NPR Presents

From music, culture and comedy to conversations on today’s most pressing issues, NPR Presents convenes entertaining, thought-provoking live and virtual events that represent the range of NPR’s diverse programming portfolio. NPR Presents engages with more than 100,000 people across the nation, giving brands the opportunity to engage with NPR fans and extend the sponsorship touchpoints activated on NPR podcasts and radio.

Live audience at NPR Presents event, hosted by KCRW in 2019
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of attendees rated NPR Presents a 4 out of 5 or above


of NPR Presents audience is 21-34


Sponsor recall amongst event attendees


of NPR on-air listeners agree enjoying experiences is important

Source: NPR Events Surveys, 2018 & 2019

Guy Raz interviews Sara Blakley of Spanx at the 2019 How I Built This Summit
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How I Built This Summit with Guy Raz

Launched in 2018, the How I Built This Summit has gathered more than 1500 entrepreneurs and top industry leaders to share and celebrate the journey of an entrepreneur. Celebrating collaboration over competition, the Summit offers dynamic onsite extensions for sponsors.

Tiny Desk Contest

Born from the spirit of the Tiny Desk Concert, the Tiny Desk Contest brings unsigned, undiscovered artists to the world. Since 2015, NPR Music has discovered new talent and brought them to the Tiny Desk and the on tour offering extensions for brands.

NPR Student Podcast Challenge

Returning for its fourth year with events and a scholarship opportunity, NPR’s Student Podcast Challenge encourages teachers and students to turn their classrooms into production studios, their assignments into scripts and their ideas into sound through their very own podcast.

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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Each week, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! host Peter Sagal tests listeners on their knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world in a quick-witted, quiz program.

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