NPR News Now

Reviews For NPR News Now

It’s a quick roundup of top news stories, to catch you up on the most current events. Very good for starting off your day, and getting a solid summary of various stories. Only criticism is, with exception of the occasional space news, most of the headlines are exclusively Earth related. Clearly for humans, by humans, but whatever. -Lhu
Give them 5 minutes and they'll give you the news comprehensive reporting
I listen every day but I could honestly careless about trump. Just the news please
Love love listening to npr
Please stop with the word ‘literally’. It’s overused in the podcast.
One of the greatest perks of driving—listening to NPR. This podcast helps summarize the biggest news stories hour by hour, without needing to sit in a car. Completely recommend to anyone no matter their politics.
Love it
They are extremely biased they contradict each other from in NPR channel to NPR channel And will take any chances to hate on the Republican side or anything that has any similarities and ideas
Most people can’t update their feed on a regular basis. I would love to be able to catch up at the end of the day or after a few days, and have more than just the most recent 5 minutes available. Please consider having past updates and shows accessible for those of us who get behind!
Benchmark reporting!
NPR top of the hour updates! As solid as it gets.
Take note Apple or NPR audio engineers and/or Podcast Engineers: The signal of this podcast audio is "too strong." The voices are raspy and painful to the ear, no matter what equipment it's played on. The daily news is bad enough as it is. Don't make it worse!
NPR just keeps repeating Trump talking points. White men are gunmen but brown people are terrorists. Tired of my beloved NPR just repeating right wing talking points instead of challenging completely obvious lies. Please return to being the Fourth Estate.
i dont want to hear that expression opening this podcast or ever again in any situation its repulsive and crass
This podcast has really bad sound quality, and there’s also a significant liberal bias. Don’t bother with this.

5/5

By Dejonee
I LIKE IT!
I do not like lawn news podcasts, so it is literally perfect to have a five minute summary that I can check three or four times a day. I can be completely informed about what I want to know in five minutes! Keep it up!
Every update isn’t playing the audio file smoothly. The audio stops entirely and starts again in a later spot. I don’t understand why this would be the only podcast show that has this technical difficulty.
There is an odd tinny modulation to the mixing of the sound of this podcast. I hear it on headphones or my car stereo. I listen to the NPR app often, and it does not have the same odd quality.
A really good concept and expertly done!
A brief yet throw synopsis of the news. I like that it covers worldwide events.
It’s great to have a narrow summary of some of the big ticket items that happen every day. Makes for a great update during my commute.
That says it all. I refresh it manually.

5/5

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I only want to hear the current news not have 52 hours of past newscasts on my phone. How to set/fix?
Stay up to date throughout the day with extraneous details—love it.
NPR used to be really he best but has adopted a political agenda and now frequently reports false news. I will never listen to them again.
Excellent. It’s a part of my morning routine now. NPR is one of the few spots for legitimately good journalism. This 5 minute report cuts a lot of that great work out, but it’s great if you’re short on time and want the top stories quickly.
Great for quick and short news of the day
It’s been consistent, up to date, and reliable since day one.
It’s a great way to hear the news; short, sweet, and to the point. I’m so tired of talking head shows. This is the way to go! Thanks NPR!
The most recent episode may not show up in iTunes Store, but when you subscribe to the podcast it will download an hourly 5min news update. You need to adjust your phone settings to look for new uploads (general podcast settings) at most hourly, or just swipe down on the homepage of your podcast app to get the most recent news podcast to appear. I love that it doesn’t clog your feed up or storage by keeping older episodes in its system. You can typically only download the most recent update of the hour.
I have no difficulty recommending the unbiased and diligent reporting provided by NPR to everyone I come across who worries about trusting the media.
Minus two stars for very poor audio quality. Don't know if it's overprocessed or overcompressed but there are a lot of audible artifacts in your NPR News Now podcasts. Strangely, it seems louder than all other podcasts too. All these issues mean I have to turn the volume down to make it listenable. NPR knows how to create great sounding audio for broadcast and podcast. Why can't you do it for this one?
Great podcast
I really like keeping up with events and I really like the presentation and broadcasters, but I don't understand why some clips are played more than once. I subscribe and listen to all releases. I don't need to hear clips more than once.
Fox's hourly podcast is much better
No more npr podcasts
Very timely and succint news summary. I love listening to it after work and in the morning.
I listen to this podcast first thing every morning to see what's happening today and on my way home every night to hear what happened. Absolutely fantastic and quick way to get informed. Subscribe!
I listen to this and Up First during my commute to work in the morning to keep myself updated. I've successfully converted my roommate into a regular listener as well. I appreciate the mix of political, social, pop culture, and market news.
If you can't have a radio on at work, here's a great way to catch up.
I understand that ads are a fact of life on podcasts. And that's OK! You need to fund somehow and I don't mind a 30 second ad at the beginning. But PLEASE lose the NPR ads that you run for weeks at a time as the same ad. I like NPR and can find my own podcasts. I don't mind hearing ads sometimes if there is something new but the same ad every.single.time for weeks on a podcast this short is driving me insane. Good news coverage, both domestic and international. Would prefer fewer repeats hour to hour and more new segments, but wouldn't be surprised if there are production constraints.
With all the important things happening in the world, don't waste our time w ridiculous state basketball news.
I primarily use this podcast to download the most recent episode before my commute each morning but I refresh and listen multiple times a day. I love it.
I love this podcast. The hourly updates are often the only way I get my news. Great coverage and to the point. A must have.

5/5

By ConnieT
Keep one episode at the top of my feed.
They've plummeted into the dregs of extremest, far-right, corporate punditry. As a lifetime member, i am extremely disappointed with their demise.
I listen a couple times a day- keeps me informed with very little time commitment- if you listened just when you went to the bathroom you'd be a well informed American!!
Nice a clean: 5 minutes every hour of what is going on.