Podcasts/RSS

What is a podcast?

Podcasts are digital media files that can be listened to on portable audio devices and computers. Despite the wide variety of content and storytelling styles represented within the podcast industry, the format is relatively simple: a piece of audio that you can listen to on demand. There are also video podcasts, but the majority are audio only. Po...

Where can I find NPR podcasts?

Our podcast directory showcases NPR podcasts as well as an exciting cross-section of content produced by local NPR stations. You can also find NPR podcasts in Apple podcasts or in the podcast app you use on your mobile device.

How do I subscribe to an NPR podcast?

You will find a "subscribe" button on the home page for any podcast in NPR's podcast directory. Use that button to subscribe via Apple Podcasts or Stitcher, or to copy and paste an RSS link in to your preferred podcast tool. On an iPhone, open the Podcast app and use the search tab to find the NPR podcast you’re looking for. Tap the podcast icon, ...

Where can I find NPR RSS feeds?

Every section of npr.org offers an RSS feed of its stories. To subscribe to a topic or show, paste the URL of a topic page, a program home page, or a story page into your RSS reader of choice. The reader should recognize the RSS feed within the page and allow you to subscribe. Also, all podcasts from NPR and its member stations are available for R...

Are there sponsorship messages in NPR podcasts?

Yes. NPR accepts corporate sponsorship to offset production and delivery costs. NPR's podcast sponsorship messages adhere to the same standards as those you hear on the radio.

How can I share a podcast episode?

If you are using NPR One, sharing an episode is easy: There is a share option that allows you to share that episode across your mobile device (email, social media platforms, etc.). Apple Podcasts also allows you to copy a link to a podcast episode from its desktop application or share an episode from a show you are subscribed to on your mobile devi...