21st Century Troubadours: Saturday, Feb. 13 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy

Shara Nova’s pop opera You Us We All is featured in this week’s episode. Photo by Stephanie Berger.

Love is in the air and on the airwaves this weekend! In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we’re exploring the music of 21st century troubadours.

In medieval times, troubadours were poets and musicians who wrote songs about chivalry and courtly love; they were basically the singer-songwriters of the Middle Ages. But of course, love and heartbreak are pretty timeless themes—and composers today are still writing love ballads for the modern romantic. On this Saturday’s episode, we’ll hear songs about love, songs about heartbreak, and songs about online dating nightmares.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 9pm PT.

I Love New York: Saturday, Feb. 6 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy

Photo by Andre Stoeriko.

New York City is the city that never sleeps. How could you? There’s always a new restaurant, art gallery, or neighborhood to explore—and always new music to discover.

On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion: I Love New York! We’re taking a bite out of the Big Apple, with music inspired by the sights and sounds of New York City. From the street art to the downtown lofts, Central Park, and even the New York City Marathon, we’ll take a taxi ride through the city that never sleeps.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, February 6 at 9pm PT.

Let it Snow: Saturday, Jan. 30 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy

Photo by Maggie Molloy.

A snowy landscape is like a fresh white canvas—it’s filled with possibility. Quiet, frosty days bring about stillness, introspection, and transformation.

On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion: let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. We’ll hear music inspired by cold winter nights and snowy canvases of white. Plus, a piece from the land of fire and ice.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, January 30 at 9pm PT.

Planting the Seeds: Saturday, Jan. 23 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy

Photo by Danny Strutt.

If you listen closely, you might just discover music amid the leaves of your favorite plant or tree. An entire orchestra of sounds awaits those who listen with open ears.

On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion, we’re planting the seeds. We’re exploring music inspired by—and in some cases, performed on—living plants. We’ll find music amid cactus needles, wooden planks, and gentle leaves. Plus, music inspired by the fastest-growing plan in the world.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, January 23 at 9pm PT.

Musical Postcards: Saturday, Jan. 16 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy

The French cellist Vincent Segal and the Malian kora player Ballaké Sissoko are featured in this week’s episode.

Second Inversion is now airing in a NEW TIME SLOT: Saturdays at 9pm.

The best trips are the ones you can’t wait to write home about. You send a postcard saying, “You’ll never believe what I saw, did, touched, and tasted while I was exploring this new place…”

On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion, we’re exploring musical postcards. We’ll hear composers’ impressions of new and familiar places. From the Amazon jungle to the Arctic tundra and the rooftops of Bamako, Mali, we’ll hear musical snapshots from all around the world.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, January 16 at 9pm PT.