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Best NPR podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best NPR podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
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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.
 
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Up First
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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 8am ET, with hosts Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Scott Simon. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.
 
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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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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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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.
 
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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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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.
 
Pop Culture Happy Hour is a fun and freewheeling chat about the latest movies, television, books, and music.
 
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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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.
 
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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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Up First
Daily
 
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.
 
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.
 
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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.
 
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.
 
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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Here & Now
Daily+
 
NPR and WBUR's live midday news program
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.
 
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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.
 
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White Lies
Monthly
 
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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On Point
Daily
 
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.
 
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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Environment : NPR
Daily+
 
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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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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1A
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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.
 
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BackStory
Weekly+
 
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 ...
 
Alec Baldwin brings listeners into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers.
 
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.
 
NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.
 
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Note to Self
Monthly
 
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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NPR News Now
Daily+
 
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.
 
Bullseye from NPR is your curated guide to culture. Jesse Thorn hosts in-depth interviews with brilliant creators, culture picks from our favorite critics and irreverent original comedy. Bullseye has been featured in Time, The New York Times, GQ and McSweeney's, which called it "the kind of show people listen to in a more perfect world." (Formerly known as The Sound of Young America.)
 
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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".
 
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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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The Last Movie
Monthly
 
Tanis podcast host Nic Silver and regular contributor MK, explore the possible existence of "The Last Movie," an infamous underground feature film, reputed to drive you insane. Legend has it that every screening of this film was surrounded by bloodshed and controversy: one reviewer actually described slipping on blood in the aisle, as he ran through dozens of people trying to tear him apart.
 
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The Press Box
Weekly+
 
The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker catch you up on the biggest media stories, from sports to politics and everything in between.
 
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.
 
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The Trump campaign launched its "Black Voices for Trump" initiative in Atlanta last week, touting record low black unemployment and criminal justice reform. Experts say that while the push may not make a big difference among black voters, it could help to reassure suburban white voters concerned about Trump's rhetoric on race. This episode: pol ...…
 
In, Part 1 of a two-part conversation with evangelical Christians in Fayetteville, N.C. about faith and politics, we talk about issues on their minds and impeachment.By NPR
 
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Linda Farthing, a journalist and researcher based in La Paz, Bolivia, about the resignation of the country's president Evo Morales.By NPR
 
Idaho Dance Theater has committed themselves to creating, performing and teaching the art of dance for three decades. They talk to Idaho Matters about their latest season and what their ambitions are going into the new decade.By Gemma Gaudette
 
"This is a real crisis for all of us, of all the system, of all the democracy," says the head of Rome's Jewish community. "That means that she must be protected from the hate as it was in the past."By NPR
 
You really don't know as much about the hormone as you think.By WAMU 88.5
 
For some patients in pain, opioids are still part of the long-term solution, doctors say. But by adding meditation, hypnosis or other treatments, the opioid dose can be reduced.By NPR
 
In an interview with NPR about her new book, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said she made an effort to avoid "toxic" and "trashy" Washington — and that she'll campaign for Trump in 2020.By NPR
 
Scientists have frozen their ship to an ice floe to study the causes and consequences of diminishing Arctic ice, in the hopes of improving how the Arctic is represented in climate models.By NPR
 
Netflix, HBO, Amazon, Hulu, Disney, NBC, they're all at war for your eyeballs. Today on the show, the streaming wars. Who the major players are, what's at stake and what it will mean for you.By NPR
 
This week the D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va., received audio recordings of a reporter narrating the landing in France. A homeowner found them in the house he bought where they had been for 75 years.By NPR
 
The Trump administration has been scaling back the U.S. refugee program for years. Now it wants to give states and towns the power to block any refugees from resettling in their backyards.By NPR
 
Lawmakers prepare for the open impeachment hearings that begin this week. Republicans continue to echo the president - that there was nothing impeachable out of the call with the Ukrainian president.By NPR
 
Paris is becoming unaffordable as prices are pushed up partly by Brexit, as wealthy people and companies relocate from London.By NPR
 
Spain held its fourth election in as many years over the weekend. Once again the results are inconclusive, apart from a sharp drop in support for a centrist party, and a boost for the far-right.By NPR
 
In California, power company PG&E is using blackouts to prevent its equipment from starting wildfires. But San Diego's utility doesn't use widespread outages because of changes it made a decade ago.By NPR
 
NPR's Ari Shapiro interviews attorney-at-law Stanley Brand about how he prepares witnesses before they testify before Congress.By NPR
 
South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is pitching himself as a transformational candidate. He is trying to make his case to youth voters, but a majority of yound people don't back him.By NPR
 
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Linda Farthing, a journalist and researcher based in La Paz, Bolivia, about the resignation of the country's president Evo Morales.By NPR
 
One of Mexico's most renowned classical composers, Ortiz's latest work was commissioned by Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic and inspired by Mexico's first liberator of slaves.By NPR
 
In California, power company PG&E is using blackouts to prevent its equipment from starting wildfires. But San Diego's utility doesn't use widespread outages because of changes it made a decade ago.By NPR
 
Paris is becoming unaffordable as prices are pushed up partly by Brexit, as wealthy people and companies relocate from London.By NPR
 
Lawmakers prepare for the open impeachment hearings that begin this week. Republicans continue to echo the president - that there was nothing impeachable out of the call with the Ukrainian president.By NPR
 
The Trump administration has been scaling back the U.S. refugee program for years. Now it wants to give states and towns the power to block any refugees from resettling in their backyards.By NPR
 
NPR's Ari Shapiro interviews attorney-at-law Stanley Brand about how he prepares witnesses before they testify before Congress.By NPR
 
This week the D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va., received audio recordings of a reporter narrating the landing in France. A homeowner found them in the house he bought where they had been for 75 years.By NPR
 
Spain held its fourth election in as many years over the weekend. Once again the results are inconclusive, apart from a sharp drop in support for a centrist party, and a boost for the far-right.By NPR
 
A look at the U.S. military still in Syria shows what it's doing after weeks of uncertainty over the mission. The uncertainty continues and so does the ISIS violence.By NPR
 
In, Part 1 of a two-part conversation with evangelical Christians in Fayetteville, N.C. about faith and politics, we talk about issues on their minds and impeachment.By NPR
 
Dozens of women who work in special operations recently met in Southern California to find ways to encourage female troops to stay in the military or help them transition to rewarding civilian jobs.By NPR
 
We try to learn where the phrase "throw him or her under the bus" came from.By NPR
 
South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is pitching himself as a transformational candidate. He is trying to make his case to youth voters, but a majority of yound people don't back him.By NPR
 
Dozens of women who work in special operations recently met in Southern California to find ways to encourage female troops to stay in the military or help them transition to rewarding civilian jobs.By NPR
 
We try to learn where the phrase "throw him or her under the bus" came from.By NPR
 
A look at the U.S. military still in Syria shows what it's doing after weeks of uncertainty over the mission. The uncertainty continues and so does the ISIS violence.By NPR
 
One of Mexico's most renowned classical composers, Ortiz's latest work was commissioned by Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic and inspired by Mexico's first liberator of slaves.By NPR
 
Anyone who's tried (and failed) to follow a diet knows that food is more than fuel. This week, we revisit our 2018 episode about the psychology behind what we eat, what we spit out, and when we come back for more.By NPR
 
Lights and decorations are a way for people to show their holiday spirit and bring some light into the long dark days of winter. But as people decorate their homes, there is also a spike in shoulder injuries. Idaho Matter talks to an orthopedic surgeon about how to avoid a trip to his office this holiday season (hint: make sure your ladder is s ...…
 
The American Legion is designed to help those who have served active duty in the U.S. military, and the organization has several posts across the country. On this Veterans Day, Idaho Matters take a special visit to an VFW post -- behind bars. Boise State Public Radio's George Prentice reports this story from the Idaho State Correctional Center.…
 
Last week, incumbent Mayor Dave Bieter came in second with just 30% of the vote in his re-election bid to lead Boise. Now, he's headed to a runoff election with Boise City Council President Lauren McLean who took 46% of the vote. Bieter joins Idaho Matters to talk about what he learned from last week's upset, and the contrast he hopes to draw b ...…
 
The new movie about Harriet Tubman. Historians tell us her real life was more incredible than what’s shown on the big screen. Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Kasi Lemmons join Meghna Chakrabarti.By WBUR & NPR
 
"He completely changed my life," Apatow says of his mentor. It's Garry Shandling's Book, which Apatow edited, explores the insecurities and personal trauma that Shandling turned into comedy.By Terry Gross
 
"The heart of this project is to convey the humanity of these troops. It is to ensure these stories are preserved," said Andrew Carroll, the founding director of the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter ...…
 
Public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry are set to begin. We talk with top reporters about who the American people are likely to hear from. Paula Reid and Emma Dumain join Meghna Chakrabarti.By WBUR & NPR
 
"This is a real crisis for all of us, of all the system, of all the democracy," says the head of Rome's Jewish community. "That means that she must be protected from the hate as it was in the past."By NPR
 
"This is a real crisis for all of us, of all the system, of all the democracy," says the head of Rome's Jewish community. "That means that she must be protected from the hate as it was in the past."By NPR
 
SpaceX and a rival company are rushing ahead with plans for constellations of thousands of satellites, but regulators might not be ready.By NPR
 
Conversations about US-China relations often revolve around tariffs, trades and recently, President Donald Trump’s tweets. So on this episode of BackStory, Nathan, Joanne and special guest host Erika Lee go beyond the standard narrative of US-China relations and learn about three Chinese and Chinese American people who worked to change American ...…
 
Last month was the coldest October on record in Idaho, according to NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information . Records for statewide average temperatures date back to 1895.By Rachel Cohen
 
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