Song Exploder is a music podcast created by Hrishikesh Hirway, who hosted it from its 2014 inception until late 2018 and again from December 2019 onwards. In January 2019, Thao Nguyen became guest host for the year, with Christian Koons serving as producer, and Hirway moving to executive producer. The biweekly show features musicians talking about the creative process behind an individual song while "deconstructing" the song into its component parts. The songs highlighted on the program have ranged from pop to hardcore punk to television theme songs, film scores and video game music.
The podcast launched on the Maximum Fun network, went independent in February 2015 and joined Radiotopia in June 2015.