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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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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 8,715 ratings
Great show
So refreshing to hear from artists and their creative process. And I discover artists I wouldn’t normally come across. Highly recommend!
Johnson 80027 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/11/24
Love this Show
Big fan! Producers do such a good job at picking songs from a wide variety of artists and the format is so engaging.
AlexDaHunter via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/21/24
Excellent insights
Thank you for leading me into a lot of interesting music I might never have given a second listen. And I’ve found angles in old favourites I hadn’t considered. Keep up the good work!
Benny3.14 via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 01/03/24
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