New Weekend Programs Starting August 5th

Jul 31, 2017

Exciting changes are coming to your weekend program lineup on RIPR. The new shows will bring humor, insights and inspiration to your listening. The changes will take place on August 5th and 6th.

NEW SHOW: Planet Money, Sunday at 6:00 AM – This popular segment from NPR is now a half-hour program. Planet Money explains the economy with playful storytelling and deep dives on things like the bail system in New Jersey, how to explain the federal budget in 10 minutes, and the economic benefits of changing your mind.

NEW SHOW: How I Built This, Sunday at 6:30 AM – Innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists take us through the often challenging journeys they took to build their now iconic companies. Featured guests include founders of companies like Lyft, Patagonia, Zappos, Spanx, Samuel Adams, and Instagram. The show is hosted by Guy Raz who also hosts The TED Radio Hour.

NEW SHOW: Fresh Air Weekend, Saturday at 6:00 PM – Fresh Air Weekend has the best interviews from the previous week. When Fresh Air won a Peabody, it was credited with "probing questions, revelatory interviews and unusual insights." Listen to Terry Gross talk with writers, actors, musicians, artists and more.

RETURNING SHOW: The Splendid Table, Saturday at 3:00 PM – The Splendid Table returns to RIPR with a new host, Francis Lam. The show explores the culture, science, history, back stories and deeper meanings that come together every time people sit down to enjoy a meal.

NEW TIME: Ask Me Another, Saturday at 11:00 AM – Ask Me Another is a lively hour of puzzles, word games, and trivia played in front of (and with) a live audience. We think you will enjoy this as a great follow-up to the NPR news quiz show, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me.

NEW TIME: Reveal, Sunday at 6:00 PM – Reveal is an investigative journalism program from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. Recent stories include a deep dive into the foster care system, what happens when you can’t afford a lawyer, and they followed a reporter who went undercover as a prison guard. Reveal will now air right after All Things Considered on Sunday evenings.

Last but not least, we say goodbye to The Best of Car Talk. For many public radio listeners, Car Talk was our introduction to public radio. We grew up listening to Click & Clack as our parents drove us to soccer practice or weekend errands. Tom and Ray Magliozzi brought warmth and humor to public radio. They were kind and generous. And they also knew what they were talking about. They helped solve the problems people were having with their engines, transmissions, or that weird noise that only happened on a left-hand turn at 15 mph. But Car Talk wasn’t just a show about cars. In its best moments, it was a show about relationships. The Magliozzi brothers helped work out disagreements between spouses, siblings, parents and children. And of course, Tom & Ray’s infectious laughter that got us all laughing along in our cars on Saturday morning. Car Talk is ending production, and we’re sad to see it go.