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“Canción Exploder” Podcast Launches Featuring Bomba Estéreo, Nathy Peluso, Jorge Drexler, Mon Laferte, José Gonzalez, And More

A Spanish language spin-off of “Song Exploder,” “Canción Exploder” is produced and distributed by Adonde Media in partnership with Radiotopia from PRX

The debut season of “Canción Exploder,” a Spanish-language spin-off of the popular podcast series “Song Exploder” launched today. The new podcast series is hosted and co-executive produced by Martina Castro, with “Song Exploder” creator Hrishikesh Hirway serving as Executive Producer.

Canción Exploder” is produced and distributed by Adonde Media, in partnership with Radiotopia from PRX.

The first season of “Canción Exploder” will feature an eclectic array of award-winning and chart-topping Latin Music artists, including Nathy Peluso, Jorge Drexler, Mon Laferte, Silvana Estrada, José Gonzalez, iLe & Adrian Quesada, and Ibeyi. The first episode is available now, featuring Bomba Estéreo breaking down their song “Deja” from their critically acclaimed album of the same name.

“The debut season of ‘Canción Exploder’ is a testament to the diversity of Latin music today as we speak with artists writing music in multiple languages, who call many different countries their homes, and who tell their stories in a beautiful variety of accents,” said Martina Castro, host and co-executive producer of “Canción Exploder.” “It also showcases the power of what ‘Song Exploder’ does so well, taking you deep into the process and art of writing a song, and thereby revealing something essential and true about the artist telling their story in their own words. I couldn’t be more honored to partner with Hrishikesh Hirway to bring this type of artful audio storytelling to listeners en Español.”

Martina Castro, Host and Co-Executive Producer of “Canción Exploder”

Created by Hrishikesh Hirway, “Song Exploder” is an award-winning podcast and Netflix series where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. The series has featured some of the biggest artists in the world — Fleetwood Mac, U2, Billie Eilish, Solange, Metallica, The Roots, Dua Lipa, and more — breaking down the sounds and ideas that went into their writing and recording. “Song Exploder” has been celebrated as “warm, deep, and illuminating” by “The New Yorker” and deemed as “probably the best use of the podcast format ever” by “Vulture.” In addition, “The New York Times” praised the show as “filled with serious lines of honesty, cinematic production, and peeks inside the creative process.”

“The Latin music world is enormous, spanning so many countries and so many genres, and the audience for all that music is vast. A few years ago, I started to wonder if it would be possible to bring ‘Song Exploder’ and its stories of creativity to that audience. I didn’t know much about Spanish-language podcasts, but I knew Martina Castro was a great host, producer, and ambassador, so I asked her if she’d like to work with me on realizing this daydream. I’m so thrilled to partner with her and Adonde to bring this show to life, and to a lot of new listeners,” said Hrishikesh Hirway, creator of “Song Exploder” and Executive Producer of “Canción Exploder.”

Hrishikesh Hirway, Creator of “Song Exploder” and Executive Producer of “Canción Exploder”

New episodes of “Canción Exploder” will be released every two weeks, on Wednesdays, and will be available free on-demand to listeners around the world across all major podcast platforms, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, and iVoox.

More information about the series can be found at

Season One Episode Guide & Publication Schedule (dates subject to change):

  • Bomba Estéreo — ‘Deja’ — July 20, 2022
  • Nathy Peluso — ‘Buenos Aires’ — August 3, 2022
  • Jorge Drexler — ‘Silencio’ — August 17, 2022
  • Silvana Estrada — ‘Te Guardo’ — August 31, 2022
  • José Gonzalez — ‘El Invento’ — September 14, 2022
  • iLe y Adrian Quesada — ‘Mentiras con Cariño’ — September 28, 2022
  • Ibeyi — ‘Sangoma’ — October 12, 2022
  • Mon Laferte — ‘Pa’ Dónde Se Fue’ — October 26, 2022

About Adonde Media

Adonde Media is the multilingual and global podcast production company behind podcasts includingDuolingo Spanish,” “TED en Español,” “El Verdadero Robo del Siglo”, “Emprendedores con Luis Von Ahn,” “The Last Days of Maradona,” “Vivo Songbook,” and “Después de Ayotzinapa,” among others.

About Radiotopia from PRX

Created in 2014, Radiotopia from PRX is today one of the most creative and successful podcast networks. Radiotopia has received recognition from the Peabody Awards, the duPont-Columbia Awards, the Tribeca Festival, and the Pulitzer Prizes. Comprised of acclaimed titles from leading indie producers, Radiotopia has also been named one of the most innovative companies in media by “Fast Company” and in 2019 was named the network of the year in the inaugural “Adweek” podcast awards. Visit for more.



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