CPR Shows and Podcasts

  • Colorado Matters Podcast logoColorado Matters Podcast logo
    Hosted by Ryan Warner, CPR News' daily interview show focuses on the state's people, issues and ideas. Airs Monday through Friday at 9-10 a.m. and 7-8 p.m., and on Sundays 10 a.m-noon.
  • A podcast exploring the political, legal and cultural effects of marijuana legalization. Produced by Colorado Public Radio and PRX.
  • 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.
  • Purplish is about Colorado's democracy and the state's political identity. Hosted by Sam Brasch, each episode tells a story about how our state government works and where it might be headed next.
  • 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.
  • OpenAir Sessions features performances and interviews from national and Colorado musicians in the CPR Performance Studio.
  • 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.

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 noon.
  • 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 Takeaway is America's weekday conversation. Airs on CPR News from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursdays and on Fridays 9 p.m. to 10 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.
  • 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 7 p.m. and weekends 6 p.m. to 7 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 weekdays from 8 p.m. to 9 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 9 p.m.
  • Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best known companies. Airs on CPR News Saturdays from 10:30 a.m to 11 a.m. and Thursdays from 9:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • NPR's weekly current events quiz. Have a laugh and test your news knowledge. Airs on CPR News Saturdays at 11 a.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m.
  • 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 noon and on Sundays at 7 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 1 p.m. and Sundays at 8 p.m.
  • Hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich investigate a strange world. Airs on CPR News Saturdays at 2 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 3 p.m.
  • Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior. Airs on CPR News Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Wednesdays at 9 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 5 p.m. and Tuesdays at 9 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 7 p.m. and Fridays at 10 p.m.
  • Like late-night for radio, the show artfully blends an eclectic mix of artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, comedians and cultural observers. Airs on CPR News Saturdays at 8 p.m.
  • Sound Opinions is the world's only rock and roll talkshow, your one-stop-shop for smart and engaging music criticism and conversation. Airs on CPR News Saturdays at 9 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.
  • Conversation about the big questions of meaning — spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, and the arts. Airs on CPR News Sundays at noon.
  • 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.
  • Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Airs on CPR News Sundays at 2 p.m.
  • WNYC’s weekly investigation into how the media shapes our worldview. Airs on CPR News Sundays at 3 p.m.
  • Latino USA offers insight into the lived experiences of Latino communities and the ideas impacting Latinos and the nation. Airs on CPR News on Mondays 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen. Airs on CPR News Sundays at 9 p.m.