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Have you heard the groundswell women making waves in music lately? Talia Schlanger has. The public radio powerhouse joins us to talk about the art of interviewing, the importance of uncomfortable conversations, and why “women in music” isn’t a theme—it’s just what normal looks like...on her airwaves, at least.
Talia is the host of World Cafe, the iconic radio show produced by WXPN in Philadelphia and distributed nationally on NPR. Before joining the show in 2016, she was a producer and host at the CBC. In this live episode from the Philadelphia Podcast Festival, we talk about scheming and scamming her way into radio, what it was like to take over World Cafe from creator David Dye, and why she’s fighting every day for way more diversity in music.
We’re not doing this as some summer camp project to try and make the world better for everyone. We’re trying to remove the biases that we have, so that we can hear the best stuff that’s out there—so that we’re not missing out because we have outdated ideas or because our ears are closed or because maybe we don’t have a frame of reference for something because all the music that we listened to maybe at a different time in the music industry was male.
—Talia Schlanger, host, World Cafe
- World Cafe on NPR
- Talia’s bio
- Talia on Twitter and Instagram
- The interview with St. Vincent that got Talia noticed at World Cafe
- The (awful) Jian Ghomeshi backstory (content warning: sexual violence allegations in here)
- Two very different interviews with Lizzo: Fresh Air and World Cafe
- Everyone in Canada knows Drake
- Sara gets her bra signed by Australian teens
- Katel totally loves ska, pass it on
- We’re all gonna BFF Alanis someday
- Butt masks: a bridge too far
Thanks to The Philadelphia Podcast Festival for having us, Indy Hall for hosting, and all our friends and fans who made it out!