|Back To TopAmerican Routes|
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 and pop, avant-garde and classical. Now celebrating in our 9th year on the air, American Routes explores the shared musicall and cultural threads in these American styles and genresof music -- and how they are distinguished.
Sunday at 8:00 am
|Back To TopArt Of The Matter|
Celebrate the many ways the arts can enliven, inform, challenge, fulfill and make listeners better citizens of their community and the world with The Art of the Matter.
Saturday at 7:00 am and Thursday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 4:00 pm
|Back To TopAsk Me Another|
Puzzle-master Will Shortz and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal walk into a bar... No, it's not the start of a joke. It's the essence of Ask Me Another, a rambunctious hour that blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music. Host Ophira Eisenberg invites in-studio guests and listeners alike to stretch their noggins, tickle their funny bones, and enjoy witty banter and guitar riffs from house musician Jonathan Coulton.
Sunday at 12:00 pm
|Back To TopBBC World Service|
For 70 years, BBC World Service has been the globe's most comprehensive source for news. No other news source has a network of international correspondents, reporters, and producers to rival BBC. When news breaks - anywhere, anytime - BBC is there.
Saturday & Sunday at 5:00 am and Sunday at 12:00 am and Saturday at 12:00 am and Weekdays at 7:00 am
|Back To TopBonjour Chanson|
We believe that French Language Popular Music has much to offer to the English speaking public. We continue our quest to bring the best artists and songs to English speaking listeners. No French language skills are required to enjoy the shows.
Sunday at 10:00 pm
|Back To TopCabinet of Wonders|
Cabinet of Wonders, hosted by musician and novelist John Wesley Harding, is an irreverent and innovative variety show, recorded before a live audience at the City Winery in New York City. Each show is a unique, witty and intimate compendium of brilliant musical performances, robust storytelling, engaging repartee and surprising collaborations. It features nationally renowned and emerging musicians, writers, raconteurs and comedians. NPR's six-episode series includes performances by Josh Ritter, Craig Finn, Simone Dinnerstein and Edie Brickell, readings by Colson Whitehead, Audrey Niffinegger and Rick Moody, and comedy by Eugene Mirman, John Hodgman and Janeane Garofalo. Weaving the hour-long radio show together is Cabinet founder Harding, who conceived of the show as a way to bring his novel-writing friends (who envy his musician friends) together with his musician friends (who envy his novel-writing friends), topping it all off with a splash of Vaudeville. As Harding puts it, "the time is right for a little variety."
Sunday at 1:00 pm
|Back To TopFilm Soceyology|
Hosted by WFYI's film guru Matthew Socey, Film Soceyology features criticism and commentary on recently released movies, as well as DVD releases and general film chatter. Expect guests ranging from Deborah Asante to Ed Johnson-Ott, actors and musicians, film critics and reviewers from Indianapolis and beyond.
Weekdays at 5:00 pm and Sunday at 4:00 pm
|Back To TopFolktales|
For one hour every week, Julia takes listeners around the world as she explores a theme that touches the human spirit. From steel drum bands to didgeridoos, from Americana to Arabesque, Julia and her listeners consider how the traditions, customs, heritage, and myths of our world have been expressed through music.
Sunday at 9:00 pm
|Back To TopFresh Air|
Weekdays at 12:00 pm and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday at 7:00 pm and Weekdays at 10:00 pm
|Back To TopFresh Air Weekend|
Fresh Air Weekend collects the best cultural segments from the week's programs and crafts them together for great weekend listening. Stations have the flexibility to carry weekday and weekend programs together or separately.
Saturday at 12:00 pm
|Back To TopFrom The Top|
From the Top, with host Christopher O'Riley, is a weekly radio series that showcases the nation's most outstanding young classical musicians. Each one-hour program presents pre-collegiate musicians whose stunning individual performances are combined with lively interviews, unique pre-produced segments, lighthearted sketches and musical games.
Sunday at 7:00 pm
|Back To TopHearts of Space|
Hearts Of Space has always sought to bring you great music using the latest technology, deepen your understanding of the ambient music genre, and save you time. The good stuff is out there...we aim to help you find it.
Sunday at 10:00 pm and Sunday at 11:00 pm
|Back To TopLe Show|
A weekly, hour-long romp through the worlds of media, politics, sports and show business, leavened with an eclectic mix of mysterious music, hosted by Harry Shearer.
Tuesday at 6:00 pm
|Back To TopMountain Stage|
Mountain Stage blends studio quality with live performance before a theater audience. Features four or five guests and is recorded with a live audience. Each guest performs a three- to six-song segment.
Sunday at 10:00 am
|Back To TopOldies School|
Host Don Hibschweiler tells the stories of those who produced the music that influenced a generation. They include recording artists, songwriters, session musicians, producers, engineers, record label executives and disc jockeys. Original versions of the hit songs are featured throughout the program, along with several rare tracks. Listeners are often surprised by the common thread between songs or those responsible for creating them. Each segment within Oldies School runs less than 20 minutes with longer story threads serialized across multiple programs. Every program also includes a "Pop Quiz". Oldies School includes two optional one-minute breaks covered by instrumental music from the era. The program is available as a one-hour full piece or in modules for automation.
Saturday at 3:00 pm
|Back To TopOn The Media|
On the Media explores how the media "sausage" is made, casts an incisive eye on fluctuations in the marketplace of ideas, and examines threats to the freedom of information and expression in America and abroad. For one hour a week, the show tries to lift the veil from the process of "making media," especially news media, because it's through that lens that we literally see the world and the world sees us.
Monday at 6:00 pm
|Back To TopPipedreams|
Sunday at 8:00 pm
|Back To TopRadiolab|
Radiolab explores the blurring boundaries between science, philosophy and human experience. Curiosity is king as Radiolab investigates the world and shakes up the way you think.
Friday at 9:00 pm and Saturday at 4:00 pm and Wednesday at 7:00 pm
|Back To TopSaturday on the Point|
A music and comedy radio show, featuring tracks from many different genres and several decades. Expect well worn hits and new tracks along with some local music and comedy. Host Melissa Davis will play requests, too – email mdavis <at> wfyi <dot> org
Saturday at 6:00 pm
|Back To TopSnap Judgment|
Glynn Washington, winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, proudly presents Snap Judgment. Snap Judgment explores the decisions people make that change EVERYTHING. Storytelling with a beat. Snap Judgment explores decisions that define lives. Host Glynn Washington takes listeners on a narrative journey - leaping from one "driveway moment" to the other.
Friday at 6:00 pm and Saturday at 2:00 pm
|Back To TopSound Opinions|
Sound Opinions fires up smart and spirited discussions about a wide range of popular music, from cutting-edge underground rock and hip-hop, to classic rock, R&B, electronica, worldbeat, or just about any other genre you can name.
Thursday at 7:00 pm
|Back To TopSpecials & Series|
Special radio broadcasts and series.
Thursday at 6:00 pm
|Back To TopTalk of the Nation|
When Americans want to be a part of the national conversation, they turn to Talk of the Nation, NPR's midday news-talk show. Journalist Neal Conan leads a productive exchange of ideas and opinions on the issues that dominate the news landscape. From politics and public service to education, religion, music and healthcare, Talk of the Nation offers call-in listeners the opportunity to join enlightening discussions with decision-makers, authors, academicians, and artists from around the world.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 3:00 pm and Weekdays at 2:00 pm
|Back To TopThe Animal House|
The Animal House is a weekly discussion that explores the latest in animal science, pet behavior, and wildlife conservation. We hope to deepen human understanding of animals and explain the powerful bonds that link us to the animal world. Our goal is to be fun, substantive, and appealing to a broad audience -- both those with pets and those without them.
Sunday at 5:00 pm
|Back To TopThe Cool Down|
Kick off your Saturday night with The Cool Down, a weekly program showcasing the music of Brazil. Join host, Coby Slagle, for an hour of cool samba, bossa nova, MPB and more. Tune-in and chill out Saturday nights at 7 on WFYI HD-2 and WFYI.org.
Saturday at 7:00 pm
|Back To TopThe Dinner Party|
The Dinner Party is a smart and funny public radio show about everything excellent in culture, from the company that brings you A Prairie Home Companion and Marketplace. Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano & Brendan Francis Newnam talk with some of the world's most interesting celebrities, and along the way equip you with bad jokes, fresh drink recipes, hot food finds, odd news stories... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett. It's all you need to get an edge in your weekend conversations. Past guests include Michelle Williams, Judd Apatow, Kid Cudi and Sir Richard Branson. Wallpaper magazine calls The Dinner Party one of the "Top 40 Reasons To Live In The USA."
Wednesday at 6:00 pm
|Back To TopThe Moth Radio Hour|
The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story - and The Moth's directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it.
Saturday at 10:00 pm and Monday at 8:00 pm and Friday at 7:00 pm
|Back To TopThe Story|
One listener sent The Story an e-mail that captured the goal of the stories told: "Thanks for finding the ordinary us and putting our stories out there." The Story is produced at North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC and is hosted by Dick Gordon. The Story co-produced and distributed by American Public Media.
Weekdays at 11:00 pm and Weekdays at 1:00 pm
|Back To TopThe Thistle & Shamrock|
Travel from the 1920s to the 1970s, listening to field recordings of Irish traditional music in the United States. And contemporary musicians Mick Moloney and Liz Carroll offer their own performances.
Sunday at 6:00 pm
|Back To TopThe Treatment|
A "treatment," in Hollywood parlance, is a concise overview of a screenplay. On The Treatment, film critic Elvis Mitchell turns the tables and gives the "treatment" to some of the most influential and innovative forces creating movies and popular art and entertainment.
Each week, Elvis speaks with an amazing array of guests, discussing everything from their inner conflicts to their interior design. With a straightforward style that understates his vast knowledge, Elvis is able to extract insights, issues and inspirations from even the most introverted guests. Conversations on The Treatment are mostly comfortable, sometimes contentious, but always fascinating.
Sunday at 3:00 pm
|Back To TopThis American Life|
Stories about people who love their cars, for better or for worse. One guy sees his stolen car on the road and gives chase. David Segal takes us inside the world of db drag racing - where the "db" stands for decibel, and the cars are too loud to drive ... or even listen to.
Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 2:00 pm and Monday at 7:00 pm and Saturday at 1:00 pm
|Back To TopWeekly Special|
A different special program each week.
Saturday at 5:00 pm
|Back To TopWorld Café|
Since 1991, World Cafe© has emerged as the premiere public radio showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes indie rock, singer-songwriters, folk, alternative country, blues, and world music. The show is hosted by long-time Philadelphia radio personality David Dye. A passionate music enthusiast, Dye takes listeners on a unique journey of musical discovery as he presents a mix of music from both new and legendary artists.
Tuesday at 7:00 pm and Weekdays at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm and Weekdays at 11:00 am
|Back To TopXPoNential Radio|
XPoNential showcases an array of artists and music with a unique mix of emerging and heritage contemporary musicians. This music genre is threaded through NPR's newsmagazine programming both in the content and in the interstitial breaks and is very recognizable to public radio audiences.
Weekdays at 10:00 am and Weekdays at 4:00 pm and Weekdays at 11:00 pm and Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 12:00 am