Arabiyaat is a podcast that explores the news of the day through Arab and Middle Eastern viewpoints. A unique source you won’t find anywhere else!

Bay Area Theater

During the Corona Virus lockdown, new podcasts will go live Sunday afternoons. A podcast of theater reviews by Richard Wolinsky that air on KPFA’s Up Front, Arts-Waves and Talkies programs, plus additional unaired reviews by Richard Wolinsky and C.S. Soong. Also: interviews with Bay Area artistic directors, as well as performers, playwrights, directors and others in the local theatrical industry. Review air dates can be found:

Birth Bruja

You are listening to the Birth Bruja Podcast. Radical, transformative, empowering birthwork in all its nuances.  Reproductive justice, racial justice, reclaiming ancestral wisdom, decolonizing the birth space- here, my friends… we go deep. Join us each month as we chat with activists, scholars, healers, community wellness workers, birthing folk and beyond to explore topics from their roots to their leaves. The Birth Bruja Podcast is produced by the We Rise cultural production collective. Check out more We Rise podcasts on Area 941, Feral Visions and We Rise.

California In Flux

A podcast that focuses on how climate change is affecting California’s people, places and things. Join Mukta Patil as she travels across the Golden State to solve the puzzle of how we are trying to face and fight extreme weather, rising temperatures, drought and wildfires. California In Flux includes conversations with scientists, farmers, entrepreneurs and policy makers in California and the United States in an attempt to understand one of the greatest challenges of our times.

Did You Hear?

Many of our most interesting and informative conversations begin with the phrase “did you hear?” The “Did You Hear?” podcast seeks to be a source of that kind of thought-provoking information that you just can’t wait to share. “Did You Hear?” will cover news, politics, culture and the arts with curiosity and an eagerness to know and share information. A recurring segment on “Did You Hear?” will be “707 Corner.” It’ll be a periodic in-depth look at a fascinating issue happening in the North Bay — a special corner of our corner of the world – the “707 Corner.”

Don't Believe The Hype

KPFA’s Political History  Collection In these perilous times, a grounding in history from KPFA events and interviews. NOTE THIS PAGE IS INCOMPLETE WILL BE DONE SOON!

East Bay Yesterday

East Bay Yesterday is a podcast that gathers, shares and celebrates stories from Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond and other towns throughout Alameda and Contra Costa

End Of Life

In 2016–17, JoAnn Mar produced a series of six short feature-length reports on different aspects of care at the end of life. The topics covered are advance care planning, palliative care, advance directives, physician-assisted dying, death goes public (about death cafés and death-over-dinner events), and music at the end of life. In 2018, I added two reports on the issues of end-of-life care for minorities—African Americans, Asians, and Latinos. The first four reports were made possible by the Association of Health Care Journalists, KALW, and The Commonwealth Fund. The sixth report (on music) was made possible by New America Media,...

Feral Visions

Welcome to Feral Visions, a decolonial feminist radio hour brought to you by Liberation Spring! Tune in for consciousness-raising, analysis, current affairs, and unlearning from some of the most provocative visionaries in our movements. Please donate at! Feral Visions is produced by the We Rise cultural production collective. Find our other podcasts on Area941, Birth Bruja and We Rise.

Henry Rios Mysteries

Lay Your Sleeping Head is the first novel in the Henry Rios Mystery series, written by Michael Nava. Henry Rios is a gay, Mexican-American criminal defense lawyer living in the fictional town of Linden, California in 1982. A time when there is no internet, peoples smoke in bars and airplanes, most gay men are closeted and no one has heard of AIDS. The Henry Rios Mystery podcast was adapted, directed and produced by Michael Nava.

It's Going Down

IGDcast is a weekly podcast produced by It’s Going Down which features interviews with participants in social movements, struggles, rebellions, projects, thinkers, and organizers. Check out for daily news updates and ways to support!

KPFA's Abolish Racism Audio Collection

Esteemed voices of our time from KPFA’s author event archive, speaking about the history and current manifestation of racial inequity in our society and steps forward toward change. Listen, learn and be inspired! Copy the link below to your podcast app:

Radio Wolinsky

During the lockdown, a new podcast will go live every Sunday afternoon. A podcast featuring extended interviews and discussions from the Bookwaves and Arts-Waves programs on KPFA, interviews and discussions with KPFA producers and hosts, and extended archive interviews from the Probabilities series over the past thirty years. Literature, theater, film, the visual arts: in-depth interviews from a progressive and artistic viewpoint, with long-time KPFA/Pacifica host Richard Wolinsky. New podcasts are generally weekly, though not always.

Special Series: HIV and AIDS in the black community

While some communities celebrate the “end” of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, others are seeing the crisis grow — and intersect with bigger social justice challenges. For World AIDS Day, UpFront co-host Cat Brooks interviews people on the front lines of confronting HIV/AIDS in the black community. This series originally aired on UpFront, which airs weekday mornings at 7:am Pacific on KPFA. You can subscribe to the show as a podcast through Apple Podcasts or by pasting this link into any podcast app that doesn’t have us listed.

The Fertile Void

The Fertile Void Podcast Travel the worlds between the worlds with your host Carrie Katz, aka Midnight Rose, as she guides you through the liminal spaces of the unknown with original stories, interviews, and sonic landscapes. The concept of The Fertile Void exists in cultures around the world and shows up in philosophy, religion and spirituality, psychology, biology, ritual, architecture, mythology, art and music, and beyond. It is the threshold where what has existed before no longer exists, but the new is not yet formed. Things can feel chaotic as life and identity as we know it becomes unraveled, and...

The Occasional Scoop

The Occasional Scoop is a collection of Wes “Scoop” Nisker’s non-habitual, random rants emitted when the inspiration arises from the forces in the universe to speak through him, especially on American official holidays.

The Tom and Tim Show

Tom Ammiano, former California State senator and Tim Redmond, editor of 48 Hills meet up each week to yack it up over the twists and turns of San Francisco politics and beyond.

UpFront Tech

UpFront Tech is a podcast of political conversations about technology and the tech industry. We explore how new tech affects our brains, our relationships, our society and our politics; how tech companies affect the distribution of wealth and power, and how they’re transforming specific places — like the San Francisco Bay Area, where we live. We don’t just ask what the future looks like — we ask what it should look like, and how to get there.

We Rise

We Rise brings you stories, interviews, and music to nourish our imaginations in service of collective liberation. Guided by Toni Cade Bambara’s call to make the revolution irresistible, each show explores the practice of solidarity in today’s freedom movements. Brought to you by We Rise Cultural Production.

Rick Perlstein, who has devoted four sweeping books to chronicling the rise of the right in American politics. The first, Before The Storm, covers Barry Goldwater, the insurgent Republican primary candidate who galvanized a generation of movement conservatives. The second, Nixonland, covers the president who looked like he would be the end of the Republican Party. And … Continued

In this episode of “Did You Hear?” author Tom Nichols talks about his new book “The Death of Expertise.” It’s a well-thought out treatment of how the internet has given rise to a culture of distrust of experts. Knowledge gained from years of study and research can sometimes give way to wild theories spun online without evidence to back them up. “Alternative facts,” argues Nichols, can supplant actual facts and the result can be a danger to our health, our social cohesion and our democracy.

Cover photo: On Lok Senior Community Center. In the preceding report, we described how many African-Americans lack access to basic comfort care at the end of life—hospice and palliative services that can ease pain and suffering during the dying process. The obstacles are even greater for Asians, Latinos, and other ethnic minorities. Language barriers and … Continued

With the rains just lifting the dense smoke in the SF Bay Area, some might be reminded of the nourishment of life in balance. The massive fires, in both Northern and Southern California, were devastating. Wildfires though they are, their intensity is a result of global warming brought on by uncontained, disproportionate & extractive economic … Continued

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