Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)
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Packed with trivia, comedy and celebrity guests, Ask Me Another is like an amusement park for your brain. Host Ophira Eisenberg and musician Jonathan Coulton take brilliant contestants on a roller coaster that'll make you laugh and scream (out the answers)—and barely anyone throws up in a trash can.
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Catch up with host Michael Feinstein and his musical guests on this week's episode of Song Travels from NPR Music. Hear samples of music from some of the top artists in jazz, rock, country, and blues, and uncover the intimate journey singers and songs take with one another.
"Rhode Island's Podcast of Record!" Bill Bartholomew goes in-depth with governors, senators, presidential candidates, local elected officials, media members, academics, innovators, scientists, activists and other thought leaders in his popular podcast. With a focus on Rhode Island, the podcast also presents issues and personalities that impact a national audience.Bill Bartholomew is a musician, broadcaster and journalist. He appears as a correspondent and political analyst for Rhode Island P ...
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The Black Tapes is a weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories, and is hosted by Alex Reagan. The Black Tapes Podcast is a serialized docudrama about one journalist's search for truth, her subject's mysterious past, and the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both. Do you believe?
The Boston Athenæum, a membership library, first opened its doors in 1807, and its rich history as a library and cultural institution has been well documented in the annals of Boston’s cultural life. Today, it remains a vibrant and active institution that serves a wide variety of members and scholars. With more than 600,000 titles in its book collection, the Boston Athenæum functions as a public library for many of its members, with a large and distinguished circulating collection, a newspap ...
In this series, Georges Collinet, host of NPR’s Afropop Worldwide, explores the rich history and culture of the music of the Arab World. Arabic musicians and scholars demonstrate the sounds of string, wind and percussion instruments that directly influenced the development of musical instruments common to the modern Western world. The importance of universal musical concepts, such as improvisation, ornamentation and audience participation are discussed in the context of the Arab World, as ar ...
Every month, we ask the NPR Music staff: What's the one song you couldn't escape? What's the one album to which you'll return all year? In October, we fell far into the music of Helado Negro and Jordan Peters, screamed along to Illuminati Hotties and Cerce, and meditated on the voices of Buffalo Nichols and Emily D'Angelo. Music featured on this ep…
The NPR Concierge is back — with a new name. We're calling it "Books We Love" this year, and it has over 300 recommendations for every type of reader.Di NPR
NPR's David Folkenflik speaks with Harvard Business Professor Willy Shih about Dollar Tree increasing its prices by 25% and what that says about the state of the U.S. economy.Di NPR
Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, arguably the greatest artist in the American Musical Theater, has died. He was born March 22, 1930.Di NPR
NPR's David Folkenflik talks with Derek Beres, co-host of the podcast Conspirituality, about vaccine misinformation in the health and wellness community.Di NPR
NPR's David Folkenflik speaks with Harvard epidemiologist Bill Hanage about what scientists know about the new omicron COVID-19 variant.Di NPR
NPR's David Folkenflik talks to Yan Bennett, of the Center on Contemporary China at Princeton, about Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai's disappearance.Di NPR
As advertisers explore the potential to market products while we sleep, a group of scientists are concerned what possible downsides could come with hacking dreams.Di NPR
NPR's David Folkenflik speaks with Matt Jarvis, editor-in-chief of gaming site Dicebreaker, about this year's buzzy and interesting board games.Di NPR
It's Thanksgiving! The perfect holiday to gather around the table and enjoy a sandwich made from only the very best Wait Wait leftovers. After all, the show is always better the second time around.Di NPR
Grohl retraces his journey from Nirvana to Foo Fighters. Justin Chang reviews The Path of the Dog. Smith says he crafted a joyful image to cover the pain of the past.Di Fresh Air
Scott Simon talks with Jodi Picoult about her new novel, "Wish You Were Here." It's a pandemic-inspired story, with a character stranded in the Galapagos Islands.Di NPR
We know the bird can mimic human speech. Now, a researcher is trying to understand parrot-to-parrot communication, looking at the red-crowned parrot, which is the only parrot native to the U.S.Di NPR
We take a look at the Golden State Warriors making a comeback, the conviction of a Brazilian Olympics sports official and more.Di NPR
NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the life and legacy of Stephen Sondheim, the venerated composer and lyricist who died Friday at the age of 91.Di NPR
Cooper Hoffman, the son of the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman, stars in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Licorice Pizza", a warmly raucous look at an ambitious teen on the make in 1980s Los Angeles.Di NPR
A postcard from India's oldest and largest Chinese community, where residents are feeling recent tensions between Delhi and Beijing.Di NPR
Stocks tumbled on Friday, with the Dow losing 905 points, amid the naming of another coronavirus variant and worries over more potential economic disruption.Di NPR
We look the latest on the House committee's investigation into the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, as well as the Biden administration's response to a new COVID-19 variant.Di NPR
The World Health Organization has designated a new coronavirus variant a "variant of concern" due to its large number of mutations. The strain has been named Omicron.Di NPR
Invasive green crabs are harming habitats in the pacific northwest. A solution? Researchers say catch 'em and eat 'em. Scott Simon talks with marine scientist Shon Schooler.Di NPR
Anthony J. Broadwater was accused of raping author Alice Sebold in 1981 after the author mistakenly identified him as her assailant in a police lineup. He's now been exonerated of the crime.Di NPR
The residents of British Columbia, Canada, face more heavy rains while still recovering from a previous storm that caused widespread flooding and damage.Di NPR
The registrar of the Haines Sheldon Museum in Haines, Alaska, discovers important artifacts of the Tlingit tribe, stored in old, weathered boxes.Di NPR
Honduras, one of the poorest and most corrupt countries in the Americas, is holding presidential elections tomorrow. On top of COVID-19, it has also seen large numbers of people leaving for the U.S..Di NPR
You know about Black Friday, but Small Business Saturday is also promoted as a means for smaller businesses to make up for the sales they lost during the pandemic.Di NPR
Scott Simon speaks with musician Guy Garvey, lead singer for Elbow, about his band's ninth studio album, "Flying Dream One."Di NPR
Scott Simon speaks with author Sophia Glock about her graphic novel, "Passport," about a young girl's experience with her parents' careers with the CIA.Di NPR
The second time Vanessa Quintero's family caught the virus, probably from her 8-year-old daughter, fewer people got sick. They and their doctors credit the protection of vaccination.Di Lesley McClurg
They aren't household names yet, but Rivian and Lucid are two auto startups attracting a lot of buzz – and loads of money.Di NPR
Large retailers have spent billions of dollars to woo workers. Smaller stores that can't do that expect staff shortages will lead to lost sales. They're asking shoppers to be patient.Di NPR
Rev up those fryers, it's the Ask Me Another Food Show! The Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain (Nadiya's Time to Eat, Nadiya Bakes) dishes about baking for the Queen and digs up the truth in a game about plant family trees. Plus, James Beard Award-winning chef Gabrielle Hamilton (Blood, Bones and Butter, Prune) & Top Chef alum and Nationa…
NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include the soundtrack for Paul Thomas Anderson's new film Licorice Pizza, Turkish funk from El Michels Affair, Julie Doiron and more. Featured Albums: 1. Various — Licorice Pizza Featured Songs: "Peace Frog" (The Doors) and "Licorice Pizza" (Jonny Greenwood) 2. El Michels Affair — Abominable Feat…
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new songs of the week including Beach House's "Once Twice Melody," "Haunted House" from the actress Mckenna Grace, Medium Build and more. Featured Tracks: 1. Beach House: "Once Twice Melody," from Once Twice Melody 2. Medium Build: "Rabbit" (Single) 3. Semler: "Prodigal Girl," from Late Bloom…
Recorded on October 24th, 2021 at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., this show features Asleep At The Wheel, Tim OBrien & Jan Fabricius, Ruthie Foster, Leyla McCalla, and Carsie Blanton. Podcast support provided by Digital Relativity. https://bit.ly/3cGWczxDi West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Bill Bartholomew welcomes Rhode Island-born and bred recording artist Billy Gilman for a discussion on his career, from One Voice to The Voice, navigating stardom as a child, the music industry, The Ocean State and growing up in rural New England. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bartholomewtown?fan_landing=true)…
In the years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, women in the workplace still found themselves relegated to secretarial positions or locked out of jobs entirely. This was especially true in the news business, a backwater of male chauvinism where a woman might be lucky to get a foothold on the “women’s pages.” But when a pioneering nonprofit called …
They say that history is written by the victors. But not in the case of the most famous dissenter on the Supreme Court. Almost a century after his death, it was John Marshall Harlan’s words that helped end segregation, and gave us our civil rights and our modern economic freedom.But his legacy would not have been possible without the courage of Rob…
The Cold War was not just a contest of power. It was also about ideas, in the broadest sense―economic and political, artistic and personal. In The Free World, the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize–winning scholar and critic Louis Menand tells the story of American culture in the pivotal years from the end of World War II to Vietnam and shows how changing ec…
Padma Lakshmi talks about her series Taste The Nation. Jenny Hagel, Amber Ruffin, Margo Price, and Jeremy Ivey play games about long things and events in history set to the tune of Billy Joel songs.Di NPR
Adele's long-awaited 30 tops NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out this week, along with new ones from Snoop Dogg, Makaya McCraven, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, and more. Featured Albums: 1. Adele — 30 Featured track: "Oh My God" 2. Snoop Dogg — Algorithm Featured tracks: "Big Subwoofer" and "Anxiety" 3. Makaya McCraven — Deciphering the…
Bill Bartholomew welcomes nationally renowned space and science journalist Bob Zimmerman, publisher of Behind the Black, for a discussion on the major developments in commercial space in 2021. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bartholomewtown?fan_landing=true)Di Bill Bartholomew / Bob Zimmerman
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new songs of the week, including a just-announced track from Big Thief, the London-based Somali artist known as FACESOUL, Pinegrove and more. Featured Tracks: 1. Big Thief: "Time Escaping," from Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You 2. Maia Friedman: "Where the Rocks Are," from Under the …
Recorded on October 10th, 2021, this episode features Tommy Emmanuel, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Frank Vignola, Lera Lynn, and Jack Broadbent. Podcast support provided by Digital Relativity. https://bit.ly/3HkCKXkDi West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Julia Murphy is a Massachusetts legislative aide and a recent graduate of Providence College, where she conducted extensive research into environmental racism in Providence and how systemic actions and structures of power contribute to this broad issue. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bartholomewtown?fan_landing=true)…
Yo-Yo Ma (Beginner's Mind on Audible) talks pandemic performance, chefs Sohla El-Waylly and Stella Parks play "Food Jazz," Timothy Simons (Veep, The Pole) & Teddy Bressman hear "bald metal."Di NPR
The Bruno Mars-Anderson .Paak collab as Silk Sonic tops NPR Music's shortlist of the best albums out this week, along with new ones from Courtney Barnett, Aesop Rock, Jon Hopkins and more. Featured Albums: 1. Silk Sonic — An Evening with Silk Sonic Featured Songs: "Fly As Me" and "Blast Off" 2. Atarashii Gakko — Snacktime! Featured Song: "Free Your…
Bill Bartholomew welcomes CLA's Michael Pelletier for a discussion on what we've learned during Covid19 about the value and challenges of a hybrid workforce - and how employers and employees can embrace those trends for a more productive work life and balanced personal life. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bartholomewtown?fan_landing=true…
Bill Bartholomew welcomes back RI gubernatorial candidate Matt Brown and Lt. Gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Mendes, this time as a unit, for a discussion on their efforts to elect a slate of progressive candidates (themselves, included) via the Rhode Island Political Cooperative. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bartholomewtown?fan_landin…
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week, including the stunning voice of West African singer Rokia Koné, new solo work from Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi and more. Featured Tracks: 1. Julie Doiron: "You Gave Me The Key," from I Thought Of You 2. Cola: "Blank Curtain" (Single) 3. David Keenan: "What Then Cried Jo S…