Schedule and Shows





KCRW Berlin’s weekly music feature, with conversations with people making waves in the local music scene.

Tune in Saturdays at 5:29 a.m., 7:19 a.m. and Mondays during All Things Considered and On The Media or listen via our website. 


The Bear on KCRW Berlin 

The Bear is a monthly storytelling show — a platform for true stories, told in English, recorded live in Berlin. Tune in on the last Saturday of each month.

Tune in the last Saturday of each month at 7 p.m. or  listen via our website.



Brave New Rave 

Hosted by Moderna, KCRW Berlin’s weekly music show explores Berlin’s influence on techno, electro and underground culture. Tune in Thursdays at 21:00 or catch up via our website. 


The Fink + Forty Show

The Fink + Forty Show is KCRW Berlin’s new weekly, 60-minute music show examining Berlin’s impact as the world’s uncontested center of cool and the development of popular music throughout the continent. Hosted by Fin Greenall and Sven Fortmann.  Tune in Mondays from 9-10 p.m. or  listen via our website.


In Politics

KCRW Berlin’s weekly roundup to dissect what’s going on in Germany’s capital.

Tune in on Fridays during All Things Considered and Morning Edition, or listen via our website.


News in Brief on KCRW Berlin 

Our twice daily roundup of news headlines, locally, regionally and nationally.



Studio Berlin

Studio Berlin is KCRW Berlin’s weekly show that brings together local journalists, lawmakers and experts to provide you with context and analysis around the issues shaping the news locally and nationally.

Tune in every Saturday morning from 10-10:30 a.m. or listen via our website.


Weather Report

Hosted by Jennifer Wolfe – Daily check-ins about Berlin weather. We tell you what the temperature is in your neighborhood (and what it really feels like).



Wednesday 3 p.m.

Wednesday 3 p.m. from KCRW Berlin is a series of short stories — observations, brief memories, scenes from a life — recorded by writers in Berlin and around the world. Listen to two new stories each week.

Coming June 26. Tune in on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. or stream via our website. 






Hosted by Joshua Johnson, inspired by the First Amendment, 1A champions America’s right to speak freely. News with those who make the news, great guests and topical debate. Weekday conversation framed in ways to make you think, share and engage. Listen Monday through Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.



All Things Considered 

National Public Radio’s weekday afternoon news magazine.

Listen Mondays and Sundays 5:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m and 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.  and Tuesdays through Saturdays 5:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m.




Hosted by Michael Silverblatt – A premier literary talk show providing intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.




Design and Architecture

Hosted by Frances Anderton – A thoughtful look at architecture and design in the modern age.




Eclectic 24

KCRW’s all-music feed blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW’s DJs into a single voice.




Freakonomics Radio

Hosted by Stephen J. Dubner – Stories that use the tools of economics to explore the hidden side of everything, telling you things you always thought you knew but didn’t, and things you never thought you wanted to know, but do.



Fresh Air

The Peabody Award-winning program features Terry Gross’ fearless and insightful interviews with big names in pop culture, politics and the arts.




Good Food

Evan Kleiman’s taste of life, culture and the human species.





Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins hosts a mix of all kinds, from all over and all time. Tune in Fridays from 21:00 – 23:00



KCRW’s Left Right & Center

Hosted by Josh Barro and Rich Lowry – KCRW’s weekly confrontation over politics, policy and popular culture.




L.A. Theatre Works

Introducing L.A. Theatre Works, coming soon to KCRW Berlin. Listen to more than 500 plays performed by actors like Jon Hamm, Amber Tamblyn and more.

Tune in Sundays at 7 p.m. or listen via our website.



Morning Edition

Hosted by David Greene, Rachel Martin and Steve Inskeep – National Public Radio’s morning newsmagazine.





Hosted by Kai Ryssdal – Business news with a global perspective from American Public Media.




New Yorker Radio Hour

A weekly program presented by the magazine’s editor, David Remnick. Each episode features a diverse mix of interviews, profiles, storytelling, and an occasional burst of humor inspired by the magazine, and shaped by its writers, artists, and editors.





On Point

On Point’s vibrant conversation covers everything from breaking news to ancient poetry, and features writers, politicians, journalists, artists, scientists and ordinary citizens from around the world.




On the Media

Hosted by Bob Garfield, Brooke Gladstone – On the Media is the program for people eager to challenge their assumptions. Every week, it uses the media as a magnifying glass to reveal the deeper truths behind the daily onslaught of information.



Press Play with Madeline Brand

Host Madeleine Brand looks at news, culture and emerging trends through the lens of Los Angeles.






Hosted by Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich – Experiments with sound and style that allow science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music…




Reveal is a new investigative program from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. It’s hosted by Al Letson, the recipient of multiple journalism awards for his original series, State of the Re:Union.




Snap Judgment

Dramatic tales, killer beats and the edgiest new talent in storytelling come together for a weekly radio hour hosted by Glynn Washington.




Studio 360

The Peabody Award-winning show and podcast about creativity, pop culture, the arts and ideas hosted by novelist and journalist (and “Spy” magazine co-founder) Kurt Andersen.





The Business with Kim Masters

The Business is a weekly podcast featuring lively banter about entertainment industry news and in-depth interviews with directors, producers, writers and actors. The show is hosted by award-winning journalist Kim Masters of The Hollywood Reporter.




The Moth

The Moth Radio Hour features our most beloved tales and the stories behind the stories.





The Takeaway

The Takeaway is a weekday news program that features unique conversations about topics of the day with both newsmakers and diverse voices. The program invites listeners to learn more and become part of the American conversation both on-air and online.



The Treatment

Every week, host Elvis Mitchell conducts in-depth interviews with the most innovative and influential people working in entertainment, art, and pop culture.




The World

Hosted by Marco Werman – A program that crosses borders and time zones to bring home the stories that matter.




This American Life

This American Life gives listeners touching, humorous and often unexpected vignettes of life in America. Hosted by Ira Glass.




To the Point:

Host Warren Olney draws on his decades of experience to explore the people and issues shaping – and disrupting – our world.




Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!

NPR’s weekly current events quiz. Have a laugh and test your news knowledge while figuring out what’s real and what we’ve made up.



Weekend Edition Saturday

Hosted by Scott Simon – 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 human interest stories.


Weekend Edition Sunday

Hosted by Lulu Garcia-Navarro – Weekend Edition Sunday features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians.