Top Music Podcasts

Off Book: The Improvised Musical

Off Book: The Improvised Musical

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. Accompanied by Scott Passarella, King of Pianists, Pianist of Kings.

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Song Exploder

Song Exploder

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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All Songs Considered – NPR

All Songs Considered – NPR

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.) Read More
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Questlove Supreme

Questlove Supreme

Questlove Supreme is a fun, irreverent and educational weekly podcast that digs deep into the stories of musical legends and cultural icons in a way that only Questlove and Team Supreme can deliver. Led by Each episode is driven by conversation ranging from the guest’s origins (along with a few never-before-revealed secrets to their success) to their life passions and current projects. This is not your typical interview show. This is about legends and legends in the making bringing their legacy to life in their own words. Previous guests have included Usher, Michelle Obama, Chris Rock, Steve Miller, Maya Rudolph, Weird Al, Chaka Khan, Babyface and many more. Read More
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Sound Opinions – Sound Opinions

Sound Opinions – Sound Opinions

Take two nationally respected rock critics, the latest music news, personal commentary, and exclusive interviews and performances, add a huge pile of records old and new, and the result is Sound Opinions, where people who love music can come together. Read More
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Dolly Parton’s America – WNYC Studios & OSM Audio

Dolly Parton’s America – WNYC Studios & OSM Audio

In this intensely divided moment, one of the few things everyone still seems to agree on is Dolly Parton—but why? That simple question leads to a deeply personal, historical, and musical rethinking of one of America’s great icons. Join us for a 9-episode journey into the Dollyverse. Hosted by Jad Abumrad, creator of Radiolab and More Perfect. Produced and reported by Shima Oliaee. Dolly Parton’s America is co-produced by OSM Audio and WNYC Studios. Read More
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The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory & Mal

The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory & Mal

Tune into Joe Budden and his friends Rory & Mal and follow along the crazy adventures of these very random friends.
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Rolling Stone Music Now – Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone Music Now – Rolling Stone

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. Read More
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Punch Up The Jam – Headgum

Punch Up The Jam – Headgum

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. Read More
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Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music – Tyler Mahan Coe

Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music – Tyler Mahan Coe

Want to hear a story? Country music is full of them, always with a killer soundtrack, sometimes a soundtrack made by a killer - like Spade Cooley, the only convicted murderer to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Or there’s the time Loretta Lynn released a song about birth control in the 1970s and everyone pretty much lost their minds. You’ve heard those? You sure? Millions of people think they know all about Merle Haggard’s 1969 song, “Okie from Muskogee,” but they’ve had it wrong the whole time. You’ll find those stories and others right here, obsessively researched, written and narrated by Tyler Mahan Coe, a lifelong veteran of country music and its mythology. Country music fans already know this is their new obsession but read the reviews and you’ll see how fast it’s catching on with listeners new to the genre. No other podcast is telling these stories, not like this. Start at the beginning. Press play. [If you aren't sure about the first episode, try Wynonna or the Kershaws. After that, though, you will want to return to the first episode and go from there. The show is constructed in seasons and episodes are presented in a careful order. You’ll find text transcripts of every episode at cocaineandrhinestones.com. Support the podcast for as little as $2 a month at patreon.com/tylermahancoe.] Read More
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Dissect – Cole Cuchna | Spotify

Dissect – Cole Cuchna | Spotify

Learn more about the albums you love with Dissect. Analyzing one album per season, one song per episode, Dissect dives deep into albums like Childish Gambino's Because the Internet, Beyonce's Lemonade, Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly & DAMN., Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Frank Ocean's Blonde, and more. Let's Dissect. Read More
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Ongoing History of New Music – Curiouscast

Ongoing History of New Music – Curiouscast

Ongoing History of New Music looks at things from the alt-rock universe to hip hop, from artist profiles to various thematic explorations. It is Canada’s most well known music documentary hosted by the legendary Alan Cross. Whatever the episode, you’re definitely going to learn something that you might not find anywhere else. Trust us on this. Read More
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Mogul

Mogul

Mogul is a show about hip hop’s most iconic moments, told by the people who lived them. Season 2 dives into the birth of southern hip hop. It all started in Miami with the 2 Live Crew, a group that took hip hop and made it faster, harder, and nastier than anything anyone had heard before. But in 1990 their music was declared legally obscene, and what followed is known today as the most controversial trial in the history of hip hop. This group, this city and this trial changed the course of music history as we know it. Mogul Season 2 features exclusive interviews with Miami legends like Trick Daddy, Rick Ross, Trina, Luke Campbell, Brother Marquis, Mr. Mixx, Walshy Fire, and more. Read More
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Broken Record with Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Headlam and Justin Richmond – Pushkin Industries

Broken Record with Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Headlam and Justin Richmond – Pushkin Industries

From Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Headlam, and Justin Richmond. The musicians you love talk about their life, inspiration, and craft. Then play.iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.  Read More
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DIY Musician Podcast – CD Baby

DIY Musician Podcast – CD Baby

Making music has never been easier, but building a music career today is altogether different. Finding the right audience for your music takes an entrepreneurial mindset, a lot of hard work, and a willingness to experiment. The DIY Musician Podcast features interviews with artists of all styles and backgrounds who’ve found a unique but authentic pathway to success, as well as in-depth discussions with music publicists, promoters, lawyers, publishers, talent buyers, and more. This podcast is geared towards independent musicians who want to build a sustainable music career without giving up (too much) financial or creative control. Hosts Kevin and Chris work with hundreds of thousands of artists at CD Baby, and are actively releasing and promoting their own music too; they're part of the same community they’re helping to educate and encourage with each new episode. Read More
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Strong Songs – Kirk Hamilton

Strong Songs – Kirk Hamilton

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. Read More
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Sodajerker On Songwriting – Sodajerker

Sodajerker On Songwriting – Sodajerker

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. Read More
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DISGRACELAND – Jake Brennan

DISGRACELAND – Jake Brennan

A music and true crime podcast about musicians getting away with murder and behaving very badly. Jerry Lee Lewis, Ozzy Osbourne, Cardi B. Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, A$AP Rocky, Led Zeppelin: The true crime connections of these artists and more—from murder, arson, the occult, drug trafficking and countless other scandal and high stakes drama—is recounted in this one-of-a-kind podcast narrated and produced by award-winning podcaster and author, Jake Brennan. If you love true crime and you love music then get ready to love this podcast. Disgraceland is not journalism. It is entertainment. Entertainment inspired by true crimes and events. However, certain scenes, characters and names are sometimes fictionalized for dramatic purposes as they are in most other dramatic storytelling mediums. Disgraceland releases full episodes weekly. Subscribe here for regularly-scheduled mini episodes, bonus content, plus curated full episodes. To hear all seasons of Disgraceland, follow Disgraceland on the Internet and elsewhere @disgracelandpod. Sources for each episode are available at disgracelandpod.com. Read More
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World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN – WXPN Listener Supported Radio

World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN – WXPN Listener Supported Radio

WXPN's live performance and interview program featuring music and conversation from a variety of important musicians
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Live In Concert from NPR’s All Songs Considered – NPR

Live In Concert from NPR’s All Songs Considered – NPR

Hear live shows from Spiritualized, Andrew Bird, Wilco, Bon Iver, Alabama Shakes, Beirut and many more. Recorded by NPR Music at venues and festivals across the country. Read More
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Life In The Stocks

Life In The Stocks

Hosted by Matt Stocks (Ex-Kerrang! Radio, Metal Hammer, Classic Rock & Scuzz TV) Life In The Stocks features unedited, in-depth, candid conversations with musicians, actors, comedians & creatives.

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