(As well as funny, interesting, and in-depth things.)
When I receive a broad thematic topics with some tonal qualities included, it’s setting up a creative framework to explore that theme into as many ways as possible. In short, as a librarian, I find these prompts to be an opportunity to explore form through content.
For music shows that layer in funny, interesting, and in-depth discussions:
The Talkhouse Music Podcast — Musicians talking to musicians talking about each other’s music.
Desert Island Discs — Literally thousands of interviews with celebrities about the albums they would take to a desert island. My advice given the vast archives: find your favorite people and begin there.
Dig Me Out Podcast — each week, the hosts dig into their vault of albums and talk about their favorites. It reminds me of a solid music show on a college radio station.
Lastly, consider this wildcard recommendation, since it’s an interesting format and there’s music involved: The Most Wonderful Wonder, a history storytelling podcast with a melancholy country tune
All the links in this article will automatically open in the RadioPublic app, so download the app for iOS or Android to begin listening. And if you’re seeking more personal recommendations, send the Podcast Librarian a note and I’ll help you find something you might enjoy.
What music-related podcasts do you listen to? Tell me what podcasts make your brain dance in the comments.