Dec 9, 2013 — Hear two tracks from the Irish band's infectious debut Swoon when you download this week's podcast.
Dec 9, 2013 — Wielding many instruments and a remarkable whistling ability, Bird has developed an offbeat marriage of classical and pop music over the course of his decade-long career. Hear the relentlessly inventive singer-songwriter perform songs from Noble Beast in this archived session from 2009.
Dec 9, 2013 — The Seattle band plays an enchanting set in front of an enthusiastic audience at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Between songs, singer Jonathan Russell engages in an introspective discussion with World Cafe's Michaela Majoun.
Dec 5, 2013 — The British rock legend visits the WXPN studio to discuss his new memoir, Americana: The Kinks, The Riff, The Road: The Story.
Dec 5, 2013 — The experimental band plays a funky, whimsical set live in Philadelphia for a special episode of World Cafe. Lead vocalist and songwriter Honus Honus also offers insight into the inspiration behind this year's On Oni Pond, as well as the darker 2011 album Life Fantastic.
Dec 4, 2013 — The North Carolina band plays songs from the provocatively titled I Hate Music, recorded live in the studio. In a discussion with host David Dye, frontman Mac McCaughan reveals some of the fan favorites from the new record.
Dec 3, 2013 — The former Soul Coughing frontman talks with host David Dye about why his years with the band were some of his darkest moments in life. He also plays a set of revamped Soul Coughing songs.
Dec 2, 2013 — Hear two songs from the Australian singer-guitarist — including her breakthrough, "Avant Gardener."
Dec 2, 2013 — The former Cat Stevens returned to the world of popular music with 2006's An Other Cup, his first secular studio album in 28 years. The disc contains old songs that were never recorded, songs he wrote in the last couple of years, and songs that he came up with once he reached the studio. Hear the musician perform four tracks from the record in this archived session from 2007.
Nov 29, 2013 — World Cafe visited with the Toronto singer-songwriter in his West End neighborhood during the program's Sense of Place spotlight on Canada's music hotbed.