Podcasts to Sing Along to

Podcast people tend to live that earbud lifestyle, flipping between shows and tunes with the same manner Buddhist monks approach silence. So, when we can combine our great loves—podcasts about music—the result is particularly satisfying. Turn up the volume on this week’s playlist about music (not to be confused with a music playlist).

NERDS ON TOUR
Nerds on Tour: “It’s brand new, and it’s about the gritty and often unglamorous side of being a musician.”
– Hrishikesh Hirway of Song Exploder

SWITCHED ON POP
Linus and Lucy: “I didn’t think it was possible to love and appreciate Vince Guaraldi’s Charlie Brown’s Christmas album more until I heard this fascinating deconstruction of it.”
– Devon, editor

SONG EXPLODER
Game Of Thrones (Main Title Theme): “Fans of GOT will never fast forward through the theme song after this episode of Song Exploder—and they will never un-hear, ‘Dinklage, Peter Dinklage,’ to its melody.”
– LJ, editor

PITCH
Rock the Longbox: “I’m still haunted by the amount of money I spent on CDs in the 1990s, and I never understood their strange packaging until I heard this brilliant episode.”
– Eric, editor

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED
All Songs Considered: “Pop music should be heard and talked about, and that’s why ASC is my favorite.”
– Molly Fischer, reader

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The Timbre brings thoughtful and thought-provoking analysis to podcasts and the larger culture of podcasting.

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