Reviews
I have been a dedicated NPR and public radio listener and supporter for 32 years. I am sad to say this is my least liked podcast - it’s become like cod liver oil - I listen because I want to know what’s going on but I hate the flavor. The tone is so negative (I know current events are too) and...Read full review »
ruraleducatedpragmaticliberal via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/16/21
Considering NPR stands for National Public Radio, it should do a better job of delivering unbiased, factually based reports. Instead it is very left-leaning and the reporters’ personal political views can be heard in almost every story. I’m not looking for it to be right-leaning, I’m just looking...Read full review »
Tare Flower via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/21
Rick Snyder wanted to save money by switching water source to Flint. He’s racist somehow... Can it not be enough that what he did was just terrible in general? Can it be that he didn’t do it because he hates black people? If anything this shows the flaw of conservative financial policy, where...Read full review »
New York Democrat via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/21
This is the only podcast I’ve really been loyal to consistently since I started listening to podcasts. It’s a great 15 minutes while I’m getting ready so I know what’s going on in the world. I also really appreciate how they sound totally unbiased. They tell about hard stories with a sense of...Read full review »
lizclark917 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/21
I enjoy the conversations between the host and the reporters.
Altadena ca via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/21
Great way to start your day. Keep it up!
Maxodactyl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/21
I wake up with NPR every morning. Fact checked reporting in a brief and effective way. Thank you NPR!!
lauren_emerson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/21
Perfect amount of news to keep me informed! I listen every morning! Highly recommend to anyone!
ksmacko via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/21
I listen every day. I am not feeling Tanya Mosley as David’s replacement. I love Rachel. Why is she so sidelined? I hope this gets adjusted or I will be going elsewhere for my news.
Tierra Madre via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/21
First thing I listen to. Start my day. Estimate the climate of my day and begin. Thanks for being there. There has been more than one occasion during the pandemic that you’ve been the only voice my darlings. Love, love, love all of you. T
Miss McNeilly via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/13/21
Entering the world of politics can be intimidating, especially if it was not discussed in your home, school, or social circles. Incredibly grateful to have found the NPR Up First podcast for reliable reporting, relatable personalities, and enjoyably easy to digest content. Hope others find this...Read full review »
Megaconn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/13/21
I like the fact that it’s about 15 minutes short and to the point. But it’s only the left’s point. They don’t even try to cover what actually happened. Just rephrasing the lefts point of view. If anyone knows of a news podcast that gives you an unbiased point from either side please let me know.
butters7712 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/13/21
It’s the first podcast I listen to each day and the one I won’t miss. Thanks for the great daily content!
Drdrevar via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/13/21
So very professional and always factual. I thank you for your reporting. I listen to all six days of up first. You guys are best in news reporting.
DJ🔥💖 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/13/21
One of the many leftist media weaving lies
Landon A B via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/21
This brief synopsis used to be my central news source. I believe to understand the news, you should have a left wing, right wing, and (if it exists anymore) central source. To be truly informed, you should check any statements of fact made by each source and see if they are reporting facts,...Read full review »
savjo2 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/21
Everything other than this podcast in my day leads me into insanity. Thank you for keeping me informed!
einsteinsbrain via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/21
I have been looking for a news source that is reliable and unbiased for a long time and this is the best one I have found. Up first gives only the facts and gives opinions/views from both sides. Plus it’s only about 15ish minutes. Love it.
Jacesmangos via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/21
Thank you Up First for the straight facts that help us to navigate this turbulent time. I look forward to every episode!
Fife the Fierce via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/21
Listening to Up First every morning is as important to me as brushing my teeth!
Jillian_Decker via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/11/21
This podcast has tons of high quality journalism packed into episodes I can conveniently listen to in the mornings. NPR makes national and global news accessible to so many listeners.
Untrustworthy source via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/11/21
great
stv_hammond via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/11/21
I listen every morning right when I wake up. Great way to start the day!
zz57945 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/21
It has become a morning routine to listen to Up First while I take my dog for their morning walk. She even recognizes the intro music now and gets excited! Our new Pavlovian signal.
KP-HP via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/21
I listened every morning for the past year. I need a quick news summary, but this is so bias I can’t stand it any longer. I just want the facts, not Steve Innskeep’s constant bias adjectives and adverbs. It is so cringe worthy. I am embarrassed for him. And to seeother reviewers saying it isn’t...Read full review »
odnfndk via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/21
I’m a busy mom and need this podcast to get my quick morning update. Hosts are always great. So helpful, thanks.
Lo Schneider via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/21
Best source of unfiltered news of the day. Thank you.
Hyujio via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/21
Solid information, concise, and unbiased. What i need to start my day.
pjandalexnotemmanuel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/09/21
Rightfully calls out extremism on the right and promotes and defends extremism on the left.
TheFutureOfWhatever via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/08/21
For years I’ve started every weekday with Up First. And I love a little cheek with my news. But recently the cheekiness has escalated to dismissive snark and I’m disappointed. I count in NPR for journalism, and as a moderate liberal from a very conservative part of the county...it saddens me to...Read full review »
Disappointed loyal listener via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/07/21
I listen to Up First every morning, it’s the best way to stay up to date on what’s happening in a digestible format. Always well researched, straightforward news!
rubyrose207 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/07/21
Like all the news sources NPR is bias, I’m sick of hearing the bias in all the news, what happened to the journalistic integrity of just reporting the facts? The only good thing this show has going for it is the length. It’s sad that to try to find the “truth” in a story now we have to listen to...Read full review »
fhaiel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/07/21
I wake up every morning and look for the drop of this podcast. Today they provided 3 podcasts to keep up with the fast paced events unfolding today. Point on and timely!
MelieZ63 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/07/21
I listen every morning. Excellent summary of current events - without bias - just the facts.
Stan from Van via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/06/21
In your January 6 episode, you skillfully summarized months of Republican turmoil regarding the presidential election in two sentences and less than ten seconds. Then you utterly failed to summarize anything in a two hour interview over the decision not to charge police officers except the viral...Read full review »
with all due respect via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/06/21
Well I accidentally unsubscribed to your show. I figured you were just on a break for the holiday the last few weeks when new episodes didn’t pop up. I noticed your absence. I missed your voices and updates. I just went and checked because I figured you would have released a new episode today and...Read full review »
JillfromMA via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/05/21
Very informative!!
Bookworm86! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/05/21
This show got me through pregnancy, life with a newborn, the Trump era, Covid 19... ALL OF LIFE. I have become so attached to the hosts I feel foggy on mornings when I skip listening to their opening reports. I have listened every morning since the show began! And I cried when I found out David...Read full review »
mariemorrow via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/05/21
Listen every day for a quick summary of the news. Easy yo understand and to the point! Big fan!
ndjcigkekxjviv via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/05/21
Too brief to deliver the news well. Today they report on the vaccines’ distribution problem and the possibility of using a single dosage. Why would you give one dose of the vaccine when you have plenty? Just as an example.
PlayNYCjuly15now via Apple Podcasts · Mexico · 01/04/21
This is the first podcast I listen to every morning, Mon-Sat. I trust that I will hear well-researched news and discussion. They take the news seriously, and sometimes you get to peak behind the veil to see they don't take themselves too seriously. the pocast leaves me feeling prepared and...Read full review »
StacyBS via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/21
Confession, I’m a right leaning moderate. I listen to several news sources to get balanced coverage and have listened to NPR since the early 90s. NPRs disdain for anything conservative is so blatant that it can’t be considered objective journalism. Just report the facts and let the listener...Read full review »
WGRoper via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/21
I listen every morning. They are quick and to the point. Thank you!
vickaayyy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/21
Sharing misleading data and making assumptions without facts to back them up. If you think everything is racist and everything wrong in your life is someone else’s fault, this podcast is for you.
jomermcklanski via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/21
Dear David Greene, I will miss your incredibly soothing voice delivering news to my ears every morning. Wishing you the best in your future endeavors!
Millenial in Massachusetts via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/03/21
What else can I say!,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, would love to talk to you about producing a documentary on you and your background on your organization and your ideas about guns. This podcast is very intellectually produced and much common sense involved in positive behavior concerning thee whole subject on...Read full review »
Plan B ENtertainment via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/03/21
I love the smooth voices of the hosts, and I depend on their daily news updates each morning!
Smoothie Tunes via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/21
Used to love this podcast but it’s become totally biased. An example is the recent episode about home testing for covid- about bluetooth results that also automatically submit results to the FDA... listen as the show host packages it up with a bow, not even touching on privacy concerns. I can’t...Read full review »
Trevor "Homework" McKee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/21
Love this show! I listen every morning as I’m getting ready for all that the day will throw at me. Couldn’t ask for better friends to wake up to every day! Solid news, always a grin.
RedheadReaderWriterBaker via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/21
I love that I can listen to news stories without political drama. They simply tell the stories with the facts they have and move onto the next. I love starting my mornings this way.
lizzyrose1993 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/01/21
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