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Addicted to Public Access Radio? You Need to Download the NPR One App

Attention, lovers of public access radio, there is a new application that you need to download. NPR One, which hit Google Play today, allows radio listeners to take their favorite shows on the go with their phones, while also delivering a highly curated playlist of broadcasts and stories which you will love. 

Upon opening the app for the first time, you need to login using Google+, Facebook, or an NPR login, but once setup, the app takes your location and begins feeding your curated news for the area. You can also search by stories through the search bar, just in case there is a particular subject you are looking to listen about.

The app is barebones to say the least. While it is very minimal, it is quite handsome, as well as easily navigable. There are three main sections – one for playing and controlling audio, for browsing topics, and for saved feeds.

The app is completely free, so if NPR is your thing, check it out.

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  • charm and strange

    Love NPR!
    All my professors kept bugging me about tuning in. Now that I have, I can’t get enough.

    Oh yeah… Wait wait don’t tell me.
    Nuff said.

  • alex

    super buggy for me, kept force closing upon opening it (Verizon Moto X 4.4.2)

  • Ron_Swanson

    This app force closes everytime I try to open it, uninstalled and went back to my day.

  • Thomas

    My grandparents will love this article 😉

  • niuguy

    Give me NPR Music for Android or give me death! …but seriously guys. NPR Music has been on iOS for years. COME ON!

  • Tony Spencer

    Now if someone comes up with an app that rebroadcasts 60’s and 70’s CKLW I’ll buy it!

  • cwillen

    I willing to give this a shot, but you can also just subscribe to the shows via any cast applications. I use Pocket Casts so i can listen to the NPR shows I like and then get other content from one central app.

  • Chris

    Nerd pro-tip: nobody who listens calls it “public access radio” — it’s just “public radio”.

    • niuguy

      Yeah, my first reaction was “the hell is public access radio?”

  • Maxim∑

    Im just happy with the kane show

  • TaraPFerraro

    You can also search by stories through the search bar, just in case there is a particular subject you are looking to listen about. http://num.to/582-322-266-050

  • Disqus_n00b

    The best thing about NPR is/was Cah Tawk

    • jamdev12

      You can still listen to the past shows. You can’t go wrong with it.

    • Edward Smith

      Disturbingly educational once you’ve wasted enough hours with Tom & Ray.

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  • bob

    <5 minute segments. Give me Le Show & WRAS and I'm good.

    NPR is not left, unless your Overton Window is saggy. You will never hear them besmirch any of their corporate sponsors. Er, I mean, 'partners.'

  • jimt

    Who needs anything more than fox news?

  • opustv

    Just a state-run propaganda machine for the lefties.

    • merle

      4.6% of their funding is state/federal, not sure that qualifies for “state run”.

      • Jim Davis

        “With the support of listeners like you.” I have to change the station when pledge drive time comes around, though.

        • Edward Smith

          Everyone does, especially the ones who’ve already sent money.

    • Yosolo

      lol nice troll

      • Edward Smith

        I wonder how many gubment kickbacks and tax exemptions Rupert Murdock’s media enterprise is getting?

  • Morlok8k

    dont listen to that garbage.
    Alex Jones’s show is much better…

    • TonyK

      This is a joke, yes? You forgot you sarcasm tags so I wasn’t sure. HaHa

      • Morlok8k

        nope, totally serious.

      • Kevin

        The answer to 1984 is 1776.

    • Yosolo

      forgot /s

    • jamdev12

      Dan Carlin’s Common Sense or Hardcore History. Enough said.