WXPN Radio

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

XPN2 - Jingle Jams

XPN's own Kris Kringle, (Robert Drake) is presenting a unique mix of seasonal songs celebrating both the holiday and winter seasons.

World Cafe Archives

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

XPoNential Radio


2021 Countdown

WXPN 2021 Countdown

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

WXPN Best of 2021

Best of 2020 Check out the WXPN Best of 2021 - a mix of hand-picked albums, songs and and more!

XPN Free At Noon

  • The Mavericks The Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia with The Mavericks is SOLD OUT.

Listen to World Cafe

  • Damon Albarn's latest record reflects on an evolving landscape A collaboration with several orchestral musicians from Reykjavík served as the foundation for Albarn's new solo album, The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows.

WXPN Kanaval

Coming in December, the Kanaval event is a unique performance by Leyla McCalla called Breaking The Thermometer. More info.

Artist To Watch

  • Geese - December 2021 Our final Artist to Watch of 2021 is the Brooklyn indie-rock band Geese.
NPR Music Live Sessions

Archived Streams

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World Cafe Streams


The next meeting of the WXPN Policy Board will take place on Thursday, December 2, 2021.
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