Best Public Radio podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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This American Life
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This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
 
Join hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan for a smart local conversation with leaders and thinkers shaping Boston and New England. We feature our favorite conversation from each show. To hear the full show, please visit wgbhnews.org/bpr To share your opinion, email bpr@wgbh.org or call 877-301-8970 during the live broadcast from 11AM-2PM.
 
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The Splendid Table
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American Public Media's The Splendid Table is public radio's culinary, culture, and lifestyle program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. Each week, award-winning host Francis Lam leads listeners on a journey of the senses and hosts discussions with a variety of writers and personalities who share their passion for the culinary delights. Updated every Friday.
 
Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel examines the thinking behind a current controversy
 
The best variety in News, Sports, Esoteric talk online and over the airwaves on Earth. The new learning channel UPRNtalkradio.com
 
Montana news, with updates on politics and elections, wildfires and air quality, heath care, wildlife, public lands and more, from Montana Public Radio.
 
Hacker Public Radio is an podcast that releases shows every weekday Monday through Friday. Our shows are produced by the community (you) and can be on any topic that are of interest to hackers and hobbyists.
 
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the memory palace
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Marketplace® is the leading business news program in the nation. Host Kai Ryssdal and our team of reporters bring you clear explorations of how economic news affects you, through stories, conversations, newsworthy numbers and more. Airing each weekday evening on your local public radio station or on-demand anytime, Marketplace is your liaison between economics and life. Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal is part of the Marketplace portfolio of public radio programs broadcasting nationwide, which a ...
 
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KNKX Public Radio
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This show is produced by KNKX Public Radio in Seattle/Tacoma Washington. Thanks for listening!
 
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Fresh Air
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Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.
 
The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. As a non-partisan forum, The Club brings to the public airwaves diverse viewpoints on important topics. The Club's weekly radio broadcast - the oldest in the U.S., dating back to 1924 - is carried across the nation on public radio stations and is now podcasting. Our website archive features audio of our recent programs, as well as selected speeches from our long and distinguished history. This podcas ...
 
The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. As a non-partisan forum, The Club brings to the public airwaves diverse viewpoints on important topics. The Club's weekly radio broadcast - the oldest in the U.S., dating back to 1924 - is carried across the nation on public radio stations and is now podcasting. Our website archive features audio of our recent programs, as well as selected speeches from our long and distinguished history. This podcas ...
 
Montana news, with updates on politics and elections, wildfires and air quality, heath care, wildlife, public lands and more, from Montana Public Radio.
 
Connecticut's Public Media Source for News and Ideas
 
The best variety in News, Sports, Esoteric talk online and over the airwaves on Earth. The new learning channel UPRNtalkradio.com
 
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Soundcheck
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Live performances and conversations in which artists talk about their work, their process, and themselves. Genre-blind but open-eared. Hosted by John Schaefer.
 
Hunt Talk Radio, Randy Newberg Unfiltered is a podcast covering hunting politics, public lands, and conservation topics; even a few things you didn’t need to know. The best hunters you’ve never heard of join Randy to answer questions from the Hunt Talk web forum, share ideas, reveal tactics, and give perspectives unique to public land hunting.
 
Brains On!® is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Co-hosted each week by kid scientists and reporters from public radio, we ask questions ranging from the science behind sneezing to how to translate the purr of cats, and go wherever the answers take us. @Brains_On
 
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Aspen Public Radio
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Mission Station of Aspen Public Radio: To support, nourish, and enrich our community by providing informative, entertaining and educational radio programming in a reliable and professional manner.
 
A Classical music quiz podcast: Test your ears as Bruce Adolphe takes a popular tune and transforms it into something that sounds like it was composed by one of the greats.
 
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Colorado Matters
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Focusing on the state's people, issues and ideas, hear Colorado Matters on Colorado Public Radio's in-depth news station at www.cpr.org.
 
Welcome to the Public Policy Radio podcast, the podcast for everyone in the public policy, public affairs and government relations sector.In this podcast we will also cover the latest developments across the public policy space all the way through to hints and tips for your career and job search.Public Policy Radio is brought to you by Westminster Search, helping you and your team to find the best talent on a daily basis. Please visit http://www.westminstersearch.com for more information
 
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A weekly one-hour conversation with guest experts and callers about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is America's leading authority on travel to Europe and beyond. Host and writer of over a hundred public television travel shows and author of 30 best-selling guidebooks, Rick now brings his passion for exploring and understanding our world to public radio. Related travel information and message boards on www.rickst ...
 
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Speaking Of Wealth
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Welcome to the "Speaking of Wealth" podcast showcasing profit strategies for speakers, publishers, authors, consultants, and info-marketers. Learn valuable skills to make your business more successful, more passive, more automated, and more scalable. Your host, Jason Hartman interviews top-tier guests, bestselling authors and experts including; Dan Poynter (The Self-Publishing Manual), Harvey Mackay (Swim With The Sharks & Get Your Foot in the Door), Dan Millman (Way of the Peaceful Warrior) ...
 
To The Best Of Our Knowledge is a nationally-syndicated, Peabody award-winning public radio show that dives headlong into the deeper end of ideas. We have conversations with novelists and poets, scientists and software engineers, journalists and historians, filmmakers and philosophers, artists and activists — people with big ideas and a passion to share them.
 
Host Julie Amacher provides an in-depth exploration of a new classical music release each week.
 
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Houston Matters
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Houston Matters is a radio program airing weekdays at noon on Houston Public Media News 88.7 FM in Houston. During each hour, we’ll investigate the issues and ideas, people and places that make Houston…well…Houston! We’ll talk about current events, politics, education, health care, the environment, business, transportation, arts and culture, literature, sports and leisure. But we also hope that what we do each day on Houston Matters serves as the beginning of a conversation — one we hope you ...
 
Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood helps listeners understand the business behind the technology that's rewiring our lives. From how tech is changing the nature of work to the unknowns of venture capital to the economics of outer space, this weekday show breaks ideas, telling the stories of modern life through our digital economy. Marketplace Tech is part of the Marketplace portfolio of public radio programs broadcasting nationwide, which additionally includes Marketplace, Marketplace Morning ...
 
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Analysis
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Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics
 
Award-winning stand-up Andrew Maxwell digs behind the lazy assumptions about five possible threats to British society:BBC Radio 4From 2013 and 2016.
 
Original stories from Reno Public Radio
 
A show about clinical depression...with laughs? Well, yeah. Depression is an incredibly common and isolating disease experienced by millions, yet often stigmatized by society. The Hilarious World of Depression is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with this disease, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe. Join guests such as Maria Bamford, Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Richter, and Jen Kirkman to learn how they’ve dealt with ...
 
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The Tri-Star State
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What’s happening in Tennessee politics? Nashville Public Radio reporters break down what you need to know at the state capitol and beyond — in just a few minutes.
 
The stories and people of North Carolina. Hosted by Frank Stasio.
 
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Host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories that remind us just how small our planet really is. PRI's The World, the radio program, is heard every weekday on over 300 public stations across North America.
 
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SPEAKERS Esther Koch Founder, Encore Management; Medicare Aging Network Partner, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on March 20th, 2019.
 
Best-selling author Frances Mayes tells us about her favorite uncrowded corners of Italy, away from the crush of Italy's top tourist destinations. And we'll get a personal take on the current political scene in Hungary, Poland, and Turkey, where conservative populism has changed and challenged these countries' democratic structures. For more in ...…
 
I am subscribed to a number of YouTube channels, and I am sharing them with you The HollyHobs - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkhSH-DB2xK4BIJZoql9djQ Adam Neely - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnkp4xDOwqqJD7sSM3xdUiQ Airstream of Scottsdale - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChNNDq91qW6zDkUXM2IuIYQ Alternate History Hub - https://www.yout ...…
 
In Butte Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency set a date for an important milestone in the Mining City’s Superfund cleanup. Next Friday, the agency says it will give federal court 135 days notice of filing a final consent decree laying out legally binding cleanup plans.By eric.whitney@mtpr.org (Eric Whitney).
 
In Butte Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency set a date for an important milestone in the Mining City’s Superfund cleanup. Next Friday, the agency says it will give federal court 135 days notice of filing a final consent decree laying out legally binding cleanup plans.By eric.whitney@mtpr.org (Eric Whitney).
 
A man killed when the car he was driving on the wrong side of the highway collided with a semi tractor trailer has been identified as 62-year-old Martin J. Elison, of Missoula. The Montana Highway Patrol says Wednesday afternoon’s accident occurred in the westbound lanes of Interstate 90.By burnhamj@mso.umt.edu (Josh Burnham).
 
A man killed when the car he was driving on the wrong side of the highway collided with a semi tractor trailer has been identified as 62-year-old Martin J. Elison, of Missoula. The Montana Highway Patrol says Wednesday afternoon’s accident occurred in the westbound lanes of Interstate 90.By burnhamj@mso.umt.edu (Josh Burnham).
 
A tax cut on social security income passed by both the state House and Senate is moving forward. The House Appropriations Committee voted Thursday to include the tax cut in the state budget. The priority bill for Senate Republican leadership would create significant changes in the amount of social security income that’s exempted when filing Mon ...…
 
A tax cut on social security income passed by both the state House and Senate is moving forward. The House Appropriations Committee voted Thursday to include the tax cut in the state budget. The priority bill for Senate Republican leadership would create significant changes in the amount of social security income that’s exempted when filing Mon ...…
 
HELENA -- Sen. Cary Smith has a personal connection to a bill he is sponsoring in the Montana Legislature that would address how public schools screen for dyslexia. “I thought that we’ve know about it for a long time, so obviously we’ve got great programs going to teach kids with dyslexia how to read, but it didn’t turn out that way for us with ...…
 
HELENA -- Sen. Cary Smith has a personal connection to a bill he is sponsoring in the Montana Legislature that would address how public schools screen for dyslexia. “I thought that we’ve know about it for a long time, so obviously we’ve got great programs going to teach kids with dyslexia how to read, but it didn’t turn out that way for us with ...…
 
The Washington state Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that 5-Hour Energy violated Washsington's Consumer Protection Act by engaging in false advertising.By pwissel@knkx.org (Paula Wissel).
 
More than 200 people Wednesday night came to a U.S. State Department-hosted town hall meeting in Kalispell meant to inform federal negotiations that could shape the future of an international watershed roughly the size of Texas.By morganlevey@gmail.com (mlevey).
 
More than 200 people Wednesday night came to a U.S. State Department-hosted town hall meeting in Kalispell meant to inform federal negotiations that could shape the future of an international watershed roughly the size of Texas.By morganlevey@gmail.com (mlevey).
 
I n 2009, Marc Maron was a struggling stand-up comic. With nothing to lose, he began experimenting with podcasting, and was one of the first to do so. Now, millions of listeners download each episode of his show, “WTF,” to hear his long, informal -- often intimate -- conversations with creative people.…
 
I n 2009, Marc Maron was a struggling stand-up comic. With nothing to lose, he began experimenting with podcasting, and was one of the first to do so. Now, millions of listeners download each episode of his show, “WTF,” to hear his long, informal -- often intimate -- conversations with creative people.…
 
I n 2009, Marc Maron was a struggling stand-up comic. With nothing to lose, he began experimenting with podcasting, and was one of the first to do so. Now, millions of listeners download each episode of his show, “WTF,” to hear his long, informal -- often intimate -- conversations with creative people.…
 
I n 2009, Marc Maron was a struggling stand-up comic. With nothing to lose, he began experimenting with podcasting, and was one of the first to do so. Now, millions of listeners download each episode of his show, “WTF,” to hear his long, informal -- often intimate -- conversations with creative people.…
 
I n 2009, Marc Maron was a struggling stand-up comic. With nothing to lose, he began experimenting with podcasting, and was one of the first to do so. Now, millions of listeners download each episode of his show, “WTF,” to hear his long, informal -- often intimate -- conversations with creative people.…
 
I n 2009, Marc Maron was a struggling stand-up comic. With nothing to lose, he began experimenting with podcasting, and was one of the first to do so. Now, millions of listeners download each episode of his show, “WTF,” to hear his long, informal -- often intimate -- conversations with creative people.…
 
I n 2009, Marc Maron was a struggling stand-up comic. With nothing to lose, he began experimenting with podcasting, and was one of the first to do so. Now, millions of listeners download each episode of his show, “WTF,” to hear his long, informal -- often intimate -- conversations with creative people.…
 
In a new documentary, “The River and the Wall,” filmmaker Ben Masters is joined by a small group of scientists and conservationists on a nearly three-month-long journey down 1,200 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. The project aims to show the beauty and variety of landscapes in the borderlands.By christin@aspenpublicradio.org (Christin Kay).
 
In a new documentary, “The River and the Wall,” filmmaker Ben Masters is joined by a small group of scientists and conservationists on a nearly three-month-long journey down 1,200 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. The project aims to show the beauty and variety of landscapes in the borderlands.By christin@aspenpublicradio.org (Christin Kay).
 
In a new documentary, “The River and the Wall,” filmmaker Ben Masters is joined by a small group of scientists and conservationists on a nearly three-month-long journey down 1,200 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. The project aims to show the beauty and variety of landscapes in the borderlands.By christin@aspenpublicradio.org (Christin Kay).
 
In a new documentary, “The River and the Wall,” filmmaker Ben Masters is joined by a small group of scientists and conservationists on a nearly three-month-long journey down 1,200 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. The project aims to show the beauty and variety of landscapes in the borderlands.By christin@aspenpublicradio.org (Christin Kay).
 
In a new documentary, “The River and the Wall,” filmmaker Ben Masters is joined by a small group of scientists and conservationists on a nearly three-month-long journey down 1,200 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. The project aims to show the beauty and variety of landscapes in the borderlands.By christin@aspenpublicradio.org (Christin Kay).
 
In a new documentary, “The River and the Wall,” filmmaker Ben Masters is joined by a small group of scientists and conservationists on a nearly three-month-long journey down 1,200 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. The project aims to show the beauty and variety of landscapes in the borderlands.By christin@aspenpublicradio.org (Christin Kay).
 
In a new documentary, “The River and the Wall,” filmmaker Ben Masters is joined by a small group of scientists and conservationists on a nearly three-month-long journey down 1,200 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. The project aims to show the beauty and variety of landscapes in the borderlands.By christin@aspenpublicradio.org (Christin Kay).
 
'New Yorker' journalist Ed Caesar discusses Arron Banks, the British businessman who funded the most extreme end of the pro-Brexit "Leave" campaign — possibly with help from Russia. Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Carsie Blanton's new album 'Buck Up.'
 
Cyclone Idai caused massive damage and devastation in Mozambique, leaving hundreds dead and thousands homeless. Podcast host Amy Costello talks with host Marco Werman about the long term impact that aid might have on local economies. Plus, the Brexit deadline has unleashed political chaos in the UK. Also, bringing diverse communities together o ...…
 
People in the tight-knit community of Oso, Washington, knew when they drove past Steelhead Drive. There weren’t any street signs pointing to their neighbors’ idyllic corner of the Pacific Northwest. But there was the familiar row of mailboxes.By kplog@knnk.org (Kari Plog).
 
The full broadcast of Boston Public Radio from Thursday, March 21st, 2019. Chuck Todd, the moderator of Meet the Press, host of Meet the Press Daily on MSNBC, and the political director for NBC news, called in to discuss the latest news regarding the Democratic presidential candidates. Andrea Cabral,** **former Suffolk County sheriff, former se ...…
 
Volvo is planning to introduce tech that monitors the health and wakefulness of drivers. But do the benefits outweigh the privacy costs? Plus, China's tight video game regulations and what you can expect this season on our podcast The Uncertain Hour.
 
Volvo is planning to introduce tech that monitors the health and wakefulness of drivers. But do the benefits outweigh the privacy costs? Plus, China's tight video game regulations and what you can expect this season on our podcast The Uncertain Hour.
 
Volvo is planning to introduce tech that monitors the health and wakefulness of drivers. But do the benefits outweigh the privacy costs? Plus, China's tight video game regulations and what you can expect this season on our podcast The Uncertain Hour.
 
SPEAKERS William Finn Musical Composer and Lyricist; Tony Award Winner (Falsettos, 1992) James Lapine Director, "Falsettos" and "Sunday in the Park With George"; Screenwriter Spencer Liff Choregrapher, "Falsettos"; Resident Choreographer, "So You Think You Can Dance" Jordan Roth President and Majority Owner, Jujamcyn Theaters; Producer, Clybour ...…
 
SPEAKERS William Finn Musical Composer and Lyricist; Tony Award Winner (Falsettos, 1992) James Lapine Director, "Falsettos" and "Sunday in the Park With George"; Screenwriter Spencer Liff Choregrapher, "Falsettos"; Resident Choreographer, "So You Think You Can Dance" Jordan Roth President and Majority Owner, Jujamcyn Theaters; Producer, Clybour ...…
 
New England has long been one of the biggest makers of guns sold both inside, and outside, the U.S. Iconic names like Smith & Wesson, the Colt 45 and the Winchester rifle were all made here, and the region still has several global manufacturers of guns.By jdankosky@wnpr.org (John Dankosky).
 
Fewer than a quarter of people charged with sexual assault in North Carolina from 2014-2018 were convicted of a sex-related crime. That is according to a new analysis from 11 news organizations in North Carolina, led by Carolina Public Press . The reporting also identifies big disparities in conviction rates from one county to the next.…
 
Statistics show that one in three women and one in six men in the United States experience some form of sexual violence over their lifetime. The risk of sexual assault is much higher for people who are college-aged . A recent student experience survey from Duke University shows that 48 percent of undergraduate women say they have been sexually ...…
 
SPEAKERS Jackie Speier U.S. Representative for District 14 (D-CA); Author, Undaunted: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fighting Back; Twitter @RepSpeier In Conversation with Barbara Marshman Former Editorial Pages Editor, The Mercury News This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Lucie Stern Theater in Palo Alto, C ...…
 
SPEAKERS Jackie Speier U.S. Representative for District 14 (D-CA); Author, Undaunted: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fighting Back; Twitter @RepSpeier In Conversation with Barbara Marshman Former Editorial Pages Editor, The Mercury News This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Lucie Stern Theater in Palo Alto, C ...…
 
For clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein playing an instrument was like reading, writing, and arithmetic: it was a requirement, not a hobby. His parents insisted he play the piano from a young age, and many of his early memories revolve around music.By dterry@wunc.org (Dana Terry).
 
Harry Calvino's wife Antje was one of 125 people who got prescriptions last year to help them die. Then, Denverite reporter David Sachs previews Denver's upcoming election. Next, you respond to our transportation story. Also, highlights from Hickenlooper's CNN town hall. Then, robots go to work in drive-thrus. Finally, meet Colorado's legendary ...…
 
The classic sound of soul – the bright horns, the snappy hi-hat in the grooves, and expressive, heartfelt vocals – has never really gone out of fashion. There are singers like Lee Fields, who has been at it since 1969, when he released his first single. This April, he’s about to put out a new album called It Rains Love – with tender melodies an ...…
 
Tomorrow marks five years since the devastating Oso landslide killed 43 people. It forever changed the lives of residents in the small Snohomish County town, and affected thousands of others from across the region who responded to help. As part of the KNKX Connects project, we’re remembering the victims and the families and friends who continue ...…
 
A traveling art exhibit, created by a group of women incarcerated at Connecticut’s York Correctional Institution, is now on view at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford.By lmack@wnpr.org (Lori Mack).
 
On Thursday's Houston Matters: Elevated benzene levels detected in Deer Park around the site of the extinguished ITC chemical facility fire have led to shelter-in-place alerts there and in Galena Park. Several school districts have canceled classes, and highways have been closed. Health officials say the levels are low enough they shouldn’t cau ...…
 
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