Here’s an in-process list of quality podcasts focusing on South Asian music or related themes. Suggestions or tips? Please do share!
Bollywood / South Asia
- Bhangra and Beyond: Featuring DJ Rekha, the famous NYC based spinner of bhangra and all manner of South Asian beats.
- BBC Love Bollywood (podcast, and radio show): Radio show about Bollywood movies, actors, history and music.
Ethnomusicological World Music Podcasts
- Afropop Worldwide (SoundCloud link): radio show about the cultural travels of African and diasporic musics.
- WBEZ Sound Opinions: podcast of history and analysis of musical themes.
- How Jamaica Conquered the World: podcast on the influence of Jamaica on music around the globe.
- Alt.Latino: NPR show of Latin music with some good commentary.
- DJ/rupture’s Uproot book listening guide (mixes, not a podcast per se).