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  1. best of 2018
    The 10 Best True-Crime Podcasts of 2018Believed, Thunder Bay, Bear Brook, and more.
  2. best of 2018
    The 10 Best Podcasts of 2018Political scandals, true crime, and Y2K.
  3. snl
    Natasha Rothwell Says Saturday Night Live Is ‘Hyperaware’ of Diversity Problem“The true evidence of diversity on that show will be longevity.”
  4. obits
    Carl Kasell, Longtime NPR Newscaster on ‘Morning Edition,’ Dead at 84Kasell was also beloved as the judge and official scorekeeper of “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me! He retired in 2014.
  5. sexual harassment
    The Biggest Bombshells in New Report on Radio Host Garrison KeillorThe former “Prairie Home Companion” host reportedly had a history of harassing female employees.
  6. The 12 Podcasts We Can’t Wait to Hear in 2018Marvel’s first podcast, a new season of Invisibilia, a ton of true-crime investigations, and more.
  7. in conversation
    Terry Gross on the Art of the Q&A and the Guest That Most Surprised Her“If you’re willing,” says the Fresh Air host, “you can get an interview to a pretty real emotional place.”
  8. Here’s the Thing With Alec Baldwin Is in Development As a Talk Show at ABCThe project would be based on the actor’s WNYC radio series.
  9. podcasts
    NPR’s Fresh Air Team Picks Its 10 Favorite Terry Gross InterviewsFeaturing chats with Ray Charles, Stephen Colbert, and more.
  10. Jesse Williams on How He Plans to Approach 2017 and His BET SpeechThe actor and activist talks about turning a wider eye to his creative endeavors this year.
  11. ghost stories
    Forgotten H.G. Wells Ghost Story Printed at Last“The Haunted Ceiling” was never published.
  12. Garrison Keillor’s Final ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ Aired on SaturdayKeillor hosted the public radio staple for 42 years.
  13. Watch Ben Folds’s Tiny Desk ConcertBen Folds without the Five.
  14. the most npr thing in the world
    Fred Armisen Will Co-Host ‘This American Life’In character as Ira Glass.
  15. alabama shakes
    Download a Free Alabama Shakes ConcertLove you forever, NPR.
  16. vulture reads
    Sunday Reads: Jared Gilman, Kenneth LonerganAn official excuse to stay indoors.
  17. sleepwalk with me
    Mike Birbiglia Terri GrossWe’d watch that movie. We’d definitely watch that movie.
  18. funny people
    Kristen Wiig Doesn’t Know If She’ll Return to SNL“Everyone has to leave.”
  19. maya rudolph
    Listen to Maya Rudolph Interviewed on NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’Please be our friend, Maya? Please? (Terry Gross, you are not allowed!)
  20. casting couch
    Donald Sutherland Joins Fox’s NPR-set ComedyHe’ll play the lead character’s dad, and the station’s manager.
  21. tina fey
    Listen: Tina Fey Hosts ‘Hidden World of Girls’No offense to Terry Gross, but we’d be super-cool with Tina Fey taking her job. 
  22. clickables
    Listen to Alec Baldwin’s PodcastJack Donaghy’s on the radio, y’all!
  23. clickables
    Listen to an Ira Glass Sex-Tape Parody“If you donate now, Carl Kassell will leave a dirty — and I mean really filthy — message on a loved one’s answering machine.”
  24. clickables
    Watch ‘Become a Noun,’ NPR’s Music Video Guide to ImmortalityJules Leotard: a real person.
  25. listening time
    No One Quotes Fight Club Back to Brad Pitt“Sometimes I’ll get ‘Tyler Durden, heh heh heh.’”
  26. clickables
    Watch ‘No More Questions!’: A Touching Animated StoryCorps VideoWarning: It’s a tear-jerker.
  27. clickables
    Hear David Simon Play Some Fifties-TV Trivia on ‘Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me’He doesn’t do too well.
  28. clickables
    Hear the Well-Meaning NPR Rap, ‘Good Radiation’Comprehensive, endearing, and … awkward.
  29. stuff white people like
    Ira Glass Sings!The “This American Life” host does an Elliott Smith cover with Lucy Wainwright Roche.
  30. clickables
    Hear Alec Baldwin Spoof His Glengarry Glen Ross Speech for NPRTo help raise money for WNYC, the omnipresent 30 Rock star reminds listeners of their ABCs.
  31. NPR Bans Its Staff From the Stewart/Colbert RallyPity the poor radio newspeople: NPR has banned its staff from attending the upcoming Rally to Restore Sanity.
  32. Zach Galifianakis Reveals Hidden Jewish RootsZach Galifianakis was on NPR’s Fresh Air. On his name: “It was actually shortened, Terry. My real last name is Galifianakisberg. So that’s an […]
  33. Ira Glass at His High School Reunion“Ira Glass Tries To Explain This American Life At High School Reunion,” from The Onion: “According to sources at Milford Mill High School’s […]
  34. music
    Hear Ice-T Play ‘Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me!’ on NPRA studio audience laughs warmly as Ice describes his bank-robbing days.
  35. radio star
    Christopher Walken Hosts a Radio ShowHe’s guest-hosting “The Leonard Lopate Show” on Monday.
  36. music
    Download a Free Bonnaroo Sampler AlbumWith tracks from Dan Deacon, the Black Keys, and more.
  37. all things considered
    Is NPR Actually an Indie-Music Tastemaker?Or just an indie-music purveyor?
  38. music
    See NPR’s Tribute to Lady GagaNina Totenberg, Rogert Siegel, and the whole gang left their hearts on the dance floor.
  39. music
    Stream NPR’s Sexy Valentine’s Day Make-Out MixA good choice for V-Day background music.
  40. best of lists
    NPR’s ‘All Songs Considered’ Tells Us the 50 Most Important Albums of the DecadeIf you can think of an album from this decade, it’s probably on here.
  41. outrage
    NPR Censors Outrage Review, Sparks OutrageCiting some apparently bogus policy, NPR has removed the names of Larry Craig and Charlie Crist from Nathan Lee’s review of Kirby Dick’s documentary.
  42. leak of the week
    NPR Streams Rare Dylan MaterialYou can now listen to the entirety of Dylan’s forthcoming double-disc rarities collection, making your cubicle a mellower place.