How to Listen to Any Program on Public Radio and NPR at Almost Any Time... On Your Computer!
There are dozens and dozens of wonderfully informative and/or entertaining programs being broadcast on Public Radio. Most of the time we LISTEN to these programs on our radio... often while driving somewhere in our cars. Programs such as "A Prairie Home Companion," "Fresh Air," "From the Top," "Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz," "This American Life," "Car Talk," "Says You!," "All Things Considered", and others have helped many folks thoroughly enjoy what otherwise might be a tedious drive.
However, with the advent of the Internet, more and more people are listening to NPR programming via their computers, PDA's and even some Smart Phones.
Here's how to easily find NPR programs you want to hear when you want to hear them
The Many Ways to Listen to National Public Radio
Locate a Local NPR Radio Station Near You by Zipcode
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List of NPR Radio Stations.
American Public Media Programs includes such favorites as Prairie Home Companion, Marketplace, and The Splendid Table.
Public Radio International (PRI) "... we invite listeners to hear a different voice with content that provides unique perspectives on our interdependent world. Partnering with public media's most talented producers and hosts, we offer distinctly global voices on PRI's "The World" and BBC World Service. We offer singular, diverse voices on "The Tavis Smiley Show." We present voices of culture, contemporary American life and artistry on 'This American Life' and 'Studio 360' from PRI and WNYC." And we provide decidedly fresh takes on "WireTap" and "The Sound of Young America."..."
PublicRadioFan.com "... features schedule listings for thousands of public radio
stations and programs around the world. Follow the audio links to hear your favorite programs
and discover new ones..." Public Radio Podcast Directory
Favorite Public Radio Programs You Can Listen to on the Web
A Prairie Home Companion "... There has been plenty of adventure in the past 30-plus years — broadcasts from Canada, Ireland, Scotland, England, Germany, Iceland and almost every one of the 50 states; wonderful performers, little-known and world-renowned; standing ovations and stares of bewilderment. We've missed planes, coped with lost luggage, dodged swooping bats and hungry mosquitoes, plodded through blizzards, and flown by the seat of our pants. Today, A Prairie Home Companion is heard by more than 4 million listeners each week on some 590 public radio stations, and abroad on America One and the Armed Forces Networks in Europe and the Far East...."
Car Talk Weekly hour long show with the Click and Clack brothers. Always entertaining. Always informative. Always totally irreverent.
This American Life "... There's a theme to each
episode, and a variety of stories on that theme. It's mostly true
stories of everyday people, though not always. There's lots more to the
show, but, like we said, it's sort of hard to describe...."
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me "... weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your
knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and
entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's made
Live and Streaming Music Programs on Public Radio
Allegro! a directory of streaming musical public radio programs. "... can help you locate and listen to these audio streams, no matter where
you are in the world. You may be able to hear your favorite variety,
classical, jazz, ethnic, or folk music programs at several different
times during the day and week...."
All Songs Considered
Echoes "... is a daily two-hour music soundscape, distributed by Public Radio International and broadcast on 130 radio stations from Maine to California. With host John Diliberto, a writer for Billboard, Pulse and other magazines, Echoes brings together a wide array of styles, from acoustic to electronic, jazz to space music, the avant-garde to rock. Echoes is a sound that is cross-cultural and trans-millennial, merging cultures and forms, technology and tradition, the ancient past and the possible future...."
From the Top "... the preeminent showcase for America’s best young musicians..... Each program provides a compelling and entertaining window into the world of a diverse group of young people, who pursue life with passion, determination, and joy...."
Folk Alley "... strives to bring folk music to the world via the
Internet, reaching across the miles and the generations to
provide global exposure for an art form with long-standing
tradition and a loyal fan community..."
Hearts of Space (per Wikipedia) "... featuring music of a contemplative nature drawn largely from the ambient, New Age and electronic genres, while also including classical, world, Celtic, experimental, and other music selections..."
Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz "... Jazz legend Marian McPartland continues to showcase the world's top
musicians on NPR's longest-running and most widely carried jazz program..."
Mountain Stage "Where musicians come to play"2 hour live performance concert broadcast weekly ... usually from West Virginia.
Song of the Day
The Thistle & Shamrock "Created in the foothills of the Scottish highlands .... award-winning radio host Fiona Ritchie explores evolving music from
Celtic roots in Europe and North America. You'll hear well-established
and newly emerging recording artists along with in-studio guests, all
surveying familiar territory and leading you to more distant landscapes
World Cafe "Presenting new and significant music and the artists who create it." Hosted by David Dye.
World of Opera