146 episodes

Music: it's good. On each episode of Strong Songs, host Kirk Hamilton takes listeners inside a piece of music, breaking it down and figuring out what makes it work.

Strong Songs Kirk Hamilton

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    • 4.9 • 1.3K Ratings

Music: it's good. On each episode of Strong Songs, host Kirk Hamilton takes listeners inside a piece of music, breaking it down and figuring out what makes it work.

    Post-Season Update, Summer Plans, & Some Music Recs

    Post-Season Update, Summer Plans, & Some Music Recs

    An update on what's next now that Season Six is complete. Also, some music recommendations!

    • 30 min
    "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen

    "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen

    Everybody's out on the run tonight, but there's no place left to hide.

    • 1 hr
    Summer Synths, Fluteception, and "The Diablo Chord"

    Summer Synths, Fluteception, and "The Diablo Chord"

    Kirk answers your musical questions, from "Summertime" synth tones to heavy metal saxophone.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    "Easter Theatre" by XTC

    "Easter Theatre" by XTC

    Enter Easter and she's dressed in yellow yolk!

    • 57 min
    "Limb by Limb" by Phish

    "Limb by Limb" by Phish

    Up or down, it's up to you.

    • 59 min
    "Heart of Glass" by Blondie

    "Heart of Glass" by Blondie

    We could've made it cruising, yeah.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Cindy Van Dongen ,

Thank you!

I love this show. As a musician, and choral musical director and arranger, this show is just an incredible way to immerse myself in music and learning that is never boring!

Pete NotPedro ,

Stand back in wonderment.

This series is utterly amazing, spellbinding, even when songs you don’t know or maybe even don’t like that much are deconstructed… Kirk.. I just wish you’d do Jack Orion by Pentangle, although it is so long it fills the entire side of one LP and would probably need a two hour podcast… not that I’d be complaining…

FT1/( ,

I learn something every time.

Host is great, I love his enthusiasm and how in-depth he goes with song analysis.

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