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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Ahead of their Forecastle set, Britt Daniel from Spoon sat down to talk with Kyle Meredith about their most recent LP, Hot Thoughts, The Beatles, a...

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  • Added: Oct 02, 2017
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 3
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The Orwells released one of the year's best rock records, Terrible Human Beings, earlier this year and are currently on the road supporting it with...

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2017
  • Length: 07:18
  • Purchases: 3
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Brian King of Japandroids gave us a call to talk about the new LP, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, which finds the duo taking on bigger sounds and ...

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2017
  • Length: 07:08
  • Purchases: 3
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Kyle Meredith spoke with Derek Trucks about the new Tedeschi Trucks Band live LP, Live From The Fox Oakland. The get into the ins and outs of the m...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2017
  • Length: 06:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Chris Robinson and his namesake, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, dropped an LP and a companion EP just last year, but are already back to follow th...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2017
  • Length: 07:23
  • Purchases: 3
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As the story goes, Portugal. The Man scrapped the album they had been working on after finding one of their dad's original tickets to Woodstock. Th...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2017
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 3
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311 return this year with a new LP, Mosaic, due out this summer. It'll follow up 2014's reflective Stereolithic with a massive 17 cuts, staying tru...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2017
  • Length: 07:05
  • Purchases: 3
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Maybe to counterbalance the naming of their next tour The Long Goodbye, Deep Purple titled their newest LP – their 20th album – Infinite. While the...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2017
  • Length: 07:00
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It’s been over a decade, but Styx are finally back with new music! They’ve made that time away well worth it with an epic new record called The Mis...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2017
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 2
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Peter Hook has spent the last few years touring with his band The Light, playing two sets of covers a night. Both are in tribute to his two former ...

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2017
  • Length: 07:01
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The Afghan Whigs return with their 2nd album since their 2014 comeback, Do To The Beast, with In Spades (May 5, Subpop). Greg Dulli jumped on the p...

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2017
  • Length: 07:11
  • Purchases: 3
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With their super powers combined, Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney), Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Bill Rieflin (King Crimson), and Kurt Bloch and Scott McCaugh...

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  • Added: Nov 13, 2017
  • Length: 07:05
  • Purchases: 2
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Alynda Segarra has taken Hurray For The Riff Raff to new levels on their latest LP, The Navigator. She recently spoke with Kyle Meredith about bein...

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  • Added: Nov 13, 2017
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 3
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Valerie June’s new LP, The Order of Time, is a big favorite around here, from the gentle sounds of “Astral Plane” to the stomp & boogie of “Shakedo...

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2017
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 4
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As Michael Kiwanuka’s sophomore LP Love & Hate approaches it’s first birthday, the English soul musician took some time to talk with Kyle Meredith ...

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2017
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Kevin Morby has been on a writing kick lately, with his 4th release in 5 years on the way. City Music is his own answer to his last LP, Singing Saw...

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2017
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 4
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Jason Isbell has gathered up The 400 Unit for his latest LP, The Nashville Sound, a rock record packed with his trademark storytelling and topical ...

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2017
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 3
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Jamila Woods had a strong 2016 thanks in part to her debut album, Heavn, and collaborations with fellow Chicago artists like Chance The Rapper. Hea...

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2017
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 4
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ODESZA released their latest LP, A Moment Apart, earlier this year and Harrison Mills spoke with Kyle Meredith about their expanded sound, special ...

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2017
  • Length: 06:58
  • Purchases: 4
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Cheap Trick now have their very own Christmas album, Christmas Christmas, and as you would expect, this is no ordinary holiday fare. Covering folks...

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2017
  • Length: 14:00
  • Purchases: 4