Programs A-Z

  • 99% Invisible is a tiny radio show about design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world. The 99% Invisible podcast recently reached #2 in the iTunes ranki...

  • Historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh tear a topic from the headlines and plumb its historical depths. Over the course of the program, they are joined by fellow historians, people in the news, and callers bringing historical perspec...

  • FSFSF is a weekly serving of Bay Area comedy that airs Tuesdays at 4:45pm as part of KALW's presentation of All Things Considered.

    FSFSF is hosted by San Francisco's own

  • The New York Times calls W. Kamau Bell “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.” And now, Kamau is teaming up with KALW to create KAMAU RIGHT NOW! a live radio and social media event that will transform the political an...

  • Compelling Stories. Inspiring Playwrights. Headline Actors. Find more on the L.A. Theatre Works website.

  • Harry Shearer offers a comedic and sardonic look at today's headlines.

    Visit Harry's website here.

  • Moderator Dana Rodriguez and panelists challenge each other and KALW's audience on the Bay Area's favorite quiz show.  Call-in phone: (415) 841-4134.

  • KALW’s weekly magazine of the performing arts in the Bay Area, featuring live interviews with musicians, choreographers, and actors, with occasional in-studio performances and ticket giveaways.  Produced by Niels Swinkels.

    (For segment/g...

  • The curious minds of Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich are back to explore the boundaries that blur science, philosophy, and human experience. You can find more at their website.

  • A celebration of the short story, read by professional actors from stage and screen. From Symphony Space in NYC. Learn more about this long running program here.

  • Host Glynn Washington, one of the winners of the Public Radio Talent Quest, explores decisions that define lives, taking listeners on an addictive narrative that walks a mile in someone else's shoes.

  • True stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment.  Each hour mixes humorous and heartbreaking tales told with honesty, bravery, and wit.  

    Visit their website.

  • Garrison Keillor offers a daily poem and literary history almanac.

    Read the daily poem at the Writer's Almanac website here.

  • Ira Glass assembles eclectic, entertaining stories that reveal Americans in all shapes and forms.

    www.thisamericanlife.org

  • San Francisco's "live radio program to the world" featuring engaging conversation with authors, musicians, and entertainers.

    Find them online at www.wcl.org.