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A deep and unflinching look at America, bringing context and insight to stories unfolding across the country and the world.


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99% Invisible

A tiny radio show about design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world. From Radiotopia.


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All Things Considered

A mix of news, interviews, commentaries, reviews, and offbeat features. From NPR.
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A voyage across the world in search of the best new Rock en Espanol and Latin Alternative music releases. From NPR.
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Ask Me Another

Puzzles, word games and trivia played in front of a live audience. From NPR.


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Historians tear a topic from the headlines and plumb its historical depths.
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Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything

Personally connecting the dots. All of them. From Radiotopia.
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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Jesse Thorn hosts in-depth interviews with brilliant creators, culture picks from our favorite critics and irreverent original comedy. From NPR.


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Code Switch

Ever find yourself in a conversation about race and identity where you just get...stuck? Code Switch can help. We're all journalists of color, and this isn't just the work we do. It's the lives we lead. Sometimes, we'll make you laugh. Other times, you'll get uncomfortable. But we'll always be unflinchingly honest and empathetic. Come mix it up with us.
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Curious City

Ask questions, vote and discover answers about Chicago, the region and its people. From WBEZ.


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Death, Sex & Money

A podcast hosted by Anna Sale about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. From WNYC Studios.


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Hosted by Kelly McEvers, Embedded takes a story from the news and goes deep.


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Movie reviews and interviews with your favorite filmmakers. Hosted by Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen.
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Discover the hidden side of everything with host Stephen J. Dubner. From WNYC Studios.
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Fresh Air

Terry Gross' in-depth interviews with prominent cultural and entertainment figures.


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Global News Podcast

The day's top stories compiled twice daily in the week, once at weekends. From BBC News.


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Here and Now

A timely, smart reflection of the fluid world of news as it’s happening. From WBUR and NPR.
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Hidden Brain

A conversation about life's unseen patterns. From NPR.


Innovation Hub

Innovation Hub

From the economy to education, healthcare to urban renewal, "Innovation Hub" explores the forces that are changing our world.
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Stories about the invisible forces that control human behavior: ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. From NPR.
It's Been A Minute

It's Been A Minute

Sometimes you just need to talk it out—and that's exactly what host Sam Sanders does each week.


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Latino USA

A radio journal of news and culture produced from a Latino perspective. From NPR.
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Live Wire With Luke Burbank

'Live Wire' artfully blends an eclectic mix of artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, comedians and cultural observers.


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Making Obama

Former President Barack Obama — along with key advisers, mentors, and rivals — tells the story of his climb from Chicago to the national stage. Season One of Making told the story of how Oprah built a media empire. Now, the story of how Chicago shaped the country's first African-American president.
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A daily take on business and economics news for the rest of us. From American Public Media.
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More Perfect

Radiolab's More Perfect is a series about the Supreme Court. More Perfect explores how cases deliberated inside the rarefied world of the Supreme Court affect our lives far away from the bench. Produced by WNYC Studios.
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Morning Edition

Up-to-the-minute news, analysis, commentary and coverage of politics, arts and more. From NPR with WBEZ News.
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Morning Shift

A dynamic mix of news, culture and music in Chicago. Hosted by Tony Sarabia and Jenn White. From WBEZ.


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NPR Politics

A podcast where NPR's political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other.
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Interviews with your favorite authors, artists, astronauts and more. From WBEZ.
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Nerdette Recaps Game Of Thrones With Peter Sagal

Peter Sagal of Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me joins Greta Johnsen and Tricia Bobeda of Nerdette weekly to scrutinize the latest Game of Thrones episode.


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On Being

Conversations centering on the questions: What does it mean to be human? How do we want to live?
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On The Media

Your guide to examining how the media sausage is made. From WNYC Studios.


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Planet Money

Meet high rollers, brainy economists and regular folks — all trying to make sense of our rapidly changing global economy. From NPR.
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Pop Culture Happy Hour

Pop Culture Happy Hour is a lively chat about books, movies, music, television, comics and pretty much anything else that strikes a nerve, all in a weekly round-table. From NPR.


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Radio Diaries

Extraordinary stories of ordinary life. From Radiotopia.
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A show about curiosity, where sound illuminates ideas. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich. From WNYC Studios.
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The most compelling and creative audio documentaries and features produced worldwide curated by the Third Coast Festival.
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Reply All

A show about the internet, hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman. From Gimlet.
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Hidden stories, uncovered. Reveal takes you deep inside stories that impact your world, revealing injustice and holding the powerful accountable. From CIR and PRX.


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Science Friday

Brain food for curious people. A weekly show offering educated, balanced discussions on the scientific issues in the news.
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From the creators of This American Life. Listen as one true story unfolds.
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Snap Judgment

Snap Judgment, the smoking-hot public radio show, straps audiences into an audio rollercoaster. From WNYC Studios.
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Song Exploder

A podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. From Radiotopia.
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Sound Opinions

The world's only rock and roll talk show hosted by Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot.
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The business origin story you never get to hear. Hosted by Alex Blumberg and Lisa Chow. From Gimlet.
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StoryCorps shares unscripted conversations, revealing the wisdom, courage, and poetry in the words of people you might not notice walking down the street.
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Studio 360

Delve deep into the ever-changing cultural landscape with novelist and co-founder of legendary "Spy" magazine, Kurt Andersen. From PRI.


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TED Radio Hour

A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. From NPR.
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The Daily

Hosted by Michael Barbaro and powered by New York Times journalism.
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The Moth

True stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers.
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The New Yorker Radio Hour

The New Yorker Radio Hour is a weekly program presented by the magazine’s editor, David Remnick. From WNYC Studios.
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The Takeaway

Daily world, national, and regional news and analysis with host Tanzina Vega. From PRI and WNYC Radio, in collaboration with 'The New York Times' and WGBH.
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The Trouble

Trouble — we've all been in it. Some more than others. Some worse than others. Award-winning storyteller Shannon Cason has faced a few problems of his own. Now he talks with others about getting in, and out, of trouble of all stripes.
The World

The World

Each weekday, host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories in an hour of radio that reminds us just how small our planet really is. From PRI in partnership with BBC and WGBH.
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This American Life

Each week, a new theme and a variety of stories on that theme. Hosted by Ira Glass.




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WBEZ Newscasts

Catch up on the latest newscasts from WBEZ.
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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.
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Weekend Edition Saturday

National Public Radio's Peabody Award-winning correspondent Scott Simon brings a well-traveled perspective to his role as host of 'Weekend Edition Saturday.'
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Weekend Edition Sunday

'Weekend Edition Sunday' features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians.
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Worldview is the show about how race, ethnicity, gender, identity, the environment, religion, politics, and economics drive and shape the news.
Written Inside

Written Inside

Cockroaches. Clean freaks. Cardboard pianos. Written Inside is a podcast about life inside a maximum-security prison cell.


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q the Music

Features performances and conversations with some of the music world's hottest up-and-comers and most seasoned veterans.

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