Talia Schlanger to Be New Host of World Cafe
When World Cafe celebrated its 25th Anniversary on February 21, the popular radio program also introduced its new host, Talia Schlanger. On Friday it was announced that Talia will be taking over for long-time host David Dye, who is going into semi-retirement. Dye founded World Cafe in 1991 and has conducted nearly 4,500 interviews during his 20 years with the program. He introduced a half-million listeners each week to newcomers like Vampire Weekend, Mumford & Sons, PJ Harvey, Sheryl Crow, Beck, LCD Soundsystem, and Amos Lee. His successor, Talia, is coming to WXPN from CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster, where she hosted a triple-A radio show on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Congratulations to Talia, David, and the entire World Cafe team.
Photo: Courtesy of Talia Schlanger