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Olivia Rodrigo on World Cafe

When Olivia Rodrigo broke through in 2021 with her massively successful debut single “Driver’s License”, it might have looked like an overnight success. But her record-breaking, multi-Grammy winning debut album had years of practice behind it. Olivia Rodrigo talks about performing as a youngster, about fame, and about writing and recording her sophomore album, GUTS, on the next World Cafe.

Philadelphia Eagles Christmas Special on World Cafe

They can throw, they can catch, they can tackle – and? They can SING! The Philadelphia Eagles have released their second holiday album, called A Philly Special Christmas Special. Produced by Charlie Hall of The War on Drugs, the record features Eagles offensive linemen Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson, and Jordan Mailata plus a slew of very special guests. Tune in to hear Charlie Hall and Jordan Mailata talk about Christmas spirit, how playing football compares to recording in the studio, and which guest singer gave Jordan stage fright. GO BIRDS! That’s on the next World Cafe.

Darlingside In-Studio Session

Before their Wednesday night show at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall, Darlingside stopped by WNRN’s Charlottesville studio for an In-Studio Session with Jeff Sweatman.

Encore: Alvvays on World Cafe

Alvvays frontwoman Molly Rankin had left her apartment for just an hour when thieves broke in and stole the demos for what would become the band’s new album, Blue Rev. In the end, with help of producer Shawn Everett, Blue Rev turned into one of Alvvays most experimental and beautiful records. On the next World Cafe, hear live versions of the songs as Rankin discusses everything from bag pipes to Pomeranians.

Beach Fossils In-Studio Session

Beach Fossils performed an In-Studio Session for a group of WNRN Members at In Your Ear Studios before their show at The National in Richmond.

AmericanaFest Mini Concerts feat. Brandy Clark and Tommy Prine on World Cafe

World Cafe is bringing you intimate performances from the legendary Sound Stage Studios in Nashville, recorded during AmericanaFest earlier this Fall. This week, Brandy Clark plays songs from her Grammy nominated, self-titled album. Then we’ll follow that up with a mini concert from Tommy Prine, whose debut album, This Far South, is filled with memories of his late father, John Prine. Live music from AmericanaFest 2023, coming up on the next World Cafe.

Giving Tuesday

WNRN is once again partnering with Sock Club, who will donate a pair of socks to a local shelter for every donation made on Giving Tuesday.

Socks will be donated to Miriam’s House in Lynchburg, Shelter for Help in Emergency in Charlottesville, and REAL LIFE in Richmond.

For Giving Tuesday only, each person who donates $5/month or more will receive a pair of WNRN socks, and we’ll gift a pair of socks to someone in need.