Since 2015 WFYI’s speaker series, Listen Up, brings public media personalities to Indianapolis for thought-provoking and inspiring conversation. You’re familiar with the reporting of public media’s national and international journalists; now spend an evening with them, as they share their perspectives on news and storytelling.

Asma Khalid, co-host of NPR Politics Podcast and White House correspondent

Les Stroud, host of Beyond Survival, Wild Harvest and Surviving Disasters

Marc Brown, creator of ArthurOUR PREVIOUS SPEAKERS, INCLUDE:

B.A Parkerco-host of NPR's Code Switch

Sonia Manzano, Sesame Street Star, Emmy Award winning actress and writer

Ari Shapiro & Susan Stamberg, current co-host of All Things Considered, and the past co-host and one of NPR’s “founding mothers”

Marcus Samuelsson, celebrity chef, restaurateur and television personality

Terry Gross, host of NPR's Fresh Air

Rick Steves, host of Rick Steves Europe

Ira Glass, host of This American Life

NPR Podcast Throughline, hosts Rund Abdelfatah & Ramtin Arablouei

Jad Abumrad, host of Radiolab

Sarah Koenig, host of Serial podcast

Sam Sanders, host of NPR's It's Been a Minute

Kelly McEvers, host of NPR's Embedded podcast

Andrew Luck, former Indianapolis Colts Quaterback and host of the Andrew Luck Book Club 

John Green, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Looking for Alaska, Turtles All The Way Down, The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns, and An Abundance of Katherines

David Greene, co-host of Morning Edition on NPR

Judy Woodruff, anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour

Cokie Roberts, a commentator for NPR

Guy Raz, host, co-creator, and editorial director of three NPR programs, including TED Radio Hour and How I Built This

Marsha Bemko, executive producer of Antiques Roadshow on PBS

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