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    • Tinsel Tales

    • Favorite Holiday Stories from NPR
    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: Lynn Neary
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 281
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      4 out of 5 stars 238
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      4 out of 5 stars 241

    Ho ho ho! Here's what to listen to while driving to the mall, wrapping gifts, entertaining friends, or relaxing in front of a crackling holiday fire. In Scott Simon's modern version of the Christmas story, Jesus is born in an abandoned factory near Cleveland and the Three Wise Persons bring Chipotle gift cards. Claudia Sanchez gives a Latin accent to "A Visit from St. Nicholas". Barbara Bradley Hagerty explores what Christmas means for the boy choristers of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. (Hint: Handel).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Worthwhile Holiday Tradition

    • By John Grigas on 02-12-13
    • Favorite Holiday Stories from NPR
    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: Lynn Neary
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 12-19-12
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 281 ratings

    Regular price: $16.06

    • NPR Sound Treks: Birds

    • Spellbinding Tales of Flight, Feather, and Song
    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: Jon Hamilton
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Are birds monogamous? Why do kookaburras laugh? Is the ivory-billed woodpecker really extinct? These fascinating stories feature the delightful and exotic sounds of birds, plus astute and informative commentary from bird lovers, bird experts, and sometimes birds themselves. Learn how naturalist F. Schuyler Matthews translated bird song into musical notes. Discover how the city of Chicago has drawn purple martins back to Lake Michigan, their historic habitat.

    Regular price: $10.46

    • NPR More Funniest Driveway Moments

    • Radio Stories that Won't Let You Go
    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: Robert Krulwich
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Most NPR listeners have experienced at least one "driveway moment": You’re so captivated by a story, interview, or essay you’re hearing on the radio that you sit in your driveway, motor running, to hear it all the way through. Even if the ice cream is melting in the trunk. The latest collection of this best-selling series features memorable tales, bits, and commentary from NPR favorites, regulars, and guests. Smartly chosen, sincerely hilarious, this collection will leave you in stitches.

    Regular price: $16.06

    • NPR Driveway Moments: All About Animals

    • Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go
    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: Steve Inskeep
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    What’s a "driveway moment"? It’s when you’re so captivated by a story you’re hearing on NPR that you stay in your car to hear it to the end - even if you’re sitting in your driveway with the motor running. For years, listeners have written to NPR to describe such moments. Now animal lovers especially will want to make sure their tanks are full. Heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Talk of the Nation, and Wait Wait - Don’t Tell Me!, these stories will make you laugh out loud and shed a tear or two.

    Regular price: $16.06

    • NPR Driveway Moments: Moms

    • Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go
    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: Peter Sagal
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Stories so compelling you'll stay in your car to hear them through - even if you're sitting in your own driveway. Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal captures your attention with colorful tales for and about moms. Heard on All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, News & Notes, and other NPR programs, these stories and more are for moms, moms-to-be, and anyone who has ever known or had a mother.

    Regular price: $16.06

    • NPR the Best of Pop Culture Happy Hour

    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
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    NPR's popular new podcast features spirited round-table discussions covering a wild and unpredictable landscape of pop culture subject matter, from the 50th anniversary of Gilligan's Island to "pop culture carbon dating" (why some things age well and others not at all) to the "what's making us happy" segment of the show, which always leaves listeners with a smile.

    Regular price: $16.06

    • NPR Driveway Moments

    • Baseball: Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go
    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: Neal Conan
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Stories from the National Public Radio archives honor America's national pastime. Stories so compelling you'll stay in your car to hear them through - even if you're sitting in your own driveway. Peabody-winning Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan presents tales about the big leagues and the little, the fans in the stands, the players, the history, and the lore.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The National Pastime

    • By Kindle Customer on 05-19-15
    • Baseball: Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go
    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: Neal Conan
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Release date: 08-14-08
    • 4 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

    Regular price: $16.06

    • NPR: The First Forty Years

    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    NPR was created in 1970, three years after Congress passed the Public Broadcasting Act and established the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Signing the act into law, President Lyndon B. Johnson said, "We in America have an appetite for excellence...we want most of all to enrich man's spirit." Today, NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches more than 26 million listeners weekly. More than 900 stations nationwide broadcast NPR programming.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • VERY INTERESTING

    • By OMP on 02-20-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • NPR Laughter Therapy

    • A Comedy Collection for the Chronically Serious
    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: Peter Sagal
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Looking for an alternative to the seriously reliable, soothing yet informative sound of NPR? Try NPR! Prepare to be surprised by this collection of interviews with some of the funniest personalities on the planet, and by the memorable, unbelievable news that delights NPR listeners on the 1st of April each year.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not funny

    • By Daniel Van Spinkle on 03-23-15
    • A Comedy Collection for the Chronically Serious
    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: Peter Sagal
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 04-16-13
    • 3 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

    Regular price: $16.06

    • NPR Driveway Moments Dog Tales

    • Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go
    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: Andrea Seabrook
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Dog lovers will delight in this audio celebration of the canine character. From our earliest encounters with Lassie, to the magical moments we share with our own imperfect but thoroughly lovable companions, dogs have become an integral part of our culture and beloved members of our family. NPR proudly presents these tales of unforgettable animals and their devoted human friends.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just a joy!

    • By Sarah M. on 01-18-15

    Regular price: $16.06

    • NPR Laughter Therapy: Funny for a Living

    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: Ophira Eisenberg
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    This extended session of Laughter Therapy explores the history of all things funny, presenting a cornucopia of comedy from the pioneers of vaudeville and the silent film era, to the wildly creative innovators that transformed television in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, to the modern practitioners that continue to bend the boundaries of comedy today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Provides insight into the minds of bunch endorphin addicted humans

    • By Steven on 06-14-18

    Regular price: $18.86

    • NPR Funniest Driveway Moments

    • Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go
    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: Robert Krulwich
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    What's a "driveway moment"? It's when you're so captivated by a story on NPR that you stay in your car to hear it to the end - even if you're sitting in your own driveway. For years, listeners have written to NPR to describe such moments. Some are serious, some are touching, and some, like the stories included here, are very, very funny.

    Regular price: $16.06

    • Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! Famous People Who Returned Our Calls

    • Celebrity Highlights from the Oddly Informative News Quiz
    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: Peter Sagal, Carl Kasell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Each week, two million listeners tune into Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! to test their knowledge of the week’s dumbest news against some of the best and brightest - panelists including author and humorist Roy Blount Jr., author and radio anomaly Tom Bodett, syndicated advice columnist Amy Dickinson ( Ask Amy), Atlantic Monthly journalist P.J. O’Rourke, Washington Post columnist Roxanne Roberts, and other know-it-alls.

    Regular price: $16.06

    • NPR Road Trips: National Park Adventures

    • Stories That Take You Away . . .
    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: Noah Adams
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    With generous splashes of popular culture and human interest, the NPR Road Trips series introduces you not only to far-off locations and unusual destinations, but to the people who inhabit them - and seek them out. Each story focuses on real locations, real people, and real history in the thought-provoking, imaginative and entertaining way you’ve come to expect from NPR. Grand Canyon National Park is one of the planet’s Seven Natural Wonders, with 4.4 million visitors each year. Who keeps them safe, fed, and happy?

    Regular price: $10.46

    • NPR Driveway Moments Love Stories

    • Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go
    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: Kelly McEvers
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    If you listen to NPR, you’ve had at least one "driveway moment". You’re sitting in your parked car, hooked by a story, needing to hear it all the way through. NPR celebrates the emotional bonds we share with this audio valentine that will warm hearts all year round. The story of an ex-monk and an ex-nun who form a family, as told by their son.The story of letters that continue to arrive from all over the world, addressed simply to Juliet, Verona, Italy...and many more.

    Regular price: $16.06

    • NPR Sound Treks: Adventures

    • Breathtaking Stories from Nature's Extremes
    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: Jon Hamilton
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Experience a refreshing adrenaline rush on this NPR guided tour of the ultimate in outdoor fun: Whether whitewater rafting on the Hudson River, mountain climbing in the Himalayas, kayaking in Alaska, airboarding in Oregon's Cascade mountains, or bungee jumping in Australia, each story is an amazing sound adventure - and a great escape. The NPR Sound Treks series brings the outdoors to life with outstanding audio documentaries, stories, and commentary from the NPR archives.

    Regular price: $10.46

    • NPR American Chronicles: World War I

    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: Rachel Martin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Famously referred to by US president Woodrow Wilson as "the war to end all wars", the First World War eclipsed all previous wars with its scale of destruction. With over 27 nations involved, the battle-field horrors and political outcomes of the first truly global military conflict had repercussions that are still felt today. NPR presents a vivid portrait of what most experts consider the first modern war, including profiles of America’s flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker, unlikely savior of war-torn Belgium Herbert Hoover, and the last surviving doughboy Frank Buckles.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • NPR Driveway Moments for Dads

    • Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go
    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: Scott Simon
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Funny, comforting, and nostalgic - kind of like Dad - Driveway Moments for Dads is over 100 minutes of NPR at its finest. You'll want it for your father and yourself, and for those you know who frequently finds themselves in their driveways, tuned to NPR, listening to the end of a story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A moving portrait of fathers

    • By Kindle Customer on 04-02-15

    Regular price: $16.06

    • More Tinsel Tales

    • Favorite Christmas Stories from NPR
    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: David Greene
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Each year, listeners tune in to NPR for holiday offerings of all kinds: funny, touching, insightful, and surprising. Now anyone can listen to these evergreen delights while driving to the mall, wrapping gifts, entertaining friends, or relaxing in front of a crackling fire.

    • Favorite Christmas Stories from NPR
    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: David Greene
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 10-22-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

    Regular price: $16.06

    • Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! The Best of 'Not My Job'

    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: Peter Sagal, Carl Kasell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio listeners test their knowledge against a panel of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world: Adam Felber; Roy Blount, Jr.; Paula Poundstone; Mo Rocca; Roxanne Roberts; Charlie Pierce; and others. This set features highlights from the popular "Not My Job" segment of the show, during which celebrity guest contestants answer questions on topics unrelated to their particular area of expertise.

    Regular price: $16.06

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