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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Emmylou Harris was part of getTV’s A Nashville Christmas this season, singing a Dolly Parton classic and a duet with Wynonna Judd. I got to speak w...

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


  • Added: Dec 18, 2017
  • Length: 06:57
  • Purchases: 3
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Sylvan Esso say they definitely felt the pressure going into their 2nd LP, What Now, especially after their debut became a runaway hit. Amelia Meat...

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


  • Added: Dec 23, 2017
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Tori Amos has a long history of taking on big subjects in her music, but with her latest LP, Native Invader, our very existence is at stake. Filled...

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


  • Added: Dec 23, 2017
  • Length: 06:58
  • Purchases: 3
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Chris Hillman thought that his recording career had finished. He was content in playing his many hits live from legendary bands The Byrds, The Flyi...

Bought by WOUB and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Dec 30, 2017
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 2
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David Crosby will recently released Sky Trails, his fourth album in three years. The twice-inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member took a few mo...

Bought by WOUB and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Dec 30, 2017
  • Length: 06:59
  • Purchases: 2
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If St. Vincent’s last 5 albums hadn’t convinced you that she was one of the most important artists of our day, the just released Masseduction shoul...

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


  • Added: Jan 08, 2018
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 4
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After a five year break that saw solo albums and time off, The Killers have reconvened for their 5th LP, Wonderful Wonderful (Sept. 22, Island). Br...

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


  • Added: Jan 08, 2018
  • Length: 07:05
  • Purchases: 4
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When asked by Turntable Kitchen to cover an entire album, Ben Gibbard went for the gold by choosing his all-time favorite album by his all-time fav...

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


  • Added: Jan 15, 2018
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 3
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Needing a change of scenery after going through some personal turmoil, First Aid Kit headed of to Los Angeles for five weeks to recenter themselves...

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


  • Added: Jan 29, 2018
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Gary Clark Jr.’s last couple of years have been seemingly nonstop. He released his sophomore LP, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, in 2015, helped score...

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


  • Added: Jan 29, 2018
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 3