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Grumpy NYC Street Photographer?

Looking for an NPR video about an aggressive NYC street photographer. [more inside]
posted by donblood on May 8, 2009 - 6 answers

Speeches sans words

I remember hearing on NPR a few years ago, during the California recall election I think, a story about some merrie internet pranksters who digitally removed all the words from politicians' speeches, leaving the stutters and breathing. It was fascinating to hear. Can anybody link me to this stuff, or even a similar thing created for academic rather than comic purposes?
posted by silby on Apr 28, 2009 - 5 answers

It was one of those days?

When I was a kid getting driven to school with NPR on the radio in the late 80's early 90's, there was this sort of interstitial poetry series that often played. I googled for a while finding nothing. I was hoping to find a collection or even just the author/reader's name. [more inside]
posted by Stonestock Relentless on Apr 28, 2009 - 6 answers

Why All the Weird Names at NPR?

Why do NPR reporters have such unusual names? [more inside]
posted by empath on Apr 15, 2009 - 70 answers

How do I get a job at NPR?

I'm 29, I'm living comfortably as an IT professional in New York City, but my dream is to work for NPR. I have a bachelor's in journalism and I was the music director at my college radio station...6 years ago. I have no connections, I have been out of radio production since college. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by orville sash on Jan 18, 2009 - 12 answers

Name this This American Life story

NPR Filter: What is the story from This American Life about two newspaper journalists who compete to get a certain phrase in the newspaper? [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Jan 12, 2009 - 15 answers

Short story read on NPR about white family helping black family in the 1930s at the holidays?

Can you help identify a short story read on NPR on or around x-mas day 2007, about a poor white family helping out a poor black family, probably out west, probably in the 1930s? [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y on Dec 24, 2008 - 4 answers

Total employees at NPR?

How many people work at NPR inc. National Public Radio what is the total number of employees? I can't find the info in their annual reports.
posted by Paleoindian on Dec 9, 2008 - 7 answers

help me remember this NPR segment

Anyone remember this segment?: A few years ago I heard a radio essay (probably on NPR) about the process of getting a country song written and recorded. The reporter wasn't a songwriter by trade, but he had written a silly-ish song for the purposes of trying to get it published. [more inside]
posted by pipti on Nov 16, 2008 - 6 answers

How do you listen to NPR?

Help me download/stream (generally listen to) the best NPR programming. [more inside]
posted by jckll on Oct 14, 2008 - 18 answers

I want to hear this broadcast again!

About ten days ago I was listening to NPR in my car (KPCC in Pasadena, to be specific) and heard a hysterical piece on Great Britain's success at the Olympics. Help me find it! [more inside]
posted by kepano on Aug 28, 2008 - 4 answers

How do I make an NPR audition recording?

How do I make an NPR audition recording? [more inside]
posted by lizjohn on Jul 27, 2008 - 2 answers

Indian consumer-oriented research service?

I'm looking for a company based in India, cited in a story I heard on NPR sometime in the past week or so, that handles a given number of Joe Consumer research queries per month for a flat fee. [more inside]
posted by blue andrea on Jul 25, 2008 - 6 answers

Explaining a unique and ubiquitous kind of stuttering on public radio?

Is "NPR stutter" a collective affectation? [more inside]
posted by evariste on Jul 24, 2008 - 35 answers

Anyone remember a NPR/PRI 'search for a baby sitter' story?

NPR or PRI story- About a year ago, I heard a story in which the narrator was attempting to find his long lost baby sitter- a woman named Susan or Sharon?! It seemed like a TAL type story but I don't believe it was Ira Glass. Sadly I missed the ending and have been searching for it ever since. Has anyone heard of the story?
posted by rlm-job on Jun 16, 2008 - 6 answers

Best episode to introduce someone to This American Life?

Best episode to introduce someone to This American Life? [more inside]
posted by exhilaration on May 4, 2008 - 45 answers

Remember the NPR interview about the book on a Chinese businessman?

Help me find a book about a Chinese businessman mentioned on NPR for my Dad! [more inside]
posted by rmless on Apr 30, 2008 - 3 answers

Trying to stream at work

How can I listen to NPR on my office PC when audio/video streaming is not allowed? [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Apr 14, 2008 - 19 answers

Is NPR practicing moral hazard or am I freerider?

How much money does my local NPR station need to stop all the fundraising drives? [more inside]
posted by clearlynuts on Apr 8, 2008 - 35 answers

Point me to the Japanese equivalent of NPR

Online feed of an NPR-like Japanese radio station? [more inside]
posted by puffin on Apr 7, 2008 - 5 answers

Make the begging stop - Seattle NPR

What radio stations do you turn to while the NPR stations' pledge drives go on and on an on? I'm a KUOW listening with KPLU as a backup and this week both are begging. I need suggestions for listening between 6 and 9 am.
posted by susandennis on Apr 7, 2008 - 16 answers

Problems With NPR Podcasts

Lately NPR podcasts such as Fresh Air, Wait, Wait..., and All Songs Considered have been acting wonky with multiple files of the same podcast, often incomplete, showing up in my podcatcher. I subscribe via Google Reader and dL files manually to my player, and have tried un- and then resubscribing to the feeds, but to no avail. Is it NPR's problem or an RSS issue on my end? I haven't been able to find any notices regarding service issues on the NPR sites.
posted by Alvy Ampersand on Apr 3, 2008 - 14 answers

Old episodes of "Wait Wait..."?

Where can I find mp3s of old episodes of the NPR show "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me"? [more inside]
posted by madmethods on Mar 27, 2008 - 6 answers

oddly tragic voting radio story

NPR-story-with-little-to-go-on-filter: Several years ago, I heard a radio story involving a tribal election in which one candidate was represented as being for re-investing funds in the tribe, while another was for direct payments to tribe members. An tribe member, interviewed, said he'd vote for the latter, although even he didn't think it was best for the tribe or for him in the long term -- because he wanted the cash. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Mar 18, 2008 - 9 answers

Awake enough to like the song, too sleepy to remember the words.

Help me figure out the name of a song I just heard on NPR... [more inside]
posted by arianell on Jan 23, 2008 - 7 answers

How does NPR's Road Trip work?

How does NPR's Road Trip application work? [more inside]
posted by schoolgirl report on Jan 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Wait! Wait! I've run out of episodes!

I am madly in love with NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. Please recommend similar shows, preferably available via podcast. [more inside]
posted by CaptApollo on Jan 15, 2008 - 26 answers

Who is this mysterious radio voice?

They have a guy on NPR sometimes who gives these brief (maybe under 15 minutes?) meditations on some topic or another, and he has a fun Slavic accent, and sort of a gruff but friendly voice. Also, I have this impression that he lives in NYC. I wonder what his name is. I always seem to turn NPR on in the middle of his shtik and don't catch his name. Does anyone know who I'm talking about?
posted by evariste on Nov 14, 2007 - 26 answers

Who was this peripatetic observer of suburbia that I heard on NPR so long ago?

I heard a story on NPR some time ago, and am having no luck finding it now. It was about a man, possibly a professor of architecture, who taught students how to mindfully walk and study the suburban landscape. Who was this person? [more inside]
posted by jquinby on Oct 10, 2007 - 12 answers

Why didn't I think of that!

I want to find the name of a company I heard about on NPR. They sell framed words made out of photographs of things that look like letters. [more inside]
posted by anonymous78 on Sep 14, 2007 - 8 answers

Could this be the Bad Plus?

How can I figure out a musical interlude I heard this morning on Weekend America? [more inside]
posted by msali on Sep 1, 2007 - 9 answers

Prairie Home Companion: The Greatest Hits.

Please help me put together the best of Prairie Home Companion. [more inside]
posted by sarahsynonymous on Aug 20, 2007 - 20 answers

Each week we clean the house, and listen to a variety of different stories while we clean the house...

What are your recommendations for good radio programs? I need something online to listen to while I clean house. [more inside]
posted by jennyjenny on Jun 24, 2007 - 25 answers

What other business news coverage is similar to NPR's Marketplace?

What other business news coverage is similar to NPR's Marketplace? [more inside]
posted by The Straightener on Apr 13, 2007 - 8 answers

Why does NPR sound so unique?

Why do people's voices on NPR sound so dramatically different from those on any other radio station? [more inside]
posted by kaytwo on Feb 19, 2007 - 33 answers

Song from Liars episode of This American Life?

Can you identify this song used in This American Life? Starts at 19:18 and continues for the entire segment. [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Feb 7, 2007 - 6 answers

A Toad Sucking Dog?

Mrs. Lester played Laura Mirsch's essay called 'The Dog Who Loved to Suck on Toads' for the first time last night. It's a great piece, but my bullshit detector went off immediately. How likely is this to actually happen? Have any dog owning mefis had had problems with dogs being addicted to other substances?
posted by lester's sock puppet on Jan 1, 2007 - 14 answers

Town with stars on their roofs for Christmas?

Trying to track down a town where a resident makes Christmas-light star decorations for the roof of every house in the town. Vaguely remembered details from an NPR story inside. [more inside]
posted by mikepop on Dec 7, 2006 - 4 answers

Peruvian bug swarm on This American Life

"This American Life" filter: a story about traveling to a city in Peru or Ecuador, and being overwhelmed by swarms of horrible insects. I caught part of this broadcast a couple of years ago. It could have been any time between 2001 and 2005. I would like to find out the date of broadcast, the name of the city & country where the events occurred, and the kind of insect that caused the problem. [more inside]
posted by Araucaria on Oct 16, 2006 - 13 answers

ID some This American Life songs?

This American Life has at least a dozen instrumentals that they use over and over as background music. The Happy Flute Song, the Things Are Kind of Tense Song, and so on. I've really grown to like many of them, but I cannot identify any of them. Can TAL fans identify any of the standard music beds?
posted by waldo on Oct 15, 2006 - 23 answers

What the radio?

I'm searching for a radio program that aired on NPR about nine months ago. Clues are inside. [more inside]
posted by mike_bling on Oct 2, 2006 - 9 answers

What should I listen to?

I spend most of my work day listening to interview and essay type radio shows on the internet. My favorite, of course, is This American Life. I also love Fresh Air . I've checked out Radio 4 a little, and sometimes I listen to Democracy Now and even more rarely Air America. Keeping in mind what I already like, what else would you recommend I listen to? [more inside]
posted by serazin on Jul 26, 2006 - 41 answers

Favorite public radio programs

Recommendations for public radio programs [more inside]
posted by sk381 on Feb 20, 2006 - 27 answers

Merry Christmas

Is there any place I can download or purchase the complete NPR broadcast of the SantaLand Diaries, read by David Sedaris? [more inside]
posted by ducksauce on Dec 1, 2005 - 13 answers

How to download All Things Considered

Where can I download National Public Radio's All Things Considered or Morning Edition in MP3 format? I was doing this as an Audible subscriber, but they discontinued it. I have searched for podcasts, and of course the NPR site and can't find anything. I have a computer program that records the broadcasts from the NPR website, but in real time, which takes forever. Also, just out of curiosity, does anyone know why Audible stopped doing this? Thanks
posted by rabbus on Aug 8, 2005 - 13 answers

War on Some Drugs?

"Kids are less likely to do drugs if you ask them where they are going, what time they are going to return, and if adults will be present." [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jul 19, 2005 - 34 answers

Audio Drama on the web

AudioTheatreFilter: I was an avid listener of SciFi.com's Seeing Ear Theatre, but the site has been stagnant for years and I've finally decided it's time to move on. So what's out there in online radio/audio drama? [more inside]
posted by nelleish on Jul 15, 2005 - 3 answers

Country in Ethiopia

RadioFilter: A friend told me she heard a segment on country music's popularity in Ethiopia on WNYC (820 AM, public radio in New York) this morning. Despite searching the websites of every show they aired, I cannot find audio or any mention of the segment. Did anyone else catch this, and if so, can you help me find it?
posted by realcountrymusic on Jul 13, 2005 - 4 answers

This American Life

What are your favorite This American Life Episodes? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on Jul 2, 2005 - 45 answers

Unknown Song.

I would like help with the identify of a song I heard on NPR a few years ago. It was something of a "metasong" with lyrics stating the part of the song currently being sung. Such as "this is the bridge" and "Here comes the chorus". I would like to hear this song again.
posted by Axandor on Jun 27, 2005 - 22 answers

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