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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It’s been a lot of fun to watch the rise of The Black Keys. They started out as a couple of guys who like to jam on their amped up version of the b...

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


  • Added: Nov 07, 2016
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 5
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Is Aloe Blacc everywhere right now? It certainly seems that way. Turn on the TV and there he is singing Candyman in an M&Ms commercial. Go to YouTu...

Bought by KAOS, KUCB, WOUB, WLPR, and KSUT


  • Added: Oct 31, 2016
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Fantastic Negrito has lived several lives already. He’s gone through the ringers of being signed, shelved, and dropped from a major label, survived...

Bought by Kansas Public Radio, KUCB, WOUB, WLPR, and KSUT


  • Added: Oct 31, 2016
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 5
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Have you heard the new Garbage record, Strange Little Birds? It’s been difficult for me to stop listening to it. Over 20 years in and the band hasn...

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2016
  • Length: 07:08
  • Purchases: 5
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Let’s start with the hook. Tanya Donelly has been part of three of the most important bands of the 90s, first with Throwing Muses, then briefly wit...

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2016
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 5
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When you talk about De La Soul, you’ll inevitably bring up their legendary record, Three Feet High And Rising. It changed the game, blending sample...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2016
  • Length: 07:05
  • Purchases: 3
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DJ Shadow has spent around 25 years as one of the most respected DJs in the game, thanks to his innovation and hunger for new directions. With this...

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


  • Added: Oct 17, 2016
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Warpaint’s new album Heads Up may have thrown fans for a loop when hearing it’s lead single “New Song”. With a disco beat and sing along chorus, it...

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


  • Added: Oct 10, 2016
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 5
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Twenty One Pilots is one of the biggest bands in the world today, and much of that has come at their own hard work and determination. Their early, ...

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


  • Added: Oct 10, 2016
  • Length: 06:57
  • Purchases: 5
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It’s an election year and Ani DiFranco is on tour. You can bet that she’s not on the road just for the fun of it. As much an activist as a renowned...

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2016
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 5
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Did you know that for the past few years, Jack Johnson has donated 100% of his tour proceeds to charity? 100%! He’s as much of an environmental act...

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2016
  • Length: 06:59
  • Purchases: 5
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When Jamie Hince lost the use of his finger for a while a few years back, it definitely put up a few question marks for how The Kills would proceed...

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2016
  • Length: 07:01
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When you’re named BBC’s Sound Of, life can start moving pretty fast, which is what is currently happening with Jack Garratt. In fact, being named ...

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2016
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 6
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It took much longer than it should have, but Cheap Trick are sitting on top of the rock and roll mountain after recently being inducted into the Ha...

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


  • Added: May 30, 2016
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 5
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As I was researching to interview Scott Hutchison from Frightened Rabbit, I couldn’t help but notice how many critics instantly went to description...

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  • Added: May 30, 2016
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 5
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If it looks like Graham Nash hasn’t been doing much lately, you’re not really paying attention. The rock and roll hall of fame member of both The H...

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  • Added: May 02, 2016
  • Length: 06:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Damien Jurado has now composed a trilogy. What started as a dream he had, turned into the beautiful album Maraquopa. Instead of just a beautiful co...

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


  • Added: Apr 25, 2016
  • Length: 07:06
  • Purchases: 4
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What do Nada Surf have to prove at this point? They showed us that they were more than a one hit wonder from the 90s with their early 2000s comebac...

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2016
  • Length: 07:06
  • Purchases: 7
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When chief songwriter Nick Hodgson left Kaiser Chiefs a few years back, a lot of fans thought that was the end. What they didn’t expect was a comeb...

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2016
  • Length: 07:07
  • Purchases: 6
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Broken Bells proved they were just one a one-off side project for The Shins’ James Mercer and super producer Danger Mouse when they released their ...

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


  • Added: Apr 04, 2016
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 5