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  • 12:00 AM
  • #3124: Narration in Music

    For this New Sounds, listen to the found sounds of narration from strange and wonderful recordings in music by the Books.  We'll hear from their release, "The Way Out," a playful and surreal effort recorded in the Books' home studios.

  • 01:00 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.

  • 06:00 AM
  • Public radio’s classic show about food and the people who eat it. Lynne Rosetto Kasper brings you recipes, cooking tips and in-depth stories about where our food comes from.

  • 07:00 AM
  • Conversations about spirituality, science and the spaces in between. Host Krista Tippett explores the questions at the center of human life.

  • 08:00 AM
  • NPR’s Rachel Martin interviews top newsmakers in politics, science, and the arts, and Will Shortz brings you the beloved weekend puzzle.

  • 10:00 AM
  • Hacking the New York Times, Tweeting Revolutions, and More

    How The New York Times fell victim to Chinese hackers, a survey of our digital file sharing habits, and a conversation with NPR senior strategist Andy Carvin on tweeting revolutions.

  • 11:00 AM
  • The Peabody Award-winning show and podcast about creativity, pop culture, the arts and ideas hosted by novelist and journalist (and “Spy” magazine co-founder) Kurt Andersen. Email the show at

  • 12:00 PM
  • Live on The Jonathan Channel

    Live Wednesday through Sunday at 12pm
    Replays Monday & Tuesday at 12pm, Tuesday – Friday at 7pm, and Saturday & Sunday at 8pm

  • 04:00 PM
  • 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.

  • 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
    Special Programming
  • 07:00 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.

  • 08:00 PM
  • Cool, eclectic recordings and in-studio performances from genre-bending musicians recorded at WNYC. Hosted by David Garland. 

  • 09:00 PM
  • Conversations about spirituality, science and the spaces in between. Host Krista Tippett explores the questions at the center of human life.

  • 10:00 PM
  • Classic and contemporary short fiction read by some of the most iconic voices in today’s world of film, theater and comedy. Recorded live at Symphony Space in New York City.


  • 11:00 PM
  • #3125: Unconventional Piano Works

    On this New Sounds, hear some unconventional piano works, including some amplified piano in a work by Charles Ives, “Serenity” as played by Jenny Q Chai from a collection of works, “New York Love Songs.”  Also from that same record, a work by Taiwanese composer Ashley Wang, involving digital piano.  Plus, from a new recording, listen to Lou Harrison’s Concerto for Piano and Javanese Gamelan.  The piano has been retuned to “play nicely” with the gamelan tunings in this world premiere recording featuring Gamelan Pacifica and pianist Adrienne Varner.  That and more.