Listening to the same music rotation on the way to work can get tiring. If music is your passion, but you’re tired of the same old same old, podcasts can be a great option! Here’s six music podcasts to listen to on a commute.
Dissect is the perfect for people who love to break down every bit of music. The host, Cole Cuchna, dives deep into various hip-hop albums like Tyler the Creator’s Flower Boy, Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and basically all of Frank Ocean’s discography. The host also has a soothing voice that makes for a more relaxed feel.
All Song Considered
All Songs Considered is an NPR podcast hosted by Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton. The hosts display and review the week’s best new releases and discoveries. This podcast is the perfect hub for discovering new music. It also includes conversations with “emerging artists, icons, and more” according to their Spotify description.
These podcasts, all over an hour long, discuss industry trends and phenomena. In their first podcast, the hosts Gabe, Dan and Darin discuss what ruined Pitchfork — a publication that was the center of their last podcast, “Metafork Music Review.”
The 500 is the perfect blend of comedy and music. Each week, the host Josh Adam Myers sits down with a comic to discuss (and essentially countdown) Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. This podcast is a laugh and shows the listener musical knowledge simultaneously.
100 Words or Less
This podcast is centered around the independent music scene. Host Ray Harkins meets with all sorts of people involved in the independent music world, from artists to labels and everyone in between. This podcast is a must listen if you’re interested at all in underground music.
This one is for the people who love a podcast that revolves around a story. In season one, the host brings along guests like Fat Joe, Warren G, Busta Rhymes and to tell the life of hip-hop giant Chris Lightly. The manager or “mogul” died in 2012 of an apparent suicide.