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Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)

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Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)

    In conversation: Linda Ronstadt on embracing her Mexican heritage

    In conversation: Linda Ronstadt on embracing her Mexican heritage

    Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Linda Ronstadt, who recently released her book Feels Like Home: A Song for the Sonoran Borderlands, to talk about her Mexican heritage, wanting to sing in Spanish earlier in her career and not feeling like the "quintessential American girl."

    • 29 min
    Planet Money Records Vol. 2: The Negotiation

    Planet Money Records Vol. 2: The Negotiation

    Our friends at Planet Money are trying something we thought All Songs listeners might find as fascinating as we do: They're trying to start their own record label to release a single song. It's a song about inflation, recorded in 1975... and never released until now.

    (This episode is part two of a series)
    Listen to "Inflation" on Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Tidal, Amazon Music & Pandora.
    Subscribe to Planet Money+ in Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org/planetmoney

    • 27 min
    How cinematic guitar music reconnected Hermanos Gutiérrez as brothers

    How cinematic guitar music reconnected Hermanos Gutiérrez as brothers

    Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Alejandro and Estevan Gutiérrez to talk about their musical legacy, sad songs and creating strong familial bonds through music.

    Show notes: You can help us improve Alt.Latino by taking some time to answer questions about the show. Please tell us what you like and how we could improve by going to npr.org/altlatinosurvey.

    • 30 min
    Planet Money Records Vol. 1: Earnest Jackson

    Planet Money Records Vol. 1: Earnest Jackson

    Our friends at Planet Money are trying something we thought All Songs listeners might find as fascinating as we do: They're trying to start their own record label to release a single song. It's a song about inflation, recorded in 1975... and never released until now.

    (This episode is part one of a series)
    Listen to "Inflation" on Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Tidal, Amazon Music & Pandora.
    Subscribe to Planet Money+ in Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org/planetmoney

    • 25 min
    New Music Friday: The best releases out on Nov. 18

    New Music Friday: The best releases out on Nov. 18

    The best albums out this week include rapper Roddy Ricch's emotional Feed Tha Streets III, Weyes Blood's majestic And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow, Honey Dijon's Black Girl Magic and more.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Roddy Ricch — Feed Tha Streets III
    Featured Songs: "King Size," "Fade Away," "Letter 2 My Son"
    2. Weyes Blood — And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow
    Featured Songs: "It's Not Just Me, It's Everybody," "The Worst Is Done," "God Turn Me Into a Flower," "In Holy Flux"
    3. Röyksopp — Profound Mysteries III
    Featured Songs: "The Night (feat. Alison Goldfrapp)," "Just Wanted To Know (feat. Astrid S)," "The Next Day (feat. Jamie Irrepressible)"
    4. Honey Dijon — Black Girl Magic
    Featured Songs: "Downtown (feat. Annette Brown & Nikki-O)," "Work (feat. Cor.Ece, Dave Giles II & Mike Dunn)," "Love Is A State Of Mind (feat. Ramona Renea)," "Drama (feat. Rimarkable & Dope Earth Alien)"
    5. Cautious Clay — Thin Ice On The Cake
    Featured Songs: "Burning Up Slow," "Camp Anonymous," "Sarah Tonin"

    Lightning Round:
    Daniel Bachman — Almanac Behind
    dumhi — Uncle Miles
    Fousheé — softCORE

    Other notable releases for Nov. 18:
    -(16)- — Into Dust
    Adrian Quesada – Jaguar Sound
    Billy Strings — Me/And/Dad
    Brockhampton — The Family
    Caitlin Rose — CAZIMI
    Icewear Vezzo — Paint the City
    Krill — Alarm No Hris (vinyl reissue)
    Neil Young & Crazy Horse — World Record
    Peggy Lee — Norma Deloris Egstrom From Jamestown, North Dakota (50th Anniv. Ed.)
    Phony Ppl — Euphonyus
    The Wombats — Is This What It Feels Like To Feel Like This?

    • 26 min
    How Silvana Estrada cultivates intimacy and generosity in her live performances

    How Silvana Estrada cultivates intimacy and generosity in her live performances

    Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Silvana Estrada to talk about vulnerability, bringing light into her shows and the lessons her parents have given her.

    Show notes: You can help us improve Alt.Latino by taking some time to answer questions about the show. Please tell us what you like and how we could improve by going to npr.org/altlatinosurvey.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
2.8K Ratings

2.8K Ratings

royroddey ,

Great place to hear new artists and their music

I’ve found that I enjoy Bob’s selections over Robin’s but but throw me a curveball every so often. Been listening for many years and almost always enjoy the podcast and likely hear something new and that I really enjoy.

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What happened??

Never thought I would stop listening to this show but I’ve finally unsubscribed. The quality of the music they feature has plummeted and the pod has become a soapbox for the woke. I really miss the old days.

Troyky ,

No longer about music…

This podcast used to be about awesome new music. Now it is mostly boring ramblings about the gender identity of every one who has recorded themself in the shower with their phone and posted it to Soundcloud.

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