I’m a musician and podcast host/producer.

Song Exploder, which I created and launched in 2014, was named Best Podcast of the Year by Quartz. Vulture called it “probably the best use of podcast format ever,” and the New York Times wrote, “In the world of beautifully produced podcasts, Song Exploder is the beacon. It’s a show filled with serious lines of honesty, cinematic production and peeks inside the creative process.”

I make music under the name The One AM Radio and in the band Moors. I also compose music for film, television, and podcasts; most recently, I wrote the score for the 2018 Netflix television series "Everything Sucks!"

I also serve the Library of Congress as an advisor on Digital Strategy.

I’ve spoken about my work at places like the Sydney Opera House, the Google Design Conference, the AIGA Design Conference, IDEO, Yale University, Maine College of Art, Pinterest, Etsy, the Sundance Film Festival, and SXSW.

Originally, I’m from Peabody, Massachusetts. These days, I live in Los Angeles with a dog named Watson.

Here’s some other stuff:
- A profile in the Los Angeles Times.
Song Exploder in The Atlantic.
- Samin Nosrat of Salt Fat Acid Heat wrote about my mom’s mango pie in the New York Times.
- A Dwell tour of my home and studio.
- “How I Work” on LifeHacker

Twitter: @hrishihirway
Instagram: @hrishihirway

Drawing by Carlos Lerma

Drawing by Carlos Lerma