The Best NPR Podcasts

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Vote up the best podcasts available from National Public Radio.

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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  • TED Radio Hour
    1
    12 votes

    TED Radio Hour

    Technology

  • Car Talk
    2
    19 votes

    Car Talk

    Games & Hobbies

  • Planet Money
    3
    13 votes

    Planet Money

    Business

  • Fresh Air
    4
    21 votes

    Fresh Air

    Arts

  • Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
    5
    20 votes

    Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

    Comedy

  • Hidden Brain
    6
    17 votes

    Hidden Brain

    Science & Medicine