June 29, 2021;Washington, D.C. — Podcast fans are taking over the world! In 2020, the number of global podcast listeners reached 485 million and it's expected to jump to a whopping 800 million by 2025.* We're all for supporting this growing trend, which is why we're giving podcast enthusiasts even more reasons to stay plugged in.
Starting today, global audio streaming service Deezer and NPR are joining forces to give podcast fans access to all of their original programming.
NPR's catalogue features ranging from business, comedy, and education, to technology, true crime and more. Deezer podcast fans will have immediate access to popular shows including: TED Radio Hour, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, Planet Money and Fresh Air. Budding journalists and news junkies, can take a cue and listen to NPR's first Pulitzer award winning investigative podcast, No Compromise on gun rights.
"NPR's shows and podcasts have an undeniable international appeal due to its universal appeal. From smart journalism to everyday issues including finance and entrepreneurship, to light-hearted comedy and entertainment - we love being able to offer a wide variety of options from NPR to our global audience," said Camille Sauzières, Non-Music Content Operations Manager, Deezer.
"We are excited about making NPR podcasts available to Deezer users around the world," said Christina de Quadros, NPR's Senior Manager of Business Partnerships. "This year is our 50th anniversary and we're eager to share our journalism and cultural programming with as many listeners and on as many platforms as possible."
Deezer users who are ready to explore the world of NPR, can check out the channel here.
*Statista - "Podcasting Worldwide - statistics and facts," March 2021
Deezer connects 16 million monthly active users around the world to 73 million songs, podcasts and radio stations. Available in over 180 countries worldwide, Deezer gives instant access to one of the largest and most diverse global music streaming catalog on any device. Deezer is the only music streaming service with Flow, the unique mix of all your old favorites and new recommendations in one ever-changing stream. Based on an intuitive, proprietary algorithm and created by people who love music, it's the only place to hear all your music back-to-back with fresh discoveries tailored to you. Deezer is available on your favorite device, including smartphone, tablet, PC, laptop, home sound system, connected car or smart TV.
NPR, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, is widely known for its rigorous reporting and unsurpassed storytelling that connects with millions of Americans every day — on the air, online, and in-person. NPR strives to create a more informed public — one challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas, and cultures. With a nationwide network of award-winning journalists and 17 international bureaus, NPR and its Member Stations are never far from where a story is unfolding. Listeners can find NPR by tuning in to their local Member stations (npr.org/stations), and now it's easy to listen to our stories on smart speaker devices. Ask your smart speaker to, "Play NPR," and you'll be tuned into your local Member station's live stream. Your speaker can also access NPR podcasts, NPR One, NPR News Now, and the Visual Newscast is available for screened speakers. Get more information at npr.org/about and by following NPR Extra on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram