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World Cafe on WAER Main Channel
Saturday 11 AM-3 PM

The premier public radio showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country. 

Latest Episodes
  • The newly independent California band plays songs from its new record, Stories Don't End, and singer-songwriter Taylor Goldsmith talks about the inspiration behind the album.
  • The elegant, intensely emotive Australian band plays songs from its new album, Push the Sky Away.
  • Hear the fiercely intelligent singer-songwriter perform four songs from The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You live in the studio.
  • The Welsh performer sings blues, gospel and Leonard Cohen on his new album, Spirit in the Room.
  • Hear the entertaining, theatrical folk group perform four songs from Nobody Dances in This Town.
  • The music superstars appear in the studio to perform songs from their new collaborative album, Wise Up Ghost. While the record is structurally based in hip-hop, it comes out as a little something else.
  • Hear two songs from the 21-year-old singer's debut album, In the Silence. It's the best-selling record in Icelandic music history, which is saying something.
  • No longer a solo act, the singer-songwriter and his band The Pariah Dogs released God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise in 2010. In this archival recording, check out their old-school Americana on stage at WXPN in Philadelphia.
  • The affable singer-songwriter performs carefree songs from his new album, From Here to Now to You. In a conversation with host David Dye, Johnson praises his wife as the source of his success.
  • Hear Ernesto Lechner of The Latin Alternative discuss the romantic genre called balada. Lechner also touches on why the '80s weren't kind to the nostalgic Latin style.