Radio Broadcasts

Programs can be heard on KQED 88.5FM or KQED.org 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.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE (broadcast date/event/original event date)
09/17/17                Salman Rushdie with Michael Chabon (9/11/2017)
09/24/17                Adam Gopnik performs “The Gates” (9/12/2017)
10/01/17                JJ Abrams and Andy Cruz with Adam Savage (9/14/2017)
10/08/17               Al Franken (ENCORE: 8/15/2017)
10/15/17                Michael Chabon (9/19/2017)
10/22/17               Francis Ford Coppola with Dave Eggers (9/26/2017)
10/29/17               Tabitha Soren (9/27/2017)
11/05/17                Daniel Handler (10/2/2017)
11/12/17                Alice Waters and Robert Scheer (10/12/2017)
11/19/17                Jennifer Egan (10/16/2017)
11/26/17                Atul Gawande (10/23/2017)
12/03/17               Tom Hanks with Dave Eggers (10/24/2017)
12/10/17                Van Jones (10/25/2017)
12/17/17                 Roz Chast (10/27/2017)
12/24/17                Ta-Nehisi Coates (11/8/2017)
12/31/17                Jeffrey Eugenides (11/9/2017)
01/07/18               Charles Blow (11/13/2017)
01/14/18                Emma Cline (10/16/2017)
01/21/18                Reza Aslan (11/28/2017)
01/28/18               Matthew Desmond (11/29/2017)
02/04/18              Michael Eric Dyson (12/15/2017)
02/11/18                Misty Copeland (12/18/2017)
02/18/18               Maggie Nelson (1/19/2018)
02/25/18               Hilton Als (2/8/2018)

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.