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Hrishikesh Hirway to step down as Song Exploder host

By | Published on Thursday 6 December 2018

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Hrishikesh Hirway has announced that he is stepping down as host and producer of ‘Song Exploder’, the song-dissecting podcast he launched in 2014.

Taking over from him in the new year will be Thao Nguyen of the band Thao And The Get Down Stay Down. She has previously appeared as an interviewee, and guest hosted an episode earlier this year, speaking to Neko Case.

Hirway will remain attached to the show as Executive Producer, with current Associate Producer Christian Koons moving into the Producer role.

“Hosting and producing the show for the past five years has been exciting and educational”, says Hirway. “I’ve had the chance to speak with some of my favourite artists, and learned so much about music, and podcasts, and what goes into both of them. The show has evolved and grown over the years, and I’m THRILLED that ‘Song Exploder’ will be able to continue its evolution next year”.

On each episode of ‘Song Exploder’, an artist deconstructs one of their songs, telling the story behind it. The 150th episode has just been released, with Lindsey Buckingham discussing Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Go Your Own Way’.