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.

In addition to our local KQED broadcast, City Arts & Lectures is carried by over 130 public radio affiliates nationwide. Check out the full list to find a station near you. If a station streams live on their website, we’ve linked it.

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

We are excited to announce that programs are now also available on our podcast, from the Sunday of their original radio broadcast onward. The podcast is called City Arts & Lectures, and is available on iTunes, Stitcher, SpotifyGoogle Play, and TuneIn.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE (broadcast date/event/original event date)

05/05/19 Rachel Cusk (live 4/08/19)
05/12/19 Michio Kaku (live 4/08/19)
05/19/19 Ruth Reichl (live 4/09/19)
05/26/19 Stacey Abrams (live 5/19/19)
06/02/19 Still Processing (live 4/10/19)
06/09/19 Michael Lewis (live 4/11/19)
06/16/19 Jelani Cobb (live 4/16/19)
06/23/19 Samin Nosrat & Lindy West (live 4/29/19)
06/30/19 Bill McKibben & Mustafa Santiago Ali (live 4/30/19)
07/07/19 David Brooks (live 5/01/19)
07/14/19 Anand Giridharadas (live 5/07/19)
07/21/19 Jared Diamond (live 5/15/19)
07/28/19 Dr. Jen Gunter (live 5/21/19)
08/04/19 George Packer (live 5/23/19)
08/11/19 Amor Towles (live 6/04/19)
08/18/19 Meredith Whittaker & Kade Crockford (live 6/07/19)

PAST SCHEDULE (broadcast date/event/original event date)

09/02/18 ENCORE: Misty Copeland (originally aired 02/11/18)
09/09/18 ENCORE: Sally Yates & Jeffrey Toobin (originally aired 02/06/18)
09/16/18 ENCORE: Dave Eggers & Mohktar Alkhansali (originally aired 01/25/18)
09/23/18 Gary Shteyngart & Isabel Duffy (live 09/12/18)
09/30/18 Sydney Goldstein & Jonathan Winters (live 5/30/07)
10/07/18 The Daily (live 09/21/18)
10/14/18 Sally Field (live 09/28/18)
10/21/18 Fran Lebowitz & Lawrence Rinder (live 09/29/18)
10/28/18 Roxane Gay, Michelle Goldberg, and Jennine Capó Crucet (live 10/19/18)
11/04/18 Doris Kearns Goodwin & Roy Eisenhardt (live 10/03/18)
11/11/18 Susan Orlean (live 10/17/18)
11/18/18 Barry Jenkins (live 10/12/18)
11/25/18 Jill Soloway (live 10/25/18)
12/02/18 RE-BROADCAST Artificial Intelligence with Kate Crawford & Indre Viskontas (live 03/29/18)
12/09/18 Abbi Jacobson (live 11/03/18)
12/16/18 Eileen Myles (live 11/08/18)
12/23/18 Peter Sagal (live 11/09/18)
12/30/18 Al Madrigal (live 11/10/18)
 01/06/18 Jonathan Franzen (live 11/27/18)
01/13/19 Kirsten Gillibrand (live 11/30/18)
01/20/19 Nadine Burke Harris (live 12/03/18)
 01/27/19 James Forman, Jr. (live 12/13/18)
02/03/19 Angela Y. Davis & Ibram X. Kendi (live 1/10/19)
02/10/19 Jeff Tweedy (live 1/11/19)
02/17/19 BJ Miller (live 1/22/19)
02/24/19 Meg Wolitzer (live 1/24/19)
03/03/19 Rebecca Traister (live 2/04/19)
03/10/19 Jad Abumrad (live 2/08/19)
03/17/19 Michael Tubbs (live 2/13/19)
03/24/19 Marlon James (live 2/19/19)
03/31/19 Preet Bharara (live 3/26/19)
04/07/19 Tommy Orange (live 2/25/19)
04/14/19 Rebecca Solnit (live 2/27/19)
04/21/19 Dan Siegel (live 3/04/19)
04/28/19 Ear Hustle (live 3/29/19)

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.