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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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36 1
Car Talk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Games & Hobbies

2
31 1
Fresh Air is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Arts

3
32 2
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts
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26 4
Only A Game | Podcast is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts
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25 4
White Lies is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Society & Culture

6
25 6
Tiny Desk Concerts - Audio is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts
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22 4
Believed is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Society & Culture

8
23 5
TED Radio Hour is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Technology

9
17 6
The NPR Politics Podcast is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

News & Politics

10
15 5
Throughline is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Society & Culture

11
16 6
From the Top is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Music

12
16 6
Alt.Latino is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Music

13
13 6
Here & Now is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

News & Politics

14
10 4
It's Been a Minute with Sam Sa... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts
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10 5
Bullseye with Jesse Thorn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Society & Culture

16
9 5
NPR News Now is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

News & Politics

17
8 5
StoryCorps is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Society & Culture

18
6 3
1A is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

News & Politics

19
3 0
Invisibilia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Science & Medicine

20
7 5
Ask Me Another is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts
21
7 5
Hidden Brain is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Science & Medicine

22
4 2
Latino USA is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Society & Culture

23
4 2
Planet Money is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Business

24
3 2
Wow in the World is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts

Science & Medicine

25
3 2
The Indicator from Planet Mone... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NPR Podcasts