Spotify Studios Launches Season 3 of Critically Acclaimed Dissect Podcast

Dissect is Now Officially a Spotify Original Podcast Series

Dissect, the podcast music enthusiasts, culture vultures, and sonic super nerds are virtually obsessed with, is now an official member of Spotify Studios’ Original Podcast portfolio. Dissect, launched in 2017 and created and hosted by Cole Cuchna, is a serialized music podcast that highlights one album per season, analyzing the meaning, social context and purpose of one song per episode. Dissect Season 3, which launched on Spotify today, will focus on acclaimed artist, songwriter, and producer Frank Ocean’s 2016 studio album, Blonde.

Dissect spotlights the artist’s genius and listeners learn to appreciate the music on a whole new level, even if the album was released years ago,” said Cole Cuchna, Audio Originals and Podcasts at Spotify. “Spotify has provided another outlet for fans to indulge in music education and learn about artists they are passionate about or for some, artists they have yet to discover.”

Cole Cuchna, Audio Originals and Podcasts at Spotify and host of Dissect


Listen to the trailer here.

In the previous two podcast seasons, listeners dove into the historical and sociological contexts behind Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly and Kanye West’s My BeautifuL Dark Twisted Fantasy. Available exclusively on Spotify for the first week of release, Cuchna will explore various themes in Blonde,including the complexities of love, childhood, sexuality, authenticity, independence, nostalgia and coming of age.

Giving podcast fans an exclusive first-listen through Spotify is part of the platform’s ongoing commitment to being an audio-first platform.

“We are excited to have Dissect become part of Spotify as we continue to focus on the emerging premium audio landscape,” said Courtney Holt, Head of Studios and Video, Spotify. “A burgeoning cultural phenomenon, Dissect takes its listeners on a journey through the heart and soul of artist’s creative journey. Cole Cuchna is a rare talent and we look forward to seeing what he comes up with in Season 3 and beyond.”

The Season 3 podcast, which encompasses 17 episodes and over 10 hours of audio content, starts out by focusing on Frank’s early career, beginning with his upbringing, transition from songwriter to solo artist, and release of Channel Orange. The latter episodes dive into the unmatched, track-by-track lyrical and musical analysis of Blond. The podcast showcases the genius that is Frank Ocean by examining his beloved lyrical storytelling and exploring how he creates his musical environments. The season finale, will culminate with thoughts directly from Dissect listeners on their thoughts on the album.

The goal of Dissect is to illuminate the artistry and cultural impact of contemporary musical masterworks. Eternally relevant and inventive, Frank Ocean’s Blonde is a natural addition to the mix.

Fans can tune-in to Season 3 here.