As of February 14, 2015, WAMU 88.5 no longer offers Intersection HD-3, and 88.3 Ocean City broadcasts the same program schedule as 88.5.

WAMU 88.5 airs programs that we produce as well as programs from National Public Radio (NPR), Public Radio International (PRI), American Public Media (APM), the BBC, and other broadcasters from around the world. All times are Eastern Time (ET).

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Every weekday, All Things Considered hosts Audie Cornish, Kelly McEvers, Ari Shapiro, and Robert Siegel present the program's trademark mix of news, interviews, commentaries, reviews and offbeat features.
This informative and irreverent current affairs program calls and interviews newsmakers.
Ask Me Another brings the lively spirit and healthy competition of your favorite trivia night right to your ears.
BBC's flagship program from London, providing the latest news and interviews with newsmakers, eyewitnesses, correspondents and analysts.
The international radio news service of the BBC.
This irreverent talk show hosted by Tom & Ray Magliozzi is about much more than car maintenance.
The Big Broadcast offers listeners priceless recordings of popular radio programs from the '30s, '40s and '50s.
For more than 25 years, The Diane Rehm Show has offered listeners thoughtful and lively conversations on an array of topics with many of the most distinguished people of our times. The Friday edition includes Diane's two-hour "News Roundup."
Welcome to The Dinner Party Download, a fast and funny hour of culture, food and conversation: “public radio’s arts & leisure section.” In every episode you’ll learn a joke … bone up on an odd bit of history and then wash it down with a themed cocktail recipe… meet artists of note (for...
Door to Door is Metro Connection's weekly trip around the region.
Freakonomics Radio is an award-winning podcast and public-radio project that melds pop culture with economics.
Host Terry Gross opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics.
A live production of NPR and WBUR Boston, in collaboration with public radio stations across the country including the WAMU news team, Here & Now reflects the fluid world of news as it’s happening in the middle of the day, with timely, smart and in-depth news, interviews and conversation.
From 8 until 11 p.m., the air is filled with vintage jazz, swing, and big band recordings as host Rob Bamberger spotlights music from the '20s, '30s, and '40s.
Host Maureen Fiedler provides engaging and informative discussion on the key public issues of our day through the lenses of many different faith perspectives.
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 her public radio show Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired. Celebrated artists discuss their creative process and how their passion...
Kojo Nnamdi's live magazine program highlights news, political issues, and social trends of the day. The Friday edition of the show includes "The Politics Hour."
Host Maria Hinojosa presents NPR's "Latino USA," a weekly radio journal of news and culture from a Latino perspective.
Kai Ryssdal hosts this award-winning, daily magazine on business and economics news "for the rest of us."
Morning business news from American Public Media.
Marketplace Weekend brings the week’s economic headlines home by looking at those matters with wit and wisdom. The weekly, hour-long program offers a mix of feature stories and segments to help people better understand the economic world around them.
Renée Montagne and Steve Inskeep host NPR's morning news magazine.
True stories that dissolve socio-economic barriers, expose vulnerabilities, and quietly suggest ways to overcome challenges and see with new eyes.
The New Yorker Radio Hour is a weekly program presented by the magazine’s editor, David Remnick, and produced by WNYC Studios and The New Yorker.
On Being With Krista Tippett  is public radio's conversation about religion, meaning, ethics, and ideas.
While maintaining the civility and fairness that are the hallmarks of public radio, On The Media examines the impact the media has on our lives, tackling sticky issues with a frankness and transparency that has built trust with listeners.
A hybrid of a talk program and a news-magazine, On Point puts each day's news into context and provides a lively forum for discussion and debate.
Every Friday at noon, The Politics Hour connects you to your community -- interviewing news-makers and delving beyond the headlines to help you understand how government actions affect your life.
The only live music and variety show aired nationwide today.
Sunday evenings are dedicated to special in-house productions, timely local election coverage, and experimental programming such as the patchwork of sounds of the New York-based Radio Lab.
Radiolab is a show where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries between science, philosophy and human experience are blurred.
Reveal is the Peabody Award-winning investigative journalism program for public radio.
Ira Flatow hosts this science-focused call-in show every Friday afternoon.
Snap Judgment is a themed, weekly NPR storytelling show. We focus on presenting compelling personal stories - mixing tall tales with killer beats to produce cinematic, dramatic radio.
StoryCorps and WAMU 88.5 are teaming up to record and broadcast the stories of the D.C. region's diverse listening population.
Host Kurt Andersen takes a look at arts and culture.
TED Radio Hour, a new program from NPR and TED, is a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create.
Ira Glass hosts this show that features documentary-like stories about everyday life.
Peter Sagal hosts this weekly news quiz show. Each week 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.
Scott Simon hosts NPR's weekend morning newsmagazine.
This program has covered newsmakers and artists, scientists and politicians, music makers of all kinds, writers, thinkers, theologians and all manner of news events since 1987.
With Good Reason features in-depth interviews with leading scholars from Virgina's public universities about topics from the expanding universe to winemaking, and everything else in between.
Host Marco Werman take an in-depth look at the international news agenda and the issues behind the headlines from BBC correspondents across the world.
Garrison Keillor recounts the highlights of the day in history and reads a short poem or two.
Our second channel, WAMU's Bluegrass Country, is available on HD Radio at 88.5-2 and online at

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Each week, host Al Steiner brings us three hours and a great mix of bluegrass, country and American roots music.
Produced in New Orleans, American Routes explores the shared stylistic and cultural threads of our nation's music and how they are distinguished, including blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical.
Americana Breakdown offers music for people who like country music and plenty for those who don’t. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, host Art Hanson plays a mix of bluegrass, country, country rock and Americana.
Dave Higgs brings listeners an emotionally charged, heartrending, paint-peeling, splinter-kicking one hour bluegrass show.
Hosted by Phil Nusbaum, the Bluegrass Review presents bluegrass in an engaging, entertaining and informative package.
Produced in Oakland, Cal., Peter Thompson brings you an hour-long themed show filled with classic as well as recent bluegrass releases, background information and lots of music from the "left coast."
The Brad Kolodner Show features a mix of contemporary and progressive bluegrass with the occasional dose of old time and American roots music.
Dick Spottswood highlights the many facets of folk culture in the United States on his two hour show.
Each week, WAMU's Bluegrass Country brings you exciting and diverse programs that highlight a particular artist or aspect of bluegrass.
Bill Foster brings us three hours of great bluegrass music from the traditional to the modern — in the road, and on the edge. A familiar voice on WAMU 88.5 since the early 1980’s, Bill delves into his extensive collection of bluegrass music including LPs, tapes, and CDs each month.
Gary Henderson, 1999 IBMA "Broadcast Personality of the Year" and co-founder of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine, has been involved in bluegrass programming at WAMU since 1967.
Hometown Special focuses on music from the late 1940s through to the early 1960s including everything from blues to bluegrass as well as R&B, vocal groups, country, rockabilly, gospel quartets and more. Whatever it takes to trace songs, performers, and record companies backwards and forwards through this dynamic period in American musical history.
Katy brings more than 25 years of radio experience to celebrate the music through interviews and features such as Musician's Tips and Gems of Bluegrass.
Lee has hosted bluegrass programs on WAMU 88.5's airwaves for over 25 years. He continues his tradition of spinning contemporary bluegrass for you, live in the studio, each weekday. His Saturday program focuses on the great singer/songwriters in bluegrass and acoustic music.
Mountain Stage is an internationally-distributed weekly, two-hour live performance music radio program produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting featuring some of the world’s greatest artists in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere with a live-broadcast edge. Mountain Stage blends studio quality with live performance before a theater audience. Each program features four or five guests.
Every week Mike Kear broadcasts his show, Music From Foggy Hollow, on Sydney's Hawkesbury Radio and then packages it up and ships it to us.
Host Lisa Kay Howard spins 3 hours of contemporary and traditional bluegrass and gives listeners a peek into the local bluegrass scene.
Banjo player and old time enthusiast Rosemarie Nielsen highlights the genre that preceded bluegrass; old time.
This Bluegrass Country show features a rotating cast of hosts and themes.
The only live music and variety show aired nationwide today.
Join Ramona Martinez each Wednesday at noon for three hours of traditional bluegrass and country music. From honky tonk shuffles to Appalachian fiddle tunes, you’ll hear hand-picked selections from out of print LPs and classic chart toppers.
Host Gary Henderson presents your favorite bluegrass gospel numbers in the professional and dignified manner they deserve.
Fiona Ritchie hosts this celtic music program.
Texas Fred the Zydeco Cowboy presents two live hours of Cajun and Zydeco music.
Archivist John Tanner presents gems from WAMU’s past, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. weeknights. Revisit old friends and hear shows from Ray Davis, Fred Bartenstein and Dick Spottswood while learning musical history from these legendary broadcasters. Monday: Ray Davis Tuesday: Dick Spottswood...