Alice Walker, Studs Terkel and Howard Zinn

A newly digitized KPFA event recorded on February 14th, 1998 in Berkeley


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. New and recent interviews focused primarily on local Bay Area theatre venues, with playwrights, actors, directors and artistic directors, hosted by KPFA theatre critic Richard Wolinsky. Pre-pandemic podcasts also feature theatre reviews by Richard Wolinsky along with interviews conducted by KPFA associate theatre critic C.S. Soong. Dates of theatre reviews can be found at

Big Picture Ideas

The Best of Against the Grain

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 Ballot Breakdown

If you’re slogging through a California ballot packet the size of a phonebook, we’re here to help! We’ll be posting pro-con debates on high-stakes ballot propositions, interviews with candidates for offices that will shape the politics of the state, and special reports on everything from how the pandemic’s changing voting, to where big money’s flowing into small offices. Subscribe with Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, or by pasting this link into any podcast player.

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.

Chris Hedges Digital Speech Collection

The moral life is a matter of circumstances.

COVID, Race and Democracy

COVID, RACE AND DEMOCRACY is a national weekly show from Pacifica Radio, a collective effort by producers from across the Pacifica Radio Network.

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.”

Digital Alan Watts Greatest Hits Collection

A carefully curated collection of Alan Watts wisdom.

Don't Believe The Hype

KPFA’s Political History  Collection In these perilous times, a grounding in history from KPFA events and interviews.  

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.

Honoring Our Warriors

KPFA celebrates our 72nd birthday with an audio collection of indigenous, spiritual and social justice warriors who are a part of KPFA’s broadcast history. (Photo by Tim Foster on Unsplash)

Jennifer Stone

The best of KPFA’s iconic monologist, Jennifer Stone.

Knowledge is Power

Special voices of Black History from KPFA’s cache of illustrious past public events.

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:

Letters & Politics US History Collection

Mitch Jesserich curates a collection of his in-depth interviews on US History

Mondays with Mitch

A weekly preview of what’s going down in the nation’s capitol with Mitch Jeserich former Washington D.C. correspondent for Pacifica.

Philosophy and the Good Life: an Against the Grain collection

A special compilation of in-depth interviews with noted thinkers about how to find meaning and fulfillment in everyday life. Host: C. S. Soong.

Radio Wolinsky

During the pandemic, a new podcast will go live every Sunday. A podcast featuring extended interviews and discussions from the Bookwaves and Arts-Waves programs on KPFA, and extended archive interviews from the Probabilities series over the past forty years. Literature, theater, film, the visual arts: in-depth interviews from a progressive and artistic viewpoint, with long-time KPFA/Pacifica host Richard Wolinsky.

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.

Telling the Story

KPFA’s Spring Drive 2021 special audio offering. Thank you and enjoy!

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 Legacy of Lawrence Ferlinghetti

KPFA’s collection of Lawrence Ferlinghetti readings and interviews.

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.

Trickster Training Collection

The Compassionate Trickster Experimental Juju Mystery School. Recordings from Caroline Casey’s weekly Trickster Training Council Series. Click here for the Trickster Companion pdf

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.

UpFront's Black History Pack

A collection of interviews illuminating deep Black History with UpFront’s Friday host Jeannine Etter.

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.

Part I of this newly digitized event recorded by KPFA on February 13th, 2000, in support of Leonard Peltier including: Winona LaDuke, Mumia Abu Jamal, Lawrence Ferlinghetti reading a selection from Ramsey Clark‘s preface to Leonard’s book, Prison Writings, Peter Coyote also reading from Prison Writings, Joy Harjo, Bobbie Castilo, Bear Lincoln, Agnus Patak, Brian Tripp, Gerald … Continued

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network has called for all organizations in support of Palestinian liberation to endorse the “Days of Resistance”, in occupied Palestine and internationally, August 7-9, 2020. In response, Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM) chapters and many organizations across the nation are participating in actions throughout this weekend. This program was curated to go … Continued

Proposition 22, the push to lock gig drivers into permanent independent contractor status, has spent more money than any ballot initiative campaign in state history. The gig companies financing it are also using their apps to advertise, arm-twist, and cajole. Ariel Boone has a report on how that’s changing the terrain of campaign. PLUS: Puzzled … Continued

The speech by Pastor Mike McBride was given the day the DA in Louisville Kentucky announced the Grand Jury ruling around the Breanna Taylor case.  Pastor Mike was not only speaking about the case but talking directly to elected officials who refused to pass laws to reign in rogue police. This speech was part of … Continued

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

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