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WXPN's live performance and interview program featuring music and conversation from a variety of important musicians

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WXPN's live performance and interview program featuring music and conversation from a variety of important musicians

    Dave Grohl shares snapshots of a life in rock

    Dave Grohl shares snapshots of a life in rock

    In this session, Dave Grohl joins World Cafe to talk about his memoir, The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music.

    • 49 min
    Robert Plant and Alison Krauss team up again, 14 years later, to 'Raise The Roof'

    Robert Plant and Alison Krauss team up again, 14 years later, to 'Raise The Roof'

    In this session, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss discuss their new album, Raise The Roof, and what they love about working together.

    • 31 min
    William Shatner, fresh from low orbit, shows off his range on new record 'Bill'

    William Shatner, fresh from low orbit, shows off his range on new record 'Bill'

    In this session we get into Shatner's new record, and shares some stories from his colorful life, including a recent trip to space.

    • 31 min
    Jade Bird's 'Different Kinds of Light' spotlights her skill as a lyricist

    Jade Bird's 'Different Kinds of Light' spotlights her skill as a lyricist

    Much like Jade Bird in real life, the songs are accessible, thoughtful, and nuanced. She has a gift as a singer/songwriter to write in a universal way.

    • 25 min
    'Things Take Time, Take Time' is Courtney Barnett's new mantra

    'Things Take Time, Take Time' is Courtney Barnett's new mantra

    Barnett's new album was shaped by time in many ways — time off, time alone, time kept. In this session we'll hear a live performance recorded during Barnett's New Zealand tour.

    • 31 min
    Houndmouth returns to its Indiana roots with 'Good For You'

    Houndmouth returns to its Indiana roots with 'Good For You'

    Houndmouth recorded its latest record from a 19th-century shotgun house in New Albany, Ind. The result is a recharged band and a refined batch of songs.

    • 26 min

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294 Ratings

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Great content!

Love this podcast and the view into music and musicians it offers. Awesome hosts, diverse guests, and always a great listen!

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Second Best only to Song Exploder

Fantastic music podcast with bite sized episodes and unique live performances. Was very pleasantly surprised to hear the Waxahatchee episode.

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