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Here’s indie singer/songwriter Damien Jurado performing three songs from his 11th album Maraqopa, plus a bonus song (“Horizons”), with a little help from members of The Head and the Heart and The Shins.

Damien Jurado: Bringing It All Back Home

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In honor of the final takeoff of Atlantis, the final space shuttle launch, NPR gives us this compilation using footage of the space shuttle program from the past three decades.

A Blast From The Past: Shuttle Through The Decades

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It’s after 5:00 and most of the office has cleared out, but before we call it a day I thought I’d share this vid courtesy of the folks of NPR and Radiolab in which filmmakers Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante explore “how language connects our inner thoughts to the outside world.” Enjoy!

Radiolab and NPR Present Words [via YouBentMyWookie]

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This is The Mynabirds peforming songs from their album What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood including “Numbers Don’t Lie,” “Let the Record Go,” and “What We Gained in the Fire” at the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen in the NPR Music office. Have a listen.

NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert: The Mynabirds

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