The best local podcasts from all 50 states and D.C. With so many amazing stories and shows out there, it's easy to miss terrific listens made right in your community. Here's the can't-miss storytelling from your neck of the woods.

Some of the best podcasts from your area

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Discover great podcasts from your area
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There are amazing podcasts on pretty much any topic. With all that content out in the world, you might have missed some incredible storytelling rooted in your own community.

Explore local podcasts from the areas that matter the most to you.

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Alabama Public Radio News

Although this is not a podcast, you can catch up on the latest text news from across Alabama, here or by listening here.

And if you're in need of some warm fuzzies, Speaking Of Pets is worth a listen.


Stay up to date with the latest news on Alaska News Nightly. And if that's not enough homegrown content for you, check out Midnight Oil.

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Check out KJZZ's Sun Up. Looking for more? Check out The Buzz.

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Try Ozarks at Large.

If you're looking for a break from the news, check out Arts & Letters, a monthly show highlighting Southern voices.

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Try The California Report.

If you're in the greater Los Angeles area, check out The L.A. Report, and if you're up north, check out The Bay. Interested in exploring California's relationship with neighboring Mexico? Give Port Of Entry a listen. And if you need a break from the news, try California Love.

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Try Colorado Edition.

Looking for more? Check out Colorado Matters. In Southwestern Colorado? Check out Four Corners Edition. Looking for something you can binge? Try On Something. Or check out Colorado In Depth.

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Start with Where We Live.

In Western Connecticut? Try After All Things. In need of a binge-friendly recommendation? Try Higher Ground. If you're looking to take a break from the news — but still stay connected to Connecticut — check out Seasoned.

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District Of Columbia

Try The Politics Hour with Kojo Nnamdi.

Looking for a longer listen to binge on your next adventure? Check out Through The Cracks. And if food is what brings you joy, take a listen to Dish City.

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Check out The Green.

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Check out Florida Matters.

And try The Florida Roundup. In the southern part of the state? Check out The South Florida Roundup. If you need a break from hard news, get your food news fix with The Zest.

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Check out Georgia Today.

And try Political Breakfast. In the Atlanta area? Try Closer Look. If you need a break from hard news, give City Lights with Lois Reitzes a listen. Looking for a bingeable show? Check out Shots In The Back and Buried Truths.

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Start with The Conversation.

Looking to celebrate innovation in your community? Try Bytemarks Cafe.

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Try Idaho Matters.

Looking to get to know community institutions? Check out You Know The Place. Need a binge-friendly show? Try Locked or Extremely American.

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Check out The 21st.

And try Statewide. In Chicago? Don't miss Reset. And if you're in an inquisitive mood, try Curious City and This Week In Illinois History.

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Start with Regionally Speaking.

In the mood for intrigue? Check out the investigative podcast Sick.

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Check out Talk of Iowa.

And try Here First. Looking for local news in Spanish, Somali, Oromo or Vietnamese? Siouxland Public Media has daily news updates in each. Love learning about history? Check out Small Wonder(s).

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Looking to learn more about the history of Kansas? Try My Fellow Kansans. Love games? Check out Your Move.

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Check out Mountain Edition.

Looking to stay up to date on state goings-on? Try Kentucky Politics Distilled. Looking to catch up on pop culture? Give Advanced D&D a listen. Looking for longer listens to binge on your next adventure? Try Where Y'all Really From and Dig.

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Try Le Show.

Looking to learn more about state issues? Try Louisiana Considered. Looking for longer listens to binge? Check out Life Raft.

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Check out Maine Calling.

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Try Delmarva Today.

For stories from the community outside the headlines, check out Out of The Blocks. And take a listen to One Day At A Time: In Recovery In Baltimore.

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In Boston? Give Radio Boston a listen. In Western Mass? Try The Short List.

Looking for a bit of local true crime? Try Last Seen. Need a bit of behind the scenes whimsy? Try Antiques Roadshow's Detours.

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Try Stateside.

In Detroit? Check out Detroit Today. Up North? Check out Points North. Looking for inspiration? Check out Powerful Women: Let's Talk. Into gaming? Listen to Gameplay.

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Try Minnesota Today.

Looking to up your financial literacy? Try Small Change.

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Check out Mississippi Edition.

Looking to scratch that Car Talk itch? Check out Auto Correct. Foodie? Try Deep South Dining.

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Try Up To Date.

In the St. Louis area? Check out The Gateway. In KC? Try Kansas City Today, and if you're itching to learn more, try A People's History of Kansas City. Looking for something longer form? Try Where It Hurts. Foodie? Try Hungry For MO.

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Looking for some longer listens? Try Richest Hill and Fireline. In need of a daily, early-morning update? Check out The Worm.

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Check out Nebraska News.

Looking to get beyond the headlines? Try Center of Gravity.

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Start with State of Nevada.

Looking to better understand state history? Try Native Nevada.

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New Hampshire

Dig in to Documents.

Looking to learn about the world around you? Try Outside/In. Interested in true crime from the Granite State? Check out Bear Brook. And if you're itching to learn something new, may we suggest Civics 101?

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New Jersey

Start with WBGO Journal.

Looking to freshen up your music playlists? Spend some time with The Checkout.

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New Mexico

Try Let's Talk New Mexico.

In Alamogordo, Otero and Lincoln counties, and Ruidoso? Try Alamogordo Now.

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New York

In the city? Try Brian Lehrer: A Daily Politics Podcast. Up North? Check out Story Of The Day from NCPR. Out West? Give the WBFO Brief a try.

Interested in learning more about the history of the state? Try A New York Minute In History.

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North Carolina

Try Tested.

In Charlotte? Check out Charlotte Talks. Out East? Give The Newsroom a listen. Looking to know the music scene a bit better? Try Amplifier. If you're looking to connect with your feels, check out Great Grief hosted by Nnenna Freelon.

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North Dakota

Try Main Street.

Looking to get to know the history of the state? Give Dakota Datebook a listen.

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Give OH Really? a try.

In Northeast Ohio? Try the sound of ideas. In Cincinnati? Try Cincinnati Edition. Looking for a new show to binge? Check out Trafficked.

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Start with The KOSU Daily.

Interested in the latest from the state government? Check out Capitol Insider. Like history? Try How Curious.

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Try Think Out Loud.

In Southern Oregon? Check out The Jefferson Exchange. Looking for a longer listen? Binge Timber Wars.

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Start with Smart Talk.

In Pittsburgh? Try The Confluence. Interested in the environment? Check out The Allegheny Front. Looking to learn something new when you listen? Check out Real Black History. Looking for some good news? Try The Good Souls Project.

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Rhode Island

For local statewide news, try the Political Roundtable. Interested in immigration and identity? Try Mosaic.

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South Carolina

Give South Carolina Lede a listen.

Looking for a quick whimsical jaunt into state history? Check out South Carolina A-Z.

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South Dakota

Start with SDPB News.

Looking for community conversation? Try In the Moment. Looking to become a state history buff? Check out History 605.

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Starting in early 2022, you can check out This Is Nashville. Try Curious Nashville in the meantime.

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Try Texas Standard.

Food-oriented? Try Tacos Of Texas. In Austin? Check out ATXplained. Closer to San Antonio? Try Worth Repeating. Looking for something to binge? Try Fire Triangle.

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Check out RadioWest.

Looking for the latest political news? Try State Street. Love to get outside? Check out This Mountain Life.

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Start with The Frequency.

Looking for community conversation? Check out Vermont Edition. Curious about the Green Mountain State? Try Brave Little State.

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Try VPM Daily.

Looking for something to binge? Try Resettled. Interested in American history? Check out Seizing Freedom.

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In King County? Check out Seattle Now. Foody? Try Food for Thought.

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West Virginia

Start with West Virginia Morning.

Interested in learning more about the state? Try Inside Appalachia. Missing live music? Check out Mountain Stage.

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Try Capitol Notes.

In Milwaukee? Check out Lake Effect. Interested in state politics? Try the WPR Politics podcast.

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Dig into The Modern West.

Looking for something new to binge? Try Carbon Valley.

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