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  • 12:00 AM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • Invisible Hand

    On today’s show: Theoretical physicist Leonard Mlodinow explains how our unconscious mind rules our behavior. Playwright Amy Herzog and actors Gabriel Ebert and Mary Louise Wilson talk about their hit play, “4000 Miles.” Today’s installment of the BBC series A History of the World in 100 Objects is about two late 17th-century Japanese Kakiemon elephants. Plus Please Explain is all about political lobbying!

  • 01:00 AM
    A History of the World in 100 Objects
  • Kakiemon Elephants

    Neil MacGregor uses objects from around the world to chart Europe's expanding maritime trade and empires that created the first global economy between 1450 and 1600.

    Read more about the Kakiemon Elephants.

  • 01:15 AM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • Invisible Hand

    On today’s show: Theoretical physicist Leonard Mlodinow explains how our unconscious mind rules our behavior. Playwright Amy Herzog and actors Gabriel Ebert and Mary Louise Wilson talk about their hit play, “4000 Miles.” Today’s installment of the BBC series A History of the World in 100 Objects is about two late 17th-century Japanese Kakiemon elephants. Plus Please Explain is all about political lobbying!

  • 02:00 AM
    BBC World Service
  • BBC World Service provides international news, analysis and information.

  • 06:00 AM
    Intelligence Squared US
  • Intelligence Squared US

    The UN should admit Palestine as a full member state

    On September 23, 2011, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas appeared before the U.N. General Assembly to request full membership for the State of Palestine. America’s veto power renders their bid largely symbolic, but there could be leverage gained– like indirect recognition ...

  • 07:00 AM
    On The Media
  • The Ongoing Impact of Kony 2012, Fact Checking Gossip and More

    Debating Kony 2012's impact, teaching journalists safety in combat zones, fact checking gossip, and an formula to predict celebrity breakups.

  • 08:00 AM
    Weekend Edition Saturday
  • Each week, nearly 4 million listeners tune in to Weekend Edition Saturday for two hours of news, features and entertainment anchored by Scott Simon, NPR's Peabody Award-winning host and correspondent.

  • 10:00 AM
    Car Talk
  • America's funniest auto mechanics, aka Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, amuse you with their shameless wit, amaze you with their encyclopedic knowledge of all things automotive, and perplex you with their puzzlers, all the while playing a few Car Tunes.

  • 11:00 AM
    Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me!
  • The NPR News Quiz, a fast-paced, fresh and funny look at current affairs and the week's events.

     

  • 12:00 PM
    Afternoon Music with Jonathan Schwartz
  • Today at 12PM, sit in with Jonathan Schwartz for an eclectic mix of his favorite tunes from The Great American Songbook. Throughout the week, Jonathan Schwartz provides an unparalleled showcase for this timeless music.

  • 04:00 PM
    Studio 360
  • Worshipping David Bowie, Becoming Michael Jackson

    Kurt Andersen talks with Tracy K. Smith, whose Life on Mars (which pays homage to David Bowie) just won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.  Michael Jackson impersonators keep their idol’s legacy alive.  And the lead singer of the band Of Montreal learns everything he needs to know from Mick and ...

  • 05:00 PM
    All Things Considered
  • The day’s biggest stories, plus commentary, arts and life, music and entertainment, the quirky and the mainstream.

  • 06:00 PM
    A Prairie Home Companion
  • From the American heartland to the vast urban centers, humorist, writer, and hard-core Minnesotan Garrison Keillor offers an old-time variety show as homespun as it is savvy.

  • 08:00 PM
    Special Programming
     
     
  • 09:00 PM
    This American Life
  • A handheld camera for radio, This American Life takes an intimate look at the drama of the Everyman. Veteran producer Ira Glass shoots from the hip, exploring the lives of oddballs, antiheroes, and just plain folks who quietly fade into our homogenous national landscape. The program shares stories of life and love through monologues, documentaries, short radio plays, "found recordings," and original works for radio, giving you plenty of reasons to linger around the house.

  • 10:00 PM
    Selected Shorts
  • Selected Shorts: Tennessee, Edna, and Flannery

    Each of the three works on this program, by masters Tennessee Williams, Edna O’Brien, and Flannery O’Connor, offers us intense and provocative close-ups of its main characters. 

     

  • 11:00 PM
    New Sounds
  • New Music Soundtracks

    For this New Sounds, listen to some new music film scores by the likes of John Zorn, and keyboardist, composer and producer Wayne Horvitz.  Plus, from Greece, there's music by Eleni Karaindrou, along with music from Michael Nyman and Philip Glass.  And much more.