Best Music Podcasts: If Only These Were Available on Vinyl

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Creation Date June 21st, 2018
Updated Date Updated May 7th, 2020
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Discover your new favorite musician with these shows.
  1. HOMOGROUND is an audio podcast featuring music by queer (LGBTQ & allied) bands/musicians. The podcast was created to bring exposure & access to non-mainstream bands, especially those in isolated communities. We are building a network of queer musicians & music lovers. www.homoground.com
  2. We go track by track through the underbelly of music history using research and trivia to locate the roots of our obsession with vinyl records. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.
  3. Vinyl Me, Please co-founder Tyler is out to find the best stories, albums, and artists in music and tell you all about them here. He enlists artists, music nerds, and other people in the know along the way to make sure you leave every episode with a healthy dose of brain food, new music to listen to, and a few things to laugh about as you plummet into the void with the rest of us.
  4. An all music production podcast. Raw & uncut. Featuring Grammy Nominated Multi-Platinum producer !llmind, Atlas The Plug, Perfection & GLAM.
  5. What makes pop songs so catchy? Musicologist Nate Sloan & songwriter Charlie Harding pull back the curtain on how pop hits work their magic on our ears & our culture. You’ll fall in love with music you didn’t even know you liked.
  6. NOT 97 is a home for discovering new music from talented, under-the-radar artists around the world. On each episode, three hosts and a guest meet around a table at Noah to discuss fresh music found in the depths of the Internet. They present two tracks each, released in the last six to eight months from artists with under ten thousand followers. Discourse and context round out each show, as the team breaks down what they hear and what each sound means to them.
  7. The Coolest Podcast In The World. Hosted by Adam22 twitter.com/onsomeshit Watch these interviews on YouTube right here: https://www.youtube.com/nojumper http://www.twitter.com/onsomeshit http://www.facebook.com/adam22 http://www.instagram.com/adamtwentytwo
  8. This is an in-depth-yet-entertaining dive into the lyrics and narrative artistry of Kanye West's music. We go track by track through Ye's discography, revealing the narrative and poetic techniques he uses, tracking his growth as a storyteller, and illuminating the narratives behind Yeezus and The Life of Pablo. For Kanye fans, this might be the Ye-centric lyrical discussion you've been waiting for. For musicians and writers, this is practical insight into how one of the best storytellers in music history does what he does. We also have a news show about Kanye, Kim, North, Saint, and Jay-Z. We look at the top 5 posts from Reddit's Kanye community, r/Kanye. And discuss other relevant Ye topics. And there's our interview series, My StorYe, where we interview people about their relationship with Kanye West. We hope you enjoy!
  9. The writers and editors of Rolling Stone take you inside the biggest stories in music. Featuring interviews with our favorite artists; what's playing in the office; expert insight on the week's biggest music news; and much more.
  10. The most fun interviews in hip-hop: comedian brothers Eric and Jeff Rosenthal, better known as ItsTheReal, engage in authentic and hilarious conversation with rappers, tastemakers, and industry veterans, all from their Upper West Side apartment. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
  11. 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.
  12. Between Real Late, Ebro in the Morning, The Michael Kay Show, Cheap Heat, and Bite the Mic there is plenty of Rosenbergcontent to go around. However, there are other interviews that happen and don't have anywhere to live in audio form. For that, we now have Rosenberg Interviews...This podcast will house unedited interviews with musicians, athletes, comedians and more.
  13. Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)
  14. The Popcast is hosted by Jon Caramanica, a pop music critic for The New York Times. It covers the latest in popular music criticism, trends and news.
  15. From Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Headlam, and Justin Richmond. The musicians you love talk about their life, inspiration, and craft. Then play.
  16. Couch Wisdom is a weekly podcast presenting the best of Red Bull Music Academy’s lecture archive. Questlove has called these in-depth interviews ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ for music, and who are we to disagree with Questlove? With personal stories and creative insights from Björk to The Black Madonna, Young Thug engineer Alex Tumay to Moodymann, there’s something for every music fan. Red Bull Music Academy is a world-traveling series of festivals and workshops est. in 1998.

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