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  1. tiny desk (home) concerts
    BTS Perform a Stripped-Down ‘Dynamite’ in Their First Tiny Desk ConcertTo be clear, the song is stripped down, not the guys.
  2. hot pod
    Will NPR’s Plan to Bundle Local Content Work?Plus: Audible undergoes some changes.
  3. tiny desk
    Billie Eilish and Finneas Play NPR’s Tiny Desk (From Home, They Swear)Watch them perform in the “office.”
  4. no desks needed
    Soccer Mommy Plays NPR’s Tiny Desk … From HomeIntroducing Tiny Desk (home) concerts.
  5. podcasts
    13 Election Podcasts for Every Type of ListenerOur critic’s guide to the ever-expanding world of politics podcasts.
  6. the industry
    The 2016 Election Changed Podcasting. Will Podcasting Change the 2020 Election?The medium has exploded in the last four years. What are voters hearing?
  7. there will be podcasts
    10 Essential Pop-Culture PodcastsHigh art or not, these shows are having conversations worth your attention.
  8. true crime podcasts
    This Week in True-Crime Podcasts: NPR Digs Into a ’60s Civil-Rights CasePlus, revisiting the trial of Madam Cynthia Payne.
  9. podcasts
    April Podcast Preview: Cops, True Crime, and Michael LewisPlus a guide to surviving natural disasters.
  10. podcasts
    Are We in a Podcast Bubble?Podcasting is suddenly more than a mission; it’s an industry.
  11. podcasts
    How Podcasts Learned to SpeakThe once useless-seeming medium that became essential.
  12. best of 2018
    The 10 Best True-Crime Podcasts of 2018Believed, Thunder Bay, Bear Brook, and more.
  13. best of 2018
    The 10 Best Podcasts of 2018Political scandals, true crime, and Y2K.
  14. snl
    Natasha Rothwell Says Saturday Night Live Is ‘Hyperaware’ of Diversity Problem“The true evidence of diversity on that show will be longevity.”
  15. obits
    Carl Kasell, Longtime NPR Newscaster on ‘Morning Edition,’ Dead at 84Kasell was also beloved as the judge and official scorekeeper of “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me! He retired in 2014.
  16. select all
    ‘Cruzers’ and the Dark World of School-Shooter Culture OnlineIt took just minutes for the first photograph of alleged school shooter Nikolas Cruz to go viral on Tumblr and school-shooter message boards.
  17. more sexual harassment allegations
    Veteran NPR Reporter Retires After Sexual-Harassment AllegationsInvestigative journalist Daniel Zwerdling is the latest public-radio staffer to be accused of inappropriate conduct.
  18. The 12 Podcasts We Can’t Wait to Hear in 2018Marvel’s first podcast, a new season of Invisibilia, a ton of true-crime investigations, and more.
  19. in conversation
    Terry Gross on the Art of the Q&A and the Guest That Most Surprised Her“If you’re willing,” says the Fresh Air host, “you can get an interview to a pretty real emotional place.”
  20. media
    Two Public Radio Hosts Were Fired for Inappropriate BehaviorThis comes after they were suspended from their jobs in early December.
  21. Here’s the Thing With Alec Baldwin Is in Development As a Talk Show at ABCThe project would be based on the actor’s WNYC radio series.
  22. sexual harassment
    NPR Staffers Are Furious About How CEO Handled Harassment Allegations“There were repeated complaints to management going back more than a year, and nothing ever happened.”
  23. sexual harassment
    NPR Editorial Director Resigns Amid Multiple Sexual-Harassment ClaimsThree women have now accused Michael Oreskes of harassment.
  24. select all
    Trump Twitter Spent the Fourth Getting Mad About the Declaration of IndependenceNPR tweeted the document in honor of the Fourth of July, and the responses are gold.
  25. podcasts
    NPR’s Fresh Air Team Picks Its 10 Favorite Terry Gross InterviewsFeaturing chats with Ray Charles, Stephen Colbert, and more.
  26. food media
    ‘The Splendid Table’ Names Francis Lam as New HostHis first episode is on March 10.
  27. Jesse Williams on How He Plans to Approach 2017 and His BET SpeechThe actor and activist talks about turning a wider eye to his creative endeavors this year.
  28. Obama Says Democrats Lost ‘Badly’ Because They Didn’t ‘Show Up’Obama reiterates his (implicit) critique of the Clinton campaign, while declaring his intention to become a “talent scout” for the Democratic Party.
  29. ghost stories
    Forgotten H.G. Wells Ghost Story Printed at Last“The Haunted Ceiling” was never published.
  30. Garrison Keillor’s Final ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ Aired on SaturdayKeillor hosted the public radio staple for 42 years.
  31. Watch Ben Folds’s Tiny Desk ConcertBen Folds without the Five.
  32. media
    NPR’s Diane Rehm Is Retiring Next Year The longtime host will stay on through the 2016 election.
  33. listen up
    The One Podcast to Start With, Across 24 TopicsThere are simply too many podcasts. Here’s where to start.
  34. diddly-dee
    Fiona Apple Had a Blast Singing Old-Timey SongsFor the Watkins Family Hour’s Tiny Desk Concert.
  35. shes the boss
    How Black Women Have Been Leaning In ForeverTalking to NPR’s Michel Martin.
  36. Patton Oswalt on His Dream of Becoming a Film Director: ‘Eventually I Will’“Eventually I will. But when I make the leap to become a director, I have got to convince a platoon of people to make the leap with me, so […]
  37. behavior
    Hear an Exclusive Clip From ‘Invisibilia,’ NPR’s New Show on BehaviorIt’s kind of Science of Us–y. 
  38. John Cleese Explains the Difference Between American and British Comedy […]“The Americans are more enthusiastic and more likely to engage in hyperbole. The British fans are liable to suddenly be talking to you about […]
  39. radio
    Why You Wasted a Perfectly Good Hour Listening to ‘Car Talk’We took comfort in their expertise.
  40. Standup, Storytelling and Radio Hosting with Ophira EisenbergOphira Eisenberg is a standup comic, the host of NPR’s live quiz show Ask Me Another, and a regular host and contributor to the popular live […]
  41. media
    Listening to New York Public Radio Is About to Get Easier Thanks to a big grant.
  42. scoops
    Notes on Being a Female Reporter in the 1970sNina Totenberg remembers.
  43. returning favorites
    Watch Portlandia Make NPR JokesThey’re tailgating for “Prairie Home Companion.
  44. Listen to a David Letterman Interview from 1981David Letterman’s 20th anniversary hosting CBS’s The Late Show is coming up this week. NPR’s Terry Gross has unearthed an old radio interview […]
  45. chat room
    Peter Sagal of ‘Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me’ on Competitiveness and Republicans“I would love it if John Boehner would come on our show.”
  46. Jesse Thorn’s ‘Bullseye’ Will Be Distributed Through NPR Starting in April MaximumFun.org chief Jesse Thorn’s radio show/podcast Bullseye (previously called The Sound of Young America) will be airing on NPR beginning […]
  47. the most npr thing in the world
    Fred Armisen Will Co-Host ‘This American Life’In character as Ira Glass.
  48. Part of Tig Notaro’s Famous Largo Set Will be Broadcast on ‘This American […]Early this month, Tig Notaro performed a legendary set at Largo in Los Angeles. As an account from the night put it: “For the first half of her […]
  49. alabama shakes
    Download a Free Alabama Shakes ConcertLove you forever, NPR.
  50. media
    Terry Gross Is Not a LesbianShe gets that a lot, though.
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