Aug 25, 2023
Australian singer-songwriter Hayley Marsten joins me to talk about the seminal album that soundtracked her journey into adulthood, Taylor Swift's seminal 2012 album 'Red'.
Now that this album has finally been chosen for an episode, we make a real meal out of it, getting into how the album marked a fork in the road that...
Jul 5, 2023
Today legendary sound engineer Pete Keppler joins me for another look behind the scenes at David Byrne's American Utopia (check out episode 376 of this podcast for our audio documentary on the show), from conception to the world tour to Broadway, dealing with the technical and creative challenges inherent in reinventing...
Jun 21, 2023
One of today’s most renowned and skilful Americana singer-songwriters, Jason Isbell, talks about the classic record that helped inspire the genre - The Rolling Stones 1971 LP ‘Sticky Fingers’.
We talk about how growing up around Muscle Shoals Alabama got Jason into the record as a child, how the album shows the...
Jun 7, 2023
Billions creator Brian Koppelman is one of our most loved
returning champions and he joins me once again today to bring
things full circle by discussing the album that was the subject of
his first ever appearance on the podcast - Jason Isbell's
'Southeastern' - to celebrate it's ten year anniversary.
The album that...
May 16, 2023
Today, author, music journalist and podcaster James Campion joins me to delve into one of the most iconic and enduring songs in the history of popular music as he gives a taste of his book Take A Sad Song: The Emotional Currency of Hey Jude. We talk about how McCartney took a song inspired by John Lennon's son Julian's...