Netflix Gets TV Version Of Popular Song Exploder Podcast

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ty Dollar $ign, Michael Stipe, Alicia Keys, and more set to appear on new show.

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Song Exploder, the long-running popular podcast where musicians take apart their songs and tell the story of how they were made, is coming to Netflix as a TV series October 2. Based on a new trailer and the release accompanying it, the show's premise is based upon the podcast, which originally debuted in 2014.

"As a teenager, I used to sit in my room and listen to music while poring over the lyrics and liner notes and artwork until I could almost feel myself living in the world of an artist," says Hrishikesh Hirway, who created the podcast. "It was the most incredible feeling, and with Song Exploder, I wanted to take that feeling and go even further. It's been so exciting to turn it into a television show, because it's provided a chance to immerse yourself--and the ideas behind the music--in a deeper way than I ever imagined."

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alicia Keys, and Ty Dolla $ign are among the first announced guests for the series, who will respectively be breaking down "Wait For It" from Hamilton, "3 Hour Drive" from Alicia, and "LA" from Free TC. The podcast has a sizable roster that could be tapped for repeat guests, including Metallica, U2, and The Roots.

Hirway will be executive producing the Netflix series alongside filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom, Won't You be My Neighbor?). The show is slated to debut on Netflix October 2.

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