Shows

Local Shows from WFDD

Nationally Syndicated Shows

1A

Every day, host Joshua Johnson convenes a conversation about the most important issues of our time.

All Things Considered

Hosted by Michael Burke

In-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Every weekday, hear two hours of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special - sometimes quirky - features.

All Things Considered website

American Routes

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 rock and pop, avant-garde and classical. 

 

Ask Me Another

Ask Me Another brings the lively spirit and healthy competition of your favorite trivia night right to your ears. With a rotating cast of funny people, puzzle writers and VIP guests, it features the wit of host Ophira Eisenberg, the music of house musician Jonathan Coulton, and rambunctious trivia games, all played in front of a live audience.

Bullseye

Bullseye is a public radio show about what's good in popular culture. With a keen editorial eye, Bullseye sifts the wheat from the chaff, and brings you hot culture picks, in-depth interviews with the most revered and revolutionary creative people and irreverent original comedy.

Fresh Air

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

Fresh Air website

Here and Now

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 the morning and adds important conversations on public policy and foreign affairs, science and technology, and the arts: film, theater, music, food, and more.

Hidden Brain

Millions of people have heard Shankar Vedantam's engaging reports on social science research on NPR shows like Morning Edition and his top podcast Hidden Brain. Shankar now brings his signature knowledge, wit and sense of humor to this new one-hour weekly program, airing Saturdays at 3:00pm.

It's Been A Minute

If you are exhausted by the news but can't seem to focus on anything else, this new weekly show with former NPR political reporter Sam Sanders will help. It's Been a Minute is an irreverent, casual space to process the pace of current events and get introduced to new favorites in music, TV and more. It's a wrap of the week paired with deep dive interviews with musicians, actors, and newsmakers.

Live From Here

Live from Here with Chris Thile is a Saturday-night destination for audiences everywhere. This variety show features a unique blend of musical performances, comedy and audience interaction. Acclaimed musician and songwriter Chris Thile welcomes a wide range of well-known and up-and-coming talent to share the stage and create a beautiful listening experience.

Live in Studio A

Hosted by David Ford and Eddie Garcia

Join host David Ford and some of the Triad's best musicians as the WFDD studio is transformed into an intimate live venue for some electrifying performances. Jam with the Piedmont's premier artists from Blues to Bach and beyond, Live in Studio A during the second half of Triad Arts Weekend!

Marketplace

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 Coast, Marketplace  is noted for its timely, relevant and accessible coverage of business, economics and personal finance. 

Mountain Stage

For more than 30 years, Mountain Stage with Larry Groce has been the home of live music on public radio. Produced in West Virginia and distributed by NPR, each two hour episode of Mountain Stage can be heard every week on more than 150 stations across America, and around the world via NPR Music and mountainstage.org.

On Point

Go behind the headlines: From the economy and healthcare to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point talks with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.

On Point website

Only A Game

There's the sports world and there's the rest of the world; NPR brings them together on Only A Game.

Performance Today

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 APM studios, and from concert stages around the country, along with classical music news and features.

Planet Money & How I Built This

Planet Money explains the economy with playful storytelling and Peabody award-winning deep dive, roll up your sleeves journalism. The team includes Robert Smith, Jacob Goldstein, Stacey Vanek Smith, Noel King, Ailsa Chang and Kenny Malone.

RadioLab

Radiolab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radiolab experiments with sound and style, allowing science to fuse with culture, and information to sound like music.  

Reveal

Reveal is the Peabody Award-winning investigative journalism program for public radio from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX.

The mission of The Center for Investigative Reporting is to engage and empower the public through investigative journalism and groundbreaking storytelling in order to spark action, improve lives and protect our democracy.

Sunday Baroque

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.

Sunday Baroque website

TED Radio Hour

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 deepest thinkers and innovators are invited to give the 18-minute "talk of their lives."

The World

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 website

Triad Arts

Triad Arts provided interviews and insight into the Piedmont Triad's rich artistic community from 2004 to 2016. Archival episodes from 2013-2016 can be found below. Triad Arts stories broadcast prior to 2013 are stored in the WFDD Archives.

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

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.

Lose the lightning fill-in-the-blank round on Saturday? No worries!  There's a second chance to hear Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! every weekend -- Sundays at 2 p.m.