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Song Exploder
Song Exploder
Hrishikesh Hirway

Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were... more

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Episodes

The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize??

The Flaming Lips formed in Oklahoma City in 1983. Over the last four decades, they’ve put out 16 albums. In... more

15 May 2024 · 20 minutes
Re-issue: Arooj Aftab - Mohabbat

One of the songs I keep coming back to is “Mohabbat” by Arooj Aftab. It’s really special to me. I... more

01 May 2024 · 24 minutes
War - Low Rider

The band War formed in 1969, in Long Beach, California. “Low Rider” is from their 1975 album Why Can’t We... more

17 Apr 2024 · 18 minutes
Shania Twain - You're Still The One

Shania Twain is a singer and songwriter from Ontario, Canada. She’s the only female artist to have had three consecutive... more

03 Apr 2024 · 18 minutes
Danny Brown - Y.B.P. (feat. Bruiser Wolf)

Danny Brown started his career in 2007 by handing out mixtapes in Detroit, where he’s from. In 2011, he put... more

20 Mar 2024 · 17 minutes
Rhiannon Giddens - You Louisiana Man

Rhiannon Giddens has released five solo albums since 2015. Before that, she was a member of the Grammy-winning band, the... more

06 Mar 2024 · 19 minutes
Re-issue: Arlo Parks - Black Dog

I wanted to revisit an episode about one of my favorite songs from 2021, “Black Dog” by Arlo Parks. A... more

21 Feb 2024 · 19 minutes
Green Day - Basket Case

Green Day is a punk band from the East Bay in California. Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool... more

07 Feb 2024 · 21 minutes
The Postal Service - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight (Deluxe Anniversary Edition)

The first episode of Song Exploder, about The Postal Service song "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight," came out 10 years... more

24 Jan 2024 · 26 minutes
Foo Fighters - The Teacher

For the last episode of the year, I got the chance to drive up to Northridge, California, and have a... more

20 Dec 2023 · 33 minutes
Raye - Escapism (feat. 070 Shake)

Raye is a singer, songwriter and producer from London. Besides being an artist in her own right, she’s also been... more

06 Dec 2023 · 21 minutes
Sampha - Spirit 2.0

Sampha is a singer, songwriter and producer from London. His first album, Process, won the Mercury Prize in 2017. He’s... more

15 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
Paramore - Liar

I think one of the hardest things there is to do in music is to write a love song that... more

01 Nov 2023 · 20 minutes
Kesha - Eat The Acid

Kesha is a singer and songwriter from Los Angeles. She put out her first song in 2009, and it was... more

18 Oct 2023 · 21 minutes
Alvvays - Archie, Marry Me

Alvvays is from Toronto. Their first album came out in 2014, and they’ve put out two other albums since then.... more

04 Oct 2023 · 22 minutes
Laufey - From The Start

Laufey is a singer and songwriter originally from Iceland. She studied piano and cello as a kid. When she was... more

20 Sep 2023 · 18 minutes
Re-issue: Janelle Monáe - So Afraid

This summer, in June 2023, Janelle Monáe put out her fourth album, The Age of Pleasure. Listening to it made... more

30 Aug 2023 · 19 minutes
Siddhartha Khosla - Only Murders in the Building (Main Title Theme)

The "Skip Intro" button first got introduced to us through Netflix in 2017, and, I know, a lot of people... more

16 Aug 2023 · 15 minutes
Local Natives - Dark Days

It can be hard to be in a band, or really, in any kind of group where there’s creative collaboration,... more

02 Aug 2023 · 24 minutes
Bakar - Hell N Back

Bakar is a singer and songwriter from London. In 2018 he put out his first release, Badkid. A year later,... more

19 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
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Description

The "Skip Intro" button first got introduced to us through Netflix in 2017, and, I know, a lot of people use it – including... more