What is a Podcast?

A podcast is an audio program, like a radio show, with episodes that are often focused on a particular topic or theme. You can listen to it whenever you want and they are free.

How to Listen

Listen on your smartphone, computer, tablet, or smart speaker. Download an episode to listen later or subscribe to have podcasts delivered directly to your device when episodes are released.

Find NEPR podcasts

Podcasts are available on many platforms including Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Stitcher. NEPR Podcasts are also available on NPR.org.

What’s the difference between subscribing, streaming and downloading?

Subscribing to a podcast is like subscribing to a magazine, but for free. When you subscribe on your preferred podcast platform, new episodes will be delivered right to your device when they’re available.

Watch a video with This American Life host Ira Glass and his friend Mary talk about how to listen to a podcast.

For questions or help connecting to NEPR podcasts, email podcasts@nepr.net.

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