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World Cafe is a two-hour long, nationally syndicated music radio program that originates from WXPN, a non-commercial station licensed to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The program began in 1991 and was originally distributed by Public Radio International. Since 2005, the show has been distributed by NPR. Hosted by David Dye, World Cafe features live performances and interviews with established and emerging artists. The program's format covers a wide spectrum of musical genres, including indie rock, folk, hard rock, singer-songwriter, alt-country, and world music. The program produces two weekly podcasts containing interviews and information about musical performers: "World Cafe Words and Music," which features more established singers and bands, and "World Cafe Next," which highlights emerging artists.

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December 28, 2012

4:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
4:01 PM
Warrior Man
Artist : Dr. Dog
Album : Be the Void
Composer :
Label : Anti Records
4:06 PM
Come to the City
Artist : The War On Drugs
Album : Slave Ambient
Composer :
Label : Secretly Canadian
4:10 PM
Anesthesia
Artist : Luna
Album : Lunapark
Composer :
Label : Millpond Records
4:14 PM
Myth
Artist : Beach House
Album : Bloom
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
4:18 PM
Vessels
Artist : Freelance Whales
Album : Weathervanes
Composer :
Label : Frenchkiss
4:23 PM
Man on Fire
Artist : Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
4:29 PM
Fire Water
Artist : Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
4:38 PM
Home
Artist : Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
4:44 PM
40 Day Dream
Artist : Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
4:45 PM
Santa Fe
Artist : Beirut
Album : The Rip Tide
Composer :
Label : Pompeii Records
4:49 PM
Chicago
Artist : Sufjan Stevens
Album : Come on Feel the Illinois
Composer :
Label : Mute U.S.
4:54 PM
New York City
Artist : Moe.
Album : Dither
Composer :
Label : Fat Boy Records
5:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
5:01 PM
Last Summer
Artist : Pete Yorn
Album : Back and Fourth
Composer :
Label : Sony
5:06 PM
Misfits and Lovers
Artist : The Wallflowers
Album : Glad All Over
Composer :
Label : Sony
5:09 PM
I’m Writing A Novel
Artist : Father John Misty
Album : Fear Fun
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
5:12 PM
Into Your Arms
Artist : The Lemonheads
Album : Come On Feel The Lemonheads
Composer :
Label : Atlantic
5:15 PM
Time to Run
Artist : Lord Huron
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
5:18 PM
The Man Who Lives Forever
Artist : Lord Huron
Album : Recorded Live at the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
5:25 PM
She Lit A Fire
Artist : Lord Huron
Album : Recorded Live at the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
5:31 PM
Time to Run
Artist : Lord Huron
Album : Recorded Live at the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
5:37 PM
Ends of the Earth
Artist : Lord Huron
Album : Recorded Live at the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
5:42 PM
When Will I See You Again
Artist : Lord Huron
Album : Into the Sun
Composer :
Label : Hit City
5:43 PM
Tell Me a Tale
Artist : Michael Kiwanuka
Album : Recorded Live at the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
5:49 PM
Coyote
Artist : Joni Mitchell
Album : Hejira
Composer :
Label : Elektra/WEA
5:53 PM
Sinner In the Sea
Artist : Calexico
Album : Algiers
Composer :
Label : Anti

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World Cafe
12:55 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

World Cafe Looks Back: Uncle Tupelo's Family Tree

Uncle Tupelo at the Sapphire Supper Club in Orlando, Fla. Jeff Tweedy (second from left) went on to form Wilco, while Jay Farrar (second from right) created Son Volt.

Jim Leatherman

Originally published on Mon April 23, 2012 10:28 am

Throughout the month of October, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of World Cafe and revisited some of the best and most memorable interviews of the past 20 years.

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World Cafe
12:47 pm
Mon October 24, 2011

World Cafe Looks Back: Coldplay

Coldplay.

Courtesy of EMI

Originally published on Tue April 17, 2012 9:01 am

Throughout the month of October, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of World Cafe and revisited some of the best and most memorable interviews of the past 20 years.

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World Cafe
12:33 pm
Fri October 21, 2011

World Cafe Looks Back: '70s Singer-Songwriters

Joni Mitchell strums her guitar outside the Revolution club in London, circa 1968.

Central Press Getty Images

Originally published on Mon April 9, 2012 8:00 am

Today's episode of World Cafe revisits the singer-songwriter movement of the 1970s, chronicling some of the decade's most masterful and indelible artists.

In a 2008 interview, the contemplative and politically minded Jackson Browne discusses his love songs, his reaction to the use of "Running on Empty" in a John McCain campaign ad and his beliefs surrounding the battle between nuclear and alternative power sources.

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World Cafe
2:33 pm
Tue October 18, 2011

World Cafe Looks Back: Celebrating U.K. Folk

Clockwise from left: Donovan, Laura Marling, Richard Thompson, Mumford & Sons.

Andee Nathonson/Pamela Littky/Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Mon March 19, 2012 8:00 am

Throughout the month of October, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of World Cafe, revisiting some of the best and most memorable interviews of the past 20 years.

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World Cafe
1:14 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

World Cafe Looks Back: Jazz Greats

Drummer Jack DeJohnette.

Jos L. Knaepen

Throughout the month of October, we're celebrating the 20th anniversary of World Cafe. Each day, we'll revisit some of the best and most memorable interviews of the past 20 years.

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World Cafe
2:27 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

World Cafe Looks Back: Robert Plant

Robert Plant.

Staff Getty Images

Throughout the month of October, we're celebrating the 20th anniversary of World Cafe. Each day, we'll revisit some of the best and most memorable interviews of the past 20 years.

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World Cafe
1:00 pm
Mon October 10, 2011

World Cafe Looks Back: Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello.

James O'Mara

Originally published on Mon February 6, 2012 10:12 am

Throughout the month of October, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of World Cafe by revisiting some of the best and most memorable interviews of the past 20 years.

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World Cafe
1:24 pm
Fri October 7, 2011

World Cafe Looks Back: The Beatles

The Beatles, left to right: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, producer George Martin, John Lennon.

Chris Ware Getty Images

Originally published on Mon January 30, 2012 10:52 pm

Throughout the month of October, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of World Cafe by revisiting some of the best and most memorable interviews of the past 20 years.

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World Cafe
1:08 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

World Cafe Looks Back: Guitar Greats

Jeff Beck performs at Les Paul's 95th-birthday party at Iridium Jazz Club on June 9, 2010, in New York City.

Larry Busacca Getty Images

Originally published on Mon January 30, 2012 6:54 pm

Over the years, World Cafe has seen its share of guitar gods.

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World Cafe
1:10 pm
Thu August 11, 2011

Foster The People On World Cafe

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon November 28, 2011 8:00 am

Los Angeles's Foster the People seemingly appeared out of nowhere, taking the blogosphere and Top 40 radio by storm with the viral single "Pumped Up Kicks," a breezy summer jam with a subtly sinister edge.

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World Cafe
12:00 pm
Mon July 25, 2011

The Steve Miller Band On World Cafe

Steve Miller.
Kevin Winter Getty Images

Originally published on Tue March 4, 2014 8:11 am

Some people call him space cowboy, some people call him the gangster of love, but most know him as Steve Miller, the guitarist and vocalist whose laid-back, infectiously catchy tunes have soothed the nation for decades.

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World Cafe
10:30 am
Mon May 30, 2011

Elton John And Leon Russell On World Cafe

Elton John and Leon Russell appeared on World Cafe.
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Tue December 27, 2011 10:12 am

From his start with the band Bluesology in 1961, multi-award winner Elton John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight) has time and time again proven himself to be one of the most iconic singer-songwriters of our day. Rising to international fame by the 1970's with the hit "Your Song," Elton has since released an overwhelming number of studio albums, many of which have climbed their way to the top of the charts.

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World Cafe
5:00 pm
Thu February 3, 2011

In Memoriam: Chuck Brown On World Cafe

Originally published on Fri May 18, 2012 3:52 pm

Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go music, died Wednesday. In 2011, he stopped by World Cafe to discuss his 50-plus-year career and his last album.

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World Cafe
10:49 am
Tue July 7, 2009

World Cafe Remembers Levon Helm

Levon Helm.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue October 15, 2013 3:12 pm

  • Levon Helm in Studio on World Cafe 1/18/08

This segment, from Jan. 18, 2008, is part of our Vintage Cafe series, in which we revisit some of our best studio performances. Here, we remember an Americana legend and drummer for the '60s rock group The Band, Levon Helm, who died in 2012.

Levon Helm first picked up a guitar at age 8, but soon switched to drums. Though best known as the famous drummer for the rock group The Band, Helm continued to influence music with his collaborations and solo works.

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