30 Best NPR News Podcasts

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NPR News Podcasts

Here are 30 Best NPR News Podcasts worth listening to in 2023

1. Up First

Up First Washington, District of Columbia, US
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 minu...tes. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET, with hosts Rachel Martin, Noel King and Steve Inskeep. Now available on Saturdays by 8 a.m. ET, with hosts Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Scott Simon.more
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6.8M 8.7M 6.6M 6 episodes / week Avg Length 15 min
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2. The NPR Politics Podcast

The NPR Politics Podcast Washington, District of Columbia, US
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 ju...st tell you what happened. They tell you why it matters. Every afternoon.Political wonks - get wonkier with The NPR Politics Podcast . Your subscription supports the podcast and unlocks a sponsor-free feed.more
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6.8M 8.7M 6.6M 1 episode / day Avg Length 20 min
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3. NPR News Now

NPR News Now The latest news in five minutes. Updated hourly.
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6.8M 8.7M 6.6M 2 episodes / day Avg Length 5 min
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4. KVNF Regional Newscast

KVNF Regional Newscast Tune in weekdays after Morning Edition and during All Things Considered for regional news from KVNF.
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6.7M 8.7M 6.6M 1 episode / day Avg Length 9 min
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5. The Newsroom

The Newsroom Hosted by WHQR News Director Ben Schachtman, the program will be an opportunity for local officials and reporters -- the people who make news and the ...people who report it -- to talk about the issues that affect our community. According to host Ben Schachtman, 'Our goal is to have candid, in-depth conversations about the topics that concern our listeners. It will be a chance to dig a little deeper into the news.' From WHQR Public Media in Wilmington, NC. Contact us at Newsroom@whqr.orgmore
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6.7M 8.7M 6.6M 5 episodes / month Avg Length 46 min
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6. Behind The Headlines

Behind The Headlines Behind the Headlines is hosted by Express-News Group editors Bill Sutton and Joseph P. Shaw. To bring listeners a diversity of perspectives, voices, a...nd views, each week Sutton and Shaw will host a rotating panel of esteemed guest journalists and colleagues, from a robust collection of East End, Long Island, and regional news and public affairs outlets. Confirmed participating organizationmore
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6.7M 8.7M 6.6M 1 episode / week Avg Length 54 min
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7. The Disconnect: Power, Politics and the Texas Blackout

The Disconnect: Power, Politics and the Texas Blackout Millions lost power. Hundreds died. How did this happen? KUT's Mose Buchele explores what happened during the worst blackout in Texas history.
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6.8M 8.7M 6.6M 1 episode / week Avg Length 35 min
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8. Listen Local

Listen Local Local News Podcast from KAZU
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6.8M 8.7M 6.6M 1 episode / day Avg Length 5 min
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9. Points North

Points North Points North is a show about the land, water, and inhabitants of the upper Great Lakes. Examine what draws people to northern Michigan the beaches, or...chards, dunes, and forests, and the deeper stories behind those settings. Tune in Fridays on IPR News Radio, or wherever you listen to podcasts.more
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6.7M 8.7M 6.6M 2 episodes / month Avg Length 16 min
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10. KBBI Newscast

KBBI Newscast Homer, Alaska, US
KBBI's News Department brings you the latest news from Kachemak Bay, the Kenai Peninsula and Alaska. Updated weekday mornings and afternoons.
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5.2K 187 1.3K 2 episodes / day Avg Length 8 min
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11. Minnesota Now

Minnesota Now Live, down to earth, unscripted interviews that aim to connect, inform and entertain. Real people share real stories with Cathy Wurzer. It's journ...alism that doesn't take itself too seriously and puts people first.more
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54.9K 25.6K 8.6K 7 episodes / day Avg Length 18 min
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12. SDPB News

SDPB News The SDPB News podcast is your daily news podcast. We bring you South Dakota's top news and political headlines over the past 24 hours. Each day SD...PB's journalism team works to bring you pertinent news coverage. We then compile those stories into one neatly formatted daily podcast so that you can stay informed.more
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3.9K 8.7K 3.9K 1 episode / day Avg Length 11 min
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13. Firing Line with Margaret Hoover

Firing Line with Margaret Hoover Author, feminist, gay rights activist, and political commentator Margaret Hoover leads a rigorous exchange of ideas with America's political and c...ultural newsmakers.more
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10.6K 53.2K 25.6K 4 episodes / month Avg Length 53 min
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14. The Allegheny Front

The Allegheny Front Every week, our 29-minute podcast brings you all the environmental news and stories to keep you in the know in Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania.
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5.4K 4.1K 1.5K 1 episode / week Avg Length 30 min
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15. WSIU News Updates

WSIU News Updates WSIU Radio News Updates provides a daily podcast of the top local and state news stories as well as the latest weather information.
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2.7K 2.5K 3 episodes / day Avg Length 4 min
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16. Tracked and Traced

Tracked and Traced Detroit, Michigan, US
Hosted by Natasha T Miller and Antajuan Scott and featuring original reporting from WDET, this 10-episode series takes an in-depth look at how surveil...lance technology affects you. Join us as we watch the watchers. New episodes released every other week.more
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33.2K 32.5K 13.8K 12 episodes / year Avg Length 41 min
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17. KVCR Midday News Report

KVCR Midday News Report The 91.9 KVCR Midday News Report features current Inland Empire / Southern California stories, with reporting and analysis from KVCR news staff all in... under 5 minutes. Available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.more
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7K 2.8K 3 episodes / week Avg Length 5 min
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18. Coffee Table

Coffee Table Coffee Table is KBBI's local interview program, now available after the show airs Wednesdays at 9 AM as a podcast!
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5.2K 187 1.3K 1 episode / week Avg Length 59 min
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19. Colorado In Depth

Colorado In Depth Colorado, US
A podcast featuring documentary news, storytelling and special reporting from CPR News. Covering Colorado in depth from the plains to the mountains, t...he Western Slope to the Four Corners.more
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42.4K 23.6K 16.8K 1 episode / month Avg Length 31 min
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20. Growing Forward: Cannabis and New Mexico

Growing Forward: Cannabis and New Mexico A podcast exploring the cannabis industry in New Mexico. Hosted by Andy Lyman, reporter at New Mexico Political Report, and Megan Kamerick, correspond...ent at New Mexico PBS, on-air host at KUNM radio and former business reporter.more
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17.6K 7K 14 episodes / year Avg Length 35 min
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21. And Another Thing Podcast

And Another Thing Podcast Springfield, Massachusetts, US
Journalists Dara Kennedy and Maya Shwayder speak with people from a wide variety of backgrounds who are dealing with challenges and looking for soluti...ons.more
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13.5K 6.9K 3.1K
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22. On Every Main Street

On Every Main Street A weekly program that takes a deeper look into the Greater Lehigh Valley's small, medium and large businesses that might be found On Every Main St...reet. Hosted by Greg Capogna, On Every Main Street is an opportunity for WDIY listeners to learn more about the people with ideas serving the communities in which we live.more
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4.3K 2.8K 1.9K 2 episodes / month Avg Length 26 min
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23. COVID Brief

COVID Brief The COVID-19 Brief is a weekly live, call-in show with the Homer Unified Command-The City of Homer, South Peninsula Hospital, AK Department of Public ...Health, and Kenai Peninsula Borough School District- to update the community on the local Covid-19 situation.more
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5.2K 187 1.3K 15 episodes / year Avg Length 37 min
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24. All Things Peoria

All Things Peoria Peoria, Illinois, US
All Things Peoria is WCBU's daily newsmagazine, airing weekdays at 5 p.m. This half-hour program shines a light into all corners of Greater Peoria.... You'll see the challenges we face from a new angle. And you'll hear from the neighbors you never knew you had.more
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3.9K 2.4K 6 episodes / day Avg Length 14 min
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25. The One Oh One

The One Oh One Local discoveries, in-depth conversations, and informative stories from the communities that hug Highway 101 along California's Central, South Coa...st. From Thousand Oaks to Ventura to Santa Barbara and beyond.more
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2.8K 3 1 episode / week Avg Length 23 min
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26. KCBX News

KCBX News San Luis Obispo, California, US
The award-winning KCBX Newsroom works to bring you local stories that represent our Central Coast listeners and supporters.
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3.4K 1.1K 1.9K 1 episode / month Avg Length 5 min
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27. Disrupted

Disrupted Hartford, Connecticut, US
Disruptions are all around us. Some spark joy and possibility. Others move us to take action and re-evaluate our world. Every week on Disrupted, host ...and political scientist Khalilah Brown-Dean unpacks how big and small disruptions are shaping our lives.From technology, economics, education, and healthcare to navigating our way through a global pandemic, continued racial inequalities, geopolitical upheaval, and climate change. What can history teach us about the current moment? What can we learn as we prepare for the disruptions yet to come?more
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32.2K 1 episode / week Avg Length 48 min
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NPR News Podcasters

Top Podcasters covering NPR News. Get Spreadsheet.
Podcaster Name Email Podcast Link Total Episodes
Minnesota Public Radio npr.org 272
Brad Palmer npr.org 98
Simon Lopez npr.org 67
Josh Krohn npr.org 58
Krystal Miga npr.org 55
Leah Lerner npr.org 50
Cassie Knust npr.org 48
Shareen Awad npr.org 35
Jennifer Fuller npr.org 23
Jamie Diep npr.org 15
The Allegheny Front npr.org 15
Lisa Young npr.org 14
Connecticut Public Radio ctpublic.org 13
WLIW-FM npr.org 13
Firing Line With Margaret Hoover npr.org 10
WSIU Staff npr.org 7
WSIU Staff, Jennifer Fuller, Leah Lerner, Brad Pal npr.org 6
Jonathan Linden npr.org 6
Dylan Music npr.org 6
Michelle Loxton npr.org 4
Krystal Miga, Ryan Bozer npr.org 4
Jerimiah Oetting npr.org 4
Jody Holtz npr.org 4
Daniel Wanschura npr.org 4
Kathleen Gustafson npr.org 4
Doug McKnight npr.org 3
Hope McKenney, Simon Lopez npr.org 3
Benjamin Schachtman npr.org 2
Benjamin Schachtman, Rachel Keith npr.org 2
Benjamin Purper npr.org 2
Joe Deacon npr.org 2
Matt Strobel npr.org 1
Brad Palmer, Leah Lerner, Jeff Williams, WSIU Staf npr.org 1
Greg Capogna npr.org 1
Colorado Public Radio npr.org 1
Collin Schopp npr.org 1
Eric Stock, Joe Deacon npr.org 1
Scott Cohn npr.org 1
Paul Fingerote npr.org 1
Erin Malsbury npr.org 1
Tim Shelley npr.org 1
Benjamin Schachtman, Kelly Kenoyer npr.org 1
Kate Redmond, Gavin Dahl, Lisa Young npr.org 1
Cassie Knust, Maeve Conran npr.org 1
Patrick Shea npr.org 1
Michael Livingston npr.org 1
Joe Friedrichs npr.org 1
Ellie Katz npr.org 1
Kelly Kenoyer npr.org 1
Benjamin Schachtman, Kelly Kenoyer, Camille Mojica npr.org 1
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