I listened to NPR for years. I even donated. Recently, however, the programming has become so profoundly ideological that I can no longer tune in. I’ve heard from many people who’ve also noticed a very particular set of conclusions being forwarded with no analysis, criticism, or even pushback from NPR journalists.
When we stopped listening, many of us felt as if we’d lost an old friend.
This inspired me to launch “All Things Re-Considered,” a 60-minute weekly show that you can watch on YouTube or hear on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify.
The aim is to take a closer look at the ideological capture of NPR. Matt Thornton and I will analyze NPR segments, have behind-the-scenes commentary from people who’ve worked at NPR, hear stories from listeners as to why they stopped listening and donating to NPR, and explain what you can do to push back and restore journalistic integrity.
In addition to our show, we also have the below Reverse Pledge Drive, your submitted video testimonials from when you stopped listening to NPR, and merchandise at cost.
I’m looking for short videos from former listeners explaining why they stopped listening to NPR. You can record the video on your phone or laptop. Nothing fancy, and maximum length is three minutes—just look into the camera and be honest and sincere. Was it a particular story? Did you stop listening because of the way an event was covered? What did you think? How did you feel?
Follow the link below and share why you stopped listening to NPR. Start your video with “I stopped listening to NPR when…” (Note: you must log in with a Gmail account for your response to be recorded.) Your video may be shared on the show! You can also use the form to recommend specific NPR stories we should analyze on the show.
If you miss having a t-shirt or tote bag from your public radio station, we have a fix for you!
Our slim fit, 100% cotton premium t-shirt is designed to be a conversation-starter. It also sends a message to anyone who feels increasingly uncomfortable with NPR programming: you are not alone. NPR and local stations may get the message regarding the decline in the quality of their news and programming.
T-shirts are available in multiple colors. Price: $18
The T-Shirt & Tote Bag are being sold by National Progress Alliance at cost. We don’t want to make a profit on these products. We want to make an impact.
Our organic cotton tote bag has the same message, and you can carry groceries, books, work-out clothes, or a picnic wherever you’re headed!
Available in Natural color. Price: $18