Robin Hilton

Robin Hilton is the producer and co-host for the popular NPR Music show All Songs Considered.

In addition to his work on All Songs, Hilton produces NPR Music live concerts and festival coverage across the country, including live broadcasts and webcasts from the Bonnaroo and Sasquatch festivals, South by Southwest and the Newport Folk Festival.

Prior to joining NPR in 2000, Hilton co-founded Small Good Thing Productions, a non-profit production company for independent film, radio and music in Athens, GA.

Hilton lived and worked in Japan as a translator for the government, and taught English as a second language to junior high school students.

From 1989 to 1996, Hilton worked for NPR member stations KANU and WUGA as a senior producer and assistant news director and was a long-time contributing reporter to NPR's daily news programs All Things Considered and Morning Edition.

Hilton is a multi-instrumentalist and composer. His original scores have appeared in work from National Geographic, Center Stage and, most recently, in the documentary film Open Secret. You can hear some of his music here.

Along the way, Hilton worked as an emergency room orderly, a blackjack dealer and a fruitcake factory assembly lineman.

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All Songs Considered
8:45 pm
Sat July 27, 2013

Why The Newport Folk Festival Is So Special

Mito Habe-Evans NPR Music

Originally published on Thu July 25, 2013 2:48 pm

  • Hear Newport Folk Producer Jay Sweet Discuss This Year's Festival

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All Songs Considered
10:53 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Question Of The Week: What Music Will You Be Nostalgic For In 20 Years?

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon July 22, 2013 6:26 am

Earlier this week week we asked you to look ahead 20 years from now, and guess what music from today you'll be the most nostalgic about. There were some great suggestions, including Wilco, Outkast and Sufjan Stevens.

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All Songs Considered
4:17 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Question Of The Week: What's Your Karaoke Jam?

Rick Diamond Getty Images for ACM

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 7:21 pm

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All Songs Considered
3:00 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Question Of The Week: What's Your Stereo?

We asked readers what system they listen on, here is reader Andrew Limpic's music listening set up.
NPR Audience

Originally published on Sat June 29, 2013 7:55 pm

My first stereo had a built-in 8-track player, a turntable and a radio. My parents bought it at a local discount store for what probably seemed like a fortune to them at the time, and I used it for years. My mom eventually sold it at a garage sale. It wasn't that nice of course, but I'd love to have it back.

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All Songs Considered
7:15 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

Question Of The Week: What Veteran Band Should Have A Comeback?

Originally published on Tue June 18, 2013 1:29 pm

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All Songs Considered
12:33 pm
Sat May 25, 2013

What Does It Mean To Listen?

Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock uses a massive ear trumpet to really listen.
Wendy Lynch

Originally published on Fri May 24, 2013 2:00 pm

We got a lot of thoughtful comments and replies from readers this week when we asked whether they really listen to full albums from start to finish. Much of the discussion focused on the ways we listen and what constitutes actually engaging with an entire album in a full-on listening, as opposed to merely having it on.

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All Songs Considered
1:15 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Do You Really Listen To Full Albums?

Originally published on Mon May 20, 2013 8:17 pm

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All Songs Considered
1:00 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Question Of The Week: Do You Hear Music When You Dream?

Originally published on Mon May 6, 2013 7:13 pm

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All Songs Considered
4:59 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

How Are Your Music Tastes Changing As You Get Older?

Originally published on Tue April 30, 2013 3:40 pm

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All Songs Considered
10:31 am
Thu April 11, 2013

NPR Is Relocating: What's The Best Song About Moving On?

Twenty years after if first opened, NPR's old headquarters is being torn down. The network is moving to a new building at 1111 North Capitol street NE.
Marie McGory NPR

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 1:52 pm

Editor's note: NPR is moving from its longtime home of 635 Mass. Ave. in Washington, D.C. to new digs a few blocks away. All the planning and packing has made NPR Music's Robin Hilton a bit reflect-y on all the time he's spent with the old building.

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