CPR Shows and Podcasts

  • Colorado Matters logo 2020Colorado Matters logo 2020
    Hosted by Ryan Warner and Avery Lill, CPR News' daily interview show focuses on the state's people, issues and ideas. Airs Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., and on Sundays 10 a.m.-noon.
  • A music appreciation podcast about the building blocks that make up your favorite sounds.
  • Purplish is CPR News' podcast about state politics, state government, Colorado policy, and political identity. In a new special season, the team is diving deep into redistricting -- how Colorado's political lines are being redrawn, what will change, and who benefits. Hosted by public affairs reporters Caitlyn Kim, Bente Birkeland and Andrew Kenney.
  • A podcast exploring the political, legal and cultural effects of marijuana legalization. Produced by Colorado Public Radio and PRX.
  • Systemic podcastSystemic podcast
    Systemic is a podcast that looks at people working to reform policing from inside and outside the system. Produced in the wake of George Floyd's death, the audio documentary follows Black Americans working in Colorado, Minneapolis and around the country to create change at an extraordinary time.
  • This is a show about recovery, hosted by CPR News host Vic Vela.
  • At A Distance Podcast Art 202003At A Distance Podcast Art 202003
    A friendly guide to coping with life during the coronavirus pandemic, hosted by CPR News reporters Sam Brasch and May Ortega.
  • Indie1023 Podcast Art 201908Indie1023 Podcast Art 201908
    Indie 102.3 Sessions features performances and interviews from national and Colorado musicians in the CPR Performance Studio.
  • On April 20, 1999 a school shooting in Littleton, Colo., shook the country. Now, 20 years later, Reporters Nate Minor and Andrea Dukakis look at how one shooting changed America and what we've learned since.
  • This is the story of TABOR -- the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights -- and how a man named Douglas Bruce convinced voters to pass this amendment to the state constitution.
  • The Great Composers dives deep into the lives behind some of the greatest music ever written. Host Karla Walker and conductor Scott O'Neil look at the world through the eyes of these gifted artists.
  • Centennial Sounds, hosted by Brad Turner, spotlights contemporary classical music performed at concert venues and festivals around the Centennial State.
  • The Beethoven 9 offers an in-depth exploration of Ludwig van Beethoven's nine symphonies, featuring host Monika Vischer and Beethoven biographer Jan Swafford.
  • Indie 102.3 hosts and musical guests battle it out in a podcast that pits playlist against playlist.
  • Inside Track helps you learn about up-and-coming musicians through insight and storytelling surrounding their songs.
  • Hear in-depth interviews with the men and women who want to be Colorado's next governor.
  • Converge Lecture Series KRCC podcastConverge Lecture Series KRCC podcast
    In partnership with Converge Lecture Series in Colorado Springs, this podcast explores big ideas with some of the biggest writers and thinkers around.
  • Wish We Were Here Podcast logoWish We Were Here Podcast logo
    A documentary series from KRCC that features stories that complicate the Colorado Spring's reputation as one of America's most conservative cities.
  • AirCheck podcastAirCheck podcast
    A program to showcase all the great music and musical expertise that KRCC has to offer. Air Check features music reviews, exclusive in-studio performances, artist interviews, and much more.
  • Peak Curiosity podcastPeak Curiosity podcast
    Whether you've lived in the Southern Colorado region all your life or you're brand new to the area, your insights and observations are unique, and they can help guide us toward stories that deserve to be told.
  • Looking Up Podcast logoLooking Up Podcast logo
    Hal Bidlack from the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society alerts Southern Colorado listeners what to watch for in our night skies.

National Shows

  • Morning Edition is the most listened-to news radio program in the country. The program airs on CPR News weekdays from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • With a name inspired by the First Amendment, 1A explores important issues such as policy, politics, and technology. Airs on CPR News weekdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • The Takeaway is America's weekday conversation. Airs on CPR News from 11 a.m.-noon Monday through Fridays.
  • Here & Now reflects the fluid world of news as it’s happening in the middle of the day. Airs on CPR News weekdays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., except Fridays when it airs from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • The Peabody Award-winning program features Terry Gross’ fearless and insightful interviews with big names in pop culture, politics and the arts. Airs on CPR News Monday to Thursday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and weekdays at 8 p.m.
  • Science Friday is the source for entertaining and educational stories about science, technology, and other cool stuff. Airs on CPR News Fridays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Airs on CPR News weekdays 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Marketplace helps people become smarter about the economic forces that touch their daily lives. Airs on CPR News weekdays from 3:30 p.m to 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • All Things Considered is the most listened-to, afternoon drive-time, news radio program in the country. Airs on CPR News weekdays 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and weekends 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • BBC World Service is an international news service providing impartial news reports and analysis. Airs on CPR News weekdays from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. and weekends 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Weekend Edition Saturday, hosted by Scott Simon, wraps up the week's news and features a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, and entertainment. Airs on CPR News Saturdays 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • NPR's weekly current events quiz. Have a laugh and test your news knowledge. Airs on CPR News Saturdays at 10 a.m. and Sundays at noon.
  • This American Life is a weekly public radio show, hosted by Ira Glass, is heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 public radio stations. Airs on CPR News on Saturdays at 11 a.m. and on Sundays at 6 p.m.
  • Host Jad Abumrad investigates a strange world. Airs on CPR News Saturdays at noon.
  • Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. Airs on CPR News Saturdays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays and Sundays at 9 p.m.
  • Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best known companies. Airs on CPR News Saturdays at 1:30 p.m., Sundays at 9:30 p.m.  and Thursdays at 9:30 p.m.
  • Snap Judgment mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, and dramatic radio. Hosted by Glynn Washington. Airs on CPR News on Saturdays 2 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m.
  • The mission of The Moth is to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience. Airs on CPR News Saturdays at 3 p.m. and Fridays at 9 p.m.
  • Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior. Airs on CPR News Saturdays at 5 p.m., and Sundays at 8 p.m.
  • From prisons to protests, immigration to the environment, Peabody Award-winning Reveal goes deep into the pressing issues of our times. Airs on CPR News Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Tuesdays at 9 p.m.
  • A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create, based on riveting TEDTalks. Airs on CPR News Saturdays at 7 p.m.
  • Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Airs on CPR News Saturdays at 8 p.m.
  • WNYC’s weekly investigation into how the media shapes our worldview. Airs on CPR News Saturdays at 9 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
  • Hosted by Lulu Garcia-Navarro Weekend Edition Sunday features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, musicians, writers, theologians and historians. Airs on CPR News Sundays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • A talk show with a heart. Each week, Sam Sanders interviews people in the culture who deserve your attention. Airs on CPR News Sundays at 1 p.m.
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    The past is never past. Every headline has a history. Join us every week as we go back in time to understand the present. Airs on CPR News Sundays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays at 9 p.m.
  • Latino USA offers insight into the lived experiences of Latino communities and the ideas impacting Latinos and the nation. Airs Sundays at 5 p.m. and Mondays at 9 p.m.