On Being

On Being (Sunday 6 – 7 p.m.) is the only program in American media dedicated to the large questions at the center of human existence and how these questions of meaning find practical resonance in our lives. Each week the show takes up those big questions with scientists, theologians, artists, and teachers — some you […]

Travel with Rick Steves

Travel with Rick Steves (Sunday 1 – 2 p.m.) showcases America’s most respected authority on European travel, Rick Steves. He empowers Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening. In 1976, he started his business, Rick Steves’ Europe, headquartered near Seattle. There he produces a best-selling guidebook series, a popular public […]

The Splendid Table

A culinary, culture and lifestyle program, The Splendid Table (Sunday noon – 1 p.m.), hosts our nation’s conversations about cooking, sustainability and food culture and introduced us to generations of food dignitaries. Hosted by award-winning food writer Francis Lam, you can expect a modern, multicultural weekly snapshot of the food world — exploring different cultures, […]

Ask Me Another

Ask Me Another (Sunday 11 a.m. – noon) brings the lively spirit and healthy competition of your favorite trivia night right to your ears. With a rotating cast of funny people, puzzle writers, and VIP guests, it features the wit of host Ophira Eisenberg, the music of house musician Jonathan Coulton, and rambunctious trivia games […]

Highway 61

Highway 61 (Saturday from 9 – 10 p.m.) is an award-winning, one-hour blues program from Mississippi Public Broadcasting hosted by Scott Baretta at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at Ole Miss. Baretta is a writer and researcher for the Mississippi Blues Trail, former editor of Living Blues magazine, and author of Mississippi: […]

Bluegrass Breakdown

Bluegrass Breakdown (Saturday from 8 – 9 p.m.), is … well … maybe we’d better let them describe themselves. Produced by WPLN in Nashville and hosted by Dave Higgs, the show is “an emotionally-charged, heart-rending, paint-peeling, splinter-kicking one-hour bluegrass show. Thematically, we’re all over the bluegrassical map, boldly covering such hot topics as broken things […]

It’s Been A Minute with Sam Sanders

If you are exhausted by the news but can’t seem to focus on anything else, this weekly show with former NPR political reporter Sam Sanders will help. It’s Been a Minute (Saturday and Sunday 9 – 10 a.m.) is an irreverent, casual space to process the pace of current events and get introduced to new […]

Sound Opinions

Sound Opinions (Saturday 5 – 6 p.m.) is where people who love music can come together. You can make discoveries, debate, learn about pop culture, engage, have fun, and find new ways to further enrich your lives through music. Whether you’re an expert or just a casual fan, Sound Opinions is your source for smart […]


Marketplace (weekdays from 6 – 6:30 p.m.) is public radio’s daily magazine on business and economics news “for the rest of us.” The 30-minute program — with an irreverent reporting style all its own — boasts the largest audience for any business program in the United States on radio, cable, or network television. In conjunction […]

The Moth Radio Hour

The Moth Radio Hour (Saturday from noon to 1 and Sunday from 5 – 6 p.m.) is a weekly series featuring true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment. Each Moth Radio Hour mixes humorous, heartbreaking, and poignant tales that captivate, surprise, and delight audiences with their honesty, bravery and humor. […]


1A (weekdays from 9 – 11 a.m.) aspires to be the most important daily conversation about the issues of our time and takes a deep and unflinching look at America, bringing context and insight to stories unfolding across the country and the world. The show explores important issues such as policy, politics, and technology, while […]

Snap Judgment

Snap Judgment (Saturday from 2 – 3 p.m.) is a program and podcast mix of real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, dramatic radio. Hosted by Glynn Washington, the program’s raw, musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to see the world through the eyes of another. This is storytelling … with a BEAT!


Reveal (Sunday from 3 – 4 p.m.) is an investigative reporting program from The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) and PRX. It presents original work from CIR’s team along with various partners including stations, producers, websites, journalism centers, and reporters from around the world. The show examines what governments, businesses, and communities are doing behind […]

Mountain Stage

For more than 30 years, Mountain Stage with Larry Groce (Saturday from 6 – 8 p.m.) has been the home of live music on public radio. Produced in West Virginia and distributed by NPR, each two-hour episode can be heard every week on more than 150 stations across America and around the world via NPR […]

Weekend Edition Sunday

Weekend Edition Sunday (Sunday from 7-9 a.m.) with host Lulu Garcia-Navarro combines the news with colorful arts and human-interest features, appealing to the curious and eclectic. The show features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians. And the highlight for many listeners is the puzzle segment with Puzzlemaster Will Shortz, the crossword puzzle […]

With Heart and Voice

With Heart and Voice (Sunday from 6-7 a.m.) presents sacred music that spans the full range of Western classical music, from the Gothic period through the 21st century, with occasional surprises from the non-western tradition. The program, hosted by Peter DuBois, celebrates the seasons of the liturgical year and focuses on the richness and beauty […]

This American Life

There’s a theme to each episode of This American Life (Sunday from 2-3 p.m.) and a variety of stories on that theme. Mostly the show is journalism, but an entertaining kind of journalism that’s built around plot. In other words, stories! Our favorite sorts of stories have compelling people at the center of them, funny moments, […]

Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!

For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week’s news and newsmakers, listen no further than Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, (Saturday and Sunday form 10 – 11 a.m.) 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, […]

Classical Music

Listen to Classical music overnight every every weekday starting at 8 p.m. You’ll hear hosts who are lively, engaging, and knowledgeable as they introduce your old favorites pieces and introduce you to new favorites. The depth and breadth of the classical music repertoire is vast, and hosts often illuminate the music they present with well-researched […]

Science Friday

Covering everything from the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday (you guessed it…on Fridays from 1 – 3 p.m.) is the trusted source for news and entertaining stories about science. The show began as a radio program in 1991 by host and executive producer Ira Flatow. Since then, it’s […]

Here & Now

Here & Now  (Monday – Thursday from 12 – 3 p.m. and Friday from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.) reflects the news as it’s happening in the middle of the day with timely, smart, and in-depth news, interviews, and conversation. The show’s daily lineup includes interviews with NPR reporters, editors, and bloggers, as well as […]

Weekend Edition Saturday

Weekend Edition Saturday, (Saturday from 7- 9 a.m.) offers a  wrap-up of the week’s news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories. The two-hour program is hosted by NPR’s Peabody Award-winning Scott Simon. Drawing on his experience in covering 10 […]

Says You!

Says You! (Friday from 6:30 -7:00 p.m.) is a simple game with words played by two teams in front of live, audiences from coast to coast. For 25 years, the program offers the best quips, quotes, and questions that public radio has to offer, all scored to the rhythms of our musical guest performers. Categories […]

TED Radio Hour

TED Radio Hour (Saturday from 11 to noon) investigates the biggest questions of our time with the help of the world’s greatest thinkers. Can we preserve our humanity in the digital age? Where does creativity come from? And what’s the secret to living longer? In each episode, host Manoush Zomorodi explores a big idea through […]


Radiolab (Saturday from 1-2 p.m.) is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radiolab experiments with sound and style, allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music. Hosted by Jad Abumrad, Radiolab is designed for listeners who demand skepticism, but […]

On The Media

On The Media (Saturday from 3 – 4 p.m.) is the program for people eager to challenge their assumptions. Every week it uses the media as a magnifying glass to reveal the deeper truths behind the daily onslaught of information. Hosted by veteran reporters Brooke Gladstone, the Peabody-award-winning On the Media is notable for its wry […]

Hearts of Space

Hearts of Space (Sunday from 10 p.m. to midnight) grew out of former architect Stephen Hill’s fascination with space-creating, ambient and contemplative music. Beginning in 1973, Hill hosted a weekly late-night radio program on KPFA-FM in the San Francisco Bay area. What began purely as a labor of love eventually became the most popular contemporary […]

Morning Edition

The best thing about waking up for more than 13 million people worldwide? Coffee, juice, and a staple to satisfy the curious with Morning Edition (weekday mornings from 5 – 9). Hours before alarms buzz and coffeemakers drip, an international team of award-winning journalists, commentators, producers, and analysts prepare the most popular news program on public […]

Fresh Air

Fresh Air with Terry Gross (weekdays from 11 – noon) is a Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues and one of public radio’s most popular programs. Though Fresh Air has been categorized as a “talk show,” it hardly fits the mold. Its 1994 Peabody Award citation credits Fresh Air with “probing questions, […]


Echoes (Sunday from 7-10 p.m.) is a three-hour music soundscape. With host John Diliberto, a writer for Billboard, Pulse, and other magazines, Echoes brings together a wide array of styles, from acoustic to electronic, jazz to space music, the avant-garde to rock. Echoes is a sound that is cross-cultural and trans-millennial, merging cultures and forms, […]

All Things Considered

All Things Considered (weekdays from 3- 6 p.m. and weekends from 4-5 p.m.) is the most listened-to afternoon drive-time news radio program in the country. You’ll hear the biggest stories of the day and thoughtful commentaries as well as insightful features on the quirky and the mainstream in arts, life, music and entertainment. And they’ll […]