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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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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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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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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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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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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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...

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2015
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 4
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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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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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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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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