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Podcasting and Popular Music
  • ISSN: 1476-4504
  • E-ISSN: 2040-1388

Abstract

This article positions Hrishikesh Hirway’s as an archetypical example of how musical exploration, examination and education can come together in podcast form. ’s combination of content and format allows audiences with a range of musical experience and interest to gain insight into how popular music is created at the level of individual songs, and more broadly in terms of genre and industry reception and delivery processes. Originally conceived as an audio-only podcast, versions of have also been staged ‘live in concert’, and in audio-visual format for Netflix. To demonstrate ’s success, I situate it alongside similar music/media crossovers in print, radio and film and television, while also presenting findings from my five years experience of using as a teaching tool for undergraduate students in Australia.

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