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Podcasts for Musicians (with an emphasis on drummers)

Podcasts! I’m a big fan of podcasts and I listen to them a bunch when I travel and workout. I tend to lean towards some comedic ones, but I definitely like to check out musically based podcasts and I want to share those with you in this post. Some of these are directly related to drums, others to music business, and others to songs and songwriting. Maybe you will find a couple that you enjoy.

drummers-resource Drummer’s Resource offers interviews as well as advice and coaching hosted by Nick Ruffini

id-hit-that I’d Hit That started with drummers, and then added other instrumentalists as well hosted by Dave Varriale

modern-drummer-podcast Modern Drummer Podcast is the official podcast of the leading drum magazine hosted by Mike Johnston and Mike Dawson

180-drums 180 Drums is a online drum lesson site out of Canada, that also has a podcast hosted by Jake Nicolle.

drummer-talk Drummer Talk offers drum news and a podcast hosted by Dave Kropf

give-the-drummer-some Give The Drummer Some releases podcast episodes twice a month and is hosted by Chris Troy and Tom Ashcroft

workingdrummerbanner The Working Drummer podcast is hosted by Matt Crouse, Zack Albetta, and produced by Mike Jackson.

discussionsinpercussion-300px_jan3 Discussions in Percussion is a new podcast hosted by your truly (shameless plug), and my good friend Marcos Torres, focusing on the percussionist and not the drumset player (contrary to most of the aforementioned podcasts).

worship-drummer-podcast The Worship Drummer podcast focuses on christian drummers in the church scene.

The three NPR podcasts that focus on music are:

all-songs-considered tiny-desk ted-talks

All Songs Considered is hosted by Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton. Tiny Desk Concerts is hosted by Bob. Guy Raz is the host of the Ted Radio hour

For songwriting, these two podcasts are pretty great.

sodajerker Based out of the UK, the Sodajerker podcast is interviews some of the world’s best songwriters from the songwriting team of Simon Barber and Brian O’Connor.

song-exploder Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians take apart their songs piece by piece and explain how they were made and the influences in the creative process.

the-future-of-what The Future of What focuses on the business end of music and the recording industry.

diy-musician The DIY Musician Podcast is perfect for the independent artist. This podcast features interviews, tips and other useful information for the musician doing it on their own. (It’s also hosted by a couple of personal friends Kevin Breuner and Chris Robley who have an accompanying blog).

fizzle-show Lastly, the Fizzle Show is a podcast for the entrepreneur and small business owner. While this podcast isn’t a musical one, it definitely covers all the aspects of starting or running a business on your own.

Good luck and happy listening!