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Best Music Documentaries podcasts we could find (updated May 2020)
Best Music Documentaries podcasts we could find
Updated May 2020
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Mogul is a show about hip hop’s most iconic moments, told by the people who lived them. Season 2 dives into the birth of southern hip hop. It all started in Miami with the 2 Live Crew, a group that took hip hop and made it faster, harder, and nastier than anything anyone had heard before. But in 1990 their music was declared legally obscene, and what followed is known today as the most controversial trial in the history of hip hop. This group, this city and this trial changed the course of m ...
 
In its first two seasons, Slow Burn looked back at two of the biggest stories of the late 20th century—the Watergate scandal and the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Season three of the show tackles another: the murders of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G.
 
When the rapper Prodigy suffered a sickle cell crisis after a Las Vegas concert in 2017, his friends didn’t think much of it at first: they were used to him getting sick. But a few days later, he died. The Realness goes behind Prodigy’s music to reveal his lifelong struggle against his own body, and how that struggle informed his lyrics and fueled his success. The Realness by Only Human is produced by WNYC Studios, a listener-supported producer of leading podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Ju ...
 
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 ...
 
From the team that brought you Root of Evil and Gangster Capitalism, comes a brand-new series, Long May They Run, a groundbreaking music documentary podcast series. Season One focuses on the band Phish. There are great bands and there are great albums. But, there are only a handful of artists who have sold out stadiums for decades, redefined the bond between artist and fans, influenced a way of life, and innovated an entire industry along the way. Hosted by music journalist Dean Budnick, LMT ...
 
A six part series about Irish Experimental Music. Ireland is home to a variety of underground music scenes, from electro acoustic, to new music to noise to free improv. I've interviewed dozens of Irish experimental musicians who are pushing the boundaries of what music is and can be. This series takes you on a tour of the fringes of music, and introduces you to a world of new sounds. It focuses in particular on circuit bending, chiptune, electroacoustic and collaborative music.
 
Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and many more musical icons all died at the age of 27. Scandalous, tortured, dramatic, incredibly talented, these artists torched a wild path to their early graves and shifted and shaped our culture along the way. 27 Club tells their stories. Season one tells the story of Jimi Hendrix in twelve episodes. 27 Club is hosted and created by Jake Brennan, host and creator of the explosive music and true crime podcast, DISGRACELAND.
 
In this intensely divided moment, one of the few things everyone still seems to agree on is Dolly Parton—but why? That simple question leads to a deeply personal, historical, and musical rethinking of one of America’s great icons. Join us for a 9-episode journey into the Dollyverse. Hosted by Jad Abumrad, creator of Radiolab and More Perfect. Dolly Parton’s America is co-produced by WNYC Studios, home to great podcasts like Snap Judgement, Death, Sex & Money, and Nancy.
 
BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities. There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes histo ...
 
Multi award winning documentaries from Ireland. With over 1,700 documentaries on offer, the Documentary On One Podcast has the largest archive of documentaries available globally. These productions are radio stories about real life and contain documentaries dating as far back as 1954, right up to the present day. A wealth of life, ideas and experiences are on offer - but most importantly - stories. Winner of over 320 national and international awards since 2008, why not immerse yourself in a ...
 
On March 20th, 2014, Ella McCray disappeared. There were six witnesses to her disappearance. Six conflicting accounts of what happened to her. Who is lying? Who is telling the truth? And what really happened to Ella? You can support the show by visiting https://www.patreon.com/sixdisappearancespod or by subscribing and leaving a review at your favorite podcatcher. For episode content warnings and other information, visit https://www.sixdisappearancespodcast.com/ For episode-specific content ...
 
Every scandal begins with a lie. But the truth will come out. And then comes the fallout and the outrage. Scandals have shaped America since its founding. From business and politics to sports and society, we look on aghast as corruption, deceit and ambition bring down heroes and celebrities, politicians and moguls. And when the dust finally settles, we’re left to wonder: how did this happen? Where did they trip up, and who is to blame? From the creators of American History Tellers, Business ...
 
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Jules Hannaford was successful and happy in her life and her job, but was still lonely. She turned to online dating as a last resort, after being single for more than a decade. It seemed she was consistently meeting men who were not good enough. One after another, they seemed only to want to swindle her out of her money, and she was getting frustrated. Finally, she met a man who had his life together. Truman was a successful project man ...
 
It’s 1990. The Berlin Wall just fell. The Soviet Union is on the verge of collapse. And the soundtrack to the revolution is one of the best selling songs of all time, the metal ballad “Wind of Change,” by the Scorpions. Decades later, journalist Patrick Radden Keefe heard a rumor: the song wasn’t written by the Scorpions. It was written by the CIA. This is his journey to find the truth. Wind of Change is an Original Series from Pineapple Street Studios, Crooked Media and Spotify.
 
In the frost bitten run-up to Christmas 2018, Pixies set about recording a new album at Dreamland Studios, near Woodstock, NY. In an unprecedented move, they recorded every waking moment in the studio and provided all areas access to local music biographer Tony Fletcher to create a ground breaking document: It’s a Pixies Podcast. Over its 12 engrossing weekly episodes, It’s a Pixies Podcast reveals why the new album sounds like a dusty book of eerie folklore tales, full of black arts, Byrone ...
 
Billboard co-director of charts Keith Caulfield and Billboard.com senior editor Katie Atkinson offer weekly Billboard chart breakdowns, discuss the hottest music news and cover the year’s biggest musical events. Casual pop fans, chart junkies and everyone in between are invited to this weekly half-hour discussion.
 
The goal for the SoundWorks Collection is simple; we are dedicated to profiling the greatest and upcoming sound minds from around the world and highlight their contributions. We take you behind the scenes and straight to the dub stage for a look into audio post-production for feature films, video game sound design, and original soundtrack composition.
 
Something Was Wrong is an Iris Award Winning immersive storytelling docuseries podcast about the discovery, trauma and recovery from emotionally (and otherwise) abusive relationships. SWW is written, recorded, edited + produced by Tiffany Reese. (@LookieBoo) (http://www.instagram.com/lookieboo) All music by Glad Rags. Hear their album, Wonder Under via iTunes. (@GladRagsMusic (http://www.instagram.com/gladragsmusic) ) Support Something Was Wrong on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/SomethingW ...
 
Two grown women forget to act their age as they talk about the magic, madness, heaven and sin behind one Taylor Swift. Join hosts Shelby and Ashley each week for a probably nuanced, definitely biased "taysplanation" on what exactly the fans, the haters, and everyone in-between needs to know about America's most notorious pop princess. Be sure to subscribe via your favorite podcast platforms and follow your hosts on Facebook and Instagram @swiftishpodcast and Twitter @swiftishpod13 today!
 
Welcome to the new normal. For so many of us around the globe, our lives have been forever changed by the coronavirus. And we will never be the same. On Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays for the foreseeable future, Neon Hum's Jonathan Hirsch will bring you stories of people who are far away...up close. Stories of how each of us are learning to live through this pandemic.
 
The only podcast that will document every single song that the legendary British singer/songwriter Kate Bush has ever produced. In each episode, Cecilee Linke will discuss a different song, in chronological order, with a fan, starting with Kate's 1978 debut album The Kick Inside to Kate's latest release in 2011, 50 Words for Snow. Special episodes about Kate's 1979 tour and her 2014 concerts will be discussed as well.
 
Did Prince once nearly ruin his legendary live show? How do you convert a VW bus into a mobile recording studio for buskers? And what’s it like working with creative powerhouse Björk? Hear the stories behind the music with the Signal Path podcast from Shure. Tapping a global network of musicians, producers, engineers and other sonic innovators, the world's leading microphone maker brings you exclusive interviews with the people shaping the world of audio twice a month.
 
We are all Fueled By Death - the idea that we want to leave this world a little different before we inevitably leave it for good. Each week listen to a special guest talk about what they do, why they do it, and answer the question - What Fuels You? All voice-overs by Brock Powell - www.brockvox.com www.deathwishcoffee.com/deathcast
 
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Live sports is one of the many things that’s halted during the pandemic. But recently ESPN the got rights to air South Korean baseball games. Dan Kurtz, a superfan, explains why the KBO is worth watching -- and why it holds a special place in his heart. Host & Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch Managing Producer: John Asante Reporter & Producer: J…
 
On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, the team discusses why -- in an era of wall-to-wall music collaborations -- Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande's "Rain On Me" has broken through the pop culture noise as an event record. Plus, the Pop Shoppers pontificate on what superstars they’d like to see team-up for a fantasy pairing.…
 
This is an archived episode from our database of Kanye West song analyses. If you'd like to access all 120 songs we've dissected on this show, just visit Patreon.com/KanyePodcast. For $5 a month, you can access all of those episodes and help us out as we shift directions for the show. Plus, very soon there will be more perks heading your way as a P…
 
Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about dreaming and the imagination. Dive into an astronaut's dreamscape, take an audio drawing lesson with Ebony Flowers and listen to Ursula Le Guin explore world-building.Production Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia CassamSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for…
 
After Captain Hazelwood’s arrest, Exxon tries to clean up its public image. President Bush tells Exxon to pick up the pace on the cleanup. Fisherman Riki Ott takes on Big Oil in the Alaska State Legislature. Photos of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill can be found here Support us by supporting our sponsors! SimpliSafe - Head to simplisafe.com/AS and get F…
 
Noah Pred is a Canadian producer, DJ and music educator. We caught up with him just before he was to discuss keeping a creative flow in the studio at Ableton’s now postponed Loop festival. However, his topic seems more relevant than ever to these times of lockdown and quarantine. In the podcast, he talks about his early transition to electronic mus…
 
During the coronavirus pandemic, most non-essential business have taken a hit. But there are always exceptions. And Todd Thornbury’s hot tub business in Southern California happens to be one of the more fascinating ones. Host & Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch Managing Producer: John Asante Reporter & Producer: Natalie Rinn Editors: Vikram Patel…
 
This is part 5 of our 7 part mini-series on COVID-19 asking people about their coronavirus experience. In this episode we spoke with Lindsay where we get a look at COVID-19 from someone who has degrees in both public policy & social work. We talked about community, culture, and the long standing societal structures in place that we are responding t…
 
This Memorial Day, we remember a musician who gave everything for his country. #glennmiller #bigband #andrewsisters #veterans #memorialday #stopnazis Memorial Day, as we know it today, started in 1868 as a way to remember fallen Union soldiers of the American Civil War as Decoration Day. By the early 20th century, it became a federally recognized h…
 
Southern Ground is a famed recording studio in Nashville, Tennessee, and boasts an impressive catalogue of work, including albums by Dwight Yoakam, Kacey Musgraves, Zac Brown, the Foo Fighters, Neil Young and many other world-class artists. In this Bonus Episode, Cameron and Jay talk with the studio crew about their gear, their approach to recordin…
 
“America” and “empire.” Do those words go together? If so, what kind of imperialism does the U.S. practice, and how has American empire changed over time? By host and producer John Biewen, with series collaborator Chenjerai Kumanyika. Interviews with Nikhil Singh and Daniel Immerwahr. The series editor is Loretta Williams. Music by Algiers, John Er…
 
When Sam Sanders isn’t hosting NPR's "It’s Been A Minute," he’s watching TV and movies, reading books, and doing research for interviews with high profile celebrities. In quarantine, all of it has gotten to be a bit much. It’s made him realize that even before quarantine he was cramming too much stuff into his day. Host & Executive Producer: Jonath…
 
In response to listeners who have expressed coronavirus fatigue in recent weeks, Marnie Chesterton brings us up to date on some of the best and brightest breaking science we might have missed, with BBC’s Non-Covid-19 Science Correspondent Jonathan Amos.Inching back to pandemic news, Marnie investigates the fallout of the lockdown from a climate per…
 
Charli XCX joins the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast to discuss her new made-in-quarantine album "How I'm Feeling Now," and how "it felt like a very ripe time" for her to write new music. Plus, she discusses the upswing in popularity of disco-tinged "happy" pop music from the likes of Lady Gaga and Dua Lipa.…
 
Bunga Bunga 60 has Tim & Maynard keeping Australia up to date on the things that count. Distracting zombies with online streaming and the fate of that possum in Maynard’s shed. They take Crankmail on Bond, boobs, and a rather feisty Dachshund from Perth calls into the Alan Jones show to counter the issues brought up last time by Tim’s cat. It’s not…
 
Layla Besson is a special education teacher, and a mother of three boys. She’s well-organized, resourceful – knows how to juggle. But then, the lockdown started. And everything fell apart. Host & Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch Managing Producer: John Asante Reporter & Producer: Carla Green Editors: Vikram Patel & Catherine Saint Louis Engineer…
 
The problem with so many interviews is that they can come across as interrogations…” I have a list of questions I must get through in the allotted time so let’s begin”… Depending on the circumstances, that’s sometimes the route you have to take…but there’s nothing more human than sitting down for a simple chat…if you can get some people in a room a…
 
This is an archived episode from our database of Kanye West song analyses. If you'd like to access all 120 songs we've dissected on this show, just visit Patreon.com/KanyePodcast. For $5 a month, you can access all of those episodes and help us out as we shift directions for the show. Plus, very soon there will be more perks heading your way as a P…
 
The fishermen find that damage from the spill is even worse than expected, while a winter storm destroys Exxon’s plans for a quick cleanup. Captain Hazelwood disappears. Photos of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill can be found here. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Stamps.com - Right now, you get a special offer that includes a 4-week trial PLUS fre…
 
The co-founder of electronic music pioneers and early Hip-Hop influence Kraftwerk passed away in April, but his death was not revealed until the first week of May. #electronica #kraftwerk #florianschneider #krautrock The first half of May 2020 has not been kind to music innovators and pioneers. Earlier this month, we lost Phil May of Swinging Londo…
 
Self-isolating has inevitably changed the dynamic of every household, but what are the particular nuances involved with quarantined roommates right now? On this episode, we explore three different roommate relationships to try and figure out how people are managing the highs and lows of isolating with housemates. Host & Executive Producer: Jonathan…
 
It's our 100th episode!!! We are so pleased that you've stuck with us for this long, so we wanted to revisit one of teh first composers we ever looked at, Dvorak! Please like, and share with a friend! Music: https://imslp.org/wiki/Sonatina%2C_Op.100_(Dvo%C5%99%C3%A1k%2C_Anton%C3%ADn) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode https://ims…
 
As BackStory moves towards the end of its production, we’ve asked our hosts to select memorable moments from the show that we’re publishing as episodes once per month. Joanne Freeman joined BackStory in 2017, and has since had hundreds of conversations on a huge variety of topics. But during this time, a few of these interviews surprised and moved …
 
This is part 4 of our 7 part mini-series on COVID-19 asking people about their coronavirus experience. In this episode we spoke with Laine & Matt where we had a pretty philosophical conversation. We talked about our religious transformations and politics during the COVID-19 crisis. Find Matt on INSTAGRAM HERE. Find Laine on INSTAGRAM HERE. Listen t…
 
Credits Hosted by: Brian Matthews & Tyler Cardwell Produced by Artur Pokusin, Brian Matthews, & Tyler Cardwell Edited by Tyler Cardwell Sound Design & Theme Song by Brian Matthews & Tyler Cardwell Art Direction by Artur Pokusin Thanks to: Club Fail Patreon Supporters: Ben Hustis, Chris Thomsen, Matthew Aguirre, Shane Smith, Jonathan Petruccelli, Za…
 
A half hour overview of quite possibly the strangest and most awesomely un-listenable album in history. #captainbeefheart #troutmaskreplica Polarizing (usually spelled polarising in the U.K.): according to the Cambridge dictionary, “to cause something, especially something that contains different people or opinions, to divide into two completely op…
 
R seems to have found its way into the newspapers and on Radio 4 as if it’s a word, or a letter, that we should all be familiar with and understand. As part of the government’s briefing on Sunday, it appeared in a pseudo-equation, the infographic - 'COVID alert level = R + number of infections' - the Government called R the 'Rate of Infection', but…
 
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