NPR One 12+

Public radio. Made for you‪.‬


Designed for iPhone

    • Free


NPR One is the best way to listen to stories, shows, and podcasts from NPR and your local public radio station.

It’s public radio made personal.

*A handcrafted experience*
NPR One starts with the latest headlines then moves to a flow of stories that matter - narratives that increase your understanding, create connections, enrich your life and enliven your mind. All thoughtfully curated by hand, every day.

*Your personal radio station*
Just tap on the big play button in the Home screen, and NPR One gets to know you. Skip what you don't want, or mark a story as interesting. Though your mix is personalized to deliver the stories you want, you’ll still hear the top news of the day and the stories you had no idea would captivate you.

*Connected locally*
Even with the breadth of public radio at your fingertips, you won’t lose touch at home. Local news and podcast episodes are woven seamlessly into your listening experience. Local stories, locally reported, are delivered daily. Community is everything.

*Listen everywhere*
Love to listen on the go? Get the most out of NPR One with CarPlay and Apple Watch. Skip, pause, and search at a glance without even touching your phone.

* A personalized mix of stories from NPR and local station
* Stream your local radio station from wherever you are
* Easy access to the full catalog of NPR and local station shows and podcasts
* Sleep timer that will turn off audio automatically

Data Protection Choices

At NPR, we understand how important privacy is to you, and we are committed to transparency about how we collect, use and share your information. Please take a moment to read our privacy policy:

By downloading this app:

° You agree to NPR’s terms of use, available at
° You acknowledge that NPR may process your personal data as described in NPR’s privacy policy, available at
° You agree that NPR uses devices identifiers, tracking technologies, and information about the device you use to access NPR’s apps to enhance your viewing, listening, and user experience, personalize content, personalize messages from NPR’s sponsors, provide social media features, and analyze NPR’s traffic. This information is shared with social media services, sponsorship, analytics, and other third-party service providers. See details in NPR’s privacy policy.

What’s New

Version 1.23.2

Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
3.1K Ratings

3.1K Ratings

ktrfa ,

I LOVE it, but the bugs are extremely annoying

I really love this app, but mostly because of what it does for me (I listen to it all the time whenever I go) and not because of the performance.

NPR APP TEAM...PLEASE fix the bug that makes the app stop working (and often shut down) after a phone call interrupts whatever I’m listening to. It’s been going on for a long time. Also, how hard is it to make sure your algorithm adds shows to your favorites once you follow them or removes them once you stop? Doesn’t seem like it should be that difficult. Today, after a phone call interrupted the show I was listening to and the app closed (twice) I tried to reopen it and go back to what I was listening to. But despite the fact that I listen to the show ALL the time and had turned on the “follow” toggle, the show didn’t and doesn’t even show up in my favorites. Seems like ridiculous little fixes that could really make a difference in the app doing what it’s supposed to do. Ugh.

bmrie ,

As essential as my morning coffee

Using the NPR1 app has become a part of my daily routine. I always start my morning with the Up First broadcast. I like how the app automatically moves between a myriad of shows, since I’m usually multi-tasking and rushing around while listening. However, I do wish it was easier to find which shows I recently listened to or which ads for new shows popped up while I was listening. The content is great, but this part isn’t very user-friendly. Sometimes I hear an ad for a new podcast and before I can process and “click on the screen to learn more,” it’s already gone. There have been many times when I’m driving, cooking, or just somehow disconnected from my phone that I miss a show I wanted to hear more about. Maybe a “recently played” or “recently suggested” would make this easier. When I’m not starting with the news, I tend to switch to other podcast platforms simply because I don’t know or can’t find what I want to listen to on NPR1 (though I know I would rather hear its content).

Other than that, I really appreciate the diversity. I don’t subscribe to one political party, so I’m always searching for a more balanced and empathetic coverage that fairly describes both views (even the view I disagree with). Though NPR can still lean more in one direction, it is the best I’ve found so far and I appreciate how the hosts usually refrain from emotional or opinionated responses. I’ll continue listening and using for a long time.

mariahmayalee ,

Disappointing Downgrade

Update: Still playing repeat episodes, in the last 24 hours they’ve tried to play the same episode at least 6 times (that I’ve noticed so far)

I used to listen to NPR on the NPR News app, where you could make playlists and listen to (or binge) all your favorite shows, or choose a station and listen to a live stream. When the podcasts jumped ship, I was forced to switch over to this app, and it's been painful. Limited number of skips, but the news segments are broken up story by story, so you waste 10 of them trying to get through one segment, no playlist feature, which is the most frustrating thing. I've had the app randomly start playing when my phone was on silent and in my pocket, in public, in meetings, in the middle of conversations, even when the app isn't open. Additionally, there are several podcasts that seem to be added to my feed as filler. They play episodes I've heard multiple times, not rebroadcasts or new versions, just the same episode over and over. My most recent complaint is that it's become particularly glitchy. Not playing the story you select (as in playing a completely different one), or not loading. If this wasn't the only way for me to hear these podcasts I would never use this app again. The shuffle feature should be an option, but not the entirety of the function of the platform. This is a poorly designed disaster.

App Privacy

The developer, NPR, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Location
  • Browsing History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Search History
  • Browsing History
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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