30 Best Music History Podcasts

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Music History Podcasts

Here are 30 Best Music History Podcasts worth listening to in 2024

1. Hit Parade

Hit Parade Chris Molanphy, a pop-chart analyst and author of Slate's 'Why Is This Song No. 1?' series, tells tales from a half-century of chart history. Through storytelling, trivia, and song snippets, Chris dissects how that song you love or hate dominated the airwaves, made its way to the top of the charts and shaped your memories forever.
Podcast slate.com
Host Chris Molanphy
Apple Rating 4.8 / 5Facebook Followers 1.4MTwitter Followers 1.7MInstagram Followers 87.1K Frequency 2 episodes / month Avg Length 60 min Since Apr 2017 Listen on Apple Get Email Contact Get Influential Podcasters ContactsGet access to 100k active Podcasters, Influencers in 1500 niche categories.Get targeted media contact list in your niche at your fingertips so you can focus on running your campaign.Email us the categories of Podcasters you want to reach out for your marketing campaign at anuj@feedspot.com Copy email. We'll share active Podcasters list with verified email contacts in an Excel or CSV format.

2. Past Daily

Past Daily 'Because ignorance of your culture is considered uncool'
Podcast pastdaily.com
Frequency 3 episodes / day Get Email Contact

3. Kempire Radio

Kempire Radio Kempire Radio has a long history of music and entertainment. We have interviewed some of the best from Brandy to TV Icon, Oprah Winfrey. We took a brief hiatus but we are excited about returning to your airwaves with a new perspective.
Podcast soundcloud.com
Apple Rating 4.9 / 5 Frequency 7 episodes / week Avg Length 67 min Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

4. Cocaine & Rhinestones

Cocaine & Rhinestones Step right up. Come on in. Hosted by Cocaine & Rhinestones.
Podcast podcasters.spotify.com
Apple Rating 4.9 / 5Twitter Followers 26.7KInstagram Followers 18.3K Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 111 min Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

5. The Music History Project

The Music History Project NAMM's resident Music Historian Dan Del Fiorentino and co-hosts Michael Mullens, and Ashley Allison examine the innovative creations, evolution of musical instruments, the changing world of music retail, music industry icons, and other topics covered in NAMM's Oral History program. The NAMM Oral History program boasts over 4,500 interviews and is continually growing.
Podcast namm.org
Facebook Followers 26Twitter Followers 88.6K Frequency 2 episodes / quarter Avg Length 55 min Get Email Contact

6. Disgraceland

Disgraceland Murder, infidelity , suicide, arson, overdose, religious cults, drug trafficking; this podcast explores the alleged true crime antics and criminal connections of musicians we love like Jerry Lee Lewis, Beck. If you love true crime and you love music then get ready to love this podcast.
Podcast disgracelandpod.com
Apple Rating 4.6 / 5Facebook Followers 11.7KTwitter Followers 8.3KInstagram Followers 29.1K Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 36 min Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

7. Highway Hi-Fi Podcast

Highway Hi-Fi Podcast We go track by track through the underbelly of music history using research and trivia to locate the roots of our obsession with vinyl records. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.
Podcast sites.google.com
Hosts Ryan, Joe
Apple Rating 4.9 / 5Facebook Followers 140Twitter Followers 747 Frequency 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 108 min Listen on Apple Spotify Get Email Contact

8. Music History Today

Music History Today Your bite sized briefing on the daily history of the glorious art form known as music.
Podcast podcasters.spotify.com
Facebook Followers 32Twitter Followers 419 Frequency 7 episodes / week Avg Length 18 min Get Email Contact

9. Jaguar Skills: Hip-Hop Time Bomb

Jaguar Skills: Hip-Hop Time Bomb This is a podcast covering Hip-Hop History. Each 60 minutes show includes a different year tune and sample every week.
Podcast podbean.com
Apple Rating 4.8 / 5Facebook Followers 100.1KTwitter Followers 61.6K Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 10 min Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

10. The Great Song Podcast

The Great Song Podcast Celebrating the greatest songs in modern music history with love and excitement, and interviewing some of the writers and artists behind them.
Podcast podcasters.spotify.com
Apple Rating 4.8 / 5Twitter Followers 1.1K Frequency 1 episode / month Avg Length 73 min Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

11. Throwback Country Music

Throwback Country Music Brit Jones is a singer, songwriter, DJ, entertainer & 90's country music historian. He has a passion for the country music business. Brit has toured and opened up for some of the best from the 90's including John Berry, Bryan White, Shawn Mullins, Jamie O'Neal & Lila McCann.
Podcast podcasters.spotify.com
Apple Rating 4.9 / 5 Frequency 2 episodes / week Avg Length 27 min Since Oct 2018 Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

12. Country History X

Country History X Divorce, Drugs, Death.Perseverance, Inspiration, Redemption. Country History X is the history of country music, one story at a time.
Podcast podcasters.spotify.com
Apple Rating 4.3 / 5Facebook Followers 81.2KInstagram Followers 22.6K Frequency 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 22 min Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

13. JayQuan Presents:The Foundation

JayQuan Presents:The Foundation A comprehensive journey into the history of Rap music and Hip Hop culture, hosted and narrated by Hip Hop Historian Jay Quan.
Podcast buzzsprout.com
Host Jay Quan
Apple Rating 5 / 5Twitter Followers 642 Frequency 1 episode / month Avg Length 40 min Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

14. Ongoing History of New Music

Ongoing History of New Music 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 by the legendary Alan Cross. Whatever the episode, you're definitely going to learn something that you might not find anywhere else. Trust us on this.
Podcast curiouscast.ca
Host Alan Cross
Apple Rating 4.9 / 5Facebook Followers 15.7KTwitter Followers 258 Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 36 min Since Feb 2017 Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

15. Music History Monday

Music History Monday Speaker, Composer, Author, Professor, Historian. The Great Courses professor, Music-Historian in-residence, Composer, and OraTV Host!
Podcast robertgreenbergmusic.com
Apple Rating 4.9 / 5Facebook Followers 17.3KTwitter Followers 2.2K Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 21 min Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

16. A History Of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs

A History Of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs Andrew Hickey presents a history of rock and roll in five hundred songs.
Podcast 500songs.com
Host Andrew Hickey
Apple Rating 4.8 / 5Twitter Followers 5.6K Frequency 1 episode / week Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

17. Design Freaks

Design Freaks A conversational podcast with two creatives about graphic art and artists in music history. For freaks, by freaks.
Podcast designfreakspodcast.com
Apple Rating 4.9 / 5Twitter Followers 282 Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 46 min Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

18. Low Profile with Markly Morrison

Low Profile with Markly Morrison A lovingly produced podcast rich in music and storytelling, Low Profile features long-form interviews with would-be legends of an alternate music history. Markly Morrison is an audio journalist and independent musician in the exotic city of Olympia, Washington.
Podcast lowprofilepodcast.com
Host Markly Morrison
Apple Rating 5 / 5Instagram Followers 1.4K Frequency 1 episode / month Avg Length 54 min Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

19. Heavy Metal History Podcast

Heavy Metal History Podcast A Heavy Metal Podcast hosted by Dustin with the in depth narratioin of how the bands made the records or having guests from metal bands to discuss various influences, histories of their bands and the behind the scenes stories, struggles and triumphs of how their records were written and recorded.
Podcast heavymetalhistory.libsyn.com
Apple Rating 4.9 / 5Facebook Followers 395Twitter Followers 650Instagram Followers 1.2K Frequency 2 episodes / year Avg Length 70 min Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

20. Relevant Tones

Relevant Tones A podcast about the most fascinating time in classical music history: right now. Relevant Tones features interviews with and music by some of the most creative figures in contemporary classical music, themed shows exploring new trends in classical music, and frequent live-streamed shows featuring conversations and music performances. Hosted and produced by Seth Boustead, Austin Williams, Stephen Anthony Rawson, and Matt Dotson.
Podcast relevanttones.com
Apple Rating 4.9 / 5Facebook Followers 1.5KTwitter Followers 148Instagram Followers 204 Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 62 min Since Oct 2011 Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

21. History of House Music Podcast

History of House Music Podcast #1 fastest-growing House Music podcast. If you're a fan of Defected Radio, Deeper Shades of House, Fish Go Deep & Deep House Cat then you'll love this podcast. Classic House mix every month.
Podcast historyofhousemusic.org
Apple Rating 4.9 / 5 Frequency 1 episode / month Avg Length 61 min Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

22. 365 days with mxmtoon

365 days with mxmtoon 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'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll learn a ton of new things.
Podcast open.spotify.com
Facebook Followers 1.4KTwitter Followers 4.2K Frequency 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 13 min Get Email Contact

23. Let It Roll

Let It Roll 'Let it Roll' is a podcast about the history of popular music from the 19th Century to the 21st. Let It Roll is a series of in-depth interviews with music writers like Ed Ward, Robert Gordon, Paul Trynka, Peter Doggett, Elijah Wald and more. We're slowly but surely putting together a history of popular music in America with a focus on the social, technological and business forces that drive the culture.
Podcast letitrollpodcast.substack.com
Apple Rating 4.7 / 5Facebook Followers 1.4KTwitter Followers 951 Frequency 2 episodes / quarter Avg Length 60 min Since Oct 2017 Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

24. Walls of Time Podcast

Walls of Time Podcast Walls of Time podcast will take you on a journey across America with Daniel Mullins, as he sits down with the best in bluegrass, and chats with them about the past, present, and future of bluegrass music. These field recorded interviews were captured in dressing rooms, on back porches, at kitchen tables, and everywhere in between. Hear from bluegrass pioneers, veteran sidemen, and leaders of today as we dive headfirst into the living history of bluegrass music.
Podcast wallsoftimepodcast.podbean.com
Apple Rating 5 / 5Facebook Followers 845Twitter Followers 52 Frequency 5 episodes / year Avg Length 69 min Since Aug 2019 Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

25. Watching the Throne

Watching the Throne This is an in-depth-yet-entertaining dive into the lyrics and narrative artistry of Kanye West's music. We go track by track through Ye's discography, revealing the narrative and poetic techniques he uses, tracking his growth as a storyteller, and illuminating the narratives behind Yeezus and The Life of Pablo. For Kanye fans, this might be the Ye-centric lyrical discussion you've been waiting for. For musicians and writers, this is practical insight into how one of the best storytellers in music history does what he does.
Podcast cms.megaphone.fm
Apple Rating 4.8 / 5Facebook Followers 514Twitter Followers 933 Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

26. No Dogs in Space

No Dogs in Space No Dogs In Space is a music history podcast featuring Marcus Parks and Carolina Hidalgo of the Last Podcast Network. On this first season, we're taking a deep dive into the history of punk rock, told through the stories of ten bands who helped define the genre. On our first series, we cover the so-called godfathers of punk, The Stooges. Join us as we explore the early days of Iggy and the boys as the more innocent of their drug-fueled escapades as the band tries figuring out their voice in the midst of the ultimately empty peace and love movement.
Podcast nodogsinspace.libsyn.com
Apple Rating 4.9 / 5Twitter Followers 82.4K Frequency 5 episodes / year Avg Length 85 min Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

27. A Murder of Musicians

A Murder of Musicians This podcast aims to showcase and promote the work of up- and-coming musicians and artists from diverse musical genres all around the globe.Join host Fx2, each week as he explores various platforms on social media along with music distribution sites to discover amazingly talented players involved in the game of independent publishing. Every conversation reveals the simple ways each artist used to grow followers organically without monetary backing from a record label.
Podcast rss.com
Frequency 26 episodes / year Avg Length 43 min Listen on YouTube Get Email Contact

28. Rock School Podcast

Rock School Podcast Dr Joe Burns hosts an insightful and energetic showcase of the music, history and culture of rock-n-roll.
Podcast www2.southeastern.edu
Facebook Followers 685 Frequency 2 episodes / year Avg Length 39 min Get Email Contact

29. The Tape Deck

The Tape Deck You are listening to the Tape Deck! We're a Seattle-based podcast about music history and music appreciation, featuring a whole ton of local talent from all walks of life. There's so much good music available to everyone everywhere, and we strive to educate listeners about music that may fly under your radar.
Podcast tapedeckpodcast.com
Apple Rating 5 / 5Facebook Followers 284Twitter Followers 356Instagram Followers 273 Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

30. In Time: A Music History Podcast

In Time: A Music History Podcast In Time: A Music History Podcast, the show where we will be exploring the music we all know and love and put it in the greater context of the world from which it came.
Podcast intimepod.libsyn.com
Apple Rating 5 / 5Facebook Followers 169Twitter Followers 8Instagram Followers 46 Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

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Music History Podcasters

Top Podcasters covering Music History. Get Spreadsheet.
Podcaster Name Email Role Podcast Link Total Episodes Twitter Handle Twitter Followers
Chris MolanphyHostslate.com/podcasts/hit-parade14@cmolanphy7.2K
RyanCo Hostsites.google.com/view/highwayhifi/home2
JoeCo Hostsites.google.com/view/highwayhifi/home2
Jay QuanHostbuzzsprout.com/7449293
Alan CrossHostcuriouscast.ca/podcast/126/ongoing-history-of-new-music58
Andrew HickeyHost500songs.com/podcast54
Markly MorrisonHostlowprofilepodcast.com20
gordonskenepastdaily.com/#sidr-nav408
Big IPsoundcloud.com/kempireradio70
Curiouscastcuriouscast.ca/podcast/126/ongoing-history-of-new-music58
Robert Greenbergrobertgreenbergmusic.com/podcast-subscribe30
Seth Bousteadrelevanttones.com/archive28
Brit Jonespodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/throwbackcountrymusic14
Rob Alleypodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/greatsongpod12
Heavy Metal Historyheavymetalhistory.libsyn.com12
NAMM Resource Centernamm.org/library/podcast6
Blue Poncho Mediawallsoftimepodcast.podbean.com4
Claritadesignfreakspodcast.com4
JayQuanbuzzsprout.com/7449293
Pantheon Medialetitrollpodcast.substack.com2
The Horror Archivesheavymetalhistory.libsyn.com2
Ryan & Joesites.google.com/view/highwayhifi/home2
Kyle Coroneospodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kyle-coroneos2
Victor Melendezdesignfreakspodcast.com1
Vaughan Oliverdesignfreakspodcast.com1
Travis Ritterdesignfreakspodcast.com1
Tyler Mahan Coepodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/cocaine-and-rhinestones1
Gary Johnsonmmhp989.libsyn.com11
Queue Pointsqueuepoints.com10
Rolling Stone | Cumulus Podcast Networkcms.megaphone.fm/channel/rollingstonemusicnow5
Takinawalk With Buzz Knighttakinawalk.com4
Buzz Knighttakinawalk.com3
Demar Grant & Adriel Smileyspreaker.com/podcast/album-mode--44553532
Fred Reifmmhp989.libsyn.com2
Kutxkutx.org2
Marshall Poecms.megaphone.fm/channel/LIT98104985222
Nick Dematteopodcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/music-is-not-a-genre/id15477329952
Perry Richardsonpodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/themindsetbabe2
The Vgmbassythevgmbassy.com2
Wjct News & Wlrnnews.wjct.org/show/florida-roundup2
Analytic_dreamzredcircle.com/shows/analytic-dreamz-notorious-mass-effect1
Anctuary Radio Mediasanctuary.org Wooc 105.3 Fm Troysoundcloud.com/mediasanctuary1
Bex Buzzierealedtalk.podbean.com1
Cannabis Goldsmithtribe.ca/cannabis-goldsmith-podcast1
Chelsea Devantezcms.megaphone.fm/channel/GTLLC53652077491
Hollywood Suiteshows.acast.com/ayearinfilmpodcast1
Jarrett Brownpodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/aagcpodcast1
Jay B.podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/aagcpodcast1
Nashebanashebaexperience.podbean.com1
Randy Roguskinews.wjct.org/show/first-coast-connect1
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