Kyle Meredith With... Kyle Meredith With... is an interview series in which WFPK's Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Meredith digs deep into the artist's work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2, and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty.
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Kyle Meredith With... is an interview series in which WFPK's Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Meredith digs deep into the artist's work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2, and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty.

Most Recent Episodes

Sam Nelson on Aquaman 2, Favorite Soundtracks, & the Next X Ambassadors Album

X Ambassadors frontman Sam Nelson Harris joins Kyle Meredith to talk about the band's new single, "Deep End," which serves as the credit music in the new Aquaman 2: Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. The hit-making singer-songwriter discusses writing for the Jason Momoa-starring superhero movie, as well as what draws him to write for films (the band has also been featured on the soundtracks to Transformers, The Call of the Wild, and Suicide Squad, among others), his favorite movie soundtracks, and being pushed to include more aquatic references. Harris goes on to dig into the band's current collaborative series, Eg - Season 2, the debut solo album that just released, and the news of a new X Ambassadors record that should be out by April. This month, we're on a mission to spread the word about Kyle Meredith W... far and wide, and you're our secret weapon. If you love our show as much as we like bringing it to you, we need you to hop over to Apple Podcasts, hit the follow button, and leave us a review. Not only is it a quick and easy way to show your support, but it'll also give you the chance to win some exclusive Consequence merch. Just follow this link to our Google Form and submit your info along with a screenshot of your review. We'll be shouting out our winners in December, so make sure to follow and review soon. Thank you for all your support and for helping Kyle Meredith W... grow. Listen to X Ambassadors frontman Sam Nelson Harris sit and chat about all this and more in the new episode or watch it on Youtube. Please take the time to like, review, and subscribe to KMW wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network. Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code kmw50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com/ Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Sam Nelson on Aquaman 2, Favorite Soundtracks, & the Next X Ambassadors Album

Chicago's Lee Loughnane on Christmas Hits, Beatles Classics, & Upcoming Tour with Earth, W...

Chicago 's Lee Loughnane joins Kyle Meredith to talk about the legendary band's new holiday collection, Greatest Christmas Hits. The trumpeter discusses the group's success with their three Xmas records and what kicked it off 25 years ago on the first one, how they give so many classics their Chicago sound, and co-writing the original song "A Child's Prayer". Loughnane goes on to talk about covering The Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" and what he thinks of the new song "Now and Then," how they plan their live shows and tour, and next summer's double bill with Earth, Wind, and Fire. This month, we're on a mission to spread the word about Kyle Meredith W... far and wide, and you're our secret weapon. If you love our show as much as we like bringing it to you, we need you to hop over to Apple Podcasts, hit the follow button, and leave us a review. Not only is it a quick and easy way to show your support, but it'll also give you the chance to win some exclusive Consequence merch. Just follow this link to our Google Form and submit your info along with a screenshot of your review. We'll be shouting out our winners in December, so make sure to follow and review soon. Thank you for all your support and for helping Kyle Meredith W... grow. Listen to Chicago 's Lee Loughnane sit and chat about all this and more in the new episode or watch it on Youtube. Please take the time to like, review, and subscribe to KMW wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network. Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code kmw50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com/ Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Chicago's Lee Loughnane on Christmas Hits, Beatles Classics, & Upcoming Tour with Earth, W...

R.E.M.'s Mike Mills on the Electronics, Mystery, & Difficult Circumstances of 1998's Up

R.E.M.'s Mike Mills catches up with Kyle Meredith to talk about the 25th-anniversary edition of Up, their first post-Bill Berry album that found the Athens band trying out a new electronic-based sound. The bassist/songwriter discusses the difficult circumstances in which the LP was created, how they found the sound, and the stories behind songs "Airportman," "Sad Professor," "Daysleeper," and "Hope". Mills goes on to talk about why they decided not to include the demos on this deluxe package, while also confirming that there are "plenty of unheard songs in the vault." The two also chat about the band's recent resurgence in the popular zeitgeist, from covers from The Monkees Mickey Dolenz and Soccer Mommy to the use of their music on TV series The Bear. We also get a little-known story about remixing their debut album Murmur after I.R.S. tried to give it the 80s sound that was in vogue at the time. This month, we're on a mission to spread the word about Kyle Meredith W... far and wide, and you're our secret weapon. If you love our show as much as we like bringing it to you, we need you to hop over to Apple Podcasts, hit the follow button, and leave us a review. Not only is it a quick and easy way to show your support, but it'll also give you the chance to win some exclusive Consequence merch. Just follow this link to our Google Form and submit your info along with a screenshot of your review. We'll be shouting out our winners in December, so make sure to follow and review soon. Thank you for all your support and for helping Kyle Meredith W... grow. Listen to R.E.M.'s Mike Mills sit and chat about all this and more in the new episode or watch it on Youtube. Please take the time to like, review, and subscribe to KMW wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network. Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code kmw50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com/ Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

R.E.M.'s Mike Mills on the Electronics, Mystery, & Difficult Circumstances of 1998's Up

Goosebump's Isa Briones & Ana Yi Puig on Fresh Nostalgia, Trauma, and a 90's Soundtrack

Isa Briones & Ana Yi Puig join Kyle Meredith to talk about the new Goosebumps series, out now on Disney+ and Hulu. This latest iteration finds the popular R.L. Stine books given a fresh take and a bit more of an adult storyline, following a group of five high schoolers who embark on a shadowy and twisted journey to investigate the tragic passing three decades earlier of a teen named Harold Biddle — while also unearthing dark secrets from their parents' past. Alongside Briones and Puig, the series also stars Zach Morris, Miles McKenna, Will Price, Rachael Harris, Justin Long, Rob Huebel, and Jonathan Silverman, among others. The actresses discuss bringing a fresh take to the reboot, allowing for nostalgia while creating their own version, and making sure there are still easter eggs connecting us to the original series. Briones and Puig also talk about the trauma bonding these characters go through, what they inherit from their parents, and how when even being chased by a ghost demon, they're still able to form a love triangle. Of course, the soundtrack is also a big topic with its heavy 90s throwback featuring R.E.M, Radiohead, Soundgarden, and Elastica next to artists like Courtney Barnet and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. This month, we're on a mission to spread the word about Kyle Meredith W... far and wide, and you're our secret weapon. If you love our show as much as we like bringing it to you, we need you to hop over to Apple Podcasts, hit the follow button, and leave us a review. Not only is it a quick and easy way to show your support, but it'll also give you the chance to win some exclusive Consequence merch. Just follow this link to our Google Form and submit your info along with a screenshot of your review. We'll be shouting out our winners in December, so make sure to follow and review soon. Thank you for all your support and for helping Kyle Meredith W... grow. Listen to Isa Briones & Ana Yi Puig sit and chat about all this and more in the new episode or watch it on Youtube. Please take the time to like, review, and subscribe to KMW wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network. Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code kmw50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com/ Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Goosebump's Isa Briones & Ana Yi Puig on Fresh Nostalgia, Trauma, and a 90's Soundtrack

Francis Lawrence on the Music, Rebellion, & Extra Footage of The Hunger Games: The Ballad ...

Francis Lawrence joins Kyle Meredith to talk about The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, the prequel that stars Tom Blyth and Rachel Zegler and serves as an origin story to villain Coriolanus Snow and takes place 64 years before the Jennifer Lawrence-starring run of the story. The director, who was also behind Catching Fire and both Mockingjays, discusses how music has a much bigger focus this time around, working with Dave Cobb to bring the songs to life, and casting Rachel Zegler, who performs the hell out of them on screen, as well as getting to hear about the origins of "The Hanging Tree," which Jennifer Lawrence famously sang before. Lawrence also tells us what it was like to tell a story where we know - at least somewhat - how it will end, along with the reflections of bigger social and political themes that serve as its undercurrent. Rounding out the main cast are Jason Schwartzman, Viola Davis, and Peter Dinklage, all of whom give incredible performances, and Lawrence even tips us off that there are "hours" of extra footage from Schwartzman's time in front of the camera. Listen to Francis Lawrence sit and chat about all this and more in the new episode or watch it on Youtube. Please take the time to like, review, and subscribe to KMW wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network. Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code kmw50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com/ Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Francis Lawrence on the Music, Rebellion, & Extra Footage of The Hunger Games: The Ballad ...

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Scott Hamliton Kennedy on Anti-Vaxxers, Disinformation, and a Shot...

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Scott Hamilton Kennedy join Kyle Meredith to discuss the new documentary, Shot In The Arm, which takes a look at the "anti-vax" movement, both before but especially during the COVID outbreak, and the disinformation that threatens our future. Kennedy, the writer and director, talks about originally working on a piece about the 2019 measles outbreak before transitioning to what was happening in 2020, while deGrasse Tyson digs into the social contract we as a society have - or should have - with one another. The three also bat around the idea of a versus mentality that's currently gripping the country, why people are led astray by disinformation, and how history usually has a way of showing us where we need to go. Neil and Scott also touch on the music in the film, from the Wilco song that gives the documentary its title, to how David Bowie's "Space Oddity" speaks for the bigger themes and hopes. This month, we're on a mission to spread the word about Kyle Meredith W... far and wide, and you're our secret weapon. If you love our show as much as we like bringing it to you, we need you to hop over to Apple Podcasts, hit the follow button, and leave us a review. Not only is it a quick and easy way to show your support, but it'll also give you the chance to win some exclusive Consequence merch. Just follow this link to our Google Form and submit your info along with a screenshot of your review. We'll be shouting out our winners in December, so make sure to follow and review soon. Thank you for all your support and for helping Kyle Meredith W... grow. Listen to Neil deGrasse Tyson and Scott Hamilton Kennedy sit and chat about all this and more in the new episode or watch it on Youtube. Please take the time to like, review, and subscribe to KMW wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network. Our Sponsors: * Check out Drizly: https://drizly.com * Check out Factor 75 and use my code kmw50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com/ Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Scott Hamliton Kennedy on Anti-Vaxxers, Disinformation, and a Shot...

Dolly Parton on Classic Rock, Classic Costumes, & Trying to Reunite Led Zeppelin

Dolly Parton joins Kyle Meredith to talk about her new album, Rockstar, new book Behind The Seams: My Life in Rhinestones, and induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The country music legend dishes on how she chose the songs for the album based on some of her husband's favorite classics and how she modeled her early costumes and looked after a local woman in her hometown. Parton also digs into the song "World On Fire," one of a handful of original songs on the 30-track LP, and how it looks at the issues in today's news and society, as well as why she chose to re-record "My Blue Tears" with Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon, how she tried to reunite Led Zeppelin, and how her humble beginnings in the mountains of Tennessee still directs her choices in life. Listen to Dolly Parton sit and chat about all this and more in the new episode or watch it on Youtube. Please take the time to like, review, and subscribe to KMW wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network. Our Sponsors: * Check out Drizly: https://drizly.com * Check out Factor 75 and use my code kmw50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com/ Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Dolly Parton on Classic Rock, Classic Costumes, & Trying to Reunite Led Zeppelin

Rufus Wainwright on Opera, Taylor Swift, and 20 Years of Want

Rufus Wainwright joins Kyle Meredith to talk about the 20th anniversary of Want, his double album (when parts one and two are combined) that found himself becoming more of his true self on record. The interview was recorded at the Hell or Highwater bar in Louisville, KY the day before Wainwright performed the songs with the Louisville Orchestra, so the two discuss what lends this particular album to an orchestral arrangement and why the album was always meant to be played that way, as well as a look back at that period in his career as an artist with three successful albums in a row. The multi-genre singer-songwriter also digs into the operas that he's written, having been a fan of opera since his teen years, while he also considers why so many other artists continue to make the same songs over and over, all the while trying to figure out why his daughter likes Taylor Swift so much. Listen to Rufus Wainwright sit and chat about all this and more in the new episode or watch it on YouTube. Please take the time to like, review, and subscribe to KMW wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network. Our Sponsors: * Check out Drizly: https://drizly.com Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Gavin Rossdale on Bush's Greatest Hits, Favorite B-Sides, and A New Album

Gavin Rossdale catches up with Kyle Meredith to talk about the new best-of from Bush, Loaded: The Greatest Hits 1994-2023. The alt-rock legend discusses the band's popular resurgence, compares the 90s lineup of the band to the relaunched 2010s version, and the new single, "Nowhere To Go But Everywhere," that arrives on the compilation. Rossdale also considers the band's b-sides, his preference for the Mouth remix from the soundtrack to American Werewolf In Paris, and why they chose to cover The Beatles' "Come Together". We also hear his thoughts on the Las Vegas venue The Sphere that U2 launched a residency in and how it might challenge artists to rethink their live show, as well as news on Bush's next record, which could be done by the summer. Listen to Gavin Rossdale sit and chat about all this and more in the new episode or watch it on Youtube. Please take the time to like, review, and subscribe to KMW wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network. Our Sponsors: * Check out Drizly: https://drizly.com Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Gavin Rossdale on Bush's Greatest Hits, Favorite B-Sides, and A New Album

Johnny Marr on His Favorite Guitars, Solo Cuts, & Signature Sound

Johnny Marr catches up with Kyle Meredith to talk about his new best-of collection, Spirit Pour, as well as his new book, Marr's Guitars. The legendary singer/guitarist tells us how the book came to tell his life story through the instruments featured in the pages, lending some of his best guitars to Radiohead, Oasis, and New Order, and the one he bought while in Louisville that he named after Muhammad Ali. Marr goes on to discuss his signature sound, a preference to write from feeling, what he sees as the defining traits of the past ten years and his love of Tom Petty and Blondie's best-of collections. Listen to Johnny Marr sit and chat about all this and more in the new episode or watch it on Youtube. Please take the time to like, review, and subscribe to KMW wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network. Our Sponsors: * Check out Drizly: https://drizly.com Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy