Song Exploder

By Hrishikesh Hirway

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Episodes: 300


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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.


Episode Date
The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize??
May 15, 2024
Re-issue: Arooj Aftab - Mohabbat
May 01, 2024
War - Low Rider
Apr 17, 2024
Shania Twain - You're Still The One
Apr 03, 2024
Danny Brown - Y.B.P. (feat. Bruiser Wolf)
Mar 20, 2024
Rhiannon Giddens - You Louisiana Man
Mar 06, 2024
Re-issue: Arlo Parks - Black Dog
Feb 21, 2024
Green Day - Basket Case
Feb 07, 2024
The Postal Service - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight (Deluxe Anniversary Edition)
Jan 24, 2024
Foo Fighters - The Teacher
Dec 20, 2023
Raye - Escapism (feat. 070 Shake)
Dec 06, 2023
Sampha - Spirit 2.0
Nov 15, 2023
Paramore - Liar
Nov 01, 2023
Kesha - Eat The Acid
Oct 18, 2023
Alvvays - Archie, Marry Me
Oct 04, 2023
Laufey - From The Start
Sep 20, 2023
Re-issue: Janelle Monáe - So Afraid
Aug 30, 2023
Siddhartha Khosla - Only Murders in the Building (Main Title Theme)
Aug 16, 2023
Local Natives - Dark Days
Aug 02, 2023
Bakar - Hell N Back
Jul 19, 2023
Natalie Merchant - Sister Tilly
Jun 28, 2023
Re-issue: Julien Baker - Appointments
Jun 14, 2023
Feist - In Lightning
May 31, 2023
Madison McFerrin - Run (feat. Bobby McFerrin)
May 17, 2023
New Order - Blue Monday
May 03, 2023
Re-issue: Mobb Deep - Shook Ones, Pt. II
Apr 19, 2023
Yaeji - Passed Me By
Apr 05, 2023
Seal - Kiss from a Rose
Mar 22, 2023
Kenny Beats - Still
Mar 08, 2023
Re-issue: Kimbra - Top of the World
Feb 22, 2023
MUNA - What I Want
Feb 08, 2023
Noah Kahan - Stick Season
Jan 25, 2023
Sampa the Great - Let Me Be Great (feat. Angélique Kidjo)
Dec 21, 2022
Son Lux - This is a Life (from 'Everything Everywhere All at Once')
Dec 07, 2022
Omah Lay - Never Forget
Nov 16, 2022
Book Exploder: James McBride - Deacon King Kong
Nov 09, 2022
Iron & Wine - Flightless Bird, American Mouth
Nov 02, 2022
Book Exploder: George Saunders - Victory Lap
Oct 26, 2022
Santigold - Ushers of the New World
Oct 19, 2022
Book Exploder: Celeste Ng - Little Fires Everywhere
Oct 12, 2022
King Princess - Let Us Die
Oct 05, 2022
Book Exploder: Tayari Jones - An American Marriage
Sep 28, 2022
Panic! At the Disco - Viva Las Vengeance
Sep 21, 2022
Book Exploder: Carmen Maria Machado - In the Dream House
Sep 14, 2022
Re-issue: Björk - Stonemilker
Sep 07, 2022
Book Exploder: Michael Cunningham - The Hours
Aug 31, 2022
Madonna - Hung Up
Aug 24, 2022
Book Exploder: Min Jin Lee - Pachinko
Aug 17, 2022
Kae Tempest - Move
Aug 10, 2022
Book Exploder: Susan Orlean - The Library Book
Aug 03, 2022
Sudan Archives - Selfish Soul
Jul 27, 2022
mxmtoon - Mona Lisa
Jul 13, 2022
Monica Martin - Go Easy, Kid
Jun 29, 2022
Maren Morris - Humble Quest
Jun 15, 2022
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
Jun 01, 2022
Kevin Morby - This Is a Photograph
May 18, 2022
Arooj Aftab - Mohabbat
May 04, 2022
Partners: Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Apr 20, 2022
Peaches - Boys Wanna Be Her
Apr 06, 2022
Steve Reich - Different Trains: America, Before the War
Mar 23, 2022
Re-issue: Perfume Genius - Slip Away
Mar 09, 2022
Sarah Kinsley - The King
Feb 23, 2022
Brandi Carlile - You and Me On the Rock (feat. Lucius)
Feb 09, 2022
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
Jan 26, 2022
Joy Oladokun - Look Up
Jan 12, 2022
Danny Elfman - What’s This? (from “The Nightmare Before Christmas”)
Dec 15, 2021
Halsey - You Asked for This
Dec 01, 2021
Hans Zimmer - Dune
Nov 17, 2021
The War On Drugs - I Don't Live Here Anymore (feat. Lucius)
Nov 03, 2021
Willow - Transparent Soul feat. Travis Barker
Oct 20, 2021
Hrishikesh Hirway TED Talk - What You Learn When You Listen Closely
Oct 13, 2021
John Lennon - God
Oct 06, 2021
Lucy Dacus - Thumbs
Sep 22, 2021
Mustafa - Air Forces
Sep 08, 2021
Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers
Aug 25, 2021
The Shins - New Slang
Aug 11, 2021
Cheap Trick - Surrender
Jul 28, 2021
Fousheé - Deep End
Jul 14, 2021
AURORA - Runaway
Jun 30, 2021
Sparks - This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us
Jun 16, 2021
Arlo Parks - Black Dog
Jun 02, 2021
Imagine Dragons - Follow You
May 19, 2021
girl in red - Serotonin
May 05, 2021
Porter Robinson - Get Your Wish
Apr 21, 2021
Lianne La Havas - Can't Fight
Apr 07, 2021
Jon Batiste - We Are
Mar 24, 2021
Glass Animals - Heat Waves
Mar 10, 2021
Sasha Sloan - Until It Happens To You
Feb 24, 2021
PJ Morton - Say So (feat. JoJo)
Feb 10, 2021
HAIM - Summer Girl
Jan 27, 2021
Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Father and Son
Jan 13, 2021
Common - A Riot In My Mind
Dec 16, 2020
Jewel - You Were Meant For Me
Dec 02, 2020
Billie Eilish - Everything I Wanted
Nov 18, 2020
Re-issue: Phoebe Bridgers - Scott Street
Nov 11, 2020
Deftones - Ohms
Nov 04, 2020
Run the Jewels - JU$T
Oct 21, 2020
Dua Lipa - Levitating
Oct 07, 2020
Selena Gomez - Lose You to Love Me
Sep 23, 2020
Re-issue: Ludwig Göransson - Black Panther
Sep 16, 2020
Kelly Lee Owens - On
Sep 09, 2020
Black Pumas - Colors
Aug 26, 2020
The 1975 - The Birthday Party
Aug 12, 2020
Waxahatchee - Fire
Jul 29, 2020
Khruangbin - So We Won't Forget
Jul 15, 2020
Apparat - Goodbye (Theme from "Dark")
Jul 01, 2020
Mobb Deep - Shook Ones, Pt. II
Jun 17, 2020
Re-issue: Michael Kiwanuka - Black Man in a White World
Jun 04, 2020
100 gecs - Money Machine
May 20, 2020
Laura Marling - Song for Our Daughter
May 06, 2020
Tame Impala - It Might Be Time
Apr 22, 2020
FKA twigs - Mirrored Heart
Apr 08, 2020
Nathaniel Rateliff - And It's Still Alright
Mar 25, 2020
Eric Nam - Love Die Young
Mar 11, 2020
Soccer Mommy - Circle the Drain
Feb 26, 2020
Caribou - Home
Feb 12, 2020
Vagabon - Water Me Down
Jan 29, 2020
Semisonic - Closing Time
Jan 15, 2020
Vampire Weekend - Harmony Hall
Dec 25, 2019
Intro Theme and Thao's Farewell
Dec 17, 2019
Meek Mill - Trauma
Dec 11, 2019
Bat for Lashes - Kids in the Dark
Nov 27, 2019
Jay Som - Tenderness
Nov 13, 2019
Slipknot - Unsainted
Oct 30, 2019
Raphael Saadiq - Kings Fall
Oct 16, 2019
Clairo - Alewife
Oct 02, 2019
Brittany Howard - Stay High
Sep 18, 2019
Robyn - Honey
Sep 04, 2019
Bon Iver - Holyfields,
Aug 21, 2019
Sleater-Kinney - The Future Is Here
Aug 07, 2019
Denzel Curry - RICKY
Jul 24, 2019
Jamila Woods - BALDWIN
Jul 10, 2019
Big Thief - Cattails
Jun 26, 2019
Sheryl Crow - Redemption Day (feat. Johnny Cash)
Jun 12, 2019
Raleigh Ritchie - Time in a Tree
May 29, 2019
The Mountain Goats - Cadaver Sniffing Dog
May 15, 2019
The Cranberries - All Over Now
May 01, 2019
Panda Bear - Dolphin
Apr 17, 2019
Sharon Van Etten - Seventeen
Apr 03, 2019
Nakhane - New Brighton (feat. Anohni)
Mar 20, 2019
Mumford & Sons - Beloved
Mar 06, 2019
Phoebe Bridgers - Scott Street
Feb 20, 2019
Wonderly - The Daily (Theme)
Feb 06, 2019
Japanese Breakfast - Boyish
Jan 23, 2019
Hozier - Nina Cried Power (feat. Mavis Staples)
Jan 09, 2019
Yo-Yo Ma - Prelude, Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major
Dec 20, 2018
Re-issue: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - Astonished Man
Dec 13, 2018
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
Dec 05, 2018
Breakmaster Cylinder - Reply All
Nov 26, 2018
Empress Of - When I'm With Him
Nov 19, 2018
Big Boi - Order of Operations
Nov 05, 2018
John Carpenter - Halloween (Theme)
Oct 26, 2018
Janelle Monáe - So Afraid
Oct 15, 2018
Cat Power - Woman
Oct 04, 2018
Blood Orange - Saint
Sep 25, 2018
Re-issue: Patrick Carney feat. Ralph Carney - BoJack Horseman (Main Title Theme)
Sep 19, 2018
The Decemberists - Once In My Life
Sep 05, 2018
Re-issue: Mitski - Your Best American Girl
Aug 29, 2018
Christine and the Queens - Doesn't Matter
Aug 15, 2018
Neko Case - Last Lion of Albion
Aug 01, 2018
Re-issue: Courtney Barnett - Depreston
Jul 25, 2018
Action Bronson - The Chairman's Intent
Jul 18, 2018
Jhené Aiko - Sativa (feat. Swae Lee)
Jul 04, 2018
Re-issue: CHVRCHES - Clearest Blue
Jun 28, 2018
Yo La Tengo - Here You Are
Jun 20, 2018
Wolf Alice - Don't Delete the Kisses
Jun 06, 2018
Re-issue: Kelela - Rewind
May 31, 2018
Jon Hopkins - Luminous Beings
May 23, 2018
Liz Phair - Divorce Song
May 09, 2018
Arcade Fire - Put Your Money On Me
Apr 25, 2018
Kimbra - Top of the World
Apr 11, 2018
Jack Johnson - You Can't Control It
Mar 28, 2018
Ludwig Göransson - Black Panther
Mar 14, 2018
Natalie Prass - Short Court Style
Feb 28, 2018
Moses Sumney - Quarrel
Feb 14, 2018
Bleachers - I Miss Those Days
Jan 31, 2018
Julien Baker - Appointments
Jan 17, 2018
The Roots - It Ain't Fair (feat. Bilal)
Jan 03, 2018
R.E.M - Try Not to Breathe
Dec 20, 2017
Nine Inch Nails - The Lovers
Dec 06, 2017
Rachel Platten - Broken Glass
Nov 08, 2017
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Stranger Things (Main Title Theme)
Oct 26, 2017
TOKiMONSTA - Bibimbap
Oct 18, 2017
The Killers - Rut
Oct 06, 2017
Lorde - Sober
Sep 25, 2017
Rostam - Bike Dream
Sep 14, 2017
Ibeyi - Deathless
Sep 05, 2017
Maggie Rogers - Alaska
Aug 24, 2017
St. Vincent - New York
Aug 15, 2017
Grizzly Bear - Four Cypresses
Aug 03, 2017
Phoenix - Ti Amo
Jul 25, 2017
Slowdive - Sugar for the Pill
Jul 13, 2017
Goapele - Stand
Jul 05, 2017
Fleet Foxes - Mearcstapa
Jun 22, 2017
Michelle Branch - Best You Ever
Jun 14, 2017
alt-J - In Cold Blood
Jun 02, 2017
Michael Kiwanuka - Black Man in a White World
May 22, 2017
Perfume Genius - Slip Away
May 11, 2017
Little Dragon - Sweet
May 02, 2017
Aimee Mann - Patient Zero
Apr 21, 2017
Gorillaz - Andromeda (feat. D.R.A.M.)
Apr 11, 2017
Norah Jones - Day Breaks
Mar 30, 2017
Dirty Projectors - Up in Hudson
Mar 21, 2017
Sleigh Bells - I Can Only Stare
Mar 14, 2017
Bonobo - Break Apart (feat. Rhye)
Feb 28, 2017
Sara Watkins - Without a Word
Feb 17, 2017
Dropkick Murphys - Blood
Feb 07, 2017
Nicholas Britell - Moonlight
Jan 30, 2017
Solange - Cranes in the Sky
Jan 16, 2017
Metallica - Moth into Flame
Jan 06, 2017
Justin Hurwitz - La La Land
Dec 21, 2016
DJ Shadow - Mutual Slump
Dec 08, 2016
Angel Olsen - Shut Up Kiss Me
Nov 30, 2016
Jóhann Jóhannsson - Arrival
Nov 17, 2016
Flatbush Zombies - Bounce
Nov 08, 2016
Oathbreaker - 10:56 / Second Son of R.
Oct 28, 2016
James Vincent McMorrow - Get Low
Oct 19, 2016
Phantogram - You Don't Get Me High Anymore
Oct 06, 2016
Peter Bjorn and John - Young Folks
Sep 21, 2016
Mitski - Your Best American Girl
Sep 07, 2016
Tobacco - Gods in Heat
Aug 25, 2016
Andra Day - Forever Mine
Aug 15, 2016
Patrick Carney feat. Ralph Carney - BoJack Horseman (Main Title Theme)
Aug 04, 2016
Band of Horses - Solemn Oath
Jul 25, 2016
Grimes - Kill V. Maim
Jul 14, 2016
Andrew Bird - Roma Fade
Jul 05, 2016
CHVRCHES - Clearest Blue
Jun 23, 2016
ODESZA - Kusanagi
Jun 14, 2016
Old Crow Medicine Show - Dearly Departed Friend
May 29, 2016
Busdriver - Worlds to Run
May 24, 2016
Carly Rae Jepsen - When I Needed You
May 09, 2016
The Lumineers - Ophelia
Apr 28, 2016
Weezer - Summer Elaine and Drunk Dori
Apr 18, 2016
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - Astonished Man
Apr 05, 2016
Iggy Pop - American Valhalla
Mar 22, 2016
Oneohtrix Point Never - Sticky Drama
Mar 10, 2016
KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See
Mar 01, 2016
Clipping - Work Work
Feb 18, 2016
The New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers
Feb 09, 2016
Kelela - Rewind
Jan 28, 2016
MGMT - Time to Pretend
Jan 19, 2016
Courtney Barnett - Depreston
Jan 07, 2016
Björk - Stonemilker
Dec 17, 2015
Dustin O'Halloran - Transparent (Main Title Theme)
Dec 11, 2015
Wilco - Magnetized
Dec 03, 2015
Natalia Lafourcade - Hasta la Raíz
Nov 23, 2015
Youth Lagoon - The Knower
Nov 16, 2015
The Arcs - Put a Flower in Your Pocket
Nov 05, 2015
Chet Faker - Gold
Oct 26, 2015
Harry Gregson-Williams - The Martian
Oct 15, 2015
Deradoorian - A Beautiful Woman
Oct 05, 2015
The Magnetic Fields - Andrew in Drag
Sep 24, 2015
Joey Bada$$ - Hazeus View
Sep 15, 2015
American Football - The One With The Tambourine
Sep 03, 2015
Best Coast - Feeling Ok
Aug 27, 2015
HEALTH - Stonefist
Aug 18, 2015
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love
Aug 10, 2015
Thundercat - Them Changes
Jul 30, 2015
Death Cab for Cutie - El Dorado
Jul 20, 2015
Sylvan Esso - Coffee
Jul 08, 2015
U2 - Cedarwood Road
Jun 29, 2015
Will Butler - Anna
Jun 22, 2015
Ramin Djawadi - Game of Thrones
Jun 11, 2015
Brian Tyler - Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 29, 2015
tUnE-yArDs - Water Fountain
May 18, 2015
My Morning Jacket - Spring (Among the Living)
Apr 23, 2015
Toro y Moi - Half Dome
Apr 14, 2015
RJD2 - Games You Can Win (feat. Kenna)
Apr 01, 2015
How to Dress Well - Pour Cyril
Mar 25, 2015
White Hinterland - Ring the Bell
Mar 13, 2015
Warpaint - Love Is to Die
Mar 03, 2015
Jeremy Zuckerman - The Legend of Korra
Feb 20, 2015
The Long Winters - The Commander Thinks Aloud
Jan 30, 2015
Blonde Redhead - Penultimo
Jan 19, 2015
Ghostface Killah - The Battlefield
Jan 07, 2015
The National - Sea of Love
Dec 22, 2014
Tycho - Awake
Dec 08, 2014
Stars - No One Is Lost
Nov 26, 2014
The Books - Smells Like Content
Nov 12, 2014
Julia Holter - Horns Surrounding Me
Oct 29, 2014
Valley Lodge - Go
Oct 15, 2014
RAC - Let Go (feat. Kele & MNDR)
Oct 01, 2014
The Thermals - No Culture Icons
Sep 18, 2014
Anamanaguchi - Prom Night
Sep 02, 2014
Spoon - Inside Out
Aug 19, 2014
Brian Reitzell - Watch Dogs
Aug 06, 2014
Open Mike Eagle - Dark Comedy Morning Show (feat. Toy Light)
Jul 15, 2014
The Microphones - I Want Wind to Blow
Jul 01, 2014
Converge - Dark Horse
Jun 19, 2014
Nite Jewel - One Second of Love
Jun 02, 2014
Garbage - Felt
May 15, 2014
Poliça - Smug
May 01, 2014
Loren Bouchard - Bob's Burgers (Theme Song)
Apr 15, 2014
Jeff Beal - House of Cards (Main Title Theme)
Apr 01, 2014
Daedelus - Experience
Mar 17, 2014
Sea Wolf - Kasper
Mar 01, 2014
Baths - Miasma Sky
Feb 14, 2014
YACHT - Plastic Soul
Feb 01, 2014
The Album Leaf - The Outer Banks
Jan 15, 2014
The Postal Service - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
Jan 01, 2014