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Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. Each episode features an artist discussing a song of theirs, breaking down the sounds and ideas that went into the writing and recording. Hosted and produced by Hrishikesh Hirway.

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    • 4.8, 3.4K Ratings

Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. Each episode features an artist discussing a song of theirs, breaking down the sounds and ideas that went into the writing and recording. Hosted and produced by Hrishikesh Hirway.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.4K Ratings

3.4K Ratings

tearfullistener ,

Lets the Artist tell the story

First pod cast about music that I've listened to all the way thru. Great and varied selection of artists. So well edited and recorded. Isolating tracks and having the artist discuss parts of the song from an emotional, technical, and histrionic perspective makes this podcast sooooooo satisfying!!!!!

Hollitz ,

Thao!

Thao is one of the most brilliant performers I've ever seen live. She was opening for Neko Case and she was by herself on a stage with a guitar and she commanded the attention of everyone in the room. So much so that even when there was speaker trouble, everyone just crammed really close to the stage in order to hear her. She really knocked me and I'm so glad that I get to hear her every week on this show!

LRViewer ,

Host was critical

I have always been a somewhat intermittent listener to this podcast. My favorite was The Long Winters episode. I don’t care for the new host though, and I suspect she was installed to provide more male/female balance in the Radiotopia host stable. That’s disappointing and I probably will be even more intermittent moving forward.

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