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Best NPR podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best NPR podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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Every weekday, All Things Considered hosts Ailsa Chang, Audie Cornish, Mary Louise Kelly and Ari Shapiro present the program's trademark mix of news, interviews, commentaries, reviews, and offbeat features. Michel Martin hosts on the weekends.
 
NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.
 
The past is never past. Every headline has a history. Join us every week as we go back in time to understand the present. These are stories you can feel and sounds you can see from the moments that shaped our world.
 
NPR's top stories about business, money, Wall Street, companies and the economy that you can't miss. Subscribe to the Business Story of the Day RSS feed.
 
Breaking news on the environment, climate change, pollution, and endangered species. Also featuring Climate Connections, a special series on climate change co-produced by NPR and National Geographic.
 
Pop Culture Happy Hour is a fun and freewheeling chat about the latest movies, television, books, and music.
 
The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening.
 
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Guy Raz explores the emotions, insights, and discoveries that make us human. The TED Radio Hour is a narrative journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, and new ways to think and create.
 
Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built.
 
Host Kelly McEvers takes a story from the news and goes deep. Whether that means digging into the Trump administration's past, the stories behind police shootings caught on video, or visiting a town ravaged by the opioid epidemic, Embedded takes you where the news is happening.
 
Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz guide curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them. We'll go inside our brains, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.
 
BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities.There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes histor ...
 
A talk show with a heart. Each week, Sam interviews people in the culture who deserve your attention. Plus weekly wraps of the news with other journalists. Join Sam as he makes sense of the world through conversation.
 
We obsess about food to learn more about people. The Sporkful isn't for foodies, it's for eaters. Hosted by Dan Pashman of Cooking Channel's You're Eating It Wrong and the book Eat More Better. A Stitcher Production.
 
NPR and WBUR's live midday news program
 
The Podcast about the Unknown
 
True stories for English speakers learning Spanish. From the makers of Duolingo, the most popular language-learning app, comes a new podcast that delivers fascinating real-life stories in easy-to-understand Spanish with English narration. These are not language lessons; they’re life lessons through language. Hosted by Martina Castro, co-founder of NPR’s Radio Ambulante.
 
The Black Tapes is a weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories, and is hosted by Alex Reagan. The Black Tapes Podcast is a serialized docudrama about one journalist's search for truth, her subject's mysterious past, and the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both. Do you believe?
 
Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.
 
How are the things we're talking about being talked about somewhere else in the world? Gregory Warner tells stories that follow familiar conversations into unfamiliar territory. At a time when the world seems small but it's as hard as ever to escape our echo chambers, Rough Translation takes you places.
 
Morning Edition is an American radio news program produced and distributed by NPR.
 
StarDate, the longest-running national radio science feature in the U.S., tells listeners what to look for in the night sky.
 
Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.
 
Every weekday, NPR's best political reporters are there to explain the big news coming out of Washington and the campaign trail. They don't just tell you what happened. They tell you why it matters. Every afternoon.
 
The latest news in five minutes. Updated hourly.
 
How did Larry Nassar, an Olympic gymnastics doctor, get away with abusing hundreds of women and girls for two decades? Believed is an inside look at how a team of women won a conviction in one of the largest serial sexual abuse cases in U.S. history. It's a story of survivors finding their power in a cultural moment when people are coming to understand how important that is. It's also an unnerving exploration of how even well-meaning adults can fail to believe.
 
An analysis of the week in Illinois politics and government from the NPR Illinois Statehouse bureau.
 
What's got you scratching your head about the Milwaukee area? WUWM News reporters and Lake Effect producers investigate your questions.
 
A podcast from KUER 90.1, an NPR member station broadcasting from the Eccles Broadcast Center at the University of Utah.
 
NPR's weekly current events quiz. Have a laugh and test your news knowledge while figuring out what's real and what we've made up.
 
NPR's Up First is the news you need to start your day. The three biggest stories of the day, with reporting and analysis from NPR News — in 10 minutes. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET, with hosts Rachel Martin, Noel King, David Greene and Steve Inskeep. Now available on Saturdays by 8 a.m. ET, with hosts Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Scott Simon. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.
 
Language unites and divides us. It mystifies and delights us. Patrick Cox and Kavita Pillay tell the stories of people with all kinds of linguistic passions: comedians, writers, researchers; speakers of endangered languages; speakers of multiple languages; and just speakers—people like you and me.
 
NPR's daily top stories that you can't miss. Exceptional, moving, offbeat, or just plain funny. Subscribe to the Story of the Day podcast.
 
New discoveries, everyday mysteries, and the science behind the headlines — all in about 10 minutes, every weekday. It's science for everyone, using a lot of creativity and a little humor. Join host Maddie Sofia for science on a different wavelength.
 
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As President Trump's legal team continues their case for acquittal, a report in The New York Times about an alleged conversation between Trump and Bolton — contained in a draft of the former national security adviser's book manuscript — could change the equation for some senators who are undecided on calling witnesses. And, Joe Biden and Rudy Guili…
 
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After a report that former national security adviser John Bolton talked to the president about withholding security aid to Ukraine in return for targeted investigations, senators discussed next steps.By NPR
 
The biggest swarm of locusts in decades has chomped its way around a swath of the Middle East, South Asia and Africa — and is now devouring crops in Kenya.By NPR
 
China has now quarantined some 45 million people as it tries to control the spread of coronavirus. It has extended the Lunar New Year holiday and delayed the start of the academic spring semester.By NPR
 
Actor Jordan Whalen grew up in Ames and has been interested in the Iowa caucuses since 2007. Whalen has always thought the Democratic caucus process is naturally theatrical and has been thinking about developing a play about this political event for more than a decade. Now he is one of the leaders of New York City's Counterpart Collective, a theatr…
 
Regional stories from the KBIA Newsroom, including: Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses Announced, Seven in Columbia Texting Ban Resurfaces in Missouri House Four Missouri River States Unite to Try to Limit Flooding Abortion Among Key Issues in Missouri 2020 Governor's Race University of Missouri Tracks Student Attendance With Phones…
 
It's what you need to know to start your day for Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Our Leadoff story is a preview of Gov. JB Pritzker's State of the State address, from the perspective of state Sen. Jason Barickman. Plus, WGLT's Charlie Schlenker talks to ISU President Larry Dietz about the University of Illinois' latest move on tuition.…
 
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is commemorating this year's 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with an exhibit documenting Ohio's role in the women's suffrage movement.By Tana Weingartner
 
With drug costs on the rise — and insurers refusing to cover some prescriptions — even patients with insurance can find themselves facing high out-of-pocket costs or going without.By NPR
 
Citing the case of a high school wrestler in New Jersey who was forced to cut his locs before he could compete, a Washington state lawmaker is proposing legislation to protect certain hairstyles under Washington’s anti-discrimination law.By Austin Jenkins
 
Where is the line between what is real and what is imaginary? It seems like an easy question to answer: if you can see it, hear it, or touch it, then it's real, right? But what if this way of thinking is limiting one of the greatest gifts of the mind? This week, we meet people who experience the invisible as real, and learn how they hone their imag…
 
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In his new book, 'The Bomb,' journalist Fred Kaplan pulls back the curtain on how U.S. presidents, their advisers and generals have thought about, planned for — and sometimes narrowly avoided — nuclear war. Also, we remember longtime PBS NewsHour anchor Jim Lehrer. He died last week at 85.By NPR
 
Frieda Caplan, better known as the "Kiwi Queen," helped introduce hundreds of fruits and vegetables to American supermarkets. She died on Jan. 18 at the age of 96.By NPR
 
As China continues to report a growing number of cases of Wuhan coronavirus, images of people wearing face masks have become ubiquitous. How effective are these masks in stopping the virus' spread?By NPR
 
As the world remembers the achievements and mentorship of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash Sunday, it also remembers the sexual assault allegations he faced in 2003.By A Mart?nez
 
Sundance is known as the largest independent film festival in the country. This year, there haven't been many big sales after the first weekend — but that doesn't mean there aren't notable projects.By NPR
 
In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration's effort to screen green card applicants who may need government aid, making it harder for them to acheive permanent residency.By NPR
 
Virginia has dozens of discriminatory laws still extant. Still trying to recover from admitting to wearing blackface, Gov. Ralph Northam says he hopes the new legislature strikes those old laws down.By Daniella Cheslow
 
President Trump's team of lawyers got into the meat of their defense against impeachment in the Senate trial on Monday.By NPR
 
Stocks tumbled Monday as concerns mounted that the outbreak of coronavirus that began in China could take a toll on the global economy.By NPR
 
Stocks tumbled Monday as concerns mounted that the outbreak of coronavirus that began in China could take a toll on the global economy.By NPR
 
President Trump's team of lawyers got into the meat of their defense against impeachment in the Senate trial on Monday.By NPR
 
Virginia has dozens of discriminatory laws still extant. Still trying to recover from admitting to wearing blackface, Gov. Ralph Northam says he hopes the new legislature strikes those old laws down.By Daniella Cheslow
 
Artist Kadir Nelson was inspired by Kwame Alexander's poem celebrating African American life, and turned it into a picture book for children. Nelson was awarded the Caldecott Medal Monday.By NPR
 
Sundance is known as the largest independent film festival in the country. This year, there haven't been many big sales after the first weekend — but that doesn't mean there aren't notable projects.By NPR
 
China has now quarantined some 45 million people as it tries to control the spread of coronavirus. It has extended the Lunar New Year holiday and delayed the start of the academic spring semester.By NPR
 
Artist Kadir Nelson was inspired by Kwame Alexander's poem celebrating African American life, and turned it into a picture book for children. Nelson was awarded the Caldecott Medal Monday.By NPR
 
Los Angeles is in mourning after the sudden death of former basketball star Kobe Bryant. The five-time NBA champion and former league MVP played his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers.By NPR
 
After a report that former national security adviser John Bolton talked to the president about withholding security aid to Ukraine in return for targeted investigations, senators discussed next steps.By NPR
 
In north Alabama, authorities say at least eight people died early Monday after a boat dock caught fire. The fire destroyed more than 30 boats moored along the Tennessee River in Scottsboro, Ala.By Andrew Yeager
 
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Farnaz Fassihi of The New York Times, who has pieced together an extensive chronology of the 72 hours after a Ukrainian airliner was shot down in Tehran.By NPR
 
The biggest swarm of locusts in decades has chomped its way around a swath of the Middle East, South Asia and Africa — and is now devouring crops in Kenya.By NPR
 
In north Alabama, authorities say at least eight people died early Monday after a boat dock caught fire. The fire destroyed more than 30 boats moored along the Tennessee River in Scottsboro, Ala.By Andrew Yeager
 
Backlash is building among police and prosecutors weeks after New York eliminated bail for most non-violent offenses. They say courts should be able to keep certain offenders in jail before trial.By NPR
 
Backlash is building among police and prosecutors weeks after New York eliminated bail for most non-violent offenses. They say courts should be able to keep certain offenders in jail before trial.By NPR
 
Frieda Caplan, better known as the "Kiwi Queen," helped introduce hundreds of fruits and vegetables to American supermarkets. She died on Jan. 18 at the age of 96.By NPR
 
The biggest swarm of locusts in decades has chomped its way around a swath of the Middle East, South Asia and Africa — and is now devouring crops in Kenya.By NPR
 
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, about revelations that President Trump told former national security adviser John Bolton about his intention to withhold aid to Ukraine.By NPR
 
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with country musician Tanya Tucker about putting out her first solo album in more than 10 years. It's called While I'm Livin'. She won two Grammys for it Sunday night.By NPR
 
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with country musician Tanya Tucker about putting out her first solo album in more than 10 years. It's called While I'm Livin'. She won two Grammys for it Sunday night.By NPR
 
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, about revelations that President Trump told former national security adviser John Bolton about his intention to withhold aid to Ukraine.By NPR
 
In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration's effort to screen green card applicants who may need government aid, making it harder for them to acheive permanent residency.By NPR
 
As China continues to report a growing number of cases of Wuhan coronavirus, images of people wearing face masks have become ubiquitous. How effective are these masks in stopping the virus' spread?By NPR
 
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