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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.

All Things Considered

The day’s biggest stories, plus commentary, arts and life, music and entertainment, the quirky and the mainstream.

America Abroad

Serious radio for the intellectually curious, America Abroad explores today's critical issues with balance and depth. America Abroad is the only public radio program that devotes an hour to a single issue-providing historical context and international perspective.

America's Test Kitchen Radio

America’s Test Kitchen Radio is a food program for right now – filled with clear, practical information, without the gourmet fuss. The hour is all about insights, tips and techniques that illuminate the truth about real home cooking. There will be some mystery, too, like why bad things happen to good recipes and the science behind good results.

America's Town Meeting of the Air

The concerns of post-war Americans.

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American Music Festival

Scintillating performances from music icons.

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American RadioWorks

American Radioworks® is the national documentary unit of American Public Media. ARW is public radio's largest documentary production unit; it creates documentaries, series projects, and investigative reports for the public radio system and the Internet. ARW is based at St. Paul, Minnesota, with staff journalists in Washington D.C., Boston, Massachusetts, and Duluth, Minnesota.

Around New York

Coverage of everything NYC, from antiques shows to summer reading lists.

 

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Ask Me Another

Ask Me Another is a rambunctious hour that blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music. Host Ophira Eisenberg invites in-studio guests and listeners alike to stretch their noggins, tickle their funny bones, and enjoy witty banter and guitar riffs from house musician Jonathan Coulton.

BBC World Service

BBC World Service provides international news, analysis and information.

Beyond Victory

Post-war leaders rally Americans to sustaining peace and prosperity.

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Books and Authors Luncheon

The voices of some of the greatest thinkers and characters of our nation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

It's your neighborhood, your city, your country, your world, and now your website. Brian Lehrer delves into the issues and links them to real life. Join the conversation: Tweet @brianlehrer, post on our comments page, or call 212-433-WNYC. Meet the staff »

Bullseye

Bullseye is a public radio show about what's good in popular culture. With a keen editorial eye, Bullseye sifts the wheat from the chaff, and brings you hot culture picks, in-depth interviews with the most revered and revolutionary creative people and irreverent original comedy. Bullseye is equal parts funny and fascinating. Whether you're already plugged in to the culture map, or looking for a signpost, Bullseye will keep you on target.

Burn: An Energy Journal

It is the fundamental issue of our time: Energy; where we get it; how we use it; what happens then. It powers our homes and our economy; it creates troubled alliances and disturbing divisions; it empowers and impoverishes; it enables almost all that we do and now threatens all that we have become.

Campus Press Conference

A panel of local college newspaper reporters and editors pepper a newsmaker of the day about his/her field and current events.

 

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Capitol Connection

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!

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.

Citizens Committee on Displaced Persons

Dramatizations meant to sway public opinion in favor of 'displaced pilgrims.' European Jews seeking American citizenship after the Second World War.

 

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City Close Up

WNYC Director Seymour N. Siegel interviews New York City officials about municipal issues.

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Comic Parade

Prominent funnymen read newspaper comic strips to the children of New York City during the 17-day newspaper deliverymen's strike.

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The Conversation

In New York, any stranger can instantly become an acquaintance, or a new friend, when you start a conversation about the issues that matter to you. The Conversation connects you with the people around you, for a lively, freewheeling, discussion about topics and ideas that matter to New Yorkers.

Cooper Union Forum

An ongoing series of lectures at Cooper Union broadcast on WNYC.

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Danny Stiles' Music Museum

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.

Death, Sex & Money

A podcast about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Host Anna Sale talks to celebrities you’ve heard of—and regular people you haven’t—about the Big Stuff: relationships, money, family, work and making it all count while we're here. New episodes every other Wednesday.

Democracies Will Win

"Bringing New Yorkers expert information on many phases of our all-out victory effort."

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The Diane Rehm Show

For more than 25 years, The Diane Rehm Show has offered listeners thoughtful and lively conversations on an array of topics with many of the most distinguished people of our times.

Digesting Politics Podcast

WNYC's top political reporters dish on politics.

Dish

A special series about food and life in New York City. Visit a different restaurant each week, for cuisine and casual conversation.

Elmer Davis: Progress Of War

World War II era 'weekly war review' delivered by the Office of War Information.

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Evening Music

From the annals of classical history to the progressive contemporary scene, Evening Music serves up a global perspective, including live interviews and award-winning festival programming.

Evenings at The Thalia Book Club

WNYC, in association with Symphony Space, presents "Evenings at The Thalia Book Club," a series of conversations and readings with world-renowned authors that were staged and presented during the inaugural season of Symphony Space's Thalia Book Club.

Fishko Files

Stories of art, culture, music and media as told by WNYC’s resident cultural observer, Sara Fishko.

Folksong Festival

The show remains one of the few programs devoted to the traditional and contemporary folksong. Over the years, Folksong Festival has survived battles with mayors and blacklists.

Freakonomics Radio

Just like the books Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics, Freakonomics Radio will explore “the hidden side of everything.” It will tell you things you always thought you knew but didn’t, and things you never thought you wanted to know, but do.

Freedom's Ladder

Explanations of the City's evolving civil rights issues in a dynamic format.

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Fresh Air

Fresh Air is one of the most popular programs on public radio, breaking the "talk show" mold, and Gross is known for her fearless and insightful interviews with prominent figures in American arts, politics, and popular culture.

From The Archives

For more than 89 years, WNYC has been a witness to the news, politics and cultural events of New York City. We've combed our archives to bring you some of the most notable highlights from our rich broadcast heritage.

Credit: NYC Municipal Archives

Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio brings you a weekly hour of smart, counterintuitive, and funny commentary about politics and culture. The program combines Slate.com’s two most popular podcasts, the Political Gabfest and the Culture Gabfest, into a fast-paced show that dissects the week’s most important events from the presidential campaign and the worlds of art and entertainment. The result is something more like a chat with friends over drinks than a talk show.

The Golden Door

Stories of "the making of New Americans of all races and creeds."

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Great American Songs

Great American Songs, curated by Jonathan Schwartz, can now be heard, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, anywhere in the world. Listen to The Jonathan Channel on WNYC.org, iHeart Radio, TuneIn and through other Internet radio systems.

HBR Ideacast

A weekly podcast featuring the leading thinkers in business and management from Harvard Business Review.

Hadassah Speaks

Serial drama produced by Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America. 

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Headlines in Chemistry

Science news for every man and woman in New York!

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Hearing Voices

Hearing Voices from NPR® is a weekly series of The Best of Public Radio: a sixty-minute stream of “driveway moments” all connected by a weekly theme. We listen to broadcasts and podcasts; we dig through audio archives; and we scour the web to find the best stories, sound-portraits, slam poets, docs, radio dramas, features, and found-sound.

Here's The Thing

Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin gives the listener unique entrée into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers.

Alec sidesteps the predictable by taking listeners inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices of people such as comedian Chris Rock, political strategist Ed Rollins and Oscar winner Michael Douglas.

Check out the full Here's The Thing archive.

A History of the World in 100 Objects

A History of the World in 100 Objects uses the British Museum’s collection to tell an epic history of humanity spanning over two million years. This 100-part series is narrated by Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, and was originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4. 

How to Have Fun with Your Children

New York City as a modern Fairyland!

 


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Intelligence Squared US

IQ2US is the program for listeners who crave a clear view of the big questions that divide Americans. Every episode brings together world thinkers, policy-makers, and journalists, in 2 on 2 debates, to argue the pros and cons of issues like health care, foreign policy, clean energy, and the war. Then listeners weigh in. Expect ear-catching, provocative radio that enlightens, entertains, and informs. 

International Interview

A progressive, yet evenhanded, presentation of international perspectives on politics and culture.

 

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The Jazz Loft Project Radio Series

An award-winning documentary series by Sara Fishko and WNYC, in association with the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University. The Programs draw on the thousands of hours of tape recorded by photographer W. Eugene Smith in his Manhattan Loft in the 50s and 60s, as well as interviews with musicians and other participants in the jazz loft scene. Companion book: The Jazz Loft Project, by Sam Stephenson.

Joe Frank

A long time favorite with public radio audiences, Joe Frank's programs are sometimes dark, sometimes absurdist, sometimes solo recitations, sometimes ensemble pieces performed and/or improvised by actors, sometimes voices of real people heard in real situations, whether man-in-the-street interviews or phone conversations with lovers or strangers.

Keep 'em Rolling

Office of Emergency Management-sponsored variety show to boost patriotism during the war.

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Kings County

What’s in Kings County? The next band to put on your iPod. The next app to put on your iPhone. A visit to Kings County will take you to the hottest young comics and offer a first listen of emerging musicians, along with audio gags waiting to go viral and a look into the current golden age of DIY city living. Artisanal mayonnaise? Mayors of the block? Pet pigs? Yeah, we’ve got that, too.

Latino USA

Weekly roundups of news and public affairs, features on cultural and musical trends, and compelling personal portraits present a unique weekly perspective on U.S. Latinos.

Le Show

A weekly, hour-long romp through the worlds of media, politics, sports and show business, leavened with an eclectic mix of mysterious music, hosted by Harry Shearer.

Left, Right, and Center

Provocative, up-to-the-minute, alive and witty, KCRW's weekly confrontation over politics, policy and popular culture proves those with impeccable credentials needn't lack personality.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Host Leonard Lopate lets you in on the best conversations with writers, actors, ex-presidents, dancers, scientists, comedians, historians, grammarians, curators, filmmakers, and do-it-yourself experts.

Letters from Home and Abroad

Scripted interview program to explain post-war issues. 

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Life and Works

A radio presentation of great works of literature in conjunction with the New York Public Library.

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Life of the Law

A 360 view of the law.

The Lively Arts

Gilbert Seldes discusses big-thinking issues in art from his characteristically populist perspective.

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The Longest Shortest Time

The Longest Shortest Time is a podcast and blog about surprising struggles in early parenthood, hosted by author and This American Life contributor Hillary Frank. Visit the Longest Shortest Time's website to submit your story, and to talk mama and papa shop safely.

New episodes come out every other Wednesday at 3 a.m.

Love + Radio

Love + Radio features in-depth, otherworldly-produced conversations exploring all of life’s gray areas on an eclectic range of subjects, from the seedy to the sublime. Host Nick van der Kolk and producer Brendan Baker craft every second of this remarkable, award-winning podcast.

Maincurrents

Panel show with experts discussing major social issues of the day.

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Marketplace

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

Marketplace Money

Host Carmen Wong Ulrich looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.

Mayor's Conference

Mayor Robert Wagner answers questions from the NYC press.

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Meet Your Mind

Your thoughts and feelings, your joy and sorrow....it’s all part of your identity, of your consciousness. But what exactly is consciousness? It may be the biggest mystery left in science.

Micropolis

Little Bits of a Big City

Miscellaneous

Programs ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s covering a variety of cultural and political topics.

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Money Talking

WNYC’s Money Talking brings you conversations about the most important business and economic stories of the week, going beyond the headlines and the jargon. Context, conversation and insight. Follow the show @moneytalking. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.

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.

The Moth Radio Hour

The Moth Radio Hour features true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props or accompaniment.  Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers.  Each hour mixes humorous, heartbreaking, and poignant tales that captivate, surprise, and delight with their honesty, bravery, and humor.

Learn more about The Moth

NJTV News

NJTV News with Mike Schneider is a multi-platform, local information source. Hear up-to-the-minute breaking news from across the state and deeper investigation into the people, places and policy making headlines.

New Sounds

New Sounds provides a place for your left and right brain to unwind at the end of day.

New Tech City

New Tech City is a lively tech show. But it's really more about life in a turbulent time.

Hosted by Manoush Zomorodi. Follow us @newtechcity and subscribe to the podcast

New York Queen of Commerce

The Department of Commerce makes economic history FUN!

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New Yorker: Fiction

A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.

New Yorker: Out Loud

A weekly conversation about what's new in The New Yorker.

New Yorker: Poetry

Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Paul Muldoon.

New Yorker: Political Scene

A weekly discussion about politics, hosted by The New Yorker's executive editor, Dorothy Wickenden.

News

Historic news reports aired over WNYC 1939-1969.

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The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing is full of unusual sounds and memorable voices. It's a show in which well-known artists like Stanley Tucci and Suzanne Vega casually rub shoulders with subway strap hangers, park bench philosophers, street-corner humorists, and kids on the local basketball court.

The No Show

The No Show is a showcase for the idiosyncratic views and humor of Steve Post, a world-class curmudgeon whose irreverence and iconoclasm have entertained audiences and appalled radio station managers for four decades. (Give or take.)

Now Hear This

Host-creator John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants incorporates interviews, performance and features into a highly personal hour long survey of the popular music scene.

On Being

On Being is a spacious conversation — and an evolving media space — about the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit.

On Point

On Point is a hybrid of a talk program and a news-magazine covering each day's important news developments and conducting conversations with newsmakers and thinkers from all around the world.

On The Media

On the Media explores how the media 'sausage' is made, casts an incisive eye on fluctuations in the marketplace of ideas, and examines threats to the freedom of information and expression in America and abroad. For one hour a week, the show tries to lift the veil from the process of "making media," especially news media, because it's through that lens that we literally see the world and the world sees us.

Only A Game

An award-winning weekly sports magazine hosted by veteran NPR commentator Bill Littlefield, Only A Game is radio for the serious sports fan and the steadfast sports avoider. Produced by WBUR in Boston, Only A Game puts sports in perspective with intelligent analysis, insightful interviews and a keen sense humor.

Our Stake in the War

Interviews with "distinguished Americans" produced in cooperation with CUNY in 1942.

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Overseas Press Club

Speeches and question-answer sessions that provide an international perspective on news.

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The PBS NewsHour

The PBS NewsHour continues to provide in-depth analysis of current events with a news summary, live studio interviews, discussions and documentary reports.

Pals of the P.A.L.

Variety show with a special focus on youth, performed by members of the Police Athletic League.

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Plan For Survival

Not for bedtime listening: discussions of the impossibility of preparing for nuclear winter.

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Police Safety Program

A children's musical variety show for those youngsters who need some supervision.

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Pop & Politics with Farai Chideya

Pop & Politics with Farai Chideya is a three-part series about the 2010 midterm elections, looking beyond the horserace to get to the real issues, fears, and beliefs that motivate voters. Chideya looks at hot-button issues such as race, immigration and economics. She presses politicians in battleground states for answers and turns to real people, on their turf, to ask if they think America is headed in the right direction.

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.

The Promised Land

There are visionaries among us — men and women with innovative ideas about changing lives and transforming communities. You may find them in the far-flung corners of the world or right down the street. With The Promised Land, a new series from Launch Minneapolis, host Majora Carter seeks out these extraordinary yet everyday people and reveals their dreams and struggles — what inspires and challenges their work and their lives. From neighborhoods in east Belfast grappling with a polluted river to kids interviewing for Green Jobs Corps in East Oakland, The Promised Land promises a steady stream of powerful radio.

Psychoanalysis and Everyday Living

Academic lectures on the family, based on the work of Dr. Karen Horney.

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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.

Queens College Forum

A series in celebration of Queens College and public discourse.

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Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli

Every week, join world-renowned jazz musicians, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey, in their deluxe Manhattan living room for two hours of conversation and exceptional music. It’s not unusual for guests drop by and join the fun!

Radio Rookies

Radio Rookies is a New York Public Radio initiative that provides teenagers with the tools and training to create radio stories about themselves, their communities and their world.

Radiolab

Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.

Reader's Almanac

From the Writing Center at NYU, this radio series is dedicated to "good reading." 

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Recordings, E.T.C.

Canby was an early exponent of electronic music who brought many WNYC listeners their first earfuls of Stockhausen, Dockstader, and Moog.

RelationShow

RelationShow tackles the wild, wonderful landscape of modern relationships with surprising, hard-won, and often funny insights gleaned from today’s most provocative thinkers.

Report on Civil Defense

Updates on disaster preparedness, from public welfare to firefighting to water safety.

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Rockwell Matters

In this series of free-form radio blogs for WNYC, critic John Rockwell examines cultural topics and events in the news.

The Role of Science in War

News for "when science plays such a large part in supplying our war needs."

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The Rose Note with Isabel Rose

The Rose Note is a weekly show exploring the rich history of American popular songs. Every Tuesday evening, join host Isabel Rose as she takes a tour through The Great American Songbook: the music of Broadway, musical theater and early Hollywood film. A writer and accomplished vocalist, Isabel Rose is well-versed in the American canon and is uniquely positioned to introduce these classic compositions.

Science Friday

Science Friday is a weekly science talk show from NPR. Each week, Science Friday's host Ira Flatow, a veteran science journalist, looks at science topics that are in the news brings an educated, balanced discussion to bear on the scientific issues at hand. Panels of expert guests join Flatow, a veteran science journalist, to discuss science -- to take questions from listeners during the call-in portion of the program.

Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts features some of the finest artists of the American theater reading contemporary and classic short fiction-the most distinguished works of the early masters such as Chekhov, Maupassant, Malamud and dozens of others.  

Guest hosted by some of your favorite actors and writers including John Lithgow, Neil Gaiman, David Sedaris, Jane Curtin, Parker Posey and others.

 

Sister Elizabeth Kenny Foundation

A drama about polio focusing on symptoms, illness, and eradication efforts from the Sister Elizabeth Kenny Foundation.

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Smiley & West

Smiley & West from Public Radio International (PRI) is an energetic radio program that is a fusion of thought provoking, intelligent and stimulating dialogue on every subject from news & politics to entertainment & culture. The one-hour weekly show attracts a broad spectrum of compelling guests and asks questions that solicits newsworthy discussions.

Snap Judgment

Snap Judgment is a themed, weekly NPR storytelling show. We focus on presenting compelling personal stories - mixing tall tales with killer beats to produce cinematic, dramatic and kick-ass radio. We are sponsored by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and distributed through NPR and Public Radio Exchange (PRX).

Song Travels

“In this series, we talk about songs. How important they are in our lives… how they’ve changed our lives…how sometimes they make life worth living." Michael Feinstein

Sound Opinions

Sound Opinions is where people who love music can come together. Make discoveries, debate, learn about pop culture, engage, have fun and find new ways to further enrich your lives through music. Whether you're an expert, or just a casual fan, Sound Opinions is your source for smart and engaging music criticism and conversation.

Soundcheck

Soundcheck® is WNYC’s on-air and online destination for new music, live performances and engaging conversations with artists, critics and tastemakers. Listeners start the conversation at Soundcheck.org and continue it with host John Schaefer every weeknight at 9 p.m. on 93.9 FM and WNYC.org.

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Speaking of Music

Interviews, commentaries, and discussions with greatest composers, performers, and critics.

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Specials

Join us for a curated presentation of special programs from public radio producers across the country.

Spinning on Air

Heard on WNYC since 1987, Spinning On Air has always been about unusual music.

The Splendid Table

The Splendid Table provides listeners and browsers abundant information on food preparation, appreciation, and culture.

The Sporkful

The Sporkful is a James Beard Award-nominated podcast and blog where we discuss, debate and obsess over ridiculous food minutiae in search of new and better ways to eat. It's created and hosted by Dan Pashman.

The State We're In

Featuring first-person stories from around the world about how we treat each other. The State We're In is a weekly radio program from Radio Netherlands Worldwide.

State of the Re:Union

State of the Re:Union has set out to explore how a particular American city or town creates community, the ways people transcend challenging circumstances and the vital cultural narratives that give an area its uniqueness.

Strangers

Strangers by Lea Thau (Peabody winner & former Moth Director), part of KCRW’s Independent Producer Project, features stories about people we meet, the connections we make, the heartbreaks we suffer, the kindness we encounter, and the frightful moments when we discover we aren't even who we thought we were.

Studio 360

PRI’s Peabody Award-winning “Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen” from WNYC is public radio’s smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt Andersen introduces you to the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy – so let “Studio 360” steer you to the must-see movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life.

Survival Kit

Leonard Lopate welcomes a single provocative guest for a half-hour discussion, beginning with a simple question: what eight (or so) items would you take with you to a remote location for an extended time?

TED Radio Hour

An idea is the one gift that you can hang onto even after you've given it away. Welcome to TED Radio Hour hosted by Guy Raz – a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create.

TRBQ: The Really Big Questions

Dean Olsher -- former host of The Next Big Thing -- returns to host this five-part series focusing on the intersection of science and humanities. Scientists, philosophers and regular folks explore human nature, guided by five enduring questions.

Take the Tunnel

The New York City Tunnel Authority provides historical context for "jaunts around the city." 

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The Takeaway

A fresh alternative in news featuring critical conversations, reports from the field, and listener participation. The Takeaway, hosted by John Hockenberry, provides a breadth and depth of world, national, and regional news coverage that is unprecedented in public media.

Talk to the People

The famous Sunday afternoon talks by Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia, “the people’s mayor.”

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The Tavis Smiley Show

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.

Tell Me More

Tell Me More focuses on the way we live, intersect and collide in a culturally diverse world. Capturing the headlines, issues and pleasures relevant to multicultural life in America, the daily one-hour series is hosted by award-winning journalist Michel Martin. Tell Me More marks Martin's first role in hosting a daily program. She views it as an opportunity to focus on the stories, experiences, ideas and people important in contemporary life but often not heard.

The Theory of Everything

Theory of Everything plunges listeners into a whirl of journalism, fiction, art, interviews, and the occasional exploding pipe dream. Host Benjamen Walker connects the dots in a hyper-connected world, featuring conversations with philosophers, friends, and the occasional too-good-to-be-real guest.

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.

This Week with Mayor Lindsay

An in-depth look at city issues with Mayor John Lindsay.

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This is Our Enemy

Office of War Information radio docudrama series describing the activities of the Axis powers.

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To The Point

Hosted by Warren Olney, To the Point is a fast-paced, news based one-hour daily national program that focuses on the hot-button issues of the day, co-produced by KCRW and Public Radio International.

Toward a Return to Society

1946 public service series on the rehabilitative aspect of New York incarceration.

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Tribeca Film Festival Live

Miss the chance to attend this year’s Tribeca Film Festival? WNYC has you covered. For the first time, we’ve partnered with the Festival to offer exclusive recordings of the best panels and events from Tribeca Talks, a series of conversations with prominent directors, producers, writers, actors and other film industry insiders.

The Truth

The Truth features dramatic short stories that combine great writing with authentic-feeling performances and rich sound design. Host and producer Jonathan Mitchell works with a team of screenwriters and actors to create each original episode, revitalizing the craft of audio fiction for a new generation.

U. P. A. Forum

The United Parent's Association program tackles various issues related to children and education.

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United Nations

Recordings from the United Nations Radio.

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Unity At Home, Victory Abroad

A patriotic variety show for Americans of all stripes.

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Views on Art

Join host Ruth Bowman as she interviews notable artists, curators, and museum directors. 1967-1973

WBGO Jazz After Hours

with Brian Delp

WNYC American Art Festival

An annual forum series from the early 1950s for robust discussion about art.

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WNYC Forum of the Air

Balanced panel discussions of political issues.

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WTF with Marc Maron

Comedian Marc Maron is tackling the most complex philosophical question of our day - WTF? He'll get to the bottom of it with help from comedian friends, celebrity guests and the voices in his own head. You loved him on Morning Sedition. You kinda liked him on The Marc Maron Show. You tolerated him on Break Room Live. Now, embrace him on a show from which he cannot be fired - WTF with Marc Maron.

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.

 

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.

Weekend Edition Sunday

Weekend Edition Sunday features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians. In January 2012, Rachel Martin began hosting the program. 

What America Means to Me

Cold War Era musings on liberty, peace, and the pursuit of happiness

Wordless Music

WNYC presents concerts from the Wordless Music Series, hosted by Radiolab's Jad Abumrad. Devoted to the desegregation of musical boundaries, Wordless Music pairs rock and electronic musicians with more traditional chamber and new music performers, to create an entirely new concert experience.

The World

A mix of news, features, interviews and music from around the world presents an engaging portrait of the global community. Produced by BBC World Service, Public Radio International and WGBH Radio Boston.

Your Land and Mine

A monthly series featuring commissioner Carl Madonick of the City's Department of Real Estate.

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Your Pocketbook

Scripted show discusses the pennies and nickels of city life.

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Youth Builders

A civics series to teach youngsters about participatory democracy.

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