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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