World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN

World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN

Zach Bryan On How Music Helped Him Stay Sane While Deployed

Being a musician kept Zach Bryan sane while he was deployed under the U.S. Navy; it was also the...

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On 'Glowing In The Dark,' Django Django Explore Evolution And Escapism

Today on World Cafe, David Maclean and Vincent Neff of Django Django talk about what inspires...

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The Culture Corner: The Beastie Boys' Pledge To Tibetan Independence, 25 Years Later

Not only did the Tibetan Freedom Concert kick off a series of benefit shows, raising money and...

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Celeste On 'Hear My Voice' And The Pressures Of Success

In today's World Cafe, British R&B star Celeste performs and talks about writing her...

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On 'Who By Fire,' First Aid Kit Stage A Love Letter To Leonard Cohen

It takes a whole lot of courage to dedicate an entire tribute album and live concert to a master...

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Samantha Crain Thought She'd Never Make Music Again

Samantha Crain rose above a string of misfortune to release a celebrated album in 2020, called A...

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On 'Delta Kream,' The Black Keys Pay Tribute To Hill Country Blues

The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney discuss how Delta Kream came together and how the...

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard On Making Microtonal Music During A Pandemic

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard's Stu Mackenzie shares new music and knowledge on microtonal...

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Message Music: Michael Mwesno Dives Deep Into The Meaning Of Music

Michael Mwenso guides us in exploring the deeper meaning of music, including tracks by Aretha...

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The Culture Corner: The Matrix Of Kraftwerk's 'Computer World' 40 Years On

Celebrating it's 40th anniversary this year, John Morrison revisits Kraftwerk's Computer World...

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How The Flaming Lips Bring The Warmth Of Concerts To Crowds, Despite The Pandemic

The Flaming Lips are finding ways to bring grand, life-affirming live performances to audiences...

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Unreleased Tony Joe White Songs Are Brought To Live, After His Death

Hear how Tony Joe's son, Jody, took those songs to Dan Auerbach and how they, together, released...

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Have You Heard Stephanie Lambring's 'Autonomy'? You Should

The Nashville songwriter wrote one of the most honest albums released last year. It is nothing...

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Wand's Cory Hanson Goes Solo Again, And He'd Rather Not Talk About It

The Los Angeles psych-rock star joins World Cafe to discuss his new album, Pale Horse Rider.

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The Weather Station Takes Us Inside The Songs Of 'Ignorance'

With The Weather Station's fifth album, Ignorance, Tamara Lindeman's lyricism is as sharp as...

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Meet Tamar Aphek, The Israeli Guitarist Who Plays 'Jazz & Roll'

The Tel Aviv musician talks about how her distinct sound revealed itself during improvisation.

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No-No Boy Weaves Family And Other Immigrant Stories Into Catchy Folk Songs

Previously heard as a member of The Young Republic, Julian Saporiti's new project incorporates...

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Get Familiar With Elizabeth King's Long Journey

Gospel singer Elizabeth King is unstoppable. In this episode, she talks about how she musters the...

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Rickie Lee Jones Shares The Soundtrack To Her Youth

Rickie Lee Jones opens up about the stories and characters of her own story in her new memoir.

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Loretta Lynn Transforms Classic Songs On 'Still Woman Enough'

The 89-year-old icon collaborates with artists like Margo Price and Tanya Tucker on her 50th...

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