8 Best Music Podcasts and Episodes on Spotify

I’ve listened to 50+ music podcasts on Spotify, here are the best 8 and my favourite episodes!

The best music podcast about bands people make fun of you for

My favourite podcast ever, join Tom Thakkar and Tommy McNamara as they invite comedians to defend bands people make fun of. Everyone from Panic! At The Disco to Will Smith to n*sync…

Listen to this episode as Saurin Choksi and Lane Pieschel defend Ja Rule.

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The best music podcast about songs that make you sad

Mike Carozza and Alex Kalenko, along with a guest, discuss a song that made them sad every week. Music to my emo ears.

It’s not all doom and gloom though. There’s a lot of laughs, occasionally a Bouncy Boys episode (songs that made them happy in the week) and they end every episode with something that made them feel good (even if it’s just Hells Kitchen…).

Listen to this episode with the boys from Stand By Your Band!

Dissect

The best music podcast analysing the biggest albums

I love Frank Ocean’s Xyz. But I never really analysed the lyrics before. My mind was blown at how clever they were.

Listen to this episode dissecting Bad Religion by Frank Ocean.

60 Songs That Explain The 90’s

The best music podcast about (you guessed it) the 90’s

Who can resist a bit of nostalgia? Revisit 90’s hits such as You Outta Know, Vogue and End Of the Road. Learn the history and the rise of each artist. If you enjoyed Netflix’s This Is Pop (which I did), you’ll love this.

Listen to this episode about Third Eye Blind’s Semi Charmed Life.

Song Exploder

The best music podcast where artists explain their songs

While Dissect speculates on lyrics, Song Exploder asks the artists what they really meant. Artists also break down the arrangement too which is super interesting.

Listen to this episode as The Shins discuss everything about New Slang.

10 Songs That Made Me

The best music podcast where artists choose meaningful songs

I love hearing the songs and artists that influenced my favourite artists. 10 Songs That Made Me asks questions like.

It’s a great way of discovering new music.

Listen to this episode with Japanese Breakfast (no surprise she has great taste in music).

Ongoing History of New Music

The best music podcast about different eras of music

I don’t venture too far out of guitar music. So every day’s a school day listening to this podcast.

Listen to this episode of the rise and fall of Britpop.

Talkhouse Podcast

The best music podcast about bands people make fun of you for

Talkhouse pair artists together and have an unscripted conversation.

Listen to this episode with Michelle from Japanese Breakfast and former Vampire Weekend member Rostam.