The 'Song Exploder' Podcast Is Becoming a Netflix Show

Season 1 will discuss the music of Alicia Keys, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Ty Dolla $ign and R.E.M.

BY Josiah HughesPublished Sep 17, 2020

For the past few years, Hrishikesh Hirway has made waves as the host of Song Exploder, a wildly popular podcast that allows musicians to deconstruct the process for some of their most popular songs. Now, the podcast is becoming a Netflix series.

The new show, which is set to arrive from director Morgan Neville (Won't You Be My Neighbor?), will debut on October 2.

Its first season will see Alicia Keys discuss "3 Hour Drive," Lin-Manuel Miranda break down Hamilton's "Wait for It," R.E.M. open up about "Losing My Religion" and Ty Dolla $ign discuss "LA."

"As a teenager, I used to sit in my room and listen to music while poring over the lyrics and liner notes and artwork until I could almost feel myself living in the world of the artist," Hirway said of his show. "It was the most incredible feeling, and with Song Exploder, I wanted to take that feeling and go even further. It's been so exciting to turn it into a television show, because it's provided a chance to immerse yourself in the music — and the ideas behind the music — in a deeper way than I ever imagined."

Watch the trailer for Netflix's new Song Exploder series below.

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