U2 X-Radio: Elevation with John Kelly Episode Guides: 2021

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"Celebrating news and ideas from the worlds of science, medicine, faith, and the arts. Hosted by Irish broadcaster/writer John Kelly, this show features music and poetry; interviews with artists, activists, and thinkers; plus the occasional member of U2."

John Kelly, an Irish broadcaster and writer, hosts a weekly show on the channel, where he interviews a variety of guest, including the occasional member of U2. The show started with the launch of the station, and the first episode was July 5, 2020.

Below you will find the latest information about episodes of this program on U2 X-Radio on SiriusXM. Our full U2 X-Radio discography page is available if you are looking for news, scheduling information, and other information. Additional episode guides are available to the right.

  • Weekly Show
  • Airs initially on Sunday at 10:00 ET
  • Shows available on demand.
  • Repeats twice on Sunday, and throughout the week.

Elevation With John Kelly:

Episode: 27 Mica Paris
Initially Aired: 2021-01-03 10:00
John Kelly tweets "Friends in the US and Canada. On Sunday morning’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio I’ll be joined by Mica Paris." The show opens with "Struttin' on Sunday" by Aaron Neville.

Episode: 28 David Mitchell
Initially Aired: 2021-01-10 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "Friends in the US and Canada. On tomorrow morning’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio I’ll be joined by the novelist David Mitchell." The show opens with "Goodbye Sunday" by Everything But the Girl.

Episode: 29 Kate Raworth
Initially Aired: 2021-01-17 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "Friends in the US and Canada. On Sunday’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio I’ll be discussing Doughnut Economics with the economist Kate Raworth and The Edge." The show opens with "Sunday" by Iggy Pop.

Episode: 30 Van Dyke Parks
Initially Aired: 2021-01-24 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "Friends in the US and Canada. On this morning’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio I’ll be joined by the legendary Van Dyke Parks. His musical genius has elevated everyone from The Beach Boys to U2 to Albert Einstein." The show opened with "Groovin' (On a Sunday Afternoon)" by The Gaylettes.

Episode: 31 Eimear McBride
Initially Aired: 2021-01-31 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "Friends in the US and Canada. On Sunday’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio I’ll be joined by the writer Eimear McBride." The show opens with "Sunday in New York" by Shirley Horn.

Episode: 32 Ainissa Ramirez
Initially Aired: 2021-02-07 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "Friends in the US and Canada. On Sunday’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio I’ll be joined by the scientist and writer Ainissa Ramirez - author of The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another."

Episode: 33 Scott Kelly
Initially Aired: 2021-02-14 10:00
John Kelly tweets "Friends in the US and Canada. On tomorrow’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio I’ll be joined by the astronaut Commander Scott Kelly - twin brother of Senator Mark Kelly." The show opens with a cover of "Everyday is Like Sunday" by Chrissie Hynde.

Episode: 34 Gavin Bryars
Initially Aired: 2021-02-21 10:00
John Kelly tweets "Friends in the US and Canada. On Sunday’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio I’ll be joined by the composer Gavin Bryars." The show opens with "A Sunday Kind of Love" by Dinah Washington.

Episode: 35 Pádraig Ó Tuama / The Edge
Initially Aired: 2021-02-28 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "Friends in the US and Canada. On Sunday’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio I’ll be joined by the theologian and poet Pádraig Ó Tuama. The Edge
will also be dropping by." The show opens with "Pleasant Valley Sunday (Demo)" by Carole King.

Episode: 36 Peter Hale and Jesse Goodman
Initially Aired: 2021-03-07 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "On tomorrow’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio I’ll be joined by Peter Hale and Jesse Goodman from the Allen Ginsberg Estate, Peter was Allen’s editorial assistant and archivist". The show opens with "Blue Sunday" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Episode: 37 Gaia Vince
Initially Aired: 2021-03-14 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "Friends in the US and Canada. On Sunday’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio I’ll be joined by the science writer and broadcaster Gaia Vince".

Episode: 38 Donie O'Sullivan
Initially Aired: 2021-03-21 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "Friends in the US and Canada. On this morning’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio I’ll be joined by CNN reporter Donie Sullivan". The show opens with "Easy (Like Sunday Morning)" by Jimmy Lindsay.

Episode: 39 Gascia Ouzounian
Initially Aired: 2021-03-28 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "Friends in the US and Canada. On Sunday’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio well be exploring sound and space with Associate Professor of Music at Oxford, Gascia Ouzounian"

Episode: 40
Initially Aired: 2021-04-04 10:00

Episode: 41
Initially Aired: 2021-04-11 10:00

Episode: 42
Initially Aired: 2021-04-18 10:00

Episode: 43
Initially Aired: 2021-04-25 10:00

Episode: 44
Initially Aired: 2021-05-02 10:00

Episode: 45
Initially Aired: 2021-05-09 10:00