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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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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
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Ebola, salmonella, even measles. All of these have a source, and disease detectives trained at the CDC know how to find the culprits. Join two rook...

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Jan 07, 2016
  • Length: 09:36
  • Purchases: 1
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In the first episode of Orbital Path, host Michelle Thaller talks with astronomer and author Phil Plait of Slate's Bad Astronomy blog about this co...

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


  • Added: Dec 14, 2015
  • Length: 13:43
  • Purchases: 7
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Do animals like music? A woman who studies how non-human creatures go mad throws concerts for captive animals to try and enrich their lives, and re...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Dec 06, 2015
  • Length: 09:47
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Not 52 Hz, Credit: <a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-237180595/stock-vector-cute-whale-spouts-water.html">Shutterstock</a>
52 Hz is the name given to a mysterious whale that vocalizes at a different frequency than other whales. Some refer to him as “The World’s Lonelies...

  • Added: Nov 24, 2015
  • Length: 08:23
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Join us for a math adventure. Just bring your thickest jacket.

Bought by KALW and WTJU


  • Added: Oct 05, 2015
  • Length: 08:45
  • Purchases: 2
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“The Falling Man”, Esquire’s most-read story of all time, is discussed by host David Brancaccio (APM's Marketplace Morning Report) and Esquire Writ...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2015
  • Length: 34:07
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Over the past 20 years, there’s been a revolution in the science of arson investigations. Many of the clues that had been used for decades to deter...

Bought by KRZA and KWMR


  • Added: Aug 18, 2015
  • Length: 12:19
  • Purchases: 2
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What does it mean when a woman commits a crime and attributes her actions to PMS? We revisit the court case and the science behind the first use of...

Bought by KWMR and KSFR


  • Added: Jul 16, 2015
  • Length: 11:45
  • Purchases: 2