Striped: The Story Of The White Stripes tells the origin story of the White Stripes, beyond that it paints an unforgettable portrait of a scene and an era in Detroit where everything was gritty, ground down, and up for grabs.
The Art Of Process Just because you love music doesn’t mean you understand what goes into writing those heart-melting lyrics or creating those chart-topping hits, sick beats, or bedroom-pop jams. That’s where The Art Of Process comes in.
Lost Notes a Los Angeles radio station KCRW’s podcast, music journalist Jessica Hopper takes the reins, turning the spotlight on artists whose names are rarely seen in lights.
Punch Up The Jam If you’ve ever stopped to laugh at a line in a song and wondered how the songwriter came up with it, this show is for you.
Dolly Parton’s America The country legend is beloved by Christians, drag queens, hipsters, and people on every side of the political spectrum. In this podcast, MacArthur Genius grant recipient and Radiolab host Jad Abumrad sets out on a mission to figure out why and how Dolly has earned her titled as the so-called Great Unifier and why everyone just loves her so darn much.
Aria Code helps explain opera and arias for music lovers of all stripes.
Song Exploder This is a show by musicians and for musicians and music fans are lucky to be able to listen in on this.
Broken Record While access to artists doesn’t guarantee a great podcast, listening to Tyler, The Creator, Roseanne Cash, The Black Keys, and Nile Rodgers chat with legendary producer Rick Rubin is almost always fascinating.
Heat Rocks – Roundtable discussion of an album of the guest’s choosing.
Resident Advisor Podcast – Weekly DJ mix podcast.
RA Exchange – Also from Resident Advisor; long-form interviews with important figures in electronic/dance music.
Red Bull Couch Wisdom – Red Bull Music Academy lectures in podcast form.
The Horne Section Podcast – Musical comedy podcast from comedian Alex Horne and his band The Horne Section.
The Album Club – Review/discussion of well-loved albums, one album per episode
All Songs Considered – General music discussion and recommendation podcast from NPR
Couch Wisdom – Recorded lectures from musicians
The Great Albums – Another album per episode review podcast. Lots of episodes.
Riffs on Riffs – Discussions on sampling used in popular songs
Screw It, We’re Just Gonna Talk About the Beatles – An album by album look into the Beatles catalog
Song vs Song – The hosts pair two similar songs and try to figure out which is better
The Soundtrack Show – Looks into soundtracks from movies, tv shows, and video games
Strong Songs – Similar to Song Exploder. Analysis of popular songs and what makes them work.
The Ongoing History of New Music looks at things from the alt-rock universe to hip hop, from artist profiles to various thematic explorations.