Syndicated Talk Programs at WSUM

In addition to airing a plethora of original content created by the amazing DJs of UW-Madison, WSUM also provides the campus and community with an alternative source of information and entertainment through our Syndicated Talk Programs. Read below to get more information about the Syndicated Programs WSUM currently offers for your enjoyment and to find out when you can listen in on WSUM 91.7 FM Madison.

by Darion Allen, WSUM Talk Director

Talking Radical Radio

Based in Canada, Talking Radical Radio is a weekly broadcast that brings the voices of grassroots activists to the forefront. Through the in-depth interviews that cover a broad range of social issues in Canada, listeners are afforded the opportunity to listen and learn about the struggles activists face in the world today. Some of the most recent episodes of Talking Radical Radio touched on topics such as “Climate Justice”, “Justice for Trans People in Canada”, and “New Grassroots Education Initiatives”. To learn more about Talking Radical Radio visit https://talkingradical.ca/ and to listen to Talking Radical Radio, tune in to WSUM 91.7 FM at 5 am on Tuesday mornings!


This Way Out

Finding origin in Los Angeles, CA, This Way Out is the only internationally distributed weekly LGBTQ radio program, which is currently being aired on radio stations around the world, including WSUM! The 30-minute program features news coverage, interviews, entertainment, and lifestyle content relevant to the LGBTQ community. In addition, This Way Out is currently being run mostly by volunteers who are dedicated to broadcast the matters of the LGBTQ community to the world. Some of the most recent episodes highlighted the controversy surrounding Lil Nas X, the ‘Birds & the Bees’, and the concept of ‘detransitioning’. To learn more about This Way Out, visit https://www.thiswayout.org/ and to listen, tune in to WSUM 91.7 FM Madison at 11 am on Wednesday mornings!


Big Picture Science

Big Picture Science is another Syndicated Program home to California, in the city of Mountain View, that aims to draw surprising connections between the latest science and technology research to form a “Big Picture”. Each week Seth Shostak, an astronomer, and Molly Bentley, a journalist, are joined by researcher, tech-heads, and journalists to provide informative and entertaining content on scientific research. The most recent episodes of Big Picture Science have touched on the atmosphere, bipedalism, and teamwork among chimpanzees. To learn more about Big Picture Science visit https://radio.seti.org/ and to listen tune in to WSUM 91.7 FM Madison at 5 pm on Saturday evenings!


Radio EcoShock

Founded in Australia, Radio Ecoshock brings the latest science, authors, and issues into a common space for educational purposes. The program is hosted by Alex Smith who has 14 years experience on-air in addition to being a former researcher for global environment group, print journalist, homesteader, world-traveler, and private investigator. The most recent topics on Radio Ecoshock include “Post Growth & Degrowth”, Grid blackouts, and climate resets. To learn more about Radio Ecoshock visit https://www.ecoshock.org/ and to listen tune in to WSUM 91.7 FM Madison at 6 am on Sunday mornings!