NPR logo

Shipping Forecast

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1150793/150793" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Shipping Forecast

Shipping Forecast

Shipping Forecast

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1150793/150793" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

In Britain, the Shipping Forecast is broadcast four times each day on BBC Radio 4. It is a poetic, authoritative and — to most people — meaningless communication which manages to draw a cult following. Host Scott Simon speaks with Alan Smith, a Radio 4 announcer, about the maritime report.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.