Just curious-filter: Who chooses music for talk radio, and how do they do it? [more inside]
I heard part of a feature about this eccentric artist's extraordinary technique on NPR just this weekend - so why can't I find any reference to him/it anywhere? [more inside]
I just fell in love with NPR's Planet Money podcast but can't figure out how to access back episodes. [more inside]
"Week in review" news podcasts? [more inside]
What music was used in the intro on today's episode of NPR's On Point? [more inside]
Help me figure out the name/artist of the 8-bit techno snippet played on All Things Considered today. [more inside]
Whenever I listen to National Public Radio, I occasionally come across a news segment or op-ed by Daniel Schorr (he can be listened to here, and here's his Wikipedia article). I don't understand why, but his voice drives me up one wall and down the other. Why? [more inside]
What Public Radio station doesn't interrupt Morning Edition & All Things Considered with local programming?
What public radio stations, with an internet stream, broadcast NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered without local programming segments? [more inside]
Looking for an NPR video about an aggressive NYC street photographer. [more inside]
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?
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]
Why do NPR reporters have such unusual names? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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.
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]
Help me download/stream (generally listen to) the best NPR programming. [more inside]
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]
How do I make an NPR audition recording? [more inside]
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]
Is "NPR stutter" a collective affectation? [more inside]
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?
Help me find a book about a Chinese businessman mentioned on NPR for my Dad! [more inside]
How can I listen to NPR on my office PC when audio/video streaming is not allowed? [more inside]
How much money does my local NPR station need to stop all the fundraising drives? [more inside]
Online feed of an NPR-like Japanese radio station? [more inside]
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.
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.
Where can I find mp3s of old episodes of the NPR show "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me"? [more inside]
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]
Help me figure out the name of a song I just heard on NPR... [more inside]
I am madly in love with NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. Please recommend similar shows, preferably available via podcast. [more inside]
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?
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]
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]
How can I figure out a musical interlude I heard this morning on Weekend America? [more inside]
Please help me put together the best of Prairie Home Companion. [more inside]
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]
What other business news coverage is similar to NPR's Marketplace? [more inside]
Why do people's voices on NPR sound so dramatically different from those on any other radio station? [more inside]
Can you identify this song used in This American Life? Starts at 19:18 and continues for the entire segment. [more inside]
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?
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]
"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]
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?
I'm searching for a radio program that aired on NPR about nine months ago. Clues are inside. [more inside]
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]