The world of podcasts is bigger than it’s ever been, and it now caters to almost every niche obsession or hobby imaginable. Searching among thousands of titles for something to listen to can be a daunting task so, to lighten the load, here are the 20 best music podcasts we think you need to hear. From classic interviews with music legends, to in-depth discussions on production and overviews of the careers of iconic artists, there really is a music podcast to suit everyone’s interests.
Best Music Podcasts: 20 Essential Series Music Lovers Need To Hear
20: Song Exploder (2014-)
Musician Hrishikesh Hirway talks to artists across various genres, ranging from Hans Zimmer discussing his score for the sci-fi epic Dune to Arlo Parks revealing the story behind her heart-wrenching 2020 song Black Dog. Breaking down each episode’s chosen song in detail, the featured artists cover the context, inspiration and production decisions behind their work. As one of the best music podcasts of all time, Song Exploder’s unique and engaging format has led to a Netflix documentary series of the same name, featuring the likes of Dua Lipa, Nine Inch Nails and Alicia Keys.