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Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

Christopher Paul Stelling: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, July 06, 2015

Best witnessed live, Stelling's music is steeped in tradition yet filled with vitality, immediacy and soul — all the reasons worth discovering someone new.

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Your Favorite Musical Discoveries Of 2015 (So Far)

Thursday, July 02, 2015

We've tallied your votes and compiled a playlist of your favorite new artists and songs from this year.

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All Songs At 15: What Our First Webcast Got Right

Thursday, July 02, 2015

For Throwback Thursday this week, we look back at the show Robin Hilton called a "near disaster" and Bob Boilen remembers as an all-time favorite.

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Hear 'Sparks,' A New Song By Beach House

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

"Sparks" has that familiar dreamy Beach House beauty, but with an element of chaos in the mix. "It's that moment when music and words become feeling," says singer Victoria Legrand.

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And The Kids: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The fun, colorful trio plays music that's full of life, with dissonant sounds that still feel suited for singing along.

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Our Favorite New Artists Of 2015 (So Far)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

This week's All Songs Considered features our favorite music from debut albums released in the first half of 2015.

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What's Your Favorite Musical Discovery Of 2015 (So Far)?

Friday, June 26, 2015

It's halftime, so let's check in. Tell us about your favorite new songs or bands from the first six months of 2015.

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All Songs At 15: Looking Back At 2008's Best CDs (So Far)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

At the midpoint of 2008, we asked our listeners to tell us their favorite CDs of that year. Looking back on the list they made reveals some fundamental truths about the way music changes.

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Guest DJ: Courtney Barnett

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Melbourne guitarist and singer Courtney Barnett brings her decade-spanning musical sensibility as this week's All Songs Considered Guest DJ.

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Strand Of Oaks: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, June 19, 2015

Timothy Showalter's music is filled with bite and sometimes regret, but also a good deal of warmth. Here, he plays three songs from HEAL, performed with just his voice and a guitar.

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Song Premiere: Craig Finn, 'Newmyer's Roof'

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The lead singer of The Hold Steady has a new solo album, Faith In The Future, out this September. Like many of the songs on the album, "Newmyer's Roof" is a small slice of life filled with meaning.

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Guest DJ: Kate Tempest On The Power Of Words

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Our guest DJ of the week, poet and rapper Kate Tempest, picked music that breaks through circumstance to reach audiences directly.

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First Watch: Beauty Pill, 'Steven & Tiwonge'

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The D.C. band's emotional song, inspired by the story of a real-life couple, gets an abstract, mood-driven video to evoke feelings of anxiety and distress.

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The Prettiots: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, June 15, 2015

The three women in The Prettiots share their love of everything from Law & Order to old-school girl groups like the Shangri-Las.

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First Watch: Mother Falcon, 'Kid'

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Austin indie orchestra tells the true story of bandmate Claire Puckett's 25 foot plunge to near death in this video premiere in which she's the main player.

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New Music from Dan Auerbach, Joan Shelley, Beauty Pill, More

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

This week's show features new bands (The Arcs, featuring Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys), new music (from Widowspeak and Joan Shelley) and amazing stories (from — and about — Beauty Pill).

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Song Premiere: Gardens & Villa, 'Fixations'

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Here's new music that may inadvertently transport you to 1974. "Fixations" is from the new album, Music For Dogs, by Gardens & Villa, out in August.

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Highest-Charging U.S. Hospitals Are For-Profit And Concentrated In Florida

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Insurers typically get substantial discounts off hospital sticker prices, but people treated out of their plan's network or the uninsured can wind up paying the full bill.

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Anna & Elizabeth: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, June 08, 2015

The duo performs spare folk music with simply instrumentation and visual aids. If you've never thought your tastes would lean to mountain music, breathe deep and soak it all in.

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First Watch: CHAPPO, 'Hang On'

Monday, June 08, 2015

In the video for this song from the New York band's second album, an astronaut from the future finds himself in New York City, where he experiences our everyday life as a series of revelations.

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