The Speed of Sound

Tuesday - 8:33 AM, 12:50 PM, 6:50; Thursday - 12:50 PM; Friday - 8:33 AM, 6:50 PM
  • Hosted by Kyle Meredith

Get a complete taste of legendary musicians and up-and-coming bands in these 7 minute interview pieces set to the artists own music. Hosted by Kyle Meredith.

Kyle Meredith can be seen and heard in Paste Magazine, NYLON Magazine, Billboard, Salon.com, NBC, LEO Weekly, and Spin. Nominated FMQB's Music Director of the Year 2011-2015, he can also be heard daily on WFPK in Louisville, KY and on NPR's Here & Now.

For the past 6 years, his interviews have been widely published and syndicated, and now find themselves in the new series, The Speed of Sound. In these 7 minute pods, listeners are given a complete overview of their favorite musicians as we weave their music in and out of the conversations. From legends (Paul McCartney, U2) to up-and-comers (Young Fathers, Sylvan Esso), you'll hear it all... at The Speed of Sound.

Kyle Meredith talks with the guys from Saint Motel about their newest record on "The Speed of Sound." 

Kyle Meredith talks with Noelle Scaggs of Fitz in the Tantrums, on this edition of "The Speed of Sound." 

Kyle Meredith talks with Josh Ritter, on his plans for a new studio album, and how he's testing his new music on the road, on "The Speed of Sound."

Matthew Sweet is set to release a new album, and he talks with Kyle Meredith, on "The Speed of Sound."

Rick Menck, of Velvet Crush, joins Kyle Meredith, on "The Speed of Sound."

Joshua Ostrander has created a new persona, with a new look and sound to his music.

The new gods of glam rock are upon us, and Kyle Meredith talks with them

Jimmy Eat World joins Kyle Meredith on "The Speed of Sound" to talk about their 2016 release, Integrity Blues.

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Mike Doughty, singer-songwriter, joins Kyle Meredith on "The Speed of Sound"

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Kyle Meredith talks with Jim James, lead singer of My Morning Jacket, about his newest solo work, on "The Speed of Sound."

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My Morning Jacket may be between albums right now, but that hasn’t slowed any of the members down. Most of the guys ended up backing Ray Lamontagne as his backing band last year, and there were a couple of solo records, too. One of those came from guitarist Carl Broemel, who hadn’t taken a solo outing since 2010’s All Birds Say. Whatever the reasons for taking the time, it’s made for a great collection called 4th of July.

The Speed of Sound: Regina Spektor

Jan 12, 2017

Big life changes helped to influence Regina Spektor on her newest release, "Remember Us To Life.

The Speed of Sound: Beth Orton

Jan 10, 2017

Beth Orton's 2016 release "Kidsticks," is one of her best, according to Kyle Meredith.

The Speed of Sound: The Verve Pipe

Jan 5, 2017

Did you know that The Verve Pipe celebrated the 20th anniversary of the multi-platinum Villains in 2016? Kyle Meredith talks with the band on "The Speed of Sound."

The Speed of Sound: Crash Test Dummies

Jan 3, 2017

Kyle Meredith talks with Brad Roberts of The Crash Test Dummies about a mysterious new single in 2016.

The Speed of Sound: Trashcan Sinatras

Dec 27, 2016

One of the most criminally overlooked back of the past few decades is Trashcan Sinatras. While they may have slipped past the mainstream, their devout following has kept them creating excellent songs that make excellent albums. And I don’t mind saying that their newest, Wild Pendulum, is their best yet. In fact, it’s in my top 10 of the year.