Reviews
It's weird. NPR has more ads than NYT, WSJ, Etc in terms of talk vs ad time. Also I really dislike Ayesha Rascoe's tone and voice. It's jarring and abrasive compared to the soothing voice of others on the podcast.Read full review »
Loop3d via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/26/24
Being a daily listener for years for its good journalism based on facts and impartiality. However, this doesn’t seem the case anymore when it comes about the Israel-Hamas war. The media coverage about this conflict is a disfavor to the world. When will NPR start talking about the real cause of...Read full review »
TiteSiny via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/22/24
Up First gives you bite-size new segments to start your day with a definite bias. if you want bias-free news, look elsewhere.
FlorentineDan via Apple Podcasts · Israel · 05/21/24
Bunch of Zionist losers complicit in the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. The people will remember. Keep excusing these monsters as your report from their made up country you pathetic excuses for human beings.
Fooofooocuddlypoops via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/18/24
Although a great podcast, there are typically 4-5 minutes of ads for a 10-12 minute podcast.
CarHar788 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/17/24
Add an afternoon version!
radar3699 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/16/24
A pod for people who want to know the mainstream headlines, but don’t have the time or interest in hearing all the details. You could probably get the same amount of info by glancing at the front page of the NY Times
VicetoVirtue via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/16/24
It’s the same topic nearly every single day. There’s other topics that need attention.
bbFAN28 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/13/24
Ahhhhhh! It’s grating on the ears! It’s a horrible sound! It really is that simple. There is no complicated social story here. It’s just a terrible noise! I wish that I could stop the Sunday downloads (and now she’s on weekdays as well?!) so you could see that this show is not listened to. I have...Read full review »
HSharon12345 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/12/24
Can we please find someone who speaks proper English instead of Ayesha Roscoe….. not only does she make grammatical errors every time she’s on, she does a great job of “acting”completely clueless regarding most topics covered… there’s gotta be someone better. When she come on the show, it’s as if...Read full review »
jrosey24 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/11/24
I subscribed for the news - not for the snarky political comments and clear favor toward one party. I'm pretty middle of the road, but the comments from the male-speaker are beyond annoying. Will throw my time at Morning Wire which sticks to news and not being "funny".Read full review »
Kmelanson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/11/24
I listen every morning to Up First as well as other morning news podcasts. I listen to a variety of podcast spanning the “political” spectrum. Though Up First is obviously very biased in favor of “the Left,” this morning’s report on illegal immigration takes the cake. Ridiculous.
👍🏻👍🏻ch via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/10/24
This is a quick way to get the gist of the top 3 or so news stories of the day. I believe the commentary and spin of the stories is unfortunately left leaning like the rest of NPR, but I also believe it to be a credible source for most issues.
Kap15 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/10/24
Hoping ‘Up Second’, and maybe ‘Up Third’ are future daily shows:)
beanFin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/09/24
I have been a faithful listener for years. My family are also regular monetary supporters of public radio and for that reason I’m not paying for a subscription. Apparently that means that instead of listening while I get ready for my day, episodes are released later and later rendering them...Read full review »
Donor 432 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/08/24
It’s a genocide. Not a war. not a conflict. Hope your sponsors are happy
rachelg3 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/07/24
I used to listen to many of the NPR podcasts. I just can’t do it anymore. I’m a liberal, never voted for Trump, but I do think that journalists cannot let their own POV dictate the stories. This has got worse over time and I wish that NPR will get it back together someday, and get back to doing...Read full review »
NBA heavy user via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/07/24
I listen every day!
Saint-Régis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/03/24
Oh there were similar student protests in 1968? That’s soo interesting, I wonder what they were about? I’m sure the police came out of that era looking like angels, right? Sincerely, now— it is despicable to cover students’ protests against genocide by only getting statements from the police who...Read full review »
Lorraine42 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/03/24
Shame on you for this copaganda and emphasis on explaining away militarized policing rather than featuring the student protestors confronted with disproportionately huge force in the face of peaceful protest. You exist to placate liberals and put them at ease with the status quo.
hehall via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/02/24
The show is great, and I listen almost every morning, but there are a few too many ads for how long the episodes are.
Cats Are Dancing On The Moon via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/30/24
Unable to listen without paying. Very annoying. Listening on Spotify instead but this feels like a cash grab
Kdquared via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/29/24
Descent coverage. Unfortunate that over the years the show has gotten more and more biased. Reporting no longer reflects the public’s views.
Abe53 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/27/24
I have listened loyally since the beginning and because I won’t subscribe, I can’t play the episode. Public media?
DCDGgirl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/26/24
It has been disheartening and disappointing to listen to one sided NPR daily news I have stopped listening to it and will unsubscribe NPR has showed their is no Free press neither free speech!
Avid Daily Listener via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/26/24
I enjoy the concise presentation of the day’s top news stories. They’re not liberal biased; they’re truth biased. If that bothers you I don’t know what we can do to make your feelings whole.
Just Honst Reviews via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/23/24
The news should be provided in an unbiased manner, but Up First shows its bias loud and clear. So clearly anti-Israel. Your reporting on the sexual offences against Israeli women on October 7 was shameful. Casting doubt and only reporting on the minimal question marks within the UN report (which...Read full review »
TB2626 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/23/24
I have, for decades, listened to NPR for my morning news. It seems as if those days are ending. Where is the news? It is mostly highly curated segments that are basically opinion pieces. NPR, you are dangerously close to being what most of us hate about Fox “News.”
Shakalaka1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/23/24
I have listened to this show for multiple years and I try to have an open mind on every topic. The show has become so biased that it will completely skip important stories because they think it may shed a negative light on the left. I’m not sure how our country has gotten to a point that this is...Read full review »
PRog34 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/22/24
In today’s show (4/21), Harper’s Ferry is in the state of WEST Virginia.
GDZ SF via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/21/24
The episode represents some of the finest reporting of which humans are capable of.
Nyarl de la Thotep via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/21/24
I saw Katherine Maher’s TED talk and was shocked. I counted on NPR as one of my primary news sources. I can’t do that if the CEO does not believe in truth. Hearing her talk about the “Wikipedia model” was galling. Is she serious? Wikipedia is fine but not a source for facts. If the new goal for...Read full review »
Jseav401 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/21/24
NOR's reporting is always factual and measured, as well as humane. Great work!Read full review »
RAKGB via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/21/24
You’ve drank the Kool Aid. Trump Derrangement Syndrome. USA corrupt press. Living in Australia I cannot believe the the US press. No way this one sided bias would be allowed in our country. Also election interference. Just like Putin. Eliminate your opponents. Disgraceful. I hope Trump...Read full review »
DaveFromOz_777 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/20/24
Love listening to your show!
Beth Benz-ZIN via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/20/24
I used to be a regular listener, it’s the first thing I do in the morning. Now it’s often not uploaded and therefore I completely forget to even come back to it because I’ve had to go elsewhere for a bit of news in the morning. Topics have really been lacking, there’s no variety. They miss major...Read full review »
bcaud21 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/20/24
Used to love this program. The amount I listen to this dwindles lesson less but it’s so biases now I can’t take it. Bye by NPR.
Tsotdyv via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/18/24
Garbage
Tuffer12 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/18/24
I was the person in my dorm room who listened faithfully to Bob Edwards on my NPR station in San Francisco. I loved it. I felt informed in a way that allowed me to truly consider all things and challenged my assumptions. Sadly no longer. It started with a barage of “we’re all gonna die!”...Read full review »
Anna_B_Nana via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/18/24
NPR
This is a well-crafted podcast that provides news and current events. But, understand this is not a news source, this is a propaganda platform for the democrat party. I try to get a broad smattering of news in the morning and this is what I use to keep up to date on the liberal talking points....Read full review »
Bro Air Guy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/17/24
I hate leaving a fairly negative review for a show that I’ve listened to daily for years, but I can no longer listen to the Saturday version of the show. The voice of the female host is distracting and a bit grating. It truly takes away from the news being reported. I know one’s voice can’t...Read full review »
longtimelistener! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/15/24
(1 *) . Good topic but Ayesha Rascoe, has a horrible tone of voice. Will stop listening to the Sunday story
Flaco8956 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/15/24
I get it’s Sunday but you have Breaking News. Iran attacks Israel and the Liberal”s talk about this. Wow!!! Does our tax dollars really pay for some of this? If it does then at least half of all material should be presented with moderate or conservative point of view. Not 95% far liberal...Read full review »
Danteen 41 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/14/24
Up First… more like Up Eventually This podcast used to be balanced, fair, and factual but over time it’s become more left-leaning and driven by emotion. You covered how Rich Men North of Richmond stokes extremism and how it normalizes conspiracy theorists… are you kidding me? Elites DID visit...Read full review »
morning2x4 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/13/24
They do not appropriately cover the ICJ ruling, numerous U.S. vetos, and destruction of civilian infrastructure let alone the civilian deaths in Gaza.
Urvp via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/11/24
Very biased coverage and they have really gone off the rails. Read Uri Berliner’s piece on the Free Press - it sheds some light on what’s going on at NPR.
71317s via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/10/24
I listen every day to get the liberal take on current events. I listen to Daily Wire for the conservative take. They both have their own bias, but Up First is extremely biased and sometime flat out propaganda in that it poses as straight news, but there’s so much political spin. If you listen, I...Read full review »
potchergirl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/09/24
I don’t know if it’s an alogorhythm issue or production issue but it’s 8am and a new episode still isn’t loaded. I’ve been subscribing since about 2019. It was perfect because a new episode would be available by 6am- when I left the house for work. Then it changed to 7am. In 2020, I tried using...Read full review »
Marymodica via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/09/24
Should change the name of the podcast to "Nothing changed in Gaza today. Still a war but we'll talk about it for 15 mins"Read full review »
Schooner85 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/09/24
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