Henry Rollins hosts a great mix of all kinds from all over from all time.
Every week, host Elvis Mitchell conducts in-depth interviews with the most innovative and influential people working in entertainment, art, and pop culture.
Scheer Intelligence features thoughtful and provocative conversations with "American Originals" -- people who, through a lifetime of engagement with political issues, offer unique and often surprising perspectives on the day's most important issues.
Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.
Evan Kleiman's taste of life, culture and the human species.
A weekday download of standout songs, including advance releases, exclusive live tracks recorded at KCRW, remixes, and an introduction to new artists on our radar.
Kim Masters, host of KCRW’s The Business, breaks down Hollywood's top stories.
An examination of medical ethics and the practioners who define them.
Host Steve Chiotakis connects you to the people and places of Southern California.
Host Madeleine Brand looks at news, culture and emerging trends through the lens of Los Angeles.
Left, Right & Center is KCRW’s weekly civilized yet provocative confrontation over politics, policy and pop culture.
KCRW's Life Examined is a one-hour weekly show exploring science, philosophy, faith — and finding meaning in the modern world. The show is hosted by Jonathan Bastian. Please tune in Saturdays at 9 a.m., or find it as a podcast.
The Business is a weekly podcast featuring lively banter about entertainment industry news and in-depth interviews with directors, producers, writers and actors. The show is hosted by award-winning journalist Kim Masters of The Hollywood Reporter...
A collection of the greatest music stories never told. This season the poet and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib explores a single year: 1980 - the brilliant, awkward and sometimes heartbreaking opening to a monumental decade in popular music.
All presidents have legal issues. Some have more than others. A weekly conversation about the law, executive power, and all the presidents' lawyers, good and bad.
A commentary on sports.
“What’s wrong with me?” Each episode of this documentary series begins as a medical mystery. But once you peel back the layers, more questions emerge.
Los Angeles is a city carved out of the desert — a conjured image of paradise. Award-winning journalist David Weinberg returns with stories of people who learn what lies beyond the dream.
The stories shaping California's Central Coast, hosted by Jonathan Bastian.
The week's top stories in LA media, politics and culture.
When Carly Parker’s friend Yumiko goes missing under very mysterious circumstances, Carly’s search for her friend leads her headfirst into a ancient mysterious game known only as Rabbits. Soon Carly begins to suspect that Rabbits is much more than just a game, and that the key to understanding Rabbits, might be the key to the survival of our species, and the Universe as we know it.
Steve Chiotakis talks to Los Angeles journalists about the week's leading news stories.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic of The Wall Street Journal, Joe Morgenstern reviews films weekly in the paper and on KCRW.
A monthly reality-check on the issues Americans care about most. Host Warren Olney draws on his decades of experience to explore the people and issues shaping – and disrupting - our world. How did everything change so fast? Where are we headed?...
Go behind the gates of America’s largest port complex for an intimate and unflinching look at the lives riding the waves of supply and demand.
KCRW's Guest DJ Project invites an array of cultural luminaries to share and discuss songs that have inspired and moved them with a KCRW DJ.
Los Angeles County is spending hundreds of millions of dollars a year to combat homelessness. Yet the problem is getting worse. Why? Well, part of the answer is simple: LA's severe shortage of affordable housing. But that's not all there is to it....
A wry take on real life in Hollywood.
KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture explores who and what matters in our designed world – on air, online and at public events. Host Frances Anderton talks to designers, users and experts about products, fashion, buildings and more, in Los Angeles and beyond –revealing how we shape today’s world and how it shapes us.
This season on UnFictional: Stories of fantasy: a childhood dream that becomes a life, impossible goals, underground worlds, adapting to new realities, memories of old friends and relations that become more real than the truth. It’s UnFictional,...
Fanatic! A great show we have lined up for you. At least a couple of bands that are making their first appearance on our show. One is Cor De Lux from North Carolina. The other is Hennessey Otherwise, we have many of our tried and true allies for your hopeful enjoyment. I think I’ve been to KCRW twice in the last twelve months. It’s strange. The win…
This pandemic has intensified the work of prolific artist Sunny War, known for her inventive guitar style and as half of the LA-based duo War & Pierce. In fact, it’s given her incentive to give more to the community outside of music by founding an LA chapter of the nonprofit Food Not Bombs. A new album on the horizon features “Lucid Lucy,” which is…
At a greenhouse in La Jolla, California, scientists are trying to harness the carbon-sucking power of plants to clean up the atmosphere. They’re behind the Harnessing Plants Initiative. When carbon isn’t polluting the atmosphere, it’s often in the ground, enriching the soil that plants need to grow. The goal is to genetically modify the plant’s cel…
Innova Medical Group, based in Pasadena, has developed a test people can buy over the counter and use at home. It costs $5 and produces results in about 30 minutes. It’s complete with a nasal swab, chemical solution, and paper-like strip.By KCRW
Natalie Bergman, the sisterly half of Wild Belle, turns personal tragedy into comfort by creating hopeful spiritual music on her approaching debut solo album. We turn our ears to “Shine Your Light On Me,” a song that will lift you up.By KCRW
The Ballona Wetlands are juxtaposed against busy streets and tech companies. The area is a small, serene stretch of marsh, mud flats and birds. The wetlands once stood at more than 2,000 acres, but only 577 acres remain today. The state has a plan to restore Ballona and make it more inviting to the public. However, not everyone agrees with that pla…
Filmmaker Garrett Bradley on the complicated meaning of time.By KCRW
Governor Gavin Newsom today signed a $7.6 billion stimulus package for California. Millions of residents will receive $600 checks. There’s money for small businesses, and relief for child care providers and college students.By KCRW
Last year, Bartees Strange extolled his favorite band The National via an EP of covers. Strange’s debut album is a startling contrast to that work with “Mustang” at its epicenter.By KCRW
Many Angelenos are camping out on a sidewalk overnight to be first in a daily unofficial standby line for leftover COVID-19 vaccine doses. That’s raising equity questions at Kedren Community Health Center in the Historic South Central neighborhood of LA, where residents are predominantly Black and Latino, and the people in line are predominantly wh…
Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths have all been declining in LA County. Dr.By KCRW
For the first minute of “Lost In Translation” all you hear is Emma Negrete strumming her guitar as she gently draws you in and then her band kicks in and the speakers explode with joy. Go on, check it out!By KCRW
From Bronze Age farmers to New World colonialists, land ownership has been prized, sought after, inherited and fought over. The hunger for land has resulted in wars, class structure, persecution and the displacement of thousands of Indigenous tribes. Today, financial security and adulthood is still marked by owning a house on a plot of soil but is …
There as been lots of controversy on the health impact of eating eggs but some recent good studies suggest we may finally be reaching consensus.By KCRW
In Chloé Zhao's gorgeous "Nomadland," a woman in her 60s, played with gusto and intimations of grief by Frances McDormand, joins a transient population of older and just plain old Americans driving their vans and RV's around the American West in search of companionship, and gig work where they can find it.…
Eliza Hittman was at the Berlin Film Festival last February with her art-house abortion drama “Never Rarely Sometimes Always.” She thought about staying for the awards ceremony, but instead flew back to New York. As soon as she landed, she got an email asking her to come back. Hittman had won the Silver Bear in Berlin, and now her film is in awards…
Good Food recognizes Black History Month by looking back on conversations with revered voices from the culinary world. Jessica B.By KCRW
Former President Trump has been acquitted in his second impeachment trial and now we are officially out of the Trump era… for now. Congress can now turn its attention to passing another round of covid relief and Democrats are prepared to do this with no Republican votes, if necessary. Independent Senator Angus King of Maine joins the panel for an u…
Indoor museums are still closed — while malls, tattoo shops, hair and nail salons have been open since Gov. Gavin Newsom lifted parts of the state’s stay-at-home order last month.By KCRW
Percussive producer Nicola Cruz orchestrates polyrhythms based on his Ecuadorian roots. The five tracks on his new EP are equally bound by electronica as they are his signature organic sound. “Subtropique” is a perfect example.By KCRW
Middle East scholar Juan Cole joins Robert Scheer to discuss what the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.By KCRW
Streaming services are constantly looking for ways to fight churn, which is when viewers sign up for a service and then drop it after they’ve watched a particular show. Kids’ shows and movies seem to be the most churn-proof content, so streamers are making big investments in that department.By KCRW
College students have a lot on their plates these days: an upended academic career because of the pandemic, the specter of the virus itself, and the general stress of exams and assignments. All of that fretting and stressing prompted a UC Santa Barbara student and professor to team up and launch the Resilience Summit and Certificate Program. Built …
The Biden administration and the CDC say it’s safe for teachers to return to classrooms before they’re vaccinated. California Governor Gavin Newsom agrees.By KCRW
David Duchovny speaks about his new novel, “Truly Like Lightning,” and its plot that matters.By KCRW
Rumors are that Tristan Bechet aka TRZTN is working on the soundtrack to a horror film now that his new album is out. The new release features collaborations from many artists including Karen O but has Interpol’s Paul Banks as the featured guest on “Black Exit.”By KCRW