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Join the New York conversation with the new WNYC app to hear the best live and on-demand news, commentary, cultural reporting, storytelling and music from the world of public radio. Listen to our live broadcast or save podcasts to your playlist for offline listening. With our Discover feature, tell us what interests you and how much time you have and we’ll download a custom playlist for you of segments and full episodes from the best shows in public radio. With the WNYC app, you have access to the most timely and talked-about local and national headlines from WNYC, NPR and other publishers.

WNYC is the flagship public radio station of New York City. We produce a range of original and innovative broadcast news, talk and culture programs including The Brian Lehrer Show, The Leonard Lopate Show and The Takeaway (a co-production with Public Radio International).

Our on-demand content includes award-winning shows from WNYC Studios, like Radiolab, the Peabody Award-winning show about curiosity and natural science; and Freakonomics Radio, the popular podcast that explores "the hidden side of everything."

WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including 2 Dope Queens, On The Media, Death, Sex & Money, Note to Self, Radiolab Presents: More Perfect, Here’s The Thing with Alec Baldwin, Only Human and more.

The WNYC app also includes popular podcasts like This American Life, Money Talking, On Being, Fresh Air, and Ask Me Another.

Installing the app also gives you access to a range of additional WNYC live streams like The Jonathan Channel, our 24/7 broadcast dedicated to The Great American Songbook; and episodic live broadcasts of popular and independent musicians performing in the Soundcheck studio.

WNYC is a listener-supported public radio station. Your financial support helps make possible our programming, broadcasting and digital innovation. You can find our donation form in the app menu.

What's New

Version 3.0.28

* Bug fixes and performance improvements.

As always, if you want to share your thoughts on the app, issues you're encountering, or features you'd like to see, tap on "Feedback" in the app menu or visit www.wnyc.org/mobile. And if you want to share WNYC with others, please rate, review, and share through the app store! We love to hear from you.

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
59 Ratings
59 Ratings
I loved Walkr

I love this app but it doesn’t work anymore

It used to work perfectly but a couple weeks ago it completely stopped functioning. It tries to open but crashes every time. I can’t get to the bookmarks and saved episodes, but I’m hoping everything’s still there and the next update fixes it. I really miss being able to use it.

Jon in New York

Great app and content

Thank you WNYC for creating this app. Like many in my generation, I do not own an FM/AM radio and certainly do not walk around the city with one. I am now in the habit of tuning in to Morning Edition while getting ready for work and commuting. I like having access to live public radio rather than just podcasts.


Could be better

I promoted to 2 stars because this app is at least better than the new NPR app which I rate as a 1 star.

I love WNYC, but this app doesn't do the station justice. The stream isn’t reliable as one moves from place to place in NYC. I would think that given that most people in the NY Metro area may listen while they’re on the move, the developer would figure out how to maintain a reliable stream as a phone moves from one network to another.

Also, UI emphasis is on graphics and pictures, but at the expense of quick navigation.

Finally, where’s “Weekend Edition”? It seems only weekday broadcasts of “Morning Edition” are available on demand.


New York Public Radio
118 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 New York Public Radio


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