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Genre Stations, Thumbprint Radio, and Podcasts
On a Mobile Device
To view our curated genre stations or browse station recommendations, tap Browse on your Stations page.
To preview a sample list of artists and tracks that may appear on that station, click on the station tile.
To add the station to your list, tap Start Station. The genre station will then be added to your current station list.
On the Computer
To access the genre stations on the web, click here.
Next, a list of different genre categories will appear. Click on any category to see featured stations that fall under that genre.
Note: Genre stations, such as "Today's Top Hits" or "Love Songs" are stations created by and curated by Pandora, and they behave a differently than your own personalized stations. Adding variety or editing the name of these stations is not possible. If you'd like to have options, try to create a station based off of an artist or song in that genre instead.
Thumbprint Radio plays your thumbed up songs from all your stations, as well as other songs related to those thumbs.
To add the Thumbprint Radio Station: Search for "Thumbprint Radio" in the Create a Station field or click this link. If you don't see it, you may need to create a few more stations and give each of them some thumbs up. Once you've given enough thumb feedback, you should see the option to add the station the following day.
Also, the stations used to create "Thumbprint Radio" will exclude artists that are Holiday, Children's, or Comedy, as these tracks tend not to mix as smoothly with other thumbed up tracks from all your stations.
To fine tune your Thumbprint Radio Station: Thumb up or down the tracks that play, as you would on any other station you create.
If you'd like to get listening to some holiday tunes immediately, click on any of the stations below to add the station to your station list.
Pandora currently offers the following podcasts to our listeners: Questlove Supreme, This American Life, and Serial. Click the podcast below that you're interested in learning about and how to listen.
Questlove Supreme is a unique Pandora station experienced comprised of a mixtape and radio show hosted by musician Questlove, best known as the drummer and joint frontman of the Grammy Award-winning band The Roots. Each week the radio show will explore various topics in music, and feature guest interviews.
New episodes will air each Wednesday beginning at 10am PST and will replay until Friday, 10am PST.
To listen to "The Mix Suprema!" or older episodes of Questlove Supreme:
Launch the station by clicking here and the most recent episode will begin by default. Select Episodes to view all of the other content.
If you don't see that option on your device, click on the name of the currently playing episode. This should bring up an additional menu with links to the mixtape and the other episodes.
Also, if you exit an episode and return to it later, we'll hold your place for you. Keep in mind, however, that free and Pandora Plus listeners won't be able rewind or fast forward during these episodes. At this time, only Pandora Premium listeners can do that.
This American Life is a podcast hosted by Ira Glass that uses the tools of journalism to tell stories of everyday life, and present big news stories in personal, emotional ways.
To listen to This American Life:
- Visit www.pandora.com/thisamericanlife or search for This American Life from the Create Station field.
- The most recent episode will start by default, but to choose earlier episodes, tap Episodes and scroll down to view all available episodes.
- Select which episode you would like to listen to via the episode list.
To listen to Serial:
- Add the Serial station at www.pandora.com/serial.
- Select which episode you would like to listen to via the episode list (you will need to scroll down to find the earliest episodes). If you're new to Serial, be sure to start with Episode 1 of the season you want to listen to, and listen in chronological order.
Since each episode is broken up into five minute chunks, you also have the ability to pick up where you left off, go back to re-listen, or skip ahead. However, you won't be able to rewind or fast forward within each five minute piece.
For further instructions on how to listen to Serial, please carefully read our blog posting about it by clicking here.
This podcast series will act differently from your other Pandora stations, so reading through the blog will guide you through how to get the best experience out of this station.
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