Podcasts From WUNC

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Tested is a hard look at how North Carolina and its neighbors face the day's challenges. Hosted by journalists Dave DeWitt and Leoneda Inge

WUNC Politics is a free-flowing discussion of what we're hearing in the back hallways of the General Assembly and on the campaign trail across North Carolina.

Embodied recognizes that sex and relationships are intimate – and sometimes intimidating to talk about. Host Anita Rao guides us on an exploration of our brains and our bodies that touches down in taboo territory.

When writer Laura Stassi’s marriage ended after nearly 30 years, she asked friends and relationship experts for advice on navigating the dating scene. On Dating While Gray, Laura shares what she’s learned: love doesn’t get easier as you get older.

North Carolina Public Radio presents Pauli, a podcast about the power of one person to change what's possible for us all. Inspired by the life, work and lasting influence of Durham-based civil rights activist Pauli Murray, this series explores the bravery and brilliance of a tireless hero for social justice. WUNC's Leoneda Inge takes listeners through three chapters of Pauli's journey as a battle-ready solider against racism and sexism and a spiritual mentor for today's justice advocates. Learn more here and use the links below to listen.


    For every dollar of wealth owned by the average U.S. white household, the average Black household possesses a mere ten cents. It didn’t need to be this way. At several historic moments, the trajectory of our nation's racial inequality could have changed dramatically. But at each juncture, the road chosen veered away from a more just and fair America. The Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke Univeristy and WUNC present: The ARC of Justice, a podcast series inspired by the book From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the 21st Century by Kirsten Mullen and economist William "Sandy" Darity. Arc of Justice responds to the need for Acknowledgement, Redress and Closure to remedy historical injustices faced by Black Americans. Coming March 3rd. Learn more here.

    CREEP is an unexpected audio documentary for these challenging times. Journalists Elizabeth Friend and Laura Pellicer team up to tell the story of how the COVID-19 pandemic changed our relationship with the animals.

    Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the "if it bleeds, it leads," kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. We're a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows.

    This Is Love is a podcast from the makers of "Criminal" that investigates life's most persistent mystery. Stories of sacrifice, obsession, and the ways in which we bet everything on each other.

    Ft. Bragg Stories uses personal narratives to explore life on and around this country's largest military base. It's a collaboration between the Fayetteville Observer and WUNC's American Homefront Project.

    American Songster Radio is a look at the roots of American Popular music. It’s hosted by world renowned musician and folklorist Dom Flemons who playfully refers to himself as The American Songster. 

    Songs We Love is a collection of choice songs from WUNC Music.

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    WUNC Youth Podcast is the result of a summer-long exploration of the question "What is News?" by student journalists.

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    Stories With A Heartbeat is a podcast about the human condition. Host Will McInerney has been traveling the globe exploring conflict and what it says about us as people. This podcast weaves together interviews, sound, music and poetic reflection into 15 minutes that will pull listeners in and encourage them to explore nuanced dilemmas.  No longer in production.

    In Everything Happens, writer and professor Kate Bowler talks with doctors, writers, humorists, preachers and others about the rich, moving and sometimes funny lessons they learned when life stopped being bright and shiny. Everything Happens is produced in partnership with Duke University.