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Kyle Meredith With... is an interview series in which WFPK's Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Meredith digs deep into the artist's work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2, and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty.

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Kyle Meredith With... is an interview series in which WFPK's Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Meredith digs deep into the artist's work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2, and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty.

    Japanese Breakfast on Her New Album, Memoir, and the "Rare Commodity" of Joy

    Japanese Breakfast on Her New Album, Memoir, and the "Rare Commodity" of Joy

    Japanese Breakfast catches up with Kyle Meredith to talk about her New York Times bestselling book, Crying In H Mart, and new album, Jubilee. Michelle Zauner discusses the memoir recounting her relationship with and losing her mother, and how it led her to wanting to make an album about joy. Zauner tells us about wanting to be musically ambitious and the bright sounds that touch on the 80s, as well as being inspired by Bjork’s music videos.




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    • 22 min
    Garbage's Shirley Manson on Touring with Alanis Morissette and Liz Phair: "It's Not Gonna Be Like a Normal Tour"

    Garbage's Shirley Manson on Touring with Alanis Morissette and Liz Phair: "It's Not Gonna Be Like a Normal Tour"

    Shirley Manson catches up with Kyle Meredith to talk about the new Garbage album, No Gods No Masters, which takes direct aim at the events of the past four years in one of the band’s most powerful statements to date. The Scottish-born singer discusses her use of Go and religion that appear in these songs, the benefits of being an outsider, and the ay their songs Queer and Androgony have come to speak to today. Manson also dives into the post-punk and new wave influences that the band recall in the LP’s music, the chance for a deluxe edition of 2001’s Beautiful Garbage, and the possibilities for collaborations on the upcoming Alanis Morissette / Liz Phair tour.


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Neil Finn on How Joining Fleetwood Mac Inspired Him to Make a New Crowded House Album

    Neil Finn on How Joining Fleetwood Mac Inspired Him to Make a New Crowded House Album

    Neil Finn sits down with Kyle Meredith to talk about Dreamers Are Waiting, the first Crowded House album in eleven years. The songwriting legend discusses how joining Fleetwood Mac resulted in him wanting to revive Crowded House, and the messages that eventually made their way into the songs, including grandstanding in the media, great things emerging from chaos, and positivity as a form of rebellion. With those ideas in mind, Finn also reflects on so many young artists covering the band's classic “Don’t Dream It's Over", as well as having Tame Impala and Unknown Mortal Orchestra remix "To the Island", and his hopes that the current lineup of Fleetwood Mac will make an album.


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    • 22 min
    Dawn Richard on Being a Black Woman in Electronic Music and Her New Album

    Dawn Richard on Being a Black Woman in Electronic Music and Her New Album

    Dawn Richard catches up with Kyle Meredith to discuss Second Line: An Electro Revival, a concept album that finds the artist further exploring her New Orleans roots through her mother’s narration. The Danity Kane / Dirty Money member tells us about taking electronic music further into the future, her love of Hans Zimmer’s work, writing over classical pieces, and the need for more people of color, women, & queer artists in the genre. Richard goes on to talk about what will eventually become the final part of this trilogy, her animation work with Adult Swim and wanting to turn King Kreole into an animated series, and starring in the upcoming film Isaac.


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    • 27 min
    Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds on How Harry Nilsson and Nine Inch Nails Influenced Their New Album

    Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds on How Harry Nilsson and Nine Inch Nails Influenced Their New Album

    Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds sits down with Kyle Meredith to discuss their upcoming 5th LP and two lead singles, Follow You and Cutthroat. We hear about Dan’s gift of melody coming from his early classical piano upbringing and taking vocal and lyrical influence from Harry Nilsson and Paul Simon, as well as taking cues from Richard Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene. On the heavier side, Reynolds gives a nod to Nine Inch Nails and tells us about Rick Rubin’s work as a producer, as well as collaborating with Tom Morello on last year’s “Stand Up” and the social activism that shows up on these new songs.


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    • 29 min
    Passenger on The Influence of Jim Croce, Leonard Cohen, & The Smiths

    Passenger on The Influence of Jim Croce, Leonard Cohen, & The Smiths

    Passenger sits down with Kyle Meredith to talk about Songs For the Drunk and Broken Hearted, an album that came at the end of a relationship right before lockdown. Mike Rosenberg tells us about reliving the cringe moments of past relationship songs, finding influence in Jim Croce, Leonard Cohen, and The Smiths, and what makes the music from the 60s and 70s so tempting to borrow from. Ever the thoughtful person, Rosenberg also discusses having a tree planted for every physical copy of his record sold and gives us the details on his already-in-the-works next album.


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    • 24 min

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4.7 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

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Favorite music pod

Kyle gets an incredible variety of musicians on and asks truly thoughtful questions.

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Kyle is a true music fan

Enthusiastic and down to earth. Intelligent interviews!

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