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.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE (broadcast date/event/original event date)
05/13/18            Mohsin Hamid & Pico Iyer (4/06/2018)
05/20/18            Cecile Richards (04/11/18)
05/27/18            Encore Yaa Gyasi (originally aired June 2017)
06/03/18            Questlove & Boots Riley (04/21/18)
06/10/18            Encore Michael Chabon (originally aired October 2017)
06/17/18            The New Science of Psychedelics: Michael Pollan (05/21/18)
06/24/18            The Opioid Crisis: Carl Hart and Leana Wen (05/29/18)
07/01/18            Dan Pfeiffer (06/26/18)
07/08/18            Michael Ondaatje (05/30/18)
07/15/18            Nikole Hannah-Jones (06/04/18)
07/22/18            The Gender-Creative Child: Diane Ehrensaft (06/13/18)
07/29/18            Janet Mock (06/11/18)


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.