“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.
Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.
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.
An examination of medical ethics and the practioners who define them.
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?...
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:/ ...
Left, Right & Center is KCRW’s weekly civilized yet provocative confrontation over politics, policy and pop culture.
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.
Henry Rollins hosts a great mix of all kinds from all over from all time.
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,...
The Business is a weekly podcast featuring lively banter about entertainment industry news and in-depth interviews with directors, producers, writers and actors. The show is hosted by award-winning journalist Kim Masters of The Hollywood Reporter...
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.
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 commentary on sports.
Evan Kleiman's taste of life, culture and the human species.
Art reviews from art critics Edward Goldman and Hunter Drohojowska-Philp.
Join me, filmmaker and author Justin Simien, for unfiltered conversations with the film stars, artists and tv creators shaping black, queer and other emerging popular cultures. Be a fly on the wall as me and my guests use a common love language of "shade" to dive deeper than the knee-jerk reactions and the Twitter hot takes. If you're a fan of my film turned hit tv show "Dear White People," you already know I'll be going deep, with wide ranging conversations about race, pop culture, film, tv ...
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.
Kim Masters, host of KCRW’s The Business, breaks down Hollywood's top stories.
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...
The stories shaping California's Central Coast, hosted by Jonathan Bastian.
A storytelling show that explores the night, the landscape of the unseen, and how thoughts, feelings and behaviors transform in the dark.
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.
Host Steve Chiotakis connects you to the people and places of Southern California.
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…
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
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
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.…
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
In striking ways Aaron Sorkin's "The Trial of the Chicago 7 " is a docudrama for our time. It's about the riots that surrounded the 1968 Democratic convention, which took place during the Vietnam war, and the 1969 trial of anti war demonstrators charged with inciting violence in the streets around the convention. But docudramas have their own way o…
Independent restaurants employ nearly 11 million nationwide, according to the Independent Restaurant Coalition. Big chain restaurants are those thriving during the pandemic.By KCRW
It was the week of dueling town halls. President Trump did not want to do a virtual debate but he’s trailing in the polls. Did his combative town hall with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie make the case that voters should change their minds and re-elect him? Christine Emba says the more people see of Trump being combative, it helps Biden. Or, as Tim Carney p…
We’ve got a broken mental health care system which seems unable to protect many with great needs.By KCRW
Alex Gibney ’s documentaries often delve into high-level corruption. He’s out this fall with two projects that focus on the Trump administration.By KCRW
The Senate Judiciary Committee wrapped up its hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Thursday. California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein praised Republican Lindsey Graham, chairman of the committee.By KCRW
Amid an industry-wide wave of reorganization, Disney has just announced a restructuring and the creation of a new division for content distribution.By KCRW
Just weeks away from a historic election, what role will religion play in influencing the candidates and getting out the vote? KCRW’s Jonathan Bastian talks with Randall Balmer, professor of religion at Dartmouth University and an episcopal priest who explains that the influence of religion in today’s political landscape is a relatively new phenome…
Jessica Dobson, aka Deep Sea Diver, has played lead guitar for Beck, The Shins and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, among others. Today, on the release date for her new album we celebrate by sharing the title track “Impossible Weight” featuring Sharon Van Etten.By KCRW
The epic battle by Steve Donziger to get Chevron to pay a $9.5 billion judgment he won in 2011 for its “mass industrial poisoning” of Indigenous Amazonian tribes in Ecuador has left him under house arrest for 13 months, disbarred, with a lien on his home, frozen bank accounts, $32 million in legal fees and no way to make a living. The judgment has …
The Census count ends midnight Hawaii time. The Supreme Court earlier this week allowed the Trump administration to cut the Census count by about two weeks.By KCRW
For decades, a large area of land west of LA was the testing ground for space exploration, spilling toxic pollutants that still haven’t gotten cleaned up. But long before it was used for rocket tests, native people held winter and summer solstice ceremonies there. A new historic designation could protect cultural heritage sites but further delay cl…
Marilynne Robinson’s “Jack” is a book that Bookworms have been eager to read: the fourth volume of her multi-award-winning Gilead novels.By KCRW
Mexican monster guitarists Rodrigo y Gabriela are not slowing down. A new double album has been issued chronicling last year’s world tour. “Electric Soul” (Live) is one of those tracks.By KCRW
Proposition 16 would overturn California's ban on affirmative action. Proposition 15 would raise taxes on some commercial properties. KCRW hears arguments for and against each ballot measure.By KCRW