Raina Douris, host of WXPN/NPR’s World Café

Join us as Phillip sits down with award-winning host of internationally syndicated music interview program World Cafe – Raina Douris, over a cheese plate at Louie Louie in downtown Philly.

In This Episode

  • Raina’s self-described “loud voice” and “opinionated” views lands her on the radio, in middle school.
  • She discusses her unauthorized radio segments from interning, which was not part of the assignment, but landed her on the air
  • Hear how she produced videos from her basement apartment.
  • Raina describes her climb from intern to morning radio host and breaks down Canadian verses American radio before her current move to the host of the World Café on WXPN.


Raina Douris, an award-winning radio personality from Toronto, Ontario, is the host and writer of NPR’s daily nationally-syndicated music interview and discovery program World Cafe. She has interviewed artists like Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand, Questlove and Brandi Carlile, and was a 2022 keynote lecturer on the topic of Folk Music and music discovery at the Chautauqua Institution.

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