It’s 2020. Many of us are working from home, eating at home, exercising at home, and relaxing at home. That’s a lot of time at home. Now is a great time to discover new musical artists, or dig into the music you already know and love. Pass the time at home, or in the car, with these five music podcasts you need to check out.
One of the most listened-to music podcasts right now is Song Exploder. Just like the name implies, each episode features a musician who takes apart a song of theirs, and dissects it piece by piece, telling the story of how it was made. It is truly intriguing and thought-provoking to hear each artist tell their side of the (song’s) story.
Switched On Pop
This one is for all you pop music lovers. Switched On Pop offers weekly podcast episodes exploring the craft of creating some of the world’s biggest pop songs, hosted by two major pop music extremists, musicologist Nate Soan and songwriter Charlie Harding.
Rap Radar is the home of hip hop’s most revealing interviews, hosted by journalists and hip hop music lovers, Elliott Wilson and Brian ‘B.Dot’ Miller. Tip: you must listen to the multi-part interview with Jay-Z — it’s mandatory in our opinion.
This one is for all music lovers who enjoy digging into the guts of a particular song. Dissect focuses on a single album per season, and examines the music, lyrics, and meaning of each track on the album. Past features include Beyonce’s Lemonade, DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar, and The Miseducation of Lauren Hill.
All Songs Considered
It’s an NPR podcast, so you know it must be good. All Songs Considered shares the week’s new music discoveries, including new songs, conversations with new and emerging artists, and so much more in this upbeat music podcast.
Whether you’re a pop fan, a country lover, or a classic rock kind of person, there’s a music podcast out there for everyone. Chill out at home, in the car, or wherever you most enjoy a podcast, and tune into these five music podcasts you need to check out right now. Don’t forget to check out the Olympus Fenwick blog for more fun topics and updates on local events.