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 …

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

Formerly known as “KEXP’s Live Performances,” 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:

Song of the Day

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 Day is delivered daily, Monday through Friday. Finding new music can be hard. Let KEXP help! SUBSCRIBE

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

Latest Episodes

Larry Mizell Jr. kicks off the series in 1994 with "Stress" by Organized Konfusion. 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 minimalist-no-rubbish storytelling of singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin. Subscribe Here:      

Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by Larry Mizell Jr., host of The Afternoon Show on KEXP, is "My Rebel" by Fievel Is Glauque, from the 2022 album Flaming Swo…

Seattle supergroup Who Is She were slated last week for a residency performing at the Kraken hockey games. The band only made it one performance. Subscribe …

The Runcast’s Season 1 finale brings you an incredible lineup of songs and inspirational quotes from the heart and mind of DJ and runner John Richards. Subs…

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.

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 …