I think I first discovered the Song Exploder podcast with the brilliant unfolding of John Roderick’s The Commander Thinks Aloud. A few weeks ago I got round to looking back through the ever growing list of episodes: Tobacco, Andrew Bird, Julia Holter. Björk’s in there too. Even an episode with U2.
Another recent discovery has been the Q2 Meet The Composer series – behind the scenes insights from another angle. I started off with Donnacha Dennehy: Composing With Frequency and Meredith Monk: Creation as Spiritual Practice - WQXR.
Behind the scenes – compact, extended: @SongExploder, @MeettheComposer rdgr.me/u/ve4iif