World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN

World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN

The Lumineers\' Jeremiah Fraites Made A Record That Sounds Nothing Like The Lumineers

The co-founder of one of the biggest bands on the planet steps out to make an ... instrumental...

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Rick Steves Take Us On A Musical Tour Of Europe

Rick Steves is a travel guide, TV and radio host, and the author of several books. And lots of...

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Get To Know Deep Sea Diver\'s Jessica Dobson

Not only does Dobson play a wicked guitar on Deep Sea Diver\'s new album, it\'s also the first...

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The Hold Steady\'s \'Open Door Policy\' Soundtracks An American Hangover

The band shares live performances of songs from its latest album, from the stage of Brooklyn Bowl.

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Langhorne Slim Knows A Thing Or Two About Anxiety And Creativity

Langhorne Slim\'s Strawberry Mansion is a stripped-back set of songs he wrote during the...

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Lake Street Dive Takes A New Approach To Songwriting On \'Obviously\'

In this session, hear a live performance from Lake Street Dive – marking the first time the...

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Typhoon Explains The Challenges Of Recording An Album With 8 People, Mid-Lockdown

Recording an album with an eight member band in 2020? Portland band Typhoon did it – hear...

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Tame Impala\'s Kevin Parker Discusses The \'Unlistenable\' Music He Made As A Teen

Parker joins us from his home in Australia to chat about about the very different year he\'s had,...

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Genesis Owusu\'s Debut Album, \'Smiling With No Teeth,\' Embodies Its Title

Owusu\'s Smiling With No Teeth is a big musical blender, showcasing his abilities in rock,...

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The War On Drugs\' Adam Granduciel Shares His Favorite Live Tracks

The War On Drugs\' frontperson plays you five of his favorite live tracks from other artists.

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Daniel Lanois Is More Than Just A Legendary Producer

In this session, Lanois shares stories about his new album, Heavy Sun, and we\'ll look back on...

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Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms And The Music Of New Orleans: Episode 4

Musicians, artists and organizers in Haiti and New Orleans discuss how they have navigated this...

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Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms And The Music Of New Orleans: Episode 3

Kanaval is a profoundly significant event that brings together music, politics, and the dreams...

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Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms And The Music Of New Orleans: Episode 2

What we often call French is actually Haitian. We see this imprint on New Orleans in countless...

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Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms And The Music Of New Orleans: Episode 1

In order to understand the deep connections and musical relationship between Haiti and New...

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Trina Shoemaker Is A Trailblazer In The Male-Dominated Music Industry

The engineer, mixer and producer is an inspiration for women, or anyone who might be interested...

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If You Think Metallica's All About Headbanging, 'S&M2' Might Change Your Mind

Just like the original S&M album in 1999, Metallica has teamed up with the San Francisco Symphony...

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Donovan Woods Talks And Performs 'Without People'

Even though Donovan Woods' new album is called Without People, it is still full of the personal...

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Grandaddy's Jason Lytle On 20 Years Of 'Sophtware Slump'

The Grandaddy frontman and songwriter saw the anniversary as an opportunity to re-record one his...

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Waylon Payne Considers His Experiences With Familial Fame, Addiction On 'Blue Eyes'

In this session, Payne perform songs from his record Blue Eyes, The Harlot, The Queer, The Pusher...

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