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: 79 Roosevelt Montás
Initially Aired: 2022-01-02 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "On Sunday’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio my guest is Roosevelt Montás - Senior Lecturer in American Studies and English at Columbia University - Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation."

Episode: 80 Aifric Campbell
Initially Aired: 2022-01-09 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "On Sunday’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio my guest is the writer Aifric Campbell. We’ll be talking about her book The Love Makers - part novel, part essays by scientists. AI, Robotics and the future of love."

Episode: 81 Jeffrey C. Stewart
Initially Aired: 2022-01-16 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "On Sunday’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio my guest is the Pulitzer Prize winning author Jeffrey C. Stewart. We’ll be talking all things Alain Locke and The Harlem Renaissance."

Episode: 82 Darryl “DMC” McDaniels
Initially Aired: 2022-01-23 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "On this morning’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio my guest is the one and only Darryl “DMC” McDaniels." The show opens with "Never on Sunday" by Lena Horne.

Episode: 83 Harry Freedman
Initially Aired: 2022-01-31 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "On Sunday’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio my guest is Harry Freedman. We’ll be discussing the complex religious sources of the songs of Leonard Cohen." The opening song is "Sunday Kind of Love" by The Marcels.

Episode: 84 Katharine Hayhoe
Initially Aired: 2022-02-06 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "On Sunday’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio my guest is leading climate scientist, Katharine Hayhoe - Chief Scientist for The Nature Conservancy, UN Champion of the Earth - and evangelical Christian." The show opens with "Everyday is Like Sunday" by the Pretenders.

Episode: 85 Marc Ribot
Initially Aired: 2022-02-13 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "On Sunday’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio my guest is one of my absolute favourite musicians - Marc Ribot. We’ll be taking about his book Unstrung: Rants & Stories of a Noise Guitarist." The show opens with "Sunday Morning" by Michael Stipe.

Episode: 86 Francesca Stavrakopoulou
Initially Aired: 2022-02-13 10:00
John Kelly Tweets, "On Sunday’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio my guest is Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou. We’ll be taking about her extraordinary book God: An Anatomy". The opening music is "Sunday Sun" by Beck.

Episode: 87 Sasha Geffen
Initially Aired: 2022-02-27 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "On Sunday’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio my guest is Sasha Geffen. We’ll be talking about their book Glitter Up The Dark: How Pop Music Broke The Binary. Plus plenty of fine tunes". The opening song is "Sunday Morning" (Live Version) by Lou Reed.

Episode: 88 Lenny Kaye
Initially Aired: 2022-03-06 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "On Sunday’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio my guest is the great Lenny Kaye - longtime guitarist with Patti Smith, record producer, cultural historian, author and fellow SiriusXM host." Opening music is "Sunday Morning" by Margo Guryan.

Episode: 89 Dan Mulhall
Initially Aired: 2022-03-13 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "On Sunday’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio my guest is Dan Mulhall, Ireland’s Ambassador to The United States. In advance of St. Patrick’s Day we’ll be talking all things Joyce and Ulysses. Yes." The opening song is "Sunday Walker" by Villagers.

Episode: 90 Christiana Figueres
Initially Aired: 2022-03-20 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "On Sunday’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio my guest is Christiana Figueres - former Executive Secretary, UN Climate Change, and the woman behind the Paris Agreement. The Edge will also be joining us with some climate questions of his own." Opening music for the episode is "Sunday Will Never Be the Same" by Nick Palmer.

Episode: 91 Helena De Bres
Initially Aired: 2022-03-27 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "Friends in the US and Canada. On Sunday’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio my guest is Helena De Bres. We’ll be talking about her book Artful Truths - The Philosophy of Memoir. Plus plenty of fine tunes." Opening music is "Sunday Morning" by Ani DiFranco.

Episode: 92 David George Haskell
Initially Aired: 2022-04-03 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "On Sunday’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio my guest is David George Haskell. His book Sounds Wild and Broken is a plea for more attentive listening to many sounds the planet. Music from insects, birds and humans". Opening music is "Never on Sunday" by The Chordettes.

Episode: 93 Kay Kaufman Shelemay
Initially Aired: 2022-04-10 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "On Sunday’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio my guest is Kay Kaufman Shelemay. We’ll be talking about the extraordinary role of the “sentinel” musicians of the Ethiopian diaspora in North America." The opening song is "Why do I Cry" by Margo Guryan, which opens, "Why do I cry? On Sunday morning, after Saturday night was such a wonderful night."

Episode: 94 Luma Mufleh
Initially Aired: 2022-04-17 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "On Sunday’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio my guest is visionary educator Luma Mufleh. Plus plenty of fine tunes." Opening song is "A Sunday Morning Love" by The Chariots.

Episode: 95 Ryan North
Initially Aired: 2022-04-24 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "On Sunday’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio my guest is best-selling author and Eisner Award Winner, Ryan North. Plus plenty of fine tunes." Opening song is "Ugly Sunday" by Mark Lanegan.

Episode: 96 Matt Richtel
Initially Aired: 2022-05-01 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "On Sunday’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio my guest is Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times reporter Matt Richtel. Plus plenty of fine tunes." The opening song today is "Sunday in New York" by Mel Torme.

Episode: 97 Dr. Aria S. Halliday
Initially Aired: 2022-05-08 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "On Sunday’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio my guest is Dr. Aria S. Halliday. We’ll be talking about her book Buy Black. How Black Women Transformed US Pop Culture." The opening music is "A Sunday Kind of Love" by Ella Fitzgerald.

Episode: 98 Patrick McCabe
Initially Aired: 2022-05-15 10:00
John Kelly tweets, "On Sunday’s ELEVATION on U2X-Radio my guest is one of the great voices of modern Irish literature - Patrick McCabe - plus plenty of fine tunes."