Hideo Kojima, the famous Japanese game maker behind the popular titles “Death Stranding” and “Metal Gear,” will be launching an exclusive weekly podcast on Spotify next month – covering a wide range of his favorite topics.
“Hideo Kojima Presents Brain Structure,” which premieres September 8 on Spotify, will be released in both Japanese and English. According to Spotify, the new show “reveals the genius behind Kojima’s ideas and creative thinking.”
The podcast will include talk show-style discussions on topics such as games, movies, books, art, philosophy, and the social landscape. Guests who will periodically join Kojima on the show will include local and global leaders as well as top innovators from business, technology and entertainment.
“I wanted to share my thoughts with a global audience and felt that Spotify would be the best home to reach all my fans and friends around the world,” Kojima said in a statement. “It’s an ambitious approach to releasing each episode in both Japanese and English at the same time, but I look forward to having a great time getting creative inspiration and sharing it with listeners from all over the world.”
The show will also feature regular appearances by Geoff Keighley, producer of the annual Game Awards, providing updates on gaming and technology in a special section. The opening theme song for “Hideo Kojima Presents Brain Structure” was composed by Japanese electronic music artist Michiharu Shimoda, also known as “Silent Poets”, who wrote the closing song for “Death Stranding”.
After the release of the first episode of “Hideo Kojima Shows the Structure of the Brain” on September 8, new episodes will be released weekly on Thursdays at 9 PM JST.
“Hideo Kojima’s podcasts will allow a larger group of listeners to enjoy his ideas, while simultaneously supporting his desire to push boundaries,” Chiko Nishi, head of Spotify Studios Japan, said in a statement.
Listen to the trailer for “Hideo Kojima Presents Brain Structure”: