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Guest DJs From All Songs Considered

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A Conversation With Jeff Lynne Of ELO

The longtime leader of ELO talks with All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen about his creative process, working with his heroes, like Roy Orbison, and his latest album, From Out of Nowhere.

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Serenity Now: Music And A Conversation With Joan Shelley

In this All Songs Considered guest DJ session, Joan Shelley talks about her latest album, Like the River Loves the Sea and shares songs by some of the other artists who've inspired her over the years.

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Lankum And The Strange New Sounds Of Ireland

In this Guest DJ session with All Songs Considered, Radie Peat and Ian Lynch of the band Lankum talk about their new album, The Livelong Day, the evolving sounds of their native Ireland, and share their favorite Irish, off-the-radar artists.

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Wilco's Jeff Tweedy On Finding Joy In A Complicated World

In this guest DJ session from All Songs Considered, Tweedy talks about Wilco's new album, Ode to Joy, and the importance of appreciating life's smallest moments.

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Hobo Johnson's Journey From Homelessness To A Major Label Contract

In this Guest DJ session, the off-the-wall singer talks about living out of his car and working at a warehouse before his Tiny Desk Contest entry went viral. He's since signed with Warner Records.

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A Conversation With Jonny Greenwood, On Chaos And The Element Of Surprise

Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood talks about his classical music featured on NPR Music's Tiny Desk, his love for the recorder and his composer heroes such as Steve Reich and Krzysztof Penderecki.

A Conversation With Jonny Greenwood, On Chaos And The Element Of Surprise

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Guest DJ: IDLES Frontman Joe Talbot

Joe Talbot, frontman for the British punk group IDLES, talks about Joy as an Act of Resistance, how Van Morrison's Astral Weeks changed his life and his tips for driving across Kansas while on tour.

Guest DJ: IDLES Frontman Joe Talbot

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Kevin Morby Takes A Hard Look At God In America

The singer reveals the stories behind his new album, Oh My God and shares some of the songs by other artists that inspired him to take his sound in a refreshing direction.

Kevin Morby Takes A Hard Look At God In America

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Guest DJ: Nilüfer Yanya

The singer shares songs she loves by other artists and talks about her debut full-length release, Miss Universe, an album filled with melodies that won't let go.

Guest DJ: Nilüfer Yanya

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Guest DJ: boygenius

The trio of Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers share the songs they love most and talk about the ways they inspire each other in their new band, boygenius.

Guest DJ: boygenius

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Hozier: Why The Civil Rights Movement Still Resonate

Irish singer/songwriter Hozier sits down with NPR Music's Bob Boilen to discuss the lifetime of listening that led to his new EP, Nina Cried Power, and what American blues means to him.

Guest DJ: Hozier On Why Music From The Civil Rights Movement Still Resonates

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Stephen Malkmus Loves Classic Rock And Earl Sweatshirt

Stephen Malkmus shares the songs that have shaped his life and love of music over the years, and talks about his new album with The Jicks, Sparkle Hard.

Guest DJ: Stephen Malkmus

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Lord Huron's Vide Noir comes out April 20 via Whispering Pines/Republic Records. Pamela Littky/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guest DJ: Lord Huron On The Songs That Shaped The Cinematic 'Vide Noir'

The band Lord Huron is known for its cinematic story songs. Ben Schneider, creator of the project, talks about some of the music by other artists that informed the tales on his latest album.

Guest DJ: Lord Huron On The Songs That Shaped The Cinematic 'Vide Noir'

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Guest DJ: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Hop Across An Eclectic Playlist

Rateliff and Night Sweats band member Mark Shusterman take us on a tour of their favorite music and the historical standouts that influenced them.

Guest DJ: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Hop Across An Eclectic Playlist

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Guest DJ: First Aid Kit Talks About — And Sings — Swedish Pop

The two Swedish sisters who make up First Aid Kit sing along with pop songs from their homeland – and it's amazing.

Guest DJ: First Aid Kit Talks About — And Sings — Swedish Pop

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Guest DJ: Love Songs With Jay Som And Japanese Breakfast

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Jay Som's Melina Duterte and Japanese Breakfast's Michelle Zauner share some of their favorite love-themed music.

Guest DJ: Love Songs With Jay Som And Japanese Breakfast

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Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile's Lotta Sea Lice is out now via Matador Records. Danny Cohen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guest DJs: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile just released an intercontinental collaboration that's full of humor and guitar picking. Now Kurt and Courtney pick the songs they love in a Guest DJ conversation.

Guest DJs: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile

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Weaves' Wide Open is out now. Brendan George Ko/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guest DJ: Weaves

The infectious Toronto band can bring to mind Bruce Springsteen or seminal punk acts from the early '80s.

Guest DJ: Weaves

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Guest DJ Week: Carrie Brownstein And Fred Armisen Of Portlandia

The stars of the IFC comedy series discuss the music they grew up with, the sounds of Portland and how spooky Glenn Danzig's house is.

Guest DJs Carrie Brownstein And Fred Armisen

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Guest DJ Week: Courtney Barnett

The Australian singer and guitarist talks about the music she heard growing up in Sydney, her love of the bands Talking Heads, Wilco and more in this interview, originally recorded in 2015.

Guest DJ Courtney Barnett

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Guest DJ Week: Björk

Our week of guest DJs continues with Björk. In this 2009 conversation the Icelandic singer spoke about her love of Syrian musician Omar Souleyman, fellow Icelandic artist Ólöf Arnalds and more.

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Guest DJ Randy Newman

In this 2008 interview Randy Newman talks about his musical family, how Ray Charles has influenced his work over the years and what it was like hearing The Beatles for the first time.

Guest DJ Randy Newman

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The Politics And Passions Of Roger Waters

The bassist, singer and songwriter behind some of the 20th century's most iconic music goes deep into race, civil rights, prison reform, the troubled music industry and more.

Guest DJ Roger Waters

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