Daily Schedule

Show All Details
  • 12:00 AM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • Inequality, Indecency, and an Inside Look at The Mets

    Matt Taibbi talks about the intersection of two troubling trends in America today—growing income inequality and mass incarceration. Bob Saget takes us behind the scenes of “Full House” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and of his notoriously profane stand-up act. AJ Mass, who’s a former Mr. Met, takes us into the sweaty world of sports mascots. And the legendary Mookie Wilson looks back at the 1986 World Series and what it was like being part of the Amazin’ Mets.

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

  • 05:00 AM
    Morning Edition
  • Morning Edition is your perfect morning companion: gentle, but straightforward, explaining the vagaries of international diplomacy, reporting weather and even recommending the best film in town.

  • 09:00 AM
    BBC World Service
  • BBC World Service provides international news, analysis and information.

  • 10:00 AM
    American Icons: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • American Icons: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    How do you build a monument to a war that was more tragic than triumphant? Maya Lin was practically a kid when she got the commission to design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall. Her minimalistic granite wall was derided by one vet as a “black gash of ...

  • 11:00 AM
    American Icons: Native Son
  • American Icons: Native Son

    The story of a young man in the ghetto who turns to murder was an overnight sensation. But some think Native Son exploited the worst stereotypes of black youth. We trace the line from Bigger Thomas to Notorious B.I.G., and visit a high school drama class acting out Native Son, ...

  • 12:00 PM
    American Icons: The Disney Parks
  • American Icons: The Disney Parks

    Generations of Americans have grown up with Walt Disney shaping our imaginations. We’ll tour Disneyland with its art director, a second-generation Imagineer, who explains why even the trash cans are magic. In Florida, urban planner Andres Duany shows how a theme park helped reimagine city life; Tom Hanks, the first ...

  • 01:00 PM
    American Icons: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • American Icons: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    Ken Kesey had worked in a mental hospital, but his first novel was really a parable of what happens when you stand up to the Man – a counterculture fable that doesn’t end well. We visit Oregon State Hospital, where the film was shot, Louise Fletcher describes what it was like ...

  • 02:00 PM
    American Icons: Superman
  • American Icons: Superman

    Kurt Andersen goes up, up and away with Superman and finds out why "The Man of Steel" remains as popular and elusive as ever.

  • 03:00 PM
    The Takeaway
  • Today's Takeaways: An Independence Day Special

    1. Krista Tippett on the Meaning of American Freedom | 2. The Untold Story of America's Independence Day | 3. Classic American Whiskey Goes Japanese | 4. American ingenuity and the Modern Animation Industry

  • 04:00 PM
    All Things Considered
  • The day’s biggest stories, plus commentary, arts and life, music and entertainment, the quirky and the mainstream.

  • 06:30 PM
  • Marketplace is not only about money and business, but about people, local economies and the world — and what it all means to us.

  • 07:00 PM
    All Things Considered
  • The day’s biggest stories, plus commentary, arts and life, music and entertainment, the quirky and the mainstream.

  • 08:00 PM
    On The Media
  • Breaking Bad in Spanish, the "Hispanic Walter Cronkite", and More

    An exploration of Hispanic media today, including the remaking of popular American shows into Spanish, a conversation with Hispanic TV's star newscaster, and a challenge to Bob and Brooke to discuss it all without sucking.

  • 09:00 PM
  • Behind The Supremes; How 'Dancing In The Street' Got People Moving

    Soundcheck takes a look back 50 years, to the summer of 1964 -- a year also known as "The Freedom Summer."

    First: For a time, the most successful American performers of the 1960s, The Supremes rivaled even The Beatles in terms of red-hot commercial appeal. Biographer Mark Ribowsky shares some stories behind classics like “Where Did Our Love Go” -- and shows how the concept of “blacks singing white” was essential to the evolution of modern music.

    Then: Writer Mark Kurlansky delves into Martha and the Vandellas' hit song “Dancing in the Street,” and the new meaning it took on during the Civil Rights movement.

  • 10:00 PM
    Q with Jian Ghomeshi
  • Q is an energetic daily arts, culture and entertainment magazine that takes you on a smart and surprising ride, interviewing personalities and tackling the cultural issues that matter. Hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, with his trademark wit and spontaneity, Q covers pop culture and high arts alike with forays into the most provocative and compelling cultural trends.

  • 11:00 PM
    New Sounds
  • West Looks East: Japan

    For this New Sounds program some Western musicians look to Japan for inspiration both melodic and instrumental. Hear selections from a recent release by cellist/composer Jordi Savall called "Hispania & Japan - Dialogues," created following the catastrophes in Japan in 2011.  It's actually based on a previous project from 2006, "The Route of the Orient," revolving around the Spanish Jesuit missionary St. Francis Xavier (Francisco Javier).