Programs A-Z

If you showed up on July 6, 1974, at the Janet Wallace Auditorium at Macalester College in Saint Paul and plunked down your $1 admission (50 cents for kids) to attend the very first broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, you were in...

Haaa-loooooooooo! Georges Collinet blends a rich array of the freshest music from Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas and Europe with lively interviews and insightful stories.

James Brown mans the wheels of steel to bring you three hours of world-class, nonstop dance music from stateside and abroad. Cover charge and proper dress optional.

Since its debut in 1971, this afternoon radio newsmagazine has delivered in-depth reporting in context and transformed the way listeners understand the world. Heard by more than 10 million people on over 560 radio stations each week, All Things...

American Routes is a weekly two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music -- blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock...

Mike Taylor starts your musical day with a generous serving of world music followed by a variety of Triple A music, including singer songwriters, rock, blues, jazz, reggae and more. Listen to Pulse of the...

"The global voice of record," the BBC News live includes Newsdesk, The World Today, Outlook and World Update. Special features from across the pond include popular favorites Jazzmatazz and Sports Roundup.

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Dr. Steve brings the best in blues, soul and R&B for the hard-working, deserving individuals of the Capital City.  

Please note: Broadcasts are archived editions of previously aired Blue Collar programs.

The Marx Brothers meet Mr. Goodwrench! Tom & Ray Magliozzi (aka "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers") provide humorous and helpful answers to all your mechanical problems. Just don't count on all of them to be right! America's funniest...

Two big Columbus media personalities -- John DeSando and Johnny DiLoretto -- put their love of great movies on the line every week on Cinema Classics, a dynamic conversation about the classics of the past and the contemporary movies...

Ever looked at a piece of art, watched a play or movie, or read a book and thought, "How'd they do that?" Doug Dangler, the host of Craft, asks this question of writers, performers, and artists every week....

Earth & Sky  is a weekday module aired during Ante Merdiem. Since 1991, Earth & Sky has partnered with thousands of scientists and scientific institutions to produce awarding-winning...

"Echoes" creates a modern soundscape of music that draws from a multitude of cultures, traditions and genres. Hosted by music journalist John Diliberto, this daily two-hour series of evocative, ground-breaking music seamlessly bridges new...

Food and Columbus. These two words haven’t always made an exciting pair. For years Columbus was a middle-of-the-road food destination at best. That’s no longer true. We are experiencing a culinary renaissance with an abundance of talented chefs...

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About the Show: This Peabody Award winning program features Terry Gross' in-depth interviews with authors,...

Front Row keeps you up-front, and in-the-know about events around Columbus - including live music performances, community events, workshops, and more! Be sure to tune in during the Global Village!

An uninterrupted 58-minute sonic journey, crafted to create a relaxing yet psychologically stimulating ambience. Space-creating instrumental music from many eras and cultures merges with the latest electronic and acoustic ambient music.

It’s Movie Time is an award-winning movie review show, hosted by John DeSando, which airs every Friday  at 3:01 and 8:01 PM.  You can also find "It's Movie Time" on

Music from all branches of the jazz tree.

Hit the road with Grammy-winning vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater as she takes listeners around the country and the world to jazz venues and festivals for great performances recorded live.

Spinal Tap bassist, Saturday Night Live veteran and humorist Harry Shearer presents his unique mixture of music, satire and parodies of political figures,popular television, sports and entertainment personalities.

WCBE is excited to launch our new Live From Studio A REPLAY podcast, where you can listen to some of our best Live From Studio A performances.  More information still to come, stay tuned!

Marketplace, Public Radio International's daily program about business and finance, is a fresh, new way of reporting business and finance subjects to the general listener. Putting a human face on the global economy, the program illuminates the...

Midnight Audio Theatre is an hour-long weekly program that devotes itself to showcasing some of the best new and original audio dramas and radio plays - from adventure to science fiction, horror to comedy. Each episode has at least one long...

About the Show: Waking up is hard to do, but it's easier with NPR's Morning Edition. Hosts Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep bring the day's stories and news to radio listeners on the go. Morning Edition provides news in context, airs...

On the Marquee is a weekly radio show that covers the latest in theatrical wide releases, local limited releases, DVD, Blu-ray, and more.

Listeners can enjoy this weekly tour of the world of sports in the context of its cultural significance, while keeping the games we play in proper perspective. Commentator-author Bill Littlefield hosts this sound-rich, one-hour magazine,...

Each weekday, the Pulse of the Planet radio series provides its listeners with a two-minute sound portrait of Planet Earth, tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide,...

Our very own queen of the honkytonk Maggie Brennan slides on her boots and lassos the finest in American roots music and its related forms; including folk, bluegrass, rockabilly, country and more. Perfect listening after a long day on the trail...

Tune in Saturday afternoon at 3pm for specials with topics ranging from global news and events, science and technological innovation, health, music and more. Shows frequently featured include American Radioworks, Radiolab, and StoryCorps.

Symphony Space's long-running public radio program, Selected Shorts, is pleased to be joined by an all-star line-up of guest hosts in 2013.  Stephen Colbert, Neil Gaiman, John Lithgow, Cynthia Nixon, David Sedaris, and B.D. Wong, writers and...

SHAKIN' IT is a show about having fun! Either prepping for a night out on the town... or as the musical background for a more low key "stay at home" party, SHAKIN' IT will have the tunes that keep your toes a tappin.' Funk to Punk, Soul to...

Shelf Discovery is a weekly radio show dedicated to helping busy readers wade through the shelves and shelves of options to discover books that are worth their often limited reading time. Shelf Discovery is hosted by Kristin Dreyer Kramer,...

Smiley & West from Public Radio International (PRI) is an energetic radio program that is a fusion of thought-provoking, intelligent, and stimulating conversation on every subject — from news and politics, to entertainment and...

Teacher Talk, sponsored by the Columbus Education Association (CEA),  is a biweekly talk show featuring educators, project leaders, administrators, and students from central Ohio. Host Sue Misiak, a retired high school teacher from...

The Dick & Jane Project is a non-profit organization based in Columbus, Ohio. We host workshops where middle school students are partnered with professional musicians to create radio ready songs.

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Maggie Brennan is your tour guide for a 3-hour musical journey starting in your very own backyard and reaching the ends of the earth. Live "Studio A" performances and interviews in the 2 o'clock hour, top of the hour news updates from National...

A weekly audio journal of the tie-dyed musical world of America's best-loved band. Host David Gans dusts off classic tapes from the band's own archives along with studio outtakes, exclusive concert performances, plus interviews and information...

The Splendid Table is public radio's culinary, culture, and lifestyle program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. Every Saturday afternoon at 2:01pm you can also hear Food Cast, a weekly...

The Tavis Smiley Show is a high-energy exchange of views, information, and insight hosted by Tavis Smiley. The two-hour weekly show offers a unique blend of news and newsmakers in expanded conversations, along with feature reports and regular...

PRI's The World is a one-hour, weekday radio news magazine offering a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe. Launched in 1996, PRI's The World, a co-production of WGBH/Boston, PRI, and the BBC World Service, airs...

Every day, The World Cafe with host David Dye serves up an eclectic mix of music from blues, rock, and world, to folk, and alternative country. Each show features live performances and interviews with celebrated & emerging artists. The Cafe...

One of our problems from the start has been that when we try to describe This American Life in a sentence or two, it just sounds awful. For instance: each week we choose a theme and put together different kinds of stories on that theme. That...

Note: This show is no longer in production. Please enjoy the archive of podcasts available on our website.
 Do you know who were the first man and woman in space? How about what makes HIV different than your garden...

Host Anna Dickson brings you a wide spectrum of Celtic and Celtic-inspired music every Saturday. From traditional to trance, jigs to jazz, Toss the Feathers has something for everyone who loves the music of the British Isles.

It's the news that got buried... and the news you wish got buried. This NPR News Quiz is a fast-paced and irreverent review of the past week's news. Host Peter Sagal leads a group of regular panelists while listeners try their hand and their...

NPR's Peabody Award-winning correspondent Scott Simon captures the spirit of Saturday with an informative and worldly blend of news and analysis, and special features including the topics of sports, gardening, entertainment and more.

Liane Hansen captures the ambiance of Sunday with an informative blend of news and analysis, colorful arts and human interest features, authors, commentators, musicians and poets, plus the Puzzle with Will Shortz.

Host and quiz-master Michael Feldman invites callers and audience members to compete for fun and whimsical prizes in this two-hour comedy quiz show. Special features include comically miswritten (but genuine!) memos in "Thanks for the Memos",...

Note: This show is no longer in production. However, the host of the show, Doug Dangler, has created a new show, Craft, where Writer's Talk fans can still hear...