Main reason it is faster than most news sites, beyond all this excellent work: they not beholden to 3rd-party advertising tech.
It has been foretold that this is the first step of many leading up to some very cool stuff involving audio on NPR.org. Thanks for sharing!
Oooh, was that a little teaser? Can't wait!
I don't get what NPR is all about... could someone explain it to me? (ELI5)
I hope they fix the media player and the way audio is handled .. The Audio part of their site is the most critical part, yet it remains unchanged in the past 5+ years.