NPR Topics: Story of the Day Podcast
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Funny, moving, exceptional, or just offbeat -- the NPR story people will be talking about tomorrow. The best of Morning Edition, All Things Considered and other award-winning NPR programs.
||Oil Industry Gets An Earful As It Eyes Florida's Everglades||A Texas company seeking permission for an injection well in the heart of the Everglades is finding stiff opposition from environmental groups and some locals.||3/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mix Of Gut Microbes May Play Role In Crohn's Disease||Research involving more than 1,500 patients suggests people with Crohn's may have too many of the types of gut bacteria that tend to rile the immune system and too few that reduce inflammation.||3/12/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Freshly Baked Art: Cookies That Are A Feast For The Eyes||For an online community of crafty bakers, a cookie is more than just crumbly delights. They're taking cookie decorating to new heights of intricacy, from carnival carousels to beach-themed treats.||3/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Picking Apart Detroit To Make It Whole Again||There are an estimated 80,000 abandoned buildings scattered throughout Detroit. As the city tries to navigate its bankruptcy, part of Detroit's recovery plan involves deconstruction and demolition.||3/9/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Catching Kayla: Running One Step Ahead Of Multiple Sclerosis||When Kayla Montgomery runs, her legs go numb. But she's determined to not let MS slow her down. The teen track star from North Carolina is headed to nationals in New York next week.||3/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Military Training Gives U.S. Paralympic Biathletes An Edge||The only American to medal in biathlon, Army veteran Andy Soule did it with just his arms. Soule and other service members are bringing their speed and precision to the grueling competition in Sochi.||3/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Growing An Urban Neighborhood, One Store At A Time||One Washington, D.C., community is trying to give itself a boost by attracting more businesses. A new strategy may help the area break away from old perceptions that have been hurting its main strip.||3/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||To Clean Drinking Water, All You Need Is A Stick||Removing bacteria and other impurities from water could be done more cheaply thanks to researchers at MIT. They're taking advantage of the way trees move water to filter it.||3/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Chinese Investors Aren't Snatching Up Detroit Property, Yet||While Chinese investors have been eyeing cheap real estate in Detroit since the city's bankruptcy filing last year, they're not in a tremendous rush to buy.||3/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Marijuana May Hurt The Developing Teen Brain||Studies show regular marijuana use by teens — once a week or more — affects areas dealing with memory and problem solving. That can hurt cognition and academic performance.||3/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
Great, But Too Short at Times
How could you go wrong with the best NPR story of the day? Well, you can't. However, if you are listening on a iPod, some episodes can be too short. NPR is great, but when chopped up into segments, it is hard to listen to in the car or on a walk. I have to keep fishing out my iPod to switch to the next story! If you subscribe to the “Most Emailed Stories” NPR feed instead, you’ll always get this “Story of the Day,” but you also wont have to put up with 4-minute podcasts some days.
Make "Story of the Day" into a Playlist
I tend to listen to this podcast after I've accumulated a bunch, like some of the reviewers below. I also had the problem of having to keep hitting play whenever the short story was over. But, if you save them up and put them into a playlist, this problem is solved due to the nature of playlists. And, as someone already pointed out, you can burn them to a CD if you want to archive them. This, for me, solved the one complaint I had about this wonderful podcast. Oh, and regarding the commercial: I will gladly accept one measely commercial at the beginning of a podcast (where you can easily fast forward since it's always the same length and at the same spot) to keep something free.
Another Solution to Short Programs
I also discovered that you can go directly to the NPR site and subscribe (in iTunes) to "The Most Emailed Stories of the Day". This is about a 35-45 minute program of all the best on NPR for each day. It is a great commute podcast!!
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