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How It All Started

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.

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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.

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What is a Listening Party, Anyways?

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.

Look At Our Past Kits

Invisibilia: The New Norm

Invisibilia: The New Norm

Invisibilia is back! Season Two’s first episode explores the unseen forces behind transforming cultural norms.

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The View From...

The View From...

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.

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April: Introducing Embedded

April: Introducing Embedded

This month’s kit features a powerful story from NPR’s newest podcast, Embedded

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March: Women's History Month Edition

March: Women's History Month Edition

In celebration of Women’s History Month, our stories for March explore the lives of women around four topics.

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February: Matters of the Heart

February: Matters of the Heart

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.

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January: Reflection, Habit & Transformation

January: Reflection, Habit & Transformation

Dig into this month’s stories and writing activity as you and your friends set intentions for the new year.

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December: The Spirit of Giving

December: The Spirit of Giving

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.

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