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NPR Podcasts

Posted November 12, 2008 7:48am

APPOLICIOUS ADVISOR RATING:

3 of 5 bars
  • PRICE: Free
  • EASE OF USE: 5
  • INTERFACE: 3
  • FREQUENCY OF USE: 4
  • FEATURES: 2
  • USEFULNESS: 5
SUMMARY: Easily listen to your favorite NPR podcasts on your Android phone

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NPR Podcasts is a handy little app focused specifically on providing you with National Public Radio podcasts. This app is excellent for fans of that station and is good enough to even convince those of you out there who are unfamiliar with the station that it's worth listening to.

There are two functions to this app: Listen and Locate. Listen will bring you to a list of stations listed by their call sign. The main NPR broadcasts are listed at the top while the local station news is listed under their specific call sign. The locate function, if it works, will figure out exactly where you are and show you all of the stations around you. You can set your distance searched in the settings area.

Once you figure out what you want to listen to, all you have to do is tap that specific podcast. Granted, the faster connection you're on, the better quality the audio is going to come in at. There aren't any controls for you to favorite, fast forward, rewind, or pause unfortunately. This means you'll have to be careful not to exit out of that podcast unless you want to listen to the beginning of it all over again.

This is a handy little app that offers access to a large database of podcasts. NPR fans will love this app even though it's missing a few features that we could really use. Those of you not familiar with NPR may fall in love with the station after finding a podcast you like through using this app. If you're looking for something different on your Android phone, definitely check out the NPR Podcast app.

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