Bob Boilen appears in the following:
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
We all had to kill some darlings to finalize NPR Music's list of the Top 50 Albums and Top 100 Songs. Here are the ones that really should have made the cut.
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
The band takes its quirks of production, rhythm and rhyme and brilliantly arranges them to work behind the Tiny Desk.
Monday, December 03, 2018
The All Songs gang looks back at this year's anthems and unmissable milestones, from Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer to Childish Gambino's mind-blowing video for "This Is America," Rosalía, Mitski and more.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Tweedy has written a book that's incredibly open-hearted and honest, filled with stories of insecurities, drug dependencies and thoughtful reflections.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Bill Baird's music and visuals are filled with a world of hypnotic patterns and abstract scenes.
Monday, November 19, 2018
The trio of Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers share the songs they love most and talk about the ways they inspire each other in their new band, boygenius.
Friday, November 16, 2018
Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers are all Tiny Desk alum, but here they play together at NPR for the first time as boygenius, one of this year's best surprises.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Producer Giles Martin shares the remarkable stories, early demos, outtakes and stunning new mixes from the just-released deluxe version of the album.
Monday, November 12, 2018
The story of Bernie and the Believers is the story of Bernie Dalton's diagnosis of Lou Gehrig's disease and compassionate friends making his dream come true and his songs come to life.
Friday, November 09, 2018
The band's songs, stripped here to their essence, are particularly peaceful and calm — and sometimes chilling.
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
As voters head to the polls today, we hear from artists whose music speaks to our current political and cultural moment.
Friday, November 02, 2018
Andrew Bird sings, "it's an uncivil war bloodless for now / and the poets they explode like bombs." Watch Andrew Bird peer into our distracted culture precisely when it needs our attention.
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Hear an early, behind-the-scenes recording of The Beatles working on "Glass Onion," the third track from what would become the band's 1968, self-titled "White Album."
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
This week on the show, we hear from artists who find ways to celebrate life no matter how broken it may be.
Friday, October 26, 2018
Tōth is the musical project of Rubblebucket's Alex Toth. It's a project that inspires and acts as therapy from his battle with alcoholism.
Friday, October 26, 2018
A single voice can send a powerful message - and that's just what Jim James did at the Tiny Desk, with just his voice and an acoustic guitar.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
The charismatic singer and saxophonist brought a group of longtime friends to play a warm, thoughtful and chill set at the Tiny Desk.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
This week's essential mix includes songs of letting go, of healing, moving on and finding a deeper appreciation for the wonder of life.
Monday, October 22, 2018
Zach Condon, the mastermind behind Beirut, will release his fifth studio album, Gallipoli, on Feb. 1. In this conversation, he shares the title track and details how the project came together.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
On this week's show, we reflect on life and death over popcorn, catch a blissful confession from SOAK, a plaintive apology sung by Miya Folick, and Sharon Van Etten's mid-career pivot to driving pop.