SplashCast and NPR do podcast player, Facebook app

Listen to NPR podcasts on your Facebook profile.

NPR lovers looking to listen to public radio while at work, or while social networking have a new way to get their fix on demand. NPR and SplashCast have come together with a new player that contains 12 of NPR's audio podcasts including Car Talk, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, and Fresh Air. The player will continue to be updated with any new additions to NPR's podcasting lineup.

NPR is also launching a Facebook version of the player that users can listen to as standalone app, or embed it on their profiles to share with others.

This is the latest move from Splashcast in providing branded channels. Last week they launched branded players for number of popular entertainment and recording artists, along with a new platform for creating your own branded player on Facebook. The goal is to give content creators a means to distribute their content, while providing a bit more customization than YouTube or Google Video can offer.

I'm still a fan of subscribing to the shows that I like via iTunes and listening to them at my leisure. But for those that can't, this is an easier solution than digging through NPR's directory. I've embedded the new player after the break. To see it, just click the "Read More" link below.

NPR's new podcast player for Facebook, as seen in its full screen mode. With it you can listen to NPR shows with no download. CNET Networks

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