I've used this app frequently and for some time. It just started crashing as you described a few days ago. Have been unable to access despite repeated attempts, updating app and hard-rebooting iPhone. If you find solution, please post. Thanks.
Not for me. What I've found is that the local stations work fine but I cannot do a search for other stations. When I do so, it crashes. I do seem to be able to play the hourly news and selected programs, however.
By the way, the Bottlerocket reference to this fix that I found is from 2009. I think they have more recent problems.
Fortunately, there are alternatives. Both TuneIn Radio and RadioBox have extensive selections of NPR stations.
P.S. Been listening to a local NPR station for about an hour and had the app crash. Looks like the problem is broader than I thought.
Links from Home page not loading the article page.
When I first downloaded the NPR tablet version, it worked great. In past few weeks I now find many article links not loading. I get a white screen with NPR header and the twirling gif indicating loading. But nothing more appears.
If I google the title of the article on Safari, I can get it fine, just not from the app. This has become very frustrating.
I emailed NPR about it and they said to delete the app and reload. I've done that three times with no noticeable improvement.
The app does say, Beta, but I wish they'd go back to whatever previous iteration that worked. I just wonder if the current app software focuses on iPad2 to the detriment of iPad1?
Sadly, NPR doesn't seem to have devoted much effort to the app. The problem of a crashes is unresolved (checked it after I installed iOS 5) and the advice to uninstall and reload seems to be nothing more than a default response.