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Public Radio Exchange (PRX)

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PRX (creator of the very website you're looking at!) is is shaping the future of public media content, talent and technology.


PRX is a leading creator and distributor, connecting audio producers with their most engaged, supportive audiences.


A fierce champion of new voices, new formats, and new business models, PRX advocates for the entrepreneurial producer. PRX is an award-winning media company, reaching millions of listeners worldwide. For over a dozen years, PRX has operated public radio’s largest distribution marketplace, offering thousands of shows including This American Life, The Moth Radio Hour, and Reveal.


In 2014, PRX launched Radiotopia, a podcast collective of 13 diverse, independent, story-driven shows, anchored by 99% Invisible from Roman Mars. The network has quickly grown to over 10 million downloads per month. 

Pieces

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When Proxima b’s discovery appeared in Nature on August 24, the media breathlessly announced a new Earth-like planet just 4.2 light years away from...

Bought by Radio Newark, KUER, KUAF Public Radio, PRX Remix, KHNS and more


  • Added: Sep 02, 2016
  • Length: 12:03
  • Purchases: 7
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The asteroid belt is portrayed in movies as a crowded place with massive rocks bouncing each other like pool balls, capable of sending a mile-wide ...

Bought by Radio Newark, KUAF Public Radio, WOUB, and CHSR-FM 97.9


  • Added: Aug 22, 2016
  • Length: 15:28
  • Purchases: 4
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Some studies suggest that one out of 10 women in her 30s is peeing herself. Others say the numbers could be much much higher. But it’s tough to tal...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2016
  • Length: 09:40
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What's lost when a song is compressed into an MP3? To the untrained ear, perhaps nothing. But to one composer, these "lost sounds" are a source for...

Bought by Radio Newark, WOUB, and CHSR-FM 97.9


  • Added: Jul 21, 2016
  • Length: 11:06
  • Purchases: 3
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Michael Kentrianakis loves eclipses and has seen them from all over the world. Host Michelle Thaller and Mike talk about the stages of the eclipse ...

Bought by KISU and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 15, 2016
  • Length: 17:38
  • Purchases: 2
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From space, the view of earth has no boundaries for countries, no barriers to achievement. Michelle Thaller speaks with Aprille Ericcson, a senior ...

Bought by KUAF Public Radio, CHSR-FM 97.9, and KUER


  • Added: Jun 15, 2016
  • Length: 18:49
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Trace Elements hosts/producers Cristina Quinn and Alison Bruzek
Our fifth special episode with Cristina Quinn and Alison Bruzek of Trace Elements. Birds of a feather may flock together -- but it turns out birds ...

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: May 05, 2016
  • Length: 15:02
  • Purchases: 1
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In this special Mother’s Day episode, Michelle talks with her mom about what it was like raising a space-obsessed daughter in Wisconsin and watchin...

Bought by Radio Newark and KUAF Public Radio


  • Added: May 02, 2016
  • Length: 14:56
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Hosts/reporters Cristina Quinn and Alison Bruzek
Special episode #4 featuring Trace Elements with Cristina Quinn and Alison Bruzek. In the 1970s, a geochemist and a biologist banded together to so...

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Apr 21, 2016
  • Length: 14:56
  • Purchases: 1
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In 1992, writer Susan Orlean was tired of celebrity profiles. Instead, she wanted to do something bigger, deeper, and much harder: She wanted to pr...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 27:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Sager, a longtime Esquire writer at large, joins host David Brancaccio to discuss how and why he wrote “Old,” which was published in 1998, and how ...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 29:12
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Hosts Cristina Quinn and Alison Bruzek
It’s here! Episode three of our special five-part series called Trace Elements with hosts Cristina Quinn and Alison Bruzek. Hacking your hearing a...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2016
  • Length: 19:18
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Astronomer Michelle Thaller talks with Ashley Davies, a research scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, about the importance of volcanoes in t...

Bought by Radio Newark, WRST-FM Oshkosh, KUAF Public Radio, CHSR-FM 97.9, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 07, 2016
  • Length: 16:33
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Trace Elements hosts Cristina Quinn and Alison Bruzek
Episode two of our special five-part series called Trace Elements -- with hosts Cristina Quinn and Alison Bruzek -- is here. This time: the how and...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 17:57
Caption: Trace Elements hosts Cristina Quinn and Alison Bruzek
Two hosts, one adventure: This episode marks the beginning of five special Transistor episodes called Trace Elements. Hosts Cristina Quinn and Alis...

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 14:20
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Graphic designer Meg Crane in 1965, Credit: Anna Kaufman
We love a good backstory to a scientific invention that is ubiquitous today. Meet the women who got pregnancy tests out of labs and into homes.

Bought by WOUB, WRST-FM Oshkosh, and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 11:38
  • Purchases: 3
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The most rare objects in the night sky are only visible in some extreme places. Dr. Michelle Thaller introduces us to Dr. Anna Moore, a scientist w...

Bought by KALW, Radio Newark, WRST-FM Oshkosh, KUAF Public Radio, CHSR-FM 97.9 and more


  • Added: Feb 18, 2016
  • Length: 15:59
  • Purchases: 7
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“Biophilia” refers to the instinctive affection humans have for nature. This story is about one such connection: Rodney grew up selling dope and gu...

Bought by WOUB and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 12, 2016
  • Length: 12:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Casey draws his imaginary grandson., Credit: Pien Huang
Casey is just four, but he already has an imaginary grandson. What does science say about what imaginary friends do for kids and the adults they be...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2016
  • Length: 09:39
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Before anyone foresaw a time when a television celebrity could become president, Norman Mailer wrote in Esquire that John F. Kennedy was a mythical...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 24:38