Programs A-Z

Recorded live every Saturday,  A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music, and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon."

Triad Arts: Weekdays at 5:44 pm
WFDD Business Report: Fridays at 5:30 pm

In-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Every weekday, hear two...

American Routes is a weekly two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music — blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots...

The BBC World Service: News and culture with an international perspective.

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Sit down with celebrated host Bob Edwards as he talks with the most fascinating entertainers, newsmakers, writers and regular folks with a story to tell. Al Gore, Yo-Yo Ma, John Updike and George Clooney have all dropped by the show, which...

Imagine the Marx Brothers answering questions about automobiles. Picture Monty Python trying to imitate car noises. Think of A.J. Foyt telling someone how to open the car hood. Mix it all up, throw in a little Smothers Brothers, and you've got...

Classical music is available 24 hours a day on WFDD-2 - listen online here

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The Dinner Party Download is a show about everything excellent in culture, from the company that brings you A Prairie Home Companion and Marketplace. Think public radio-meets-Vanity Fair.

In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano &...

Opening the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. 

Stay up-to-date with the news between Morning Edition and All Things Considered.  Here & Now combines the best in news journalism with intelligent, broad-ranging conversation to form a fast-paced program that updates the news from...

Join us for music selected and hosted by legendary jazz expert Bob Parlocha.

Jazz with Bob...

NPR brings you today's best jazz artists in performance on stages around the world.

JazzSet website: playlists and more<...

Steinway recording artist and Wake Forest University Professor of Music Peter Kairoff has performed as piano and harpsichord soloist all over the world, and he brings his talent, knowledge, and accessible style to Triad Arts Weekend

Marketplace gives in-depth focus on the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy, and wider events linked to the financial markets. The only national daily business news program originating from the West...

Our mission is simple: Marketplace Weekend will connect you to the world of money.

What does that mean? We’re going to explore all parts of our economic world. What's happening here, around the world, in your wallet and in your life. My...

5:51: Marketplace Morning Report
7:51: Marketplace Morning Report
8:35: Triad Arts
8:51: Marketplace Morning Report

Waking up is hard to do, but it’s easier with NPR’s Morning Edition. Hosts...

Hear provocative voices and passionate discussion as Tom confronts the stories that are at the center of what is important in the world today. Leaving no perspective unchallenged, On Point digs past the surface and into the core of a subject,...

Featuring timely recordings that can't be heard anywhere else, recent performances by the great artists of our time and by the next generation of classical artists, from concert halls around the globe. Plus interviews and performances from the...

Radio Camp is a week-long, summer enrichment day camp for middle school students interested in technology, journalism, and the exciting world of radio!

Over the week, students learn the basics of audio recording in the studio and "in the...

Follow a portal to another world -- where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. Radiolab.org

Each week on Real People, Real Stories, 88.5 WFDD brings you the thoughts and perspectives of North Carolinians who are staying connected with the community and the world.

If you have a story to share on Real People, Real...

Riverwalk Jazz educates audiences around the world to the value and excitement of an American art form — Classic Jazz.

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SciWorks Radio, a joint creation of 88.5 WFDD and SciWorks, is a fun and informative look at the role science plays in our lives. In this weekly module, we...

Sound Opinions is a one-stop-shop for smart and engaging music criticism and conversation.

Each week, hosts and nationally respected rock critics Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis talk about pop culture and music...

Dave Goren, Executive Director of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association & Hall of Fame, shares his thoughts and insights into sports issues of the day.

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Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 from PRI and WNYC is a smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts.

Each week, Kurt Andersen introduces you to the people who are creating and...

Sunday Baroque is a celebration of beloved and appealing music from the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it. Sunday Baroque offers great performances of their work by yesterday's and today's best performers.

TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions and new ways to think and create.

Each episode includes riveting excerpts from the renowned TED stage where some of the world's...

Every week, 88.5 WFDD speaks with Justin Catanoso, contributing writer with the Business Journal and director of the journalism program at Wake Forest University, about events and developments affecting the Piedmont Triad's economy.

Each week, listeners across the country and around the world tune in for a lively mix of current events and public affairs programming that ranges from hard news analysis of politics and international affairs to in-depth examinations of...

The Tavis Smiley Show is a high-energy exchange of views, information, and insight hosted by Tavis Smiley. The one-hour weekly show offers a unique blend of news and newsmakers in expanded conversations, along with feature reports and regular...

PRI's The World is a one-hour, weekday radio news magazine offering a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe.

The World...

This American Life is just that... there's a theme to each episode, and a variety of stories on that theme. It's mostly true stories of everyday people (though not always). 

Join 88.5 WFDD's David Ford every weekday for interviews and insight into the Piedmont Triad's rich artistic community.

Triad Arts Weekend brings you a full hour of arts --...

Triad Arts Weekend host David Ford explores the creative process behind an infectious melody, moving drama, evocative poem and much more with the local and visiting artists who enrich our lives here in the Piedmont Triad.

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...

Missed All Things Considered this week? Don't sweat it! Here's the best of what you might've missed, from in-depth cover stories to quirky science, from thought-provoking author interviews to rockin' performance chats.

The program wraps up the week's news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories.

The program wraps up the week's news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories.

Sacred music that spans the full range of Western classical music, from the Gothic period through the 21st century, with occasional surprises from non-western traditions.

With...