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  • 12:00 AM
  • Dark and Light

    On today’s show: We’ll find out about the complicated and often misunderstood history of Afghanistan. The director and two of the stars of a new production of “The Piano Lesson,” the fourth play in August Wilson’s epic Century Cycle. A. M. Homes talks about May We Be Forgiven, her new dark-comic novel about 21st century suburban life. Please Explain is all about mold!

  • 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.

  • 06:00 AM
  • Until not so long ago, chicken feet were essentially waste material.  Now they provide enough money to keep U.S. chicken producers in the black — by exporting 300,000 metric tons of chicken “paws” to China and Hong Kong each year. In the first part of this hour-long episode of Freakonomics ...

  • 07:00 AM
  • WNYC’s weekly investigation into how the media shapes our world view. Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield give you the tools to survive the media maelstrom.

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

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

  • 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
  • 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.

  • 01:00 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.

  • 02:00 PM
  • Humorous, heartbreaking and true stories told live on stage. No script. No props. Just a microphone, a spotlight and room full of strangers.

  • 03:00 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.

  • 04:00 PM
  • Until not so long ago, chicken feet were essentially waste material.  Now they provide enough money to keep U.S. chicken producers in the black — by exporting 300,000 metric tons of chicken “paws” to China and Hong Kong each year. In the first part of this hour-long episode of Freakonomics ...

  • 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
  • Acclaimed musician and songwriter Chris Thile welcomes a wide range of well-known and up-and-coming talent to share the stage and create a beautiful listening experience on his variety show, Live from Here.

  • 08:00 PM
  • WQXR’s American Standards is an unparalleled showcase for this timeless music spanning the entire history of the songbook, from early Tin Pan Alley recordings to interpretations by contemporary artists. This is your home for enduring music by legendary composers and songwriters, bought to life by Ella Fitzgerald, Dianne Reeves, Frank Sinatra, Cécile McLorin Salvant, and many more. It’s the sound of a diverse and dynamic America, with the songs and voices that have filled theaters and scored films for nearly a century.