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.
Left, Right & Center is KCRW’s weekly civilized yet provocative confrontation over politics, policy and pop culture.
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.
Evan Kleiman's taste of life, culture and the human species.
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.
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.
Host Madeleine Brand looks at news, culture and emerging trends through the lens of Los Angeles.
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...
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.
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,...
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.
Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.
A recording from KCRW's showcase at Riot, LA's newest comedy festival.
Kim Masters, host of KCRW’s The Business, breaks down Hollywood's top stories.
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.
Host Steve Chiotakis connects you to the people and places of Southern California.
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 weekly tour of the real Orange County, warts and all, with reporter Gustavo Arellano
Created and hosted by award-winning journalist Farai Chideya, Our Body Politic is unapologetically centered on reporting on not just how women of color experience the major political events of today, but how they're impacting those very issues. Weekly episodes feature in-depth conversations about the economy, health, politics, education, the environment, and the most prescient issues—because all issues are women's issues. Tune in every Friday everywhere you listen to podcasts, and on public ...
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....
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.
Matt Miller – Washington Post columnist and Left, Right & Center host – talks to the world's most provocative thinkers. As timely as the week's headlines, yet tackling subjects destined to influence events for years. This...Is Interesting brings...
Welcome to Backstage with Dan Digs! In this podcast we go behind the scenes at the world's best live music venues and have a chat with my favorite artists before they go on stage. If you like the sounds of Gilles Peterson, Benji B, Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 6 Music, KCRW, Lefto, Soulection, Pitchfork, The Fader, Pigeons & Planes, Noisey, Okayplayer, Complex, Stones Throw, and Ninja Tune, you'll feel right at home. Find more music, DJ sets, interviews, and radio shows at http://dandigs.com.
Host Frances Anderton looks at design and architecture from a Los Angeles perspective.
Fanatic! I hope your week was great. No, really! I know. Things have been kind of mind-blowing and draining as of late. This is one of the reasons we gather a bunch of music together every week to neutralize what came at us days before. Don’t look at the list just yet. We have, as you were warned last week about, a tremendous second hour with Joy D…
George Clooney exclusively told KCRW that President Donald Trump and his family will be put “into the dustbin of history” after a Trump-supporting mob besieged the Capitol building Wednesday. Kim Masters, host of KCRW’s The Business, spoke Thursday afternoon with Clooney, who directed and stars in the Netflix movie “The Midnight Sky,” to discuss th…
Shortlisted for Best Americana album at the Grammys this year, Hiss Golden Messenger has been thinking about how we care for ourselves and others. Writing “Sanctuary” was a way to make sense of a tangled world as he looked for shelter within.By KCRW
Backstage with Dan Digs is back! We’re remixing it up for 2021 with new and very special “at home” editions!For episode 5 I had a chat “backstage” (meaning over Zoom from my back yard in Nashville) with Natalie Slade in Sydney, who released one of my favorite albums of 2020, Control, on Eglo Records.We talked about the Sydney warehouse scene, livin…
The Romanian movie “Collective” is in Oscar contention for both Best International Film and Best Documentary. Directed by Alexander Nanau, “Collective” follows a group of sports reporters in Bucharest who uncovered a massive scandal in Romanian hospitals that led to dozens of needless deaths.By KCRW
Ancient stoic wisdom is having an unexpected modern day resurgence. Whether it’s daily Instagram quotes, blogs, or good old fashioned books — the writings of Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and Epictetus are today enjoying something of a comeback. And their appeal is wide, including entrepreneurs, hipsters, sports figures, and even parents.…
Lou Amdur recommends which wines to drink with purpose this year. Alexis Nikole Nelson (aka Black Forager) connects to nature by exploring her surroundings, which has made her a TikTok star.By KCRW
America has a new president. Joe Biden called for unity in his inaugural address, but he enters office with the country facing huge challenges and with the slimmest of majorities in Congress, making it harder for him to move the agenda he wants. Can he get unity in Congress to support his agenda, or will the fate of the filibuster make or break his…
Next time you are being prescribed a drug or offered a procedure, ask the doctor, “what does research suggest is the likely benefit I can expect from this intervention”?By KCRW
Flawlessly acted by Dakota Johnson, Casey Affleck and Jason Segel, and beautifully directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, this movie about friendship and cancer--in that order--is funny and affecting in equal measure.By KCRW
This week, Farai Chideya and her guests discuss the new administration and the historic role of Vice President Kamala Harris. Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters discusses what her party wants to accomplish now that it controls the legislative and executive branches. Political strategist Glynda Carr of Higher Heights wants to elevate more Black …
COVID-19 mutations have emerged in the UK, South Africa, Brazil and California. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center say a variant that originated in this state accounted for half of all virus samples collected in LA labs last week.By KCRW
Netflix officially has 200 million subscribers as it exponentially grows during the pandemic. The streamer, which holds more than $15 billion of debt, also says it no longer needs to borrow money. However, all streaming services share the fear of churn, where customers sign up for a service to watch one or two things and then unsubscribe.…
Jenny Kern lures you in with a whisper and an appeal. “Coming Back For Me” is a brand new song from this Canadian-born singer.By KCRW
In the second part of the “Scheer Intelligence” interview with Jonathan Alter, the author of “His Very Best” examines the former president’s mixed foreign policy record.By KCRW
On President Joe Biden’s first day in office, he sent a comprehensive immigration bill to Congress that would put the U.S.’ estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants on a path to citizenship.By KCRW
Santa Monica’s new City Hall East structure uses solar energy and captures rainwater. But the showstopper? It uses “foam-flush” toilets that turn human waste into nutrient-rich compost for the garden on site. But that makes some employees a little uncomfortable.By KCRW
Those who read to write will want to hear Eileen Myles talk about “For Now,” which is part of the "Why I Write" series from Yale University Press.By KCRW
Check out the raw energy and sound of Montreal’s seven piece East-Asian psych-punk band TEKE::TEKE. Led by visual artist and singer Maya Kuroki, this outfit plays traditional Japanese instruments up against raging guitars.By KCRW
California is about 2,300 miles from Washington D.C., and despite recent violence and insurrection, some Angelenos still wanted to see the pomp and circumstance of the inauguration in person. Others, however, are staying put. KCRW talks with two LA residents on the swearing-in of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.…
As President Trump was about to walk out of the White House for the last time, he made some final pardons. Ken White and Josh Barro talk about who got one in the final days of the Trump presidency, who didn’t (the Capitol rioters, Donald Trump Jr. and the other Trump children, Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump himself), and whether that was bad legal adv…
In his inaugural address today, President Joe Biden emphasized unifying this country and ending what he called an uncivil war: “We must end this uncivil war that pits red against blue, rural versus urban, rural versus urban, conservative versus…By KCRW
Dream-rock trio Oracle Sisters chase their muse while sipping cocktails and contemplating “Honest Man.”By KCRW
With calls to stay home during the pandemic and threats of more violence in Washington, D.C., most Joe Biden supporters from Southern California will watch the inauguration virtually. But some are willing to take the risk. KCRW speaks with a Riverside resident from Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ sorority who canceled her trip to D.C. after the…
Writer-director Aaron Sorkin on writing up to the edge of melodrama.By KCRW
Five new mass vaccination sites are opening today in LA County, and Angelenos ages 65 and up can start getting vaccinated this Thursday. But was the vaccine developed too quickly to be safe? Should pregnant women get it?By KCRW