Song Exploder is a music-makers dream; a podcast covering classic songs with the artists who made them. We recently linked to the first posthumous episode with John Lennon, but there are now hundreds of episodes covering all sorts of music to explore. For those interested in learning how he works his magic, he's teamed up with Atlas Obscura to offer a 3 lecture series of insights and explanations on the making of his podcast.
Here are the details:
Join Hrishikesh Hirway, the creator, host, and producer of award-winning music podcast Song Exploder, and learn how to craft a compelling interview-based podcast. In the same way Song Exploder moves through the story and artistic process behind a song, this course will break open the orchestration of a podcast from start to finish. We'll explore everything from preparing and conducting an interview to editing and presenting the podcast in its final form through a series of lectures, in-class demos, Q&A sessions, listening suggestions, and generative assignments to get you putting into practice what we cover in class.
Podcasts can make us lean in and listen closer, transporting us to a story, place, or moment of connection. And behind almost any immersive audio experience is a good conversation--a space where authentic and engaged sharing can happen. In this course, Hrishikesh will focus on listening as a means of deepening conversation, drawing from his experience interviewing guests from Solange to the co-founders of Instagram, to Björk, to Meek Mill, to Justin Trudeau, and beyond. By the end of our three weeks together, you'll not only have the tools to plan and produce an interview show of your own, but also an approach to listening and asking questions that can enrich conversations--both on and off the record.
This class is for podcasters (and podcasters-to-be) of all levels, from those just starting out to professionals interested in stepping up their game. Seasoned hosts and producers interested in learning more about someone else's approach are welcome, too!
He's just released his 200th episode of Song Exploder talking to Willow about her song 'Transparent Soul'. The course costs $95 per person and more details are available here: https://www.atlasobscura.com/experiences/podcasting-online-course
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