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The Programs

Updated 09/06/22

Every one of our KDX programs has a story. Let me start by telling you about programs that aren't on KDX. In our pre-stream days I checked the web for streaming stations and discovered KPAH, located in Pahrump, Nevada. More than anything else the novel programming on this station convinced me that internet radio was something different and offered a new testament, in a secular manner of speaking.

The programs on KDX fill two main categories: Talk programs that range through secular skeptic science topics, news and humor; and music programs spanning century old popular music to centuries old classical music.

Not all of the programs available to KDX and shown on this Programs Table are currently scheduled.

Some scheduled programs on KDX may not yet be shown on this Program Table.

Category I  :  Talk

Allan Weiner Worldwide (not always available) is hosted by the founder, owner and manager of international shortwave station WBCQ, The Planet, dubbed by many the "real" Voice of America, providing talk radio that rides the edge of our society with programming that will challenge the minds of people who want more out of their radio. The program originates in Monticello, Maine. Webcast on KDX by direct permission of Allan Weiner.

American Freethought serves freethinkers of every stripe: atheists, agnostics, skeptics, secular humanists, brights and rationalists. In addition to perennial concerns like reason vs. religion and separation of church and state, hosts John C. Snider and David Driscoll also cover science, politics, philosophy, the arts and social issues. Presented with permission;

Atheist Experience -
The Atheist Experience is a weekly cable access television show in Austin, Texas geared at a non-atheist audience. Every week we field live calls from atheists and believers alike, and you never know what you're going to get! The Atheist Experience is produced by the Atheist Community of Austin. The Atheist Community of Austin is organized as a nonprofit educational corporation to develop and support the atheist community, to provide opportunities for socializing and friendship, to promote secular viewpoints, to encourage positive atheist culture, to defend the first amendment principle of state-church separation, to oppose discrimination against atheists and to work with other organizations in pursuit of common goals. Personality hosts include Matt Dillahunty, Russell Glasser, Don Baker, Jeff Dee, Tracie Harris, John Iacoletti, Jen Peeples and Martin Wagner;

Big Picture Science - A major science program from SETI with Seth Shostak and Molly Bentley;

Blare OnAir and the new Blare OnAir Lite is the KDX bulletin board rigmarole, a kind of Mandala of Words, hosted by lost cause specialist Carl Blare in discussion of programs, technology, inside stories and the philosophy of existence in the world. Listener comment- "Carl Blare keeps getting better if you can make it through the part before that starts happening." And, here's what imaginary people say: "He talks too much, really doesn't have much to say, but at least he seems to enjoy it."and "He takes both sides in the argument and loses both sides." Leading scientists declare Blare OnAir an "In Body Experience." Blare OnAir has been selected by I.P.R. as an example of "inane humor in the form of a radio accident." From The Far Away Signal Company;

Books and Ideas was begun as a program of mini-book reviews exploring history, philosophy, science, science fiction and, rarely, politics. Hosted by Dr. Ginger Campbell, also the host of the Brain Science podcast, Books and Ideas has evolved to include interviews with interesting guests.
On KDX by permission;
Ginger M.D.
Brain Science hosted by Dr. Ginger Campbell, an emergency physician with a longtime interest in mind-body medicine, the brain, and consciousness. In her Brain Sience program Dr. Campbell shares recent discoveries in neuroscience in a way that people of all backgrounds can enjoy. She believes that understanding how the brain works gives us insight into what makes us human. She's also committed to showing how the scientific method has unravelled many long-standing mysteries. On KDX with permission;

Janine Jackson
Counterspin is the weekly program of FAIR: Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, heard on 125 non-commercial stations. FAIR is a national media watch group presenting criticism of media bias and censorship. Hosts include Janine Jackson, Steve Remdall and Peter Hart. Creative Commons Licensed;

Democracy Now! is a national daily, independent award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S. DN! is broadcast on Pacifica, NPR, community and college radio stations, public access, PBS, and satellite. DN!s podcast is one of the most popular on the web. Democracy Now!'s War and Peace Reports provide rarely heard people and perspectives from a studio in New York City. Not currently carried on KDX;


EXTINCTION TALK RADIO -- Rev. Billy and the Church of StopShopping live weekly call in show. 646-299-3019;

FPP Radio News is a daily 5 minute radio news program heard on several online radio networks and low power radio stations across the country! 

Free Energy Now, now called This Week in Free Energy (no longer available), hosted by Sterling Allen explores cutting-edge, clean energy technologies in depth, talking about how the technology works, what the potential ramifications are for world energy needs, how it compares to other renewable energy solutions and where the company, Pure Energy Systems (PES), presently is in the process of implementing the technology. This program is presented in the public interest and is not a commercial endorsement. Webcast on KDX by direct permission of Sterling Allen;

Ian and MarkYou Control
Free Talk Live- talk radio where you are in control, hosts Ian Freeman and Mark Edge with sometimes Julia and other regulars. What's on your mind? Unlike those right-wing or left-liberal extremist shows, FTL is talk radio ANYONE can take control of. FTL is the next generation of issues oriented talk. What is the meaning of freedom? This show is about liberty with a capital L,  from The Liberty Radio Networ in Keene, New Hampshire, webcast on KDX by direct permission of Ian Freeman;

Dan Barker & Annie Laurie GaylorDan and Annie LaurieFreethought
Freethought Radio produced by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Annie Laurie Gaylor and Bob Barker, co-presidents and hosts. The FFRF is concerned with upholding separation of church and state. FTR serves free thinkers comprising around 18% of the U.S. population. The programs include interviews with scholars, authors and performers and are done with good humor. FTR recently expanded from its Madison, Wisconsin roots to be heard  nationally on Air America Network until the Network closed in 2010. Webcast on KDX by direct permission of Annie Laurie Gaylor;

George Hrab Geologicpodcat
Geologic - Presenting George Hrab and the Geologic Universe wherein George Hrab spends quality microphone time sharing his wordly life experience, thoughts, beliefs, disbeliefs and humorous observations with musical asides. After hearing Mr. Hrab as a guest on The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe we, the KDX team, submitted our request for permission to air Geologic and Mr. Hrab was at once agreeable to sharing his program with KDX Worldround Radio.
CAVEAT: Every once in awhile something might get said of a certain nature, less couth than at other times;

Groks Science is a weekly science program produced at KALX in Berkeley, California. Each week the hosts, Dr. Charles Lee and Dr. Frank Ling, take an in depth look at recent events in the world of science and technology. Each episode features an interview with a leading scientist, researcher, or industrialist, discussing work in their field. The show often includes a humorous and entertaining segment. [Grok, verb. To perceive a subject so deeply that one no longer knows it, but rather understands it on a fundamental level. - Robert Heinlein, "Stranger In a Strange Land."] Webcast on KDX by direct permission of Drs. Lee and Ling;

Humanist Network News explores each month a different area of humanistic thought, from politics to pop culture. Humanism is a worldview which says that reason and science are the best ways to understand the world around us, and that dignity and compassion should be the basis for how we act toward others.
Editorial aside: Lutherans exhibit contempt for humanism by the same grimace Catholics use for pagans;

Intercepted - Radio program of Intercept news organization;

The Kicker - Radio program of the Columbia Journalism Review;

Law & Disorder
Law and Disorder Radio is a weekly independent program heard on the web and over-the-air radio giving listeners access to rare legal perspectives on issues concerning civil liberties, privacy, the right to dissent and the horrendous practices of torture being exercised by the U.S. government. The program examines the political forces and legislation that are moving the U.S. into a police state. The program is hosted by top progressive attorneys and activists including Heidi Boghosian and Michael Steven Smith, bringing a diverse line-up of guests ranging from grassroots activists to politically mindful authors. Permission granted for airing on KDX;

Harry Shearer
Le Show with Harry Shearer, a weekly romp through the worlds of media, politics and show business, leavened with an eclectic mix of mysterious music. Los Angeles Magazine perhaps best described Harry Shearer as "...a one-man renaissance assault force on the conventions of our culture and a much-needed antidote to the current gloom and doom." As side ventures Mr. Shearer starred in the feature film FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION and provides voices for THE SIMPSONS including  Mr. Burns, Smithers and others. Mr. Shearer recently released a motion picture from his home town, titled: "The Big Uneasy";

KDX Brand
The Low Power Hour hosted by Carl Blare featuring news and conversation about legal, license free, AM, FM, Longwave, Shortwave and Carrier Current broadcasting in the Homeland, formerly the U.S., under Part 15 of the FCC Rules, and worldwide under rules of host countries, welcoming hobbyists, professionals and equipment suppliers who pursue low power radio activities. The program is designed to increase public interest in building personal radio stations. The Low Power Hour has been heard on a large number of radio stations;

The Mischke Roadshow is a guided tour through life itself featuring conversations with people from all walks of life. Your host, T.D.Mischke, is a writer, musician and long-time talk-show host in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesaota (KSTP & WCCO). Presented on KDX by permission;

Ralph Nader Radio Hour -- This important weekly program is produced by KPFA in Los Angeles and presents highly informative expositions of current news, politics and Mr. Nader's special insight to our place in the world;

Night Noir
-- Launched Saturday October 29, 2022, an overall title for the various audio products featured on KDX outside of normal programming hours, including 'Disperse Dispatch', 'Dank 'n Dirty Dubz', 'Bing Satellites Mostly Ambient Radio Show', 'Tower Top Time in conjunction with KHZ', 'Railroad Sounds' and '333 Hz Test Tone'.;

The Onion Radio News from The Onion's award-winning 24-hour radio news network;

PHILOSOPHY TALK hosted by Stanford University professors John Perry and Josh Landy is a one-hour weekly on-going series of talk programs bringing a deeper grasp of issues and concepts typically presented unreflectively by commercial media with its psuedo experts and uncritical appeals to tradition. Too often, public conversation concerning topics of utmost importance is reduced to deceptive rhetoric or hidden fallacy. Critical thinking, a precondition of good citizenship, is vital to democracy, and it is the mission of PHILOSOPHY TALK to restore some of the dialectic sorely lacking in current public debate. PHILOSOPHY TALK is radio for people who think (and like to have fun while doing it!). Produced by Ben Manilla, book co-author with Dan Aykrod and Instructor of Radio Jouralism at UC Berkeley;

Point of InquiryPoint of Inquiry - Launched in 2005, Point of Inquiry is the premier podcast of the Center for Inquiry, drawing on CFI's relationship with the leading minds of the day including Nobel Prize-winning scientists, public intellectuals, social critics and thinkers, and renowned entertainers. Each episode combines incisive interviews, features and commentary focusing on CFI’s issues: religion, human values and the borderlands of science. Point of Inquiry explores CFI’s three research areas:

  1. Pseudoscience and the paranormal (Bigfoot, UFOs, psychics, communication with the dead, cryptozoology, etc.)
  2. Alternative medicine (faith healing, homeopathy, “healing touch,” the efficacy of prayer, etc.)
  3. Religion, humanism, and secularism (church-state separation, the effects and proper role of religion in society, the future of secularism and nonbelief, etc.)

Rotating hosts Chris Mooney, Karen Stollznow, and Robert Price bring engaging and thought-provoking interviews and commentary on a broad range of topics to each episode of Point of Inquiry.

Point of Inquiry is produced by Adam Isaak at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, N.Y.

Permission to stream from Mr. D. J. Grothe, recently president of the James Randi Educational Foundation;

The Public Domain is a vast cultural territory of musical, dramatic and literary work whose copyrights have elapsed or been set aside, and includes radio programs, recordings and audiobooks. Already the KDX public domain library has grown to thousands of precious hours which we share with the audience. Network broadcasts of Duke Ellington's music, phonograph recordings of Jean Goldkette's Orchestra and audiobooks of the essays of Arthur Schopenhauer, to name some examples of works in the public domain;

RADIO BOOKS brings readings of classic literature in the public domain from Librivox;

Radio Curious is a radio program now in its 25th year brings half hour interviews on a curiously wide array of topics concerning life and ideas.  Host and producer Barry Vogel, created what is now Radio Curious in 1991, while continuing the work be began in 1974 as an Attorney and Counselor in Ukiah, California, the county seat of Mendocino County, located about 110 miles north of San Francisco. Christina Aanestad is the assistant and post interview producer, and program coordinator; Janet Mendell is the assistant producer for feedback and support; Hanna Vogel and Molly Vogel provide new ideas and perspectives;

Radio Ecoshock
RADIO ECOSHOCK -- Latest science, authors, issues - from climate change, oceans, forests, pollution, Peak Oil, the economy, and peace. As heard on over 60 stations, including WPFW Pacifica in Washington, D.C. plus KNEW 960 AM, San Francisco, and Resonance FM in London, UK. Alex Smith's weekly radio program syndicated to over 60 college, community and commercial radio stations on three continents, welcoming top scientists, authors and activists. Broadcast on KDX by permission of Alex Smith;

Recovering from Religion -
"What will my parents think if I tell them I don't believe?"
"Will my spouse leave me?" 
"My pastor tells me I should just pray more, but it doesn't seem to be working."
"Will leaving my church affect my job?"

We are very familiar with these kinds of questions and want to offer support. Connect with people who understand your struggle with doubt, faith, and managing relationships in religious communities. Our agents are happy to talk with you. They will listen to your concerns and help you with questions. 

Need to talk? The Hotline is open! Call 1-84-I-Doubt-It (1.844.368.2848)      - Broadcast on KDX by permission;

Reverend Billy the Church of StopShopping -

Secular World
(out of print) with host John Snider (also co-host of American Freethought) is the radio program of Secular World Magazine produced by Atheist Alliance International. Guests include authors, scholars and prominent atheists;

Security Now, listed on our Schedule page as Computer Security Now, with Leo Laporte and Steve Gibson is a discussion of malware, viruses, trojans, adware, spybots, key loggers, root kits and every other form of security threat aimed at our computers. Made available from TWiT.tv under Creative Commons;

RT America - News Programs form studios in downtown Washington D.C.;

The Shortwave Report is a 30-minute weekly review of English-language news stories from shortwave radio stations around the world, the project of Dan Roberts from Mendocino County, California, using only solar energy. Dan's program is being heard on a growing number of AM & FM stations and on KDX with his permission;

Shrink Rap Radio - all the psychology you need to know and just enough to make you dangerous. An ongoing series of interviews conducted by David Van Nuys, Ph.D., professor emeritus at Sonoma State University,  who believes that both psychology students and the public at large will benefit from listening to these interviews. The program comes from the San Francisco Bay area. Permission to stream on KDX granted by Dr. Van Nuys;

Skepticality is the official podcast of Skeptic Magazine and brings relevant, under reported current events, as well as in depth discussions from a scientific point of view by tackling the beasts of psuedo science: the paranormal, supernatural, ufo/alien encounters, misunderstood history, astronomy, space and overwrought legends - urban or otherwise, with hosts Derek Colanduno and Swoopy. Skepticality is brought to you with permission;

The Skeptics Guide to the Universe is a weekly talkshow produced by the New England Skeptical Society (NESS) in association with the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF), with participants Steven Novella, Robert Novella, Rebecca Watson, Evan Bernstein, Jay Novella and Perry DeAngelis, discussing the latest news and topics from the world of the paranormal, fringe science and contoversial claims from a scientific point of view. The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe is broadcast with permission in exchange for links found on this website;

Brian DunningSkeptoidParsec Winner 2010
Skeptoid hosted by Brian Dunning is a weekly program dedicated to furthering knowledge by blasting away the widespread psuedo sciences that infect popular culture. Made available under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 U.S. License;

Sputnik - News programs from studios in downtown Washington D.C.;

Stuph FileStuph
The Stuph File - Hosted by Peter Anthony Holder featuring interviews and odd news. He also works part time as news anchor/producer for Global News in Montreal. Peter brings a variety of guests and myriad of topics, such as science fiction writer Robert J. Sawyer; actress Yvette Nicole Brown from NBC's Community; and actress Peggy McCay, the grand dame of Days Of Our Lives, a professional juggler; a guy who trains llamas to be golf caddies and more!

Talk World hosted and produced by David Swanson features prominent guests with in depth accounts of subjects ranging from politics, human rights, the environment and the media. Creative Commons 3.0 Unported;

The Thinking Atheist with Seth Andrews, personality to spare and a nicely shared path from former belief to now atheism and continual re-consideration of the contradictions and myths we know as "religion";

This Week in Radio Tech a roundtable of top radio station engineers in discussion of their professional knowledge and experience.
Creative Commons Licensed;

This Week in Palestine - News you are not allowed to know;

TUC LogoTUC_Gifts
TUC Radio - The acronym TUC derives from "Time of Useful Consciousness," an aeronautical term indicating the time between the onset of oxygen deficiency and the loss of consciousness, the brief moments in which the pilot may save the plane. The radio programs from TUC Radio are curated by Maria Gilardin and began archiving from 1990 the time since which Ms. Gilardin has been gathering programs on subjects vital to human success in the world.  Broadcast on KDX by permission of TUC Radio;

Yale Climate Connections - a non-partisan program bringing commentary and analysis on the issue of climate change.

Category II  :  Music

PRXMusic Mountain

SymphonyCast with host Julie Amacher bringing major orchestral concerts from APM - American Public Media;

Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts - Performance programs from Germany. DW

Music Mountain
- Music Mountain is the home of the oldest continuing summer chamber music festival in this country. Founded in 1930 as the permanent home for the Gordon String Quartet, one of the leading string quartets of its time, Music Mountain and its marvelous setting for both the musicians and the audience is justly famed. The centerpiece is Gordon Hall in Connecticut – one of the finest chamber music facilities in the country;

The Concert - Chamber Music from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum of Boston - The Gardner is a major art gallery on 3-floors surrounding a garden courtyard, opened in 1903. The music presented constitutes the world's great inheritance of chamber style masterworks, for decades ignored by American cultural media. Presented under license from Creative Commons, The Concert is a priceless gift from a major Boston institution;

Anton_BrucknerBarbara SchubertBarbara Schubert (R), conductor, DuPage Symphony
SYMPHONY MUSIC presentations are made possible by Creative Commons, Open Source and Public Domain performances by major world orchestras including the Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, DuPage Symphony Orchestra, Peabody Symphony Orchestra, the University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra and others. The program name is generic.

Category III  :   Warehouse of Sundry Programs

Bamboo Thoughts

It is like leaving the windows open and listening to sounds outdoors.

It is like deep night in the house with refrigerators humming and unidentified clicks and bumps.

It has no reminder at all of the talk and ideas that go on all day.

It ignores the emotion and sentiment of all conventional music.

It is like the wallpaper is there and never strives for any more than being there.

It is the soundtrack to a dream had by anyone.

It is like being somewhere else.

It comes from deep within the bamboo where it's always been.

Bamboo Thoughts (presently off the air) features ambient style music Saturday nights on KDX.
There's one thing you can say about bamboo thoughts ---
they grow from very shallow ground. __ Carl Blare
Creative Commons Licensed;

The Critical Hours (presently off the air)  - is a term from AM broadcast culture which describes the profound increase in distance reception starting at sunset when the ionospheric layer rises high above the atmosphere producing the sky wave effect. As daylight gives way to dark KDX reverses engine from extraverted talk to introvertive pause as we present music from the depths of the wine cellar played by Marc McCarthy with his generous permission;

Disperse Dispatch - Not unlike Bamboo Thoughts except that this one is heard regularly;

KDX Interval Signal
KDX WORLDROUND RADIO INTERVAL SIGNAL - Heard at the start of each broadcast day, comes from ANTON BRUCKNER: Fanfare (Theme from the Symphony No. 3) (0'11")  This fanfare recording was produced by the Reichs Radio to serve as a radio interval during the "Day of German Art" broadcast in July of 1937. The Fanfare was released on a Polydor 78 RPM disc and contained all 12 Fanfares that were recorded for the broadcast. Although they all sound virtually the same, a visual analysis of the audio file shows that the same fanfare was performed twelve times! Conductor Karl List with Orchester des Reichssenders Muenchen (Blaeser). Source: Polydor MCHN 37453 (78 rpm) Recording Date: June 30, 1937; Location: Munich, Germany; Production: RRG - Reich Radio. Status: Public Domain. Thanks to the John Berky collection;

The Hour of Entropy
These are unscheduled hours when anything is possible, including nothing.

Idle American (sidelined) is another program produced by KDX where being on Idle American is the first prize which everyone who is on Idle American wins! You don't need school- all you need is beer, chips, tattoos, body piercing and talent according to your mother;

Line Dancing with Pets On Leash (sidelined) from the Stopped Truck Diner is made possible by Creative Commons license and brings us live rock and country-western music in performance from taverns, night clubs, strip joints and VFW halls by a wide variety of groups including Flat Nose Diesel Bus, Big Leg Emma, Taylor Grocery Band and Hank Williams III;

Night Light (sidelined) is an over-arching title encompassing overnight programming on KDX.

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