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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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Live at the World Cafe, 25th Anniversary Edition (Volume 41) is now available for retail sale!



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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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In our interview with Led Zeppelin's lead singer, we talk about the many musical chapters in his life, including his latest album, Carry Fire.
The Afghan Whigs' new album, In Spades, explores memory and time, and lead singer Greg Dulli visited World Cafe to reflect on both.
Listen to the prolific songwriter perform at World Cafe Live and speak with host Talia Schlanger about his latest album, Gathering.
Mancari offers stories of wandering and homecoming, colored by a determination to live, artistically, beyond the gender boundaries usually imposed on female artists.
Songwriter Sam Beam returns to the Cafe for a solo set in front of a live audience.
Listen to a session recorded at Sound Stage Studios with longtime partner Gillian Welch.
Kyle Vanes, of the band The Dales, says his song "Still the Love" was inspired by finding, and losing, the love of his life, who died of breast cancer in 2015.
Son Little's new album, New Magic, is bumpy blues meets rooted R&B meets old school nu soul meets... well... magic.
Before he could legally drive, my guest in this session had his first platinum record. Hear a studio session the blues prodigy, recorded live in Philadelphia.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of her album Solitude Standing, and the 25th of 99.9F°.
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