John Paul is the writer and host of a weekly segment on NPR Worldwide’s Beale Street Caravan radio program. In the fall of 2015, the segment was called “Made in Memphis”, and examined a hit song that everybody knows, but not everybody knows was recorded in Memphis.

On the 2016 season, JPK’s segment was called “Something On the Side” and focused on prominent Memphis studio musicians.

In June 2015, JPK hosted a tribute to the late Scotty Moore, recorded for Beale Street Caravan and aired on October 12, 2016.