Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. Each episode features an artist discussing a song of theirs, breaking down the sounds and ideas that went into the writing and recording. Hosted and produced by Hrishikesh Hirway.
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Laufey - From The Start
Wednesday, 20 September 2023
Laufey tells the story of how she made "From The Start."
Re-issue: Janelle Monáe - So Afraid
Wednesday, 30 August 2023
Revisiting Janelle Monáe's 2018 episode about her song "So Afraid."
Siddhartha Khosla - Only Murders in the Building (Main Title Theme)
Wednesday, 16 August 2023
Only Murders in the Building composer Siddhartha Khosla tells the story of making the show's theme music.
Local Natives - Dark Days
Wednesday, 2 August 2023
Local Natives tells the story behind their hit song "Dark Days."
Bakar - Hell N Back
Wednesday, 19 July 2023
Baker tells the story behind his hit song "Hell N Back."
Natalie Merchant - Sister Tilly
Wednesday, 28 June 2023
Natalie Merchant tells the story behind her song "Sister Tilly."
Re-issue: Julien Baker - Appointments
Wednesday, 14 June 2023
Revisiting Julien Baker's 2018 episode about her song "Appointments."
Feist - In Lightning
Wednesday, 31 May 2023
Feist tells the story behind her song "In Lightning."
Madison McFerrin - Run (feat. Bobby McFerrin)
Wednesday, 17 May 2023
Madison McFerrin tells the story of her song "Run," featuring guest vocals from her father, Bobby McFerrin.
New Order - Blue Monday
Wednesday, 3 May 2023
New Order tells the story of how they created their song "Blue Monday."
Re-issue: Mobb Deep - Shook Ones, Pt. II
Wednesday, 19 April 2023
Revisiting Mobb Deep's 2020 episode about how they created the song "Shook Ones, Pt. II."
Yaeji - Passed Me By
Wednesday, 5 April 2023
Yaeji tells the story of how she created her song "Passed Me By."
Seal - Kiss from a Rose
Wednesday, 22 March 2023
Seal breaks down his iconic song "Kiss from a Rose" alongside producer Trevor Horn.
Kenny Beats - Still
Wednesday, 8 March 2023
Kenny Beats breaks down how he made his song "Still."
Re-issue: Kimbra - Top of the World
Wednesday, 22 February 2023
Revisiting Kimbra's 2018 episode about her song "Top of the World."
MUNA - What I Want
Wednesday, 8 February 2023
MUNA breaks down their song "What I Want."
Noah Kahan - Stick Season
Wednesday, 25 January 2023
Noah Kahan tells the story of how he created his hit song "Stick Season."
Sampa the Great - Let Me Be Great (feat. Angélique Kidjo)
Wednesday, 21 December 2022
Sampa the Great, Angélique Kidjo, and producer Mag44 break down the making of "Let Me Be Great."
Son Lux - This is a Life (from 'Everything Everywhere All at Once')
Wednesday, 7 December 2022
Ryan Lott of Son Lux breaks down "This Is a Life," the end credits song from the hit film ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once.’
Omah Lay - Never Forget
Wednesday, 16 November 2022
Omah Lay breaks down his song, "Never Forget."
Book Exploder: James McBride - Deacon King Kong
Wednesday, 9 November 2022
James McBride breaks down the opening passage of his 2020 novel Deacon King Kong.
Iron & Wine - Flightless Bird, American Mouth
Wednesday, 2 November 2022
Sam Beam of Iron & Wine breaks down "Flightless Bird, American Mouth."
Book Exploder: George Saunders - Victory Lap
Wednesday, 26 October 2022
George Saunders breaks down a passage from "Victory Lap," a short story from Tenth of December.
Santigold - Ushers of the New World
Wednesday, 19 October 2022
Santigold breaks down "Ushers of the New World."
Book Exploder: Celeste Ng - Little Fires Everywhere
Wednesday, 12 October 2022
Celeste Ng breaks down a passage from her best-selling novel, Little Fires Everywhere.
King Princess - Let Us Die
Wednesday, 5 October 2022
King Princess breaks down her single, "Let Us Die", joined by her collaborators Ethan Gruska and Mark Ronson.
Book Exploder: Tayari Jones - An American Marriage
Wednesday, 28 September 2022
Tayari Jones breaks down a passage from An American Marriage.
Panic! At the Disco - Viva Las Vengeance
Wednesday, 21 September 2022
Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco breaks down "Viva Las Vengeance."
Book Exploder: Carmen Maria Machado - In the Dream House
Wednesday, 14 September 2022
Carmen Maria Machado breaks down a passage from her 2019 memoir, In the Dream House.
Re-issue: Björk - Stonemilker
Wednesday, 7 September 2022
Björk breaks down her song Stonemilker.
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