Song Exploder

This is the music podcast for those who like to get to know the musician’s artistry.

The show puts the spotlight on the artist as he tours the listeners on how his music came to life.

The host, Hrishikesh Hirway produces, records, and edits every episode of Song Exploder.

He cuts his part on the interview to showcase and emphasize the musician’s ingenuity.

That way the show appears like a personal documentary of the musician’s journey to creating songs.

One great thing about this music podcast is that you’ll hear the artist take apart his song and reveal every step of the journey – what inspired him and what the song is all about.

Song Exploder podcast episodes usually consist of the artist’s narration of his story interjected by a clip of his music as a form of transition to the next topic.

At the end of the show, the song being discussed will be played and that’s my favorite part! Hearing the song after knowing how it was made gives you a new perspective on the song.

Listening to Song Exploder podcast provides a unique music experience as it presents the history of the song coming straight from the maker.

Get more of Hrishikesh Hirway’s genuine genius on his official website and by following him on Twitter.

latest episodes

Joy Oladokun - Look Up

2022-01-12 18:00:00
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Danny Elfman - What’s This? (from “The Nightmare Before Christmas”)

2021-12-15 19:14:05
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Halsey - You Asked for This

2021-12-01 18:00:00
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Hans Zimmer - Dune

2021-11-17 18:00:00
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The War On Drugs - I Don't Live Here Anymore (feat. Lucius)

2021-11-03 20:00:20
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Willow - Transparent Soul feat. Travis Barker

2021-10-20 17:01:56
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Hrishikesh Hirway TED Talk - What You Learn When You Listen Closely

2021-10-13 16:05:51
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John Lennon - God

2021-10-06 17:00:00
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Lucy Dacus - Thumbs

2021-09-22 17:00:00
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Mustafa - Air Forces

2021-09-08 17:00:00
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Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers

2021-08-25 17:00:00
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The Shins - New Slang

2021-08-11 18:30:55
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Cheap Trick - Surrender

2021-07-28 17:00:00
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Fousheé - Deep End

2021-07-14 17:00:00
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AURORA - Runaway

2021-06-30 17:00:00
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Sparks - This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us

2021-06-16 17:00:00
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Arlo Parks - Black Dog

2021-06-02 17:00:00
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Imagine Dragons - Follow You

2021-05-19 17:00:00
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girl in red - Serotonin

2021-05-05 17:16:37
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Porter Robinson - Get Your Wish

2021-04-21 18:46:14
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Lianne La Havas - Can't Fight

2021-04-07 17:00:00
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Jon Batiste - We Are

2021-03-24 17:00:00
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Glass Animals - Heat Waves

2021-03-10 18:00:00
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Sasha Sloan - Until It Happens To You

2021-02-24 18:00:00
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PJ Morton - Say So (feat. JoJo)

2021-02-10 18:00:00
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HAIM - Summer Girl

2021-01-27 18:00:00
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Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Father and Son

2021-01-13 18:00:00
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Common - A Riot In My Mind

2020-12-16 18:10:20
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Jewel - You Were Meant For Me

2020-12-02 17:59:43
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Billie Eilish - Everything I Wanted

2020-11-18 18:25:23
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Re-issue: Phoebe Bridgers - Scott Street

2020-11-11 21:02:01
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Deftones - Ohms

2020-11-04 18:21:19
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Run the Jewels - JU$T

2020-10-21 16:59:39
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Dua Lipa - Levitating

2020-10-07 17:01:53
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Selena Gomez - Lose You to Love Me

2020-09-23 17:00:01
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Reissue: Ludwig Göransson - Black Panther

2020-09-16 20:47:23
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Kelly Lee Owens - On

2020-09-09 16:59:58
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Black Pumas - Colors

2020-08-26 17:12:22
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The 1975 - The Birthday Party

2020-08-12 18:45:39
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Waxahatchee - Fire

2020-07-29 16:57:47
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Khruangbin - So We Won't Forget

2020-07-15 19:39:35
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Apparat - Goodbye (Theme from "Dark")

2020-07-01 17:07:23
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Mobb Deep - Shook Ones, Pt. II

2020-06-17 17:06:59
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Reissue: Michael Kiwanuka - Black Man in a White World

2020-06-04 18:45:43
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100 gecs - Money Machine

2020-05-20 17:12:10
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Laura Marling - Song for Our Daughter

2020-05-06 17:04:38
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Tame Impala - It Might Be Time

2020-04-22 17:00:00
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FKA twigs - Mirrored Heart

2020-04-08 17:00:00
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Nathaniel Rateliff - And It's Still Alright

2020-03-25 21:20:38
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Eric Nam - Love Die Young

2020-03-11 17:12:40
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Soccer Mommy - Circle the Drain

2020-02-26 18:41:21
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Caribou - Home

2020-02-12 18:40:10
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Vagabon - Water Me Down

2020-01-29 21:41:45
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Semisonic - Closing Time

2020-01-15 18:00:00
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Vampire Weekend - Harmony Hall

2019-12-25 09:37:53
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Intro Theme and Thao's Farewell

2019-12-17 14:21:01
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Meek Mill - Trauma

2019-12-11 18:00:00
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Bat for Lashes - Kids in the Dark

2019-11-27 18:00:00
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Jay Som - Tenderness

2019-11-13 18:00:00
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Slipknot - Unsainted

2019-10-30 17:12:56
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Raphael Saadiq - Kings Fall

2019-10-16 18:51:51
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Clairo - Alewife

2019-10-02 18:11:07
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Brittany Howard - Stay High

2019-09-18 17:00:00
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Robyn - Honey

2019-09-04 17:00:00
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Bon Iver - Holyfields,

2019-08-21 17:00:00
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Sleater-Kinney - The Future Is Here

2019-08-07 18:12:16
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Denzel Curry - RICKY

2019-07-24 17:00:00
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Jamila Woods - BALDWIN

2019-07-10 17:00:00
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Big Thief - Cattails

2019-06-26 17:00:00
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Sheryl Crow - Redemption Day (feat. Johnny Cash)

2019-06-12 17:09:38
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Raleigh Ritchie - Time in a Tree

2019-05-29 17:00:00
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The Mountain Goats - Cadaver Sniffing Dog

2019-05-15 17:18:53
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The Cranberries - All Over Now

2019-05-01 17:00:00
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Panda Bear - Dolphin

2019-04-17 17:00:00
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Sharon Van Etten - Seventeen

2019-04-03 17:00:45
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Nakhane - New Brighton (feat. Anohni)

2019-03-20 17:43:28
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Mumford & Sons - Beloved

2019-03-06 18:00:00
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Phoebe Bridgers - Scott Street

2019-02-20 21:46:53
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Wonderly - The Daily (Theme)

2019-02-06 18:00:00
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Japanese Breakfast - Boyish

2019-01-23 18:00:00
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Hozier - Nina Cried Power (feat. Mavis Staples)

2019-01-09 18:00:00
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Yo-Yo Ma - Prelude, Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major

2018-12-20 21:35:25
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Reissue: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - Astonished Man

2018-12-13 18:53:30
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Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way

2018-12-05 15:00:00
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Breakmaster Cylinder - Reply All

2018-11-26 17:49:42
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Empress Of - When I'm With Him

2018-11-19 17:23:05
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Big Boi - Order of Operations

2018-11-05 19:47:00
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John Carpenter - Halloween (Theme)

2018-10-26 16:00:00
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Janelle Monáe - So Afraid

2018-10-15 17:00:00
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Cat Power - Woman

2018-10-04 13:30:00
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Blood Orange - Saint

2018-09-25 17:00:00
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Reissue: Patrick Carney feat. Ralph Carney - BoJack Horseman (Main Title Theme)

2018-09-19 17:00:00
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The Decemberists - Once In My Life

2018-09-05 17:00:06
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Reissue: Mitski - Your Best American Girl

2018-08-29 16:30:19
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Christine and the Queens - Doesn't Matter

2018-08-15 17:00:00
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Neko Case - Last Lion of Albion

2018-08-01 13:57:55
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Reissue: Courtney Barnett - Depreston

2018-07-25 22:29:13
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Action Bronson - The Chairman's Intent

2018-07-18 17:37:51
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Jhené Aiko - Sativa (feat. Swae Lee)

2018-07-04 17:00:00
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Reissue: CHVRCHES - Clearest Blue

2018-06-28 18:24:11
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