Hrishikesh Hirway

Hrishikesh Hirway is a musician and the creator of the Song Exploder podcast. The New York Times wrote, "In the world of beautifully produced podcasts, Song Exploder is the beacon," and Quartz called it "possibly the most perfect podcast." He makes music under the name The One AM Radio and in the band Moors, and has composed for film and television—most recently, he wrote the original music for the Netflix series "Everything Sucks!" He's also the creator and co-host of The West Wing Weekly, a podcast about a TV show that went off the air in 2006, but has somehow managed to feature guests like Allison Janney, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Hrishi does the crossword every day, and thinks about typography a lot. He lives in Los Angeles with a small dog named Watson.