NPR Produced Podcasts

NPR News Radio produces many great shows and programs, that many people enjoy tuning in to listen to on the radio or seek out specific shows at their convenience through podcasts. The majority of NPR’s regular broadcast programs are available as podcasts. In addition to these favorites, NPR also produces shows that are specific to the podcast platform. Not only are podcasts great because you can listen to them according to your schedule, but you can also often available for a subscription so that new episodes are automatically downloaded so you never miss an episode.

The following are some of the podcast specific shows that NPR produces:

  • All Songs Considered
  • Alt.Latino
  • Code Switch
  • Embedded
  • Hidden Brain
  • How I Built Thus
  • NPR Politics Podcast
  • Planet Money
  • Pop Culture Happy Hour
  • Up First

All Songs Considered

NPR’S All Songs Considered is a weekly music podcast hosted by Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton. They share the latest premier music finds, encompassing dialogues with budding musicians, creatives, and others each week. Listen to tunes that can entirely transform your mood with laughter, spirit, and a ton of sound.

It is a spring of uncovering fresh tunes of all styles. It also includes live concerts.


NPR’S  Alt.Latino is a podcast hosted by Felix Contreras that centers around the realm of Latino arts and culture by way of music, conversations, and interviews. The focus is on Latino culture and Latin Alternative music. Alt.Latino includes music as well as interviews with many notable Latino musicians, writers, filmmakers, and actors.

Code Switch

NPR’S Code Switch is a podcast hosted by Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby, about race and identity. It has been described as a way to address the rapidly evolving demographics in the US and the issues stemming from that including the nuances of race. Topics span from reality tv and sports to politics and the Supreme Court. Episodes are released weekly on Wednesdays.


NPR’s Embedded is a news podcast hosted by Kelly McEvers. This podcast takes news stories and digs deeper into the background to uncover more about the topic.

Hidden Brain

NPR’s Hidden Brain is a social sciences podcast hosted by Shankar Vedantam. It employs both storytelling and science to expose the unconscious ways our habits influence our lives: how they guide our general human behavior, the way these habits influence the choices we make, as well as how they guide our relationships. Basically, it helps us to better understand the world we live in as well as ourselves.

How I Built Thus

NPR’s How I Built This is a podcast on entrepreneurship hosted by Guy Raz.

 plunges into the layers that create some of the earth’s most recognized establishments. How I Built This intertwines epic stories concerning visionaries, inventor, entrepreneurs, and optimists- and the actions they constructed.

NPR Politics Podcast

NPR’S  Politics Podcast is a news show hosted by Tamara Keith and Scott Detrow. It is a conversational podcast that features weekly collections and short stories regarding the news of the day. This podcast is perfect if you want to keep up with politics, but don’t seem to have the time to scour all the various media sources. 

Planet Money

NPR’S  Planet Money is a business podcast that discusses the economy. The episodes condense popular complicated economic topics into entertaining and approachable 6-30 minute explanations. It makes understanding complex issues regarding the economy accessible without having an academic background in the field.

Pop Culture Happy Hour

NPR News’ Pop Culture Happy Hour is a television and film podcast hosted by Linda Holmes. This show discusses anything relating to pop culture ranging from the most recent topics in film, music, literature, comedy, and more.

Up First

NPR’s Up First is a news and politics program hosted by Rachel Martin, David Greene, Noel King, and Steve Inskeep. Weekday mornings, they cover the most substantial stories and ideas in a quick ten minutes. Topics range from pop culture to politics.

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