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NPR Now Available on Apple Homepod: “Hey Siri, give me the news”

Let the unboxing begin: After months of anticipation about when people could get their hands on an Apple HomePod, the latest voice assistant speaker is hitting doorsteps and checkout counters today. What’s more: “When you say ‘Hey Siri, give me the news’ to your iOS device,...

Voice Activation Trends from CES

Voice activation is going everywhere. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this month, tech and media companies showcased the many ways they’re making the voice activation technology found in smart speakers accessible anywhere. Check out some...

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Brings New Opportunities to Marketing, Branding and Advertising

In 1983, NPR aired its first mention of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) on The Science Report, a then segment on All Things Considered. Since then, Artificial Intelligence has been the topic of 500+ NPR radio segments, online news...

New Data: One-in-Six Americans Now Owns a Smart Speaker

Released today, new Smart Audio Report data from NPR and Edison Research confirms the impact the 2017 holiday season had on smart speaker ownership in the U.S. and the continued impact on user behavior. 

2017: A Record-breaking Year for NPR on the Radio

At NPR, broadcast remains the most common way for audiences to connect with us throughout the week. And the latest Nielsen ratings confirmed NPR’s radio tune in is not just maintaining, it’s growing alongside our...

4 Questions Marketers Asked Us About Voice-Activated Smart Audio

Voice-activated smart speakers – Amazon’s Alexa devices and Google Home – started hitting the market just over two years ago. Already, they’ve found their way into more than 20 million U.S. homes – an adoption rate...

A Summer of New NPR Podcasts from America’s #1 Publisher

This Summer, NPR is filling your road trips and vacations with five all-new titles spanning comedy to science and news for kids, and a new season of NPR’s hit podcast Invisibilia. Check out the summer releases, including four named to Vulture’s...

NPR Named Brand of the Year, Most Loved, Most Trusted News Service Agency

It’s often said at NPR that the organization holds “the hearts and minds of our audience.” A lofty proposition, to be sure. And one NPR was honored to have affirmed once again this spring. A...

NPR Music SXSW Showcase 2017

A successful six hours of dancing, high kicks and passionate tunes went down at Stubb’s BBQ in March during the NPR Music SXSW Showcase, presented for a second year with support from Blue Headphones.

Stretch Bobbito NPR Podcast

Meet Stretch and Bobbito, Hosts of a New NPR Culture Podcast

This July, NPR welcomes two iconic radio DJs, Stretch and Bobbito, to its roster of podcast hosts for new culture podcast. Get to know the pair in a new teaser video, available here.