Streams

Daily Schedule

As of December 1, you'll hear a new weeknight line-up on WNYC-FM. Learn about these schedule changes here.

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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
  • The world’s largest and oldest public broadcaster delivers on-the-ground reporting and in-depth analysis from every corner of the globe.

  • 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
  • NPR’s Scott Simon adds the world’s top news and features to your Saturday morning coffee. 

  • 10:00 AM
    Car Talk
  • For years, America’s funniest auto mechanics, Click and Clack, have offered insights on that weird sound your Volkswagen makes.

  • 11:00 AM
    Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me!
  • The NPR news quiz where the panelists are funny, the limericks are lyrical and you get to shout answers at your radio. Hosted by Peter Sagal.

  • 12:00 PM
    The Jonathan Schwartz Show
  • A master of the Great American Songbook, Jonathan guides listeners through decades of tunes, drawing from his encyclopedic knowledge of music and friendships with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Stephen Sondheim. 

  • 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
  • A wrap-up of the day’s news, with features and interviews about the latest developments in New York City and around the world, from NPR and the WNYC newsroom.

  • 06:00 PM
    A Prairie Home Companion
  • From the American heartland of Lake Wobegon to Town Hall in New York City, humorist, writer and hardcore Minnesotan Garrison Keillor hosts the variety show that’s as homespun as it is sharp.

  • 08:00 PM
    Special Programming
     
     
  • 09:00 PM
    This American Life
  • Themed, offbeat, (mostly) true stories that shed new light on the extraordinary side of everyday life. Host Ira Glass and a regular cast of personalities, including David Sedaris, Sarah Vowell and Mike Birbiglia, bring the best of nonfiction storytelling to the radio.

  • 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.