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When you visit these American Public Media stores and affiliate sites, your purchase helps support the programs you enjoy.
Pretty Good Goods
A curated collection of products from A Prairie Home Companion, Car Talk, The Splendid Table, This American Life, and more.
Public Radio Market
All the books, music, movies, and more that public media is talking about.
Splendid Table Store
Lynne and Sally’s recommended cookbooks and utensils for the well-equipped kitchen.
Classical music CDs — specializing in the hard-to-find.
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Pretty Good Goods:
Keep up-to-date on new products, discounts, and special promotions from the Pretty Good Goods online store. Pretty Good Goods is a non-profit on-line shop operated by American Public Media that offers the best of what is on public radio including many exclusive items available nowhere else. If you are a fan of A Prairie Home Companion®, The Splendid Table®, Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me®, Car Talk® or any other public radio show, you are sure to love what we bring you every week.
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Public Radio Market:
Every week we scan public radio programs, playlists, and websites so we can bring you the books, CDs, DVDs, and other items that audiences are hearing about. From the latest technology revealed on Future Tense to epicurean delights described on The Splendid Table or the latest book about saving for college on Marketplace Money — we feature whatever we think you might find as interesting or useful as we do. Each issue includes listening links to features you may have missed along with buttons that take you to items plus special offers and advance notice of what public radio listeners will be talking about.
Classical Music Extra:
This specially priced selection of classical CDs features new releases and old favorites–many heard on public radio’s classical programs such as Performance Today®, Pipedreams® and Symphonycast®. You’ll find easy purchase options as well as listen links to public radio content.
About American Public Media commerce activities
Our retail business began in 1980 when four products were shown on the back of a poster that was sent to fans of A Prairie Home Companion. Audience demand proved strong, and the resulting catalog grew over time into a $225 million business. (Revenue from the catalog’s eventual sale established an endowment fund for Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media.)
American Public Media has retained several commerce functions to generate income, support the distribution of products associated with public radio programming, and to provide a resource for public radio audiences. Sales are carried out through several channels.
The Pretty Good Goods web site sells a wide variety of merchandise from several public radio shows, including A Prairie Home Companion, Car Talk, The Splendid Table and All Things Considered. The merchandise is managed and distributed through a fulfillment house with product selection and merchandising handled by APM staff.
Public Radio Market is a collection of online outlets that operate as affiliates of Amazon.com and other vendors. Purchases made through storefronts for programs like The Splendid Table and The Writer’s Almanac generate commissions up to ten percent. Classical music affiliate sales are handled through Arkiv Music. Downloads of digital recordings by Garrison Keillor and A Prairie Home Companion are provided by Highbridge Company.