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The Best NPR Podcasts  

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List Rules Vote up the best podcasts available from NPR.

It doesn't always work out that you can listen to your favorite NPR shows when they air. Luckily, National Public Radio makes many of their shows available as podcasts. We've put together a list of the top NPR podcasts so you can listen to make it easier to find your favorite shows from comedy to news and science to music.

Some of the best NPR podcasts include popular shows such as Car Talk, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, and Fresh Air. Other NPR podcasts, like Alt.Latino, are more like podcasts than radio shows, with flexible episode lengths. The podcasts Believed and White Lies even takes on some of the formats of true crime podcasts, done with NPR's investigative reporting.

Vote up the current NPR podcasts you haven't skipped an episode of! And add any other great podcasts from NPR to the list!

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts
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Car Talk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Games & Hobbies

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Fresh Air is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Arts

4
White Lies is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Society & Culture

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Only A Game | Podcast is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts
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TED Radio Hour is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Technology

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Believed is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Society & Culture

8
Tiny Desk Concerts - Audio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts
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Throughline is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Society & Culture

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The NPR Politics Podcast is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

News & Politics

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Alt.Latino is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Music

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Here & Now is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

News & Politics

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From the Top is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Music

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Planet Money is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Business

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It's Been a Minute with Sam Sa... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts
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StoryCorps is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Society & Culture

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Society & Culture

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1A is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

News & Politics

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NPR News Now is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

News & Politics

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Hidden Brain is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Science & Medicine

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The Indicator from Planet Mone... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts
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Latino USA is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Society & Culture

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Ask Me Another is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts
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Wow in the World is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Science & Medicine

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Pop Culture Happy Hour is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts