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  • 12:00 AM
  • Anthropology, Inc. - Why We Love Cats...and People - Please Explain

    We’ll find out how anthropological research is being used by corporations to find out the needs, fears, and desires of consumers. Peter Trachtenberg talks about how searching for a lost cat led him to ponder his relationships with felines and with people. Then on Please Explain we’ll find out about endocrine-disrupting chemicals and how they affect human health.

  • 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
  • Movie Date Presents: Oscar...Totally Naked

    "Movie Date Presents...Oscar, Totally Naked," hosted by  Kristen Meinzer of the Takeaway and Rafer Guzman of Newsday. Featuring interviews with unsung heroes of the Academy Awards, conversations with Oscar nominees, insights from those behind the scenes, and tips for those who hope to receive an Oscar of their own someday, ...

  • 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
  • Movie Date Presents: Oscar...Totally Naked

    "Movie Date Presents...Oscar, Totally Naked," hosted by  Kristen Meinzer of the Takeaway and Rafer Guzman of Newsday. Featuring interviews with unsung heroes of the Academy Awards, conversations with Oscar nominees, insights from those behind the scenes, and tips for those who hope to receive an Oscar of their own someday, ...

  • 04:00 PM
  • Oscar’s Youngest Nominee & Macklemore’s Thrift Shop

    Benh Zeitlin, the director of Beasts of the Southern Wild, tells Kurt Andersen about his Oscar-nominated debut film, an apocalyptic fairytale set in Louisiana with a six-year-old hero. We visit indie rocker Thao Nguyen in her mother's laundromat. Plus, the rapper Macklemore says homophobia in hip-hop is so over.

  • 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.