This week on Start Hear:

  • On Being: Host Krista Tippett speaks with author/cartoonist Maira Kalman about the influence that dogs have had on her work and her outlook on life.
  • Story Collider: Stories about science helping people grow and adapt to the world around them - like an evolutionary biologist and his creationist upbringing.
  • Unprompted: Phil Castellini discusses the "next big thing" for the future of the Reds for fans to look forward to.


Midwestern Hayride was one of the many early radio and television programs produced in Cincinnati that made the city famous for live broadcasting. 

In this episode of Looking Up, hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman say good-bye to the successful Cassini spacecraft as it prepares to crash into the surface of Saturn. The mission's Deputy Project Scientist Scott Edgington explains why Cassini is ending this way and some of what has been learned since taking off in 1997. They also answer another Kid Question.

This week on Start Hear:

  • The Mortified Podcast: Trinity, now an adult, shares her diaries about her exploits as one of the internet's first catfish, back in the days of AOL chatrooms.
  • Rough Translation: Host Gregory Warner travels to Brazil to discover how racism has affected the country and how Brazilians view the divisive issue of black and white.
  • Art Palace: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's Jeremy Dubin talks about his experience with the company and some of its exciting new pursuits and takes a look at Ophelia and Laertes by Benjamin West.

In this episode of Looking Up, hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman discuss Pluto with Alice Bowman, the Mission Operations Manager for the New Horizons mission from Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, then Anna has a question for Dean from the Cincinnati Observatory's Crank File.

In this episode of Looking Up, final preparations for the upcoming total solar eclipse are discussed when hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman welcome James Albury, the director of Santa Fe College's Kika Silva Pla Planetarium and Dean's co-host on the PBS series Star Gazers. Plus they'll answer another kid question.

This week on Start Hear:

This week on Start Hear:

  • The Moth: Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers.
  • Ear Hustle: The stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it.
  • Looking Up: The latest astronomical discoveries in a fun, quick-paced conversation.

In this first episode of Looking Up: hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman welcome listeners to the podcast, discuss exoplanets, have a conversation with astronomer Kevin Wagner who recently discovered an exoplanet, and answer a kid question.

This week on Start Hear:

  • The Only Music Podcast: Everything music. News, recommendations and discussions.
  • Song Exploder: Musicians take apart their songs, and piece-by-piece, tell the story of how they were made.
  • Classics For Kids: Introduce children to classical music in a fun and entertaining way.

Looking Up Trailer

Jul 5, 2017

Looking Up, the first original podcast from Cincinnati Public Radio, debuts July 12 on iTunes and wvxu.org. 

Amanda Rossmann, Cincinnati Enquirer

A commentary by our Jim Nolan about Welcome to Night Vale podcast creators Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, who will be discussing and signing books with moderator Justin McElroy at Joseph Beth Booksellers on September 7 at 7pm. 


Welcome to Night Vale is very popular podcast, produced by Joseph Fink and co-written by Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, done in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale. The wildly-popular program has spawned many web sites and online communities, as well as a novel, published in 2015.

Now, the creators and cast of Night Vale are bringing a live production entitled Ghost Stories to the Taft Theatre on Sunday, April 10th.