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The Speed of Sound

Series produced by Louisville Public Media

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Get a complete taste of legendary musicians and up-and-coming bands in these 7 minute interview pieces set to the artists own music. Hosted by Kyle Meredith.

Kyle Meredith can be seen and heard in Paste Magazine, NYLON Magazine, Billboard, Salon.com, NBC, LEO Weekly, and Spin. Nominated FMQB's Music Director of the Year 2011-2015, he can also be heard daily on WFPK in Louisville, KY and on NPR's Here & Now.

For the past 6 years, his interviews have been widely published and syndicated, and now find themselves in the new series, The Speed of Sound. In these 7 minute pods, listeners are given a complete overview of their favorite musicians as we weave their music in and out of the conversations. From legends (Paul McCartney, U2) to up-and-comers (Young Fathers, Sylvan Esso), you'll hear it all... at The Speed of Sound.


147 Pieces

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As Michael Kiwanuka’s sophomore LP Love & Hate approaches it’s first birthday, the English soul musician took some time to talk with Kyle Meredith ...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WLPR, and WOUB


  • Added: Nov 20, 2017
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Valerie June’s new LP, The Order of Time, is a big favorite around here, from the gentle sounds of “Astral Plane” to the stomp & boogie of “Shakedo...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WLPR, and WOUB


  • Added: Nov 20, 2017
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 3
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Alynda Segarra has taken Hurray For The Riff Raff to new levels on their latest LP, The Navigator. She recently spoke with Kyle Meredith about bein...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and WOUB


  • Added: Nov 13, 2017
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 2
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With their super powers combined, Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney), Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Bill Rieflin (King Crimson), and Kurt Bloch and Scott McCaugh...

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  • Added: Nov 13, 2017
  • Length: 07:05
  • Purchases: 2
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The Afghan Whigs return with their 2nd album since their 2014 comeback, Do To The Beast, with In Spades (May 5, Subpop). Greg Dulli jumped on the p...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WOUB, and WLPR


  • Added: Nov 06, 2017
  • Length: 07:11
  • Purchases: 3
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Peter Hook has spent the last few years touring with his band The Light, playing two sets of covers a night. Both are in tribute to his two former ...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WOUB, and WLPR


  • Added: Nov 06, 2017
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 3
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It’s been over a decade, but Styx are finally back with new music! They’ve made that time away well worth it with an epic new record called The Mis...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2017
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 2
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Maybe to counterbalance the naming of their next tour The Long Goodbye, Deep Purple titled their newest LP – their 20th album – Infinite. While the...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2017
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 2
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311 return this year with a new LP, Mosaic, due out this summer. It'll follow up 2014's reflective Stereolithic with a massive 17 cuts, staying tru...

Bought by WLPR, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", and WOUB


  • Added: Oct 23, 2017
  • Length: 07:05
  • Purchases: 3
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As the story goes, Portugal. The Man scrapped the album they had been working on after finding one of their dad's original tickets to Woodstock. Th...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2017
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 3
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Chris Robinson and his namesake, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, dropped an LP and a companion EP just last year, but are already back to follow th...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2017
  • Length: 07:23
  • Purchases: 3
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Kyle Meredith spoke with Derek Trucks about the new Tedeschi Trucks Band live LP, Live From The Fox Oakland. The get into the ins and outs of the m...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WLPR, and WOUB


  • Added: Oct 16, 2017
  • Length: 06:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Brian King of Japandroids gave us a call to talk about the new LP, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, which finds the duo taking on bigger sounds and ...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WLPR, and WOUB


  • Added: Oct 09, 2017
  • Length: 07:08
  • Purchases: 3
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The Orwells released one of the year's best rock records, Terrible Human Beings, earlier this year and are currently on the road supporting it with...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WLPR, and WOUB


  • Added: Oct 09, 2017
  • Length: 07:18
  • Purchases: 3
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Ahead of their Forecastle set, Britt Daniel from Spoon sat down to talk with Kyle Meredith about their most recent LP, Hot Thoughts, The Beatles, a...

Bought by WLPR, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", and WOUB


  • Added: Oct 02, 2017
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 3
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Phoenix holed themselves up in a museum/concert hall in Paris to create their latest LP, Ti Amo. Lead singer Thomas Mars spoke with Kyle Meredith a...

Bought by WLPR, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", and WOUB


  • Added: Oct 02, 2017
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 3
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With Cage the Elephant's new live/studio album Unpeeled on the way, Brad Shultz spoke with Kyle Meredith about the concept behind the LP, their cho...

Bought by KSRQ, WLPR, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", and WOUB


  • Added: Sep 25, 2017
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 4
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Cold War Kids found a sleeper hit when "First" went worldwide off of their 2014 record, Hold My Home, giving them some breathing room going into th...

Bought by WLPR, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", and WOUB


  • Added: Sep 25, 2017
  • Length: 06:57
  • Purchases: 3
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Ketch Secor from Old Crow Medicine Show spoke with Kyle Meredith about their new Best Of collection and it's two unreleased songs, as well as the u...

Bought by WLPR, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", and WOUB


  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 3
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Dawes will roll back into town this Friday, April 21st, to the Brown Theater on tour to support their latest record, We're All Gonna Die, as well a...

Bought by WLPR, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", and WOUB


  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 3