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Bob Boilen Celebrates 16 Years Of All Songs Considered On World Cafe

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Celebrating All Songs Considered's 16th Birthday With Bob Boilen

Celebrating All Songs Considered's 16th Birthday With Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen Celebrates 16 Years Of All Songs Considered On World Cafe

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Sylvan Esso is one of the bands that has shaped the 16 years of All Songs Considered. Brittany Salerno/WXPN hide caption

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Sylvan Esso is one of the bands that has shaped the 16 years of All Songs Considered.

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Playlist

  • Moby, "Porcelain" (from Play)
  • Arcade Fire, "Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)" (from Funeral)
  • Bon Iver, "Skinny Love" (from For Emma, Forever Ago)
  • alt-J, "Tessellate" (from An Awesome Wave)
  • Sylvan Esso, "Coffee" (from Sylvan Esso)

All Songs Considered, the NPR podcast and radio show hosted by Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton, has been fostering public-radio listeners' musical discovery for 16 years. To celebrate, the two picked their favorite song from each of those 16 years to spotlight in a recent episode of the show.

Here, Boilen joins World Cafe to play five of those picks and discuss the evolution of the show, which began when he received a great response to the music he'd chosen between the stories as director of NPR's All Things Considered.

Episode Playlist