries, remixes and rarities, b-sides and lost classics.

from Dan Wilcox

Having taken many roles which allow him to explore faith and commitment, actor Jovan Adepo’s latest finds him as a physicist dealing with a “3 Body Problem”.

Actor Jovan Adepo and the ‘3 Body Problem’

Having taken many roles which allow him to explore faith and commitment, actor Jovan Adepo’s latest finds him as a physicist dealing with a “3 Body Problem”.

from The Treatment

Actor Kiefer Sutherland favors making TV over making films and he’s telling us why.

Kiefer Sutherland loves working with iconic filmmakers (but he prefers TV)

Actor Kiefer Sutherland favors making TV over making films and he’s telling us why.

from The Treatment

NPR’s Scott Simon reflects on the very modern loneliness expressed via Stephen Sondheim's song "Another Hundred People" from the 1970 musical “Company”.

Scott Simon on Stephen Sondheim’s "Another Hundred People"

NPR’s Scott Simon reflects on the very modern loneliness expressed via Stephen Sondheim's song "Another Hundred People" from the 1970 musical “Company”.

from The Treatment

KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

Eclectic 24

KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

Eclectic 24

KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.