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THE STORY SONG PODCAST is the music review, comedy, pop culture podcast that provides commentary, analysis, and the history of narrative songs from all genres and all eras—from obscure one-hit wonders to well-known classics, and some of the biggest hits of all time. Join your hosts as they discuss details only hinted at in the lyrics and speculate about every aspect of each song. We tell the story of the songs that tell a story.

Highwayman by The Highwaymen The Story Song Podcast

We’re back again (and again) with another dam episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST. Join your hosts for their review of the 1985 country hit, “Highwayman,” by country music supergroup The Highwaymen (Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson). In our review of this classic by songwriting powerhouse Jimmy Webb, we’ll leave the cake out in the rain, discuss the danger of eating bananas on a construction site, and find out the best breakfast cereals for reincarnated souls. So, get in your starship and rest your spirit with this episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST — we’ll always be around, and around, and around, and around, and around (everywhere you listen to podcasts). Continue the conversation; follow THE STORY SONG PODCAST on social media. Follow us on Twitter (@Story_Song), Instagram (storysongpodcast), and Facebook (thestorysongpodcast). THE STORY SONG PODCAST is a member of the Pantheon Podcast Network “Highwayman” by The Highwaymen (from the album Highwayman) is available on Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Spotify, or wherever you listen to music.
  1. Highwayman by The Highwaymen
  2. Closing Time by Semisonic
  3. SSP Classics: I've Never Been to Me by Charlene
  4. SSP Minisode: Kyoto by Phoebe Bridgers
  5. SSP 2020 New Year's Special

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Highwayman by The Highwaymen

We’re back again (and again) with another dam episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST. Join your hosts for their review of the 1985 country hit, “Highwayman,” by country music supergroup The Highwaymen (Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson). In our review of this classic by songwriting powerhouse Jimmy Webb, we’ll leave the … Continue reading Highwayman by The Highwaymen

SSP Classics: I’ve Never Been to Me by Charlene

BONUS EPISODE: Hey, listener. You, listener. We want to talk to you about this classic episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST. Join your hosts in paradise as they revisit their review of one of their favorite story songs — and their second-favorite song to mention Jean Harlow — the 1982 hit, “I’ve Never Been to … Continue reading SSP Classics: I’ve Never Been to Me by Charlene

SSP Minisode: Kyoto by Phoebe Bridgers

BONUS EPISODE: In this special episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST, your hosts explore and review the lyrics to one of Dan’s Top 20 songs of 2020, “Kyoto” by Phoebe Bridgers. We’ll start the new year by delving into the meaning behind this two-time Grammy nominated song (Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song). Take … Continue reading SSP Minisode: Kyoto by Phoebe Bridgers

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