NPR: All Songs Considered Podcast

NPR: All Songs Considered Podcast

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Host Bob Boilen spins new music from emerging bands and musical icons.

Episodes

Songs For Hope And Change  

Our first new mix of 2017 features songs that are both big and hopeful, and crushingly sad, from the politically charged music of Run The Jewels and Timber Timbre to the joyful bliss of Lowland Hum.

+1: Sharon Van Etten On The Real-Life Inspiration Behind Her Role On 'The OA'  

The singer opens up about her debut acting role on the mysterious Netflix series The OA, the personal experiences that inspired her performance and how to cry on command.

Our Top Discoveries From globalFEST 2017  

Every January, we look forward to globalFEST, a one-night showcase of newly emerging and well-established artists from around the world. This annual event, held at Manhattan's Webster Hall, is where industry insiders and cool-hunters alike ferret out the next big global music acts on the touring circuit — the buzzed-about bands playing on this single winter night form the vanguard of what you're going to be watching at festivals and at venues across the country over the next couple of years.

Our Top Discoveries From globalFEST 2017  

Every January, we look forward to globalFEST, a one-night showcase of newly emerging and well-established artists from around the world. This annual event, held at Manhattan's Webster Hall, is where industry insiders and cool-hunters alike ferret out the next big global music acts on the touring circuit — the buzzed-about bands playing on this single winter night form the vanguard of what you're going to be watching at festivals and at venues across the country over the next couple of years. 1. Septeto Santiaguero, "Dónde Están" 2. L'Orchestre Afrisa International, "Nakeyi Nairobi" 3. Maarja Nuut feat. Hendrick Kaljujärv, "Hobusemäng" 4. SsingSsing, "Minyo Medley" 5. Jojo Abot, "To Li" 6. Alsarah & The Nubatones, "3yan T3ban" 7. Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo, "Mayoral" 8. Batida, "Alegria"

Interview: Julien Baker Signs To Matador, Shares New Song  

We have a candid interview with Julien Baker, a young singer of sad, thoughtful songs. Her new song, "Funeral Pyre," is being released on the storied independent label Matador Records.

+1: A Conversation With Comedian Hannibal Buress  

Guest host and NPR Music contributor Timmhotep Aku talks with comedian, actor and writer Hannibal Buress. Buress is known and loved for his brand of irreverent comedy and his gift for finding absurdity in the seemingly mundane. It's an audacity that informs not only his sense of humor, but also his taste in music. A hip-hop head from Chicago's West Side, Buress is a true rap omnivore whose tastes run the gamut from the uber-popular to the obscure.

+1 Encore: A Conversation With Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood  

Bob chats with Radiohead's visionary guitarist Jonny Greenwood about the making of the band's newest record, A Moon Shaped Pool.

+1 Encore: The Politics And Passions Of Roger Waters  

The bassist, singer and songwriter behind some of the 20th century's most iconic music goes deep into race, civil rights, prison reform, the troubled music industry and more.

+1 Encore: A Conversation With Paul McCartney  

Paul McCartney talks about his solo career-spanning compilation Pure McCartney, his creative process, how he stays inspired and why he sometimes thinks he should take songwriting more seriously.

+1 Encore: Paul Simon Conversation  

Paul Simon talks about his album, Stranger To Stranger, and why it may be his last, at least for a while. He also shares the new song, "The Werewolf."

+1 Encore: David Bowie Makes His Dream Jazz Record  

Three weeks before David Bowie released Blackstar, and three weeks before he died, I spoke with jazz saxophonist Donny McCaslin and long-time friend and producer Tony Visconti about making what would be David Bowie's final album.

Vikings Choice 2016  

Our resident Viking Lars Gotrich recalls 2016 in feral metal, dystopian and ocean-mimicking synths and Afro-futurist pop cubism.

Vikings Choice 2016  

Our resident Viking Lars Gotrich recalls 2016 in feral metal, dystopian and ocean-mimicking synths and Afro-futurist pop cubism.

Vikings Choice 2016  

Our resident Viking Lars Gotrich recalls 2016 in feral metal, dystopian and ocean-mimicking synths and Afro-futurist pop cubism.

Holiday Extravaganza 2016  

Kacey Musgraves, Conor Oberst and more special guests join us for a steam engine ride to the north pole in this year's holiday extravaganza!

+1: How PiL's Drummer Wound Up Digging Ditches  

In this Martin Atkins minute, the former drummer for Public Image Ltd shares the story of how he quit the band at the height of its popularity, only to end up digging ditches for a living.

Poll Results: All Songs Considered Listeners' Favorite 100 Albums Of 2016  

On this week's All Songs Considered, we count down and talk about the poll's top 20 albums. You'll find those records below, along with a list of our listeners' top 100 albums.

The Year In Music 2016  

Our annual recap of the year's best songs and albums, memorable moments and other defining moments. 1. David Bowie - Lazarus 2. Anderson .Paak - The Season/Carry Me 3. Miranda Lambert - Sweet By And By 4. George Martin - A Day In The Life 5. Greg Laswell - Play That One Again 6. Beyonce - Sorry 7. Mitski - Your Best American Girl 8. Car Seat Headrest - Killer Whales/Drunk Drivers 9. Radiohead - Daydreaming 10. Anohni - Drone Bomb Me 11. Solange - Cranes In The Sky 12. Frank Ocean - White Ferrari 13. Wilco - Normal American Kids 14. Bon Iver - 715 Creeks 15. Adam Torres - Juniper Arms 16. Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker 17. Crystal Fighters - Lay Low 18. Jane Sibbery - Everything You Knew As A Child 19. Frightened Rabbit - An Otherwise Disappointing Life 20. Let's Eat Grandma - Rapunzel

All Songs +1: Peter Silberman On Compassion, Impermanence And Hearing Loss  

Today's All Songs +1 podcast is a conversation with The Antlers' Peter Silberman on how hearing loss would eventually lead him to create his first solo album.

Laura Marling, Weyes Blood, Sam Phillips, Peals, bed.  

On this week's show: Songs about the indomitable human spirit. Plus, music plucked from a honey jar (seriously). 1. Peals, "Become Younger," 2. Sam Phillips, "World On Sticks," 3. Laura Marling, "Soothing," 4. Weyes Blood, "Used To Be," 5. bed., "Girl"

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