New! Find WBEZ on SoundCloud

Did you know that you can find all your favorite WBEZ shows, podcasts and news stories on It’s true! It’s a fun and easy way to get all your favorite audio.

What is SoundCloud?

Think of SoundCloud like YouTube for audio. It’s the world’s largest website for all kinds of audio – stories, music, podcasts, everything. You can listen to audio on the site or on SoundCloud’s mobile app, then share the audio with your friends through social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. And just like with Twitter and Tumblr, you can “follow” your favorite WBEZ accounts, so you’ll never miss another Curious City exposee, Afternoon Shift segment, This American Life episode, or CityRoom story.  

How do I use it?

Sign up for an account at You can create an account using your email address, or by logging in with Facebook or Google +. Then follow the site’s instructions from there. Then, look for the follow button on your favorite WBEZ accounts.


This American Life
This American Life is a weekly public radio show hosted by Ira Glass and heard by 1.7 million listeners on 500 stations. Each week we choose a theme, and present various stories on that theme.

Sound Opinions
Take two nationally respected rock critics, the latest music news, personal commentary, and exclusive interviews and performances, add a huge pile of records old and new, and the result is Sound Opinions—the world's only rock and roll talk show. Sound Opinions is hosted by Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, two of the finest and best-recognized pop music writers in the nation.

WBEZ is the Chicago region's premier public media service. Our award-winning CityRoom team covers local news and specializes in project-based reporting on issues ranging from education to criminal justice, from politics to the arts.

Curious City
WBEZ’s Curious City is a news-gathering experiment designed to satisfy your curiosities. You ask your questions about Chicago, the region and the people who live here, vote for your favorites, and together we find the answers.

Morning Shift
The Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia is a live talk show that airs weekdays from 8:50 to 10 a.m. CT on WBEZ 91.5FM in Chicago. It offers a dynamic mix of news, culture and music and rely heavily on engagement with you, our listeners, on-air and via social media.

From Nobel Peace Prize winners to Nicaraguan sweatshop workers, WBEZ’s Worldview highlights a range of voices that go beyond the headlines. The show delves deep into the people and forces shaping the world and our communities, exploring issues and events through in-depth series and public events. Jerome McDonnell hosts WBEZ’s long-running global affairs program locally in Chicago weekdays at noon CT on 91.5 FM and globally on SoundCloud. 

Afternoon Shift
The Afternoon Shift is a live talk show featuring in-depth interviews and conversations with Chicago-area newsmakers, artists, writers and innovators. It airs weekdays from 2 to 4 p.m. CT on WBEZ 91.5 FM in Chicago. The program is hosted by veteran reporter Niala Boodhoo, and delves deeply into arts and culture, media, technology, science, human behavior and the workplace.

Best of ‘BEZ Talk
A podcast cut from the best conversations and interviews from WBEZ’s live talk shows. Hosted and produced by Jason Marck and WBEZ’s talk staff.

Changing Channels
TV has jumped the shark! Networks and cable are out, Hulu and Netflix are in. That's changing the way television is produced, and how people are watching. Each week on WBEZ's Changing Channels, pop culture critics Leah Pickett, Britt Julious and Alison Cuddy watch TV and talk about its future.

The Paper Machete
The Paper Machete is a “live magazine” covering pop culture, current events and American manners. Part spoken-word show, part vaudeville revue, The Paper Machete features comedians, journalists, storytellers and musical guests performing in the back room of Chicago’s historic Green Mill saloon. The show is hosted by its creator, the writer Christopher Piatt.


Vocalo is a next generation public media service that connects with younger, culturally diverse audiences through music and stories. You might love us because of the awesome music we play, but we also talk about news and issues that affect us all. We are Real. Life Radio. Listen to us around the world at and locally on 90.7 FM (Chicago) and 89.5 FM (NWI/Chicago).

Vocalo’s Morning AMp
Smart and sensational conversations about politics, race, celebrity, sex and gender, the economy and other buzzing topics of the day. Hosted by Brian Babylon and Molly Adams. Airs locally in Chicago and Northwest Indiana weekday mornings 8 to 10 a.m. CT on 90.7 FM, 89.5 FM and

Vocalo’s Overdrive
Host Luis Perez combines real talk and an enthusiastic style in this afternoon call-in show. Join callers and the Chicago region’s who’s who for frank and engaging conversation about current events, social justice issues and real life stories. Airs weekdays in Chicago from noon to 2 p.m. CT on Vocalo 89.5 FM/90.7 FM and online at

Vocalo’s Music Vox
A magazine-style music show featuring local, new and independent music. Plus segments on new releases, music news, and in-depth interviews dealing with the culture and politics of music and the artists who make it. Hosted by Jesse Menendez. Airs weekdays in Chicago from 4 to 6 p.m. CT on Vocalo 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) and streaming at

Vocalo’s Live From Studio 10
Live musical performances and interviews with emerging artists and national touring acts. Host Jesse Menendez moves beyond the typical "tell us about the album" interview, bringing you real conversations with the people shaping the modern music scene in a variety of genres. Airs Tuesdays 8 p.m. CT on Vocalo 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) and

Vocalo’s By The Way
Vocalo collaborates with its community partners to bring you voices and conversations you cannot hear anywhere else on public radio. Vocalo 90.7 FM / 89.5 FM and

Vocalo’s Barbershop Show
Coming to you live from Carter's Barber Shop in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood, The Barber Shop Show brings you a weekly dose of real talk, straight from the shop floor. No punches are pulled and no topic is considered off-topic. Produced in partnership with the Chicago Reporter, and hosted by WBEZ’s Richard Steele. Airs every Friday at noon CT on Vocalo 89.5 FM, 90.7FM, and