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Up First
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NPR's Up First is the news you need to start your day. The biggest stories and ideas - from politics to pop culture - in 10 minutes. Hosted by Rachel Martin, David Greene and Steve Inskeep, with reporting and analysis from NPR News. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.
 
The NPR Politics Podcast is where NPR's political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other. With weekly roundups and quick takes on news of the day, you don't have to keep up with politics to know what's happening. You just have to keep up with us.
 
NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.
 
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.
 
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NPR News Now
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The latest news in five minutes. Updated hourly.
 
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.
 
Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries every weekday. Hosts David Greene, Steve Inskeep, Noel King and Rachel Martin bring you the latest breaking news and features to prepare you for the day.
 
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Up First
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NPR's Up First is the news you need to start your day. The biggest stories and ideas — from politics to pop culture — in 10 minutes. Hosted by Rachel Martin, David Greene, Noel King and Steve Inskeep, with reporting and analysis from NPR News. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.
 
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.
 
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Wow in the World
Weekly
 
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.
 
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Hidden Brain
Weekly
 
Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.
 
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Code Switch
Weekly
 
Ever find yourself in a conversation about race and identity where you just get...stuck? Code Switch can help. We're all journalists of color, and this isn't just the work we do. It's the lives we lead. Sometimes, we'll make you laugh. Other times, you'll get uncomfortable. But we'll always be unflinchingly honest and empathetic. Come mix it up with us.
 
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Ask Me Another
Weekly
 
Packed with trivia, comedy and celebrity guests, Ask Me Another is like an amusement park for your brain. Host Ophira Eisenberg and musician Jonathan Coulton take brilliant contestants on a roller coaster that'll make you laugh and scream (out the answers)—and barely anyone throws up in a trash can.
 
Pop Culture Happy Hour is a fun and freewheeling chat about the latest movies, television, books, and music.
 
A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Listen weekday afternoons.
 
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Believed
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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.
 
Tiny Desk Concerts from NPR Music feature your favorite musicians performing at All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen's desk in the NPR office. Hear Wilco, Adele, Passion Pit, Tinariwen, Miguel, The xx and many more. This is the audio version of the podcast. A video version is also available.
 
Everyone needs a little help being a human. From sleep to saving money to parenting and more, we talk to the experts to get the best advice out there. Life Kit is here to help you get it together. Subscribe to get new guides every two weeks.
 
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1A
Daily
 
1A is home to the national conversation. Joshua Johnson hosts with great guests and frames the best debate in ways to make you think, share and engage.
 
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.
 
Tiny Desk Concerts from NPR's All Songs Considered features your favorite musicians performing at Bob Boilen's desk in the NPR Music office. Watch videos from Passion Pit, The xx, Wilco, Adele, Phoenix, Tinariwen, tUnE-yArDs and many more.
 
Saving money and investing like a pro is a lot easier than most people realize. In this podcast, we learn the secrets of success from some of the world's best investors, behavioral economists and other experts.
 
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Throughline
Weekly
 
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.
 
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Rough Translation
Monthly
 
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.
 
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Embedded
Monthly
 
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.
 
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.
 
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TED Radio Hour
Weekly
 
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.
 
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.
 
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White Lies
Weekly
 
In 1965, Rev. James Reeb was murdered in Selma, Alabama. Three men were tried and acquitted, but no one was ever held to account. Fifty years later, two journalists from Alabama return to the city where it happened, expose the lies that kept the murder from being solved and uncover a story about guilt and memory that says as much about America today as it does about the past.
 
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Planet Money
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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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Fresh Air
Daily
 
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.
 
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Note to Self
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Is your phone watching you? Can texting make you smarter? Are your kids real? Note to Self explores these and other essential quandaries facing anyone trying to preserve their humanity in the digital age. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts, including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Snap Judgment, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin, Nancy and many others. © WNYC Studios
 
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Environment : NPR
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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.
 
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On Point
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Go behind the headlines: From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik speak with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.
 
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Morning Edtion
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Morning Edition is an American radio news program produced and distributed by NPR.
 
We'll help you cut through all the nutrition noise and figure out how to eat healthy — without having to think about it too much.
 
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.
 
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NPR130503 : NPR
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This news feed contains stories that meet any of the following criteria: (1) Stories aired on "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!". (2) Stories from the "Science" topic. (3) Stories from the "Economy" topic. (4) Stories from "World Story of the Day".
 
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.
 
You know you need to do it, but there are always a million excuses not to. In this podcast, we give you the science behind getting up and moving, making exercise a habit that sticks and getting the most from your workout.
 
A weekly one-hour conversation with guest experts and callers about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is America's leading authority on travel to Europe and beyond. Host and writer of over a hundred public television travel shows and author of 30 best-selling guidebooks, Rick now brings his passion for exploring and understanding our world to public radio. Related travel information and message boards on www.rickst ...
 
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.
 
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The Sporkful
Weekly
 
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.
 
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NPR News: 09-15-2019 8PM ETBy NPR.
 
NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with former gymnast and activist Rachael Denhollander about her new book What Is a Girl Worth?
 
Tens of thousands of members of the United Auto Workers have voted to go on strike against General Motors. The action could shut down plants nationwide.By NPR.
 
NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with the president of Virginia Theological Seminary, Ian Markham, about the institution's new $1.7 million reparations fund.By NPR.
 
Bill Kurtis reads three news-related limericks: Sappy Wedding, Ness Less and The Dairy Belt.By NPR.
 
The remote community of Nanwalek on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula is accessible only by boat or seaplane. Now, it's running out of water because of a lack of rainfall and low snowpack.By Renee Gross.
 
The lawsuit extends a legal fight over the Trump administration's efforts to produce data that a GOP strategist said could be used to politically benefit "Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites."By NPR.
 
The young Swedish activist led a protest at the White House on Friday. But she wasn't looking to go inside. "I don't want to meet with people who don't accept the science," she says.By NPR.
 
As the Democratic primary field narrows, those seeking the party's nomination sharpened their debate message in Houston. And, the EPA makes the rollback of clean water rules official.By David Greene, Steve Inskeep.
 
People in Boston, England's heaviest Brexit-voting town, think Britain should still leave the European Union, but they have no illusions that Brexit will fix their community's problems.By NPR.
 
Former Vice President Joe Biden, a focal point of attacks in the previous two debates, was more aggressive in Houston, while others like former Rep. Beto O'Rourke had moments of their own to command attention. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and edit ...…
 
NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with the president of Virginia Theological Seminary, Ian Markham, about the institution's new $1.7 million reparations fund.
 
NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with two Liberty University students, Elizabeth Brooks and Sutton Roberts, about reports of inappropriate behavior involving the university's president, Jerry Falwell Jr.
 
NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks to Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia about his reaction to President Trump's proposed ban of flavored e-cigarettes and nicotine pods.
 
Israel holds elections for the second time in six months on Tuesday, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fights to stay in power.By Daniel Estrin.
 
Tens of thousands of members of the United Auto Workers have voted to go on strike against General Motors. The action could shut down plants nationwide.
 
Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires talk about the formation of their new all-female supergroup, a gutsy move within a male-dominated genre.By Sarah McCammon, Gemma Watters.
 
Scores of counties across the U.S. have no local newspaper. Even some that do say they're not being well-served by them. Longmont, Colo., is looking at one possibility: newsrooms in libraries.By Rae Ellen Bichell.
 
NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with former gymnast and activist Rachael Denhollander about her new book What Is a Girl Worth?By NPR.
 
Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires talk about the formation of their new all-female supergroup, a gutsy move within a male-dominated genre.By NPR.
 
Israel holds elections for the second time in six months on Tuesday, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fights to stay in power.By NPR.
 
NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks to Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia about his reaction to President Trump's proposed ban of flavored e-cigarettes and nicotine pods.By NPR.
 
NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with former gymnast and activist Rachael Denhollander about her new book What Is a Girl Worth?By NPR.
 
NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with the president of Virginia Theological Seminary, Ian Markham, about the institution's new $1.7 million reparations fund.By NPR.
 
NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with two Liberty University students, Elizabeth Brooks and Sutton Roberts, about reports of inappropriate behavior involving the university's president, Jerry Falwell Jr.By NPR.
 
Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires talk about the formation of their new all-female supergroup, a gutsy move within a male-dominated genre.By NPR.
 
Tens of thousands of members of the United Auto Workers have voted to go on strike against General Motors. The action could shut down plants nationwide.By NPR.
 
Israel holds elections for the second time in six months on Tuesday, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fights to stay in power.By NPR.
 
NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks to Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia about his reaction to President Trump's proposed ban of flavored e-cigarettes and nicotine pods.By NPR.
 
NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with two Liberty University students, Elizabeth Brooks and Sutton Roberts, about reports of inappropriate behavior involving the university's president, Jerry Falwell Jr.By NPR.
 
The United Auto Workers voted Sunday to strike after not agreeing with General Motors on wages, heath care and profit sharing. The strike may bring the automaker's U.S. production to a halt.By NPR.
 
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with two candidates for United States Congress, Cori Bush and Monika Johnson-Hostler, and political strategist A'shanti Gholar about what issues matter to black voters.
 
NPR's Michel Martin talks with the Kennedy Center's Marc Bamuthi Joseph about the opening of the REACH rehearsal and performance space.
 
NPR's Michel Martin speaks to two of the creators of the new series Our Boys, Joseph Cedar and Tawfik Abu Wael.
 
Recent peace talks between the U.S. and the Taliban fell through. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon about a group being left out of these discussions: the Afghan people.
 
The Trump administration has proposed a ban on flavored vaping products, prompting mixed reactions from young vapers and health policy experts.By Zeninjor Enwemeka.
 
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with actor Rose McGowan about revelations in the new book She Said, which confirm McGowan was targeted for harassment by Harvey Weinstein's legal team.
 
The young Swedish activist led a protest at the White House on Friday. But she wasn't looking to go inside. "I don't want to meet with people who don't accept the science," she says.By Bill Chappell, Ailsa Chang.
 
Listener Holly Ashworth of Oak Park, Ill., plays this week's puzzle with New York Times puzzlemaster Will Shortz.By NPR.
 
British police have arrested a 66-year-old man in connection with the theft of a solid gold toilet from a palace west of London.By NPR.
 
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with author Shannon Hale and illustrator LeUyen Pham about their new graphic novel for kids, Best Friends.By NPR.
 
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with former Iranian soccer coach Katayoun Khosrowyar about Sahar Khodayari, a young woman who died after trying to watch a stadium soccer game in Iran.By NPR.
 
Miami-based immigration lawyer Rebeca Sánchez-Roig talks with NPRs Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the recent increase in Cuban repatriations.By NPR.
 
Drone attacks against Saudi oil facilities have caused uncertainty in world oil markets. Houthi rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility, but the U.S. is blaming Iran.By NPR.
 
The final season of HBO's The Deuce takes place in 1985. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with actor Maggie Gyllenhaal. She plays Eileen, a former prostitute and now porn director on the show.By NPR.
 
Scores of counties across the U.S. have no local newspaper. Even some that do say they're not being well-served by them. Longmont, Colo., is looking at one possibility: newsrooms in libraries.By Rae Ellen Bichell.
 
Tina Charles, WNBA star, joins us along with panelists Adam Felber, Helen Hong, and Peter Grosz.By NPR.
 
Our panelists predict what will be the next new version of monopoly.By NPR.
 
All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.By NPR.
 
Cake Corleone, Pillow Thoughts.By NPR.
 
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