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The Supreme Court Is A Musical Muse For 'Radiolab' Host Jad Abumrad

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Host Jad Abumrad discusses '27: The Most Perfect Album,' an album inspired by amendments to the United States Constitution.


DeVotchKa On World Cafe

Thursday, September 27, 2018

DeVotchKa has released a handful of charming albums that blend the spirit of indie, cabaret and world music with a whole lot more that can't be described.


Steve Perry Makes His Return

Friday, September 21, 2018

Perry's latest solo album, Traces, out Oct. 5, marks his reunion with his own voice. And yes, it's emotional.


Meg White Is The 21st Century's Loudest Introvert

Friday, September 21, 2018

White's drumming made her one of the loudest musicians of this century, yet she's often remembered for being a quiet person — setting a no-apologies template for letting her work speak for itself.


Between Chaos And Desire: A Conversation With Christine And The Queens

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Talia Schlanger chats with pop music's weird cousin about the new album Chris and its blurred distinctions between aggressive and vulnerable, masculine and feminine, identity and presentation.


Leon Bridges On World Cafe

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Although Leon Bridges didn't perform live songs with a band for this session, he required no special prodding to croon a capella during our chat.


Dawn Landes On World Cafe

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Landes' voice and songwriting sound like such a seamless fit for classic Nashville.


Ry Cooder On World Cafe

Friday, September 07, 2018

Cooder and his band re-imagine some of those classic blues and gospel songs he loved as boy. He discusses how his latest album 'Prodigal Son' is ultimately about reverence.


Matt Mays On World Cafe

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Leave it to Mays to infuse a daytime studio visit with the spirit of a super sweaty, late night at your favorite dive bar.


Amos Lee Finds Mighty Inspiration On His New Album

Thursday, August 30, 2018

"Little Light" stands out among the complex, twisty and sometimes even dark material on Lee's new album, My New Moon. The song's inspiration is a brave grade-schooler named Maya.


David Byrne Digs For Wonder

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

David Byrne, musician and all-around wonder archaeologist, visits the World Cafe Studios in Philadelphia to talk about animals, bicycles, civic obligations and his latest album 'American Utopia.'


Dermot Kennedy On World Cafe

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Listening to this Irish singer is like hearing someone drag their own heart through their vocal cords and send it right up to the heavens.


Vanessa Parr On World Cafe

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The seasoned engineer behind hits from Lucinda Williams and Rhiannon Giddens gives fans a look on the other side of the glass.


The Queen Of Soul: Celebrating Aretha Franklin's Immeasurable Contributions

Thursday, August 16, 2018

It is overwhelming to imagine just how many molecules and how many mountains Aretha Franklin has moved with her music.


Death Cab For Cutie Is Thankful For 20 Years Of Memories

Thursday, August 16, 2018

"We're still considered by virtually everybody as an indie band," says Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard.


'More A Conversation Than A Canon:' How Do We Decide Greatness In The Present Tense?

Thursday, August 09, 2018

To celebrate our list of the 200 Greatest Songs By 21st Century Women+, a group of contributors gathered to talk about the artists who are defying labels, blazing trails and reclaiming history today.


serpentwithfeet On World Cafe

Monday, August 06, 2018

A live performance of songs from one of the most intriguing albums of the year, soil.


Boz Scaggs On World Cafe

Friday, August 03, 2018

Boz Scagg's new music traces back to an early love of the blues that he first fell in love with growing up in Texas and Oklahoma.


World Cafe Nashville: Rainbow Kitten Surprise

Thursday, August 02, 2018

This undefinable five-piece band boasts a blend of charisma, musical chops, sing-along harmonies and breakneck creativity.


Amanda Shires On World Cafe

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Mama wants to change that Nashville sound.