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Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

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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All Songs +1: The Art Of Streaming

Friday, June 05, 2015

This week's +1 podcast wrestles with what we gain — and what we lose — when we use streaming services.

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Song Premiere: Ben Folds And yMusic, 'Capable Of Anything'

Friday, June 05, 2015

Working with the classical sextet yMusic has helped open Ben Folds' songwriting to new possibilities. The pop pianist's new song is maybe his most lovable yet.

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New Mix: Six Songs For The Energy-Deficient

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

This week's show features six new songs brewed at maximum strength, including the return of Beirut, a premiere from Chelsea Wolfe, a road trip summer jam and more.

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Genevieve: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, June 01, 2015

See a singer with a powerful voice and extremely encouraging message — words to be not just sung but shouted from the rooftops.

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Frank Fairfield: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, May 29, 2015

A young man with an old musical soul has a spellbinding voice, fluid fiddle playing and and warm-toned banjo picking.

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Immerse Yourself In SOAK's Tender, Unsettled Debut Record

Friday, May 29, 2015

The first words Bridie Monds-Watson sings on her debut album double as a tidy thesis statement: "A teenage heart is an unguided dart." The Irish singer-songwriter records under the name SOAK.

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