Tony Visconti on Bowie; Blocking Out Noise; Talib Kweli Live

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Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli performs live on Soundcheck in the Greene Space at WNYC.

In this episode: Veteran producer Tony Visconti recently teamed up with David Bowie to ambush the pop world with the from-out-of-nowhere album “The Next Day.” Visconti talks about the secrecy that surrounded the album. Plus, we get a peek at some of his upcoming projects.

Plus, we bring you highlights from Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli’s performance in The Greene Space – including brand new songs from his upcoming record, Prisoner of Conscious.

And, Sam Beam of Iron and Wine answers our question of the week -- how do you block out noise in your daily life? You can answer it too, by leaving us a voicemail at 866 939 1612 or commenting here