At a pivotal moment in our history, “Diversity, Disagreement, and Democracy” highlights a critical question: how can people of many faiths and no faith productively engage at work, at home, and in the public square?
One of the most influential artists of his era, Philip Glass is a colossus of modern music. His early works shaped musical minimalism, and his expansive oeuvre includes operas, symphonies, chamber works, and even film scores.
Join Chicago theater veterans Rob Lindley and Doug Peck as they explore the lives, careers, similarities, and differences of Prince and David Bowie, and hear some of their iconic songs—"Life on Mars", "Young Americans", "Purple Rain", "Nothing Compares 2 U", and more.
The 2016 presidential election has been anything but traditional and on November 8th, the historial election season culminates as America heads to the poll. Join WBEZ at Haymarket Pub & Brewery to watch the live results!
One of the most impassioned figures on the frontlines of environmental change today is Bill McKibben, author of what is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, The End of Nature.
In The Warmth of Other Suns, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson captures the intimate details and personal stories behind the historic, half-century long exodus.
Jessica Valenti has been leading the national conversation on gender and politics for more than a decade. Coming of age in a culture that demands women be small, quiet, and compliant, Lindy West quickly discovered that she was anything but.
Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine, created for a stage, a screen, and a live audience.
Death, Sex & Money — hosted by Anna Sale — is a show about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation.
Lights...camera...listen! WBEZ's latest Podcast Passport topic is cinema. Three live podcast tapings exploring the world of film will take you front and center with your favorite shows.
Trademarked with his swagger and raspy charm, Dr. John makes his Symphony Center debut taking on the influence of his musical hero and fellow Crescent City icon Louis Armstrong. Joined by Nicholas Payton, a trumpeter of remarkable range, power and luster, Dr.
Join comedian and Emmy award-winning host Luke Burbank for the first Chicago taping of Live Wire, the fastest growing entertainment show on public radio. Get turned on to new music, comedy and conversations with a diverse range of original voices — and an anything-can-happen-vibe.
Join WBEZ for a look inside “Working in America,” a new multimedia project that continues the work of influential journalist and author Studs Terkel.
From WBEZ Chicago, Nerdette is a podcast hosted by Greta Johnsen and Tricia Bobeda. It's a safe space for nerding out about all the things you're watching, reading, listening to and encountering IRL.
Filmspotting is a film podcast/WBEZ radio show from Chicago featuring in-depth reviews, top 5 lists and interviews. Hosted by Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen.
On October 15th, mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile will take over as the new host of American Public Media’s, A Prairie Home Companion. Each week Chris will feature incredible live performances from an array of special musical guests--some known by all, and some who soon will be-
John Cleese will take The Chicago Theatre stage on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 3:00pm for an inside look at his storied career and the making of the legendary movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail.