Top Podcasts by NPR

Up First

Up First

By: NPR

Rating:

4.5 (1051 ratings)

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.

NPR Politics Podcast

NPR Politics Podcast

By: NPR

Rating:

4.5 (5142 ratings)

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.

Fresh Air

Fresh Air

By: NPR

Rating:

4.5 (2911 ratings)

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.

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

By: NPR

Rating:

4.5 (7703 ratings)

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.

Pop Culture Happy Hour

Pop Culture Happy Hour

By: NPR

Rating:

4.5 (1338 ratings)

Pop Culture Happy Hour is a lively chat about books, movies, music, television, comics and pretty much anything else that strikes a nerve, all in a weekly roundtable from NPR. Features "Monkey See" blogger Linda Holmes and an occasionally rowdy cast of characters. Join the club at NPR.org/pchh.

How To Do Everything

How To Do Everything

By: NPR

Rating:

4.5 (690 ratings)

We're half advice show, half survival guide. We answer all your questions, from how to find a date, to how to find water in the desert.

Planet Money

Planet Money

By: NPR

Rating:

4.5 (4412 ratings)

The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. 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. That's what we're going for at Planet Money. People seem to like it.

Embedded

Embedded

By: NPR

Rating:

5.0 (2149 ratings)

Hosted by Kelly McEvers, Embedded takes a story from the news and goes deep. What does it feel like for a father in El Salvador to lie to his daughter about the bodies he saw in the street that day? What does it feel like for a nurse from rural Indiana to shoot up a powerful prescription opioid? Embedded (EMBD) takes you to where they're happening.

TED Radio Hour

TED Radio Hour

By: NPR

Rating:

4.5 (2733 ratings)

The TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create. Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme – such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections. The TED Radio Hour is hosted by Guy Raz, and is a co-production of NPR & TED. Follow the show @TEDRadioHour.

Live In Concert from NPR's All Songs Considered

Live In Concert from NPR's All Songs Considered

By: NPR

Rating:

4.5 (505 ratings)

Hear live shows from Spiritualized, Andrew Bird, Wilco, Bon Iver, Alabama Shakes, Beirut and many more. Recorded by NPR Music at venues and festivals across the country. Find more at npr.org/music.

Rough Translation

Rough Translation

By: NPR

Rating:

4.5 (581 ratings)

How are the things we're talking about being talked about somewhere else in the world? From a Ukrainian battlefield to a Somali prison cell, an Indian yoga studio and a Syrian refugee's first date, host 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.

Live from the Poundstone Institute

Live from the Poundstone Institute

By: NPR

Rating:

4.5 (138 ratings)

Paula Poundstone is on a quest to gather all of the world's knowledge. Or, as she puts it, "to get less stupid, one topic at a time." Follow her search as she looks to scientists, researchers, and experts for evidence about everything from what music cats like to the fluid dynamics of spilling coffee. "Every week, we'll keep looking for knowledge," says Paula, "because we know we left it somewhere."