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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The story of Moon Taxi is one of perseverance and belief that what they were doing would no doubt find its way into the collective consciousness of...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 2
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Harry Connick Jr. talks with Kyle Meredith about about his new album, That Would Be Me, how the Newtown shootings became the inspiration for one so...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2016
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Matt Nathanson talks about his new record, Show Me Your Fangs, being part of Operation Smile and writing for a new feminist anthology, as well as b...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2016
  • Length: 07:05
  • Purchases: 3
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Chris Cornell gets personal with Kyle Meredith about his new album Higher Truth, the influence his kids have had on him, and whether or not we'll s...

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2016
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 3
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The Smashing Pumpkins released their most recently celebrated album, Monuments To An Elegy, in 2014. Kyle Meredith caught some microphone time wit...

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2016
  • Length: 07:09
  • Purchases: 3
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Jose Gonzalez released his 3rd full length, Vestiges and Claws, earlier this year, showcasing a more stripped down sound for the Swedish songwriter...

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2015
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Have you heard the new album from Destroyer? It’s called Poison Season and it’s sits right at number one for me for Album of the Year. It has ever...

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2015
  • Length: 07:05
  • Purchases: 3
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Rhiannon Giddens has become one of the strongest voices in music today. As one part of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, she dug deep into historical...

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2015
  • Length: 07:05
  • Purchases: 3
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The duo First Aid Kit burst onto the scene a few years back with the championing of Conor Oberst, but quickly started blazing their own path. Thei...

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2015
  • Length: 07:02
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Sarah McLachlan has been a source for many, some that you wouldn’t expect like DMC from Run DMC, who’s on record saying that her song Angel saved h...

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2015
  • Length: 07:00
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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...

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2015
  • Length: 07:04
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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...

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2015
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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 ...

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2015
  • Length: 06:57
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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, ...

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2015
  • Length: 07:06
  • Purchases: 3
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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...

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  • Added: Nov 14, 2015
  • Length: 07:01
  • 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...

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2015
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 2
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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...

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2015
  • Length: 07:00
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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...

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  • Added: Nov 02, 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...

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  • Added: Nov 02, 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