NPR One 12+

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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 1.25.4

Listening to NPR's flagship shows like Morning Edition and All Things Considered on the go is now simpler than ever. Just tap the 'PLAY' button to binge all of today's segments back-to-back. This release also contains bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
3.2K Ratings

3.2K Ratings

ST00PS ,

Just Ok, so I use ApplePodcasts

I started off listening to NPR podcasts with this app. I loved it! I had more control over what I listened to as I didn’t always enjoy the shows played on my local NPR station. Over time though, I got frustrated and started to subscribe to NPR shows/podcasts on the ApplePodcasts app instead.
1. Ad breaks in NPR One app can’t be skipped unless you pay for the premium service. I already donate $35/month to my local NPR station and I don’t want to pull that away from them. Also, the donation drive weeks are still pretty annoying in the app, so no thanks. ApplePodcasts allow the user to skip through ads and they’re just less annoying in general. I know this likely isn’t possible but is there no way to link up local station donors to an NPR One account to a premium account?
2. The app does not remember your playback position if you stop listening and use another app or even remain in the app to read an article. I will stop in the middle of a podcast to read an article in the NPR app and when I go back to listening, it kicks off with another ad, then starts in on the National Newscast, completely forgetting about the podcast I was listening to. ApplePodcasts holds your playback position in a podcast even if you close out the app, and it is wonderful.

Those are my two most significant gripes at the moment.

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.

Techie tucker ,

Still flawed but latest update is much improved

The mini player itself is great and pretty much the same format you would expect from any audio app on iOS. It’s not dark mode when you have it maximized but it’s close enough to not make much of a difference. The forward and back buttons are a great improvement. The main app is still going to blind you if you open the app at night but at least you can get it to something more reasonable by maximizing the player. Searching for recently missed shows on some of the podcasts with lots of shows is still a chore. When you go to the shows podcast page, they are still ordered from oldest to newest instead of the other way around like any other player would do which can mean scrolling through dozens of pages to get to a newer show for some of these podcasts. A sort button like most other apps use would go a long way to fixing this problem. Hopefully this update is and indicator that the app developer is listening and we don’t need to wait years for basic features after this. I do like NPR and this app is a significant improvement. A little more tweaking and it could be five stars.

Developer Response ,

Hi there,

Glad you're liking the new features. Thanks for the suggestion on dark mode. We hear you and will take it to the team for consideration! Thanks for listening to NPR One!

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

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

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
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The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Search History
  • Browsing History
  • Usage Data
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Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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