Time for a listen. A big listen.

Time for a listen. A big listen.

Hello and welcome! We’re so glad you dropped by. Please enjoy our shiny, new website that goes with our shiny new season.

Earlier in the year, we here at Big Listen HQ partnered with our buds at NPR to provide you with the answer to the question “What should I listen to?” So that means that not only will The Big Listen be a podcast, but it’ll also be a national radio show. How ‘bout them apples?

If you’re a public radio fan and you’d like to hear our show on the actual radio in your city, get in touch with your NPR member station and tell them about The Big Listen. We’ll be your best friends forevs!

Do you have a podcast recommendation you’d like to share with us? We want to hear it! Give us a jingle on the Pod Line at 202-885-POD1 and leave a message. Then we’ll put you on the radio and you’ll be famous.

Anyway, thanks for dropping by. ‘Til next time…keep listening, America.

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Anna Sale Wants To Be Uncomfortable (Encore)

Saturday, Feb 18 2017The six-year-old host of The Show About Science gives Lauren some hot tips on interviewing. And we hear from the producer of Historically Black about the stories of everyday objects in African-American families. Dave Zirin of Edge of Sports divulges his one dream guest — Billie Jean King. And podcast queen bee Anna Sale of Death, Sex & Money lets us in on her favorite podcasts. Keep reading!

Valentine’s Day Special: Love, Romance and Lost Wedding Rings

Saturday, Feb 11 2017Valentine's Day is upon us. So we're diving into online dating trials and tribulations with The Zoo, exploring the messiness of human intimacy with The Heart and getting some sage love advice from Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond of Dear Sugar. Plus, how a podcast saved a wedding!

Malcolm Gladwell Will Make You Cry

Saturday, Feb 04 2017Malcolm Gladwell tells us why he tries to get people to cry during interviews. And podcaster Sam Sabin finds her Native American heritage by way of her estranged father's obituary. Plus: why Alec Baldwin has the best celebrity podcast.

Al Letson Reveals Errthang (Encore)

Saturday, Jan 28 2017We meet Lauren’s Scandinavian doppelganger, then explode songs with the host of Song Exploder. We also chat with the makers of the hit show In The Dark. And radio Renaissance man Al Letson tells us what he’s listening to. Keep reading!