Take your listening experience to the next level with the NPR+ Podcast Bundle


NPR+ Features: bonus podcast episodes, early access, sponsor-free listening, archive access, and support for local journalism

Illinois Public Media is proud to serve Central Illinois with the best of public media from PBS, NPR, and our local studios. We’re excited to share that WILL Radio is among the first NPR Members Stations to pilot the new NPR+ Podcast Bundle. With NPR+, you get a wide range of member benefits with one simple recurring gift.

This member benefit is available as a thank you for donations made through Your gift supports Illinois Public Media’s efforts to serve Central Illinois through the best that public media has to offer. Learn more below.

Enjoy NPR+ member benefits with podcasts like Fresh Air, Planet Money, Up First, NPR News Hour, and more. Specific benefits vary by podcast.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the NPR+ Podcast Bundle?

NPR+ is a special collection of podcast benefits that includes:

  • Early access to podcast episodes and special features,
  • Bonus episodes of your favorite NPR podcasts,
  • Sponsor-free listening to NPR’s most trusted podcasts, like Fresh Air and Code Switch,
  • Expanded access to NPR’s podcast archive,
  • Behind the scenes content for shows like Planet Money, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me, and more!

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How do I get the NPR+ podcast bundle?

To get early access to the NPR+ podcast bundle, make a new recurring donation to Illinois Public Media quickly and easily through our NPR+ signup page:

How does the NPR+ podcast bundle support Illinois Public Media and WILL Radio?

All of your tax-deductible gift – 100%! – goes directly to Illinois Public Media. Your gift ensures we can continue to expand our service to Central Illinois, just like we are through this exciting pilot.


I’m already a donor to Illinois Public Media. Do I get access to the NPR+ Podcast Bundle automatically?

At this time, no. During the pilot phase the NPR+ Podcast Bundle is only available by making a new recurring gift through our NPR+ signup page:

Existing sustaining donors will be able to access the NPR+ Podcast Bundle as a member benefit without making a new gift in the coming months. NPR and Illinois Public Media are working to implement this benefit for qualified sustaining members as quickly as possible. In the meantime, please know that your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.


Have questions or need additional help?

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions section of our NPR+ page here.

If you have additional questions or need further support, please contact Membership Services:
By phone: 800-898-1065, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm
By email:

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