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24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

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World Cafe Archives

Join Talia Schlanger as she navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

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World Cafe (2025)

The World Cafe is broadcast on WXPN Monday through Friday at 2pm ET.
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New Artists on the Rise

Every week, we feature independent and emerging artists who are making exciting, innovative music.

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Conversations from the World Cafe

Enjoy engaging discussions with some of today's most important artists hosted by David Dye of the World Cafe. Tune in every Wednesday at 10pm on WXPN 88.5FM

Listen to a continuous stream of the three most recent shows.

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Hear songs from the band's latest album, Destroyers Of The Soft Life, performed live.
Hear a performance and interview with the NPR Slingshot band, and watch the trio perform "Thorns," the third single from its upcoming debut album.
Every sound on A Deeper Understanding is deliberate, and every dramatic build is brilliant. Hear three live versions of songs from the new album, recorded at the World Cafe studios in Philadelphia.
La Vida Bohème makes anthemic rock and roll that exudes charisma. But at its center, you'll find hope in the face of danger.
The indie-rock veterans performs live in the World Cafe studio and speak with Talia Schlanger about the events leading up to their new album, Painted Ruins.
One half of the Indigo Girls stopped by to perform songs from her solo debut.
The singer — who counts Katy Perry among her fans — performs songs that show off her classically trained singing chops and dark pop sensibilities.
This all-autumnal playlist is full of tunes for putting an extra blanket on your bed, featuring music from Nick Drake, Ella Fitzgerald and more.
Listen back to an interview and performance from the late rocker, plus a conversation about his influences.
You barely have to listen through a full verse and chorus of one of Hiatt's songs to feel like you've connected with a new friend. Hear a performance and interview from the Nashville songwriter.
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