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60 years ago, Medgar Evers became a martyr of the Civil Rights Movement

Monday, June 12, 2023

On June 12, 1963, Evers was assassinated at his home in Jackson, Miss., by a Ku Klux Klan member. While other leaders pushed for equality across the U.S., Evers focused on his native Mississippi.


30 years ago, one decision altered the course of our connected world

Sunday, April 30, 2023

On April 30, 1993, the World Wide Web was released into the public domain. It revolutionized the internet and allowed users to create websites filled with graphics, audio and hyperlinks.


First Watch: Girl Band, 'Paul'

Thursday, August 06, 2015

In a new video for Girl Band's noise-punk blitzkrieg, "Paul" is an actor on a children's show tormented by his poorly-ventilated animal costume, conflicted feelings toward his coworkers and his family's disappointment. "It's quite tragic," director Bob Gallagher says. "I think everyone has experiences of having to put on an ...


A Playlist For Newborns

Friday, July 24, 2015

On last week's All Songs +1, we shared the songs we think make a great introduction to the world of music for a newborn child.

We also asked you to share the first song you think a newborn should hear. Your picks spanned hundreds of years and nearly as many ...


All Songs At 15: I'd Like To Thank My Producer ...

Thursday, July 23, 2015

All Songs Considered has been on a Guest DJ kick over the past few weeks. In two of our most recent sessions with Kate Tempest and SOAK, I noticed how both artists spoke about their producer reverently and at length. On each of their debut albums, ...


Chvrches Tease New Album With 'Leave A Trace'

Thursday, July 16, 2015

There's no mistaking "Leave A Trace" for the work of any other band. The first single from Chvrches' just-announced sophomore album Every Open Eye is built on the same clean beats, deep synths and infectious vocal melodies that helped make its debut, The Bones Of What You Believe, ...


All Songs +1: The Best Opening Tracks

Friday, July 10, 2015

Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are still out of the office, so contributor Katie Presley and intern Julian Ring are ending their week-long All Songs Considered takeover by revisiting Julian's favorite episode of all time, for our weekly +1 podcast.

Can you judge an album by its first song? ...


All Songs At 15: An Insider's Guide To Great Moments In ASC History

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Thursdays this year we're celebrating All Songs Considered's 15th birthday with personal memories and highlights from the show's decade and a half online and on the air. If you have a story about the show you'd like to share, drop us an

Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are ...


All Songs Rewind: The Legacy Of The '90s

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are both out this week, and in their absence All Songs Considered contributor Katie Presley and ASC intern Julian Ring have done what any respectful colleagues would do in similar circumstances: They have taken control of the entire show.

This week Katie and Julian will ...


What's Your Favorite Musical Discovery Of 2015 (So Far)?

Friday, June 26, 2015

The collective excitement surrounding a major album release is infectious, but the satisfaction of turning friends on to a great new album by an unknown artist is true joy. That's why, for next week's All Songs Considered, we will play songs from our favorite debut albums of 2015 (so far).