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Radio Broadcasts

Programs can be heard on KQED 88.5FM or three times throughout the week: Sundays at 1pm, Tuesdays at 10pm, and Wednesdays at 1am. 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.

We are excited to announce that programs are now also available directly on our website and 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.

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 the UC Berkeley Web Catalog.

City Arts & Lectures - Live and on Public Radio

Upcoming Schedule

10/01/2023 Dr. Bettina Love & W. Kamau Bell

10/08/2023 Zadie Smith

10/15/2023 Patrick Stewart

10/22/2023 Maria Bamford

10/29/2023 Leslie Jones

11/05/2023 Werner Herzog

11/19/2023 Michael Lewis

11/26/2023 AN EVENING WITH Roz Chast

12/03/2023 Thurston Moore

12/10/2023 Viet Thanh Nguyen

12/17/2023 Tariq Trotter

12/24/2023 Tracy K. Smith

12/31/2023 David Brooks

01/07/2024 George Saunders

01/14/2024 Jhumpa Lahiri

01/21/2024 Melissa Broder

Past Schedule