Here's food for your ears and your brain...These are but a few of the really cool podcasts I enjoy listening to at the moment...in no particular order.
Radiotopia's WAYS OF HEARING
Ways of Hearing from is a six-part series, originally heard on Showcase, hosted by musician Damon Krukowski (Galaxie 500, Damon & Naomi), exploring the nature of listening in our digital world. Each episode looks at a different way that the switch from analog to digital audio is influencing our perceptions, changing our ideas of Time, Space, Love, Money, Power and Noise. This is about sound, and the ways we are using it to share information in the world right now. Our voices carry further than they ever did before, thanks to digital media. But how are they being heard?
NPR's MICROPHONE CHECK
Microphone Check is a conversation with and led by hip-hop culture.
Its hosts are Ali Shaheed Muhammad, legendary producer, songwriter and member of groups A Tribe Called Quest, Lucy Pearl and The Ummah, and Frannie Kelley, a journalist. The duo began their collaboration as a podcast distributed by NPR in 2013 and have since evolved into an independent production that conducts interviews in studio, for at-home, on-demand listening, and in public, for in-person, real life exchange.
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 is produced and edited by host and creator Hrishikesh Hirway in Los Angeles. Using the isolated, individual tracks from a recording, Hrishikesh asks artists to delve into the specific decisions that went into creating their work.
“A brilliant idea, fantastically executed…Invariably fascinating, each episode manages to squeeze heart and soul from its subject, not to mention you, the listener.” — i-D
A HISTORY OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC
A History of Electronic Music is a podcast started by Paul Sheeky of Triptree Productions. Chad Wilson has been hosting since 2014 while Paul is on hiatus. We cover the origins of electronic music back in the 1930s and are currently up to the 1980s.