Radio Broadcasts

Programs can be heard on KQED 88.5FM or three times throughout the week: Sundays at 1pm, Tuesdays at 8pm, and Wednesdays at 2am. Schedule below shows the date of the Sunday broadcast.

Not in the San Francisco Bay Area? These programs can also be heard on these 130 public radio stations around the country. Please contact your local affiliate for broadcast times.

The radio broadcasts are hosted by Academy Award-winning actress Linda Hunt.

07/23/17                Jennifer Doudna – Gene Editing
07/30/17                Arundhati Roy
08/06/17                Encore: Daniel Ellsberg, Edward Snowden
08/13/17                Encore: Roxane Gay
08/20/17                Encore: Rebecca Solnit
08/27/27                NEW: Al Franken
09/03/17                Encore: Brian Greene
09/10/17                Encore: Steve Kerr

09/17/17                Salman Rushdie with Michael Chabon
09/24/17                Adam Gopnik performs “The Gates”
10/01/17                JJ Abrams and Andy Cruz with Adam Savage
10/08/17                Mariska Hargitay
10/15/17                Michael Chabon
10/22/17                Claire Messud
10/29/17                Francis Ford Coppola with Dave Eggers
11/05/17                Tabitha Soren
11/12/17                Daniel Handler
11/19/17                Alice Waters and Robert Scheer
11/26/17                 Jennifer Egan
12/03/17                Atul Gawande
12/10/17                Tom Hanks with Dave Eggers
12/17/17                Van Jones
12/24/17                 Roz Chast
12/31/17                Ta-Nehisi Coates
01/07/18                Jeffrey Eugenides
01/14/18                Charles Blow
01/21/18                Emma Cline
01/28/18                Reza Aslan
02/04/18                Matthew Desmond “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”
02/11/18                Michael Eric Dyson
02/18/18                Misty Copeland
02/25/18                Maggie Nelson



Our past 33 seasons of programming have been digitally archived at the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley. Those wishing to hear the archived programs can make a personal visit to the library. A list of shows can be viewed on their website.