What You'll Hear
NPR Now offers in-depth news, features, and entertainment produced and assembled by NPR specifically for SIRIUS.
What we play: NPR's variety channel features Fresh Air, and Marketplace, plus public radio favourites like Car Talk, Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me, Talk of the Nation, as well as new productions from independent producers and public radio stations nationwide.
Tuesdays to Saturdays 2 am ET; Weekdays 6 am, 8 am, 2 pm & 8 pm ET
"If you want to understand a political conflict, it helps to understand the culture in which that conflict is taking place," says host Terry Gross. Fresh Air is one of the most popular programs on public radio, breaking the "talk show" mold, and Gross is known for her fearless and insightful interviews with prominent figures in American arts, politics, and popular culture. "When there is a crisis in a foreign country, we sometimes call up that country's leading novelist or filmmaker to get the cultural perspective." Fresh Air features daily reports and reviews from critics and commentators on music, books, movies, and other cultural phenomena that invade the national psyche.
Judy Carmichael's Jazz Inspired
Weekends 11 pm ET
What inspires the people who inspire you? How do creative people create? World-renowned jazz pianist Judy Carmichael explores these questions with her guests every week on Judy Carmichael's Jazz Inspired. Celebrated artists discuss their creative process and how their passion for jazz has inspired their work. They share their favourite recordings with listeners as well as insight into their life and art.
A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor
Saturdays 6 pm ET
Now in its 31st year of production, A Prairie Home Companion is the only live weekly music and variety show aired nationwide. Each broadcast includes a variety of comedy sketches, such as "Guy Noir, Radio Private Eye," and "The Lives of the Cowboys" along with music from talent new and old, and features Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon."
Rebroadcast: Sundays 12 pm ET
On the Media
Mondays 4 am ET; Weekends 3 am, 7 am & 9 am ET
Television. Newspapers. Radio. Internet. E-mail. Films. Books. Magazines. These sources of information reflect and influence people and society. And, in an era of information overload, On the Media arms you with the savvy to make sense of it all. Brooke and Bob engage in robust discussion about the inner workings of the media, from journalism to entertainment to technology; from censorship issues to how popular culture, politics, and money influence the media and society at large. Join us for compelling radio that examines the impact of media on our lives. It presents new ideas, explores long-held beliefs, and opens up listeners' eyes - and ears. "Tune in, turn on, and wise up!"
Wednesdays 11 pm ET; Thursdays 3 am ET; Weekends 10 am & 4 pm ET; Sundays 1 am ET
Imagine the Marx Brothers answering questions about automobiles. Picture Monty Python trying to imitate car noises. Think of A.J. Foyt telling you how to open the car hood. Mix it all up, throw in a little Dr. Ruth and a little Smothers Brothers, and you've got Car Talk, NPR's Peabody Award-winning radio program. Car Talk is hosted by Tom and Ray Magliozzi, better known to their listeners as "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers" - monikers taken from the clickety-clack sound of aging automobiles. During the show, Tom and Ray freely dispense expert car advice to callers in the broad accents of their native East Cambridge neighbourhood.
Weekdays 3 pm & 9 pm ET; Saturdays 12 pm ET
The Diane Rehm Show offers careful examination of the issues that affect daily life, ranging from politics and international issues to religion, health, education, and parenting. For more than two decades, Diane Rehm has offered her listeners compelling conversations with the world's most interesting and important people.
Talk of the Nation
Weekdays 4 am & 4 pm ET
Neal Conan leads a productive exchange of ideas and opinions on NPR's news-talk call-in program Talk of the Nation. Decision-makers, authors, artists, and listeners from around the world team up each weekday for a lively and unpredictable discussion.
Weekdays 6 pm ET
Marketplace is NPR Now's daily news magazine that filters the world through the lens of business and economics.
Mondays 5 am ET; Saturdays 6 am ET
Public radio’s weekly half-hour European magazine is EuroQuest, hosted by Brooklyn, New York native Jonathan Groubert, and produced by Radio Netherlands. EuroQuest spans the entire continent and crosses the boundaries of government, art and music, leisure, food and drink, the environment, health, science and technology.
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
Saturdays 11 am & 5 pm ET; Sundays 12 am, 11 am & 5 pm ET,
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's made up.
Mondays 1 am ET; Sundays 4 am ET
The SOUNDPRINT series provides a national vehicle for long-form non-fiction works by outstanding producers while fostering the development of emerging producers to encourage innovation and new voices on public radio. Each SOUNDPRINT program explores one subject in depth, anything from tales of power in relationships to why sports are so popular in Chicago to the way a learning disabled child's brain looks different.
Tell Me More
Weekdays 7 am, 9 am & 7 pm ET
Tell Me More is a new NPR show about people, ideas, and events offering a diversity of perspectives rarely heard. It focuses on the news of the day through interviews with people who make news and those who are affected by the news.
Veteran journalist Michel Martin leads the conversation with a unique interview style and a blend of wit and humanity. Her goals are to reveal and explore the under-reported truths in news, to create a place for difficult conversation, and to serve up honest talk about the way we live.
Mondays 5 am ET; Weekends 6 am ET
A weekly review of news, current affairs, and culture from the leading European capitals distributed by Radio Netherlands.
Mondays 5:30 am ET, Saturdays 6:30 am ET
Latino USA, the radio journal of news and culture, is the only nationally distributed English-language radio program produced from a Latino perspective. It combines high-quality news, cultural and public affairs journalism to bring a rich understanding to a wide spectrum of listeners.
Fridays 11 pm ET, Saturdays 9 pm ET
Chronicling people and places behind the music, Jazz Profiles is the Gold Medal award-winning, documentary series hosted by singer Nancy Wilson. Jazz Profiles pays tribute to the living legends of jazz and the late jazz greats. Each program tells an informative story that celebrates the music and those who make it.
From The Top
Weekends 10 pm ET
From the Top, with host Christopher O'Riley, showcases the nation's most outstanding young classical musicians. Each one-hour program presents pre-collegiate musicians whose stunning individual performances are combined with lively interviews, unique pre-produced segments, lighthearted sketches and musical games.
The Brian Lehrer Show
Weekdays 12 pm ET
It's your neighbourhood, your city, your country, your world. Host Brian Lehrer delves into the issues and links them to real life. Enlighten yourself as Lehrer puts you directly in touch with news makers and gives them a chance to exchange opinions and ideas with call-in listeners. Whether the topic is education or housing policy, the changing face of welfare, or the expanding ethnic economy, Lehrer puts a human face on the issues shaping your life.
Fresh Air Weekend
Saturdays 8 am, 2 pm & 8 pm ET; Sundays 2 am, 8 am, 2 pm & 8 pm ET
Fresh Air with Terry Gross opens the window on contemporary arts and ideas. Her guests come from worlds as diverse as literature to economics. Terry Gross is known for her extraordinary ability to engage guests and to delight listeners.
Mondays 12 am & 3 am ET; Wednesdays 3 am ET; Thursdays 11 pm ET; Sundays 3 pm & 7 pm ET
NPR's Hearing Voices is a weekly one-hour program of contemporary and classic storytelling by established and emerging public radio producers crafted together under a thematic umbrella. The Hearing Voices producers pick from broadcasts and podcasts, dig though audio archives, and scour the web. Each hour is a collection of "driveway moments" built around a theme (one hour is on Rock Fans, another about Retirement Homes; one week we tell Dog Tales, another Desert Stories) and features a different guest host. The series is based on the Hearing Voices Peabody Award-winning specials. The Hearing Voices production staff includes veteran producers Barrett Golding, Ann Hepperman Scott Carrier, Kara Oehler, and Larry Massett.
Tuesdays 11 pm ET, Saturdays 3 pm ET
From Scratch profiles business, social, and cultural pioneers who share their entrepreneurial experiences with listeners. Guests talk about their source of inspiration, financial challenges, and interactions with partners. You'll hear about the hard times and break through moments that contributed to success. From Scratch provides listeners with a first-hand view of the entrepreneurial life. These conversations with industry leaders will inform and inspire those contemplating and initiating their own ventures.