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Prairie Public Presents
Sundays at 5pm CT

Tune in Sundays at 5 pm CT for a fresh variety of radio programs—a new one each week!

View past and upcoming episodes below.

Latest Episodes
  • Discussion with Josh Garrett Davis of his book, "What Is A Western?"
  • Sunday on Prairie Public Presents: Join us as we plunge to the depths to discover the stories beyond anything you’ll ever read on a menu. The Catch offers a behind-the-scenes look at the current state of global fishing all by tracking squid—from the waters off the coast of Peru, to the processing plants, all the way to the supermarkets and restaurants, and finally, your plate.
  • This Sunday on Prairie Public Presents: A new episode of Why? Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life. In this episode, host Jack Russell Weinstein and guest Brian Huschle explore the question: "What Do Community Colleges Do?"
  • This Sunday on Prairie Public Presents: In 1979, Andrew Nguyen’s family escaped Vietnam on board a cargo ship named the Skyluck. Andrew was only 4 and can barely remember the trip that changed his life. So when he discovered that his mom, Tina Nguyen, had kept detailed journals of their escape tucked away in a shoebox in their hall closet, Andrew begged her to read them to him. This year... she agreed.
  • This Sunday at 5pm, We've Never Been The Same: A War Story is the story of one night of battle and the decades of recovery that followed. Produced by Adam Piore and Jay Allison.
  • Sunday at 5pm on Prairie Public Presents: Hot Farm, a new hour-long documentary based on the four-part podcast of the same name, is about what the people who grow our food are doing, or could be doing, to combat climate change.
  • This Sunday on Prairie Public Presents: "Small Change" highlights the stories of five minority women-owned small business owners—Native, Black and Latina—and looks at the time and sweat equity it took to start the businesses, the critical pivots they made to keep their businesses afloat during the early months of the pandemic, and what they are doing now to keep their businesses running and growing.
  • This Sunday on Prairie Public Presents: A new episode of Why? Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life. In this episode, host Jack Russell Weinstein explores "How To Think Like A Hindu" with guest Swami Sarvapriyananda.
  • This Sunday on Prairie Public Presents: Who are our mothers and how have they shaped our lives? We hear 10 people from around the world talk about their mothers ⁠— the good, the bad, and the messy ⁠— and who they are because of their mothers.
  • This Sunday on Prairie Public Presents: Spotlight on the Confusion of Covering Mental Health Care will help make sense of what kind of mental health care is supposed to be covered, and how health plans, regulators and you can make it easier to get the therapy you need.