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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to the former Pavement frontman about his new album Traditional Techniques, getting his old band back together and whether or not his teenage children listen to his music.
Monday, March 09, 2020
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to the longtime outsider soul artist about his new country-influenced album Sorry You Couldn't Make It, which features contributions from Bon Iver and Jenny Lewis.
Thursday, February 06, 2020
The composer and electronic musician hit a wall while making his first solo album in five years. Finishing the record meant finding inspiration in everything from Brian Eno to a tree in his yard.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
British musician Georgia has a new album out full of throwback dance beats and stripped-back vocals. It's called Seeking Thrills and aims to capture the unifying force of a good club beat.
Thursday, January 02, 2020
Starting Jan. 3, Billboard is changing the way it calculates the top albums of the week. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Slate writer and critic Chris Molanphy about what the rule changes mean.
Thursday, December 26, 2019
The popular podcast examines the craft of pop music with an accessible academic lens. Now, the hosts have authored a book that covers episodes on Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen and Drake.
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Health care is shaping up to be a major issue in the 2020 elections and is dividing the field of Democratic presidential candidates. But what drives voters? Here are a few of their stories.
Sunday, November 17, 2019
The biggest workplace immigration raid ever in a single state occurred on Aug. 7 in Mississippi. In Morton — a town that's about 25% Latino — the effects have rippled throughout the community.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
The case of Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman blurs the line between impeachment and a criminal investigation — and unfolds like a mystery novel. The Giuliani associates face campaign finance charges.
Monday, September 09, 2019
Katherine Paul, who performs under the name Black Belt Eagle Scout, uses the pow wow music of her youth to shape her songs and isn't afraid to assert who they are for.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Sinkane's lead singer Ahmed Gallab talks about the band's latest album, Dépaysé, Sudan's regime change and the resilience of his people.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
In her U.S. debut as Don Giovanni, Lucia Lucas became the first known trans person to sing a principal role on an American opera stage.
Friday, May 03, 2019
Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig talks about Father of the Bride, the band's first album in six years, along with all the changes that time has brought.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Weyes Blood is the project of musician Natalie Mering. Her latest album, Titanic Rising, covers topics of climate change, loneliness and life in an age mediated by screens.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Author Barry Lopez has made a career out of writing about his travels to far-flung parts of the globe. His new book Horizon focuses on six places that have shaped his understanding of the world.
Saturday, March 16, 2019
More than half the new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. are in Southern states, where the rates among gay and bisexual black men remain stubbornly high, despite the existence of medicine to stop the virus.
Monday, February 12, 2018
You shared stories of being smitten, stories of betrayal and even a love letter to a dog. Here, author Kwame Alexander selects poems that get to the heart of those experiences.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Christopher Scott served over a decade in prison, and there he developed a passion for soap operas. Now free, he still keeps his appointment with General Hospital.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Pete Van Vleet is a devoted Houston Astros fan. His daughter loves the Detroit Tigers. To help his infant son pick a team, he asked all 30 of them, "Why should my son choose you to be a fan?"
Monday, November 13, 2017
Stephanie Williams discovered comics young, drawn early to X-Men, which she saw as an allegory for the persecution of black Americans. An adult now, she co-hosts a podcast about black superheroines.