8 episodes

Radiowaves is a show that takes you into the studios and behind the mics of the renowned voices of public radio and podcasting. Through long-form and intimate conversations, Radiowaves explores the minds of the likes of Ira Glass, Jad Abumrad, Amy Goodman, Peter Sagal, and many other radio greats. From their professional origins and the secrets of their craft to their views on politics and the media landscape: if you have ever been curious to learn more about the voices you listen to, this is the program that you won't want to miss. Hosted by Kevin Caners.

Radiowaves Kevin Caners

    • Personal Journals
    • 5.0, 26 Ratings

Radiowaves is a show that takes you into the studios and behind the mics of the renowned voices of public radio and podcasting. Through long-form and intimate conversations, Radiowaves explores the minds of the likes of Ira Glass, Jad Abumrad, Amy Goodman, Peter Sagal, and many other radio greats. From their professional origins and the secrets of their craft to their views on politics and the media landscape: if you have ever been curious to learn more about the voices you listen to, this is the program that you won't want to miss. Hosted by Kevin Caners.

    8 - Amy Goodman

    8 - Amy Goodman

    Throughout her reporting career, Amy Goodman has distinguished herself as one of the most outspoken and principled journalists in the country. Not only that, as the host and driving force behind the daily current affairs program Democracy Now! she helped create a worldwide movement in independent media, and a show that now airs on over 1300 stations across the United States and around the world. In this interview we speak with Amy about her early childhood forays into journalism, about a harrowing chapter she experienced reporting on the brutal occupation of East Timor, and discuss her philosophy of why having a healthy independent media is so crucial. 

    • 1 hr 23 min
    7 - Alex Blumberg

    7 - Alex Blumberg

    For over 15 years Alex Blumberg was a producer at This American Life, where he gained acclaim for producing superb and timely investigative pieces like The Giant Pool of Money, and When Patents Attack. But since August he's found himself in a decidedly new role, as the CEO of a startup podcasting company called Gimlet media. And through a bit of luck and procrastination, we caught up with Alex Blumberg in both roles. So this episode we bring you a special interview in two parts - both pre and post setting off to found his own company - with radio producer extraordinaire, Alex Blumberg.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    6 - Peter Sagal

    6 - Peter Sagal

    NPR isn't necessarily known for comedy, but one program in particular - Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! - definitely breaks that mould. This week we speak with Wait Wait's funny and charming host Peter Sagal about his unlikely beginnings in public radio, the role of comedy in politics, and about being a subversive overachiever from early on.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    5 - Ira Glass (2/2)

    5 - Ira Glass (2/2)

    Part two of our wide-ranging interview with Ira Glass.  In this second half of the conversation, Kevin speaks with Ira about anxiety, climate change, the role of storytelling in the wider world, and how it feels to look back on almost 20 years of This American Life.

    • 58 min
    4 - Ira Glass (1/2)

    4 - Ira Glass (1/2)

    The first in our two part wide-ranging interview with Ira Glass, the host and creator of This American Life. In this portion we discuss with Ira his beginnings in radio, disappointing his parents, the slow process it took to find his voice, and the philosophy he has towards storytelling. 

    • 54 min
    3 - Robert Krulwich

    3 - Robert Krulwich

    Robert Krulwich is best known these days as the co-host of WNYC's Radiolab, but his career in journalism stretches back decades. From the heady early days of NPR to reporting for CBS and ABC News, Krulwich has broken ground and throughout his career proved a truly distinctive voice in the journalistic landscape.

    He's also picked up some rather incredible stories along the way... which makes this an interview you won't want to miss. 

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Dr. AHB ,

Ira Glass

This is such a good interview that it allows Ira to become vulnerable and totally honest. Well done !!

Jansons&t ,

Really enjoyable!

Kevin Caners encouraged Jad, through his questions and comments, to reflect on the evolution of his interesting career. Kevin has crafted a journalistic experience which worked really well.

I'mFull ,

Incredible! Highly recommend!

Love this thoughtful and engaging program! Interviews are personal and full of great behind the scenes stories of adventure/misadventure, lessons learned, and the motivations of your favourite hosts. Feels like eavesdropping on a very good conversation without the awkward part. Highly recommended!

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