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.
All presidents have legal issues. Some have more than others. A weekly conversation about the law, executive power, and all the presidents' lawyers, good and bad.
Every week, host Elvis Mitchell conducts in-depth interviews with the most innovative and influential people working in entertainment, art, and pop culture.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic of The Wall Street Journal, Joe Morgenstern reviews films weekly in the paper and on KCRW.
Left, Right & Center is KCRW’s weekly civilized yet provocative confrontation over politics, policy and pop culture.
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.
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.
“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.
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 and produced by KCRW. Past guests include Norman Lear, Ava DuVernay, Matt Damon and Ice Cube.
Henry Rollins hosts a great mix of all kinds from all over from all time.
Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.
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 conversations are informal, edgy and always informative. If Warren's asking, you want to know the answer.
An examination of medical ethics and the practioners who define them.
Evan Kleiman's taste of life, culture and the human species.
Host Steve Chiotakis connects you to the people and places of Southern California.
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, hosted by Bob Carlson.
The stories shaping California's Central Coast, hosted by Jonathan Bastian.
The week's top stories in LA media, politics and culture.
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.
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:/ ...
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.
Kim Masters, host of KCRW’s The Business, breaks down Hollywood's top stories.
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.
A wry take on real life in Hollywood.
KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture explores who and what matters in our designed world – on air, online and at public events. Host Frances Anderton talks to designers, users and experts about products, fashion, buildings and more, in Los Angeles and beyond –revealing how we shape today’s world and how it shapes us.
Celestial Blood is a bilingual radionovela about love and secrets in the family of twins Sol and Mundo Lucero. It’s narrated by Mexican actress Kate del Castillo.
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 independent podcast about fear, beauty and the unknown. Since 2012. Hosted by Jeff Emtman and others.
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.
Fanatic! I hope you had a great week. We have, once again gathered a group of tunes that we hope you will enjoy immensely. I hope you got a chance to order the Dischord box set. I will hopefully be on hand when the parts are being assembled later this year and will put photographs into one of the show notes. It’s going to be a great one. I don’t kn…
Pillars of Jamaican music Sly & Robbie are the Riddim Twins, propelling beats for over 40 years. Their work is catchy, thick, and always tasty, as we hear on the instrumental “Linstead Market.”By KCRW
The word “drama” reads the same in English or Portuguese, which is fitting for Brazilian artist Rodrigo Amarante, who gifted his latest album with the title. The “drama” he’s referring to is the story we tell and embellish from our own experiences. “Maré” is based on a Spanish proverb: The tide will fetch what the ebb brings.…
It turns out that clinicians are not very good at estimating the probability of illness which leads to unnecessary care.By KCRW
For African Americans, June 19 (Juneteenth) is both a celebration of freedom and an occasion of somber remembrance. It marks the day in 1865 when enslaved African Americans in Texas learned that they were free — two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. Until recently, only a handful of states, including Texas, have acknowledged Jun…
Retired? Not on your life, or hers. This indefatigable entertainment icon has recently finished a role in Steven Spielberg's new screen version of "West Side Story" (she won an Oscar for her work in the 1961 version.) Now she's the subject of a new documentary in which she looks back on her life, and forward to whatever the next gig may be.…
June 19, 1865 was the day in Galveston, Texas when enslaved African Americans learned they were free a full two years after then-President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Today is Juneteenth, the yearly holiday Black Americans celebrate their true emancipation. Chef and artist Ray Anthony Barrett discusses how he incorporates …
Writer Nida Manzoor wanted “We Are Lady Parts,” her series about an all-female Muslim punk band, to be funny. But as a Muslim woman writing about very underrepresented characters, she also felt some heavy responsibility. Manzoor shares her process for writing comedy while also breaking new ground with “We Are Lady Parts,” now on Peacock.…
Soul stylist Curtis Harding wrote “Hopeful” as a timeless track that reminds us to keep hope alive and riding into the future.By KCRW
The second American Revolution: A work in progressBy KCRW
After a highly anticipated summit between President Biden and Vladimir Putin, here’s what we’re left with: if Russia’s going to cyberattack the United States, they should not target sixteen critical areas of American society and infrastructure, or else. What does that mean? And where does that leave us with Russian hackers that aren’t part of the g…
Warner Bros. was hoping for a big summer hit with its movie adaptation of the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical “In the Heights.” Instead, the movie fell below expectations and only made $11.4 million at the box office opening weekend. The lack of big stars could have kept people home, as well as the fact that the film was also streaming on HBO Max.…
LA currently has zero lesbian bars. Since the closure of LA’s last remaining gay bar in 2017, the second-largest city in the U.S. has been left without any brick and mortar center of lesbian nightlife. It’s a trend reflected across the U.S., which only has 21 lesbian bars. Now young queer women are part of a new wave in LA to feed the hunger of LGB…
Joan Silber writes about life's strange surprises in her new book, “Secrets of Happiness."By KCRW
LA-based neo-soul artist Rozzi has collaborated with a span of artists, from Maroon 5 to Kendrick Lamar, and hosts the popular music podcast “Ugh! You’re So Good.” Gifted with a big, throaty sound, let’s take a listen to “I Can’t Go to the Party.”By KCRW
More people are experiencing homelessness in New York City than in all of LA County. But fewer people sleep on the streets in New York — partly because of its state law guaranteeing emergency shelter to every person who qualifies. Now one state lawmaker is proposing a similar law in California.By KCRW
It’s been an interesting week for Donald Trump’s Department of Justice, despite the fact that Donald Trump isn’t president anymore. This week, we saw communications from Trump administration officials pressuring people in the Department of Justice to investigate increasingly erratic claims about the November election. In one exchange, White House C…
A short episode from the new show Neutrinowatch: A Daily Generative Podcast. Each episode of Neutrinowatch changes a lil’ bit every day. This episode, The Daily Blast, features two computerized voices (Wendy and Ivan), who share the day’s news. To get new versions of this episode, you’ll need to either stream the audio in your podcast app/web brows…
Episode 149 is an odd duck for sure. It changes every day due to some coding trickery that is happening behind the scenes. That episode is a part of a bigger project, a new podcast project that’s potentially the first of its kind. It’s called Neutrinowatch, and every day, each episode is regenerated with new content. But this is a conversation betw…
Get ready to pump your fists with this shiny new track by San Francisco’s Antrom Alexander. Lean in if you’re a fan of ‘70s-inspired disco.By KCRW
After 15 months of the pandemic, the Golden State is no longer requiring capacity limits, masks, or social distancing in most places. LA business owners and employees must make some decisions, like whether to ask customers for vaccination proof and whether to leave plexiglass at checkout counters. KCRW speaks with a bar owner and a grocery store wo…
Actor, writer and poet Saul Williams on not talking until he has something to sayBy KCRW
A final full-length recording by the late iconic originator of chatty rhythmic toasting style U-Roy will see daylight in mid-July, featuring guest appearances by top notch talent like Ziggy Marley, Mick Jones of The Clash, David Hinds of Steel Pulse, and others, and promises to be a celebration. Santigold was honored and awed when asked to sing on …
Crowns & Hops, based in Inglewood, will be LA’s first Black-owned brewery. Co-owners Beny Ashburn and Teo Hunter are on a mission to protect Inglewood’s culture in the midst of a development boom while diversifying the craft beer industry.By KCRW
Panamanian export Sofia Valdes has music in her blood, as her grandfather was the legendary Cuban musician Miguelito Valdés, and her great-great grandmother was none other than Silvia De Grasse. “Handful of Water” has a catchy melody and was written and inspired by her roots.By KCRW
Aducanumab is not just a drug that doesn’t seem to work, but it is an enormously expensive drug but provides false hope to desperate families.By KCRW
Fanatic! I’m posting the notes for our next show super early so I have one more chance to remind you about the Dischord box set mentioned below. I’m doing this because Dischord really isn’t kidding about the June 11 cut off. Ian told me they’re getting some inquiries about being a day or two late. The cut off is the cut off. Also, this really is a …
Music has always played an important role in cultures across the globe and across the millenia. The discovery of a 40,000-year-old bone flute in a German cave showed that hominids, our prehistoric ancestors, could use a tool to produce sound. Technology continues to impact the history and evolution of music, from the lyres depicted in the art of an…