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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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
  • Purchases: 2
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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
  • Purchases: 2
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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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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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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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The Smashing Pumpkins released their most recently celebrated album, Monuments To An Elegy, in 2014. Kyle Meredith caught some microphone time wit...

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


  • Added: Jan 11, 2016
  • Length: 07:09
  • 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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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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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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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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Few people had as good a 2015 as Walk the Moon. Their song Shut Up And Dance was everywhere. Everywhere. And it’s follow up single, Different Co...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 07:05
  • Purchases: 2
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The Wood Brothers have spent a lifetime singing to strangers, which is what makes the leadoff track to their disc Paradise so entertaining. It’s c...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2016
  • Length: 07:14
  • Purchases: 3
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If a true modern day cowboy exists, Ryan Bingham is that. Sure, you can hear it in every gravely note that comes out of his mouth, in every note o...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2016
  • Length: 07:05
  • Purchases: 3
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Last year’s The Ember’s of Time was another fine record in an already long line of Josh Rouse’s catalog. The theme of time runs throughout it with...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 07:08
  • Purchases: 3
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Colin Meloy says he wishes he would have never used the word "hiatus" when referring to his band The Decemberists taking time off after The King Is...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 4
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After fronting Delta Spirit for the last decade, Matthew Logan Vasquez decided it was finally time to try out his solo side. Not that he has any p...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2016
  • Length: 06:55
  • Purchases: 3
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Dr. Dog is having a lot of fun looking back right now, but not without a twist. The band released their first live record, a snapshot of previous ...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2016
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Les Claypool never rests. Whether he’s dealing with his most famous band, Primus, leading his Frog Brigade, or jamming with his new friend Sean Le...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2016
  • Length: 07:10
  • Purchases: 4
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One of 2016’s first great surprises was the recently announced teaming of Sean Lennon and Les Claypool, two musical luminaries who can both balance...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2016
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 4
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My Wild West may be Lissie’s third album, but she’s been on the scene for well over 10 years in various projects. Still, this new album finds her a...

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


  • Added: Feb 29, 2016
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 4