Kexp Presents Music That Matters



Straight from the knowledgeable KEXP DJs to your ears, now you can listen to a wonderfully eclectic mix of full length songs. KEXP brings you the music that matters from some of its favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world. See what KEXP's all about at KEXP.ORG.


  • Explore KEXP Podcasts!

    19/10/2023 Duração: 09min

    During KEXP’s fall fund drive, discover the variety of music podcasts we produce at KEXP and hear some of our favorite clips from each one. We’re thankful to the thousands of amplifiers who already donate to KEXP, building the foundation for our community of storytelling, and we want you to join them with a one-time donation or a recurring gift! 50 Years of Hip-Hop: El Sonido: Fresh off the Spaceship: Live on KEXP: Sound and Vision: Song of the Day: KEXP Podcasts on YouTube: Donate today: the show: for privacy information.

  • Running to Add Life to Your Days

    15/09/2023 Duração: 03h28min

    To close out Season 2 of The Runcast, John Richards brings you a marathon mix of 53 songs filled with hope and inspiration to get you moving. Plus, a sprinkling of quotes from famous runners like, um, Benjamin Franklin? It'll make sense once you start listening, and running... ODESZA - Hopeful George FitzGerald - Venera Maribou State - Blackoak Tycho - Time to Run Jungle - Dominoes LP Giobbi, DJ Tennis, Joseph Ashworth - All In A Dream - LP Giobbi Club Edit Activity - Department of Blood Noble Rot - Casting No Light (feat. Colin Newman) Genesis Owusu - Get Inspired Ghost of Vroom - Still Getting It Done Skinny Pelembe - Like a Heart Won’t Beat M83 - Oceans Niagara Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee - Los Angeles (feat. James Murphy) Deeper - Tele Shalom - Happenstance Jake Shears - Devil Came Down the Dance Floor (feat. Amber Martin) Golden Features - Flesh Bonobo - ATK LP Giobbi - Body Breathe (feat. Monogem) Roosevelt - Ordinary Love Grouplove - Hello Palehound - The Clutch Bully - Days Move Slow The New

  • Free Your Mind and Daydream with LP Giobbi

    01/09/2023 Duração: 45min

    This Runcast features a guest curator! Joining John Richards on this episode is DJ, producer, musician, activist AND runner LP Giobbi. She shares insight on how running motivates and grounds her, while also motivating you to get moving and to be thankful for your body. LP Giobbi - Georgia LP Giobbi, DESIREE - All I Need (DESIREE Remix) Barry Can't Swim - Sunsleeper LP Giobbi -  Feels Just LIke It (Club Edit) LP Giobbi, DJ Tennis, Joseph Ashworth - All In A Dream (LP Giobbi Club Edit) Maribou State - Blackoak Edapollo - Opalescent Nation of Language - Too Much, Enough Budgie, Jacknife Lee, and Lol Tolhurst - Los Angeles (feat. James Murphy) Bombay Bicycle Club - My Big Day Support the show: for privacy information.

  • Running Into Purpose

    18/08/2023 Duração: 52min

    Songs and messages from John Richards and your favorite artists fueled with inspiration and emotion…(inspirmotion?) to keep you moving whether you run, walk, bike or just dance to The Runcast. Margo Cilker - Lowland Trail Local Natives - Just Before Morning Grandaddy - The Town Where I'm Livin Now Kristin Hersh - Ms Haha Elizabeth M Drummond - Crisis Bass Drum of Death - Find It James and The Cold Gun - Chewing Glass Tycho - Time to Run Barry Can't Swim - Dance of the Crab Deeper - Tele Girl Ray - Up Bombay Bicycle Club - My Big Day Ghost of Vroom - Still Getting It Done Small Paul - Live Along Support the show: for privacy information.

  • Ragnar 2023: No Sleep Till Langley

    04/08/2023 Duração: 01h35min

    Join the KEXP Radioheads as we take you 200 miles through forests, over mountains, and along the sea. We’ll bring you along throughout this podcast with musical picks, reflections and exploits during this year’s Ragnar Northwest Passage road race.  Bully - Days Move Slow Broncho - Class Historian Grrrl Gang - Rude Awakening Hurry - Beggin’ For You Spirit Award - Fantasy Genesis Owusu - Get Inspired Roosevelt - Luna Pahua - Porque Yo (feat. Eva de Marce) Soft Kill - Molly Rahill - Fables (feat. Beck) George FitzGerald - Mother (feat. SYML) Aphex Twin - Blackbox Life Recorder 21f Glasser - Vine Georgia - Give It Up For Love TSHA - The Light Golden Features - Yield (feat. Rromarin) Wild Pink - Hold My Hand (feat. Julien Baker) Kevin Morby - A Random Act of Kindness Bdrmm - It’s Just A Bit of Blood Sea Lemon - Cellar Palehound - The Clutch The Beths - Expert In A Dying Field Great Grandpa - Bloom The Budos Band - Frontier's Edge Support the show: for privacy

  • Do Your Best, Don't Stress

    21/07/2023 Duração: 01h14s

    A runcast featuring notes of inspiration from runners hitting the trail locally in Seattle, as well as from the Hudson Valley rail trails and some scenic Scandinavian fjords. Plus, solid advice from an elementary school teacher and ways to stay motivated after injury. Black Belt Eagle Scout - Don't Give Up Tomo Nakayama - Contigo ODESZA & Yellow House - Heavier Bonobo - ATK HÆLOS - Hear Me Roosevelt - Ordinary Love Golden Features - Flesh Activity - Department of Blood Odonis Odonis - No One Left (feat. ACTORS) Film School - Tape Rewind MAN ON MAN - Hush (feat. J Mascis) Upper Wilds - Short Centuries Blonde Redhead - Snowman Support the show: for privacy information.

  • Untangling Through Movement

    07/07/2023 Duração: 01h08min

    A story that took 53.9 miles and 112,004 steps to complete, how movement helps us work through conflict, and a shoutout to all the walkers out there. Plus, incredible songs from KEXP favorites new and old. Hammock - Love in the Void Strange Ranger - She's On Fire Laveda - Surprise Temple of Angels - Waving to the Wind Smokey Brights - Long Goodbye Blondshell - Joiner Generationals - Eutropius (Give Me Lies) Jungle - Dominoes Little Dragon - Gold Daisies - Blue Cowboy Ritmo Machine - Psychedelic Tony Allen and Doctor L - Jakelewah (Doctor L's 3 Years In Heaven Remix) Grian Chatten - Fairlies Hibou - Upon the Clouds You Weep Temples - Afterlife Sea Lemon - Cellar Support the show: for privacy information.

  • Keep Up the Good Work

    23/06/2023 Duração: 01h32min

    DJ and runner Kevin Cole guest hosts this episode of the Runcast providing a motivating soundtrack for discovery--musical discovery and self-discovery on your running journey. Lowly - Keep Up The Good Work The Veldt - The Everlasting Gobstopper Superviolet - Overrater La Fonda - New Mexico Samia - Honey, Honey  Flyying Colours - Goodbye to Music Miya Folick - So Clear Caroline Polachek - Welcome to My Island Ooh La La - Life’s Too Fast To Feel  Jungle - Candle Flame featuring Erick the Architect  Dame Area, -Esto me pertenece Nabihah Iqbal - Gentle Heart El Michels Affair and Black Thought - Glorious Game CIEL - Somebody  ĠENN - A Reprise (That Girl)  JOHN - Trauma Mosaic  Spirit Award - New Energy, The Fear  Moreish Idols - Chum, Lock Eyes and Collide  Say She She - Prism  NAVVI - Love Lowly - Keep Up The Good Work Support the show: for privacy information.

  • Running Up That Hill

    09/06/2023 Duração: 58min

    On a runcast that starts meditative and then ROCKS OUT, John shares his secret to running up hills (it's funny!) along with songs to motivate you as you run. Andy Bell & Masal - Tidal Love Conversation in That Familiar Golden Orchard George Fitzgerald - Venera George Clanton - I Been Young Beach House - American Daughter Lanterns on the Lake - String Theory Temple of Angels - Tangled In Joy Grouplove - Hello New Pornographers - Really Really Light Palehound - The Clutch Generationals - Waking Moment Bully - Days Move Slow Sam Himself - Strangelove Flyying Colours - Hit the Road bdrmm - Be Careful Support the show: for privacy information.

  • For Whatever Holds The Sacred

    26/05/2023 Duração: 59min

    Inspirational music and messages to lift you up wherever you are on your running journey. HÆLOS - Last Days Petite Noir - Blurry Kele - Someone to Make Me Laugh Fever Ray - Carbon Dioxide LP Giobbi - Boddy Breathe Acid Arab & Wael Alkak - Ya Mahla Jake Shears - Devil Came Down the Dance Floor Bonobo & Jacques Green - Fold Skinny Pelembe - Like a Heart Won't Beat Shalom - Happenstance Noble Rot - Casting No Light WITCH - Avalanche of Love (feat. Sampa the Great) Ritmo Machine - Isla del Ritmo Beach Vacation - Lay Low Support the show: for privacy information.

  • Running to Heal and Motivate

    12/05/2023 Duração: 55min

    Host John Richards kicks off the new season of The Runcast with songs and messages of hope, inspiring you to run to heal. ODESZA - Hopeful M83 - Oceans Niagara Petite Noir - Finding Paradise Steve Mason - The People Say Lucky Lo - I Will Always Be You The New Pornographers - Angelcover deary - Fairground Alaska Reid - Back to This Plains - Problem With It Ladytron - Misery Remember Me Frankie Rose - Sixteen Ways Temples - Gamma Rays Death Valley Girls - Magic Powers Fruit Bats - It All Comes Back Support the show: for privacy information.

  • The Runcast Season 2: Coming May 12

    28/04/2023 Duração: 32s

    The Runcast is back! Season 2 arrives right here on May 12, 2023.  In the meantime, you can revisit previous episodes, check out KEXP's other podcasts, or drop us a line at [email protected]. Subscribe now for a new episode every 2 weeks from May to September. This trailer features Spirit Award's "Pushing Forward" from the album 'The Fear,' out on May 19 via Share It Music.Support the show: for privacy information.

  • 50 Years of Hip-Hop: Coming February 1

    31/01/2023 Duração: 01min

    A party in the Bronx on August 11th, 1973 is widely considered to be the birthplace of hip-hop. The art form has since touched every corner of our world and evolved into one of the most significant cultural forces today. This year, on hip-hop's 50th anniversary, we’re giving it a proper tribute.  50 Years of Hip-Hop is KEXP’s newest podcast. Hosted by Larry Mizell Jr, the series highlights a different year of rap history each week. Jumping around the timeline from 1973 to today, expect personal reflections, iconic tracks and albums, and conversations around the genesis of the culture. New episodes drop every Wednesday starting February 1.  Subscribe to 50 Years of Hip-Hop now and learn more at the show: for privacy information.

  • The Marathon Confessional

    07/10/2022 Duração: 02h09min

    The Runcast’s Season 1 finale brings you an incredible lineup of songs and inspirational quotes from the heart and mind of DJ and runner John Richards. Whether it’s to power you through a long run, or just a long day, take this Runcast with you to know that you are not alone.  Lydia Ramsey - I Will Wait For You Alec Shaw - Spinning Broken Bells - We're Not In Orbit Yet... Secret Machines - Underneath the Concrete  Röyksopp - Speed King Editors - Vibe Dazy - Peel Screensaver - Repeats    Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - When the Lights Go Raw Poetic - Ralph Ellison Silversun Pickups - Hereafter (Way After) Art d'Ecco - Midlife Crisis Preoccupations - Fix Bayonets!   Rolling Blackouts Coast Fever - Tidal River The Beths - Knees Deep Say She She - Pink Roses Nilufer Yanya - Stabilise Doss - Jumpin’ Röyksopp - The Night (feat. Alison Goldfrapp) Cumulus - Sunbeam Bright Eyes - Haligh, Haligh, A Lie, Haligh (feat. Phoebe Bridgers) Rocky Votolato - Little Black Diamond Kraus - Anyone The Mary Veils - Bone Bloss

  • Mainline Melody Motivational Mixtape to Fix a Grey Commute

    23/09/2022 Duração: 59min

    A running mixtape of motivational songs from our hearts to yours, featuring a portion of our favorite songs to run to this year.  Jungle - Keep Moving Sudan Archives - Selfish Soul Santigold - High Priestess Ibibio Sound Machine - Electricity The Black Angels - El Jardin Beach House - Once Twice Melody Spiritualized - The Mainline Song Nation of Language - The Grey Commute Mt Fog - Behind a Silent Door Automatic - New Beginning Dazy & Militarie Gun - Pressure Cooker The Beths - Silence is Golden Camp Cope - Running with the Hurricane  Aeon Station - Fade ODESZA - The Last Goodbye (feat. Bettye LaVette) Support the show: for privacy information.

  • Running to Hope

    09/09/2022 Duração: 49min

    Inspiring stories, infused with hope, of listeners sharing what this Runcast means to them. One who runs to keep illness at bay. Another who just said goodbye to their best friend and how this community makes them feel “not alone.” Plus, an ending that surprised us all!  Small Paul - Mountain Night Shop - Let Me Let It Go Big Joanie - In My Arms Wild Pink - ILYSM Precocious Neophyte - AIWA Melts - Outlier SPICE - Recovery Beacon - Can’t Turn Back Winter - Atonement (feat. Hatchie) The Black Angels - El Jardin NNAMDÏ - Dedication Support the show: for privacy information.

  • Once You Run One Step, You're a Runner

    26/08/2022 Duração: 01h58s

    Songs to get you inspired to run, no matter what kind of run you are on, because once you take that first step, well, you're a runner and you are not alone!  Spiritualized - Always Together With You Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Spitting Off the Edge of the World (feat. Perfume Genius) The Beths - Silence is Golden Beach Bunny – Entropy Panda Bear & Sonic Boom - Go On The Folk Implosion - Had Enough Nikki Lane - First High Death Valley Girls - When I'm Free Mt Fog - Behind a Silent Door The Churchhill Garden - Always There High Vis – Blending Marlon Wiliams - River Rival Hovvdy – Town Holy Ship - Beyond Frames Hermanos Gutiérrez - El Bueno Y El Malo Support the show: for privacy information.

  • We'll be back on August 26th

    12/08/2022 Duração: 01min

    John Richards will be back with a brand new mix on Friday, August 26th.  In the meantime, learn more about 50 years of KEXP at And check out KEXP's other podcasts, Sound & Vision, Song of the Day, Live on KEXP and Fresh off the Spaceship.Support the show: for privacy information.

  • The Long Way Home (Live from Ragnar)

    29/07/2022 Duração: 01h27min

    This Runcast was recorded at the annual Ragnar race in Washington and stars The KEXP Radioheads (aka KEXP's John Richards, Kevin Cole, Morgan Chosnyk and Ken Tarleton, Sub Pop's Megan Jasper, and friends Danielle Henty and Terry Novak). Between legs of their 36-hour, 200-mile race, the runners share their favorite songs to motivate you to get moving and keep moving.  Explosions in the Sky - Your Hand in Mine The Vega Bodegas - All My Fish Are Dead James and the Cold Gun - The Long Way Home Built to Spill - Gonna Lose Kyle Craft - Pentecost WOOZE - I'll Have What She's Having Smokey Brights - Flash Your Lights (Rudy Willingham Remix) Ibibio Sound Machine - Electricity Amyl and the Sniffers - I'm Not a Loser The Go! Team - Everyone's A V.I.P. To Someone Parts & Labor - Nowheres Nigh Ginger Runner - Tall Trees, Tough Trails Tacocat - I Love Seattle Cassandra Jenkins - Hard Drive TORRES - Dressing America Kevin Morby - This Is A Photograph Stef Chura - Method Man Yellow Ostrich - Marathon Runner Support t

  • Heart and Sole

    15/07/2022 Duração: 01h07min

    On this episode, John passes the mic to another KEXP DJ and long-time runner, Kevin Cole. He brings a mix of music to motivate, inspire, and awkwardly pump your fists in the air, featuring tracks from IDLES, Jungle, Ibibio Sound Machine, and The Vega Bodegas.  The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble - Time To Rebuild Penelope Isles - Play It Cool (Alt Mix) Oceanator - Beach Days (Alive Again) Hazel English - Summer Nights Supercrush - Perfect Smile TORRES - Thirstier Francis of Delirium - The Funhouse Confidence Man - Holiday Jungle - Keep Moving Stars - Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It Ibibio Sound Machine - Protection From Evil Public Service Broadcasting - Go! Sleigh Bells - Locust Laced The Vega Bodegas - Welcome to Slow Cooker Body Type - Buoyancy IDLES - The New Sensation Camilla Munck - Blessed Be Support the show: See for privacy information.

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