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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.
 
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.
 
Revisionist History is Malcolm Gladwell's journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past—an event, a person, an idea, even a song—and asks whether we got it right the first time. From Pushkin Industries. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.
 
1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred. Thats the premise behind Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People, hosted by comedian Chris Gethard (the Chris Gethard Show, Broad City, This American Life, and one of Time Outs 10 best comedians of 2015). Every week, Chris opens the phone line to one anonymous caller, and he cant hang up first, no matter what. From shocking confessions and family secrets to philosophical discussions and shameless self-promotion, anything can and will happen! T ...
 
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!
 
Random topic + Random music genre = Song salad. Writing partners Shannon & Scott tempt the salad spinner of fate as they write a short song about a random topic in a random style of music. Can they successfully create a song using both? Can we be a little looser with the word "successfully"?
 
A Good Podcast About Bad Relationships. Every Wednesday and Sunday, Alicia and Stacie take you on a comedic ride through stories of marital misconduct and love gone wrong, blending biography, pop culture, history, and politics. "It’s one part Vanity Fair meets Town & Country, one part country music song—and an all-around good time." - The Atlantan. "Enjoying the juicy details of other people’s relationships is having a moment." Sunday Times Style Magazine (UK). "When this shameless show abou ...
 
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.)
 
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Stuck with no TP, a desperate spouse struggles with the betrayal and downright stench of the realization that there's no paper. This real-life suggestion from Jeremy Parker leads us to a rather unique playlist. Enjoy. What did we leave out? Let us know what song belongs on the official playlist, and we'll add our favorite! Best of The Great Song Po…
 
All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks, including one from Hadestown creator Anaïs Mitchell, Frank Turner's dream-inspired ode to his late friend, Scott Hutchison and more. Featured Tracks And Artists: 1. Frank Turner: "A Wave Across A Bay," from FTHC 2. Anaïs Mitchell: "On Your Way (Felix Song)," from Anaïs Mitchell 3. Ja…
 
Bully - "Just For Love," a 2021 single on Sub Pop. If you somehow missed SUGAREGG, the third studio album from Nashville’s Bully, when it was released a year and a half ago then it’s definitely time to circle back. Furious and fiery, Alicia Bognanno put her all into the record, which just finally got to be played on live stages this past December. …
 
Pete Fraser is back with Martin and Sam, breaking down this unusual chunk of instrumental music from Waits's back yard. We discuss the use and origin of this track, and have an extended conversation on the work of saxophonist Colin Stetson, as Blood Money heads into its final turns. website: songbysongpodcast.com twitter: @songbysongpod e-mail: son…
 
http://www.beautifulsongoftheweek.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Mystery-of-Love.mp3 We’ve featured plenty of soundtracks on this blog over the years, and a healthy amount of cover songs too. But I’m pretty sure this is the first time we’ve featured a track that’s both. This momentous occasion comes courtesy of Thibault Cauvin, a French guitarist, …
 
Episode 141 of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at “River Deep Mountain High'”, and at the career of Ike and Tina Turner. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.Also, this episode was recorded before the sad death of the great Ronnie Spector, whose records are featured …
 
According to a woman writing for Vice, is Billy Joel a steak or a hamburger? What new musical genre did critic Ron Rosenbaum attribute to Joel? Why did Joel once say New York State Of Mind was his favourite song? Join Stevie Nix as he answers all of these questions and more on this episode that manages to leave a tender moment alone. WARNING: This …
 
White! Whale! Holy! Grail! Strong Songs kicks off year four by getting H-E-A-V-Y, with an analysis of Mastodon's "Blood and Thunder." Pass straight past the Mellow Meadows, through the Forests and the Foothills of Rock, and see if you can reach the summit of Hard Mountain. The view from up there is amazing. Written by: Mastodon Album: Leviathan, 20…
 
“Thinking Is The Enemy.” In this episode we discuss our new theme song, Luke finds out how hard it is to whistle and Kevin tries to find the fake band names in a new game called Band Name or Scam Game. Kevin turns into a condiment, Luke plays with his office lighting setup and Kevin talks about the music on Star Trek: The Next Generation. All this …
 
How does a white guy from Detroit end up playing Latin music? Pianist Arthur Hanlon, one of the stars of the HBOMax concert film Piano Y Mujer, talks about that and his relationship to Motown in this week's conversation. We talk about the EP he released before Christmas, A Holiday Christmas Piano, and the roles Facebook and COVID played in making i…
 
Welcome back to Song Confessional, the only podcast where today’s top songwriters turn your anonymous stories into original songs. This week, we learn why you don’t send pictures of a gun to your friend in prison and New York-based dance/punk outfit !!! (Chk Chk Chk) turn this cautionary tale into a raucous new groove. Hear Song Confessional every …
 
Joy Oladokun is a singer and songwriter from Arizona, now based in Nashville, who’s been releasing music since 2015. Last year, she was named an Artist to Watch by NPR, Spotify, and Amazon, and she was #1 on Vogue’s list of New LGBTQ Artists To Listen to Now. She put out her third album, In Defense of My Own Happiness, in June 2021. It includes the…
 
For Trashy Breakups this week, Alicia follows up on Sunday's story about the marriage and divorce of Farrah Fawcett and Lee Majors. Their split likely had many causes, but actor Ryan O'Neal was certainly near the top. He and Farrah would spend the next decades in a tumultuous affair that damaged everyone in its orbit, especially the children they r…
 
Guess who's back, back again? ...us. It's us.Writing partners Shannon & Scott tempt the salad spinner of fate as they write a short song about a random topic in a random style of music. Follow us on Twitter @songsaladcast, check out our website, songsaladpodcast.com, and visit our Patreon page, patreon.com/songsaladStreaming on StrangeLabel.com eve…
 
This episode features some of the favourites from the first 27 episodes! All top class original songs! featuring Dan Razza, Robyn McKenzie, Mike Debenham, Catherine Wacha, Klaus and Ferry Collyer, Shelley Ackerman, Haim Shim, Bill White and Kate Stanton, Owl, John Lort Nelson, Marthie, Old Lost John and Danny Thomas Also a songwriting chat Dan Razz…
 
MERRY CHRISTMAS! Every British person knows that early afternoon on Christmas Day is when Queen Elizabeth II addresses the nation. But what if you don't want to listen to her? Or what if you are not British? Well, That Song From That Movie is there for you with our alternative to the Christmas Message. Alex is going hard on the eggnog, Ben has got …
 
Deirdre Graham is joined by her mother, Kirsteen Graham, a Gaelic singer and tutor who steeped Deirdre in songs and stories from childhood. Together they share a couple of songs connected to Skye as well as the lore surrounding them. Full transcription of the conversation available here Follow Deirdre Graham on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Spot…
 
Neville Marten is the editor of Guitar Techniques magazine. Since 1983 he has played guitar with Marty Wilde & the Wildcats, one of the first generation of British stars to play American rock and roll in the 1950s. Neville discusses the complex masterpiece from the Beatles' White Album, Happiness is a Warm Gun. Tour dates for Marty Wilde & the Wild…
 
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