Our first listening party was an experiment at NPR West. But once we toured the concept across the country, we realized we’d found a little bit of magic. Get inspired with our Listening Tour Recap.
Community-led NPR Listening Parties are popping up all over the country. Check out how other Gen Listeners are bringing folks together around the good ol’ radio – and get some ideas for how to #hostyourown.
An NPR Listening Party is an awesome way to bring together friends for a fun and refreshing social experience that is usually solitary: listening to radio. Or podcasts. Or Soundcloud. Wherever you find those audio stories that stoke your curiosity and make you think a little differently about what goes on around you. NPR offers a window into the world through great storytelling: you and your crew take a break from your screens, listen together, and go deeper with thoughtful discussion and stories on your own.
All you need to do is pick a great story (or download a selection of handpicked stories from our NPR Listening Party Kit), gather 15-20 friends in a cozy place, hit airplane mode, and jump right in.
This month’s story from Hidden Brain explores how we come to our political views - and why we hold them so close.Get the kit
We’re in the midst of a national crisis. This month’s kit digs into addiction and America’s Opioid Epidemic.Get the kit
It’s been a summer of tough news. Code Switch helps us navigate complicated stories around race, culture and identity.Get the kit
This month, guest curator Blake Cooper Griffin selects stories that explore the impacts of bully cultureGet the kit
Invisibilia is back! Season Two’s first episode explores the unseen forces behind transforming cultural norms.Get the kit
We’ve been traveling with NPR Morning Edition this election season to see how people are feeling off the beaten political path. Hear the stories and join the conversation.Get the kit
This month’s kit features a powerful story from NPR’s newest podcast, EmbeddedGet the kit
In celebration of Women’s History Month, our stories for March explore the lives of women around four topics.Get the kit
This month our stories trace the stages of love: finding it, keeping it and even losing it. Plus, some bonus reads from the Shots Blog.Get the kit
Dig into this month’s stories and writing activity as you and your friends set intentions for the new year.Get the kit
December’s stories explore giving - why we do it, how it might look in the future, and personal stories from individuals transformed by the power of giving.Get The Kit
by our 2015 Listening Tour