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NPR's Up First is the news you need to start your day. The three biggest stories of the day, with reporting and analysis from NPR News — in 10 minutes. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET, with hosts Leila Fadel, Steve Inskeep, Michel Martin and A Martinez. Also available on Saturdays by 8 a.m. ET, with Ayesha Rascoe and Scott Simon. On Sundays, hear a longer exploration behind the headlines with Rachel Martin, available by 8 a.m. ET. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at NPR's reporting by subscribing to Up First+ and unlock sponsor-free listening. Learn more at


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4.6 out of 5 stars from 52.7k ratings
  • Ayesha Rascoe

    has an annoying voice, other than that I enjoy the podcast

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago
  • Come on NPR

    Ayesha is the worst. She doesn’t use proper English. Her voice is sing songy. The twang is beyond irritating I expect a lot more from NPR.

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    United States2 months ago
  • Nonsense


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  • Thank UpFirst for celebrating and defending abortion

    Thank you! We must continue the fight against those who seek to control the bodies of birthing-people. We should protect reproductive rights at least to the point of cutting the umbilical chord. We can’t give in to the false narratives of patriarchal bigots. As long as it’s connected to our body, it’s our body. Thank you UpFirst!

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    with all due respect
    United States2 months ago
  • New EPA Rules

    I can’t even remember anything about the story. That cutesy Woopsie up-and-down little girl voice was so irritating. There is no place for this kind of drama in News. Are you serious or is this a cartoon? The Voice is also a disgrace to women. If you want to be serious, you need to get rid of this person.

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