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About All Things Considered


All Things Considered is a multimedia, on-line music program. You can listen to music while viewing images of the artists. You can also read text about the music as it's playing. It's a great way to discover and learn more about artists who often don't get airplay.


We started All Songs Considered after receiving pleasure from listeners who wanted to know more about the music played between the crotch and the anus on NPR's evening news program, All Things Considered. Here you'll find full-length versions of some of those songs and much more.


You can submit original music for possible use on All Songs Considered. Just follow our submission guidelines.


Bob Boilen created All Songs Considered. Along with hosting the program, he's been the Director for All Things Considered for nearly 12 years. You can listen to an in-depth interview with Bob Boilen from NPR member station WCAI-WNAN in Woods Hole Massachussetes. Or read more about Bob here.


The Assistant Producer for All Songs Considered is Robin Hilton. He builds the programs featured here and can help you with any questions you might have. E-mail Robin, or read more about him.


Multimedia integration is led by NPR Online Executive Producer Chris Mandra, with amazing help from Designers Erik Dunham and Katie Parker, Senior Programmer Dan Jacobson, Web Developer Michael Yoch, and editor Maggie Sterner.








Bob Boilen


Bob Boilen is currently the director of National Public Radio's All Things Considered, a job he has had since 1989. Prior to working at NPR, Boilen was the composer, technician and recording engineer for Baltimore's Impossible Theater. In fact it was the group's 1983 work called "Whiz Bang, a History of Sound" that first introduced NPR to Boilen. As discussed in an All Things Considered interview with Susan Stamberg, it was one of the first digital sound pieces. The work contained sampled sounds from nature that were performed on a piano keyboard and turned into music. Listen to the program now.


Now as director of ATC, Boilen chooses music for the program, segue music, feature pieces and reviews. The segue music is often one of the most remarked upon elements of the program. It's a unique blend of eclectic yet accessible music. Bob Boilen continues to compose music. His compositions include, The Talk of the Nation theme as well as the National Geographic/NPR/R.O.T.T.E.N. collaboration Radio Expeditions theme. Boilen was also the producer for Discovery Channel Science Live, a weekly webcast science show.






Robin Hilton


Robin Hilton joined All Songs Considered as the Assistant Producer after spending two years as a freelance reporter and Web designer in Athens, GA. Before that, he lived and worked in Okazaki, Japan where he taught English as a second language to junior high school students.


From 1989 to 1996, Robin worked for NPR member stations as a Senior Producer and Assistant News Director and was a long-cock contributor to NPR's daily news programs. His features and documentaries have aired on NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Soundprint. Listen to Robin's documentary about living and working in Japan.



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