Reviews
First thing I turn on when I wake up. Listen through the NPROne app.
JHKeeso via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/16/19
Perfect length to start off the morning with an informed outlook. I like that they show a bit of the hosts' personalities too.
Alex from Wyoming via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/16/19
Mara Liasson consistently interjects her personal interpretations and biases into her reporting which is utterly inappropriate but also inconsistent with the fact based impartial reporting I expect from NPR. She should stick with her primary stint at Fox where lies and misinformation are...Read full review »
tr.......... via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/15/19
Love this podcast! It has become my go to way to the day. The Daily does a deep dive in a story. This podcast give me a broad look at the news
LumpyGolf via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/15/19
If you’re looking for a quick (10-15min) collection of daily headlines with short background and importance discussions, then you’ve found the right podcast. A broader and less prescriptive complement to NYT’s “The Daily,” NPR’s “Up First” blends their standard journalism with slight personality...Read full review »
Cococo8455 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/15/19
The next best thing to a Morning Edition Podcast
PeaceLover08 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/14/19
I love NPR but don’t listen to the radio as I ride the bus to work everyday. This podcast fills the void nicely with the familiar voices and tone of NPR.
Terry & Sara via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/19
I am fortunate that I don’t have a long commute and NPR Up First is a perfect way for me to start my day. It is brief, and covers several subjects to start my day off. People keep comparing this to The Daily, but there is no comparison. Up First gives the listener top stories while The Daily...Read full review »
Scott & Julia via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/19
An excellent overview of the days news in just the right length.
tbrosnan112 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/12/19
This podcast helps me feel in the know. The commentary helps me better understand what’s going on. From bits and pieces I hear on the news plus this podcast. I get a better sense of “oh that’s what that meant” or “that makes more sense”. Thanks for making it easier to be more involved in...Read full review »
Ryebai via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/12/19
If I forget my headphones, I’m so mad I can’t listen to up first on the way to work. They help me start my day informed, gives me a few interesting things to think about, and doesn’t take very long! Great podcast.
froggy1188 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/12/19
Up First is a great way to get a quick glimpse into the news of the day. By listening to the podcast every morning, I’m able to get a general overview of the news and learn which news topics I want to dive deeper into later in my day. This podcast has saved me so much time and I’m so grateful....Read full review »
dreezer7 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/12/19
Certainly there is a better way to express the tragedy than by listing the groups who died in the crash and remarking that the “families are left picking up the pieces.”
gatecraher via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/19
A nice roundup of the news to start your day. Usually three or four topics. Quick enough — I listen while I shower! Don’t expect in-depth coverage... there are other pods for that.
charlasek via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/19
I continue to listen I like to hear both sides of the spectrum
Tim kid via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/10/19
I love listening to this in the morning as I’m getting ready! I listen to Up First for an overview then the Daily for a deeper dive. I’m glad I didn’t “listen” to other reviews from when it first came out, they don’t ring true for where the podcast is now. I didn’t listen to it at the beginning...Read full review »
AshwiiD via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/07/19
I listen to this podcast first thing in the morning. I just ask my smart speaker to play me the news and my “friends” tell me what is new.
pathosandpopcorn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/06/19
While making breakfast I have just enough time to hear this carefully selected collection of stories. Not a simple recitation of dramatic headlines, these stories have the depth that I’ve come to expect and rely on from NPR. This is a very respectable addition to NPR’s historically superior news...Read full review »
App Trawler via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/06/19
This podcast is an excellent way to spend my first ten minutes of the day getting a few updates on some of the bigger political news’s rotisserie of the day.
Totte B via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/06/19
Nice quick alternative to the daily.
Laith N. S. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/06/19
Perfect briefing for the morning ride, great updates on the big headlines and great sources too, they do their research
nayan.p via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/06/19
What a great way to keep up with all of the things going on. The hosts do a great job. I listen to this everyday!!
Belle03gal via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/05/19
It's often quite good
Kaiser Soso via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/05/19
i don’t understand the reviews here saying this is aping nyt’s the daily. this is quicker to listen to, reviews a number of daily topics, and has a variety of voices. this is not a mimicry of the daily, who’s delivery is so affected, with attempted drama, and a million pregnant pauses. listen....Read full review »
elf presley via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/05/19
I can’t wait to get in my car and start my day listening to this quality summary of the news (and fun too). Please support NPR if you value this podcast too !!
Samsonic27 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/05/19
The lack of depth on some subjects (Canadian ignorance is cringe-worthy. You’d think NPR, at least would rise above the American norm on this) i.e. anything that isn’t already covered by other media entities, is obvious. The hosts seem to think perky and irritating banter makes up for this but it...Read full review »
jlsca via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/05/19
The theme song of Up First has quickly triggered a Pavlovian response in me. When I hear it, I’m spring up out of bed and start my day. It’s a great way to start my day with a taste of the headlines, especially on days when I don’t have time for marathon Morning Edition sessions. Keep up the...Read full review »
2Kville via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/05/19
A great way to get quickly caught up on the news before I start my day.
Qgidbkz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/01/19
Had to unsubscribe because it was all the same. Too much Trump, not enough news.
tnalbertson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/01/19
I was so happy to come across this podcast. I also love The Daily, and liked that UpFirst covers more range of the news. This podcast gives just enough to feel up to date, and I go to the daily to dive into topics more.
ShunyaGold via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/19
Up First gives you all the talking points of the day to keep up with the super quick news cycle. This show provides great reliable reporting that one can expect from NPR in approximately 15 manageable minutes. Everyone should listen to something like this to stay informed with the daily...Read full review »
Slippere1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/26/19
I was so happy to come across this podcast. I also love The Daily, and liked that UpFirst covers more range of the news. However, the they talk so incredibly fast. It actually makes me anxious as it sounds like they are in such a hurry. At some places it sounds like someone has Actually sped up...Read full review »
ShunyaGold via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/26/19
I woke up early this morning and discovered that I was awake before "Up First" had been posted. Until this occurred, I had no idea how much I had come to count on Steve Inskeep, Rachel Martin, and Davide Greene to start my day. I trust you three to keep me informed and when you weren't there I...Read full review »
okreads via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/26/19
Loveeeee this morning news recap so I know what’s going on throughout the day! It’s non- biased and super informational with the top stories. Perfect while brushing my teeth and doing my makeup! Thanks NPR!!
wootaytay via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/26/19
Fantastic day in day out. I listen every singe day, 5 days a week
letmetravel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/26/19
As an American living abroad, I rely on podcasts like this to get my US news. It’s generally good, but I don’t want to hear about pop culture updates. I really don’t care about Terrence Smolett or what Beyoncé is up to, at least not in the context of an NPR news podcast. The former took up waaaay...Read full review »
Dreaming1990 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/26/19
This is on my daily list of podcasts to start my day and hear what is going on with the world. I prefer it over the NYT’s “Daily” because it gives me a run down on the news rather than in depth on just 1 topic that might not pertain to that day’s current events.
dpurp16 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/26/19
I listen to Up First a long with NPR news in the morning. They focus on three major news stories and also release breaking news podcast episodes as needed. It’s the perfect length to catch up on why a piece of news is important.
betelgeuse29 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/22/19
I’m surprised at how many negative reviews there are here. I’ve been listening every weekday for a few months now and I love Up First. It and Start Here (from ABC News) are the two podcasts I start every weekday with on my way to work. It gives you the latest developments in the major headlines,...Read full review »
Skylar Griego via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/19
Man! What happened to responsible proportionate coverage of events and stories that matter? UpFirst is one more news commentary show on national headlines but NPR journalists get to the be the stars. Twitter debates and fights dominate the coverage. Someone please do some digging that no one else...Read full review »
anigaileo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/19
Of course, this podcast isn't a substitute for morning edition... but it gives me the headlines on my drive to work. It gives exactly what it will give. Quick. Concise. Simple. Love it, guys! Keep it up!
YogElise via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/19
Have generally enjoyed the news but can’t stand Rachel Martin’s more and more exaggerating and fake nasal enunciations. Listeners’ attention should be on the content of the news, not the voice of the reporter.
M Liu-S via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/19
I love NPR news (surprising considering I’m a millennial) and this podcast Is perfect for my bike ride to class. I don’t have to worry about Apple Music radio lag or anything!
i<3wordmostofthetime via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/19/19
I rely on this show to keep me up to date and love all of the reporters. I like that the NYT’s The Daily does deep dives into topics but also really appreciate getting an overview with up first. They are a perfect pairing!
BECCAnewORLEANS via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/19/19
Up First is my new favorite thing to listen to while I get ready for class in the morning. It’s not too long, it’s to the point, and it’s a good way to stay updated.
Theatre boy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/19/19
I listen to this podcast every morning when I’m getting ready for work, and it’s exactly what I’m looking for to keep abreast with the news. It’s pithy, diverse, and still has the critical reporting NPR is known for. Make it part of your morning routine, you won’t be disappointed!
SPM 203 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/19/19
At any time of the day, in any time zone. Intelligent, informative news, well presented in the NPR style which gives you time to learn more than the headline.
Erewhom via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/19/19
This podcast is a good way to get short blurbs on what updates are coming in from Washington, but is biased in small ways such as choice of words. I look to NPR for objective wording so I was disappointed by this
nmn3195 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/19/19
I always start my day with Up First. It’s just enough news to keep me informed and I can always squeeze it in while I’m getting the kids breakfast ready. Thank you Up First team!
hollyjeanine via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/19/19
Thanks for this brief and important bit of news to start my day.
lakegirl78 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/19/19
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