Programs A-Z

  • Selected Shorts is a weekly public radio show broadcast on over 130 stations to about 300,000 listeners. It is produced by Symphony Space and WNYC Radio and distributed by Public Radio International. The radio show is recorded live at...

  • Snap Judgment is a weekly storytelling radio series and podcast, distributed by the Public Radio Exchange and NPR, and hosted by Glynn Washington. Each episode is made up of narrative nonfiction pieces on a common theme.  

    Before...

  • State of the Re:Union has set out to explore how a particular American city or town creates community, the ways people transcend challenging circumstances and the vital cultural narratives that give an area its uniqueness. As Al Letson says,...

  • Astronomer Bob Berman sheds light on the mysteries of space and time. Always  fascinating and fun, Strange Universe will take you places you never knew existed.

  • The Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen,  is public radio’s smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt Andersen introduces you to the people who are creating and shaping...

  • TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions and new ways to think and create. Each episode includes riveting excerpts from the renowned TED stage where some of the world's deepest thinkers and...

  • Take a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions and new ways to think and create.  The TED Radio Hour team takes the most compelling talks and organizes them around a common theme. But we don't stop with the TEDTalks....

  • From the opinions of global newsmakers to listeners' personal experiences of life-changing travel… the wisdom of renowned thinkers, activists and spiritual leaders and intimate dispatches of daily life around the world from NPR News...

  • The Academic Minute features researchers from colleges and universities around the world, keeping listeners abreast...

  • Highlights of WAMC's popular Monday Vox Pop programs that spotlight some of the region's medical professionals.

  • Every day, faculty members at schools and universities throughout the world are making discoveries that shape our ways of thinking and redefine our understanding of today's knowledge-driven society. Since 1990, The Best of Our Knowledge

  • Each week on The Book Show, host Joe Donahue interviews authors about their books, their lives and their craft. It is a celebration of both reading and writers. 

    As the son of a librarian, Joe has been part of the book world...

  • Maybe you voted for them and maybe you didn't, but either way, what they do and how they think affects you. Each week on The Capitol Connection, you can keep yourself abreast of political developments and gain a little insight into how...

  • Maybe you voted for them and maybe you didn't, but either way, what they do and how they think affects you. Each week on The Capitol Connection, you can keep yourself abreast of political developments and gain a little insight into how...

  • Each week, more than 2 million listeners across the country and around the world tune in to the Diane Rehm Show for a lively mix of current events and public affairs programming that ranges from hard news analysis of politics and...

  • The Dinner Party Download is a fast and funny hour of culture, food and conversation designed to help you “win” your weekend dinner parties. In every episode you’ll learn a joke… bone up on an odd bit of history and then wash it down...

  • Wanda Fischer began as the host of The Hudson River Sampler on September 18, 1982.  She began listening to the type of music she broadcasts more than six decades ago, at the feet of her father, who was a schoolmate of members of the...

  • Wanda Fischer brings listeners a program of the very best folk music, bluegrass and blues. If you have a question or suggestion for the show, why not drop Wanda an e-mail.

  • You can find the region's most in-depth look at New York State politics and government each week on The Legislative Gazette. Hosted by David Guistina, the program features regular commentary by syndicated columnist and political...

  • The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with The Times Union's Rex Smith, WAMC's Alan Chartock, University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao,...

  • Join us each Saturday, from December through May, as we hear performances from The Met.  

    Listeners in Albany can hear regularly scheduled programming on WAMC 1400 AM.

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  • The Moth Radio Hour features true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment. Each Moth Radio Hour mixes humorous, heartbreaking, and poignant tales that captivate, surprise...

  • The Splendid Table  is a celebration of food and the roles it plays in our lives. The program has been at the forefront of food issues and policies since its inception. Long before eating local became a catchphrase and farmers' markets...

  • “The Tavis Smiley Show” is a high-energy exchange of views, information, and insight hosted by Tavis Smiley. The one-hour weekly program offers a unique blend of news and newsmakers in expanded conversations. The show has featured regular...

  • One of NPR's most popular music programs is created in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands. When you turn your radio on, you're there too.

    On The Thistle & Shamrock®, award-winning radio host Fiona Ritchie explores...

  • Each weekday, on PRI's The World, host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories in an hour of radio that reminds us just how small our planet really is. The World is heard on over...

  • Take in a slice of Americana with critically acclaimed host Ira Glass on This American Life.  Each week he picks a theme, then gives his writers and performers the freedom to weave real stories from real people around that theme in a...

  • Take in a slice of Americana with critically acclaimed host Ira Glass on This American...

  • Tim Coakley began doing a jazz show on WAMC in 1987. Over the years he has tried to present a broad range of jazz styles with an emphasis on swing and melody. Many of the programs have a theme, such as performers on a specific instrument, a...

  • Tim Coakley began doing a jazz show on WAMC in 1987. Over the years he has tried to present a broad range of jazz styles with an emphasis on swing and melody. Many of the programs have a theme, such as performers on a specific instrument, a...

  • A weekly public radio show, featuring fascinating guests and great travel talk. Guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves is America's most respected authority on European travel. Rick took his first trip to Europe in 1969, visiting piano...

  • A weekly public radio show, featuring fascinating guests and great travel talk.

    Guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves is America's most respected authority on European travel. Rick took his first trip to Europe in 1969,...

  • Vox Pop is WAMC's live call-in talk program. Guests with expertise in areas ranging from Astronomy to George Washington speak with WAMC's hosts and answer questions posed by WAMC listeners. We also have a number of forums and guests who are...

  • For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's news and newsmakers, listen no further than Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me!, the oddly informative news quiz from NPR.

    During each fast-paced, irreverent show, host Peter Sagal leads...

  • For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's news and newsmakers, listen no further than Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me!, the oddly informative news quiz from NPR.

    During each fast-paced, irreverent show, host Peter Sagal leads...

  • For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's news and newsmakers, listen no further than Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me!, the oddly informative news quiz from NPR.

    During each fast-paced, irreverent show, host Peter Sagal leads...

  • WAMC Bluegrass Time brings listeners the best in bluegrass music, from the current chart-toppers to the cherished classics. Add to that new releases, perennial favorites and an occasional trip to Vinyl Ville, and you’ve got the...

  • Northeast Report and Northeast Report - Late Edition are two half hour magazines of news and information, aired every weekday from 3:30PM-4:00PM just before All Things Considered, and again from 6:05PM - 6:30PM just...

  • WAMC's Alan Chartock  speaks with artists, politicians, writers and people from various backgrounds to get to the heart of their lives, and contributions to the world. 

  • Weekend Edition Saturday, hosted by Scott Simon, has a unique and entertaining roster of other regular contributors. Marin Alsop, conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, talks about music. Daniel Pinkwater, one of the biggest...

  • 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. The two-hour program is hosted by NPR's Peabody...

  • Weekend Edition Sunday features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians. The program has covered news events from Nelson Mandela's 1990 release from a South African...

  • Each week on With Good Reason, our ever-curious host Sarah McConnell takes you along as she examines a wide range of topics with leading scholars. Featured guests have included Julian Bond discussing race in America, Bruce Greyson sharing his...

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