In his CNN show Parts Unknown, Anthony Bourdain digs deep into the wildly diverse eats, politics, and cultures of global locales. Parts Unknown also features local—and sometimes just plain awesome—musical talent. Remember when Das Racist’s Himanshu Suri wrote and recorded a special EP for the Punjab episode? That was dope.
Now, you can listen to the music of Parts Unknown on sparepartsunknown.tumblr.com, a music-related companion to the show.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Bourdain talks about how he picks tunes for the show,
It makes sense that the TV host and writer has loved and identified with music since his childhood, seeing that his father worked at Columbia records.
Go explore the Parts Unknown music Tumblr, and then listen to this track from Iran’s Kiosk, featured on the latest episode. “This is from Call A Cab, their latest, and one of the best albums of 2014, in any language,” writes Bourdain.