Radio Programs

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All Things Considered

Weekdays 4:00 pm
For two and a half hours every weekday, All Things Considered hosts Robert Siegel, Audie Cornish and Melissa Block present the program's trademark mix of news, interviews, commentaries, reviews and offbeat features. Hosted in Boston by WBUR's Sacha Pfeiffer.

Ask Me Another

Saturdays 6:00 pm
NPR's exciting new show featuring puzzles, word games and trivia played in front of a live audience. Ask Me Another is a co-production of NPR and WNYC.

BBC Newsday

Weekdays 12:00 am & 11:00 pm, Saturdays 12:00 am, Sundays 3:00 am & 10:00 pm
Get an immediate handle on the trends that are shaping the world with the BBC's new international news show, presented live from London and Johannesburg. Tune in and join in the conversation.

BBC Newshour

Weekdays 9:00 am
Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.

Boston University World of Ideas

Sundays 9:00 pm
World of Ideas features discussions and lectures by the best and brightest thinkers from Boston University and the Boston community at large. The show topics focus on various subjects such as current events, national and international politics, academic-related issues and public affairs.

Car Talk

Saturdays 11:00 am, Sundays 7:00 pm
America's funniest auto mechanics take calls from weary car owners all over the country, and crack wise while they diagnose Dodges and dismiss Diahatsus. You don't have to know anything about cars to love this one hour weekly laugh fest. Join hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi, a.k.a. Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers, as they find the fun in engine failure.

Con Salsa

Saturdays 10:00 pm, Sundays 12:00 am
Part music show, part party, part community center, the program is a mecca for Latinos and lovers of things Latin. Hosted by Josè Masso for more than 30 years.

Diane Rehm

Weekdays 10:00 pm
For more than 25 years, The Diane Rehm Show has offered listeners thoughtful and lively conversations on an array of topics with many of the most distinguished people of our times.

Fresh Air

Mon-Thur 2:00 pm
Terry Gross hosts the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues.

Here and Now

Weekdays 12:00 pm
NPR, WBUR, Boston and public radio stations across the country are joining forces to bring listeners news and analysis during the midday. Here & Now, with hosts Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson, offers a distinctive mix of hard news and rich conversation featuring interesting players from across the spectrum of arts and culture, business, technology, science and politics.

Living on Earth

Sundays 7:00 am
Living on Earth with Steve Curwood is the weekly environmental news and information program distributed by Public Radio International.

Marketplace

Weekdays 6:30 pm
Hosted by Kai Ryssdal, Marketplace is public radio's daily magazine of business and economics. Airing weekday mornings and evenings, it boasts the largest audience for any business program in the U.S. on radio, cable or network television.

Marsh Chapel Service

Sundays 11:00 am
The weekly interdenominational worship service from Marsh Chapel, Boston University. Sundays at 11 a.m. on WBUR 90.9 FM.

Morning Edition

Weekdays 5:00 am
One of the most respected news magazines in the world, Morning Edition airs Monday through Friday on more than 600 NPR stations across the United States, and around the globe on NPR's international services. Hosted in Boston by WBUR's Bob Oakes.

On Being

Sundays 6:00 am
On Being is a spacious conversation - and an evolving media space - about the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit.

On Point

Weekdays 10:00 am & 7:00 pm, Saturdays 6:00 am
On Point's lively conversation covers everything from breaking news to ancient poetry, with newsmakers, thinkers, journalists, artists, scientists and ordinary citizens from around the world.

On the Media

Saturdays 1:00 pm
On the Media explores how the media "sausage" is made, casts an incisive eye on fluctuations in the marketplace of ideas, and examines threats to the freedom of information and expression in America and abroad. For one hour a week, the show tries to lift the veil from the process of "making media," especially news media, because it's through that lens that we literally see the world and the world sees us.

Only A Game

Saturdays 7:01 am & 7:00 pm
A weekly sports magazine hosted by veteran NPR commentator Bill Littlefield, Only A Game is radio for the serious sports fan and the steadfast sports avoider. Produced by WBUR Boston, Only A Game puts sports in perspective with intelligent analysis, insightful interviews, and a keen sense humor.

Q with Jian Ghomeshi

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 9:00pm
Q is an energetic daily arts, culture and entertainment magazine that takes you on a smart and surprising ride, interviewing personalities and tackling the cultural issues that matter.

Radio Boston

Weekdays 3:00 pm
Hosts Anthony Brooks and Meghna Chakrabarti introduce us to newsmakers, big thinkers, artists and extraordinaries in the Hub of the universe. Live every weekday at 3.

Radio Lab

Saturdays 3:00 pm
Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.

Radio Open Source

Sundays 2:00 pm, Thursdays 9:00 pm
We like to call Open Source an American conversation with global attitude, and now with a weekly show on WBUR radio, we'll add some Boston flavors as well. Drawing on our roots here, we'll remind you why Boston has been the capital of ideas in America since the heyday of Emerson and Thoreau in the 1840's.

Science Friday

Fridays 2:00 pm
Science Friday is your trusted source for news and entertaining stories about science. We started as a radio show, created in 1991 by host and executive producer Ira Flatow. Since then, we've grown into much more: We produce award-winning digital videos and publish original web content covering everything from octopus camouflage to cooking on Mars. SciFri is brain fun, for curious people.

Snap Judgment

Saturdays 8:00 pm
Snap Judgment is the smoking-hot new show from NPR. Winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, Glynn Washington delivers a raw, musical brand of storytelling, daring listeners to see the world through the eyes of another.

Special Programming

Sundays 8:00 pm

TED Radio Hour

Saturdays 4:00 pm, Sundays 5:00 am & 3:00 pm
A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. Based on riveting TEDTalks from the world's most remarkable minds.

The Moth Radio Hour

Saturdays 9:00 pm, Sundays 4:00 pm, Fridays 9:00 pm
The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story - and The Moth's directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it.

This American Life

Saturdays 12:00 pm, Sundays 1:00 pm
One of our problems from the start has been that when we try to describe This American Life in a sentence or two, it just sounds awful. For instance: Each week we choose a theme and put together different kinds of stories on that theme. That doesn't sound like something we'd want to listen to on the radio, and it's our show. So usually we just say what we're not. We're not a news show or a talk show or a call-in show. We're not really formatted like other radio shows at all. Instead, we do these stories that are like movies for radio. There are people in dramatic situations. Things happen to them. There are funny moments and emotional moments and - hopefully - moments where the people in the story say interesting, surprising things about it all. It has to be surprising. It has to be fun.

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Saturdays 10:00 am & 2:00 pm, Sundays 12:00 pm & 6:00 pm
NPR's weekly current events quiz. Have a laugh and test your news knowledge while figuring out what's real and what we've made up.

Weekend All Things Considered

Saturdays 5:00 pm, Sundays 5:00 pm
Missed All Things Considered this weekend? Don't sweat it! While you were out enjoying your weekend, the team was putting together a killer set of Saturday and Sunday shows. Here's the best of what you might've missed, from in-depth cover stories to quirky science, from thought-provoking author interviews to rockin' performance chats.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Saturdays 8:00 am
From international wars, to hospital rooms, police stations, and America's backyards, NPR's Peabody Award-winning correspondent Scott Simon brings a well-traveled perspective to his role as host of Weekend Edition Saturday.

Weekend Edition Sunday

Sundays 8:00 am
Weekend Edition Sunday premiered on January 18, 1987, and was the last of NPR's major newsmagazines to hit the air. Since then, Weekend Edition Sunday has covered newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, thinkers, theologians and all manner of news events.

Last Updated: 10/23/14

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