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.


Air Date     Program

KQED Airs               Guest/Recording Date          

12/25/16                    A Darlene Love Christmas

01/01/17                     Patti Smith

01/08/17                    Andrew Solomon

01/15/17                     Equal Justice

01/22/17                    Rebecca Solnit

01/29/17                     Steve Kerr

02/05/17                    Zadie Smith

02/12/17                     Michael Lewis

02/19/17                     Colson Whitehead

02/26/17                    Kay Ryan and Atsuro Riley

03/05/17                     Viet Thanh Nguyen

03/12/17                     Garrison Keillor’s Mardi Gras

03/19/17                     Daniel Ellsberg and Edward Snowden

03/26/17                     B. Allan Wallace and Sean Carroll

04/02/17                     Paul Auster

04/09/17                     “Microdosing” with Ayelet Waldman

04/16/17                     “High Maintenance” with Katja Blichfield and Ben Sinclair

04/23/17                     Roxane Gay

04/30/17                     Brian Greene – String Theory

05/07/17                     Amy Walter

05/14/17                    Charles Limb and Indre Viskontas: Music and the Brain

05/21/17                    Judy Collins


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.