Schedule and Shows





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

Tune in Saturdays at 05:29, 07:19, 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 19:00. or listen via our website.


The Big Pond

To mark Deutschlandjahr, Goethe Institut USA has partnered with KCRW Berlin, and others from the U.S. and Germany, to bring you a series of podcasts bridging the gap across the Atlantic and underscoring what the two countries share.

Tune in Tuesdays until the end of November, at 21:00 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 our 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 21:00 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.


The Mexican Radio Radio Show

Hang out with the Berlin-based synth-punk band Mexican Radio in their basement rehearsal room and listen to high-energy tracks from and interviews with synth punk, post punk, Neue Deutsche Welle and New Wave artists.

Tune in on the first Wednesday of the month at 21:00 or listen via our website.


News in Brief on KCRW Berlin 

Two-minute newscasts throughout the day highlighting local, regional and national headlines.

Tune in Tuesday – Fridays, 05:29, 06:29, 07:29,  08:29, 09:29, 11:29, 12:42, 13:42. 14:42, 15:42 or listen via our website.


Henry Rollins’ Radio Show

Musician, actor, television and radio host Henry Rollins brings his alternative rock show to KCRW Berlin.

Tune in Fridays from 21:00. or listen via our website.


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).

Tune in daily for bulletins throughout the day. 


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.

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

Tune in Monday – Friday, 16:00 – 18:00.



All Things Considered 

National Public Radio’s weekday afternoon news magazine.

Listen Mondays and Sundays, 05:00 – 06:00 and 08:00 – 09:00  and Tuesdays through Saturdays 05:00 – 08:00.




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

Tune in Friday mornings at 10:00 – 10:30.




Design and Architecture

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

Tune in Wednesday mornings, 10:00 – 10:30.



Eclectic 24

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

Tune in evenings from 21:00 or 22:00 until 05:00. 



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.

Tune in Saturdays, from 12:00 – 13:00.


Fresh Air

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

Tune in Monday – Friday, 21:00 – 22:00.



Good Food

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

Tune in Sundays, from 11:00 – 12:00



KCRW’s Left Right & Center

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

Tune in Saturdays, from 11:00 – 12:00



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 from, 19:00 – 21:00.


Morning Edition

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

Tune in weekdays, 11:00 – 16:00.



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

Tune in Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30 – 11:00. 



The 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.

Tune in Sunday, 07:00 – 08:00 


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.

Tune in weekdays, 19:00 – 20:00


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.

Tune in Mondays, 06:00 – 07:00


Press Play with Madeline Brand

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

Tune in Tuesday – Friday, 09:00 – 10:00



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

Tune in Sundays, 12:00 – 13:00


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.

Tune in Mondays, 07:00 – 08:00 and 10:00 – 11:00


Snap Judgment

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

Tune in Sundays, 13:00 – 14:00


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.

Tune in Sundays, 18:00 – 19:00


The Business with Kim Masters

The Business is a weekly show 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.

Tune in Saturdays, 16:00 – 16:30


The Moth

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

Tune in Saturdays, 17:00 – 18:00


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.

Tune in weekdays, 18:00 – 19:00

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.

Tune in Saturdays, 16:30 – 17:00


The World

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

Tune in Tuesday – Saturday, 08:00 – 09:00



This American Life

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

Tune in Sundays, 18:00 – 19:00


To the Point

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

Tune in Saturdays, 18:00 – 19:00



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.

Tune in Sundays, 09:00 – 10:00


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.

Tune in Saturdays, 14:00 – 16:00


Weekend Edition Sunday

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

Tune in Sundays, 14:00 – 16:00