• NPR News Now

    The latest news in five minutes. Updated hourly.

  • Coronavirus Daily

    A daily news podcast about the coronavirus pandemic, covering all dimensions of the story from science to economics and politics as well as society and culture. Hosted by Kelly McEvers from Embedded. Approximately 10 minutes in length. Publishing weekday afternoons. Includes stories and interviews from NPR's Science, International, National, Business and Washington reporting teams, as well as station reporters, and the crews at Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

  • The NPR Politics Podcast

    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.

  • Here & Now

    NPR and WBUR's live midday news program

  • World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN

    WXPN's live performance and interview program featuring music and conversation from a variety of important musicians

  • On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

    A live, two-hour morning news-analysis program.

  • 1A

    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.

  • Up First

    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 8 a.m. ET, with hosts Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Scott Simon. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.

  • Wow in the World

    Wow in the World is a podcast and a new way for families to connect, look up and discover the wonders in the world around them. Every episode, hosts Mindy and Guy guide curious kids and their grown-ups away from their screens and on a journey. Through a combination of careful scientific research and fun, we'll go inside our brains, out into space, and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology. Hosted by Guy Raz @guyraz and Mindy Thomas @AbsolutelyMindy. Follow the show @WowintheWorld and WowintheWorld.com

  • Life Kit

    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.

  • StoryCorps

    Stories of the human heart. A candid, unscripted conversation between two people about what's really important in life: love, loss, family, friendship. When the world seems out of hand, tune in to StoryCorps and be reminded of the things that matter most.

  • Hidden Brain

    Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.

  • Planet Money

    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.

  • How I Built This with Guy Raz

    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.

  • Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

    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.

  • Car Talk

    America's funniest auto mechanics take calls from weary car owners all over the country, and crack wise while they diagnose Dodges and dismiss Diahatsus. You don't have to know anything about cars to love this one hour weekly laugh fest.

  • Ask Me Another

    Host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton bring the lively spirit of your favorite trivia night right to your ears. Hear hilarious games, puzzles, and music, all played in front of a live audience.

  • Pop Culture Happy Hour

    Pop Culture Happy Hour is a fun and freewheeling chat about the latest movies, television, books, and music.

  • Throughline

    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.

  • Code Switch

    What's CODE SWITCH? It's the fearless conversations about race that you've been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we're all part of the story.

  • Rough Translation

    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.

  • Tiny Desk Concerts - Audio

    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.

  • From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley

    From the Top, hosted by acclaimed concert pianist Christopher O'Riley, showcases the music, stories, and unique humor of America's best young classical musicians.

  • From the Top

    NPR's From the Top showcases the music, stories, and unique humor of America's best young classical musicians.

  • Invisibilia

    Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently.

  • Embedded

    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.

  • White Lies

    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.

  • Eat Your Way To A Healthier Life

    We'll help you cut through all the nutrition noise and figure out how to eat healthy — without having to think about it too much.

  • Exercise: Learn To Love (Or At Least Like) It

    You know you need to do it, but there are always a million excuses not to. In this podcast, we give you the science behind getting up and moving, making exercise a habit that sticks and getting the most from your workout.

  • Find Money You Didn't Know You Had

    Don't let your money disappear into a whirlpool of bank fees, takeout orders, and lattes! We'll learn how to free up more money so you can spend it on — and save it for — the things you value most.

  • Secrets Of Saving And Investing

    Saving money and investing like a pro is a lot easier than most people realize. In this podcast, we learn the secrets of success from some of the world's best investors, behavioral economists and other experts.

  • All Songs Considered

    Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)

  • Alt.Latino

    Alt.Latino is a spotlight on the world of Latinx arts and culture through music, stories and conversation.

  • Believed

    How did Larry Nassar, an Olympic gymnastics doctor, get away with abusing hundreds of women and girls for two decades? Believed is an inside look at how a team of women won a conviction in one of the largest serial sexual abuse cases in U.S. history. It's a story of survivors finding their power in a cultural moment when people are coming to understand how important that is. It's also an unnerving exploration of how even well-meaning adults can fail to believe.

  • Piano Jazz Shorts

    A preview of upcoming conversations and improvisations with Marian McPartland and the brightest stars from the world of jazz.

  • Piano Jazz Shorts

    A preview of upcoming conversations and improvisations with Marian McPartland and the brightest stars from the world of jazz.

  • Live In Concert from NPR's All Songs Considered

    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.

  • The Big Listen

    There are tens of thousands of podcasts out there. So how do you know what to listen to? On The Big Listen — THE broadcast about podcasts from WAMU and NPR — host Lauren Ober introduces you to podcasts you might not have ever heard of, and gives you the inside scoop on shows you already love. Through interviews, listener recommendations, show snippets and more, The Big Listen helps you curate your perfect playlist.

  • Live from the Poundstone Institute

    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."

  • How To Do Everything

    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.