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Wow in the Sky!

Aug 9, 2017

Join us for a once in a lifetime "Wow" event at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. We are also looking for kid SKYwitness Reporters to cover the eclipse from their hometown.

On August 21st, 2017, for the first time in nearly 100 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire United States.

Mindy Thomas, host of NPR's Wow in the World, will be meeting up with the amazing team of experts at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. for their special eclipse viewing day activities – and you are invited!

After a 19-year hiatus, returning to your ear canals on a weekly basis with NPR has been nothing short of amazing. We super appreciate all the positive feedback to our podcast thus far. If you've enjoyed our first three episodes with Dave Chappelle, Mahershala Ali and Eddie Huang, you're in for more goodness with upcoming in-depth interviews every Wednesday with incredible people, including ‪Stevie Wonder, ‪Chance the Rapper and more!

Faces of NPR: Tamara Keith

Aug 8, 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 White House Correspondent and co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast, Tamara Keith.

The Basics:

Name: Tamara Keith

Twitter Handle: @tamarakeithNPR

Faces of NPR: Cecily Meza-Martinez

Aug 3, 2017

The Basics:

Name: Cecily Meza-Martinez

Twitter Handle: @ItsCecilyYall

Job Title: Audio & Technical Resource Specialist on the News Operations Desk

Where You're From: Santa Ana, California

An Inside Look:

You're a Audio & Technical Resource Specialist. What does that mean?

Faces Of NPR: Yuki Noguchi

Jul 28, 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 Business Correspondent, Yuki Noguchi.

The Basics:

Name: Yuki Noguchi

Twitter Handle: @yukinoguchi

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

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