I was looking everywhere and I couldn’t find where it said which song / artist was used in the StoryCorps (a podcast supported by NPR) stories; at the beginning of the podcast, or for the outro. After a lot of heavy internet looking, I finally stumbled across it.
It is a band called Fredrik from Malmö, Sweden. StoryCorps uses a song off of their 2008 album “Na Na Ni” called “Alina’s Place” as it’s theme, but also seems to sample other songs occasionally. I am really enjoying the rest of the Fredrik catalog as well as the songs that StoryCorps has sampled. Fredrik released a few other albums too, “Trilogi” and now “Post EP”. If you have a minute, check them out. It’s really stunning stuff.