Music History Podcasts

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Dolly Parton's America

13 episodes - Latest episode: 11 months ago - ★★★★★ - 15.7K ratings
In this intensely divided moment, one of the few things everyone still seems to agree on is Dolly Parton—but why? That simple question leads to a deeply personal, historical, and musical rethinking...
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DISGRACELAND

223 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 11.1K ratings
Disgraceland is a music and true crime podcast that tells the jaw dropping stories of musicians behaving very badly… and some even getting away with murder. Named “Best Podcast” by the Webb...
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Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music

48 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 7.3K ratings
Step right up. Come on in.
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Dead and Gone

30 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 3.2K ratings
Despite the Grateful Dead’s ethos of peace and love and communal music, there is a darkness that surrounds the band. Across five decades, a string of unexplained accidents, murders and disappearanc...
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Mogul

38 episodes - Latest episode: 10 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2.8K ratings
Mogul is a show about hip hop’s most iconic moments, told by the people who lived them. In Season 3, we’re telling the story of DJ Screw, a reclusive genius who changed the sound of music forever. ...
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Hit Parade | Music History and Music Trivia

111 episodes - Latest episode: about 14 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
What makes a song a smash? Talent? Luck? Timing? All that—and more. Chris Molanphy, pop-chart analyst and author of Slate’s “Why Is This Song No. 1?” series, tells tales from a half-century of char...
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And The Writer Is...with Ross Golan

191 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 964 ratings
Every week, we sit down with an acclaimed and venerable songwriter to intimately discuss what happens behind closed doors in the music industry. There are millions of singers, thousands of artists,...
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Digging Deep with Robert Plant

27 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 944 ratings
Robert Plant’s music is the result of a lifetime striding around the globe, from The Midlands to Morocco, from Nashville to North Wales, and the influences and friends collected along the w...
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Old Man Yells at Music

102 episodes - Latest episode: 22 days ago - ★★★★★ - 510 ratings
A podcast where an oldish man talks measuredly about the pop music and pop charts of the past, looking at the songs and artists that have succeeded to varying degrees over the years.
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Three Sides of the Coin – A KISS Podcast and Radio Show

236 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★ - 455 ratings
This is only our opinion… it is neither right nor wrong.
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Riki Rachtman's Cathouse Hollywood Podcast

49 episodes - Latest episode: 13 days ago - ★★★★★ - 435 ratings
From 1986-1992 The Cathouse was at the epicenter of the Hollywood Rock scene. Some of the biggest bands in rock would play unannounced shows at the Cathouse but it wasn't the performances by bands ...
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Political Beats

112 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 427 ratings
Scot Bertram and Jeff Blehar discuss ask guests from the world of politics about their musical passions.
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Bizarre Albums

165 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 394 ratings
Tony Thaxton explores the weirder side of music, celebrating and telling the story behind those strange albums that make you wonder how and why they exist. Doing deep dives on albums released by pr...
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Ongoing History of New Music

310 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 389 ratings
Ongoing History of New Music looks at things from the alt-rock universe to hip hop, from artist profiles to various thematic explorations. It is Canada’s most well known music documentary hosted b...
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Helping Friendly Podcast

401 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 376 ratings
The Helping Friendly Podcast (HFPod) explores the music and fan experience of Phish, through interviews and deep dives on shows and tours. Since 2013, we’ve aimed to bring the fan voice into discus...
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After Midnight: Phish's Big Cypress Festival

15 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 372 ratings
The definitive retrospective of one of music’s most memorable festivals, Phish’s Big Cypress. In December of 1999, Phish drew an estimated 80,000 to the Big Cypress Indian Reservation in Florida’s...
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365 days with mxmtoon

369 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 366 ratings
“365” is a daily podcast brought to you by mxmtoon, artist/songwriter/actor/designer/gamer/simp, who will take you through the most interesting, weird, and funny events of that day in history. You’...
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Fresh Era

36 episodes - Latest episode: 17 days ago - ★★★★★ - 255 ratings
A guided audio journey into the lives and careers of hip hop's pioneers, documenting what it was like on their way to the top. The podcast is a detailed chronicle that cements the legacies ...
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Rock & Metal Combat Podcast

313 episodes - Latest episode: 20 days ago - ★★★★★ - 218 ratings
Hard Rock and Metal Reviews
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Brokedown Podcast

110 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 215 ratings
Bringing you a regular dose of Grateful Dead music, news, and discussion.
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185 Miles South

208 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 209 ratings
A hardcore punk rock podcast.
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No F'n Regrets with Robb Flynn

140 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 198 ratings
Robb Flynn is the lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and mastermind for the thrash metal band Machine Head. Listen every week as Robb brings you backstage while he tours the world bringing you ...
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Rock N Roll Archaeology

24 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 181 ratings
An episodic overview of the history of Rock Music. Think of it as a college level Rock N Roll 101 course...or if you prefer, a multi-part audio documentary. We take in the music, culture and techno...
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None But The Brave

110 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 174 ratings
None But the Brave takes a comprehensive look at the music and career of Bruce Springsteen. Hosted by film producer Hal Schwartz and Backstreets Magazine contributor Flynn McLean.
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Sail On: The Beach Boys Podcast

67 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 172 ratings
Leading you further and further down the Beach Boys rabbit hole as gently and as thoroughly as humanly possible since 2017!
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Alive Again

6 episodes - Latest episode: 8 months ago - ★★★★★ - 172 ratings
An oral history of Trey Anastasio’s career outside of Phish, from the formation of the Trey Anastasio Band in 1999 to the Beacon Jams of 2020. This series is based on extensive interviews with Trey...
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Drum History

154 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 164 ratings
A podcast all about the rich history of the drums - and how they became what they are today! Join Bart van der Zee as he speaks with experts about the curious journey of the ever-evolving drum set.
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Who Cares About the Rock Hall?

223 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 163 ratings
A podcast about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hosted by comedians Joe Kwaczala and Kristen Studard. He's a long-time devotee. She's a skeptic. Join them as he attempts to get her (and their guests...
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Vinyl Emergency

176 episodes - Latest episode: 11 days ago - ★★★★★ - 153 ratings
Interviews and anecdotes with musicians, album collectors, LP manufacturers and beyond about our connection to vinyl records.
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155

389 episodes - Latest episode: about 15 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 152 ratings
A podcast about "punk" songs. By Sam Sutherland and Josiah Hughes.