Ever wonder how music is made and why it is the way it is? Music is more than what makes it onto the record or on the air. We've found all of the best Music podcasts and are playing all of the latest episodes in Music Talk Radio in the Scout FM apps.
Curated by Deanna Chapman
Host of Welcome to Geekdom and Chat Sematary. Podcast editor for the Unstoppable Recording Machine Podcast.
1. Song Exploder
Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made.
Raphael Saadiq is a Grammy-winning songwriter, producer, and artist. He breaks down the song Kings Fall from his latest album.
2. Switched On Pop
What makes pop songs so catchy? Musicologist Nate Sloan & songwriter Charlie Harding pull back the curtain on how pop hits work their magic on our ears & our culture. You’ll fall in love with music you didn’t even know you liked.
Men singing high is so ubiquitous in modern pop that we might take it granted, never pausing to ask: has it always been this way?
3. Tiny Desk Concerts
Tiny Desk Concerts from NPR Music feature your favorite musicians performing at All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen's desk in the NPR office. Hear Wilco, Adele, Passion Pit, Tinariwen, Miguel, The xx and many more.
Scorching guests and sizzling records: join music writer Oliver Wang and music supervisor Morgan Rhodes each week as they invite their favorite artists, critics and scholars for in-depth conversations about the albums that shape our lives.
Host Ray Harkins dives deep with creators of independent culture from musicians, artists and other interesting people to find out what inspires them, how they came to be and many other unexpected places.
The inspiration behind Garth Brooks's latest release, The Anthology Part III Live.
15. Lead Singer Syndrome
What is it like to be the lead singer of a band? Shane Told, frontman of the critically-acclaimed rock band Silverstein, brings you candid interviews with all of your favorite singers on this podcast. Is it really all sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll?
David Baddiel and his mate Tim Hincks talk all things David Bowie. They spin out from there to anything and everything that’s funny, quizzical, and vaguely related to Bowie, or music, or their own mid-life crises.