Song Exploderactive
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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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159 Available Episodes (159 Total)Average duration: 00:15:42
Jan 09 | 00:19:05
Hozier - Nina Cried Power (feat. Mavis Staples)
Dec 20 | 00:15:29
Yo-Yo Ma - Prelude, Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major
Dec 13 | 00:14:43
Reissue: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - Astonished Man
Dec 05 | 00:21:28
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
Nov 26 | 00:12:32
Breakmaster Cylinder - Reply All
Nov 19 | 00:14:50
Empress Of - When I'm With Him
Nov 05 | 00:15:22
Big Boi - Order of Operations
Oct 26 | 00:12:06
John Carpenter - Halloween (Theme)
Oct 15 | 00:19:07
Janelle Monáe - So Afraid
Oct 04 | 00:18:34
Cat Power - Woman
"How I Built This" for Interesting Music
Jun 28, 2017 by symbolcity

Fantastic podcast that has taken me inside music I love and music I didn't even know existed. It's hard enough for any artist to be articulate about their creative process, so I am stoked to hear tightly edited descriptions of where the music came from and how all the pieces were put together. And all because the producer, Hrishikesh Hirway, has the musical chops and credibility necessary to get musicians to talk to him and let him take them into the weeds of their own process. Then he has the passion and commitment to craft 10-12 minutes of illumination. It's inspiring to hear how often a small, passing, sometimes forgotten clip of something grows into a dynamite song.

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