Podcasts

At American Public Media, we make podcasts for curious listeners. Our shows explore new ideas, uncover truths and tell human stories. All of our shows are powered by you, our listeners.  Discover your next favorite podcast below.

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Don’t Ask Tig

Don't Ask TigNeed advice? Comedian Tig Notaro doesn’t have all the answers, but that won’t stop her from fielding your questions on life’s many challenges. With the help of her friends and the occasional expert, Tig gives her best inexpert guidance on everything from lost love to giving yourself a haircut with toddler scissors. We’re warning you now: Don’t Ask Tig.

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Terrible, Thanks for Asking®

Terrible, Thanks For Asking hosted by Nora McInernyYou know how every day someone asks, “How are you?” And even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say “fine,” so everyone can go about their day? This show is the opposite of that. Hosted by author (It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too)) and notable widow (her words) Nora McInerny, this is a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word.

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In the Dark

In The DarkCurtis Flowers has been tried six times for the same crime. For 21 years, Flowers has maintained his innocence. He’s won appeal after appeal, but every time, the prosecutor just tries the case again. What does the evidence reveal? And why does the justice system ignore the prosecutor’s record and keep Flowers on death row?

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The Splendid Table

The Splendid Table, hosted by award-winning food writer Francis Lam is a culinary, culture and lifestyle program that has hosted conversations about food culture, eating and cooking for more than two decades. Listeners get a modern, multicultural weekly snapshot of the food world – exploring different cultures, cuisines and ideas. You’ll hear conversations with chefs as well as home cooks and the small personal stories that come out of the expansive world of the table.

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Spectacular Failures

Corporate crookedness. Family feuding. Hilariously half-baked decisions. Host Lauren Ober tackles some of the most spectacular business failures of all time, and what could have been done to avoid them. Some of these stories are shocking. Some are funny. Some are just downright sad. But each one will give you a totally new perspective on big business… and big failure. From American Public Media and the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

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Too Beautiful to Live

Too Beautiful To LiveTBTL (Too Beautiful to Live) is a daily weekday podcast from Luke Burbank and co-host/producer Andrew Walsh. It is about life, current events, popular culture, puttering, serial boat ownership, and night pants.

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Marketplace

Listen to Marketplace — anytime, anywhere. Our podcasts bring you deeper inside the stories from the economy that shape our experiences. And we also make our broadcast programs available as podcasts so you never have to miss an episode.

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The Uncertain Hour

The Uncertain Hour dives in to one controversial topic each season to bust long-standing myths and find the origin stories of the world we live in. Because the things we fight the most about are the things we know the least about.

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This is Uncomfortable

This is a show about life and how money messes with it. Each week, Reema Khrais digs in with stories about the unanticipated ways money affects relationships, shapes identities and often defines what it means to be an adult.

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Million Bazillion

This is a podcast about money for kids and their families from Marketplace, in collaboration with Brains On! Hosted by Jed Kim, we answer the awkward, uncomfortable, and sometimes surprising questions that kids have about money.

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Brains On!

Brains On!® is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Co-hosted each week by kid scientists and reporters from public radio, we ask questions ranging from the science behind sneezing to how to translate the purr of cats, and go wherever the answers take us.

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Julie’s Library

Join beloved icon Julie Andrews for story time! Julie and her daughter, children’s author and educator Emma Walton Hamilton, invite you into their library to read their favorite children’s books. Every story comes to life with sound, music and activities. Authors, kids and other special guests chime in, too! It’s a show that will inspire lively conversations and a lifelong love of reading.

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Forever Ago

Forever Ago is a history show for the whole family. Every episode explores the origin of one thing – like sandwiches, video games and clocks – while teaching listeners to think critically about the past. Produced by APM andBrains On!

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Smash Boom Best

Smash Boom Best is a debate show for kids and families from the makers of the award-winning podcast, Brains On! Every episode takes two cool things, smashes them together and lets you decide which is best. Our debaters use facts and passion to make their case — teaching listeners how to defend their own opinions along the way.

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The Slowdown

Every weekday, Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. Produced in partnership with the Poetry Foundation.

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Educate

Stories about education, opportunity, and how people learn. From APM Reports.

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