A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this podcast.
Listeners can learn a lot about perspective, paths toward personal growth and fulfillment, and support of friends and family. Teaches about musical artists and the process of writing and producing music. Website includes additional resources for each episode, including a playlist of the featured artist and related videos.
Messages include exploring creativity, finding what you need to have balance in your life, knowing that better times will come after hardship, and that friends and family are an invaluable support. Subjects of depression and sadness are included and focus on finding a healthy way to reflect on problems. Encouragement of having community to rely on for support. Courage and communication are major themes included in stories told.
Positive Role Models
Some artists share how they've overcome personal obstacles to create something beautiful and healing. Stories are shared that help listeners connect with the music, artists and with challenges shared by people all over the world. Demonstrations of personal strength through lyrics in some songs illustrate making healthy choices. Artists featured are relatable, explaining their creative processes in detail. Some personal stories are shared that may offer guidance and inspiration to listeners who identify with the issues being discussed.
Spanish-language podcast. Wide range of music styles introduced through guests from diverse Latino and Hispanic cultures. Songs are produced in Spanish reflecting different accents. A feminist-themed song featured (Adrian Quesada and iLe) about a woman who makes a decision to leave an unhappy relationship because she deserves better treatment. Singer-songwriters come from countries including México, Chile, Uruguay, Puerto Rico, Colombia and more.
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Violence & Scariness
Some songs and lived experiences of artists discuss heavier topics like mental health, depression, grief and dealing with an absent parent.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some song content is about love and relationships.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Canción Exploder is a high-quality Spanish-language podcast based on the English-language podcast, Song Exploder -- which also inspired the Netflix series of the same name. Host Martina Castro presents curious listeners with a diverse group Latin American singers and songwriters who share their inspiration and creative processes behind their music. Some episodes discuss battling sadness, depression, and grief through music. Courage and communication are major themes included in stories told. The show includes positive messages surrounding community, reaching out for support, creative expression and working through challenges. Though the content is fairly kid safe, the tone of the conversations are better suited for tweens and teens. Adults are sure to enjoy this podcast and it offers a great opportunity to listen together with kids.
Is It Any Good?
Music has the power to impact audiences in so many ways. Canción Exploder presents the opportunity for famous musicians and songwriters to communicate the inspiration behind some of their popular songs. This podcast is ideal for the musically curious and is refreshing, entertaining and enlightening. It offers a window into the motivation and artistic processes behind songs straight from creative mind of the artist. Guests are open and honest as they explain the complicated feelings (and sometimes traumas) that have led to their healing through artistic expression. An example of this is shared when Mon Laferte (‘Pa' Dónde Se Fue', translated to English as "Where Did You Go?") explains the song's lyrics come from a letter she wrote to her estranged father.
This inside perspective allows listeners to feel a connection to some of their favorite artists. More importantly, the stories behind the music can help listeners feel a sense of empathy and understanding through others who may share similar experiences and challenges.
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