Music Interludes: Find Music Heard Between Stories

We appreciate your interest in the music heard between stories during NPR programming.

NPR inserts some of these musical transitions, others are selected by your local station, and more are chosen by the stations/networks which produce other public radio programming also heard on your local station.

Find music heard on:


The program rundown page lists the music and stories that aired during the most recent broadcast of the show. From there, you will also be provided options to find older rundowns by clicking the 'Previous Show' link or by navigating to a specific date. Please keep in mind that the overall availability of music heard on NPR varies from program to program.

Any missing interlude will be updated as soon as the information is available. If the information in question has not been posted within 2 weeks of when the show originally aired, this is usually an indication that our records for the music used during that broadcast are incomplete and cannot be updated.

If you're not sure which program you were listening to, or if the program was locally produced, please try your local NPR station's Web site for more information.

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