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WXPN's live performance and interview program featuring music and conversation from a variety of important musicians
185 Episodes
In honor of Pride month, Michael Mwenso highlights three artists who expressed their individuality, gender and sexual identities with freedom.
More than her viral hit and Phoebe Bridgers parody "Immune," McRae has a unique, perceptive ear and a way with words.
Being a musician kept Zach Bryan sane while he was deployed under the U.S. Navy; it was also the reason why he went viral.
Today on World Cafe, David Maclean and Vincent Neff of Django Django talk about what inspires their ever-evolving sound.
Not only did the Tibetan Freedom Concert kick off a series of benefit shows, raising money and awareness for the cause, but it also marked a shift for the Beastie Boys as a group.
In today's World Cafe, British R&B star Celeste performs and talks about writing her Oscar-nominated song "Hear My Voice."
It takes a whole lot of courage to dedicate an entire tribute album and live concert to a master of songwriting and performance. On their live tribute album to Leonard Cohen, Who By Fire, First Aid Kit is up for the task.
Samantha Crain rose above a string of misfortune to release a celebrated album in 2020, called A Small Death – and is back this year with a fabulous new EP, I Guess We Live Here Now.
The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney discuss how Delta Kream came together and how the they got interested in hill country blues.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard's Stu Mackenzie shares new music and knowledge on microtonal music.
Michael Mwenso guides us in exploring the deeper meaning of music, including tracks by Aretha Franklin, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Ethel Waters.
Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, John Morrison revisits Kraftwerk's Computer World and its importance then and now.
The Flaming Lips are finding ways to bring grand, life-affirming live performances to audiences in a time when those comforts might be needed more than ever.
Hear how Tony Joe's son, Jody, took those songs to Dan Auerbach and how they, together, released a new album, Smoke From The Chimney.
The Nashville songwriter wrote one of the most honest albums released last year. It is nothing short of a coming-of-age tour de force.
The Los Angeles psych-rock star joins World Cafe to discuss his new album, Pale Horse Rider.
With The Weather Station's fifth album, Ignorance, Tamara Lindeman's lyricism is as sharp as ever, but she's also expanded her sound, leaving the purely folk realm to explore more experimental territory.
The Tel Aviv musician talks about how her distinct sound revealed itself during improvisation.
Previously heard as a member of The Young Republic, Julian Saporiti's new project incorporates his own family history, including the experiences of his Vietnamese mother.
Gospel singer Elizabeth King is unstoppable. In this episode, she talks about how she musters the strength and power to persevere at 78 years old.
Comments (9)

carlos alvarenga

thank you for this show. I found a new artist. I like every bit of it.

Jul 4th


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Feb 13th

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Oct 15th


Great series!

Mar 13th

Jaime Ochoa

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Dec 6th
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Pamela Greenstein

Great interview for this Journey fan!

Oct 26th

Jeremy Mitchell


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