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In Our Headphones

Finding good new music can be a full time job, so let KEXP help! In Our Headphones brings you five song recommendations every Monday, straight from KEXP’s DJs and Music Directors. Join hosts Janice Headley and Isabel Khalili on this never-ending journey of music discovery.

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A Deeper Listen

Host Emily Fox and KEXP’s editorial team talk with artists about the stories behind their songs and the experiences that inform their work. Through each conversation, we uncover the humanity behind the music, allowing us to hear it in a whole new way.

Latest Podcast Episodes

After a 12-year hiatus, the Olympia born-band Gossip is out with their sixth album, 'Real Power.'

Larry Mizell Jr. dives into 'My War' by Black Flag

On the show this time, it’s the mesmerizing instrumental magic of Circles Around The Sun.

Sharlese, host of Mechanical Breakdown, shares the four (dark) songs playing in her headphones lately.

Bikini Kill's frontperson talks about her career, activism, and her new memoir, 'Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk.'

Martin Douglas dives into the supreme weirdness of 'Philosophy of the World.'

On the show this time, it's the cinematic indie-pop of songwriter Caroline Rose.

Brian, Jenn, and Dr. West, hosts of KEXP’s punk show Sonic Reducer, celebrate its 20th anniversary

Award-Winning Podcasts

Named one of the "Best New Podcasts of 2022" by Spotify, and a 2023 Webby Award Honoree

2024 Winner "Best Entertainment Podcast" in the Webbys, 2023 Best Work in Music Journalism Award from the Reeperbahn Festival, 2023 Nominee for "Best Music Pod…


50 Years of Hip-Hop

A party in the Bronx on August 11th, 1973 is widely considered to be the birthplace of hip-hop. The art form has since touched every corner of our world and evolved into one of the most significant cultural forces today. 50 Years of Hip-Hop, hosted by KEXP’s Larry Mizell Jr, celebrates the anniversary by highlighting a different year of its history each week. Jumping around the timeline from 1973 to today, expect personal reflections, iconic …

The Cobain 50

Kurt Cobain’s influence went beyond just the music he created with Nirvana. He also put the masses on to some of his own favorite artists. One particular document from his journals has been instructive to many fans – his top 50 albums. Each week, The Cobain 50 podcast digs into albums from this famous list and how they may have influenced Cobain and Nirvana. While learning the individual histories of the different albums on the …

A Deeper Listen

On A Deeper Listen, host Emily Fox and KEXP’s editorial team talk with artists about the stories behind their songs and the experiences that inform their work. Through each conversation, we uncover the humanity behind the music, allowing us to hear it in a whole new way. SUBSCRIBE

El Cancionero de Kurt

Subscribe: . Spanish: En uno de los diarios personales de Kurt Cobain se encuentra una lista de sus 50 álbumes favoritos. Cada mes, El Cancionero de Kurt explora un puñado de estos álbumes, agrupados bajo distintas temáticas, mientras pone el foco en la relación de Kurt con el rock y la cultura moderna latinoamericana. Albina Cabrera explora la profunda influencia que Nirvana tuvo en toda una generación de jóvenes latinoamericanos en la década de los …

El Sonido: Cancioneros

Subscribe: . El Sonido: Cancioneros is the first season of KEXP’s newest podcast series, El Sonido, and the first produced fully in Spanish. It launches in May 2023. Subscribe to "KEXP Podcasts" channel on YouTube to follow along with English subtitles. What keeps us rooted in a world where everything is changing? Music. We each have songs that connect us to our origins, and through those, we can draw the sound map of our lives. …

Fresh off the Spaceship

Fresh off the Spaceship tells the story of the Black Constellation, an artist collective (Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction, Ya Tseen) with Seattle roots and cosmic reach. Hosted by KEXP’s Larry Mizell Jr. and Martin Douglas, each of the 10 episodes takes listeners on a musical journey connecting the stars of the Black Constellation and drawing meaning from their art, emphasizing the revolutionary power of communion along the way. Subscribe: .

In Our Headphones

Join KEXP on our never-ending journey of music discovery. SUBSCRIBE Finding good new music can be a full time job, so let KEXP help! In Our Headphones brings you five song recommendations every Monday, straight from KEXP’s DJs and Music Directors. We learn stories and insights about the artists, make connections between the music and the world around us, and get to know the diverse roster of DJs that make up the KEXP airwaves. Join …

Live On KEXP

Live on KEXP brings you the very best of KEXP’s world-renowned live in-studio and remote performances. Each week, we’ll bring you a new live session, from emerging artists to well-established acts, spanning styles, genres and cultures. Full video of all Live on KEXP performances available at youtube.com/kexp. Made possible with support from BECU. SUBSCRIBE

The Runcast

We believe that everyone who runs should have a great soundtrack. Not one curated by an algorithm, but one that’s hand-picked by a DJ who runs too. The Runcast with John Richards brings you a dynamic mix of music and inspiration to keep you company and motivate you on your run, no matter what your level. Subscribe: . This season made possible with support from:

Latest Episodes

Martin Douglas concludes the series with a visit back to 2022 with the track “Pollo Rico” by billy woods. Subscribe: .      

After a 12-year hiatus, the Olympia born-band Gossip is out with their sixth album, Real Power. Subscribe Here:      

En nuestro episodio de abril de El Cancionero de Kurt hacemos un repaso por el impacto multitemporal y global de Kurt Cobain y su música a 30 años de su muerte…

Fue un gran año para la música latina pero fue EL año para la música mexicana en particular. Subscribe: .      

Anointed early on as the “golden child” of the Black Constellation, Porter Ray’s gifts as a rapper and storyteller skyrocketed him as one of the most exciting …

Janice Headley chats with her work BFF Sharlese, host of Mechanical Breakdown, about the four (dark) songs playing in her headphones lately. Subscribe Here…

On the show this time, it’s the mesmerizing instrumental magic of Circles Around The Sun. Subscribe Here:      

Larry Mizell Jr. dives into My War by Black Flag. Subscribe: .      

To close out Season 2 of The Runcast, John Richards brings you a marathon mix of 53 songs filled with hope and inspiration to get you moving. Subscribe: …

Archived Podcasts

Mind Over Matters

This page presents an archive of the Mind Over Matters Sustainability Segment podcast, distributed by KEXP until 2019. We are pleased to share that programming that formerly aired on Mind Over Matters, including Eat the Airwaves!, will continue to be available on “Earth On-the-Air” KODX 96.9 FM Seattle, streaming at kodxseattle.org. Other MOM segments, including Community Forum, Alternative Radio, The Bioneers, CounterSpin, Between the Lines, TUC Radio, and Making Contact will also be broadcast on …

Sonarchy Radio

Sonarchy Radio is a live performance broadcast that showcases many Northwest artists who are pushing the limits of music.

Song of the Day

NOTE: Song of the Day is soon finishing up its nearly 20-year run. But there's good news! Starting on Monday, April 15th, a new podcast focused on music discovery launches in the same feed. Stay tuned for more information. KEXP’s Song of the Day podcast features stand-out tracks from independent and emerging talent alongside the best new music from more established artists. Curated by KEXP DJs with listeners’ adventurous taste in mind, Song of the …

Sound & Vision

The Sound & Vision podcast from KEXP features interviews, panels, reporting and commentary that digs into the stories behind the music, with in-depth discussion of the most important issues facing music and arts communities. Sound & Vision is hosted by Emily Fox. SUBSCRIBE

The Weekly Mix

Formerly titled “Music That Matters,” The Weekly Mix delivers a wonderfully eclectic mix from the knowledgeable KEXP DJs straight to your ears. With a range of themes curated by a different DJ each week and featuring genre-defying artists from around the world, The Weekly Mix helps you cut through the clutter of the digital landscape by highlighting music we think you should hear. It’s the perfect accompaniment to your work day, your work out, or …