World Cafe Words and Music Podcast

World Cafe Words and Music Podcast

By WXPN Listener Supported Radio

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

Episodes

Allison Russell celebrates survivor's joy on 'The Returner'

The Canadian multi-instrumentalist talks about her sophomore solo record.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
21/02/24·21m 42s

Black Futures: In the '90s, dance music was in a 'constant state of mutation'

For Black History Month, World Cafe correspondent John Morrison recounts the proliferation of dance music subgenres in the '90s.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
20/02/24·16m 40s

Brittany Howard takes unexpected twists and turns on 'What Now'

The Alabama native talks about the inventive process behind her sophomore solo album, plus she performs live for World Cafe.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
16/02/24·28m 20s

Inspired by a childhood tale, Sampha takes to the sky on 'Lahai'

The Mercury Prize-winning musician talks about his arresting sophomore album.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
15/02/24·31m 0s

Black Futures: How house music took center stage in the '80s

For Black History Month, World Cafe correspondent John Morrison walks us through the synth-driven boom of electronic music in the '80s.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
13/02/24·18m 37s

How Slow Pulp used isolation to their advantage on 'Yard'

Lead vocalist Emily Massey joins World Cafe to talk about the indie rock band's sophomore album.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
12/02/24·25m 37s

How making music guided Sleater-Kinney through the 'nebulous realm' of grief

Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker talk about the band's 11th studio album, Little Rope.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
09/02/24·37m 20s

Kiltro's Chris Bowers Castillo mines his memories of Chile on 'Underbelly'

The frontman of the experimental indie band talks about living in Valparaíso and turning inward on the band's latest record.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
07/02/24·25m 17s

Black Futures: How disco set the stage for dance and electronic music

For Black History Month, World Cafe correspondent John Morrison dives into the rise of disco in the '70s and the genesis of dance and club culture.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
06/02/24·18m 39s

Tré Burt imbued 'Traffic Fiction' with the classic soul, Motown spirit

The Sacramento-based singer-songwriter drew from early memories of listening to music with his late grandfather for his new album, Traffic Fiction.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
05/02/24·26m 50s

Tune in to a mini-concert with Will Butler + Sister Squares

The former member of Arcade Fire plays songs off his band's new album.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
01/02/24·23m 21s

Black Pumas strike again with 'Chronicles of a Diamond'

The Austin, Texas, band talks about the follow-up to their Grammy Award-nominated self-titled debut.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
31/01/24·39m 12s

Dillon Francis isn't done honing his craft

The Los Angeles-based DJ and music producer talks about his latest record, This Mixtape is Fire TOO.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
29/01/24·23m 20s

Sense of Place: Provo rapper JTM is at a creative crossroads

James Curran, who goes by the moniker JTM, talks about striking a balance between making secular hip-hop music while also wanting to share his faith.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
26/01/24·18m 51s

Sense of Place: How The Clingers helped pave the way for women in rock music

The Clinger sisters from Utah, who found success in the the '60s, were one of the first all-girl groups to play their own instruments and be signed to a major label.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
24/01/24·18m 31s

Sense of Place: Discover the 'Dusty Deseret' sound of Provo's music scene

Zach Collier, co-founder of Provo Music Magazine, talks about the unique blend of folk rock heard in Provo.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
23/01/24·20m 40s

Sense of Place: Provo's 'only proper bar within city limits' is a haven for misfits

Step inside ABG's, the only music venue in Provo, Utah with a liquor license.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
22/01/24·12m 29s

Sense of Place: This all-ages venue is at the heart of the Provo music scene

Velour Live Music Gallery and its owner, Corey Fox, have helped launch the careers of bands like Neon Trees, Imagine Dragons and The Moth & The Flame.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
19/01/24·13m 9s

Sense of Place: What's a world-class recording studio doing in suburban Utah?

World Cafe visits June Audio, alongside Provo band The National Parks, to find out what makes this recording studio so key to the local music scene.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
19/01/24·13m 56s

Sense of Place: The Aces reflect on their Utah roots on their latest album

Inspired by their early days as a band, The Aces open up about growing up in the mostly Mormon city of Provo on I've Loved You For So Long.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
18/01/24·29m 21s

Tune in to a mini-concert with Squirrel Flower

The Chicago-based musician performs songs from her latest album, Tomorrow's Fire.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
17/01/24·11m 42s

For his alt rock band Dogstar, Keanu Reeves is just 'the bass player'

First rising to prominence in the mid-'90s, the Southern California outfit says reuniting to make their first album in 23 years felt totally natural.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
12/01/24·25m 51s

Shakey Graves mines limitless potential of the silver screen on 'Movie Of The Week'

The Austin native talks about how songs rejected for a film score led to his latest record.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
11/01/24·30m 34s

Stephen Sanchez weaves a tale of tragic love on 'Angel Face'

The 21-year-old singer finds inspiration in the legendary crooners of the '50s and '60s.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
08/01/24·23m 36s

Nat Myers' 'Yellow Peril' offers a refreshing entry into the blues canon

The Kentucky musician's debut album explores what it means to be a Korean American navigating life in the U.S.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
05/01/24·52m 20s

In the '80s, a rollicking indie rock scene took over the Twin Cities

Music record executive Peter Jesperson remembers discovering The Replacements and more in his new memoir, Euphoric Recall.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
03/01/24·20m 49s

McKinley Dixon on his wildly inventive album 'Beloved! Paradise! Jazz!?'

The Chicago-based musician talks about how everything from Toni Morrison to animation inspired his latest album.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
03/01/24·22m 26s

All I want for Christmas is My Morning Jacket's holiday album

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James talks about the band's new record, Happy Holiday!Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
25/12/23·17m 16s

The Culture Corner: John Morrison shares his favorite albums of 2023

The World Cafe correspondent shares the records he kept coming back to this year.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
21/12/23·18m 42s

Live from AMERICANAFEST 2023: Jobi Riccio & The Band of Heathens

Today, we bring you live performances from songwriter Jobi Riccio and Americana group The Band of Heathens.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
19/12/23·15m 25s

Hiss Golden Messenger is utterly joyous on the folk band's latest album

Hiss Golden Messenger frontman MC Taylor talks about loosening his creative approach on the band's latest album, Jump for Joy.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
14/12/23·37m 29s

Live from AMERICANAFEST 2023: Brennen Leigh & Bahamas

Today, we bring you live performances from songwriter and mandolin player Brennen Leigh and Canadian folk artist Bahamas.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
12/12/23·14m 57s

Tune in to a mini-concert with Vagabon

The multi-instrumentalist performs songs from her new album, Sorry I Haven't Called.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
11/12/23·16m 12s

The Hives are here to put some childish glee back into rock and roll

The Swedish band talks about their first album in eleven years, The Death of Randy FitzsimmonsLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
07/12/23·20m 2s

Live from AMERICANAFEST 2023: Cat Clyde & Adeem the Artist

Today, we bring you live performances from Cat Clyde and Adeem the Artist.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
05/12/23·14m 44s

The song Rush almost nixed and other tales from Geddy Lee's 'Effin' Life'

Rush's frontman and bassist shares highlights from his new memoir, My Effin' Life.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
04/12/23·34m 19s

Before 'GUTS,' Olivia Rodrigo first had to write a lot of 'bad songs'

Under pressure to repeat the success of her debut album, Rodrigo leaned heavily on her songwriting skills to create her latest record. Now, GUTS is up for six Grammys, and she's gearing up for another stint as SNL's musical guest later this month.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
01/12/23·33m 59s

Ring in the holiday season with the sweet sounds of the Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles' offensive tackle Jordan Mailata and The War on Drugs' Charlie Hall join us to talk about the football team's latest Christmas album.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
30/11/23·26m 57s

Live from AMERICANAFEST 2023: Brandy Clark & Tommy Prine

Listen to two great performances from this year's festival in Nashville.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
28/11/23·17m 11s

The Culture Corner: 30 years of 'Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)'

World Cafe celebrates one of the most iconic debuts in hip-hop history.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
27/11/23·16m 13s

How Dizzy sharpened their songwriting on the band's third record

The Ontario indie pop band talks about their latest, self-titled record.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
22/11/23·28m 57s

Live from AMERICANAFEST 2023: Sunny War & Logan Ledger

Today, we bring you live performances from Logan Ledger and Sunny War.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
21/11/23·21m 1s
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