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Public Radio Exchange (PRX)

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PRX (creator of the very website you're looking at!) is is shaping the future of public media content, talent and technology.


PRX is a leading creator and distributor, connecting audio producers with their most engaged, supportive audiences.


A fierce champion of new voices, new formats, and new business models, PRX advocates for the entrepreneurial producer. PRX is an award-winning media company, reaching millions of listeners worldwide. For over a dozen years, PRX has operated public radio’s largest distribution marketplace, offering thousands of shows including This American Life, The Moth Radio Hour, and Reveal.


In 2014, PRX launched Radiotopia, a podcast collective of 13 diverse, independent, story-driven shows, anchored by 99% Invisible from Roman Mars. The network has quickly grown to over 10 million downloads per month. 

Pieces

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Nearly 100 years after Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves — huge undulations in the fabric of space-time itself — in 2015, det...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2017
  • Length: 26:21
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Listeners requested more episodes, so we present the first of our mini episodes. They’ll arrive two weeks after each monthly regular episode, and i...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh and Radio Newark


  • Added: Apr 03, 2017
  • Length: 06:28
  • Purchases: 2
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Space science can help track what’s happening on Earth. In this episode, Orbital Path talks landslides and the satellites that monitor them for the...

Bought by KWMR, KUER, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 20, 2017
  • Length: 22:09
  • Purchases: 3
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Head underground to hear how the first subways were built, and how they are built today.

Bought by Radio Newark


  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 10:11
  • Purchases: 1
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Galileo discovered Europa, Jupiter’s fourth-largest moon, in 1610. In 1977, the Voyager spacecraft buzzed past and we realized it was covered in ic...

Bought by KWMR, WRST-FM Oshkosh, KVSC, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 24, 2017
  • Length: 18:44
  • Purchases: 4
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In 1985, the British Antarctic Survey discovered something that shocked scientists around the world: the ozone layer had a hole in it. And the hole...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Feb 24, 2017
  • Length: 18:02
  • Purchases: 1
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Going to Mars is hot right now, just ask Matt Damon. But would you go if you knew your bones would turn into something called “pee brittle”? Forme...

Bought by Radio Newark and KWMR


  • Added: Feb 24, 2017
  • Length: 14:32
  • Purchases: 2
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Something unusual happens about a half mile under the sea. Ocean physics create a special zone where sound travels for hundreds, even thousands of ...

Bought by KALW, KUER, and Radio Newark


  • Added: Feb 07, 2017
  • Length: 08:11
  • Purchases: 3
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For the next few episodes, we’re featuring the Smithsonian’s new series, Sidedoor, about where science, art, history, and humanity unexpectedly ove...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 24:45
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For the next few episodes, we're featuring the Smithsonian's new series, Sidedoor, about where science, art, history, humanity and where they unexp...

Bought by Radio Newark


  • Added: Dec 09, 2016
  • Length: 19:19
  • Purchases: 1
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For the next few episodes, we're featuring the Smithsonian's new series, Sidedoor, about where science, art, history, humanity and where they unexp...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2016
  • Length: 19:10
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An Orbital Path episode all about... an orbital path! Planet 9's, to be exact. The replacement for Pluto as our solar system's ninth planet is out ...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 18, 2016
  • Length: 16:23
  • Purchases: 2
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Dancing is something we see in almost every human culture. Yet we are the only animals that make such synchronized movements together to music. Why...

Bought by Radio Newark


  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 10:49
  • Purchases: 1
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Scientific discovery can happen in two ways: "Eureka!" moments of sudden understanding, where researchers glean unexpected insight into new phenome...

Bought by Radio Newark, KUAF Public Radio, and WOUB


  • Added: Oct 21, 2016
  • Length: 13:11
  • Purchases: 3
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Vissarion Shebalin was not a great composer. But his music could unlock an important truth about how the brain processes music and language.

Bought by Radio Newark


  • Added: Oct 20, 2016
  • Length: 10:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A coronal mass ejection, Credit: <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/sdo/potw603-brief-outburst/index.html">NASA</a>
The sun can seem like a friendly celestial body, keeping us warm and happy. But just as sun decided when life on Earth could begin, it will also de...

Bought by Radio Newark, WRST-FM Oshkosh, KUAF Public Radio, and WOUB


  • Added: Sep 30, 2016
  • Length: 13:44
  • Purchases: 4
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Ancient navigators traveled across the Pacific without the aid of maps or instruments. We hear from navigators in New Zealand, Hawai'i and North Am...

Bought by Radio Newark and WOUB


  • Added: Sep 21, 2016
  • Length: 11:21
  • Purchases: 2
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Schools are remaking science fairs to include more actual science and less papier-mâché volcanos.

Bought by Radio Newark, WOUB, KUER, and CHSR-FM 97.9


  • Added: Sep 02, 2016
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 4
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When Proxima b’s discovery appeared in Nature on August 24, the media breathlessly announced a new Earth-like planet just 4.2 light years away from...

Bought by Radio Newark, KUER, KUAF Public Radio, PRX Remix, KHNS and more


  • Added: Sep 02, 2016
  • Length: 12:03
  • Purchases: 7
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The asteroid belt is portrayed in movies as a crowded place with massive rocks bouncing each other like pool balls, capable of sending a mile-wide ...

Bought by Radio Newark, KUAF Public Radio, WOUB, and CHSR-FM 97.9


  • Added: Aug 22, 2016
  • Length: 15:28
  • Purchases: 4