All Songs Considered

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All Songs Considered
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GenreTalk radio, Music
Running timeca. 40 min.
Country of originUnited States
Language(s)English
SyndicatesNPR
Hosted byBob Boilen and Robin Hilton
Created byBob Boilen
Original release2000 – present
Audio formatStereophonic
WebsiteOfficial Website
PodcastPodcast Feed

All Songs Considered is a weekly online multimedia program started in January 2000 by NPR's All Things Considered director Bob Boilen.[1] At first, the show featured information and streaming audio about the songs used as bumper music on All Things Considered. The program has turned into a source of discovery for new music of all genres. In August 2005, the program began podcasting for free.[2] In 2005, it began webcasting and podcasting live concerts from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club, including acts such as Animal Collective, The Decemberists, Neko Case and Tom Waits.[3]

Host Bob Boilen and producer/co-host Robin Hilton write a blog where they introduce music from unsigned and unknown bands and solicit ideas for shows from listeners.[4] There was an online music channel, "All Songs 24/7", which used to stream music from the program’s archive, however this was discontinued in March 2019.[5]

In 2007, All Songs Considered became the cornerstone program of NPR Music, the music discovery web site from National Public Radio. Some NPR stations also directly broadcast the program on terrestrial radio.

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