What we ♥ right now
Curated NPR stories that will inform, inspire, and surprise you. Feed your curiosity.
Take a virtual reality tour and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Rocky Mountain National Park.
It’s been a long time coming for the VCR. After beating out Betamax and LaserDisc for home viewing dominance in the 1980s, VHS players are going away for good.
NPR’s Alix Spiegel, co-host of the podcast and program Invisibilia, tells the story of a robbery that was halted when a woman decided to respond to the threat in an unexpected way — with kindness.
WE ARE GENERATION LISTEN.
We’re here to connect you to some of the best that public radio has to offer every day. To events in your city, so we can keep the conversation going. And to like minds all over the country, so we can make more stories of our own.
We’re a collective of curious minds—creative leaders, compassionate activists, and thoughtful critics. We know that every bit of knowledge we put in our brains makes us better. That the more dots we collect, the more we can connect. And that the why is more important than the what.
We’ve built this space to feed that curiosity. To listen, experience, and connect.
Our ears are powerful tools. They allow us to take in the world and connect with others. For years, NPR has brought you compelling stories. Now it’s your turn to share yours. Add your voice to our project using #WhyListen on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.
Listening lets us do what we’re here to do: connect to one another.- @MFKellerman
Listening is the gateway to learning.- @GoodBerger
Listening makes you a better human. It expands your brain, grows your heart and feeds your soul.- @azita
If it were not for listening, there would be no change.- @kristenzublin
Listening reminds of us of the lullabies and stories we used to fall asleep to each night.- @ShiraAbramowitz
In the Moment
See what’s happening with other Gen Listeners around the country. Meetups, events, and other news.
Screenwriter and author Jessica Bendinger tells us what she’s been listening to. Plus, a little insight into her upcoming podcast.
Our next feature is of Nate Rott from NPR West in Culver City, California. A National Desk reporter, he brings the latest on stories like gun legislation to in-depth issues like the future of our national parks.
NPR Morning Edition Intern, Saahil Desai, on why he listens.
Tell us why YOU listen & tag us using #WhyListenWednesday or @NPRGenListen.
NPR Business Desk Correspondent Sonari Glinton talks Sinatra, how to make it in radio and more.
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