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Formerly titled “Music That Matters,” The Weekly Mix delivers a wonderfully eclectic mix from the knowledgeable KEXP DJs straight to your ears. With a range of themes curated by a different DJ each week and featuring genre-defying artists from around the world, The Weekly Mix helps you cut through the clutter of the digital landscape by highlighting music we think you should hear. It’s the perfect accompaniment to your work day, your work out, or your whatever!

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Formerly titled “Music That Matters,” The Weekly Mix delivers a wonderfully eclectic mix from the knowledgeable KEXP DJs straight to your ears. With a range of themes curated by a different DJ each week and featuring genre-defying artists from around the world, The Weekly Mix helps you cut through the clutter of the digital landscape by highlighting music we think you should hear. It’s the perfect accompaniment to your work day, your work out, or your whatever!

    The Runcast, Vol. 24 (2021 Replay)

    The Runcast, Vol. 24 (2021 Replay)

    In case you missed the announcement, The Runcast is returning, right here, on June 3rd!

    Email us at runcast@kexp.org if you have questions, feedback, or guest suggestions for the new season, launching in just two weeks. Today, John shares details on the new season before replaying Volume 24 of the Runcast from 2021:

    This edition of the Runcast is hosted by John Richards and powered by incredible music and quotes from the likes of Confucius, Danny Rojas from Ted Lasso, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. As Emerson said, "Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage."

    1. Bartees Strange - Going Going
    2. Dinosaur Jr - Garden
    3. TORRES - Thirstier
    4. The Joy Formidable - Chimes
    5. Film School - Superperfection
    6. Flyying Colours - Big Mess
    7. Foxing - Where the Lightning Strikes Twice
    8. Songhoy Blues - Worry
    9. Kele - Between Me and My Maker 
    10. Yves Tumor - Jackie
    11. Binki - Clay Pigeon
    12. Lala Lala - DIVER
    13. Shamir - Running
    14. Wet Leg - Chaise Longue
    15. Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - Cold as Weiss
    16. Geowulf - Round and Round

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    • 56 min
    Announcing "The Runcast with John Richards"

    Announcing "The Runcast with John Richards"

    Take your running shoes out of storage and start planning your next route because The Runcast is returning, right here, on June 3rd!

    With three weeks until the new episode, John shares details on this summer's series before replaying Volume 23 of the Runcast from 2021:

    John reads listeners' stories of hope amidst a pandemic, divorce, and more, showing how the runcast has inspired them, which in turn, inspires him. 

    1. Mint Julep - A Rising Sun 
    2. Efterklang - Living Other Lives
    3. Piroshka - V.O.
    4. José González - Head On
    5. Ducks Ltd. - As Big As All Outside
    6. Night Beats - New Day
    7. Ages and Ages - Light Goes Out
    8. Ora the Molecule - Die To Be A Butterfly
    9. Mumu Fresh - Work
    10. Nation of Language - Across That Fine Line
    11. Liars - Big Appetite
    12. PRONOUN -  I WANNA DIE BUT I CAN'T (CUZ I GOTTA KEEP LIVING)
    13. Split Single - Satellite
    14. Shine - Stare Into the Sun
    15. Deep Sea Diver - Stop Pretending
    16. MAN ON MAN - Stohner

    Email us at runcast@kexp.org if you have questions, feedback, or guest suggestions for this year's season of The Runcast with John Richards.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Fresh off the Spaceship: The Story of the Black Constellation

    Fresh off the Spaceship: The Story of the Black Constellation

    What is the Black Constellation? If you know, you'll want to listen to this podcast. If you don't, you'll want to listen, too.

    "Fresh off the Spaceship" is the newest podcast from KEXP, telling the story of the highly influential yet scarcely documented artist collective. The Black Constellation has included such varied musical acts as Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction, Ya Tseen and Porter Ray.

    Hosted by KEXP's Larry Mizell Jr. and Martin Douglas, each episode in this 10-part series takes listeners on an audio journey connecting the stars of the Constellation, shedding light on their art and their ethos along the way.

    New episodes come out every Friday from March 18 - May 27, 2022. Find out more at KEXP.org/fresh-off-the-spaceship.

    Watch a video version of the trailer and explore more work from the artists of the Constellation on KEXP's Fresh off the Spaceship YouTube playlist.

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    • 5 min
    Live on KEXP with Japanese Breakfast

    Live on KEXP with Japanese Breakfast

    Today, we bring you an episode of KEXP's Live on KEXP podcast featuring an exclusive session with Japanese Breakfast.

    There are many negative ways one could sum up 2021 but one shining bright positive title we can give it is "The Year of Michelle Zauner." The Oregon-born artist is probably best known as Japanese Breakfast and released the stellar album Jubilee this June but is also now an acclaimed author with the release of the New York Times bestseller Crying in H Mart in April. 

    For this episode of Live on KEXP we share a clip of Zauner’s conversation with Cheryl Waters about how writing the book exorcised the pain and trauma so that she could portray the joy felt on Jubilee. Zauner then plays four tracks from Jubilee plus one from her side project with Crying’s Ryan Galloway, BUMPER.

    Recorded June 21, 2021.

    Songs performed:


    Kokomo, IN


    Tactics


    Be Sweet


    Savage Good Boy


    Ballad O

    Watch the full Live on KEXP session on YouTube

    For a new KEXP session delivered to your feed every week, including recent favorites like Bachelor, José González, Arlo Parks, Yu Su, and Little Simz, subscribe to Live on KEXP wherever you listen to podcasts.

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    • 23 min
    Tori Amos on Synesthesia and Her New Album

    Tori Amos on Synesthesia and Her New Album

    Today, we bring you an exclusive interview with Tori Amos, from KEXP's Sound & Vision podcast.

    Tori Amos talks about her new album, 'Ocean to Ocean,' and how she experiences visual trips of synesthesia when playing and listening to music. She also discusses how the pandemic impacted her mental health, strengthened her connection to nature, and influenced songs on the album.

    For more stories like these, including recent interviews with The War On Drugs, Damon Albarn, and Wet Leg, check out KEXP's Sound & Vision wherever you listen to podcasts.

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    • 15 min
    Got Adventurous Taste?

    Got Adventurous Taste?

    John Richards has a message for you.

    Follow his advice and subscribe to KEXP's Song of the Day wherever you get your podcasts.

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    • 51 sec

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
478 Ratings

478 Ratings

olgaro79 ,

Running playlists are the best!

Such a great eclectic selection of music to help you get through whatever it is you’re doing! Love it!

typ993 ,

Sound quality has declined in last couple of months

KEXP podcasts have been sounding super-compressed in the last couple of months (June-Aug 2021), like a bad MP3 radio stream. I’ve sent my concern directly to KEXP, but haven’t heard back from them. Weird, since their radio stream doesn’t suffer from this. Really makes it hard to listen, since you know the music can sound a lot better than this.

Elh0bo ,

I love this! 😍

This is what I have been wanting! A playlist of curated eclectic music I can store on my phone so I don’t gotta use data. Thank you KEXP! Will be donating

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