WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe

XPN2 - XPoNential Radio

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

World Cafe Archives

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

2021 Countdown

WXPN 2021 Countdown

This winter we’ll revisit the Greatest Albums theme and present the 2021 Greatest Albums of All-Time Countdown!

Artist To Watch

Listen to World Cafe

  • Béla Fleck goes back to bluegrass, his first musical love For the first time in over two decades, Fleck has returned to the genre with My Bluegrass Heart, an ambitious double album.

XPN Free At Noon

  • Joe Sweeney & Neon Grease / The Tisbury's Join us for a Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia as Joe Sweeney & Neon Grease / The Tisbury's performs a salute to WILCO’s Being There album at a live midday concert at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.


Press Play Friday is new release day and each week we’ll feature a selection of new albums being released and songs we LOVE. Just PRESS PLAY.

XPN Best New Music Spotify Playlist

Click here to listen the XPN Best New Music Playlist on Spotify, featuring Alt-J, The Lumineers, The War on Drugs and more!
NPR Music Live Sessions

Archived Streams

Concert Streams

Free At Noon Streams

World Cafe Streams


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