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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 283
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 243

    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 283 ratings

    Regular price: $16.06

    • 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
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      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 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
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      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 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
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      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 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
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      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

    • 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

    • 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 Rip Dan 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

    • 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
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      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 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

    • 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
    • Story
      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 Favorite Driveway Moments

    • Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go
    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: Renée Montagne
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This eclectic collection gathers all-time "Driveway Moment" favorites, including some suggested by listeners themselves. These literate, intelligent, profoundly touching stories are worth hearing over and over again, and now you don't have to stay in your car. What is a Driveway Moment? Maybe it's happened to you as it has to countless others.... You're driving home, listening to a story on NPR. Suddenly, you find yourself in your driveway (or parking space or parking garage).

    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

    • 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
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      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

    • People We Meet

    • Unforgettable Conversations
    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: David Greene
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Nationally known NPR on-air personalities - including Melissa Block, David Greene, Rachel Martin, Guy Raz, Scott Simon, Susan Stamberg and many more - share the lasting impressions made during interviews with a wide variety of exceptional individuals. Each story is introduced by the NPR host and offers a candid account of how the encounter was particularly meaningful to them.

    • Unforgettable Conversations
    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: David Greene
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 05-20-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    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
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      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 Classic Driveway Moments

    • Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go
    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: Michele Norris
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Presented together for the first time, here are the very first, and very best, definitive listener favorites that came to be known as Driveway Moments: the classic, spellbinding stories that keep getting better with repeated listening, selected from the National Public Radio archives. These tales were first heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and other NPR programs.

    Regular price: $16.06

    • The Wait Album

    • More of the Best
    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: Peter Sagal, Carl Kasell
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Each week, more than three million listeners tune into Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! to test their knowledge of the week's news. In the popular "Not My Job" segment, a celebrity guest must answer three questions on a topic totally outside his or her area of expertise. The topic seems random but is thoughtfully skewed. Because Henry Winkler played Fonzie on Happy Days, host Peter Sagal asks him about Ponzi schemes. For indie rock singer Neko Case, the questions are about Necco Wafers.

    Regular price: $16.06

    • NPR Sunday Puzzles

    • By: NPR
    • Narrated by: Will Shortz, Liane Hansen
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    This collection features Shortz and NPR host Liane Hansen in stimulating conversation, guiding listeners through puzzles filled with creative wordplay. Programs include the one before Shortz’s appearance on The Simpsons (with prizes announced by Mr. Burns and Smithers, voiced by Harry Shearer), Hansen’s birthday show (her children read the list of prizes), and two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks as a mystery guest who sticks around to help the delighted contestant.

    Regular price: $10.46

    • 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
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      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

    • 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

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