Left, Right & Center

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Left, Right & Center
GenreTalk show
Running timeapprox. 60 min.
Country of originUS
Home stationKCRW
Hosted byJosh Barro
Rich Lowry
Recording studioSanta Monica, California
Audio formatStereophonic
WebsiteOfficial website

Left, Right, & Center is a weekly hour-long public radio program that provides a "civilized yet provocative antidote to the screaming talking heads that dominate political debate".[1] The program is also distributed as a political podcast;[2] the show's regular co-hosts are the following:[1]

After Blankley's death, various conservative writers and pundits have appeared as guests to represent a conservative viewpoint. Conservative columnist David Frum has made numerous appearances to fill this role,[6] and Rich Lowry from the conservative National Review is now billed as co-host on the right.

The show is recorded each Friday, produced by KCRW in Santa Monica, California[1] by Laura Dine Million, although hosts typically contribute over ISDN telephone lines from wherever they happen to be.

After covering the week's events and speaking to invited guests about other topics of interest, each host gets a short period of time to "rant" about whatever they like without fear of rebuttal.

Effective with the broadcast of Friday, July 7, 2017, the show expanded from a half-hour to a full hour.

Coincident with that expansion, the show's long-time theme music - "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off", sung by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - was replaced by a new instrumental theme.


  1. ^ a b c "Left, Right & Center". Official web site. KCRW. Retrieved October 19, 2007.
  2. ^ ANNIE GABILLET (June 15, 2016). "8 Podcasts That Make It Easy to Be Smart". PopSugar.com. Retrieved September 17, 2016. ...NPR Politics: NPR Politics features off-the-cuff discussions among NPR's political reporters ...
  3. ^ NSA Immigration and Nice Nails
  4. ^ American Progress
  5. ^ "Arianna Huffington". kcrw.com. Retrieved September 28, 2016.
  6. ^ "Truthdig – Tag – David Frum". Truthdig. Retrieved May 7, 2012.

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