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Your favorite NPR voices, and new ones you’ll come to love, are coming to your ears this summer


Monday, May 15, 2017; Washington D.C. – NPR is thrilled to announce its upcoming slate of podcasts. These six summer shows include a comedy, and for the first time, a children’s show.

“We are expanding the range of our programming by giving a platform to new voices, sharing a fun new side of favorite contributors, and doubling down on immersive stories and journalism,” says Vice President for Programming and Audience Development Anya Grundmann.

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Wow In The World is a podcast for kids ages 5-12 that illuminates the wonders of science, technology, discovery, and inventions. NPR’s Guy Raz and Sirius XM’s Mindy Thomas will take curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the most incredible science and kid-friendly news stories of the week. The crazy cool podcast aims to answer questions like “how do astronauts poop in space?” It’s the first children’s program in NPR’s 47-year history.

Hear the first episode of Wow In The World and subscribe today.

Invisibilia, returns June 1

Listen back to seasons one and two

invisibiliapodcast_icon_hotpink-01_sq-2359778531d9733109e3674a5cecf5a711aa511f-s300-c85For its third season, the critically-acclaimed and beloved hit podcast asks the question: “how real is reality?” The stories speak to a central question of our time: how is it that people are looking out at the same landscape and seeing completely different things? Is this just a unique cultural situation, or is our polarization born of something more profound? Through revealing science and compelling stories hosts Alix Spiegel and Hanna Rosin question our most basic assumptions about our lives by looking at how our concepts of emotions, reality, culture, and ourselves shape what we experience. At the heart of this journey is a challenge that is relevant to us all: how much of the world and ourselves can we change?

Sam Sanders Project, coming the week of June 19 (Working Title)

Preview Sam’s Project

In 2016, Sam Sanders’ trademark curiosity and empathy made him a favorite of the NPR Politics Podcast. The world is still complicated, and Sam wants to talk it out. His new show will do just that, engaging with journalists, newsmakers, and listeners — about news, popular culture, and the internet in a twice-weekly podcast — to gain the kind of understanding that can only be arrived at in conversation.

Live From The Poundstone Institute, premieres July 8

Live From The Poundstone Institute explores and finds laughs in the research studies that are so odd they just beg for someone to stand up and say “wait, what?!” Hosted by comedian and author Paula Poundstone, longtime panelist on Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, and joined by a live and lively audience, the podcast looks at theories, questions, and notions from every shelf of the library of ideas. The weekly episodes will be taped in Los Angeles with help from Member Station KPCC.

What’s Good With Stretch and Bobbito, premieres July 19

Their legendary career as New York hip-hop radio DJs was chronicled in a 2015 documentary film. Now, after nineteen years off the air, Adrian “Stretch” Bartos and Robert “Bobbito” Garcia are reuniting on NPR. In a new podcast, they’ll ask unexpected questions and get untold stories from cultural movers and shakers in art, music, politics, and sports.

Rough Translation, coming in August

Rough Translation is the new international podcast from NPR. At a time when it’s easy to talk across borders but as hard as ever to understand each other, listeners will travel with NPR international correspondent Gregory Warner to places where the phrasebook fails. From a Ukrainian battlefield to a Somali prison cell, an Indian yoga studio and beyond, Gregory follows the surprising journey of familiar ideas into unfamiliar territory.

WOUB Public Media will be presenting six podcasts for your listening pleasure this summer.

Spectrum_NEW_2500x2500SPECTRUM, hosted by Tom Hodson, will continue its weekly conversations with top newsmakers, reporters, scholars, celebrities, and just ordinary people with fascinating stories. Each week will be a new journey for you and add to your knowledge base and broaden your view of the world.

JAZZED ABOUT WORK, with career consultant, author, and executive coach Beverly E. Jones, will give career advice and tips from the country’s top experts. If you are young and just starting or older and looking for a new start, this podcast will have something for you.

#457SEO, created by the WOUB professional news team, gives listeners insight into the people of our region and the unique sets of problems we face. Each episode gives voice to area residents. The podcast is sometimes funny and sometimes serious but always informative and enlightening.

Teaching Matters is a unique podcast examining new ways that people learn and new ways we must teach in the highly technological 21st century. It is hosted by Dean Scott Titsworth of the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University. The podcast is followed by teachers, parents, and students.

Courageously Kind (working title) is a brand new podcast in development. It will focus on the impact that acts of kindness have in our lives – both as recipients and as givers. It will be hosted by author/speaker and “Kindness Advocate” Nicole Phillips. Each week will give you a different story to warm your heart and motive your spirit. This will be released later this summer.

Live from Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace RanchHost Jorma Kaukonen introduces each program’s featured artist in a series of concerts recorded at the Fur Peace Ranch guitar camp in Meigs County, Ohio. An eclectic blend of performances including blues, folk, Americana, rock, bluegrass, and jazz.


With 36 active programs, NPR is the leading publisher of podcasts, and has held Podtrac’s #1 spot for the 13th month in a row (since Podtrac began counting in May 2016). NPR podcasts are heard by over 4 million listeners every week – a 47% increase compared to a year ago.

Listeners can find these all these NPR shows in their preferred podcast platform, NPR One app, and home voice-activated assistants. NPR news and storytelling is available everywhere, across all devices: on the air, online and on demand.