Song Exploder

This Song: Hrishikesh Hirway // Thao Nguyen

For the last episode of 2018, This Song decided to celebrate some exciting changes at one of our favorite music podcasts. Starting in 2019, Song Exploder host, creator, and producer Hrisikesh Hirway will hand over hosting duties to Thao Nguyen of Thao and the Getdown  Staydown.

Listen as Hrishikesh Hirway tells us how listening to Asha Bhosle’s “Yeh Hai Reshmi Zulfon Ka Andhera” as a young child helped open up a well of emotion that continues to inspire him to this day. Then we hear how Lucinda Williams helped Thao Nguyen understand the power of “the good hurt.”

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This Song: Hrishikesh Hirway // Basia Bulat

Hrishikesh Hirway produces the “Song Exploder” podcast where artists deconstruct and explain their work. He’s also a musician who leads the band The One AM Radio and and provides the music for the hip-hop project Moors.  Listen as he explains how hearing Asha Bhosle’s  “Yeh Hai Reshmi Zulfon Ka Andhera,” at the age of 6 helped him understand a feeling that he would be able to draw inspiration from for his entire life.

Then Canadian singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist Basia Bulat explains why a live version of Sam Cooke’s “Bring It On Home To Me,” changed her life.

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Listen to the songs featured in Episode 39 of This Song.