Member-supported news for Southern California
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Support for KPCC comes from:

Public Radio Bracket Madness 2015: The Finals — Strangers vs. Radiolab

The finals of KPCC's Public Radio Bracket Madness 2015: Strangers vs. Radiolab.
Mike Roe/KPCC
The finals of KPCC's Public Radio Bracket Madness 2015: Strangers vs. Radiolab.

The final vote is here. It's upstart Strangers versus last year's Public Radio Bracket Madness champs Radiolab. Go vote now and read about the story thus far below!

In a stunning upset, Strangers took out Bracket Madness year 1 winner This American Life by a nearly 2 to 1 margin. With all the talk about Serial, This American Life dispatched them in the previous round, but it wasn't enough for the public radio favorite to come back and allow Ira Glass to hoist that trophy once more.

Meanwhile, Radiolab eked out a win with less than 3 percentage points separating them from the runner-up, the relatively new Invisibilia. The wily veteran held on from the challenge from a show featuring alumni from shows including Radiolab, but it shows that maybe with a little more time, Invisibilia could be a strong contender next year.

Now it's time for Strangers to go up against Bracket Madness year 2 winner Radiolab. If you aren't already a fan, go listen to episodes of Strangers and Radiolab and decide who deserves your support, then place your wagers and go vote!

There are two ways for you to vote:

Championship round voting is open now and will remain open until 12 p.m. Pacific on Tuesday, April 7 — the day after that other March Madness ends.

Go ahead and campaign for your favorites in the comments below, on our Facebook page or on Twitter with the hashtag #KPCCMadness. Feel free to talk up your favorites and poke fun at everyone else, just keep it friendly — this is public radio after all. (Click here to see a full-size version of the brackets!)

Western Conference vs. Eastern Conference