Song Exploder

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. 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.


Episodes

Title Duration Published Consumed
Christine and the Queens - Doesn't Matter 00:19:37 2018-08-15 19:00
Neko Case - Last Lion of Albion 00:16:48 2018-08-01 15:57
Reissue: Courtney Barnett - Depreston 00:16:52 2018-07-26 00:29
Action Bronson - The Chairman's Intent 00:11:43 2018-07-18 19:37
Jhené Aiko - Sativa (feat. Swae Lee) 00:17:53 2018-07-04 19:00
Reissue: CHVRCHES - Clearest Blue 00:13:47 2018-06-28 20:24
Yo La Tengo - Here You Are 00:17:46 2018-06-20 19:00
Wolf Alice - Don't Delete the Kisses 00:22:07 2018-06-06 19:00
Reissue: Kelela - Rewind 00:15:08 2018-06-01 00:26
Jon Hopkins - Luminous Beings 00:32:21 2018-05-23 19:00
Liz Phair - Divorce Song 00:24:24 2018-05-09 19:00
Arcade Fire - Put Your Money On Me 00:21:06 2018-04-25 19:00
Kimbra - Top of the World 00:19:16 2018-04-11 19:00
Jack Johnson - You Can't Control It 00:14:30 2018-03-28 19:43
Ludwig Göransson - Black Panther 00:20:20 2018-03-14 18:00
Natalie Prass - Short Court Style 00:20:03 2018-02-28 19:00
Moses Sumney - Quarrel 00:25:20 2018-02-14 19:00
Bleachers - I Miss Those Days 00:16:26 2018-01-31 19:00
Julien Baker - Appointments 00:19:43 2018-01-17 19:00
The Roots - It Ain't Fair (feat. Bilal) 00:23:42 2018-01-03 19:00
R.E.M - Try Not to Breathe 00:16:00 2017-12-20 19:00
Nine Inch Nails - The Lovers 00:23:15 2017-12-06 19:00
Lin-Manuel Miranda - Almost Like Praying (feat. Artists for Puerto Rico) 00:23:19 2017-11-22 19:00
Rachel Platten - Broken Glass 00:20:57 2017-11-08 19:00
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Stranger Things (Main Title Theme) 00:11:24 2017-10-26 19:00
TOKiMONSTA - Bibimbap 00:13:35 2017-10-18 19:00
The Killers - Rut 00:18:28 2017-10-06 13:00
Lorde - Sober 00:19:04 2017-09-25 17:00
Rostam - Bike Dream 00:18:23 2017-09-14 12:00
Ibeyi - Deathless 00:18:24 2017-09-05 09:00
Maggie Rogers - Alaska 00:20:00 2017-08-24 09:00
St. Vincent - New York 00:16:02 2017-08-15 09:00
Grizzly Bear - Four Cypresses 00:20:06 2017-08-03 09:00
Phoenix - Ti Amo 00:22:09 2017-07-25 09:00
Slowdive - Sugar for the Pill 00:15:22 2017-07-13 09:00
Goapele - Stand 00:15:54 2017-07-05 09:00
Fleet Foxes - Mearcstapa 00:23:04 2017-06-22 09:00
Michelle Branch - Best You Ever 00:18:23 2017-06-14 09:00
alt-J - In Cold Blood 00:15:04 2017-06-02 09:00
Michael Kiwanuka - Black Man in a White World 00:19:35 2017-05-22 09:00
Perfume Genius - Slip Away 00:21:15 2017-05-11 09:00
Little Dragon - Sweet 00:15:01 2017-05-02 09:00
Aimee Mann - Patient Zero 00:18:49 2017-04-21 09:00
Gorillaz - Andromeda (feat. D.R.A.M.) 00:15:59 2017-04-11 09:00
Norah Jones - Day Breaks 00:14:22 2017-03-30 09:00
Dirty Projectors - Up in Hudson 00:24:04 2017-03-21 08:00
Sleigh Bells - I Can Only Stare 00:14:26 2017-03-14 08:00
Bonobo - Break Apart (feat. Rhye) 00:16:08 2017-02-28 09:00
Sara Watkins - Without a Word 00:12:55 2017-02-17 09:00
Dropkick Murphys - Blood 00:17:35 2017-02-07 09:00
Nicholas Britell - Moonlight 00:16:15 2017-01-30 09:00
Solange - Cranes in the Sky 00:25:04 2017-01-16 09:00
Metallica - Moth into Flame 00:17:26 2017-01-06 09:00
Justin Hurwitz - La La Land 00:19:36 2016-12-21 09:43
DJ Shadow - Mutual Slump 00:15:06 2016-12-08 11:52
Angel Olsen - Shut Up Kiss Me 00:12:57 2016-11-30 10:46
Jóhann Jóhannsson - Arrival 00:14:03 2016-11-17 10:54
Flatbush Zombies - Bounce 00:11:22 2016-11-08 14:02
Oathbreaker - 10:56 / Second Son of R. 00:20:54 2016-10-28 11:56
James Vincent McMorrow - Get Low 00:14:37 2016-10-19 23:36
Phantogram - You Don't Get Me High Anymore 00:16:07 2016-10-06 13:59
Peter Bjorn and John - Young Folks 00:18:15 2016-09-21 19:11
Mitski - Your Best American Girl 00:13:08 2016-09-07 10:13
Tobacco - Gods in Heat 00:12:14 2016-08-25 11:37
Andra Day - Forever Mine 00:12:51 2016-08-15 09:37
Patrick Carney feat. Ralph Carney - BoJack Horseman (Main Title Theme) 00:14:03 2016-08-04 12:29
Band of Horses - Solemn Oath 00:13:43 2016-07-25 11:03
Grimes - Kill V. Maim 00:12:37 2016-07-14 09:49
Andrew Bird - Roma Fade 00:13:46 2016-07-05 14:44
CHVRCHES - Clearest Blue 00:13:17 2016-06-23 20:20
ODESZA - Kusanagi 00:12:34 2016-06-14 09:52
Old Crow Medicine Show - Dearly Departed Friend 00:17:56 2016-05-29 16:50
Busdriver - Worlds to Run 00:16:44 2016-05-24 09:17
Carly Rae Jepsen - When I Needed You 00:15:32 2016-05-09 18:10
The Lumineers - Ophelia 00:15:42 2016-04-28 20:30
Weezer - Summer Elaine and Drunk Dori 00:20:56 2016-04-18 18:25
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - Astonished Man 00:14:15 2016-04-05 09:23
Iggy Pop - American Valhalla 00:15:52 2016-03-22 06:20
Oneohtrix Point Never - Sticky Drama 00:15:52 2016-03-10 11:56
KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See 00:12:48 2016-03-01 12:07
Clipping - Work Work 00:13:27 2016-02-18 23:59
The New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers 00:10:50 2016-02-09 02:10
Kelela - Rewind 00:14:54 2016-01-28 13:33
MGMT - Time to Pretend 00:15:20 2016-01-19 15:44
Courtney Barnett - Depreston 00:16:40 2016-01-07 12:59
Björk - Stonemilker 00:18:44 2015-12-17 12:31
Dustin O'Halloran - Transparent (Main Title Theme) 00:10:35 2015-12-11 11:21
Wilco - Magnetized 00:13:47 2015-12-03 03:56
Natalia Lafourcade - Hasta la Raíz 00:13:45 2015-11-23 21:01
Youth Lagoon - The Knower 00:12:20 2015-11-16 19:43
The Arcs - Put a Flower in Your Pocket 00:11:31 2015-11-05 11:45
Chet Faker - Gold 00:14:17 2015-10-26 19:50
Harry Gregson-Williams - The Martian 00:12:06 2015-10-15 18:05
Deradoorian - A Beautiful Woman 00:15:07 2015-10-05 11:11
The Magnetic Fields - Andrew in Drag 00:13:19 2015-09-24 12:06
Joey Bada$$ - Hazeus View 00:13:13 2015-09-15 10:10
American Football - The One With The Tambourine 00:13:11 2015-09-04 01:10
Best Coast - Feeling Ok 00:12:19 2015-08-28 01:14
HEALTH - Stonefist 00:10:53 2015-08-18 10:47
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love 00:13:30 2015-08-10 17:35
Thundercat - Them Changes 00:12:06 2015-07-30 11:38
Death Cab for Cutie - El Dorado 00:11:57 2015-07-20 11:06
Sylvan Esso - Coffee 00:11:32 2015-07-08 10:05
U2 - Cedarwood Road 00:14:50 2015-06-30 02:25
Will Butler - Anna 00:11:59 2015-06-22 12:02
Ramin Djawadi - Game of Thrones 00:10:37 2015-06-11 12:39
Brian Tyler - Avengers: Age of Ultron 00:08:11 2015-05-29 08:21
tUnE-yArDs - Water Fountain 00:14:06 2015-05-18 10:53
John Lunn - Downton Abbey 00:07:07 2015-05-06 02:43
My Morning Jacket - Spring (Among the Living) 00:13:08 2015-04-23 12:28
Toro y Moi - Half Dome 00:10:37 2015-04-14 11:30
RJD2 - Games You Can Win (feat. Kenna) 00:13:31 2015-04-01 15:00
How to Dress Well - Pour Cyril 00:13:29 2015-03-25 15:30
White Hinterland - Ring the Bell 00:14:01 2015-03-13 23:42
Warpaint - Love Is to Die 00:13:33 2015-03-03 21:06
Jeremy Zuckerman - The Legend of Korra 00:13:05 2015-02-20 13:37
Alexandre Desplat - The Imitation Game 00:12:04 2015-02-09 09:08
The Long Winters - The Commander Thinks Aloud 00:19:35 2015-01-30 12:01
Blonde Redhead - Penultimo 00:12:12 2015-01-19 17:38
Ghostface Killah - The Battlefield 00:16:29 2015-01-07 03:26
The National - Sea of Love 00:16:37 2014-12-22 15:00
Tycho - Awake 00:11:40 2014-12-08 17:00
Stars - No One Is Lost 00:11:47 2014-11-26 22:30
The Books - Smells Like Content 00:15:51 2014-11-12 10:31
Julia Holter - Horns Surrounding Me 00:13:27 2014-10-29 11:44
Valley Lodge - Go 00:13:03 2014-10-15 14:06
RAC - Let Go (feat. Kele & MNDR) 00:14:20 2014-10-01 11:52
The Thermals - No Culture Icons 00:13:40 2014-09-18 14:59
Anamanaguchi - Prom Night 00:13:04 2014-09-02 18:09
Spoon - Inside Out 00:16:35 2014-08-19 10:30
Brian Reitzell - Watch Dogs 00:17:06 2014-08-06 18:00
Open Mike Eagle - Dark Comedy Morning Show (feat. Toy Light) 00:11:06 2014-07-15 11:16
The Microphones - I Want Wind to Blow 00:17:34 2014-07-01 18:00
Converge - Dark Horse 00:12:33 2014-06-19 10:26
Nite Jewel - One Second of Love 00:14:26 2014-06-02 14:13
Garbage - Felt 00:19:04 2014-05-15 15:23
Poliça - Smug 00:13:19 2014-05-01 14:11
Loren Bouchard - Bob's Burgers (Theme Song) 00:14:28 2014-04-15 07:44
Jeff Beal - House of Cards (Main Title Theme) 00:15:15 2014-04-01 13:36
Daedelus - Experience 00:11:11 2014-03-17 11:26
Sea Wolf - Kasper 00:12:09 2014-03-01 13:23
Baths - Miasma Sky 00:12:12 2014-02-14 11:21
YACHT - Plastic Soul 00:10:05 2014-02-01 10:45
The Album Leaf - The Outer Banks 00:16:16 2014-01-15 09:11
The Postal Service - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight 00:11:35 2014-01-01 09:30