This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
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Best Public Radio podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Public Radio podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
Updated February 2020
Join millions of Player FM users today to get news and insights whenever you like, even when you're offline. Podcast smarter with the free podcast app that refuses to compromise. Let's play!
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Brains On!® is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Co-hosted each week by kid scientists and reporters from public radio, we ask questions ranging from the science behind sneezing to how to translate the purr of cats, and go wherever the answers take us. @Brains_On
MPR News meteorologist Paul Huttner with the latest research on our changing climate.
the memory palace
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 ...
The best variety in News, Sports, Esoteric talk online and over the airwaves on Earth. The new learning channel UPRNtalkradio.com
But Why is a show led by kids. They ask the questions and we find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there. On But Why, we tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world. Know a kid with a question? Record it with a smartphone. Be sure to include your kid's first name, age, and town and send the recording to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Commentary and Comedy Edition
Host Julie Amacher provides an in-depth exploration of a new classical music release each week.
Christ-Centered, Cross-Focused Talk Radio
Original stories from Reno Public Radio
Hacker Public Radio is an podcast that releases shows every weekday Monday through Friday. Our shows are produced by the community (you) and can be on any topic that are of interest to hackers and hobbyists.
To The Best Of Our Knowledge is a nationally-syndicated, Peabody award-winning public radio show that dives headlong into the deeper end of ideas. We have conversations with novelists and poets, scientists and software engineers, journalists and historians, filmmakers and philosophers, artists and activists — people with big ideas and a passion to share them. For more from the TTBOOK team, visit us at ttbook.org.
Weekly podcast from public radio’s award-winning program Humankind
What's the difference between the House and the Senate? How do congressional investigations work? What is Federalist X actually about? Civics 101 is the podcast refresher course on the basics of how our democracy works.
Missouri's political newsmakers talk candidly with St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum, Julie O'Donoghue and Rachel Lippmann.
What if you could decide what stories Vermont Public Radio should be covering, before they're even assigned? That's the idea behind Brave Little State.
Updates from Minnesota Public Radio News staff covering Minnesota's Politics.
Every week on Performance Today™, Bruce Adolphe re-writes a familiar tune in the style of a classical composer. We get one of our listeners on the phone, and our caller listens to Bruce play his Piano Puzzler™. They then try to do two things: name the hidden tune, and name the composer whose style Bruce is mimicking. From American Public Media.
Montana news, with updates on politics and elections, wildfires and air quality, heath care, wildlife, public lands and more, from Montana Public Radio.
A daily glimpse into the natural world from Cincinnati Public Radio.
From Valley Public Radio
We discuss race, identity, social justice and culture in a region grappling with demographic changes.
Connecticut's Public Media Source for News and Ideas
Our connection to the outdoors runs deep in our DNA, but our relationship to the natural world can be complicated. From the unintended human costs of clean energy, to the murky ethics of high-risk rescue missions, to our seemingly eternal conflict with invasive species, we dive head first into those complexities with stories, in-depth reporting, and a touch of nerdiness. You don’t have to be a conservation biologist, a whitewater kayaker, or an obsessive composter to love Outside/In. It’s a ...
Republicans and Democrats are often at each other’s throats at the Capitol. But there is one issue where they are finding agreement: fighting exploitation of seniors. Michael Pope has details. https://virginiapublicradio.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/vpr-financial-exploitation.mp3By Nick Gilmore
Colorado Parks And Wildlife Says Over 5,000 Bear Incidents Reported In Colorado Last Year Western Slope Prepping For WolvesBy Molly Dove
Spaced Out Radio Feb. 25/20 - Crystal Skull Research with Jaap Van EttenBy email@example.com (Joe Montaldo )
Missoula police still have no conclusive evidence that a city patrol car was actually shot last week. The ongoing investigation is raising more questions than answers.By Edward O'Brien
Password-store and the pre command. Credit commandBy firstname.lastname@example.org (klaatu)
Local Artists Use Ink Made From Carbon Soot For Billboard ProjectBy Molly Dove
S upporters of Massachusetts Senator and Democratic Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren packed into a downtown Fresno business Monday to hear from someone who used to be her competitor. Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro addressed around 50 people at the Fulton Street Coffee shop. The 45-year-old was also a presidentia…
Nevada’s caucus isn’t accessible for everyone. Many voters with disabilities said they have faced unique challenges when trying to participate in the election process, including caucusing. Nevada's Democratic caucus was on Saturday, February 22, and some voters voiced the obstacles they experienced.By Lucia Starbuck
Please find enclosed Alabama Public Radio’s entry for the PMJA Award for Best Radio Series, titled “Alabama Human Trafficking.” The two member Alabama Public Radio news team spent fourteen months and three thousand miles on the road, with no budget, investigating the trafficking issue in Alabama. It all began with a number. 641,000. That’s the tota…
Local Schools Could Miss Out If Residents Skip Census Basalt River Park Could See Final Vote TuesdayBy Molly Dove
Thousands of people will get health insurance coverage this year from plans they chose through Access Health CT, the state’s Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplace. But state officials worry about changes to federal law that may hinder continuing participation in health insurance programs.By Nicole Leonard
Marcos Valle, Deodato, Bluey, Bob Berg, Hector Lavoe, Fania Allstars, Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, and more!
The quirky world of the divertissement—and its cousin, the divertimento—from Baroque to Modern
Credit: Mike Mozart / Flickr A bill to prevent companies from marketing soy milk and almond milk as “milk” is headed to the Senate floor. Michael Pope reports. https://virginiapublicradio.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/vpr-milk-legislation.mp3By Nick Gilmore
Credit: Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIO IQ State lawmakers are addressing a shortage of clerks in Virginia’s district courts – after some officials said staffing levels were at a crisis point. Mallory Noe-Payne reports. https://virginiapublicradio.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/vpr-clerk-funding.mp3By Nick Gilmore
February 26, 2020By Lutheran Public Radio
On today's edition, New poll numbers show Minnesotans largely support refugees; only a matter of time before the new coronavirus shows up hereBy Minnesota Public Radio
American Public Media's Performance Today features live concerts by famous artists in concert halls around the globe and from the American Public Media studios as well as interviews, news and features. Performance Today audiences, on any given day, may hear from performances in the great concert halls of New York, Prague, London, Berlin and Paris.…
Colorado’s last wild wolves were killed in the 1930s, but this winter, wildlife officials confirmed that a wolf pack has moved in to Northwest Colorado. The news comes several months before Colorado voters decide whether they’ll support a bill to reintroduce gray wolves to the state. Recent reporting from Aspen Journalism looks into what the return…
Colorado Parks and Wildlife says it received 5,369 total bear calls from April 1 through Dec. 31 of 2019. On Wednesday, the agency released the latest statistics from its modernized tracking system. CPW said there are likely an equal number of human-bear interactions that go unreported.By Alex Hager