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.


150 Pieces

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Kyle Meredith talks with Paul McCartney about the science behind his songwriting, the redemption of Wings, and his life outside of music, all set t...

Bought by KPIK-LP, KUCB, KSUT, WUFT, KHNS and more


  • Added: Sep 02, 2015
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 6
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A soundtrack of U2's new album, Songs Of Innocence, and a few older favorites, serves as the undercurrent in this interview with The Edge and Adam ...

Bought by KUCB, KHNS, KSUT, WUFT, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Sep 04, 2015
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 5
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Banjo masters Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn talk with Kyle Meredith about making their first album as a married couple, bringing their son along fo...

Bought by KRZA, KUCB, KHNS, KSUT, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Sep 14, 2015
  • Length: 06:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Chuck Prophet's music (as well as Lou Reed & Sweet) underscores his talk with Kyle Meredith about life as an artist.

Bought by KUCB, KHNS, KSUT, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Sep 14, 2015
  • Length: 06:53
  • Purchases: 4
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The newly reunited Veruca Salt talks with Kyle Meredith about what it took to bury the hatchet and put the band back together, and what the band me...

Bought by KUCB, KHNS, KSUT, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Sep 21, 2015
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 4
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Sadie Dupuis talks with Kyle Meredith about writing about feminism and politics on the latest Speedy Ortiz album, Foil Deer.

Bought by KUCB, KHNS, KSUT, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Sep 21, 2015
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 4
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Ben Folds talks to Kyle Meredith about playing at The White House, boxing metaphors, comparing prog rock to classical, and his new album with yMusi...

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


  • Added: Oct 12, 2015
  • Length: 07:09
  • Purchases: 3
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It's been 8 since since his last release, but the brilliant Irish songwriter, Damien Rice, has now returned with My Favourite Faded Fantasy. He rec...

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


  • Added: Oct 12, 2015
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 3
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For Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn, Sylvan Esso came about as a fluke as much as necessity. Both of their previous bands, Mountain Man and Megafaun,...

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


  • Added: Oct 17, 2015
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 3
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The legendary Rickie Lee Jones invited her New Orleans surroundings to become part of her band on The Other Side of Desire, her 13th disc. The peop...

Bought by KHSU, KUCB, KSUT, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Oct 26, 2015
  • Length: 07:06
  • Purchases: 4
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After 13 years of being backed by The Nocturnals, Grace Potter has taken 2015 to strike out on her own. Her debut solo disc, Midnight, is full of ...

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2015
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 3
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Kyle Meredith talks with David Lowery and Johnny Hickman of Cracker about their 25 year journey from the ashes of Camper Van Beethoven to writing m...

Bought by KPIP-LP, KUCB, KSUT, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Nov 02, 2015
  • Length: 07:06
  • Purchases: 4
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Kyle Meredith celebrates Langhorne Slim's 35th birthday with a discussion about age, sobriety, and the complexity of influences on his new album "T...

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


  • Added: Nov 02, 2015
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 3
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I probably don’t have to motivate you on the importance and excitement behind Courtney Barnett. The Aussie exploded onto our collective radars wit...

Bought by KSUT and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Nov 09, 2015
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 2
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As a member of The Strokes, Albert Hammond Jr. was always caught in the Keith Richards roll; the great ax-man behind Julian Casablancas’ Jagger. An...

Bought by KSUT and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Nov 09, 2015
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 2
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Chaz Bundick never meant to be a musician. It was never in his original plan. He wanted to be a graphic designer. But now that he’s blown up as Tor...

Bought by KHNS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Nov 14, 2015
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 2
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You’ve probably heard by now that TV On the Radio almost gave it all up before deciding to forge ahead, eventually resulting in last year’s Seeds, ...

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


  • Added: Nov 16, 2015
  • Length: 07:06
  • Purchases: 3
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Merrill Garbus hears the world differently than I do. Regular everyday sounds become rhythm to her and she excels in incorporating it all into the ...

Bought by KSUT, KHNS, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Nov 23, 2015
  • Length: 06:57
  • Purchases: 3
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Ask me who the greatest artist to come out of the past decade and I’ll tell you St. Vincent without a doubt. She’s not only produced some of the mo...

Bought by KUCB, KSUT, KHNS, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Nov 23, 2015
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 4
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So you say you haven’t been paying attention to Lisa Loeb since the 90s? Why not? She’s kept things interesting with her own TV shows, her own li...

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


  • Added: Nov 30, 2015
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 3