There is a whole list of things to love about NPR, but their unbeatable podcasts are some of the best. With a variety of subjects ranging from music to the economy and the recent addition of online streaming, NPR podcasts are more accessible than ever before. Here are three worth hearing:
Planet Money is a twice-weekly podcast that aims to discuss the current state of the economy in the style of a fun, lighthearted conversation with a friend. Topics like the ebb and flow of automobile brands, pharmaceuticals and the birth of accounting give you an insight into the ways in which the economy works, from micro to macro.
All Songs Considered
A podcast created by music lovers for music lovers, All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares new music from emerging artists and conducts discussions with listeners about the state of today’s music scene. The weekly, 30-minute long show also features episodes about recent festivals and other music news that fans of all genres will appreciate.
TED Radio Hour
It seems that people can’t get enough of TED Talks these days, and the TED Radio Hour is another extension of the immensely popular conference and global platform. Each episode of the TED Radio Hour centers on a common theme, and host Guy Raz discusses inventions, solutions to problems, and innovative thought surrounding that theme. If you’re in need of a bit of inspiration, the TED Radio Hour is one podcast meant to motivate and amaze.