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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Even when he doesn’t have a new album out, Father John Misty always finds a way to stay in the headlines, whether it’s for his live appearances, vi...

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


  • Added: Dec 12, 2016
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 4
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You remember The Romantics. “What I Like About You” and “Talking In Your Sleep” were everywhere throughout the 80s, and have endured on TV, film, a...

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


  • Added: Dec 19, 2016
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 3
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Bauhaus. Tones On Tail. Love & Rockets. These are the bands that Daniel Ash co-founded, becoming one of the most influential guitarists and songwri...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Dec 19, 2016
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 1
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One of the most criminally overlooked back of the past few decades is Trashcan Sinatras. While they may have slipped past the mainstream, their dev...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and WLPR


  • Added: Dec 26, 2016
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 2
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There are few better pop craftsmen than Teenage Fanclub. Their harmonies and bright riffs have been causing smiles around the globe for over a quar...

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  • Added: Dec 26, 2016
  • Length: 07:07
  • Purchases: 2
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Did you know that The Verve Pipe celebrated the 20th anniversary of the multi-platinum Villains in 2016? Since that time, the band went on to relea...

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


  • Added: Jan 02, 2017
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Surely, when I say Crash Test Dummies, you’re instantly transported back to a time, probably the 90s. The band continued to release albums for the ...

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2017
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 3
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I first discovered Beth Orton on the 2002 Daybreaker record, unaware at the moment that she had been making music for several years before. But fro...

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


  • Added: Jan 09, 2017
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 5
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The four years spent between Regina Spektor’s 2012 LP, What We Saw From The Cheap Seats, and the new Remember Us To Life, was spent taking care of ...

Bought by WOUB, WKMS, WAMC, WLPR, KSUT and more


  • Added: Jan 09, 2017
  • Length: 06:59
  • Purchases: 6
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My Morning Jacket may be between albums right now, but that hasn’t slowed any of the members down. Most of the guys ended up backing Ray Lamontagne...

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


  • Added: Jan 16, 2017
  • Length: 06:58
  • Purchases: 4
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As the story goes, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James had been working on scoring a soundtrack when the studio fired him for being too weird. The jams w...

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


  • Added: Jan 16, 2017
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 5
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After two decades in NYC, Mike Doughty made a big lifestyle change recently by moving to Memphis. While the change of scenery isn’t exactly evident...

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


  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 4
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Jimmy Eat World released their 8th album, Integrity Blues, last year in what some called a return to form of their earlier works. But that’s not ex...

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 06:56
  • Purchases: 4
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It isn’t as easy to find great rock and roll as it use to be. Something solid, loud, fast, and most importantly, fun. But if The Struts have anythi...

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


  • Added: Jan 30, 2017
  • Length: 07:05
  • Purchases: 3
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After the demise of his band Eastern Conference Champions, Joshua Ostrander was faced with a demila. How would he continue with his art? The next t...

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


  • Added: Jan 30, 2017
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 3
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If you were a 120 Minutes on MTV obsessive like I was, you’ll remember the band Velvet Crush. Their 1994 breakthrough, Teenage Symphonies To God, f...

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


  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 4
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It’s been six years since power pop god Matthew Sweet released an album of original music, but brothers and sisters, I am here to tell you that the...

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


  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 07:06
  • Purchases: 5
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If it comes down to one man to save rock and roll, my money's on Chuck Prophet. His most recent run of albums harkens back to the purest form of th...

Bought by WLPR and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 06:55
  • Purchases: 2
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Before Josh Ritter heads back into the studio to start recording his next album, he’s road testing new material in front of a fanbase always eager ...

Bought by WKMS, WOUB, WLPR, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 07:07
  • Purchases: 4
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Fitz & The Tantrums may have arrived as a pop throwback for the next generation, but they didn’t stay in that box for long. They were quick to move...

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


  • Added: Feb 20, 2017
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 4