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.


158 Pieces

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Gary Clark Jr.’s last couple of years have been seemingly nonstop. He released his sophomore LP, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, in 2015, helped score...

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


  • Added: Jan 29, 2018
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 3
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Needing a change of scenery after going through some personal turmoil, First Aid Kit headed of to Los Angeles for five weeks to recenter themselves...

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


  • Added: Jan 29, 2018
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 3
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A song doesn’t have to just be a love song no more than it has to just be a political song, so argues The National’s Matt Berninger. For 2017’s Sle...

Bought by WOUB and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jan 22, 2018
  • Length: 07:05
  • Purchases: 2
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Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie, two members of the legendary Fleetwood Mac, are touring behind the self-titled duet record that arrived in 20...

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


  • Added: Jan 22, 2018
  • Length: 07:06
  • Purchases: 3
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After recording and scrapping a new record for his latest version of The Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan teamed up with producer Rick Rubin for a s...

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


  • Added: Jan 15, 2018
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 3
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When asked by Turntable Kitchen to cover an entire album, Ben Gibbard went for the gold by choosing his all-time favorite album by his all-time fav...

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


  • Added: Jan 15, 2018
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 3
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After a five year break that saw solo albums and time off, The Killers have reconvened for their 5th LP, Wonderful Wonderful (Sept. 22, Island). Br...

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


  • Added: Jan 08, 2018
  • Length: 07:05
  • Purchases: 4
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If St. Vincent’s last 5 albums hadn’t convinced you that she was one of the most important artists of our day, the just released Masseduction shoul...

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


  • Added: Jan 08, 2018
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 4
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David Crosby will recently released Sky Trails, his fourth album in three years. The twice-inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member took a few mo...

Bought by WOUB and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Dec 30, 2017
  • Length: 06:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Chris Hillman thought that his recording career had finished. He was content in playing his many hits live from legendary bands The Byrds, The Flyi...

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2017
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 2
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Tori Amos has a long history of taking on big subjects in her music, but with her latest LP, Native Invader, our very existence is at stake. Filled...

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2017
  • Length: 06:58
  • Purchases: 3
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Sylvan Esso say they definitely felt the pressure going into their 2nd LP, What Now, especially after their debut became a runaway hit. Amelia Meat...

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


  • Added: Dec 23, 2017
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Emmylou Harris was part of getTV’s A Nashville Christmas this season, singing a Dolly Parton classic and a duet with Wynonna Judd. I got to speak w...

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


  • Added: Dec 18, 2017
  • Length: 06:57
  • Purchases: 3
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Cheap Trick now have their very own Christmas album, Christmas Christmas, and as you would expect, this is no ordinary holiday fare. Covering folks...

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


  • Added: Dec 18, 2017
  • Length: 14:00
  • Purchases: 4
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ODESZA released their latest LP, A Moment Apart, earlier this year and Harrison Mills spoke with Kyle Meredith about their expanded sound, special ...

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


  • Added: Dec 11, 2017
  • Length: 06:58
  • Purchases: 4
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Jamila Woods had a strong 2016 thanks in part to her debut album, Heavn, and collaborations with fellow Chicago artists like Chance The Rapper. Hea...

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


  • Added: Dec 11, 2017
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Jason Isbell has gathered up The 400 Unit for his latest LP, The Nashville Sound, a rock record packed with his trademark storytelling and topical ...

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


  • Added: Dec 04, 2017
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 3
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Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives latest LP, Way Out West, finds Stuart writing of a scene full of cowboys, aliens, horses, drug trips, su...

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


  • Added: Dec 04, 2017
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Real Estate released their 4th album, In Mind, earlier this month and receiving another round of praise from critics and fans alike. Part of the st...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and WOUB


  • Added: Nov 27, 2017
  • Length: 06:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Kevin Morby has been on a writing kick lately, with his 4th release in 5 years on the way. City Music is his own answer to his last LP, Singing Saw...

Bought by KUCB, WKMS, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", and WOUB


  • Added: Nov 27, 2017
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 4