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May

Hilton Als in Conversation with Saskia Hamilton and Kathleen Chalfant

The Way We Live Now: Hilton Als and America’s Poets

Join The New Yorker's Hilton Als as he continues his residency exploring the ways poets and poetry reflect contemporary American life.

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Radiolab Presents: The World’s Smartest Animal

The team at Radiolab leads a special game show on animal intelligence. The contestants: science writers Dan Engber and Laurel Braitman, podcast host Tracy Clayton and Drunk Science co-host Jordan Mendoza. The judges: Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich and a highly trained dog.

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The Takeaway: Politics with Amy Walter

On the one year anniversary of the launch of Politics with Amy Walter, Amy hosts a debate about the electoral college. Guests include The New York Times's Jamelle Bouie, Carrie Dann, political editor for NBC News, Ruy Teixeira of the Center for American Progress and Allen Guelzo of the Civil War Era Studies Program at Gettysburg College.

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New York Guitar Festival: A Celebration of the Music of Memphis Minnie

The New York Guitar Festival

On its 20th anniversary, the festival celebrates the supremely influential and pioneering guitarist. Featuring short sets by Fantastic Negrito, Kaia Kater, Rafiq Bhatia and Amythyst Kiah. Hosted by New Sounds' John Schaefer

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June

Classical Up Close: Beatrice Rana, Teddy Abrams, Stefan Jackiw

Classical Up Close

Join us for another spectacular concert featuring members of WQXR's annual list of artists-to-watch. Featuring pianist Beatrice Rana, pianist Teddy Abrams with cellist Oliver Herbert and violinist Stefan Jackiw.

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Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly

Podcast Mixtape

Jim DeRogatis, music critic and author of Soulless, #MeToo founder Tarana Burke and writer Jamilah Lemieux discuss the R&B superstar's pattern of predatory behavior, the people who enabled him and the activism and reporting that prompted a reckoning.  

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Midday Masterpieces: Violinist Brian Hong

WQXR's Midday Masterpieces

Hear a rising star from The Juilliard School perform selections from classical music’s best-loved composers.

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44 Charlton: PRIDE!

44 Charlton: A Variety Show

On this show: New York singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Stephin Merritt, comedian Bowen Yang and rapper Nappy Nina!

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If These Ovaries Could Talk – Live Podcast Taping

Podcast Mixtape

The hilarious podcast where two lesbians chat about non-traditional families and making babies when you’re outside of a heterosexual relationship returns to our stage, just in time for Pride! Featuring special guest, comedian Jessica Kirson.

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WQXR Celebrates Pride

Featuring performances by Met Opera star Anthony Roth Costanzo; cellist Hannah Collins; pianist Steven Blier together with tenor Scott Murphree; pianist Sara Davis Buechner, and members of the New York City Gay Men's Chorus. Hosted by Tobin Low of the WNYC Studios podcast Nancy

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