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SongWriter turns stories into songs, ft. Joyce Carol Oates, David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Roxane Gay, Amanda Shires (The Highwomen), Susan Orlean, Steve... more

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Wright Thompson + Drew Holcomb

Wright Thompson reads a story about losing his uncle, and songwriter Drew Holcomb performs his song, “Slower Than the... more

17 May 2022 · 23 minutes
Halston, told by Ned Martel + Stephan Moccio

Fashion designer Halston's life story is told by producer Ned Martel, and super star songwriter Stephan Moccio talks about writing... more

03 May 2022 · 23 minutes
Zelda + Carsie Blanton

Social worker Zelda talks about her time working as a stripper, and songwriter Carsie Blanton performs her new song, "Into... more

19 Apr 2022 · 32 minutes
Coal Country + Steve Earle

Songwriter Steve Earle plays a song he wrote for the documentary theater play "Coal Country," about the Upper Big Branch... more

05 Apr 2022 · 29 minutes
Season Four Trailer

Season four! Stories from Questlove, Mary Gauthier, Anthony Doerr, and George Saunders, and songs from Carrie Brownstein, Drew Holcomb, and... more

22 Mar 2022 · 2 minutes
Joyce Carol Oates + Katie Melua

Legendary author Joyce Carol Oates reads her poem “Too Young to Marry, but Not Too Young to Die” and pop... more

19 Oct 2021 · 23 minutes
Introducing Basic Folk

Basic Folk is one of my favorite podcasts, and in this episode host Cindy Howes talks to Wesley Schultz about... more

18 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Jonathan Lethem + Tift Merritt

Bestselling author Jonathan Lethem reads from his recent “dystopian pastoral” novel, The Arrest, and songwriterTift Merritt performs a song called... more

21 Sep 2021 · 21 minutes
Keith Rosson + Antje Duvekot

Author and artist Keith Rosson reads his story, "Forgive Me This," and songwriter Antje Duvekot plays her song written in... more

07 Sep 2021 · 33 minutes
Jeremy Welch + Maia Sharp

Veteran Jeremy Welch talks about his experience as a soldier, and his struggles with addiction, suicidality, and depression. Songwriter Maia... more

24 Aug 2021 · 28 minutes
Wright Thompson + Drew Holcomb