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SongWriter
SongWriter
Ben Arthur

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

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Episodes

Blake Lemoine + Jonathan Mann

Blake Lemoine describes his conversations with LaMDA, an AI built by Google, and Jonathan Mann performs a song inspired by... more

06 Sep 2022 · 35 minutes
Questlove + Chris Pierce

Questlove reads an excerpt from "Music is History" about Bill Withers, and Chris Pierce plays a song written in response

23 Aug 2022 · 27 minutes
Mary Gauthier + Kelley McRae

Mary Gauthier tells a story from her memoir, Saved By a Song, and songwriter Kelley McRae performs a song written... more

09 Aug 2022 · 25 minutes
Jonathan Franzen + Wussy

Jonathan Franzen reads an excerpt from "Crossroads," and one of his favorite bands, Wussy, plays a song written in response

26 Jul 2022 · 39 minutes
Ashley C. Ford + Be Steadwell

Ashley C. Ford reads from her memoir, and songwriter Be Steadwell performs a song that speaks directly to Ashley

12 Jul 2022 · 40 minutes
Tom Franklin + Ben Glover

Author Tom Franklin reads two pieces of short fiction and songwriter Ben Glover plays a song written in response to... more

28 Jun 2022 · 24 minutes
Laurie Woolever + Mike Ruffino

Author Laurie Woolever tells a story about a shoot in Sri Lanka with Anthony Bourdain, and composer Mike Ruffino shares... more

14 Jun 2022 · 41 minutes
Mike Nichols, told by Mark Harris + Anna Kline

Mark Harris tells the life story of Mike Nichols, one of the most influential directors of the 20th century. Anna... more

31 May 2022 · 22 minutes
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
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Blake Lemoine + Jonathan Mann
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