Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

Charly Bliss: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

The vibrancy of the band can feel childlike and candy-coated. But the group's songs are more about the pain of entering adulthood and leaving some of that sweetness behind.


Molly Sarlé: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, October 04, 2019

After performing at the Tiny Desk as one third of the group Mountain Man, Molly Sarlé returns for a soul-stirring solo performance.


The Best Of The Very Beginning Of Tiny Desk Concerts

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

"Maybe it's the start of something, and maybe it's not." That's how Bob Boilen described the very first Tiny Desk concert in 2008.


Josh Ritter With Amanda Shires And Jason Isbell: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, September 27, 2019

In his second visit to the Tiny Desk, Josh Ritter had America on his mind. "We all have to fight against this notion that we're not all human beings."


New Mix: Soccer Mommy, Chastity Belt, Leonard Cohen, (Sandy) Alex G, More

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

This week's All Songs Considered includes an all-new song from the late Leonard Cohen, lyrically devastating work from (Sandy) Alex G, a battle of inner demons from Chastity Belt and more.


Nilüfer Yanya: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

There's a hush to the music of Nilüfer Yanya that made the Tiny Desk the perfect stage for her sound.


Hobo Johnson's Journey From Homelessness To A Major Label Contract

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

In this Guest DJ session, the off-the-wall singer talks about living out of his car and working at a warehouse before his Tiny Desk Contest entry went viral. He's since signed with Warner Records.


Rhiannon Giddens: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, September 16, 2019

Giddens shares songs from her latest album, There is No Other, in an emotional and transfixing performance at the Tiny Desk.


New Mix: Thom Yorke, Wynton Marsalis, Ride, Overcoats, More

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The tracks Bob Boilen shares on this week's All Songs Considered all have a cinematic quality, from a new Thom Yorke cut for the film Motherless Brooklyn, to Ride's best new album in 20 years.


The Tallest Man On Earth: Tiny Desk Concert (2019)

Friday, September 06, 2019

The Tallest Man On Earth's second appearance at the Tiny Desk comes almost 10 years to the day after his first. He returns with a touch of grey and a beard, but no less intense or moving.


A-WA: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

The three Israeli sisters in A-WA mix Yemenite and Arabic traditions with splashes of reggae and hip-hop.


New Mix: Pinegrove, Sudan Archives, Anna Meredith And 4 Mellotrons

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

This edition of All Songs Considered has songs of gratitude from Pinegrove, a take on intimacy from Norway's Jenny Hval, a song of quietude from Anna Meredith and the magic of the Mellotron.


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.