World Cafe

Weekdays at 5am & 7pm.

Featuring live performance and interviews with established and emerging artists from across the musical spectrum, World Cafe is public radio's most popular program of popular music.  World Cafe is hosted by David Dye and is produced at WXPN in Philadelphia, PA.

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  • Thursday, September 25, 2014 8:54pm
    On this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN, David Dye welcomes Sarah McLachlan. She recently released her first album in four years, called Shine On, and as we'll learn today, it comes after a particularly traumatic time for the Canadian singer-songwriter, with the passing of her father and her marriage ending. Don't miss this in-depth conversation, plus Sarah McLachlan's live performance.
  • Thursday, September 25, 2014 8:54pm
    Ought visit host David Dye on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. More Than Any Other Day is the new debut album from the four-piece, which formed in Montreal while studying at McGill University in 2012. Their post-punk music was influenced by the student protests that engulfed the city that year, as they'll explain in an insightful interview today. Plus, Ought perform live.
  • Thursday, September 25, 2014 8:54pm
    Host David Dye welcomes Jonathan Wilson on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. His music channels the L.A. folk-rock sound of the '70s, and like-minded bands like Dawes and Father John Misty have sought him out as a producer. A host of collaborators and contributors joined Wilson on his new, second album Fanfare, as he'll discuss today, and Wilson performs with his band before a live audience.
  • Thursday, September 25, 2014 8:53pm
    Old Crow Medicine Show visit host David Dye on the World Cafe. Shortly after Doc Watson discovered the band in 2000, they released the popular folk anthem "Wagon Wheel" based on a Bob Dylan outtake. The band, who are now members of the Grand Ole Opry, have a new album called Remedy. It features another Dylan co-write, "Sweet Amarillo," which we'll hear live today, and Old Crow Medicine Show tell the stories behind some of their new songs.
  • Monday, August 4, 2014 8:21pm
    David Dye's guest is Bob Mould on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. He became one of the most influential artists of the '80s with seminal punk three-piece, H?sker D?. After a venture into dance music, he's released a string of guitar-driven albums since 2005, including the new one, Beauty and Ruin. Mould performs live today, and he'll share the stories from his life that inspired many of the new songs.