5 Must-hear Music Podcasts

Published on 07 April 2020

So, we don't know about you, but we're definitely feeling a little square-eyed from all the TV we've been watching. We say it's time to give those peepers a rest and get stuck into something else... Podcasts! Since we're all stuck at home and have plenty of time on our hands, we thought we'd give you a round-up of our favourite ever must-hear music and guitar podcasts.

Nope. Podcasts aren't just for making the daily commute to work a little more exciting. They're are great to listen to at home too! Why not stick on one whilst you're eating breakfast, cooking dinner or whilst excersising! Let's go... 

The Marshall Podcast 

You know Marshall? Yes, those guys! Well, did you know that they have a podcast? Yup! Hosted by the Bloodhound Gang and Hexes' Dan P Carter, this podcast provides guitar fanatics insider knowledge into the lives of some of Rock music's most iconic and favourite artists. Expect rig rundowns, music industry advice, album anecdotes and rock and roll tales aplenty. The guys launched the podcast with a bang, having the legendary Slash as their very first guest. Nicely done. You can check out the postcast here, or you can listen on YouTube below! 

Desert Island Discs

It would be an utter crime not to mention this holy grail podcast from the BBC. And, if you haven’t already tuned into this one… where have you been?! Anyway… The Desert Island Discs podcast has had some real music industry giants as guests; from Glastonbury Queen Emily Davis, to the utterly cool Nile Rodgers. And, with over 2000 episodes under their belt, we're sure that you'll be able to find a few to get your teeth (or ears?) stuck into!

The concept is simple. Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? This is a great way to get an insight into some of your favourite musicians' lives and listen to some of their ride or die tracks. What songs would you choose...? 

Chasing Tone 

This is a cracking podcast from the guys over at Wampler Pedals. Head honcho Brian Wampler is joined by the company’s key players and other special guests to talk about all things guitars, pedals, amps and other guitar gear, as well as answering questions. If you suffer from G.A.S (Guitar Acquisition Syndrome) this one is perfect for you! You can find them on all good podcasting platforms, or you can check out some of their older recordings on YouTube too! Happy listening. 

Norman’s Rare Guitars

You may be familiar with Norman’s videos on Youtube, but the guitar wizard now has a podcast too! Listen in to Norman and some of the world’s best professional musicians and industry giants talk all things guitar, gear, stories of rock and roll past and a whole lot of music history. This one as a gem! 

Song Exploder

If songwriting, production or recording is your jam... listen up! Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians and songwriters deconstruct their songs, and piece by piece, they tell the story of how they came to be. Guests explain everything from, influence, the creative process, recording and production, and is a great insight into how some of your favourite songs were made.  Guests include Fleetwood Mac, Julien Baker, Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot and Metallica, just to name a few. They have over 180 episode ready and waiting for you, so be sure to have a listen.  

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