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World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.
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Kristen Kurtis

Host of the XPN Morning Show

  • Songs
    1. David Bowie - "I Can't Give Everything Away"
    2. Michael Kiwanuka - "Love & Hate"
    3. Robert Ellis - "Perfect Strangers"
    4. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "I'm Still Here"
    5. Radiohead - "Decks Dark"
    6. Kyle Craft - "Lady of the Ark"
    7. Mondo Cozmo - "Hold on to Me"
    8. The Frightnrs - "Nothing More to Say"
    9. Diane Birch - "How Long"
    10. The Cactus Blossoms - "Stoplight Kisses"

Bob Bumbera

XPN Morning Show Co-Host

  • Songs
    1. David Bowie - "I Can"t Give Everything Away"
    2. Dawg Yawp - "Lost at Sea"
    3. Ron Gallo - "Young Lady You"re Scaring Me"
    4. Sharon Jones - "I"m Still Here"
    5. Charles Bradley - "Ain"t it a Sin"
    6. Dawes - "When the Tequila Runs Out"
    7. Radiohead - "Burn the Witch"
    8. Drive-By Truckers - "What it Means"
    9. Car Seat Headrest - "Vincent"
    10. Bob Weir - "Only a River"

Helen Leicht

Midday Host/Philly Local

  • Songs
    1. Rag N Bone Man - "Human"
    2. Sturgill Simpson - "Brace for Impact"
    3. Leonard Cohen - "You Want it Darker"
    4. Jim James - "Here in Spirit"
    5. Amos Lee - "Running out of Time"
    6. Mondo Cozmo - "Shine"
    7. Michael Kiwanuka - "Love and Hate"
    8. The Stray Birds - "Radio"
    9. Warpaint - "New Song"
    10. Middle Kids - "Your Love"

Dan Reed

WXPN Music Director, Host of the Afternoons

  • Songs
    1. David Bowie - "Blackstar"
    2. Car Seat Headrest - "Destroyed By Hippie Powers""
    3. Frank Ocean - "Pink + White"
    4. Parquet Courts - "Dust"
    5. Drive-By Truckers - "What It Means"
    6. Lydia Loveless - "Longer"
    7. Dawg Yawp - "Lost At Sea"
    8. Purling Hiss - "Fever"
    9. The Frightnrs - "Nothing More To Say"
    10. Xena Rubinos - "Lonely Lover"

Eric Schuman

Host of Indie Rock Parade

  • Songs
    1. Big Thief - "Masterpiece"
    2. Karl Blau - "Fallin' Rain"
    3. Prince Rama - "Now Is The Time Of Emotion"
    4. Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam - "A 1000 Times"
    5. Tacocat - "Dana Katherine Scully"
    6. Islands - "No Milk, No Sugar"
    7. Kyle Craft - "Lady Of The Ark"
    8. Elephant Stone - "Manipulator"
    9. clipping. - "Wriggle"
    10. Parquet Courts - "One Man, No City"

John Diliberto

Host of the Echoes

  • Songs
    1. Miranda Lee Richards - "First Light of Winter"
    2. Agnes Obel - "Familiar"
    3. onDeadWaves - "Dead Balloons"
    4. Weyes Blood - "Diary"
    5. Just A Gent - "Rolling Dice"
    6. Ray LaMontagne - "Homecoming"
    7. Breath - "Tremelone"
    8. Morgan Delt - "Some Sunsick Day"
    9. Ane Brun - "SIgning Off"
    10. Tor - "Days Gone"

Chuck/Elliott

Host of Sleepy Hollow

  • Songs
    1. Andrea Carlson - "Lullabye of the Leaves"
    2. Land Lang - "Lullabye of Our Town"
    3. Leyla McCalla - "Let It Fall"
    4. ForWishes - "Morning Bells"
    5. Paul Kelly & Charlie Owen - "To Live Is To Fly"
    6. voces 8- - "Fruit of Silence"
    7. 9Bach - "Breuddwyd"
    8. Dennis Caraher - "The Kingdom of Summer"
    9. LA Guitar Quartet - "Did You See the Moon Last Night"
    10. 2CELLOS - "Benedictus"

Julian Booker

On-Air Host, Sleepy Hollow (Sun, 8-11am)

  • Songs
    1. Steve Gunn - "Ancient Jules"
    2. Angel Olsen - "Those Were the Days"
    3. Andrew Bird - "Capsized"
    4. case/lang/veirs - "Atomic Number"
    5. Andy Shauf - "To You"
    6. Whitney - "No Matter Where We Go"
    7. Cass McCombs - "Opposite House"
    8. BADBADNOTGOOD - "Time Moves Slow (feat. Sam Herring)"
    9. Margaret Glaspy - "You and I"
    10. Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop - "Every Songbird Says"

Jonny Meister

Host of the The Blues Show and Blues and Beyond

  • Songs
    1. Toronzo Cannon - "Walk It Off"
    2. Vaneese Thomas - "The More Things Change"
    3. Alabama Mike - "Upset The Status Quo"
    4. Mac Arnold & Plate Full O'Blues - "Train Smoke"
    5. Trudy Lynn - "Through Chasin' You"
    6. Sugar Blue - "One"
    7. JJ Thames - "I'm Leavin'"
    8. Kat Riggins - "Blues Is The New Black"
    9. Bobby Rush - "Me, Myself And I"
    10. Annika Chambers - "Six Nights And A Day"

Kathy O'Connell

Host of the Kids Corner

  • Songs
    1. CW Stoneking - "Get on the Floor"
    2. Dawes - "When the Tequila Runs Out"
    3. Norah Jones - "Flipside"
    4. Joseph - "White Flag"
    5. Wilco - "If I Ever Was a Child"
    6. Avett Brothers - "Ain't No Man"
    7. Michael Kiwanuka - "Black Man in a White World"
    8. Lake Street Dive - "Call Off Your Dogs"
    9. Marcus King Band - "Ain't Nothing Wrong with That"
    10. John Flynn - "Mercy"

Fred Knittel

Host of the Folkadelphia

  • Songs
    1. Chance The Rapper - "No Problem (feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)"
    2. Solange - "Cranes in the Sky"
    3. Japanese Breakfast - "In Heaven"
    4. Lydia Loveless - "Longer"
    5. A Tribe Called Quest - "We The People..."
    6. Lori McKenna - "Humble & Kind"
    7. Sammus - "Nighttime (feat. Izzy True)"
    8. Xenia Rubinos - "Mexican Chef"
    9. Kanye West - "Waves"
    10. Chairlift - "Crying in Public"

John Vettese

Editor of The Key Host of the XPN Local and What's The Frequency?

  • Songs
    1. Chance the Rapper - "Angels"
    2. Mitski - "Your Best American Girl"
    3. Solange - "Cranes in the Sky"
    4. A Tribe Called Quest - "Space Program"
    5. Noname - "Diddy Bop"
    6. Common - "A Letter To The Free"
    7. Car Seat Headrest - "Drunk Drivers / Killer Whales"
    8. Japanese Breakfast - "In Heaven"
    9. Angel Olsen - "Shut Up and Kiss Me"
    10. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - "I Need You"

Bruce Warren

Program Director Host of the Saturday Middays

  • Songs
    1. Chance The Rapper - "Blessings"
    2. Michael Kiwanuka - "Love & Hate"
    3. Car Seat Headrest - "Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales"
    4. Radiohead - "Burn The Witch"
    5. Margo Price - "Hands of Time"
    6. Solange - "Cranes In The Sky"
    7. Adia Victoria - "Dead Eyes"
    8. Jack Garrett - "Breathe Life"
    9. Anderson .Pakk - "Am I Wrong"
    10. David Bowie - "I Can't Give Everything Away"

Keith Kelleher

Host of Sleepy Hollow

  • Songs
    1. Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones - "Don"t Remind Me"
    2. Jayhawks - "Ill Be Your Key"
    3. Brian Eno - "I"m Set Free"
    4. Lucinda Williams - "Place In My Heart"
    5. Norah Jones - "Peace"
    6. Billy Bragg/Joe Henry - "Early Morning Rain"
    7. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - "Distant Sky"
    8. Leonard Cohen - "Leaving The Table"
    9. Josienne Clark & Ron Walker - "Dark Turn Of Mind"
    10. Brad Meldhau - "Blackbird”

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