Must-Hear Music Podcasts
Canadian indie rockers Said the Whale just launched their own podcast called Demoitis, featuring guests like Arkells, Mother Mother and Tokyo Police Club. Here are some other musthear podcasts for music fans.
Each episode of Song Exploder features a big-name guest breaking down how they wrote a song. It’s an intimate glimpse into the creative process, involving demos, stems and personal stories. Check out the bizarre, fascinating episode with Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo.
TURNED OUT A PUNK
On each episode of this prolific podcast, host Damian Abraham (of Fucked Up) talks to a guest about how punk changed their life. Guests have included Jack Black, Jim Cuddy and David Cross, showing just how far punk’s influence has permeated.
ALL SONGS CONSIDERED
NPR’s All Songs Considered offers mixes of new music and in-depth interviews with big stars. Whether geeking out about analogue recording with MBV’s Kevin Shields or going on a trip down memory lane with R.E.M., this show exudes music nerdom in the best way.
U TALKIN’ U2 TO ME?
Hosted by Adam Scott ( Parks and Recreation) and Scott Aukerman ( Comedy
Bang! Bang!), this tribute to U2 is as much improv comedy as it is music. After discussing every U2 album in the first season (and getting the band as guests), the hosts launched the spinoff R U Talkin’ R.E.M. RE: ME?
SNOOP DOGG’S GGN PODCAST
Snoop Dogg was born to be a podcast host. He interviews plenty of big-name rappers (A$AP Rocky, Rae Sremmurd) and actors (Seth Rogen, Kathy Bates), but no matter who the guest is, the true highlight of this podcast is Snoop’s perma-baked stoner dude persona.