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    18 September 2019

    Megan Ellis

    The best music podcasts to listen to

    For music lovers who want to go past simply listening to songs, there are a variety of music podcasts across the web which discuss music trends, artists, the creation process and more.

    For music lovers who want to go past simply listening to songs, there are a variety of music podcasts across the web which discuss music trends, artists, the creation process and more.

    If you are looking for podcasts from other music devotees across every genre, here are a few you should check out…

    Song Exploder

    Song Exploder is a podcast that sees musicians dissect their own songs and the story behind their creation. The series has featured enlightening explorations of songs by acclaimed artists such as Janelle Monáe, Hozier, and Lorde.

    The Joe Budden Podcast

    This bi-weekly podcast looks at topics like music and sports, but mostly focuses on current events in hip-hop. Hosted by former rapper Joe Budden, the long-running podcast has over 200 episodes and has featured guests such as Nicki Minaj and Chance the Rapper.

    All Songs Considered

    The All Songs Considered podcast is a music podcast that has been running since 2000. Nowadays, it focuses on helping listeners discover new music from the past week, interviewing upcoming artists and showcasing famous guests.

    Switched On Pop

    Switched on Pop is an interesting music podcast that looks at pop songs and what exactly makes them so catchy.

    The hosts, a musicologist and a songwriter, analyse pop songs and how they are capturing the public’s ear -- and the resulting effect or reflection these songs have when it comes to modern culture.

    Soundography

    Soundography is the perfect podcast for music lovers who are also history lovers. The podcast describes itself as a “crash course in music, one band at a time”.

    Each episode focuses on a different band, their history, and their music career.

    Popcast

    For those who want to keep up with news in the pop music industry, Popcast is a podcast hosted by the pop music team of The New York Times.

    The podcast looks at current music news, upcoming artists, as well as newly released songs and albums.

    Rolling Stone Music Now

    This podcast comes from one of the oldest and most established music magazine publications: Rolling Stone.

    With such a long history and a powerful brand, the podcast features expert insights on music news, interviews with musicians, and new music recommendations.

    Rap Radar

    Rap Radar focuses on bringing hip-hop fans in-depth interviews with the industry’s big names. Rather than simply sitting down for a chat, the hosts Elliott Wilson and Brian 'B.Dot' Miller pride themselves on their research and ability to ask the burning questions.

    There’s no shortage of big names who have appeared on the show, including Khalid, Megan Thee Stallion, and even Jay-Z.

    Catch Up On The Latest Music

    If these great podcasts have you in the mood to listen to new music and your old favourites, or catch up with the latest music news, try out Vodacom’s MyMuze. The service includes albums from international artists and local artists alike and a curation of music news to keep you updated on everything that’s happening.

    Megan Ellis