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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Saying that I dare you not to at least bob your head along with Saint Motel’s “Move” isn’t really a fair challenge. It’s near impossible as long as...

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


  • Added: Feb 20, 2017
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 5
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I’m a huge Elbow fan. Love every record they’ve put out. Guy Garvey’s voice, the cinematic quality of their songs, lyrics, and movements, it all hi...

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


  • Added: Feb 27, 2017
  • Length: 07:10
  • Purchases: 4
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We’re closing out the 2nd season of The Speed of Sound with one of the greatest artists of our time, Ryan Adams. His albums of heartache have been ...

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


  • Added: Feb 27, 2017
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 6
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Goldfrapp return with Silver Eye on March 31st, and while it signals a return to electronic sounds, this isn't "Ooh La La." This 7th LP uses synth,...

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


  • Added: Aug 06, 2017
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 3
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Damon Albarn spoke with Kyle Meredith about the new Gorillaz album, Humanz, which he started planning and writing before the presidential election,...

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


  • Added: Aug 06, 2017
  • Length: 06:53
  • Purchases: 3
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Eric Pulido was in the middle of a break with his band Midlake when the inspiration hit to reach out to some of his artist friends to start a new b...

Bought by WOUB and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Aug 14, 2017
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 2
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Fleet Foxes returned with their new LP, Crack-Up, last week after a six year absence from the release game. In that time, lead Fox Robin Pecknold w...

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2017
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Dan Auerbach recently his 2nd solo LP, Waiting On A Song, on June 2 via Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch Records. The Black Keys frontman took a moment to s...

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


  • Added: Aug 21, 2017
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 3
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Sheryl Crow returns with her 10th studio album, Be Myself, on April 21st in what is being billed as a return to her classic mid/late 90's sound. Sh...

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2017
  • Length: 07:13
  • Purchases: 3
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CJ Ramone knows that there will always be comparisons. Being one of only seven artists who've been graced with the Ramones surname, it's just somet...

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  • Added: Aug 28, 2017
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 3
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Much has happened to Minus The Bear in the five years since their last LP. Parenthood, member changes, and growing older take a bulk of it. That's ...

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  • Added: Aug 28, 2017
  • Length: 06:49
  • Purchases: 3
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For Erasure 17th LP, Andy Bell and Vince Clark needed look no further than the newspapers for inspiration. World Be Gone is not only lyrically refl...

Bought by WOUB and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Sep 03, 2017
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 2
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Andrew Fletcher from Depeche Mode spoke with Kyle Meredith about the legendary band's new album, Spirit, and it's political leanings. The two also ...

Bought by WOUB and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Sep 03, 2017
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Broken Social Scene, the Canadian supergroup featuring Kevin Drew, Brandon Canning, and members of Feist, Stars, Metric, and many others, have been...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and WOUB


  • Added: Sep 11, 2017
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 2
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The first Feist record in six years, Pleasure once again finds one of our favorite artists defying expectations and trying out different sounds. Fe...

Bought by WOUB and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Sep 11, 2017
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Dawes will roll back into town this Friday, April 21st, to the Brown Theater on tour to support their latest record, We're All Gonna Die, as well a...

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


  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 3
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Ketch Secor from Old Crow Medicine Show spoke with Kyle Meredith about their new Best Of collection and it's two unreleased songs, as well as the u...

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


  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 3
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Cold War Kids found a sleeper hit when "First" went worldwide off of their 2014 record, Hold My Home, giving them some breathing room going into th...

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


  • Added: Sep 25, 2017
  • Length: 06:57
  • Purchases: 3
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With Cage the Elephant's new live/studio album Unpeeled on the way, Brad Shultz spoke with Kyle Meredith about the concept behind the LP, their cho...

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


  • Added: Sep 25, 2017
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 4
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Phoenix holed themselves up in a museum/concert hall in Paris to create their latest LP, Ti Amo. Lead singer Thomas Mars spoke with Kyle Meredith a...

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


  • Added: Oct 02, 2017
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 3