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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Guster have always been one of the most creative bands in the game. Always up for the adventure of promoting their records in different ways, to t...

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  • Added: Feb 29, 2016
  • Length: 07:06
  • Purchases: 4
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San Fermin rounded out their banner year with a deluxe edition of their sophomore record, Jackrabbit, which included their latest single “No Devil....

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  • Added: Mar 07, 2016
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Jonathan Meiburg gets an interesting perspective of the United States as a world touring musician, not to mention that he just spent a large amount...

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  • Added: Mar 07, 2016
  • Length: 06:57
  • Purchases: 3
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You probably know Sean Daley better as his stage name, Slug, or maybe even better yet as one half of Atmosphere, one of hip hop’s greatest cult act...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2016
  • Length: 07:00
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One of the greatest moments in 2013 came when Deltron 3030 made their long-awaited return. After 13 years, the teaming of Del the Funky Homosapien,...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2016
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Have you heard the new Iggy Pop album, Post Pop Depression? Not only is it one of the best records of the year, it’s also one of his greatest albu...

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  • Added: Mar 19, 2016
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 6
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What doesn’t Wayne Coyne have his hand in these days? The Flaming Lips frontman is rarely out of the spotlight, whether it’s with his day job, side...

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  • Added: Mar 19, 2016
  • Length: 07:08
  • Purchases: 4
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With the release of A Man Alive, Thao Nguyen let us in on some of her most personal family moments, and matters. For most artists, that would have ...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2016
  • Length: 06:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Did you know Best Coast have a strong love for Sugar Ray? Oh it’s true. Not only them, but plenty of 90s groups that most people have shoved into ...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2016
  • Length: 07:07
  • Purchases: 4
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School of Seven Bells talk SVIIB with Kyle Meredith

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  • Added: Apr 04, 2016
  • Length: 07:05
  • Purchases: 3
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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 ...

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

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2016
  • Length: 07:06
  • Purchases: 4
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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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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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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...

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  • Added: May 30, 2016
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 5
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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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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
  • Purchases: 6
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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