Songfacts Podcast

Songfacts, which has been bringing you the stories behind the songs since 1999, now has a podcast. On the not-so-cleverly named Songfacts Podcast, our cheeky host Corey O'Flanagan speaks with songwriters and other music makers to learn about their own songs (which they often perform on the show) and explore the music that influenced them.

On this fun and enlightening musical journey, you'll discover new songs across a range of genres and take a deep dive into some you know - how they're structured, what they mean, how they make us feel.

Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

Music Interviews
Music History
Music
1
Asaf Avidan
The Israeli singer-songwriter Asaf Avidan on how the wolf-dog attack that nearly killed him informed his latest album, the very philosophical Anagnorisis.
53 min
2
Jillette Johnson
Singer-songwriter Jillette Johnson discusses her Eckhart Tolle-inspired song about breaking down the pain body wall, and explains why she declined an offer to compete on The Voice.
50 min
3
Chris Pierce
Singer-songwriter Chris Pierce on how he overcame racism and deafness to become a successful writer for TV music (This Is Us, True Blood) and powerful voice in the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
61 min
4
A Shadow of Jaguar
If you like dirty blues slide guitar, riffs backed by heavy drums and a full tank of energy, then you will love A Shadow of Jaguar.
25 min
5
Holiday Songs Special
Songfacts podcast presents the Pantheon Podcasts Holiday Song Special.
64 min
6
Brothers Koren on Finding Your Musical Cosmology
The Brothers Koren, who toured with Pink and Coldplay with their band The Kin, explain how we can learn about ourselves through our unique musical cosmologies.
72 min
7
Ray Benson of Asleep At The Wheel
Ray Benson on "Cotton Eyed Joe," "The Letter That Johnny Walker Read," and his beef with the Grammys.
27 min
8
Songwriting Methodology with Andrea Stolpe
The author of Popular Lyric Writing, Andrea Stolpe explains various songwriting techniques and analyzes some specific songs.
58 min
9
Dave Rublin of American Authors
American Authors bass player/producer Dave Rublin on "Best Day of My Life," their latest EP, and mental health in music.
51 min
10
Maude Latour
Big on Spotify, where she made the Indie Pop and Fresh Finds playlists, Maude Latour talks about her stacked harmonies and extremely personal breakup songs.
42 min
11
The Damned Founder Rat Scabies
Rat Scabies recalls the dawn of the London punk scene in 1977, when his band The Damned became a headline act.
49 min
12
Elle Belle
Christopher Pappas, who writes and performs as Elle Belle, talks about his album Post Everything and names the "Big 3" grunge bands that influenced him.
52 min
13
Eric Senich of the Van Halen News Desk
Talking Van Halen - Eddie in particular - with Van Halen News Desk writer and DISCovery podcast host Eric Senich.
48 min
14
South of Eden
The frontman and bass player in South Of Eden explain how they make fast, loud, thoughtful rock music with a Michael Jackson influence.
44 min
15
Country star Suzy Bogguss
Country star Suzy Bogguss tells the "Hey Cinderella" story, talks about her Dollywood days, and performs her song "Letting Go."
45 min
16
Amanda Brown on songwriting, touring with Alici...
Amanda Brown explains how she went from touring behind Alicia Keys and Adele to The Voice to coming into her own as an artist and songwriter.
42 min
17
Monique DeBose on Improv Singing and her "Rally...
Singer, songwriter and playwright Monique DeBose explains how improv singing works and talks about "Rally Call," her song about liberation.
47 min
18
Author Ken McNab on The Last Days of The Beatles
Ken McNab, author of And in the End: The Last Days of The Beatles, explains how the group unravelled while making two of their masterpieces: Abbey Road and Let It Be.
58 min
19
Kirk Hamilton of Strong Songs
Kirk Hamilton, host of the podcast Strong Songs, explains his method of deconstructing a song and talks about the evolution of video game music.
50 min
20
12 albums in 12 months with Urban Jack (Simon M...
Simon Milliman, aka Urban Jack, talks about releasing his creative energy in a very aspirational project: writing 12 albums in 12 months.
55 min
21
Bekah Marie Knott on singing, teaching and a li...
Classically trained singer-songwriter Bekah Marie Knott on singing, teaching (even screamo) and a life of music.
37 min
22
Eric Victorino explains how internet killed the...
The internet allowed Eric Victorino to go from a band to an electronic duo with a guy he'd never met; they soundtracked it with the song "Internet Killed The Video Star."
50 min
23
Misty Boyce on performing with Sting and rethin...
Misty Boyce is a singer-songwriter who is a prolific solo artist and has toured with acts such as Lord Huron and Ingrid Michaelson.
46 min
24
Songfacts Podcast - Trailer
Introduction to the Songfacts Podcast.
1 min