News About Public Radio

Kids Review Wow in the World

Jul 19, 2017

In May NPR launched Wow in the World, a new podcast for kids ages 5-12 that illuminates the wonders of science, technology, discovery and inventions. Through comedy and conversation, hosts Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas guide curious kids and their grown-ups away from their screens, inside their brains, out into space, and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.

After 19 years off the air, hip-hop heralds Adrian "Stretch" Bartos and Robert "Bobbito" Garcia reunite on NPR for their new podcast, What's Good with Stretch and Bobbito. NPR Extra had the chance to sit down with Bobbito in person, and Stretch by phone, to talk about their vision for the new show, as well as their history as co-hosts, filmmakers, DJs, and best friends.

If you've laughed along to NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, we think you'll like NPR's new podcast, Live from the Poundstone Institute. Hosted by Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! panelists Paula Poundstone and Adam Felber, the comedy podcast will follow Paula's ongoing search for knowledge. A search that takes us to some odd, and funny, places.

Your Weekend Travel Podcast Essentials

Jun 30, 2017

This weekend is forecast to be the "most traveled Independence Day holiday," ever. Whether you're driving around the country, heading across town for a cookout, or plotting a mental vacation, spend your travel time wisely and treat your ears to some new podcast finds from NPR.

Faces Of NPR: Muhammad Khan

Jun 30, 2017

Faces Of NPR is a weekly feature that showcases the people behind NPR, from the voices you hear every day on the radio to the ones who work outside of the recording studio. You'll find out about what they do and what they're inspired by on the daily. This week's post features NPR West's IT Support Specialist, Muhammad Khan.

The Basics:

Name: Muhammad Khan

Twitter Handle: I don't use Twitter.

Job Title: IT Support Specialist

Where You're From: Arlington, VA

There are more ways to listen to podcasts than ever before – your favorite app, NPR One, smart speakers and more. Now you can also find special broadcast versions of two of NPR's most popular podcasts – Planet Money and How I Built This – back-to-back on participating Member stations. Steve Nelson, NPR's director of programming, explains why he's excited about the project and which other NPR podcasts are coming to the radio.

Q: How do Planet Money and How I Built This complement one another?

Remarks delivered by Senior Vice President of News and Editorial Director Michael Oreskes at the Public Radio News Directors conference in Miami, on June 23, 2017

Good morning,

It has been two years since I first joined you here at PRNDI.

I was just a few months into my new job and I began by apologizing for the many sins of NPR. And then I tried to paint an ambitious but achievable goal.

I said I hoped we could work together to achieve the same level of dysfunction between NPR and Member stations that already existed within NPR.

Weekend Listens: Award Winning Stories from NPR

Jun 23, 2017

Looking for some recommendations for weekend listening? Check out these award winning stories from NPR. The 2017 Edward R. Murrow Awards were announced this week and NPR won several for feature reporting, excellence in innovation and continuing coverage.

Faces Of NPR: Alex Curley

Jun 23, 2017

Faces Of NPR is a weekly feature that showcases the people behind NPR, from the voices you hear every day on the radio to the ones who work outside of the recording studio. You'll find out about what they do and what they're inspired by on the daily. This week's post features NPR's Assistant Producer in Programming, Alex Curley.

The Basics:

Name: Alex Curley

Twitter Handle: @AlexCurley

Job Title: Assistant Producer in Programming

You may already know Sam Sanders as a campaign reporter for NPR during the 2016 presidential election, as well as one of the original co-hosts of the NPR Politics Podcast. Sam's trademark curiosity and empathy made him a fan favorite as he covered the intersection of culture, pop culture, and politics, and talked listeners through all of the political coverage that swirled throughout the election cycle.

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