The Speed of Sound

  • Hosted by Kyle Meredith

Get a complete taste of legendary musicians and up-and-coming bands in these 7 minute interview pieces set to the artists own music. Hosted by Kyle Meredith.

Kyle Meredith can be seen and heard in Paste Magazine, NYLON Magazine, Billboard,, NBC, LEO Weekly, and Spin. Nominated FMQB's Music Director of the Year 2011-2015, he can also be heard daily on WFPK in Louisville, KY and on NPR's Here & Now.

For the past 6 years, his interviews have been widely published and syndicated, and now find themselves in the new series, The Speed of Sound. In these 7 minute pods, listeners are given a complete overview of their favorite musicians as we weave their music in and out of the conversations. From legends (Paul McCartney, U2) to up-and-comers (Young Fathers, Sylvan Esso), you'll hear it all... at The Speed of Sound.

Kyle Meredith talks with Gary Clark Jr. about his head-turning covers of fan favorites from The Beatles and Neil Young, on "The Speed of Sound" here on Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM.

Kyle Meredith talks with the Swedish sisters who make-up First Aid Kit, about their new release, Ruins, on "The Speed of Sound," here on Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM.

Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie, two members of the legendary Fleetwood Mac, are touring behind the self-titled duet record, and Lindsey Buckingham spoke with Kyle Meredith on the "Speed of Sound."

Billy Corgan spoke with Kyle Meredith about his recent solo sessions, those Smashing Pumpkins rumors, fatherhood, the world at large, and missing music after being part of the wrestling and tea shop worlds, on "The Speed of Sound."

Benjamin Gibbard, the Death Cab For Cutie frontman gave Kyle Meredith a call to talk about why he covered his favorite album from his favorite band, what he learned from covering it, and what the parallels are with his own band, on "The Speed of Sound."

Brandon Flowers gave Kyle Meredith a call to talk about a few of it’s songs and themes, boxing, and how he would have preferred his solo records to have been in The Killers catalog, on "The Speed of Sound."

Annie Clark, better known as Saint Vincent, spoke with Kyle Meredith about writing the record, her activities between LPs, and being the subject of tabloid culture.

Kyle Meredith talks with Tori Amos on "The Speed of Sound," about her latest LP "Native Invader."

Kyle Meredith talks with Sylvan Esso about overcoming their anxiety, the story behind “Die Young”, and how the political climate affected their writing, on "The Speed of Sound."

Tom Petersson, of Cheap Trick, chats with Kyle Meredith on "The Speed of Sound" about the band's new Christmas album, titled "Christmas Christmas."

Kyle Meredith talks with Emmylou Harris her favorite Christmas show memories and her love of animals, on "The Speed of Sound."

Harrison Mills, of Odesza, talks with Kyle Meredith about his group's expanded sound, and special guests on their newest LP "A Moment Apart."

Chicago artist Jamila Woods had a strong 2016 thanks in part to her debut album, Heavn. She joins Kyle Meredith on the "Speed of Sound" to talk about the re-release and the new single, "Holy."

Kyle Meredith talks with Michael Kiwanuka about the one-year-anniversary of his LP "Love and Hate" on "The Speed of Sound."

Valerie June talks with Kyle Meredith, about "The Order of Time," her newest LP, on "The Speed of Sound."

The Afghan Whigs returned with their 2nd album since their 2014 comeback, Do To The Beast, with In Spades. Kyle Meredith has more on "The Speed of Sound."

Peter Hook recently released 4 live albums this year, and Kyle Meredith talks with Hook, now with The Light, and formally with Joy Division.

Styx is back and lead-singer James "JY" Young talks with Kyle Meredith on "The Speed of Sound."

Nobody does Deep Purple, better than Deep Purple. Here's Kyle Meredith with the iconic rock band on "The Speed of Sound."

Kyle Meredith talks with Zachary Carothers of Portugal. The Man, about their newest release, and the big hit "Feel It Still."

The Speed of Sound: 311

Oct 24, 2017

311 bassist P-Nut recently spoke with Kyle Meredith about the process of the band's new album, on "The Speed of Sound."

Chris Robinson and his namesake, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, dropped an LP and a companion EP just last year, but are already back to follow them up with the new album, Barefoot In The Head. Robinson spoke with Kyle Meredith about it's themes and songs.

Kyle Meredith spoke with Derek Trucks about the new Tedeschi Trucks Band live LP, Live From The Fox Oakland. The get into the ins and outs of the magical night that resulted in both the CD/LP as well as DVD, it's song and covers choices, and how improv on stage has effected his life off stage.

Damon Albarn spoke with Kyle Meredith about the new Gorillaz album, Humanz, which he started planning and writing before the presidential election, but with the idea of it happening in mind. It's made for an interesting contrast with lyrical themes battling against a uptemo clubs sounds.

Goldfrapp return with Silver Eye on March 31st, and while it signals a return to electronic sounds, this isn't "Ooh La La." This 7th LP uses synth, but to a darker turn, on tracks that spread out and explore directions the duo hasn't taken before. It all adds up to a superb collection, which gets a full discussion in this interview between Allison Goldfrapp and Kyle Meredith.

Kyle Meredith wraps-up the second season of "The Speed of Sound" with a generational artist.

Kyle Meredith talks with Guy, but not just any "Guy..." 

Kyle Meredith talks with the guys from Saint Motel about their newest record on "The Speed of Sound." 

Kyle Meredith talks with Noelle Scaggs of Fitz in the Tantrums, on this edition of "The Speed of Sound." 

Kyle Meredith talks with Josh Ritter, on his plans for a new studio album, and how he's testing his new music on the road, on "The Speed of Sound."