Thao Nguyen(illustration: @lerms)

On Twitter this week, longtime San Francisco songwriter Thao Nguyen announced that she will take over hosting duties from Hrishikesh Hirway for popular music podcast Song Exploder for the entirety of 2019.

Since 2014, Song Exploder has dissected songs in 20-minute episodes, inviting artists to talk about the process of putting together their most famous — and under the radar — tracks. They've investigated everything from Outkast to Mitski to the Bob's Burgers theme.

Thao's first episode airs January 9. Here's hoping she'll spotlight some Bay Area artists.

Hear her original 2016 episode below.

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