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World Cafe Archives

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

Program Director

  • Songs
    1. Kacey Musgraves - High Horse
    2. Leon Bridges - If It Feels Good, Then It Must Be
    3. Natalie Prass - Short Court Style
    4. Christine & The Queens - Girlfriend
    5. Janelle Monáe - Make Me Feel
    6. Childish Gambino - This Is America
    7. Hozier - Nina Cried Power
    8. Caroline Rose - Jeannie Becomes A Mom
    9. Hop Along - Prior Things
    10. Brandi Carlile - The Joke

Chuck Elliot

Sleepy Hollow Host

  • Songs
    1. John Flynn - Let in the Song
    2. Ryanhood - Last Drops from the Roofs
    3. Balsam Range - Rise & Shine
    4. Erwilian - Calling Birds
    5. Lisa Downing - Mad, Mad World
    6. Jesse Terry - Stargazer
    7. Jill Sobule - Island of Lost Things
    8. Aaron Nathans & Michael Ronstadt - Cars Don't Keep
    9. Giulia Millanta - Expiration Date
    10. Iron & Wine - Autumn Town Leaves

Dan Reed

Music Director / Afternoon Host

  • Songs
    1. Kurt Vile - Bassackwards
    2. Ricky Hell & The Void Boys - The Feeling Is Alright
    3. Death Cab For Cutie - Gold Rush
    4. Milo Greene - Move
    5. Swearin - Grown Into A Ghost
    6. Low Cut Connie - Beverly
    7. Christine & The Queens - Girlfriend
    8. Nightmares on Wax - Typical
    9. Caroline Rose - Soul No. 5
    10. Jeff Rosenstock - USA

Eric Schuman

Host, Indie Rock Hit Parade

  • Songs
    1. Khruangbin - Evan Finds the Third Room
    2. Kacey Musgraves - High Horse
    3. Ought - Desire
    4. Low Cut Connie - Oh Suzanne
    5. Kamasi Washington - Fists of Fury
    6. Shopping - Suddenly Gone
    7. Natalie Prass - Sisters
    8. Kurt Vile - Loading Zones
    9. Janelle Monáe - Make Me Feel
    10. Orquesta Akokán - Cuidado con el Tumbador
  • Albums
    1. Flasher - Constant Image
    2. Anna Burch - Quit The Curse
    3. wimps - Garbage People
    4. Caroline Rose - LONER
    5. Phosphorescent - C'est La Vie
    6. Mitski - Be The Cowboy
    7. Pill - Soft Hell
    8. BODEGA - Endless Scroll
    9. Marlon Williams - Make Way For Love
    10. Warm Drag - Warm Drag

Fred Knittel

Folkadelphia Host

  • Songs
    1. Haley Heynderickx - "Oom Sha La La"
    2. Pale Waves - "Eighteen"
    3. Czarface, MF DOOM - "Badness of Madness"
    4. Janelle Monáe - "Pynk (feat. Grimes)"
    5. Adrianne Lenker - "blue and red horses"
    6. Kendrick Lamar - "X (with ScHoolboy Q, 2 Chainz, and Saudi)"
    7. Natalie Prass - "Short Court Style"
    8. Drake - "Nice for What"
    9. Ezra Furman - "Suck the Blood from My Wound"
    10. H.C. McEntire - "Quartz in the Valley"

Helen Leicht

Midday Host/Philly Local

  • Songs
    1. Amos Lee - No More Darkness, No More Light
    2. Hozier - Nina Cried Power
    3. Dawes - Living In the Future
    4. Lori McKenna - People Get Old
    5. Sharon Van Etten - Comeback Kid
    6. The War and Treaty - Healing Tide
    7. Brandi Carlile - The Joke
    8. Low Cut Connie - Beverly
    9. Paul McCartney - Come On To Me
    10. Kacey Musgraves - High Horse
  • Albums
    1. Amos Lee - My New Moon
    2. Lori McKenna - The Tree
    3. Dawes - Passwords
    4. The War and Treaty - Healing Tide
    5. Brandi Carlile - By The Way, I Forgive You

John Vettese

Host of WXPN Local and What's The Frequency, editor of The Key

  • Songs
    1. Hop Along - How Simple
    2. Mitski - Nobody
    3. Lucy Dacus - Night Shift
    4. Janelle Monae - Pink
    5. Caroline Rose - Jeannie Becomes A Mom
    6. Death Cab for Cutie - I Dreamt We Spoke Last Night
    7. Kamasi Washington - Street Fighter Mas
    8. Swearin' - Grow Into A Ghost
    9. Saintseneca - Frostbiter
    10. The Wonder Years - Pyramids of Salt
  • Albums
    1. Mitski - Be The Cowboy
    2. Hop Along - Bark Your Head Off, Dog
    3. Tierra Whack - Whack World
    4. Saba - Care for Me
    5. Foxing - Nearer My God
    6. Low - Double Negative
    7. Kamasi Washington - Heaven and Earth
    8. Caroline Rose - Loner
    9. Saintseneca - Pillar of Na
    10. Tasha - Alone At Last

Julian Booker

Host, Sleepy Hollow & Sunday Afternoons

  • Songs
    1. Low Cut Connie - Beverly
    2. Khruangbin - Evan Finds the Third Room
    3. Adrianne Lenker - symbol
    4. Natalie Prass - Short Court Style
    5. Damien Jurado - Allocate
    6. Haley Heynderickx - Oom Sha La La
    7. Norah Jones - It Was You
    8. Kississippi - Cut Yr Teeth
    9. Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - Middle America
    10. Mary Lattimore - Hello from the Edge of the Earth
  • Albums
    1. Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo
    2. Damien Jurado - The Horizon Just Laughed
    3. Neko Case - Hell On
    4. Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks-Sparkle Hard
    5. Nathan Salsburg - Third
    6. Ryley Walker - Deafman Glance
    7. Low Cut Connie - Dirty Pictures, Vol. 2
    8. Laura Veris - The Lookout
    9. Adrianne Lenker - abysskiss
    10. Tony Molina - Kill the Lights

Keith Kelleher

Sleepy Hollow Host

  • Songs
    1. Angelique Kidjo - Once In A Lifetime
    2. John Prine - When I Get To Heaven
    3. Natalie Prass - Oh My
    4. Bahamas - No Wrong
    5. The Decemberists - Severed
    6. David Byrne - Everybodys Coming To My House
    7. Box Scaggs - Radiator 110
    8. Dean Wareham & Cheval Sombre - If I Could Only Fly
    9. St. Vincent - Los Ageless (piano version)
    10. Joshua Hedley- I Never (Shed A Tear)
  • Albums
    1. Angelique Kidjo- Remain In Light
    2. Courtney Marie Andrews- May Your Kindness Remain
    3. Olivia Chaney-Shelter
    4. Colter Wall- Songs Of The Plains
    5. Bermuda- Earthtones
    6. Ry Cooder- The Prodigal Son
    7. Joshua Hedley- Mr . Jukebox
    8. The War & Treaty- Healing Tide
    9. Elvis Costello- Look Now
    10. Dean Wareham & Chaval Sombre- Dean Wareham vs. Cheval Sombre

Kristen Kurtis

Morning Show Host, Assistant Music Director

  • Songs
    1. Janelle Monae - I Like That
    2. Leon Bridges - Bad Bad News
    3. Gabi Garbutt - Lady Matador
    4. The Buttertones - Darling, I Need Time But Don't Really Know Why
    5. Ali Awan - Be a Light
    6. Jeremy Messersmith - Postmodern Girl
    7. Alina Baraz - Fallin
    8. Kacey Musgraves - Slow Burn
    9. Mary Gauthier - The War After the War
    10. Courtney Marie Andrews - Kindness of Strangers
  • Albums
    1. Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer
    2. Caroline Rose – Loner
    3. DeVotchKa – This Night Falls Forever
    4. Rainbow Kitten Surprise – How To: Friend, Love, Freefall
    5. Mt. Joy – Mt. Joy

Talia Schlanger

World Cafe Host

  • Songs
    1. Christine and the Queens - 5 dollars
    2. serpentwithfeet - bless ur heart
    3. John Prine - Summer’s End
    4. Natalie Prass - Hot for the Mountain
    5. Brandi Carlile - The Joke
    6. Emily King - Remind Me
    7. Janelle Monae - Make Me Feel
    8. Hozier - Nina Cried Power
    9. Superorganism - Something For Your M.I.N.D.
    10. Hop Along - Prior Things
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