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  • 12:00 AM
  • Power Players
    Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan have squared off. Now, Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation and Stephen Moore of The Wall Street Journal give their take on the debat...
  • 02:00 AM
  • BBC World Service delivers breaking news and information programming around the world, in English and 28 other language services, on radio, TV and digital.

  • 05:00 AM
  • Keep abreast of political developments and gain insight into how New York State politicians think when you listen in as political scientist Dr. Alan Chartock converses with people in positions of power.

  • 05:30 AM
    Special Programming
  • 06:00 AM
  • Lizzie O'Leary brings the week’s economic headlines home by looking at those matters with wit and wisdom.

  • 07:00 AM
  • Gabfest Radio: The Barcalounger Edition

    On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and special guest Jacob Weisberg discuss the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s surge in the polls, and affirmative action back at the Supreme Court.

  • 08:00 AM
  • NPR’s Scott Simon adds the world’s top news and features to your Saturday morning coffee. 

  • 11:00 AM
  • 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
  • Part comedy, part musical revue, part pub trivia night. Host and comedian Ophira Eisenberg and musical sidekick Jonathan Coulton run contestants and celebrities through an hour of puzzles, word play and comedic reimaginings of your favorite songs.

  • 01:00 PM
  • Jesse Thorn cuts through the weeds of pop culture, with irreverent comedy, in-depth interviews and a keen eye for what’s worth knowing about.

  • 02:00 PM
    Here's The Thing
  • Here's The Thing

    In a series of one-hour, on-air specials, award-winning actor Alec Baldwin gives the listener unique entrée into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers. Baldwin sidesteps the predictable by taking listeners inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices of people such as comedian Chris Rock and Oscar winner ...

  • 03:00 PM
  • 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.

  • 04:00 PM
  • For years, America’s funniest auto mechanics, Click and Clack, have offered insights on that weird sound your Volkswagen makes.

  • 05:00 PM
  • 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
  • Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich host WNYC’s Peabody Award-winning show about curiosity, where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between philosophy, science, and human experience.

  • 07:00 PM
  • Humorous, heartbreaking and true stories told live on stage. No script. No props. Just a microphone, a spotlight and room full of strangers.

  • 08:00 PM
  • We continue the legacy of Danny Stiles every Saturday night with archive broadcasts of his WNYC shows.  Hear the sounds of big band music as the "Vicar of Vintage" sets your radio aglow with songs, remembrances, and the spin only he can provide.

  • 10:00 PM
  • Oscar Brand hosts the longest running radio show in history — and the first radio show to ever interview Bob Dylan — which has seen battles with mayors and blacklists to keep folk music alive on the air.

  • 11:00 PM
  • The Tavis Smiley Show offers a unique blend of news and newsmakers in expanded conversations on topics ranging from presidential power to reparations for slavery, from campaign finance reform to miscegenation in music videos — all with a special focus on black America.