John Paul was the writer and host of a 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 examined the behind-the-scenes figures who made the Memphis sound.

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