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World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN

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Rank #72 in Music category

Music
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WXPN's live performance and interview program featuring music and conversation from a variety of important musicians

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WXPN's live performance and interview program featuring music and conversation from a variety of important musicians

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Nice music

By Goranger22 - May 07 2016
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Love when it's an all music podcast

I love this show!

By thecrazylibrarian - Jun 23 2012
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I listen to an episode as I am falling asleep. Keep 'em coming!

iTunes Ratings

194 Ratings
Average Ratings
107
38
20
12
17

Nice music

By Goranger22 - May 07 2016
Read more
Love when it's an all music podcast

I love this show!

By thecrazylibrarian - Jun 23 2012
Read more
I listen to an episode as I am falling asleep. Keep 'em coming!

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World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN

Updated 8 days ago

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WXPN's live performance and interview program featuring music and conversation from a variety of important musicians

Rank #1: Pete Townshend On Creativity, 'The Age Of Anxiety' And The Who's New Record

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Pete Townshend: Not only is he the major creative force behind The Who, but he's also released several of his own solo records, prompted the first-known use of the term "rock opera" (for 1969's 'Tommy') and he's even credited with being the first person to smash a guitar on stage. But one thing Townshend had never done until now is write a novel. Earlier this month, he published "The Age of Anxiety". There are plans to turn it into an "opera art installation," which he says will be his last major solo work. He is also releasing a new album with The Who, called 'WHO', which is out Dec. 6. In this session, you'll hear some of the new music from that album. We'll talk about his debut novel, his realization two years ago that his famed rock opera 'Tommy' was actually about him, and his stance on all of the court cases concerning artist copyright issues.

Nov 18 2019

36mins

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Rank #2: How Psychedelics Influenced Noah Gundersen's Latest Album, 'Lover'

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It's not every day at World Cafe that we start our session with a disclaimer, but here's one: Today's conversation with Noah Gundersen includes some talk about psychedelic drugs and their influence on Gundersen's latest album, 'Lover'. Disclaimer out of the way, psychedelic drugs are just the jumping-off point for a conversation about the songs on Gundersen's rich, exquisitely crafted album. 'Lover' addresses a transformative year in Gundersen's life, one that included the end of a romantic relationship and the realization that Gundersen's parents, who raised him in a conservative, right-wing home in rural Washington, are now what he calls "truly progressive."

Nov 08 2019

28mins

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Rank #3: The Infectious Joy Of Mwenso & The Shakes

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There are charismatic people, and then there's Michael Mwenso. The leader of Mwenso & the Shakes is full of energy, charm and most importantly, joy. That joy is ever-present when he's telling stories about growing up in Ghana and Nigeria and spending four years trying to impress James Brown. You'll also find that joy on his debut album, 'Emergence [The Process of Coming Into Being]', which blends jazz, R&B and spoken word in a live album that feels like a Broadway show. These songs are anthemic — an explosion of ideas and sounds wrapped around familiar instrumentation. Michael will tell the remarkable story of moving to England as a kid, finding music after his mom was deported and how he was taken under the wing of James Brown as a teen. First though, we get started with a live performance from the stage of World Cafe Live.

Nov 04 2019

20mins

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Rank #4: Jessy Wilson Finds A Rock Vibe With Patrick Carney

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It took some convincing, but Jessy Wilson's new album was produced by Patrick Carney of The Black Keys; little did he know that was her plan all along. When Wilson's former band, the Americana act Muddy Magnolias, broke up, she reached out to Carney to explore rock 'n' roll sounds on her next record. The result is her debut solo album, 'Phase'. In this session, Wilson discusses working with Carney, her extensive musical background and why she wouldn't want to make music anywhere but Nashville. But first, we begin with a performance of "Oh, Baby!"

Nov 07 2019

26mins

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