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Robin Hilton

Senior Podcast Producer, NPR Music

Robin Hilton is the Senior Podcast Producer for NPR Music. He also hosts the New Music Friday episodes of All Songs Considered.

Prior to joining NPR in 2000, Hilton co-founded Small Good Thing Productions, a non-profit production company for independent film, radio and music in Athens, Georgia.

Hilton lived and worked in Japan as an interpreter for the government, and taught English as a second language to junior high school students.

From 1989 to 1996, Hilton worked for NPR member stations KANU and WUGA as a senior producer and assistant news director and was a long-time contributing reporter to NPR's daily news programs All Things Considered and Morning Edition.

Hilton is also a multi-instrumentalist and composer. His original scores have appeared in work from National Geographic, Center Stage, and in films, including the documentary Open Secret.

Hilton also arranged and performed the theme for NPR's Weekend All Things Considered and composed and performed its elections coverage theme. You can hear more of his music here.

Along the way, Hilton worked as an emergency room orderly, a blackjack dealer and a fruitcake factory assembly lineman.

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DJ and producer Honey Dijon's album Black Girl Magic is on our shortlist of the best releases out on Nov. 18. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on Nov. 18

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RTJCU4TRO, the Spanish language remix from Run The Jewels, is on our shortlist of the best albums out on Nov. 11. Jonathan Mannion/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on Nov. 11

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The Atlanta duo Coco & Clair Clair's debut full-length SEXY makes our shortlist for the best new albums out this week. Shervin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on Nov. 4

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St. Louis rapper Smino's new album, Luv 4 Rent, tops our shortlist of the best releases out on Oct. 28. Denita Turner/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on Oct. 28

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New Music Friday: The best releases out Oct. 21

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Terence Etc.'s Vortex is one of our picks for the best new albums out on Aug. 19. Alima Lee hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on Aug. 19

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Bella Poarch's debut EP Dolls is on our shortlist of the best releases out on Aug. 12. Marcelo Cantu hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on Aug. 12

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Doechii's she / her / black bitch tops our shortlist of the best new releases out on Aug. 5. Chris Parsons/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Beyoncé's wildly anticipated new album, Renaissance, tops this week's shortlist of the best albums out on July 29. Mason Poole/Parkwood Entertainment hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on July 29

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Flo Milli's You Still Here, Ho? tops this week's shortlist of the best albums out on July 22. BANVOA/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on July 22

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Lizzo's Special leads our shortlist this week of the best new albums out on July 15. AB+DM! /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on July 15

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Brent Faiyaz's Wasteland tops our shortlist of the best albums out on July 8. Darren Xu/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on July 8

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Norah Jones reflects on 20 years of 'Come Away With Me'

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Yaya Bey's latest, Remember Your North Star, tops this week's shortlist of the best albums out on June 17. Lawrence Agyei hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on June 17

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