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Programs A-Z

  • 99% Invisible is a tiny radio show about design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world. Roman Mars is also the host, producer and program director of 

  • 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

  • W. Kamau Bell has teamed up with KALW to create KAMAU RIGHT NOW! a live radio and social media event that transforms the political and cultural conversation of the moment into what Kamau calls “a three-ring circus of relevance....

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • The Oakland-produced show hosted by Glynn Washington that 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.

  • The World According to Sound is a miniature radio show that tells stories with sounds instead of, well, stories. Every ninety-second episode is about a different sound. Made by Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett.

  • The Writer's Almanac went out of production on November 29, 2017.

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

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

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