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NPR One is the new audio app that connects you to a stream of public radio news and stories curated for you.

Great storytelling and rigorous reporting that informs, engages, inspires and surprises—from the ends of the earth to your own city or town—available to you whenever, wherever.

It’s public radio made personal.

*A handcrafted experience.*
NPR One starts with the latest headlines then moves to a flow of stories that matter—stories that increase your understanding, create connections, enrich your life and enliven your mind. All thoughtfully curated by hand, every day.

*You’re in control. Or not.*
Just pop in your ear buds, tap your phone and NPR One starts flowing. But now if you want to pause, skip ahead, rewind or share a story with friends, you can do that too. All from a simple app.

*Personal, not prescriptive.*
Though your stream is personalized to deliver the stories you want, you’ll still hear the top news of the day and stories you had no idea would captivate you. Journey around the globe and into the most interesting corners of your community—serendipity making your world bigger and smaller at the same time.

*Connected locally.*
Even with the breadth of public radio at your fingertips, you won’t lose touch at home. Local news is woven seamlessly into your listening experience. Local stories, locally reported, are delivered daily. Community is everything.

- A personalized stream of NPR and local station news and stories
- Skip, rewind, pause and share
- Search for your favorite shows, stations and podcasts
- International, national, regional and local content
- A simple, intuitive interface

It’s simple. It’s intuitive. It’s there for you. (Wherever ‘there’ is.)

As fast as the world is changing the way it listens to public radio, NPR One is changing the way we deliver it. NPR is here to deliver the public radio experience wherever you are. Whenever you can connect.

Here we go. It’s NPR One.

*Please note, by installing this app on your device, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.*
*Photo Credit for Audie Cornish: Eli Meir Kaplan*

What's New in Version 1.3.1

It's never been easier to get started with NPR One. When you log in, you can now create a new NPR account right inside the app.

Soon we're going to begin featuring bits of new programs that we think you'll like, mixed in to your flow. If you want to hear the whole show, just tap your screen. Keep an ear out for them! It's a great new way to discover more public radio shows.

And of course we are always working fix bugs as we find them. Let us know if you have issues and we will do our best to fix them.

Thanks for listening.

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Customer Reviews

Improved, but still has some work to do

Great concept, OK execution. This current version is an improvement over the early releases with prompts to speak to the app. That has been replaced with on-screen prompts. The only problem is that if your phone is asleep or you're in a different app, you don't see the prompts. This is just a minor quibble. My main issue is that it's a bit buggy. It has trouble resuming stories after a short break. Sometimes after listening for a while (especially after a long-format show plays) it stops playing and there's no way to advance to a new story. Killing the app and restarting it just takes you back to the beginning of the list of shows you just heard and after skipping through them all, I get stuck at the same point.

Keep up the good work and improvements. I look forward to future enhancements.

Love it but freezes like crazy

Love this app, but only if/when it works. Frequently it gets caught in a loop between the whyy and npr one introductions and will never play content. It will repeat this on a loop. When I quit and close the app and reopen, the problem isn't fixed. Also when I skip to next story, often it has an error that prevents the next story to play, and it will skip to the next story that fails to play and continue to skip on and on and on in and endless cycle. I have wishes for this app as well but first would really want it to just work as is. Right now it's often unusable.

Ok, but too many issues

Pro: makes a nice random playlist of NPR pieces that are interesting and recent. Glad that the sleep feature was added

Con: wish there was a 15 or 20 minute sleep timer. you can't select which stories you want to listen to in order. If you pick one that's for stories in, it doesn't go back to the one that was at the beginning of the list. If you accidentally press the forward button you can't go back to the one that you were listening to. (I've complained to them about this and they say I can swipe left. That doesn't work! I can only swipe back to stories I heard all the way to the end.)

Only has the 3 minute version of the hourly headings; I want the full 5! It stops playing if you open some apps like Facebook, and I definitely want to listen to NPR in the background!

Love the idea, they just need to work on ways to modify the order of the stories, retain the history, and play in the background

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  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3.1
  • Size: 9.8 MB
  • Languages: English, Danish, French, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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