NPR publishes hourly news briefs called NPR News Now — The latest news in five minutes. Updated hourly.
npr-news-now-cli package makes it easy to catch up on the latest news right from a terminal window. It works by parsing the podcast's RSS feed and playing the latest episode using VLC in the terminal.
Before you install and use
npr-news-now-cli, you need to have VLC media player installed on your system as it relies on the VLC bindings for audio playback. Please follow the installation instructions on the VLC official website.
npr-news-now-cli, make sure you have Python and
pip installed on your system, then run the following command:
pip install npr-news-now-cli
After installation, you can run the tool using the following command:
To stop listening, use
ctrl+c in your terminal. It will also quit when the clip is finished playing.
The code is available on GitHub: alexpgates/npr-news-now-cli