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

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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My Morning Jacket may be between albums right now, but that hasn’t slowed any of the members down. Most of the guys ended up backing Ray Lamontagne...

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


  • Added: Jan 16, 2017
  • Length: 06:58
  • Purchases: 4
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The four years spent between Regina Spektor’s 2012 LP, What We Saw From The Cheap Seats, and the new Remember Us To Life, was spent taking care of ...

Bought by WOUB, WKMS, WAMC, WLPR, KSUT and more


  • Added: Jan 09, 2017
  • Length: 06:59
  • Purchases: 6
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I first discovered Beth Orton on the 2002 Daybreaker record, unaware at the moment that she had been making music for several years before. But fro...

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


  • Added: Jan 09, 2017
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 5
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Surely, when I say Crash Test Dummies, you’re instantly transported back to a time, probably the 90s. The band continued to release albums for the ...

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


  • Added: Jan 02, 2017
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Did you know that The Verve Pipe celebrated the 20th anniversary of the multi-platinum Villains in 2016? Since that time, the band went on to relea...

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


  • Added: Jan 02, 2017
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 3
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There are few better pop craftsmen than Teenage Fanclub. Their harmonies and bright riffs have been causing smiles around the globe for over a quar...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and WLPR


  • Added: Dec 26, 2016
  • Length: 07:07
  • Purchases: 2
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One of the most criminally overlooked back of the past few decades is Trashcan Sinatras. While they may have slipped past the mainstream, their dev...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and WLPR


  • Added: Dec 26, 2016
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 2
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Bauhaus. Tones On Tail. Love & Rockets. These are the bands that Daniel Ash co-founded, becoming one of the most influential guitarists and songwri...

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  • Added: Dec 19, 2016
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 1
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You remember The Romantics. “What I Like About You” and “Talking In Your Sleep” were everywhere throughout the 80s, and have endured on TV, film, a...

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  • Added: Dec 19, 2016
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 3
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Even when he doesn’t have a new album out, Father John Misty always finds a way to stay in the headlines, whether it’s for his live appearances, vi...

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


  • Added: Dec 12, 2016
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 4
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With the announcement that his band The Walkmen would go on hiatus, Hamilton Leithauser found himself free to experiment with new sounds. His first...

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


  • Added: Dec 12, 2016
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 4
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Tom Jones has seen it all, and played it all. We first fell in love during his 60s big band sounds, followed his early 80s country turn and rock re...

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


  • Added: Dec 05, 2016
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 4
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Let’s start with the roll call. Ace. Roxy Music. Squeeze. Mike + the Mechanics. These are the bands of Paul Carrack. The soul singing keyboardist h...

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


  • Added: Dec 05, 2016
  • Length: 06:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Dean Wareham had his first bit of notoriety in Galaxie 500 before heading off in the early 90s to form Luna. That’s eventually where he met his wif...

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


  • Added: Nov 28, 2016
  • Length: 07:07
  • Purchases: 3
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Yes, Britta Phillips was the original voice of Jem and the Holograms. That’s really fun to say. She dropped into the band Luna in the late 90s, mar...

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


  • Added: Nov 28, 2016
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 3
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Arctic Monkeys had their biggest success ever with 2013’s AM, which is saying something as one of the UK’s biggest exports since they debuted in 20...

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


  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Hot Hot Heat arrived on the scene just after the turn of the millennium with 2002 Make Up The Breakdown, instantly grabbing our attention with song...

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


  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 06:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Lake Street Dive is easily one of the most fun bands out right now. A soul band that wears their pop hearts on their sleeves, they’ve kept the mass...

Bought by WOUB, KUCB, KSRQ, WKMS, KSUT and more


  • Added: Nov 14, 2016
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 7
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Sharon Jones’s story is an amazing one, which is how the Dap Kings vocalist ended up as the subject of one of the year’s most talked about document...

Bought by KAOS, KUCB, KRZA, KSUT, WLPR and more


  • Added: Nov 14, 2016
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 6
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There’s a common misconception outside of the music industry, but for those of us that get to see the sausage made on a regular basis know, there i...

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


  • Added: Nov 07, 2016
  • Length: 07:08
  • Purchases: 5