A Deeper Listen

Launching Tuesday, April 9th: A Deeper Listen is KEXP’s new destination for transformative conversations with artists – the ones you already know and love, and the ones you have yet to discover. We’ll hear from renowned and emerging talents of all musical styles about the stories behind their songs and the life experiences that are inextricable from their work. As we uncover the humanity behind the music, we’ll also gain the tools to listen more deeply.




Latest Episodes

On the show this time, it’s the West Coast Americana of Margo Cilker

A roundtable "love letter" recorded at the Kurt Cobain Memorial Bench in Viretta Park in Seattle

As chosen by DJ Morgan, from the 2023 'Conditions' EP on Dutch Tilt

KEXP’s DJ Morgan talks us through this year’s Trans Musicales festival in France

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: .

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 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:

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 …

Latest Episodes

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

Alynda Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff talks about their new album, The Past Is Still Alive. Subscribe Here:      

En este tercer episodio de El Cancionero de Kurt, conducido por Albina Cabrera, exploramos el legado femenino en el punk a través de los álbumes Dry de PJ Harv…

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 …

On the show this time, it’s the West Coast Americana of Margo Cilker. Subscribe Here:      

Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by DJ Morgan, host of the Variety Mix on Saturday afternoons, is "Asking" by Chalk, from the 2023 Conditions EP on Dutch Til…

KEXP’s Morgan Chosnyk talks us through this year’s Trans Musicales festival in France and shares five of her favorite live sessions KEXP captured while at the …

KEXP explores some of the women-led bands on Kurt's list, Kurt's feminism, and the very notion of grouping bands together based on gender identity. Subscrib…

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 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.

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 …