Musical interlude : Song Exploder

I've enjoyed listening to the Song Exploder podcast recently. I always find it interesting to hear how a piece of creative work is put together and to have an insight into the thinking and processes behind the finished article; this podcast provides that insight for an ever growing list of tunes. Music is often something that becomes a background to daily life and although the age of listening to music is often said to be behind us, this is also the information age and we can learn more than ever about the artist behind the work. Give it a listen.

A couple of my favourite episodes...

A podcast you might like to listen to

Last year I discovered the Radiolab podcast and really enjoyed listening back to all their past episodes and each new one as they were released. It's a fascinating podcast that covers all kinds of interesting stuff in accessible and entertaining fashion. I thoroughly recommend it!

I particularly enjoyed this one about recent discoveries in the world of fungi that has revealed new understanding of tiny networks that connect whole groups of trees. If you've a spare half hour then click play, I can pretty much guarantee you won't regret it!