The Best Music Podcasts

From ‘Dissect’ to ‘Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story,’ here are the best music podcasts on Spotify and Apple.

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Best Music Podcasts

Everyone has to pause and take a break from listening to music sometimes. For the hopeless obsessives among us, here's an alternative: music podcasts. If you can't stop thinking about your favorite songs, albums, and artists, there are plenty of great podcasts that dive into the nerdiest details of any genre. From interview-focused hip-hop podcasts like Drink Champs to serialized programs that analyze full albums on a song-by-song basis like Dissect, there are plenty of great options on Spotify, Apple, and other streaming platforms. The only potential problem comes from having to sift through a sea of options to find must-listen hidden gems. So we put together a list of the very best music podcasts:


Mogul podcast


Dissect podcast

Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story

Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story

Broken Record

broken record podcast

Slow Burn Season 3: Biggie and Tupac

Slow Burn 3


Disgraceland podcast


New York Times Popcast

Song Exploder

Song Exploder podcast

Watching The Throne

Watching The Throne podcast

Couch Wisdom

Red Bull Couch Wisdom Podcast

Rap Radar Podcast

Rap Radar podcast

The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory & Mal

Joe Budden Podcast

Questlove Supreme

Questlove Supreme podcast

Lost Notes

Lost Notes podcast

Everyday Struggle: Weekly Edition

Everyday Struggle Podcast

A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal

A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal podcast

Microphone Check

Microphone Check podcast

And The Writer Is...

And The Writer Is... podcast


BlapChat podcast

Drink Champs

Drink Champs podcast

What’s Good With Stretch & Bobbito

What's Good with Stretch and Bobbito podcast

No Jumper

No Jumper podcast

Heat Rocks

Heat Rocks podcast

Rolling Stone Music Now

Rolling Stone Music Now podcast

All Songs Considered

NPR All Songs Considered podcast

The Combat Jack Show

Combat Jack Show podcast

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