Whether you’re a long commuter or you want to enjoy the British summertime with a conversation between your ears, these podcasts on music are sure to inspire and motivate those in and out of the industry.
Songwriters and music producers will get addicted to Tape Notes which interviews small and large scale music artists about their writing and production process as well as their business journeys in the industry. Host John Kennedy (of Radio X fame) welcomes guests including Sports Team, Enter Shikari, Paul Epworth, Rina Sawayama and Ghostpoet.
The Roots drummer Questlove hosts an A list podcast which has welcomed guests such as Michelle Obama, Mariah Carey and Solange. This is about legends and legends in the making bringing their legacy to life in their own words.
Indian-British comedian Romesh Ranganathan talks about rap, childhood and personal stories with a plethora of guests. Ranganathan’s enthusiasm for talking about music and life is infectious; even when some guests claim not to like hip-hop, he gently squeezes them until they spill anecdotes.
A realist podcast that brings on band members to chat about their history with part-time employment and the struggles of freelance music work. A stand out guest is IDLES guitarist Mark Bowen who hung up his dentistry gown to pursue a career with Bristol’s biggest punk band.
Acaster started this podcast after the release of his 2016 book ‘Perfect Sound Whatever’ on the great sounds of 2015. At only 25 minutes this one is perfect for a short London commute.