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Programs A-Z

  • Snap Judgment is a weekly storytelling radio series and podcast, distributed by the Public Radio Exchange and NPR, and hosted by Glynn Washington. Each episode is made up of narrative...

  • Astronomer Bob Berman sheds light on the mysteries of space and time. Always fascinating and fun, Strange Universe will take you places you never knew existed. Learn why Betelgeuse sometimes goes weirdly dim and how after the totality...

  • The Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen,  is public radio’s smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt Andersen...

  • The Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen,  is public radio’s smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt Andersen...

  • TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions and new ways to think and create. Each episode includes riveting excerpts from the renowned TED...

  • Take a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions and new ways to think and create.  The TED Radio Hour team takes the most compelling talks and organizes them...

  • The Academic Minute features researchers from colleges and universities

  • Highlights of WAMC's popular Monday Vox Pop program that spotlight some of the region's medical professionals.

  • Produced and hosted by radio veteran Bob Barrett, this show examines education from the classroom to state education departments. Bob interviews various educators about the subjects they teach, and will, every now and again, throw in a surprise...

  • Each week on The Book Show, host Joe Donahue interviews authors about their books, their lives and their craft. It is a celebration of both reading and writers. Joe holds interesting conversations with a variety of authors including...

  • Maybe you voted for them and maybe you didn't, but either way, what they do and how they think affects you. Each week on The Capitol Connection, you can keep yourself abreast of political developments and gain a little insight into how...

  • Maybe you voted for them and maybe you didn't, but either way, what they do and how they think affects you. Each week on The Capitol Connection, you can keep yourself abreast of political developments and gain a little insight into how...

  • The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. They bring over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the...

  • The Hudson River Sampler first aired on September 18, 1982. Wanda Fischer began listening to the type of music she broadcasts more than six decades ago, at the feet of her father, who was a schoolmate of members of the famous Carter...

  • The Hudson River Sampler on September 18, 1982.  She began listening to the type of music she broadcasts more than six decades ago, at the feet of her father, who was a schoolmate of members of the famous Carter Family in southwestern...

  • You can find the region's most in-depth look at New York State politics and government each week on The Legislative Gazette. Hosted by David Guistina, the program features regular commentary by syndicated columnist and political...

  • You can find the region's most in-depth look at New York State politics and government each week on The Legislative Gazette. Hosted by David Guistina, the program features regular commentary by syndicated columnist and political...

  • The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with Albany Times Union Editor-at-Large Rex Smith, WAMC President and CEO Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, Former Editor, Investigative...

  • *While we are not able to present live performances through March 31, we will continue to make recorded broadcasts from our archives available to our listening audience via the radio, beginning this Saturday with a recorded performance from...

  • The Moth Radio Hour features true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment. Each Moth Radio Hour mixes humorous, heartbreaking, and poignant tales that captivate,...

  • The New Yorker Radio Hour is a weekly program presented by the magazine’s editor, David Remnick, and produced by

  • Weekly from September 14th through November 9th.

    The Politics Show from NPR is the definitive guide to the 2018 midterms -- a one-hour roundtable discussion airing for nine weeks that presents a deep dive on the major races, themes, and...

  • The Slowdown encourages audiences to take five minutes out of their busy days to think deeply about the world around them. Hosted by U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, the weekday...

  • The Splendid Table  is a celebration of food and the roles it plays in our lives. The program has been at the forefront of food issues and policies since its inception. Long before eating...

  • One of NPR's most popular music programs is created in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands. When you turn your radio on, you're there too.

    On The Thistle & Shamrock®, award...

  • The World, hosted by Marco Werman, brings you a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe.

    Launched in 1996, we air weekdays on over 300 stations...

  • Take in a slice of Americana with critically acclaimed host Ira Glass on This American Life.  Each week he picks a theme, then gives his writers and performers the freedom to weave real...

  • Take in a slice of Americana with critically acclaimed host Ira Glass on

  • Tim Coakley began doing a jazz show on WAMC in 1987. Over the years he has tried to present a broad range of jazz styles with an emphasis on swing and melody. Many of the programs have a theme, such as performers on a specific instrument, a...

  • Tim Coakley began doing a jazz show on WAMC in 1987. Over the years he has tried to present a broad range of jazz styles with an emphasis on swing and melody. Many of the programs have a theme, such as performers on a specific instrument, a...

  • Guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves, hosts the weekly travel program, Travel With Rick Steves. Rick took his first trip to Europe in 1969, visiting...

  • Guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves, host the weekly travel program Travel With Rick Steves. Rick took his first trip to Europe in 1969, visiting piano...

  • Vox Pop is WAMC's live call-in talk program. Guests with expertise in areas ranging from astronomy to politics speak with WAMC's hosts and answer questions posed by WAMC listeners. We also have a number of forums and guests who are regulars on...

  • For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's news and newsmakers, listen no further than Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me!, the oddly...

  • For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's news and newsmakers, listen no further than Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me!, the oddly...

  • Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition are two half-hour magazines of news and information, aired every weekday from 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. just before All Things Considered, and again from 6:05 p.m. - 6:30...

  • WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock speaks with artists, politicians, writers and people from various backgrounds to get to the heart of their lives, and contributions to the world. 

  • Weekend Edition Saturday, hosted by Scott Simon, has a unique and entertaining roster of other regular contributors. Marin Alsop, conductor of the Baltimore Symphony...

  • Weekend Edition Saturday wraps up the week's news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and...

  • Weekend Edition Sunday features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians. The program has covered...

  • WAMC is excited to announce the addition of “World Café,” produced by WXPN in Philadelphia. Hosted by Raina Douris, “World Café” presents interviews and performances with today's essential and emerging artists with contemporary music that...

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