satire

5/24: Stories from San Francisco

May 24, 2016
Illustration by Rich Black.


Tune in to hear the 2015-2016 New Year's edition of Politics Takes a Holiday from The Capitol Steps.  You'll have two chances to catch it on KALW:  Thursday, December 31st at 1pm and New Year's Day at 11am.  

Philosophy Talk asks: Should satire have its limits?

Jul 24, 2015

Are there topics we should never satirize? Is there a well-defined line between satire and hate speech? 

Under CC license from Flickr user Thierry Chervel.

KALW's Ben Trefny talks with UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Dean Ed Wasserman about how terrorist attacks on media, the use of satire, and free speech.

Funny Songs this Sat. 3 pm

Jun 27, 2013

"Folk Music & Beyond" tickles your funny bone this Saturday (6/29) 3 pm with humorous and satirical songs by  Loudon Wainwright III, the Austin Lounge Lizards, the Bobs, Richard Thompson, Two Nice Girls, Greg Brown, and the Chicken Chokers.   The great Bobster himself will make a cameo appearance.

Tune in for political satire as the cast of The Capitol Steps offer satire and skewering in sketch and song that traverses party boundaries without a passport.  Friday, July 4 at 5pm.