Best kcrw podcasts we could find (Updated August 2017)
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KCRW's Here Be Monsters
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The Podcast about the Unknown
 
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Henry Rollins - KCRW
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Henry Rollins hosts a great mix of all kinds from all over from all time.
 
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KCRW's UnFictional
Weekly
 
KCRW's newest program highlights the work of radio producers around the country, including short documentaries and compelling stories. It's radio designed to grab the listeners' attention and keep it. It's all part of KCRW's initiative to promote the work of media producers of all kinds: video, photography, visual arts, not just radio. We're aiming to be a clearing house of creativity.
 
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KCRW's Le Show (Harry Shearer)
 
This feed is no longer active, please go here to get the latest episodes of Le Show: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/le-show/id722954674
 
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KCRW's Left, Right & Center
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Provocative, up-to-the-minute, alive and witty, KCRW's weekly confrontation over politics, policy and popular culture proves those with impeccable credentials needn't lack personality. This weekly "love-hate relationship of the air" features four of the most insightful news analysts anywhere.
 
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KCRW's StoryCorps
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How often do we get to ask a loved one, "What was the happiest moment of your life?" "What are you most proud of?" or "How do you want to be remembered?" Occasions rarely arise for shared reflection in everyday life, but StoryCorps - the most ambitious oral history project in American history - is recording these meaningful conversations and ensuring that our stories live on for generations to come.
 
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KCRW's Here Be Monsters
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A podcast exploring the dark corners of the human mind. Stories from artists, scientists, philosophers and journalists. Decidedly brainy and always interesting.
 
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KCRW's Bookworm
Weekly
 
A must for the serious reader Bookworm showcases writers of fiction and poetry - the established new or emerging - all interviewed with insight and precision by the shows host and guiding spirit Michael Silverblatt.
 
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KCRW's Good Food
Weekly
 
Your weekly treat from Evan Kleiman. By tuning in to Good Food you can discover great restaurants that you've never heard of the politics of consumption explorations of cultures through their food customs and some of the most interesting people who devote their lives to various elements of the food supply.
 
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KCRW's UnFictional
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KCRW's newest program highlights the work of radio producers around the country, including short documentaries and compelling stories. It's radio designed to grab the listeners' attention and keep it. It's all part of KCRW's initiative to promote the work of media producers of all kinds: video, photography, visual arts, not just radio. We're aiming to be a clearing house of creativity.
 
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KCRW's To the Point
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Hosted by Warren Olney, 'To the Point' is a fast-paced, news based one-hour daily national program that focuses on the hot-button issues of the day, co-produced by KCRW and Public Radio International.
 
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KCRW's DnA: Design & Architecture
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From your iPod to the Freedom Chair to the Walt Disney Concert Hall, design and architecture shape our world. On DnA: Design and Architecture host Frances Anderton talks to design world leaders about the latest in products fashion graphics architecture and more in Los Angeles and beyond.
 
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KCRW's Sonic Trace
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Sonic Trace is a new story-telling project that begins in the heart of Los Angeles and crosses into Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras produced in partnership with KCRW. Sonic Trace stories are centered around three questions: ¿Por qué te vas? (Why do you go?) ¿Por qué te quedas? (Why do you stay?) ¿Por qué regresas? (What makes you return?) The series is produced by Anayansi Diaz-Cortes and Eric Pearse-Chavez. It is part of Localore, a nationwide initiative of AIR, the Association ...
 
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LA Review of Books on KCRW
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The Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and disseminating the best that is being and has been thought and written, with an enduring commitment to the intellectual rigor, the incisiveness, and the power of the written word. LARB is a community of writers, critics, artists, filmmakers and scholars committed to advanced literacy and the cultural relevance of the book review as public institution. KCRW partners with the LA Review of Books on this ...
 
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KCRW's The Business
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Hosted by Kim Masters, The Business looks deep inside the business of entertainment. A half-hour of thoughtful and irreverent dialogue with Hollywood's top deal-makers, filmmakers, moguls, artists and agents, The Business will clue you in on who's making pop culture pop and what's keeping Hollywood's Blackberries juicy.
 
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KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic
 
Morning Becomes Eclectic is committed to a music experience that celebrates innovation, creativity and diversity by combining progressive pop, rock, world beat, jazz, funk, and the best new music from all genres. KCRW Music Director and host of 'Morning Becomes Eclectic, Jason Bentley presents live performances by new talent and established favorites for a dynamic musical adventure that cannot be found anywhere else.
 
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KCRW's The Business
Weekly
 
Hosted by Kim Masters, The Business looks deep inside the business of entertainment. A half-hour of thoughtful and irreverent dialogue with Hollywood's top deal-makers, filmmakers, moguls, artists and agents, The Business will clue you in on who's making pop culture pop and what's keeping Hollywood's Blackberries juicy.
 
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KCRW's The Treatment
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A treatment in Hollywood parlance is a concise overview of a screenplay. On 'The Treatment,' film critic Elvis Mitchell turns the tables and gives the treatment to some of the most influential and innovative forces creating movies and popular art and entertainment. Each week Elvis speaks with an amazing array of guests discussing everything from their inner conflicts to their interior design. With a straightforward style that understates his vast knowledge Elvis is able to extract insights i ...
 
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KCRW's The Spin-off
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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.
 
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KCRW's Hollywood Breakdown
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KCRW’s The Business host Kim Masters breaks down Hollywood's top stories.
 
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KCRW at Riot LA
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For the second year, KCRW hosted a live storytelling show as part of Riot LA , a new alternative comedy festival in downtown Los Angeles. This year, the live audience heard stories from Mike White (Enlightened, School of Rock), Matt Jones (Breaking Bad), Jay Larson (Comedy Central, Conan), Chris Garcia (This American Life), Giulia Rozzi (The Moth), Kurt Braunohler (IFC, This American Life) and others. Bob Carlson (KCRW's UnFictional ) hosted the January 12, 2014 event.
 
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KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic Video
 
Morning Becomes Eclectic is committed to a music experience that celebrates innovation, creativity and diversity by combining progressive pop, rock, world beat, jazz, funk, and the best new music from all genres. KCRW Music Director and host of Morning Becomes Eclectic Jason Bentley presents live performances by new talent and established favorites for a dynamic musical adventure that cannot be found anywhere else.
 
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KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic
 
Morning Becomes Eclectic is committed to a music experience that celebrates innovation, creativity and diversity by combining progressive pop, rock, world beat, jazz, funk, and the best new music from all genres. KCRW Music Director and host of 'Morning Becomes Eclectic, Jason Bentley presents live performances by new talent and established favorites for a dynamic musical adventure that cannot be found anywhere else.
 
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KCRW's Good Food on the Road
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KCRW’s Good Food host Evan talks with LA Weekly’s Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer Jonathan Gold about places you may not have tried yet, but ought to.
 
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KCRW's Guest DJ Project
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KCRW's Guest DJ Project invites an array of cultural icons to share and discuss songs that have inspired and moved them with KCRW DJ's. Actors, authors, chefs, athletes, directors, tech entrepreneurs and more share their musical passions, giving deep insight into both their lives and their creative process. Check back each week for new sessions with notable guests in this ongoing exclusive feature.
 
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KCRW's Orange County Line
Weekly
 
OC Weekly editor and author Gustavo Arellano's weekly look at the political and social issues shaping California's third most populous county -- a place of affluence and conservative thought but also growing economic and ethnic diversity. And far too few orange groves.
 
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KCRW's The Business Brief
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'The Business' producer Matt Holzman gives a four-minute brief on the top story in the entertainment industry this week.
 
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KCRW's Bookworm
Weekly
 
A must for the serious reader Bookworm showcases writers of fiction and poetry - the established new or emerging - all interviewed with insight and precision by the shows host and guiding spirit Michael Silverblatt.
 
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KCRW's Press Play with Madeleine Brand
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Madeleine Brand examines the latest ideas and trends that are shaping our world and shaping Los Angeles. Madeleine talks with news makers, big thinkers, and everyday people as we map out our modern world. Monday through Friday, noon-1pm.
 
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KCRW's Film Reviews
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Pulitzer Prize-winning critic of The Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern reviews films weekly in the paper and on KCRW; he airs his current musings on the film industry in a biweekly column for the paper as well. Joe has worked for The New York Times the New York Herald Tribune and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and his freelance writing has appeared in The New Yorker The New York Times Magazine the Los Angeles Times Magazine Playboy GQ and the Columbia Journalism Review. He has also writte ...
 
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KCRW's Today's Top Tune
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Today's Top Tune is a free song a day, from KCRW's all Music Channel, that represents a cross section of KCRW's eclectic music format. Tracks selected are chosen from recent and upcoming releases as well as songs performed live on Morning Becomes Eclectic. Each song will be available for download and podcast. Click on FULL DETAILS to stream/download the track and read more about the artist.
 
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KCRW's The Business
Weekly
 
Hosted by Kim Masters, The Business looks deep inside the business of entertainment. A half-hour of thoughtful and irreverent dialogue with Hollywood's top deal-makers, filmmakers, moguls, artists and agents, The Business will clue you in on who's making pop culture pop and what's keeping Hollywood's Blackberries juicy.
 
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KCRW's Martini Shot
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Veteran TV writer and producer Rob Long shares his behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood life on "Martini Shot". A contributing editor for the National Review and Newsweek International he was a co-executive producer of 'Cheers' while still in his 20's and is the co-creator of a string of (cancelled) sitcoms: George & Leo, Men Women & Dogs etc. Rob is also the author of 'Conversations with my Agent,' the cult classic about real life in Hollywood as well as its recently published sequel, 'Set U ...
 
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KCRW's Scheer Intelligence
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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.
 
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KCRW's Film Reviews
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Pulitzer Prize-winning critic of The Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern reviews films weekly in the paper and on KCRW; he airs his current musings on the film industry in a biweekly column for the paper as well. Joe has worked for The New York Times the New York Herald Tribune and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and his freelance writing has appeared in The New Yorker The New York Times Magazine the Los Angeles Times Magazine Playboy GQ and the Columbia Journalism Review. He has also writte ...
 
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KCRW's The Organist
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The Organist podcast is a monthly experimental arts-and-culture program hosted and distributed by KCRW. Edited by the award-winning monthly magazine, Believer, published in San Francisco by McSweeney's, it includes reported stories, interviews, comic radio drama, reviews, and more. The scope of the podcast reflects that of the print edition: its contributors take a thoughtful approach to pop culture, along with an irreverent attitude toward the highbrow. From philosophy to daytime TV, from p ...
 
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TANIS
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Tanis is a bi-weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories, 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 enj ...
 
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KCRW's Cargoland
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In this five part series from KCRW's Independent Producer Project, 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.
 
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KCRW's Off the Block
Weekly
 
This KCRW series traces the path from city block to cell block and back. Los Angeles has the largest jail population in the country. And a trip to jail, even a short stint, can upend many lives - the inmate, their loved ones, and their children among others. So what is it costing our city to lock up so many people? What's it like to bail out a family member? To stay connected with someone in jail? And finally to return home?
 
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KCRW's On the Beat
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Each week industry veteran Celia Hirschman considers the changes and trends happening in the music business. An independent consultant for the music business she founded the marketing consulting company Downtown Marketing and also runs the UK-based record label One Little Indian in North America. She works with artists such as Bjork The Twilight Singers Lloyd Cole Daniel Agust Polly Paulusma and many others and has served in senior management at Palm Pictures Mercury Records and A&M Records.
 
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KCRW's The Urban Man
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Every week 'The Urban Man' sets out to fathom Los Angeles: its mystery its poetry and its beautiful conundrums. Along the way Marc Porter Zasada often gets personally involved with his subject and fraternizes with the natives.
 
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RABBITS
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When Carly Parker’s friend Yumiko goes missing under very mysterious circumstances, Carly’s search for her friend leads her headfirst into a ancient mysterious game known only as Rabbits. Soon Carly begins to suspect that Rabbits is much more than just a game, and that the key to understanding Rabbits, might be the key to the survival of our species, and the Universe as we know it.
 
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KCRW's Opening the Curtain
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Musings on what theatre is - and can be - in Los Angeles.
 
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KCRW's Art Talk
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Art reviews, news and announcements from KCRW's resident art critic, Edward Goldman. Both fearless and fun, Edward offers a unique "accent" on art. Formerly employed by the famed Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and a favorite on-air presence, he offers impassioned views on what he sees in the galleries and museums and at events throughout the world, and he isn't afraid to "speak truth to power." Live streams, podcasts and archives available at KCRW.com.
 
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KCRW's Politics of Culture
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Sometimes a panel discussion about current controversies in the cultural world, other times an in-depth interview with an author or leading figures in media the arts entertainment or politics, 'The Politics of Culture' examines the intersection where the world of politics and culture meet and sometimes collide.
 
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KCRW's Below The Ten: Life in South LA
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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.
 
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KCRW's L.A. Observed
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L.A. Observed's Kevin Roderick covers the weeks top stories in L.A. media politics and culture sharing breaking news when its available and tying up loose ends on the topics that Angelenos have been discussing all week.
 
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KCRW's Today's Top Tune
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Today's Top Tune is a free song a day, from KCRW's all Music Channel, that represents a cross section of KCRW's eclectic music format. Tracks selected are chosen from recent and upcoming releases as well as songs performed live on Morning Becomes Eclectic. Each song will be available for download and podcast. Click on FULL DETAILS to stream/download the track and read more about the artist.
 
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KCRW's Which Way, LA?
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Award-winning moderator Warren Olney leads lively. thoughtful and provocative discussion on the issues Southern Californians care about. 'Which Way. L.A.?' draws from newsmakers around Los Angeles, the state, North America and around the world to present all sides of the issues.
 
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KCRW's The Score
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Twenty-four hours a day in every city in America you can hear shock-jock radio types screaming their outrage at the latest sports scandal and the din has become loud and steady. Diana Nyad, on the other hand, is thirsting for the poetry the sociology the philosophy of sports. On 'The Score' she tells poignantly inspirational stories covers the broad spectrum of characters who play parts in the sports world and lifts listeners to feel the same passion for sports that she has.
 
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Tod Mesirow is the owner of Robot Body Inc. He has worked on many of televisions top automotive shows throughout his career. It all started when he was asked to film Phil Hill driving a Ferrari 330 TRI/LM for RM Auctions. He was on Monster Garage for the last 54 of their 86 episodes. He produced “the lost pilot” of Top Gear, hosted by Adam Caro ...…
 
A super fun of why health care costs so much and how to fix the system, featuring Josh Barro (editor of Business Insider and host of KCRW’s Left, Right and Center) Daniel Bruggers (Otolaryngologist and fellow at the Reason Institute), Quincy Jones (star of the HBO special Burning the Light), and Dave Merheje (winner of the Montreal Just for Lau ...…
 
The seventh annual LA Design Festival is over but certainly not forgotten. Throughout the four days of events, open houses and executions, there were some truly creative discussions. One of which was the LAX DET conversation comparing and contrasting two cities not often used in the same conversation let alone the same sentence. Detroit is a ci ...…
 
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Glassblowing with Dan
 
The Book: Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) by David Sedaris Steve and Joshua discuss David Sedaris's latest book and talk about the difficulties of maintaining a journal and the benefits of playing with the form of how a journal is kept. Subscribe to Glassblowing with Dan in iTunes, Overcast, or via RSS. Links: David Sedaris | Guest DJ Pro ...…
 
A former mountaineer returns to the Himalayas for one last climb – to bury his long lost friend. A story from KCRW's newest podcast: The Document.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Bob Carlson).
 
A former mountaineer returns to the Himalayas for one last climb – to bury his long lost friend. A story from KCRW's newest podcast: The Document.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Bob Carlson).
 
The seventh annual LA Design Festival is over but certainly not forgotten. Throughout the four days of events, open houses and executions, there were some truly creative discussions. One of which was the LAX DET conversation comparing and contrasting two cities not often used in the same conversation let alone the same sentence. Detroit is a ci ...…
 
In this episode of Serendipity, we feature the winners of the 2017 Sarah Awards. We start off with our second place winner, The Truth's "Man in the Barn" by Jonathan MItchell and Louis Kornfield. Then we'll hear our first place winner, Gimlet's "Homecoming", by Eli Horowitz. Serendipity is the monthly podcast of The Sarah Awards, an initiative ...…
 
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Podcasts and Pizza's Podcast About Podcasting For Podcasters
 
Hrishikesh Hirway, host, creator and producer of Song Exploder and West Wing Weekly, came to Podcasts & Pizza. It was a super interest conversation about his unlikely route to podcasting, how he's built his podcasts and his business, a few marketing tips and more! Special thanks to KCRW's Independent Producer Project for sponsoring the event. C ...…
 
This talk took place on July 7, 2016 at the Moss Theatre in Santa Monica and is part of the Live Talks Los Angeles series. Terry McMillan is the bestselling author of Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, A Day Late and a Dollar Short, and The Interruption of Everything and the editor of Breaking Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary A ...…
 
This talk took place on September 25, 2016 at the Moss Theatre in Santa Monica and is part of the Live Talks Los Angeles series. Susan Faludi is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and the author of the best seller Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, and Stiffed: ...…
 
She's good at it, she makes good money, and she generally enjoys her clients’ company. And although her job rarely gives her sexual pleasure, Remi Dun enjoys her job. Please Note: This episode is about sex. And there’s swearing.By HBMpodcast@gmail.com (Jeff Emtman and Bethany Denton).
 
Season 5 episode 12 of The Americans, “The World Council of Churches,” begins to pick up the pace as this season’s disparate storylines come to a head. We discuss themes of identity and naming, the significance of Elizabeth and Claudia’s conversation, and Pastor Tim’s really good advice. Paige makes a powerful decision about her life while Tuan ...…
 
Devaan describes it as a pulsing, tingling feeling on the back of his neck. His preferred stimuli are whispers, shuffling cards, scissors, tapping noises, anything that makes a crisp enough sound to trigger his ASMR. These sounds make him feel relaxed, euphoric and drowsy.By HBMpodcast@gmail.com (Jeff Emtman and Bethany Denton).
 
In this episode of Serendipity, we feature the Honorable Mention and Third Place Winner of the 2017 Sarah Awards. We present the audio musical "Wait, Wait, Don't Kill Me" by Dave Holstein and Alan Schmuckler of Wondery's Secrets, Crimes and Audiotapes. Then we'll hear "Randy's Mema Died" by Andrea Silenzi of Panoply's Why oh Why podcast.Serendi ...…
 
Sagittarius has been good for the last year. That’s what he told us. He told us that the cage that Luna designed for him is working. She controls his money, his businesses, can read his email, can see his bank accounts, and can track the location of his phone. He says that the next time he messes up, Luna will leave him, and take the kids with ...…
 
April 12, 2017Debate between George Selgin vs. Josh Barro.Resolution:"The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation should be abolished in favor of private sector solutions for protecting the safety of bank deposits."For the affirmative:George Selgin is a senior fellow and director of the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives at the Cato I ...…
 
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The Other F Word: Conversations About Failure
 
The KCRW DJ shares her failed interview with Patti Smith and other struggles in both her career and parenting. Find out more about Anne at: http://annelitt.com www.theotherfwordpodcast.com
 
Chef Jeremy Fox turns vegetables into true expressions of seasonal flavors at Rustic Canyon, Julia Sherman documents artists making salads in “Salad for President,” and Deborah Madison shares meatless meal tips. Then Laura Avery shops for spring veggies at the market while we get a peek at Stacy Michelson’s design for KCRW’s “Good Food” tote ba ...…
 
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Landmark Theatres Film Club Q&A Podcast
 
Jeremiah Tower and Lydia Tenaglia (director) at The Landmark in West Los Angeles. Moderated by Evan Kleiman (KCRW's "Good Food”). Film synopsis: Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent explores the remarkable life of Jeremiah Tower, one of the most controversial and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy. Tower began his career ...…
 
Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. *This show won Third Place for best documentary radio in the June 26, 2015, Southern California Journalism awards, beating finalists from NPR powerhouse KCRW. Saturated fat is your friend. Really. It turns out everything we've been ...…
 
Muhammad Tariq's small, gender-integrated school in Panjur had been anonymously receiving literature that scolded them for teaching girls. Tariq and the other teachers didn’t take it seriously until six men with guns showed up. After the incident in his school, Tariq feared for his life; said he needed to get out of Pakistan. So he applied for ...…
 
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