Below are samples of WORT podcasts and subscription links for iTunes (), Google Play (), and Stitcher (), as well as links to Feedburner () and an RSS feed ().
DJ Kayla Kush
Late night reggae with a twist.
WORT turns its airwaves over to members of the community. The show opens up radio production to people that have typically not been on the air before. The show is completely different from one week to the next. Guests have included community groups, musicians, aspiring DJs, story-tellers, call-in discussions, radio plays, live bands, fans of niche music, and lots of other topics.
All Around Jazz
A diverse collection of jazz specials, features, and festivals from around the world.
4th Fridays 5-8 am
4th Fridays of the month from 5-8 am (Formerly on Thursday mornings.) Classical music of all eras and varieties. Anything Goes with host Rich Samuels.
12pm Monday - Friday
Patty Peltekos, Ali Muldrow, Carousel Bayrd, Allen Ruff, & Esty Dinur
A Public Affair is WORT's daily hour-long talk program. It aims to engage listeners in a conversation on social, cultural, and political issues of importance. The guests range from local activists and scholars to notable national and international figures.
Back Porch Serenade
Your Tuesday morning "serious" music show. The focus is on chamber music and the intersection of elite and vernacular traditions.
Steven & Marianne Daggett, Nate Gibson, Art Stevenson, Bill & Bobbie Malone
Hosted by Steven & Marianne the 1st Weds, Nate Gibson the 2nd Weds, Art Stevenson 3rd Weds and Bill & Bobbie Malone on the 4th Weds. With themes such as politics, work, home or around the music of a particular person, host Bill Malone puts emphasis on “classic” and “alternative” country music – what you can’t hear on Top 40 radio.
Sarah Hopefl and Eli Radtke
This is To Be Honest, where we take a pop culture trend we know very little about, and research the crap out of it. From holidays to awards shows to random memes, we learn it, you hear it, and we all drink to it. #TBH
Below the Radar – 1st Friday, Rev. Billy with Stop Shopping Radio; 2nd Friday, 12 Inches To 12 with DJ TBA; 3rd, 4th & 5th Fridays, Fiction Jones, Gregg Williard.
Best of Gospel
7-9 pm Sunday
We play Gospel music to minister to our listeners.
Better Living Through Show Tunes
Meghan Randolph, Tim Sauers, Kirk Stantis, Allison Ward
Promoting cultural glitteracy through musical theater! Better Living Through Show Tunes brings you the best of musical theater, Broadway and the silver screen. Mostly music, but also interviews and information about local productions. Southern Wisconsin's first radio program dedicated to musical theater. Hosted by Meghan Randolph (1st Sundays;) Tim Sauers (2nd Sundays;) Kirk Stantis (3rd Sundays) and Allison Ward (4th & 5th Sundays.)
Your weekly journey through the blues from the early 50′s through the present. You may hear some Deep Soul, some Zydeco and whatever else I feel like playing that week as well.
8am Monday - Friday
Brian Standing, Haywood Simmons & Michelle Naff, Jan Miyasaki, Tony Castaneda, & Jonathan Zarov
The 8 O’Clock Buzz is a one-hour, upbeat morning show that brings you a mix of music, culture, information, news and interviews.
2-5am Alternating Thursdays
Classic rock and retro pop.
5-6pm Monday thru Thursday & 4:30-5:30pm Friday
Amy Goodman & Juan González
A daily independent global news hour with Amy Goodman & Juan González.
Until host Terry O' retired in fall 2021, Diaspora aired for many years on WORT Thursday mornings from 9-noon. Terry says "Listening to music from many cultures reveals we are all made of the same stuff. Diaspora is a celebration of humanity, of the common things that tie us all together in a world that often seems perilously fractured."
Each week, Deb Biechler brings you updates on local phenology - the study of seasonal changes to plants and animals- as well as timely environmental issues. Deb is a freelance writer and part-time college instructor from Waterloo, Wisconsin.
Valeria Navarro, Jaime Vargas Luna, Nadya Ponce, Nora Chávez, Jorge Zeballos & Vanessa López Barquero
Programa de conversación en español. Originalmente parte de In Our Backyard, En Nuestro Patio ha crecido hasta convertirse en un importante espacio de información y discusión en WORT. Cada semana, se discuten en el programa temas locales y globales relevantes para las comunidades hispanas y latinas. // Spanish speaking talk-show. Originally a feature on IOBY, En Nuestro Patio has grown into a major news program at WORT. Each week's show discusses relevant local and global issues concerning Hispanic and Latino communities.
Classic jazz and swing from the 1920s to the 1950s; recordings by big bands, vocalists and small combos.
Perry Allaire, Rich Samuels
Classical music on a theme with host Perry Allaire. 4th Fridays of each month are hosted by Rich Samuels of Anything Goes.
Weekly dose of sound nutrition with host Cardinal Din!
2-5pm alternate Tuesdays
Creative music from this Earth and others! Airs every other Tuesday, alternating with Petrichor Radio and host Ohjho.
A former Madison Alder takes you through the week in local government and points out what's important.
Bill the Walkin Dr, Harry Rag, DJ el Serpentine
An unpredictable collage of popular and unpopular music from the last 60 years, with the latest releases mixed in and around the "old" songs. Plus, plenty of unannounced special programs on specific artists, sub-genres, or themes.
Alejandro Alonso Galva
Game On! is WORT Madison's news feature on sports. We cover major trending topics in athletics and also shine a light in the corners of the sports world ignored by major media outlets.
Martin Alvarado, Dan Talmo, and Helena White
Folk music from the world over, with an emphasis on workers' and rebel songs and local political music.
Alejandro Alonso Galva & Sarah Hopefl
We breakdown the difference between Obamacare and Trumpcare into edible bites, while also looking back at the 50 year history of the U.S. healthcare battle. "Nobody knew healthcare could be so complicated."
Thursday 9 - 12
Music from many genres.
Introducing Hemp Can Do It!, a new podcast about Wisconsin’s growing hemp industry. Join Wisconsin Hemp Alliance co-founders Larry Konopacki and Kattia Jimenez as they talk to hemp growers, processors, educators, lawmakers, and consumers about Wisconsin's next big crop.
Her Infinite Variety
Cooper Talbot, DJ Slapi
Music featuring and highlighting women's voices as singers, song-writers and women fronted bands...Women's Music and their talents. DJ Slapi hosts the 3rd Sunday of each month.
Her Turn News Collective
We keep you abreast of women's news & put the broads back in broadcasting! Information about women including news stories, in-depth features & guest interviews.
Hmong Radio Show
Hmong Radio features international news, state and local news, and community announcements relevant to the Hmong community. It also includes traditional Hmong songs and other music. Hmong Radio is broadcast in the Hmong language.
Rockin' John McDonald
Rock’n’roll mostly from the 50s and 60s with host Rockin’ John McDonald. Hits, b-sides, alternate takes, unreleased cuts, tracks out of print, rockabilly, surf music; also music from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s that “fits the format.”
In One End
2-5 am Mondays
Monday - Friday
Weekdays at 5AM, 6:30AM, 9AM and 2PM. The Insurgent Radio Kiosk is a four minute segment aired four times a day that includes a two-minute commentary and a calendar of free and low-cost community events. Event announcements are generally run on the day of the event or on Friday for the Weekend Action Calendar.
2-5 pm Wednesday
Elton Crim, Chuck France
Host Elton Crim and Chuck France carry on in the tradition of Gary Alderman's swinging mainstream jazz program. Gary was a jazz historian and a great source of discographical and discological information.
2-5 am Wednesday
Dedicated to heavy, psychedelic, progressive and underground music from the 20th and 21st centuries, from all genres and all over the globe.
4-6 pm Saturday
Agustin Olvera, Alfredo Rodriguez
Salsa and Latin Jazz.
News by, for, and about working people. Labor Radio's mission includes strengthening local unions, increasing the breadth and depth of media coverage on labor issues, and providing for the information needs of the community.
Letters & Politics
1-2pm Monday thru Thursday
A look at burning political issues and debates and their historical context within the US and worldwide.
Música y conversación en español con Cipriano.
In-depth interviews highlighting Madison authors, topics, book events and publishers. Hosted by Stu Levitan, Madison Bookbeat airs every Monday afternoon from 1-2 pm
Topical tales of Madison's influential people and critical events from long ago.
Mel & Floyd
Two wacky guys broadcast a hilarious blend of political commentary, weird news, and stand-up comedy. Mel & Floyd were voted Madison's favorite radio personalities in the Isthmus reader's poll in 2009.
Matt Myers and Mike Hinz
9am - noon Friday
Bluegrass and acoustic music.
Alan Muirhead, Carol Moseson, Anne Olson, Terri Felton
Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music from early chant to 1750; voice, choral, and period instruments
On the Horizon
Paul Novak, Ford Blackwell, and Helena White
International/world/ethnic music of all sorts, from contemporary to historical, pop to classical and folk rock, studio to field, traditional to fusion...plus other genres....
Rollie, Jonas, Hani and their parents
Radio for kids & the young at heart! SUNDAYS @ 6:30PM with hosts Rollie, Jonas and Hani along with Peter, John and Sabi.
2-4 pm Saturday
Pape Samb, Jeff Spitzer-Resnick, Gloria Hays, DJ Spincycle, DJ Linda
Popular and traditional music of Africa and the Caribbean. New releases from throughout Africa are featured in an effort to bring African music into the American mainstream.
Phil Live On The Air
2-5am Alternating Thursdays
Live concerts and recorded rarities.
Perpetual Notion Machine is a look at contemporary scientific issues and discoveries in a way that is accessible, understandable and entertaining to the non-scientists of the listening community.
Reverend Velveteen Sly & Bad Sister Heidi
New and unusual music with hosts Reverend Velveteen, Bad Sister Heidi and assorted guests. From 10-11pm hear The Hour of Slack, radio ministry of the Church of the SubGenius.
Queery features local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender news & information that affecting Madison's LGBT community in a news magazine format. The first show of every month is music.
Anna Williams, Jaqueline Goldstein, Zach Pace, Ben Rosenwasser
Radio Astronomy is a down-to-Earth dialogue between UW Madison astronomers exploring the latest in space and astronomy news.
Radio Literature is a weekly half-hour program devoted to poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and theater from Wisconsin and beyond. It often features discussion with writers, as well as readings of their work.
A Rational Basis is a weekly review of Wisconsin legal news produced in cooperation with WORT fm-Madison and the American Constitution Society.
8-11 pm Fourth Fridays and occasional fill-ins
D.J. el Serpentine
Host D.J. el Serpentine explores the wildest kingdoms of all untamed rock music that jumps genres and spans the decades.
Rock en Español
Latin and Iberian rock, ska and hip hop hosted by Geovani Gonzales
Lucas, Prince of Darkness
Electronic, experimental, classical, ethnoidal and improvised music with host Gregory Taylor.
6 - 6:30pm Sunday
WORT's Arab-American show, Salamat seeks to create bridges of communication, education, entertainment, and understanding of Arabs in general and Arab-Americans in particular. The show includes cultural segments, music, news from the Arab world, trivia quizzes, recipes, and more.
Techno, ambient, industrial and more.
2-5 pm Thursday
Steve Braunginn and Jane Reynolds
Creative, improvised music.
Subtle Desi Traits
Vinyl Resting Place
Vinyl Richie, with The Other Mr S on first Thursdays
The Vinyl Resting Place is a blazing sonic mixture of Barn Stormin' Toe Tappin' String Bendin' Head Bangin' sounds from Rock-n-Roll's Past, Present and Future. In 2009, your host – Vinyl Richie – (Rock Junkie + Musical Obsessive) rose from the ashes of WORT's Monster Crawfish RoadRally Extravaganza to create the Vinyl Resting Place for the airwaves. Radio that is always evolving, both timeless and avant-garde, like a Lava Lamp for your ears. Tune in and turn it up!
The oldest news show at WORT, World View newscasts include a half-hour round-up of the week’s international news, followed by a 20-30 minute feature, often a speech or in-depth interview.
News magazine on gay and lesbian issues.
Madison-focused arts and music conversations you won't hear anywhere else, from tonemadison.com.
Roots, rock steady, reggae, ska and conscious dancehall. Host F.R.P., the messenjah, teachin' the youts 'bout roots and kulcha!
8-10 pm Saturday
Bonnie Kalmbach, Art Schuna
Blues from the 1920s to the present with a little zydeco and southern soul added to the mix, hosted by Art Schuna and Bonnie Kalmbach. Since 1999, the show has done special features on blues artists including interviews discussing their careers and music. Unfortunately, we can't give you the music without violating copyright acts but we can give you the interviews.
Rap and soul with Bo$$ Lady.
Weekly World Noise
11 pm Sunday - 2 am Monday
DESTRUCTO, Erik Kramer
Modern sounds. Destructo alternates with Erik Kramer.
The Real Jaguar
Tasty music for all palates.
Each week, Jackie gives you practical tips on what to do when encountering sick or injured wildlife. Jackie Edmunds is the Wildlife Rehabilitation Training Coordinator for the Dane County Humane Society’s Wildlife Center. She holds an advanced license for wildlife rehabilitation and permit for banding wild birds in the state of Wisconsin.
8-11 pm Tuesday
The very NEWEST releases and archival indie rock. Some classics as well.
Heather Allen and Nan Fey
The WEB is a radio show and podcast about clean tech and renewable energy in the Midwest.
Monday-Thursday, 6-7 pm
WORT News Team
The WORT News Department reports on breaking local, regional, and state stories. Listen to the local news live, Monday through Thursday, 6-7 pm.