As much as we all would like to stay informed on the latest news and current events, it can be hard to keep up with what is going on outside of the walls of our homes or jobs.

If you are wanting to stay informed on the top stories of the day, politics, sports, entertainment or any other topic, news podcasts can keep you up to date on demand by just plugging your earphones in. From hourly to daily, these news podcasts can give you the news when you want it.

NPR Hourly News Summary: The NPR Hourly News Summary podcast is designed for people who want to be updated with the latest news every hour. On the hour, every hour podcast subscribers will get five minutes of news. Find it:

BBC Global News: With the help of highlights from BBC news show such as “Newshour,” “World Update,” “Outside Source,” the 30-minute episodes are a compilation of the day’s top stories. The podcast is updated twice daily, once in the morning and once it the evening. Find it:

PBS NewsHour: Featuring senior correspondents, the PBS NewsHour podcast features daily updates, in-depth reports, interview and analysis. The podcast offers audio versions of the PBS NewsHour nightly broadcast and also includes a weekend edition. Find it:

The Daily: Produced by The New York Times, The Daily podcast is hosted by Michael Barbaro and features news updates every 15 minutes, five days a week. Find it: