Schedule, Shows, Podcasts

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

Tune in Saturdays at 05:29, 07:29 and Mondays during All Things Considered and On The Media or listen via our website.

Amplified is available as a podcast – subscribe on Apple podcasts/ RSS Feed 


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 18:00. or listen via our website.

The Bear on KCRW Berlin is available as a podcast – subscribe on Apple Podcasts/ RSS Feed 


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. 


Common Ground 

 “Common Ground” is a weekly, 30-minute radio show on KCRW Berlin hosted by Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson. The show’s aim is to bring people together on the sensitive issues facing cosmopolitan cities globally, delving into existential questions and flashpoints, in order to find mutual understanding, compromise and solutions. 

Tune in Mondays at 10:00, repeated Saturdays at 16:00. 

Common Ground is available as a podcast – subscribe on Apple Podcasts/ RSS Feed 


The Coronavirus Chronicle

How is the race to contain COVID 19 affecting the people it’s meant to protect here in Berlin? In  “The Coronavirus Chronicle,” we heard from Berliners during the first phase of the coronavirus pandemic to hear how their lives have been affected here in the capital.

We are currently not producing new episodes of The Coronavirus Chronicle, but you can still listen to past episodes on 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.



A monthly podcast hosted by opera singer Fredrika Brillembourg featuring interviews with musicians and other prominent figures from the world of opera and classical music. The conversations touch on each guest’s original attraction to classical music, talk about their connection to Berlin, and explore each guest’s “leitmotif,” or the one thing that brings them back to the refrain over and over again.

Leitmotifs is available as a podcast: Listen on Apple Podcasts / RSS Feed

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 Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. or listen via our website.

Studio Berlin is available as a podcast – subscribe on Apple podcasts / RSS Feed 

Weather Report

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 a new story each week.

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

Wednesday 3 p.m. is available as a podcast – subscribe on Apple Podcasts / RSS Feed 


Your Day In Berlin History

What happened on this day in Berlin’s history? KCRW Berlin’s Ben Restle and Caleb Larson find out every Sunday and Monday with broadcasts throughout the day. Check out our social media for former broadcasts.






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.

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


All The President’s Lawyers 

In this special weekly series from Left, Right & Center, Josh Barro and former federal prosecutor and criminal defense attorney Ken White untangle the legal drama facing the president and his associates. Each week, Josh and Ken talk about law, libel, defamation, and all the names in the headlines, from Michael Cohen to Stormy Daniels.

Listen  Mondays at 10:30 and Thursdays at 10:30. 


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 – 09:00.


BBC World Service – Newsday 

Newsday is produced by the BBC World Service and provides live global news, business and sports reporting from London, giving listeners a glimpse of the day ahead, or a recap of the day’s top stories.

Tune in Mondays at 08:00 


BBC World Service – The History Hour 

An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.

Tune in Mondays at 09:00 




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

Tune in Friday mornings from 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 through 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

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 – Friday, 10:00 – 10:30, Saturdays at 10:30 



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



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



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, 09:00 – 10:00



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 or 18:00 – 19:00 


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