Programs Arts & Culture


APM produces unique arts and culture programs that celebrate the best in books and music, TV and film, comedy, cocktails and cuisine.

The only live music and variety show aired nationwide today, Chris Thile spotlights musical performances, comedy, and collaborations with amazing artists that can't be heard anywhere else.

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Coming to public radio January 2019, The Slowdown encourages audiences to take a daily, five-minute break from the constant busy-ness. Hosted by U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, the weekday module will be welcomed by poetry readers – and introduce those new to the craft a broader and more diverse perspective than is commonly presented.

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"The show about life's appetites." The Splendid Table® is radio's preeminent food program, and explores the entire spectrum: from cheese-making to wine bargains, from great cups of coffee to the best greasy spoons in America. Host Lynne Rossetto Kasper and producer Sally Swift create this award-winning program each week with guests ranging from top chefs to local artisans, and weekly features from America's Test Kitchen.

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Public Radio Arts & Culture Audience Profile

The public radio arts and culture audience is well-educated and diverse. They are more likely than the general public to participate in a variety of arts and culture of their own:

Public radio listeners:

  • Enjoy friends and food – 32% enjoy cooking for fun (35% more than the general U.S. adult population). 48% entertain friends at home (35% more than the general population).
  • Travel – 68% flew domestically in the past year (34% more likely); 38% traveled abroad in the past three years (56% more likely).
  • Public radio news listeners have a strong attachment to nature and the environment; 63% are willing to pay more for a product that is environmentally safe; 75% rate "preserving the environment" as very important.
  • 69% more likely to buy natural or organic foods.
  • 53% more likely to have purchased wine in the past 6 months.

Sources: Audience estimates are copyright Nielsen Audio Nationwide, Spring 2016; Profile 2016, GfK MRI Doublebase 2015. Base: Total U.S. Adults. Produced by NPR Audience Insight and Research.

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