13 SONG EXPLODER
WHAT IS IT?
“Explaining a joke is like dissecting a frog,” said E B White and Katherine S White. “You understand it better, but the frog dies in the process.” Fortunately, dissecting a piece of music works far better, and here artists come on the show to explain how they made a song, and how it layers together to become the piece you listen to at the end.
WHY SHOULD I LISTEN?
Because it’s rare to hear musicians focusing so intently on their craft, and even songs you know well can hold fascinating secrets. The episodes that will pique your interest will depend on your music taste, but there’s bound to be one or two in the archive to meet your needs.
HOW LONG AND HOW OFTEN?
Between ten minutes and half an hour, depending on what the artist has to say. You get a handful of episodes every month.