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Podcast Programs







Feature: Rumble Strip


Good Conversation That Takes Its Time

On Rumble Strip, you’ll hear from artists and criminals, taxidermists and soccer moms, lawyers and waitresses. Erica Heilman invites herself into people's homes to find out what they know, what they hate, who they love, what they’re afraid of, and what makes them more like you than you’d realized. These are vivid stories of the everyday.

Each month VPR airs feature programs taken from the podcast. You'll find the full podcast series on the Rumble Strip website along with this month's feature, A Good Death.


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Feature: But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids


But Why is a show led by kids. They ask the questions and we find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there. On But Why, we tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world.

Know a kid with a question? Record it with a smartphone. Be sure to include your kid's first name, age, and town and send the recording to questions@butwhykids.org!


VPR Partner Podcasts




NPR Podcasts

NPR's full collection of podcasts offers a diversity of voices, sounds and stories. Here are three of our current favorites.





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