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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

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
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It was a meeting of two American masters: Robert Noyce, who, in inventing the integrated computer chip and founding Intel, willed Silicon Valley in...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 25:17
  • Purchases: 1
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Back in 1986, Joe Nocera spent a week shadowing Steve Jobs, who was then leading his start-up, NeXT, and attempting to build a new kind of computer...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 26:12
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In 1936, F. Scott Fitzgerald, then a struggling writer battling depression and alcoholism, published “The Crack-Up,” a radical series of essays in ...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 34:17
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“Oh my God—we hit a little girl.” This was the single, shocking cover line of the October 1966 issue of Esquire. Inside was John Sack’s 33,000-word...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 33:27
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Fifty years after it was first published, “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold” remains the most influential and talked-about magazine story of all time. Auth...

Bought by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 32:58
  • Purchases: 1
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“A Few Words About Breasts,” from May 1972, is Nora Ephron’s comic lament about how her late onset of puberty and earliest sexual experiences gave ...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 44:10
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In 1968, just hours after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, the future Pulitzer Prize–winning author Garry Wills—then a young writer for Esq...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, WVAS, and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 22, 2016
  • Length: 29:57
  • Purchases: 3
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Host Dr. Michelle Thaller talks to Prof. Lisa Randall, a theoretical particle physicist at Harvard, about her new book, Dark Matter and the Dinosau...

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


  • Added: Jan 15, 2016
  • Length: 17:43
  • Purchases: 5