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A deep and unflinching look at America, bringing context and insight to stories unfolding across the country and the world.


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99% Invisible

A tiny radio show about design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world. From Radiotopia.


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All Things Considered

A mix of news, interviews, commentaries, reviews, and offbeat features. From NPR.
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A voyage across the world in search of the best new Rock en Espanol and Latin Alternative music releases. From NPR.
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Anna Faris Is Unqualified

Actor Anna Faris offers relationship advice to guests from all areas of the entertainment industry.
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Another Round

Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton cover everything from race, gender and pop culture to squirrels, mangoes, and bad jokes, all in one boozy show. From Buzzfeed.
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Ask Me Another

Puzzles, word games and trivia played in front of a live audience. From NPR.


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Historians tear a topic from the headlines and plumb its historical depths.
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Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything

Personally connecting the dots. All of them. From Radiotopia.
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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Jesse Thorn hosts in-depth interviews with brilliant creators, culture picks from our favorite critics and irreverent original comedy. From NPR.


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Car Talk

America's funniest auto mechanics take calls from weary car owners all over the country. From NPR.
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Code Switch

Ever find yourself in a conversation about race and identity where you just get...stuck? Code Switch can help. We're all journalists of color, and this isn't just the work we do. It's the lives we lead. Sometimes, we'll make you laugh. Other times, you'll get uncomfortable. But we'll always be unflinchingly honest and empathetic. Come mix it up with us.
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Curious City

Ask questions, vote and discover answers about Chicago, the region and its people. From WBEZ.


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Death, Sex & Money

A podcast hosted by Anna Sale about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. From WNYC Studios.


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Hosted by Kelly McEvers, Embedded takes a story from the news and goes deep.
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Every Other Hour

Last year in Chicago, there was a person shot about every other hour. So who picks up a gun, and why? Stories from a yearlong WBEZ project.


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Movie reviews and interviews with your favorite filmmakers. Hosted by Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen.
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Discover the hidden side of everything with host Stephen J. Dubner. From WNYC Studios.
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Fresh Air

Terry Gross' in-depth interviews with prominent cultural and entertainment figures.


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Global News Podcast

The day's top stories compiled twice daily in the week, once at weekends. From BBC News.


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Happier with Gretchen Rubin

How to build happier habits into your daily life. Part of the Panoply Network.
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Hello from the Magic Tavern

A weekly podcast from the tavern the Vermilion Minotaur, interviewing monsters, wizards and adventurers. From a magical dimensional portal behind a Burger King in Chicago.
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Here and Now

A timely, smart reflection of the fluid world of news as it’s happening. From WBUR and NPR.
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Here's the Thing

A series of intimate and honest conversations hosted by Alec Baldwin. From WNYC Studios.
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Hidden Brain

A conversation about life's unseen patterns. From NPR.
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Homemade Stories

Storyteller Shannon Cason lays out his life for the listener, blemishes and all.


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Illinois Elections 2018

WBEZ’s Election 2018 podcast translates the biggest Illinois and Chicago election news ahead of the March primary.
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Innovation Hub

From the economy to education, healthcare to urban renewal, "Innovation Hub" explores the forces that are changing our world.
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Stories about the invisible forces that control human behavior: ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. From NPR.
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It's Been A Minute

Sometimes you just need to talk it out—and that's exactly what host Sam Sanders does each week.


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Judge John Hodgman

Have your pressing issues decided by Famous Minor Television Personality John Hodgman, Certified Judge. From Maximum Fun.


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Latino USA

A radio journal of news and culture produced from a Latino perspective. From NPR.
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Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee. From Two-Up Productions.
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Live Wire With Luke Burbank

'Live Wire' artfully blends an eclectic mix of artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, comedians and cultural observers.


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Making Obama

Former President Barack Obama — along with key advisers, mentors, and rivals — tells the story of his climb from Chicago to the national stage. Season One of Making told the story of how Oprah built a media empire. Now, the story of how Chicago shaped the country's first African-American president.
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A daily take on business and economics news for the rest of us. From American Public Media.
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More Perfect

Radiolab's More Perfect is a series about the Supreme Court. More Perfect explores how cases deliberated inside the rarefied world of the Supreme Court affect our lives far away from the bench. Produced by WNYC Studios.
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Morning Edition

Up-to-the-minute news, analysis, commentary and coverage of politics, arts and more. From NPR with WBEZ News.
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Morning Shift

A dynamic mix of news, culture and music in Chicago. Hosted by Tony Sarabia. From WBEZ.


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NPR Politics

A podcast where NPR's political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other.
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Interviews with your favorite authors, artists, astronauts and more. From WBEZ.
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Nerdette Recaps Game Of Thrones With Peter Sagal

Peter Sagal of Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me joins Greta Johnsen and Tricia Bobeda of Nerdette weekly to scrutinize the latest Game of Thrones episode.
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Note to Self

Is your phone watching you? Can wexting make you smarter? Are your kids real? These and other essential quandaries facing anyone trying to preserve their humanity in the digital age. Join host Manoush Zomorodi for your weekly reminder to question everythi


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On Being

Conversations centering on the questions: What does it mean to be human? How do we want to live?
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On The Media

Your guide to examining how the media sausage is made. From WNYC Studios.
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Only Human

A podcast about making the most of our health, whether we’re training for a marathon, overcoming an illness, or trying not to go broke paying for healthcare. From WNYC studios.


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A narrative podcast about music. From Alex Kapelman and Whitney Jones.
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Planet Money

Meet high rollers, brainy economists and regular folks — all trying to make sense of our rapidly changing global economy. From NPR.
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The fictional history of this mysterious Oklahoma town.
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Pop Culture Happy Hour

Pop Culture Happy Hour is a lively chat about books, movies, music, television, comics and pretty much anything else that strikes a nerve, all in a weekly round-table. From NPR.


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Meet the artists you're talking about, and the ones you'll soon love. Whatever you're into -- be it music, TV, film, visual art, theatre, or comedy -- q is there. From CBC.
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q the Music

Features performances and conversations with some of the music world's hottest up-and-comers and most seasoned veterans.


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True Tales Boldly Told! If you like The Moth, This American Life or Snap Judgment, take a walk on the wilder side with RISK! From Kevin Allison.
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Radio Diaries

Extraordinary stories of ordinary life. From Radiotopia.
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Radio Rookies

Real stories by New York City teenagers take listeners inside their lives and their communities in this Peabody Award-winning youth journalism initiative. For teens, by teens and about the challenges of teen life.
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A show about curiosity, where sound illuminates ideas. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich. From WNYC Studios.
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The most compelling and creative audio documentaries and features produced worldwide curated by the Third Coast Festival.
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Reply All

A show about the internet, hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman. From Gimlet.
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Hidden stories, uncovered. Reveal takes you deep inside stories that impact your world, revealing injustice and holding the powerful accountable. From CIR and PRX.


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Savage Lovecast

Dan Savage, America's only advice columnist, answers your sex questions and yaps about politics.
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Science Friday

Brain food for curious people. A weekly show offering educated, balanced discussions on the scientific issues in the news.
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Serendipity is radio drama for the 21st century. From The Sarah Awards.
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From the creators of This American Life. Listen as one true story unfolds.
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Snap Judgment

Snap Judgment, the smoking-hot public radio show, straps audiences into an audio rollercoaster. From WNYC Studios.
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Song Exploder

A podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. From Radiotopia.
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Sound Opinions

The world's only rock and roll talk show hosted by Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot.
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StarTalk Radio

Science meets comedy and pop culture on StarTalk Radio! From Neil deGrasse Tyson and Curved Light Productions.
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The business origin story you never get to hear. Hosted by Alex Blumberg and Lisa Chow. From Gimlet.
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StoryCorps shares unscripted conversations, revealing the wisdom, courage, and poetry in the words of people you might not notice walking down the street.
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StoryCorps Chicago

The latest from StoryCorps in Chicago.
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Lea Thau, Peabody Award winner & former Director of The Moth, has created Strangers, featuring true stories about people we meet, the heartbreaks we suffer, the kindnesses we encounter, and those frightful moments when we discover that we aren't even who we thought we were. From Radiotopia.
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Studio 360

Delve deep into the ever-changing cultural landscape with novelist and co-founder of legendary "Spy" magazine, Kurt Andersen. From PRI.
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Stuff You Should Know

Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the Stuff You Should Know about everything from genes to the Galapagos. From
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Surprisingly Awesome

A show hosted by Adams Davidson and McKay that reveals the hidden awesomeness in everyday things. From Gimlet Media.


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TED Radio Hour

A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. From NPR.
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The Allusionist

Small adventures in language. From Radiotopia.
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The Bill Simmons Podcast

Bill Simmons relaunches the most downloaded sports podcast of all-time with a rotating crew of celebrities, athletes and media members. From HBO.
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The Black Tapes Podcast

The Black Tapes is a serialized docudrama about one journalist's search for truth, her subject's mysterious past, and the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both. From the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories.
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The Daily

Hosted by Michael Barbaro and powered by New York Times journalism.
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The Dinner Party Download

The arts and leisure section of public radio with hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam. From American Public Media.
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The Feed Podcast

Rick Bayless and Steve Dolinsky bring the world of food and drink into your ears and have a little fun in the process.
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The Flop House

Funny Talk About Film Flops. From Maximum Fun.
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The Gist

A daily afternoon podcast about news, culture, and whatever else you'll be discussing with friends and family tonight. From Slate and the Panoply Network.
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The Heart

it bleeds, it breaks, it sings, it soars. From Radiotopia.
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The Memory Palace

Nate DiMeo conjures forgotten moments in this beloved storytelling show about the past. The episodes are small, but their impact isn't. From Radiotopia.
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The Mortified Podcast

The Mortified Podcast is a storytelling series where adults share the embarrassing things they created as kids– diaries, letters, lyrics & beyond– in front of total strangers. From Radiotopia.
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The Moth

True stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers.
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The New Yorker Radio Hour

The New Yorker Radio Hour is a weekly program presented by the magazine’s editor, David Remnick. From WNYC Studios.
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The Takeaway

Daily world, national, and regional news and analysis with host Tanzina Vega. From PRI and WNYC Radio, in collaboration with 'The New York Times' and WGBH.
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The Talkhouse Film Podcast

Naturally, no one knows more about film than filmmakers. On Talkhouse podcasts, smart, notable artists from the world of film talk candidly to each other about their work. From the Talkhouse.
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The Talkhouse Music Podcast

Naturally, no one knows more about music than musicians. On Talkhouse podcasts, smart, notable artists from the world of music talk candidly to each other about their work. From the Talkhouse.
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The Trouble

Trouble — we've all been in it. Some more than others. Some worse than others. Award-winning storyteller Shannon Cason has faced a few problems of his own. Now he talks with others about getting in, and out, of trouble of all stripes.
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The Truth

Movies without pictures. From Radiotopia.
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The Vulture TV Podcast

TV talk from New York Magazine's Vulture blog.
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The World

Each weekday, 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. From PRI in partnership with BBC and WGBH.
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This American Life

Each week, a new theme and a variety of stories on that theme. Hosted by Ira Glass.


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Vox's The Weeds

Everyone is always warning you not to get lost in the weeds. But not Vox's Ezra Klein, Sarah Kliff, and Matthew Yglesias. They love the weeds. That's where all the policy is. From




The latest news and feature stories from WBEZ Chicago.
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WBEZ Newscasts

Catch up on the latest newscasts from WBEZ.
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WBEZ Presents

Documentaries, feature stories, and other original programming from WBEZ Chicago.
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WBEZ Updates

Quick reports from WBEZ on the latest Chicago news.
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WTF with Marc Maron

Comedian Marc Maron is tackling the most complex philosophical question of our day - WTF?
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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me

NPR's weekly current events quiz. Have a laugh and test your news knowledge while figuring out what's real and what we've made up.
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Weekend Edition Saturday

National Public Radio's Peabody Award-winning correspondent Scott Simon brings a well-traveled perspective to his role as host of 'Weekend Edition Saturday.'
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Weekend Edition Sunday

'Weekend Edition Sunday' features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians.
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Women Of The Hour

Lena Dunham hosts this podcast miniseries about friendship, love, work, bodies and more. From Buzzfeed.
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From Nobel Peace Prize winners to Nicaraguan sweatshop workers, we highlight a range of voices that go beyond the headlines. From WBEZ.
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Written Inside

Cockroaches. Clean freaks. Cardboard pianos. Written Inside is a podcast about life inside a maximum-security prison cell.


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You Must Remember This

You Must Remember This is a storytelling podcast exploring the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century. From Panoply.

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