NPR Story Lab

The NPR Story Lab is looking for great ideas. In fact, we’re an idea hub – generating new segments for our news programs, creating radio shows, and launching new podcasts. We want to collaborate with member stations and independent producers. We want to work with new talent that brings a fresh perspective to NPR. We want to keep innovating and leading in the podcast and radio world. The NPR Story Lab is a true creative studio at the heart of NPR, one that fosters experimentation and continues to evolve the sound of public radio.  

Since its inception in 2016, the NPR Story Lab has developed or acquired several series.  Here are a few examples: 

       Been There                    What's Good with Stretch & Bobbito

       Rough Translation          Radio Ambulante

Now Accepting Applications

NPR is currently accepting applications for new radio shows, podcasts and recurring segments for our news magazine program. Projects can range from being in development to looking for acquisition. 

We’re searching for ideas that present new voices, explore innovative approaches, and evolve the sound of public radio. We want projects that will appeal to younger and more diverse audiences, and that reflect NPR’s high standards of public service in journalism and cultural expression

Lean more about the NPR mission and vision here.

NPR reaches millions of listeners each week through our radio broadcasts. As platforms have evolved, so has NPR.  Listeners now engage with NPR in many new and innovative ways including podcasts, videos and photo essays. 

The NPR Story Lab wants to create the next great public radio series with you!