This American Life
Hosted by Ira Glass
Built around the innovative personal vision of host Ira Glass, "This American Life," quite literally, pioneered a new kind of radio storytelling. Theweekly program explores a theme ? fiascos, conventions, the job that takes over your life ? through a playful mix of radio monologues, mini-documentaries, "found tape," short fiction, and unusual music.
Snap Judgment tells intriguing stories about extraordinary and defining events in people's lives. The program's raw, intimate, and musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to see a sliver of the world through another's eye. Snap Judgment host Glynn Washington takes listeners on a narrative journey - leaping from one person's frying pan into another person's fire. Deejay-driven musical delivery, paired with lush sound design, drops listeners into the very heart of what matters. Snap Judgment's fast-paced (sometimes dark, sometimes playful) narrative highlights people from across the globe who put everything on the line. Glynn Washington explains, "It's storytelling... with a beat."
Jad Abumrad with co-host Robert Krulwich
Radio Lab is an experiential investigation program that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radio Lab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music.
Radio Lab is designed for listeners who demand skepticism but appreciate wonder; who are curious about the world, but also want to be moved and surprised.
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"Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know?Radio Hour" is a one-hour comedy/quiz/interview show distributed by PRI, Public Radio International. Regular elements of every program include a "Whad'Ya Know?" Quiz, Feldman's foray into the live studio audience to chat with fans, jazz with John Thulin and the "Whad'Ya Know?" Band, and banter with sidekick Jim Packard. During the Quiz, host and quiz-master Michael Feldman invites callers and audience members to test their knowledge from five categories drawn from Feldman's seemingly limitless store of insignificant (but also somehow, important) information.
Le Show with Harry Shearer
A weekly, hour-long romp through the worlds of media, politics, sports and show business, leavened with an eclectic mix of mysterious music, hosted by Harry Shearer.
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BBC World Service Overnight
For over 70 years, BBC World Service has been the globe's most comprehensive source for news. No other news source has a network of international correspondents, reporters and producers to rival BBC. When news breaks ? anywhere, anytime ? BBC is there.
Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, & Brian Balogh
BackStory is a weekly hour-long show in which renowned U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh tear a topic from the headlines and plumb its historical depths. Over the course of each episode, the historian-hosts are joined by people in the news, callers, and fellow scholars interested in exploring the roots of contemporary America. Together, they reveal the connections -- and disconnections -- between past and present. With its passionate, intelligent, and irreverent approach, BackStory is essential listening for a broad range of audiences.
Moyers & Company
Continuing his long-running conversation with the American public, Moyers returns with Moyers & Company, a weekly series the veteran journalist says will try to make sense of our tumultuous times, "for myself and hopefully for anyone who wants to keep me company."
The Business is public radio's show about the business of show business. This entertaining half-hour about the people who make entertainment is hosted by Kim Masters, Editor at Large for The Hollywood Reporter. A former Hollywood correspondent for NPR, she has served as a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, Time and Esquire, and was a staff reporter for The Washington Post.
Krista Tippett on Being
Speaking of Faith is public radio's conversation about religion, meaning, ethics and ideas. Each week, host Krista Tippett focuses on a different theme, asking writers, scientists, historians and others to discuss how religion shapes everyday life.
Whether revealing events in small-town America or overseas, or profiling notable personalities, Weekend Edition from NPR News appreciates the extraordinary details that make up every story. This two-hour morning newsmagazine covers hard news, a wide variety of newsmakers, and cultural stories with care, accuracy, and a wink of humor, courtesy of hosts Scott Simon and Liane Hansen.
Local Anchor: John Andres
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
Hosted by Peter Sagal
For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's news and newsmakers, listen no further than Wait Wait?Don't Tell Me!, the oddly informative news quiz from NPR. During each fast-paced, irreverent show, host Peter Sagal leads what might be characterized as the news Olympics. Callers, panelists, and guests compete by answering questions about the week's events, identifying impersonations, filling in the blanks at lightening speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks. Listeners vie for a chance to win the most coveted prize in radio: having official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell record the outgoing message on their home answering machine.
magine the Marx Brothers answering questions about automobiles. Picture Monty Python trying to imitate car noises. Think of A.J. Foyt telling someone how to open the car hood. Mix it all up, throw in a little Dr. Ruth and a little Smothers Brothers, and you've got Car Talk, NPR's Peabody Award-winning radio program heard by more than 4 million listeners each week.
A Prairie Home Companion
Hosted by Garrison Keillor
The only live music and variety show aired nationwide today, A Prairie Home Companion is now in its 30th year of production. A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music, and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon."
America's Test Kitchen
Food has become a national obsession and with it a multitude of flashy programs, magazines, books and blogs – ranging from pure entertainment to celebrity showcases. Yet they aren't much help to the every day cook. That's why America's Test Kitchen in Boston wants to find a better way to make a food program for radio.
America's Test Kitchen Radio is a food program for right now – filled with clear, practical information, without the gourmet fuss. The hour is all about insights, tips and techniques that illuminate the truth about real home cooking. There will be some mystery, too, like why bad things happen to good recipes and the science behind good results.
The team behind America's Test Kitchen Radio knows something about connecting with audiences. Some two million public television fans watch each episode of America's Test Kitchen, the most watched weekend lifestyle show on public TV.
America's Test Kitchen Radio host Chris Kimball will introduce listeners to an eclectic collection of test cooks and food experts from the Test Kitchen, and people who come at food and cooking from unique and useful perspectives, with rich stories to tell.
The Splendid Table
The Splendid Table is a culinary, culture and lifestyle program that celebrates the intersection of food and life. Each week, The Splendid Table's Lynne Rossetto Kasper leads public radio audiences on a journey of the senses and leads discussions with a variety of writers and personalities who share their passion for the culinary delights.
Lynne Rossetto Kasper has won numerous awards as host of The Splendid Table, including three James Beard Foundation Awards (1998, 1999 and 2008) for Best National Radio Show on Food, and a Gracie Allen Award in 2000 for Best Syndicated Talk Show.
Living On Earth
Hosted by Steve Curwood, the award-winning environmental news program "Living on Earth" delves into the leading issues affecting the world we inhabit. As the population continues to rise and the management of the earth's resources becomes even more critical, "Living on Earth" examines the issues facing our increasingly interdependent world.
"Living on Earth" presents riveting features and commentary on everything from culture, economics and technology to health, law, food and transportation. It covers topics from the small challenges of everyday life to the future state of the environment and the health and well-being of the world's inhabitants.
All Things Considered
Hosted by Debbie Elliott
Since its debut in 1971, this afternoon radio newsmagazine has delivered in-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Heard by more than 11 million* people on over 600 radio stations each week, All Things Considered is one of the most popular programs in America. Debbie Elliott hosts a one-hour edition of the program on Saturday and Sunday. Broadcast also includes the AM 1370 news team with local news coverage.