Homegrown Music Podcasts On Our Radar

Horns Up & Maed in India
Horns Up & Maed in IndiaHorns Up & Maed in India

Because of its impact on us, the music industry has a massive following with fans that care about more than just the track. As much as we love the music, we also love to listen to the stories behind it. Music podcasts give that to us. Apart from playing great soundtracks, they delve into music history and take deep dives, so we can explore the juicy details of an artist's rise to fame, or learn everything there is to know about their process of making a track. So here's a list of some music podcasts from across India that you can tune into for some inspiration and entertainment.

Maed in India

Hosted by Mae Mariam Thomas this is India's first indie music podcast that showcases the best Indian independent musicians from India and abroad. Each episode presents an interview with an artist/band along with an exclusive stripped-down session or acoustic renditions of their original music. The weekly show prides itself on being the destination for new music, a variety of genres from hip hop, blues, soul, to folk, punk, rock, little-known stories, and unreleased music never heard before.

Listen to it here.

Soundcheck with Diwash Gahatraj

Sound Check is a podcast focussing on indie music scene of India. It is a series of interviews with various Indian independent musicians across all genres where artists share their musical journey in a free-wheeling chat with Diwash Gahatraj. Sanjay Saxena edits the show.

Listen to it here.

Maximum India: An Exploration of Indian Music

This 3-part audio series, hosted by PBS journalist Hari Sreenivasan, explores different aspects of Indian music: Indian musical instruments; the styles of music across India; and what makes Indian music unique—and where it is going.

Listen to it here.

Horns Up

Recorded and produced from Mumbai, Horns Up is a weekly podcast dedicated to ramblings, rants, and reviews from Two heavy metal fans — Peter Kotikalapudi / Trendcrusher and Animesh Das / Asmo.

Listen to it here.


India’s first hip-hop audio and video podcast, HaqSeBolo is a 12-episode podcast that features candid conversations between India’s most influential hip-hop artists and the Executive Editor of Rolling Stone India, Nirmika Singh. Artists include breakout rappers Naezy, Kaam Bhaari and DeeMC, producer Sez On The Beat, hip-hop collectives Swadesi, Dopeadelicz and The Dharavi Dream Project, among others.

Listen to it here.

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