Ben Ward


Co-host of Eclectic Kettle, 8pm–10pm on Tuesday nights.


  • Tuesday 8:00 – 10:00pm

Opens with guitars & ends in things that bleep; new music in the fine tradition of British evening sessions.

“This isn't about looking good. This isn't about making people like you. This isn't about stealing a new you. This isn't about uncovering knowledge buried in a pop song. Remember why we're here: No magic. Just music.”

Recent Broadcasts


Parboiled Kettle: Ben's 5 for 2017

Wrapping up 2017 from half of Eclectic Kettle, Ben talks Kelly Lee Owens, Destroyer, Sufjan Stevens, Los Camp! and really doesn't give much credence to the “top 5” concept.

Parboiled Kettle: Ben's 5 for 2016

Once again in the turn of the new year, I get to distill the thousand pieces of music we played in 2016 down to just five records.

Parboiled Kettle: Ben's 5 for 2015

In 2015 we played 1,112 pieces of music on Eclectic Kettle. It's a tremendous quantity of great music to distill into just 5 for the year.