Henry Rollins hosts a great mix of all kinds from all over from all time.
“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.
There are so many lawyers, so many lawsuits and so much legal news surrounding President Trump that we decided to call our own lawyer to catch you up.
Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.
Evan Kleiman's taste of life, culture and the human species.
Kim Masters, host of KCRW’s The Business, breaks down Hollywood's top stories.
A storytelling show that explores the night, the landscape of the unseen, and how thoughts, feelings and behaviors transform in the dark.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic of The Wall Street Journal, Joe Morgenstern reviews films weekly in the paper and on KCRW.
Tanis is a bi-weekly podcast from the Public Radio Alliance, and is hosted by Nic Silver. Tanis is a serialized docudrama about a fascinating and surprising mystery: the myth of Tanis. Tanis is an exploration of the nature of truth, conspiracy, and information. Tanis is what happens when the lines of science and fiction start to blur... Support TANIS to hear exclusive MINI and BONUS EPISODES and more! http://patreon.com/tanispodcast Please rate and review on iTunes if you enjoy TANIS! http:/ ...
KCRW's Life Examined is a one-hour weekly show exploring science, philosophy, faith — and finding meaning in the modern world. The show is hosted by Jonathan Bastian. Please tune in Saturdays at 9 a.m., or find it as a podcast.
Host Madeleine Brand looks at news, culture and emerging trends through the lens of Los Angeles.
Host Frances Anderton looks at design and architecture from a Los Angeles perspective.
Left, Right & Center is KCRW’s weekly civilized yet provocative confrontation over politics, policy and pop culture.
Every week, host Elvis Mitchell conducts in-depth interviews with the most innovative and influential people working in entertainment, art, and pop culture.
Los Angeles is a city carved out of the desert — a conjured image of paradise. Award-winning journalist David Weinberg returns with stories of people who learn what lies beyond the dream.
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.
A collection of the greatest music stories never told. This season the poet and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib explores a single year: 1980 - the brilliant, awkward and sometimes heartbreaking opening to a monumental decade in popular music.
A recording from KCRW's showcase at Riot, LA's newest comedy festival.
A weekday download of standout songs, including advance releases, exclusive live tracks recorded at KCRW, remixes, and an introduction to new artists on our radar.
An examination of medical ethics and the practioners who define them.
The stories shaping California's Central Coast, hosted by Jonathan Bastian.
The week's top stories in LA media, politics and culture.
Steve Chiotakis talks to Los Angeles journalists about the week's leading news stories.
A monthly 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?...
Host Steve Chiotakis connects you to the people and places of Southern California.
Los Angeles County is spending hundreds of millions of dollars a year to combat homelessness. Yet the problem is getting worse. Why? Well, part of the answer is simple: LA's severe shortage of affordable housing. But that's not all there is to it....
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.
KCRW's Guest DJ Project invites an array of cultural luminaries to share and discuss songs that have inspired and moved them with a KCRW DJ.
This season on UnFictional: Stories of fantasy: a childhood dream that becomes a life, impossible goals, underground worlds, adapting to new realities, memories of old friends and relations that become more real than the truth. It’s UnFictional,...
Fanatic, I hope you’re okay with the new time slot. I reckon if you can listen to the show on Sunday at the old regular time, maybe we get the best of both worlds. We’re stoked to be on Saturday nights and of course, honored to be taking the baton from Jason J-Money Bentley and running it to the finish line at 0000 hrs. Thanks so much for listening…
Psychedelics have been used for thousands of years but in a provocative new book “The Immortality Key” author Brian Muraresku explores their impact on early Western civilization. Were the ancient Greeks, Romans and early Chrisitians influenced in their religious practices by psychedelics? Psilocybin, known by many as magic mushrooms, is being used …
"The Witches," Robert Zemeckis's remake of the 1990 version of the dark Roald Dahl novel, transfers the action from Norway and the United Kingdom to Alabama in the late 1960s. That's a good idea with one substantial reservation. Remaking a cult classic turns out to be a digital-effects extravaganza and too much of a good thing.…
While PPE is lifesaving, it is creating environmental damage for the future.By KCRW
It was the last debate of the campaign, and it was less crazy than the last one. NBC’s Kristen Welker kept it on lockdown with some help from a mute button. There was also a lot more policy discussion in this debate than the last. Josh Barro talks with Tim Carney and Christine Emba about President Trump and Joe Biden’s exchanges on schools and the …
Harold McGee explores how different varieties of herbs impart a range of aromas, and how heat introduces scents into raw ingredients around the world. Nik Sharma identifies the flavor equation and factors emotion into eating and taste.By KCRW
LA County announced this week that schools here can bring up to a quarter of their students back to campus at a time. This applies only to students who need special services, like those with disabilities or who are learning English.By KCRW
Quibi announced it’s shutting down next month, and Hollywood is trying to pinpoint what went wrong.By KCRW
Acclaimed Indigenous Australian singer Emma Donovan started out singing in her family band. Later on, the singer/songwriter founded her own acapella group to launch her own songs. Now she’s teamed up with the Melbourne based band The Putbacks, becoming a powerful force. Take a listen to “Don’t Give Up On Me.”…
Attorney Ronald Goldfarb offers a scathing indictment of American law and lawyers in his new book, The Price of Justice.By KCRW
Dozens of immersive but socially distanced Halloween events have popped up across Southern California. KCRW visits The Bite LA at Legg Lake, and looks at other holiday destinations designed around pandemic life.By KCRW
More than 5 million Californians have already cast ballots in the general election. That’s roughly 24% of all registered voters. There are still 12 days to go.By KCRW
Charles Yu’s "Interior Chinatown" is a contemporary novel about dealing with the difficulty of being whoever you are.By KCRW
Local hero and international star, Ben Harper knows his way around a lap steel guitar and for the first time ever releases an all instrumental solo full length. The 15 original songs named after different cities around the world highlight some of his favorite places including “Paris.”By KCRW
Back in Seattle, Nic sees two doctors: one who helps him with his brain, and one who may have been partially responsible for scrambling it. Meanwhile, up in Northern British Columbia, there’s a break in the case. SUPPORT TANIS ON PATREON FOR A WHOLE BUNCH OF EXCLUSIVE BONUS AUDIO AND VISUAL STUFF! http://patreon.com/tanispodcast If you enjoy the sh…
During the pandemic, the co-owners of downtown LA’s The Last Bookstore nearly ran out of money, laid off most of their staff, and closed their store. Then they began offering curated book bundles based on customers’ interests, conducting more online sales, and renting out their store for small events. The store is now back open for in-person shoppi…
Jean Carroll accused President Trump of raping her in the 1990s. The president crassly denied her allegation, and she sued him for defamation, saying that he defamed her by calling her a liar. The federal government has sought to intervene here, stepping into Trump’s shoes and becoming the defendant in the case, and now they are arguing that when t…
President Trump told Americans in late January that the government was ready for coronavirus. In an interview with CNBC, on the day Seattle recorded the first U.S. case of COVID-19, Trump said, “We have it totally under control.”By KCRW
A daring and experimental artist Juana Molina will issue her first live album recorded at the NRMAL Festival in Mexico this week. On it, Molina re-works renditions of favorites including “Eras” a bopping Spanglish mix for our listening pleasure.By KCRW
There are millions of eligible Latino voters in America, including 8 million in California alone. Both campaigns are investing in the Latino vote, which is particularly important in some swing states, like Florida, Arizona, and Nevada. In cobalt blue Southern California, the Latino vote could be pivotal in close races, including in Orange County.…
‘Queer Eye’ star Tan France on happily proving people wrongBy KCRW
Followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory are targeting incumbent lawmakers with vicious online attacks and death threats. California State Senator Scott Wiener is one of those lawmakers.By KCRW
We were pleasantly surprised when Fleet Foxes quietly dropped their fourth studio album on us. Recorded before and during quarantine the recording pays tribute to frontman Robin Pecknold’s musical heroes-- the ones that celebrated life in the face of death. “Maestranza” is one of those shiny hopeful tracks.…
From the brand new podcast Appearances, by Sharon Mashihi, we bring you “Episode 04: Last Ditch Effort.” Appearances is an audio mind trip about an Iranian American woman, the family she carries around in her head, and the family that she wants to have. Listen and subscribe.By KCRW, Allison Behringer
The Dodgers are going to the World Series — their third trip in four years. They’ll play against the Tampa Bay Rays. Sports podcast co-host Randy Sklar says, “Tampa Bay has the 28th highest payroll. They do it off with analytics.By KCRW
The Slauson Rec Theater Company has turned a parking lot into a stage for their latest play, which is inspired by frontline workers and touches upon race and class. The company co-founders hope to build a thriving arts community in South LA. “Bringing a theater here [was] challenging because it's not something that we're used to around the inner-ci…
Afro-Cuban entertainer La Dame Blanche has revealed the 10 songs that make up Ella, her latest album. A celebration of womanhood we turn to “Cogelo Con Calma” or Take It Easy.By KCRW