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.
An antidote to today’s frenzied world. Step back, let go, immerse yourself: it’s time to go slow.A lo-fi celebration of pure sound.
From Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Headlam, and Justin Richmond. The musicians you love talk about their life, inspiration, and craft. Then play.
Music: it's good. On each episode of Strong Songs, host Kirk Hamilton takes listeners inside a piece of music, breaking it down and figuring out what makes it work.
Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)
The Popcast is hosted by Jon Caramanica, a pop music critic for The New York Times. It covers the latest in popular music criticism, trends and news.
An hour of fresh new tunes from BBC Music Introducing handpicked by Tom Robinson each week in the early hours of Monday morning.
Podcast from Defected Records
A collection of the greatest music stories never told. This season the poet and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib explores a single year: 1980 - the brilliant, awkward and sometimes heartbreaking opening to a monumental decade in popular music.
The writers and editors of Rolling Stone take you inside the biggest stories in music. Featuring interviews with our favorite artists; what's playing in the office; expert insight on the week's biggest music news; and much more.
Named “Best Podcast of 2018” by The New York Times, Dissect examines a single album per season, forensically dissecting the music, lyrics, and meaning of one song per episode. *Currently dissecting Beyonce's Lemonade.* Past seasons include DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar (S5), Flower Boy by Tyler, the Creator (S4), Blonde by Frank Ocean (S3), My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West (S2), To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar (S1), and Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (MS1).
Rethink music with The Listening Service. Tom Service presents a journey of imagination and insight, exploring how music works
Recordings from the early 20th Century with comments.
Calm Pills - Soothing Space Ambient and Piano Music for Relaxing, Peaceful Sleep, Reading or Mindful Meditation
Calm Pills are soothing atmospheric ambient albums, seamlessly mixed to help with relaxation, meditation, reading or deep sleep. Mostly consisting of instrumental ambient sounds and soft piano music, these mixes will help you completely relax your mind and body.
Discover the world with music. Join local experts for a sonic journey around the globe.
We are musicians, composers, engineers, teachers and students alike. The path of a musician can be challenging and uncertain but it can also be enriching and great fun! This is the path we chose and we are here as your resource. Explore theory, history, ear training, technique, special topics and overall musicianship.
What makes a song a smash? Talent? Luck? Timing? All that—and more. Chris Molanphy, pop-chart analyst and author of Slate’s “Why Is This Song No. 1?” series, tells tales from a half-century of chart history. Through storytelling, trivia and song snippets, Chris dissects how that song you love—or hate—dominated the airwaves, made its way to the top of the charts and shaped your memories forever.
Series about pieces of music with a powerful emotional impact
What if the greatest hits could be ...greater? Every Thursday, comedian/musician Miel Bredouw teams up with a special guest to revisit, review and revise the pop songs of our past, and offer an improved "punched-up" version.
Celebrating the music that special guests cherish and would like to bestow to future generations.
WXPN's live performance and interview program featuring music and conversation from a variety of important musicians
The 500 with Josh Adam Meyers counts down Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time with comedians, actors, and musicians.
An independent radio station from Tel Aviv. For music lovers by music lovers.
A podcast about words about music.
A lovingly crafted podcast that reveals the stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds.
Lucy Smith talks to artists to find out the stories behind your favourite songs.
The story behind greatest music albums.
For Music-First Audiophiles.
A weekly music show for the whole family.
Best Arts & Culture podcast Webby 2020 winner about the making and meaning of popular music. Musicologist Nate Sloan & songwriter Charlie Harding pull back the curtain on how pop hits work magic on our ears & our culture. You’ll fall in love with music you didn’t even know you liked.
It takes years for a Broadway musical to hit the stage, but on OFF BOOK: The Improvised Musical, you get a brand new original musical every week! Each episode, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino and a special guest create a new musical on the spot. Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ad-free. Go to stitcher.com/premium and use promo code EARWOLF for 1 month free (and $5 off the annual plan!).
Scorching guests and sizzling records: join music writer Oliver Wang and music supervisor Morgan Rhodes each week as they invite their favorite artists, critics and scholars for in-depth conversations about the albums that shape our lives. Each week our special guests will take you deep into their heat rocks from the world of hip-hop, soul, dance, jazz, funk and more. Get with us!
CBeebies Radio takes you to a world of sound and music, where you can share imaginative adventures and listen to stories with your favourite CBeebies friends and characters.
Have you ever heard a song that is so bad or bizarre that it’s actually amazing? The Songtopsy Report is a comedy podcast where bad music experts Nick Brigadier, Mike Russell, and Steven Trolinger explore and dissect the worst music they have ever come across. Covering one-hit wonders, criminal musicians, underground sub-genres, and other musical oddities, Nick, Mike and Steven refuse to rest until they determine how these songs ever saw the light of day.
This upbeat program focuses on Soca/Calypso music, showcasing artists, interviews, and news from the Caribbean.
David Hepworth, Mark Ellen and kindred spirits talk about music and laugh until they cry.
Sodajerker On Songwriting is a programme devoted to the art and craft of songwriting. The show, created and hosted by the UK songwriting team Sodajerker, features interviews with some of the most successful songwriters and musicians in the world.
A weekday download of standout songs, including advance releases, exclusive live tracks recorded at KCRW, remixes, and an introduction to new artists on our radar.
Brian Alfred sits down with artists and musicians in galleries and their studios to discuss their process and inspiration in their creative life.
Mountain Stage Podcast
Music for Thinking and Being
Shirley Manson sits down with some of the most influential musicians of the last two decades to discuss the song that represents their artistic moment of truth and the impact that song had on both their careers, and their lives.
Nialler9 and Andrea Cleary talk new music, albums with interviews and chat.
Innovative and thought-provoking features that make adventurous use of sound and explore a wide variety of subjects. Made by leading radio producers.
An exploration of music production through informal discussions about technique, philosophy, gear, and creativity. Hosted by Brian Funk, a musician, songwriter, teacher, and Ableton Certified Trainer.
Get the best in independent artist cover songs every week on the Coverville podcast!
KEXP’s Song of the Day podcast features stand-out tracks from independent and emerging talent alongside the best new music from more established artists. Curated by KEXP DJs with listeners’ adventurous taste in mind, Song of the Day is delivered daily, Monday through Friday. Finding new music can be hard. Let KEXP help!
“Old Town Road” showed the app’s potential as a hit generator. But its relationship to the business is far more complex. Guest: Taylor Lorenz.
Mr Tumble’s guest Lord Tumble climbs a pretend mountain. Sing along to The Grand Old Duke of York, Please & Thank You Song and The Wheels on the Bus. Plus Grandad Tumble’s Top 5.By CBeebies Radio
Episode 106 of the Nialler9 Podcast finds us reviewing the ultra-long electronic hymnal album from Sufjan Stevens, discuss Autumn a lot and enthuse about Keanu Reeves classic film Speed.By Nialler9
Hope Within HopeBy KZradio
Calm Pills - Soothing Space Ambient and Piano Music for Relaxing, Peaceful Sleep, Reading or Mindful Meditation
In his seminal album Ambient 1: Music for Airports, Brian Eno proclaimed “Ambient Music must be able to accommodate many levels of listening attention without enforcing one in particular; it must be as ignorable as it is interesting”. Over at AmbientSoundbath.com podcast, Matt has been curating and producing longform ambient albums that are faithfu…
I’m very pleased to announce that Ambient Soundbath Podcast #91 was put together by somebody new to me, who reached out via the website – Alaeddin Hallack – You can learn more about him below. This mix is very nice; Alaeddin really captured the essence of what an Ambient Soundbath is and programmed an excellent show accordingly with a variety of ar…
NPR Music's picks for the best albums out on Sept. 25 include a long-awaited release from Sufjan Stevens, a searing new work from Public Enemy, the pop singer Joji and more. Featured Albums: 1. Sufjan Stevens — The Ascension Featured Song: "Lamentations" 2. Public Enemy — What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? Featured Song: "Grid" 3. Nappy Roo…
Jazz/funk trumpeter Takuya Kuroda is highly respected for his extraordinary chops who you might know for his collaborations with José James or Antibalas. Kuroda lets the grooves breathe on “Change” featuring Corey King.By KCRW
Terror/Cactus - "Guanaco" from the 2020 self-released album Confluencia. Local producer Martín Selasco was born in Buenos Aires and raised in Miami, and he brings these influences to Seattle via his electro-cumbia project Terror/Cactus. His latest LP Confluencia is an auditory journey through the spectacular landscapes of South America, combining m…
Splash! Flush! Gurgle! Every home has a toilet but how do they actually work?Listen… what’s that sound? Can you guess what it is? Listen along with Maddie as she explains how lots of fun and interesting things work at home and at school. #CBeebiesRadioBy CBeebies Radio
The long awaited third installment of The Art of Sampling series is finally here and we're talking about one of the most influential beat tapes in the history of hip-hop and producer Christian's favorite album of all time, J Dilla's Donuts. Music writer Nate Patrin sits down with us (remotely) to discuss the cult following of J Dilla after his pass…
The Nashville singer-songwriter and Leagues frontman shares stories of how his latest album came to be.By Stephen Kallao
Rivita is musician, producer, and author of Composer Cave Challenge. Born in India and living in Los Angeles, Rivita studied music in a variety colleges, while traveling the world learning about different musical cultures. She is releasing a new book of music making prompts and exercises called Composer Cave Challenge. I had a great and wide rangin…
Podcast from Defected Records 1. Steve Lawler - Don't Ask (Jansons Remix) [Nothing Else Matters] 2. Charlotte OC - Falling For You (Austin Ato Remix) [Psycho John Records] 3. Daniel Steinberg - Why Do You Hate Me [Arms & Legs] 4. Selace - So Hooked On Your Lovin' (Gorgon City Remix) [Defected] 5. Gorgon City - Grooves On The Vinyl [REALM Records] 6…
Gretchen Scherer was born in Indianapolis, IN and received a BFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and graduated with an MFA from Hunter College. She has attended residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and The Vermont Studio Center. She recently had a solo exhibition at Monya Rowe Gallery and has previously had solo exhi…
In 1980, anti-disco sentiment was at a high and Grace Jones was coming off a trilogy of disco albums. If she stayed stagnant, it felt like her career could be swept away. And so out of disco’s death rattle – driven by the discomfort of white male tastemakers – Grace Jones rose, reinforced and reimagined in a new decade freshly obsessed with risk.…
Most know Minnie Riperton because of one part in one song. “Lovin’ You” was Riperton’s biggest hit, and she doesn’t sing that magic, piercing note until around the 3-minute mark. Cancer took Riperton away tragically in 1979, and the next year producers got to work on a posthumous album. Filled with leftover recordings and celebrity cameos, “Love Li…
In December of 1980, two exiled artists and freedom fighters attempted return to their home in South Africa for a concert. Jazz musician Hugh Masekela and singer Miriam Makeba were briefly married, but they had a robust collaborative relationship that stretched across multiple decades. The 1980 concert wound up happening in neighboring Lesotho — an…
Punk singer Darby Crash dreamed of immortality. The single full-length Germs album was to become a holy grail of music history, and his passing might’ve made him a legend, but Darby Crash died on December 7th, 1980. By the time the news of his death began to circulate, it was well into December 8th, the day John Lennon was shot by Mark David Chapma…
In May of 1980, Joy Division lost its lead singer, Ian Curtis. The band decided that they would carry on with a different name. From the cutting room floor, a song with Ian Curtis haphazardly slurring the words he’d written became the first single for a decade-defining band. New Order was made up of people who were weighed down by grief and regrets…
In 1979, "Rapper’s Delight" was released and went on to become the first Top 40 hip-hop single. Sugarhill Gang almost had no choice but to follow the single up with a full-length. So in the early months of 1980, a six song, nearly forty minute album by a rap group was released. The debut, self-titled album by the Sugarhill Gang wasn’t received with…
Stevie Wonder released seven albums from 1970 to 1976. It is an impenetrable run of albums and songs, one of the greatest in music history. Then, in 1979, he faced his first defeat of the decade. Reviews for “Stevie Wonder’s Journey Through The Secret Life of Plants” were harshly mixed. So in 1980 Stevie was due for a comeback. Lost Notes host Hani…
Pasadena-bred singer, producer, and musician Charlie Bereal has toured with Raphael Saadiq and Brittany Howard — and sang with the Soul Seekers — but he’s tapping into a unique glorious sound with a track we’ve been spinning that says it all at this moment in time, it’s “Walk The Streets of Love.”By KCRW
Yanna - "Marcaperu," a 2020 self-released single. "My friends take care of me / Not the police" On her debut single "Marcaperu," Afro-Peruvian artist Yanna (real name: Brenda Carpio) uses her voice to denounce the injustices she sees around her: racism, discrimination, and violence. Raised in the San Martín de Porres district of Lima, Peru, Yanna m…
The children go on an imaginary journey to different countries around the world.Time For School: Carpet Time drops in on a group of children as they learn, discover and play. #CBeebiesRadioBy CBeebies Radio