This blend of music ranging from Rock, Folk, Reggae, Jazz and all of their combinations is masterfully hosted by Talia Schlanger from the studios
of WXPN in Philadelphia.

Upcoming Program Listings

World Cafe

Monday September 27, 2021 10:00 pm
  • Mickey Guyton

Mickey Guyton has broken a number of barriers in mainstream country. Now she’s released her full-length debut, Remember Her Name. On the next World Cafe, she explains how Spotify helped get her song “Black Like Me” out in 2020, and she reflects on being the first Black person to host the ACM Awards in over 35 years, when she shared the stage with Keith Urban earlier this year.  

World Cafe

Tuesday September 28, 2021 10:00 pm
  • Byron Gonzalez’s LatinX picks for Hispanic Heritage Month

Throughout National Hispanic Heritage Month, World Cafe’s Latin Roots Correspondent Byron Gonzalez has been stopping by to highlight some of the music on The World Cafe’s Best New LatinX Spotify playlist. Coming up, Byron brings songs and stories from Costa Rica and Honduras. 

World Cafe

Wednesday September 29, 2021 12:00 am
  • Encore: Garbage

No Gods No Masters is the latest album from Garbage. While the songs sound very much “of this moment,” the themes have been on lead singer Shirley Manson’s mind for a long time. On the next World Cafe, she talks about some of the struggles Garbage has faced over the years, what she has found particularly eye opening since she hit her mid-forties, and, of course, the new music.

World Cafe

Thursday September 30, 2021 10:00 pm
  • John Morrison’s “Culture Corner”

What do the groundbreaking albums Nevermind, by Nirvana, and The Low End Theory, from A Tribe Called Quest, have in common? They were both released on the same day back in September of 1991. On the next World Cafe, radio host John Morrison stops by to tell the story of how these two records challenged and changed popular music. 

World Cafe

Friday October 1, 2021 10:00 pm
  • Brandi Carlile

Brandi Carlile knows how to draw an audience in, not just with her voice, but with her entire presence on stage. On the next World Cafe, she’ll share how Elton John taught her at a very young age about the importance of a good costume, and we’ll find out how she is working to change the face of country music. That, plus live recordings of songs from her new album, In These Silent Days.