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.
We knew a man — Bojangles — and he’s the subject of this episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST. Join your hosts as they talk of life, they talk of life — and the 1970 standard, “Mr. Bojangles,” by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. In this episode, we’ll discuss clickety-clacking, how to avoid small talk … Continue reading Mr. Bonjangles by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Somebody bet on the bay! It’s time for the 75th episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST. Join your hosts for their review of the 1975 classic, “Red Headed Stranger” by country music legend, Willie Nelson. In this episode, we’ll talk about traveling town criers, equine-based legal loopholes, and somebody named “Guitar Boogie.” Don’t be wild … Continue reading Red Headed Stranger by Willie Nelson
BONUS EPISODE: Hey, Mr. DJ, put a record on. In this minisode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST, your hosts explore songs about DJs. Whether they are in da club or on da radio, we’ll discuss da relationship between the performer, the listener, the music, and the DJ — for better or for worse. Listen up … Continue reading SSP Minisode: Hey, Mr. DJ
Is it hot in here, or is it just this episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST? Join your hosts for their review of the 1973 hard rock classic, “Smoke on the Water” by heavy metal pioneers, Deep Purple. We’re burning up for this episode, where we take a trip to the Lake Geneva shoreline to … Continue reading Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple