Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

All Songs Rewind: This Summer, Think Pink

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

We fill you in on how to shade your summer pink with unapologetically good pop music that is ready for any mood.


47SOUL: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, August 26, 2019

47SOUL's message of equality is meant for the world. It's music without borders, mixing old and new, acoustic and electronic from a band formed in Amman Jordan, singing in Arabic and English.


Mandolin Orange: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, August 23, 2019

Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz made everything seem so easy, with just a few acoustic instruments and a single microphone behind the Tiny Desk, performing songs full of joy and thoughtfulness.


New Mix: Brittany Howard, Big Thief, The Messthetics, More

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

This week's essential mix includes stirring solo work from Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard, a surprise release from Big Thief, a cathartic instrumental from The Messthetics and more.


All Songs Rewind: The Songs That Got You Through School

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

School is really hard — and for many, music is the one thing that grounded them or made them feel connected to something bigger. Hear a mix of songs that listeners told us got them through school.


Among Authors: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, August 09, 2019

Among Authors' music isn't casual; there are songs within these songs, and they're not always catchy. They'll take you on a journey worth following.


All Songs Rewind: The Worst Songs Of All Time?

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Carrie Brownstein joins the All Songs gang to chat about relentless earworms, annoying novelty songs and other songs our hosts think of as quite possibly the worst of all time


Woodstock At 50: The Unheard Recordings

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

In this defining interview, Andy Zax, producer of a massive new Woodstock box set, shares previously unheard recordings from the festival and the remarkable stories behind them.


Tamino: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, July 26, 2019

Tamino possesses one of the most remarkable and memorable voices to ever grace the Tiny Desk.


Newport Folk Festival Preview 2019

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The festival's executive producer, Jay Sweet explains how he picked this year's lineup and why the festival continues to resonate with people 60 years after it started.


Music Trumps Moon Landing

Friday, July 19, 2019

All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen's defining teen moment came on the night of the first moonwalk. Instead of being glued to the TV, he went to a concert.


Priests: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, July 19, 2019

The punk-infused art band from Washington, D.C. brings a kinder, gentler and sparer version of the group's music to the Tiny Desk.


New Mix: Bon Iver, Brian Eno, Wilco, Khruangbin And More

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

This week's essential new mix includes defiant joy from Wilco, the atmospherics of Brian Eno, new discoveries from Erin Durant and Pearla, a side-project for Sylvan Esso's Nick Sanborn and more.


New Mix: Joseph, Strange Ranger, Bad Heaven Ltd., Asia, More

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Full disclosure: Sad songs make up most of this week's All Songs Considered. But fans of Julien Baker or Japanese Breakfast will love the five new artists we share on this episode.


Miya Folick: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, July 05, 2019

Miya Folick was raised a Buddhist in Santa Ana, Calif., and is of Ukrainian and Japanese descent. She sings of conviction, not fiction.


Saint Sister: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

The group from Ireland makes music that mixes the organic with the electronic, starting with a large, 34-string lever harp.


The Songs That Define Us, From NPR's 'American Anthem' Series

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

On this special episode of All Songs Considered we share highlights from NPR's American Anthem series, celebrating the songs that unite and inspire us.


Lucy Dacus' Conflicted Song About America: 'Forever Half Mast'

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The track, which sees the U.S. as "evil" but "not that bad," is being released ahed of the Fourth of July as part of the singer's ongoing series of songs for the holidays.


Why The Seattle Music Scene Is A Glimpse At The Future

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

On this week's All Songs Considered we explore the city that gave us the noise of Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana and the introspection of Fleet Foxes and Death Cab For Cutie.


Imogen Heap: Tiny Desk Concert

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Imogen Heap takes us through her many musical talents, from her Frou Frou musical partner, Guy Sigsworth — and their first new song in 17 years — to an extraordinary performance with musical gloves.