Programs A-Z

Saturdays at 6 a.m. on IPR News and News/Studio One
 

A weekly sports magazine hosted by veteran NPR commentator Bill Littlefield, Only A Game is radio for the serious sports fan and the steadfast sports avoider. Produced...

 

Iowa Public Radio’s performance series, Performance Iowa, showcases Iowa's best performers as well as visiting musicians making a special stop in Iowa and in our studios. Host Jacqueline Halbloom goes behind the music in each...

Weekdays at 5 p.m. on IPR Classical

 

Performance Today features live concerts by famous artists in concert halls around the globe and from the American Public Media studios as well as interviews, news and...

Sundays at 3 p.m. on IPR News
 

Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.

Radiolab is heard around the country on...

Weekdays at 12 p.m. on IPR News and News/Studio One and 10 p.m. on IPR News
 

River to River is Iowa Public Radio's talk program that focuses on the news, issues and events in our state. This national award-winning program...

Saturdays at 11 a.m. on IPR Classical
 

Renowned performances of classical music from around the world.

Fridays at 1 p.m. on IPR News and News/Studio One
 

Science Friday is a weekly science talk show, broadcast live over public radio stations nationwide from 2-4 p.m. Eastern time. Each week, we focus on science...

Fridays at 1 p.m. on IPR News and News/Studio One
 

Science Friday is a weekly science talk show, broadcast live over public radio stations nationwide from 2-4 p.m. Eastern time. Each week, we focus on science...

Daily at 7 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
 

The best new alternative and independent music, blues, world music, singer-songwriters, and local/regional music. Hosts Mark Simmet, Al Schares and Scarlett Cerna offer their mix of...

Sundays at 8 a.m. on IPR Classical
 

Sunday is one day of the week that most people can choose how they want to spend their day: sleeping in, gathering with family or friends for a leisurely brunch, going to worship, or...

Mondays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. on FM Classical (alternates with Classical 24)

 

Every week, Symphonies of Iowa showcases Iowa's leading orchestras in concert. You'll hear a mix of familiar masterpieces and new...

Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on IPR Classical
 

SymphonyCast is a two-hour weekly radio program featuring a full-length concert by a national or international symphony orchestra. Concerts feature leading ensembles from both...

Weekdays at 10 a.m. on IPR News and News/Studio One and 9 p.m. on IPR News
 

Talk of Iowa offers a mix of regular guests, newsmakers and interesting Iowans to talk about the arts, culture, humanities and lifestyle...

Sundays at 6 p.m. on IPR News
 

Ted Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage,...

Saturdays at 9 a.m. on IPR News and News/Studio One
 

For more than two decades, Tom and Ray Magliozzi (aka Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers) have been America's funniest auto mechanics. By making millions of listeners...

Saturdays at 9 a.m. on IPR News and News/Studio One
 

For more than two decades, Tom and Ray Magliozzi (aka Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers) have been America's funniest auto mechanics. By making millions of listeners...

Sundays at 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. on FM Classical

 

Music from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century, sacred and secular, a capella or accompanied; the only criterion for inclusion involves people singing together. Professional...

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For more than 25 years, "The Diane Rehm Show" has offered listeners thoughtful and lively conversations on an array of topics with many of the most...

Sundays at 1 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
 

Host Karen Impola features music that is rooted in tradition, but spreads out in a variety of modern directions, including blues and bluegrass; singer-songwriters new and old;...

Saturdays at 1 p.m. on AM News, and Sundays at 10 a.m. on FM News/Studio One and AM News

 

The Moth Radio Hour features our most beloved tales and the stories behind the stories. The series debuted in 2009 and is now...

Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. on AM News

 

"The Splendid Table" is a culinary, culture, and lifestyle one-hour program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. Each week,...

Saturdays at 2 p.m. on IPR News
Sundays at 11 a.m. on IPR News
and News/Studio One

 

"The Splendid Table" is a culinary, culture, and lifestyle one-hour program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives...

Sundays at 12 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
 

Created weekly in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands, "The Thistle & Shamrock" is one of NPR's longest-running and most popular music offerings. This vibrant and engaging...

Saturdays at 7 p.m. on IPR News
 

"The Vinyl Cafe" is a variety show hosted by the CBC's Stuart McLean. It features recorded and live music and stories as well as McLean's stories which have been described as "richly...

Saturdays at 11 a.m. on IPR News and News/Studio One
Sundays at 8 p.m. on IPR News

 

"This American Life" is an award-winning critically acclaimed weekly program describing and documenting contemporary American life....

Saturdays at 11 a.m. on IPR News and News/Studio One
Sundays at 8 p.m. on IPR News

 

"This American Life" is an award-winning critically acclaimed weekly program describing and documenting contemporary American life....

Saturdays at 3 p.m. on IPR News
 

"Travel with Rick Steves" is a fun, hour-long, and practical talk show with guest experts and calls and questions from travelers. This weekly program is a lively conversation between...

Weekdays at 12 a.m. on IPR News/Studio One
 

Rock, Blues, Folk, Native, Funk, Electronica, Reggae, World, Dub, Roots and even a little Country. "UnderCurrents" is intelligent, fun and easygoing -- diving deep to reveal your...

Saturdays at 7 a.m. and Sundays at 8 p.m. on FM Classical

 

University Concert showcases the best our state has to offer with performances by student ensembles, faculty and visiting artists. Each week, the...

Saturdays at 10 a.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m. on FM News/Studio One and AM News

 

"Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!" is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the...

Saturdays at 10 a.m. on IPR News and News/Studio One
 

"Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!" is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the...

Saturdays at 4 p.m. on IPR News
 

A leader and innovator in broadcast journalism, "Weekend All Things Considered" is a vital companion to people who strive to stay informed and in touch on the weekend. This afternoon news...

Saturdays at 7 a.m. on IPR News and News/Studio One
 

From civil wars in Bosnia and El Salvador, to hospital rooms, police stations, and America's backyards, National Public Radio's Peabody Award-winning correspondent Scott...

Saturdays at 7 a.m. on IPR News and News/Studio One
 

From civil wars in Bosnia and El Salvador, to hospital rooms, police stations, and America's backyards, National Public Radio's Peabody Award-winning correspondent Scott...

Sundays at 7 a.m. on IPR News and News/Studio One
 

"Weekend Edition Sunday" premiered on January 18, 1987, and was the last of NPR's major newsmagazines to hit air. Since then, "Weekend Edition Sunday" has covered...

Sundays at 7 a.m. on IPR News and News/Studio One
 

"Weekend Edition Sunday" premiered on January 18, 1987, and was the last of NPR's major newsmagazines to hit air. Since then, "Weekend Edition Sunday" has covered...

Saturdays at 12 p.m. on IPR News and News/Studio One
 

"Whad'Ya Know?" is a two-hour comedy/quiz/interview show that is dynamic, varied, and thoroughly entertaining. Host and quiz-master Michael Feldman invites contestants...

Saturdays at 12 p.m. on IPR News and News/Studio One
 

"Whad'Ya Know?" is a two-hour comedy/quiz/interview show that is dynamic, varied, and thoroughly entertaining. Host and quiz-master Michael Feldman invites contestants...

Sunday through Thursday at 10 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
 

Since 1991, host David Dye has been exploring the frontiers of contemporary music for his listeners on a daily basis. Featuring live performance and interviews...

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