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The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe

XPN2 - Jingle Jams

XPN's own Kris Kringle, (Robert Drake) is presenting a unique mix of seasonal songs celebrating both the holiday and winter seasons.

World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

XPoNential Radio


2021 Countdown

WXPN 2021 Countdown

This winter we’ll revisit the Greatest Albums theme and present the 2021 Greatest Albums of All-Time Countdown!

2021 Countdown Tailgate Party

WXPN 2021 Countdown Tailgate

WXPN's 2021 Countdown is here! Join XPN hosts for a lively discussion on how they made their picks and what to expect in the Countdown. We're inviting our listeners to join us for a virtual Zoom tailgate party!

XPN Free At Noon

  • Brittney Spencer Join us for a Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia as Brittney Spencer performs a live midday concert at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

Listen to World Cafe

  • The Culture Corner: Sly and the Family Stone's 'There's A Riot Goin' On' turns 50 On today's Culture Corner, World Cafe correspondent John Morrison dives into the 1971 album, exploring its songs and the unique way it combines genres.

WXPN Kanaval

Coming in December, the Kanaval event is a unique performance by Leyla McCalla called Breaking The Thermometer. More info.

Jingle Jams

Jingle Jams The music elves at WXPN have once again expanded the definition of holiday music! Now through Jan 1, 2022 you can listen to Jingle Jams, a stream of eclectic sounds of the season.

NPR Music Live Sessions

Archived Streams

Concert Streams

Free At Noon Streams

World Cafe Streams


The next meeting of the WXPN Policy Board will take place on Thursday, December 2, 2021.
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