228 episodes

Sodajerker On Songwriting is a programme devoted to the art and craft of songwriting. The show, created and hosted by the UK songwriting team Sodajerker, features interviews with some of the most successful songwriters and musicians in the world.

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    • 5.0 • 51 Ratings

Sodajerker On Songwriting is a programme devoted to the art and craft of songwriting. The show, created and hosted by the UK songwriting team Sodajerker, features interviews with some of the most successful songwriters and musicians in the world.

    Episode 220 - Steven Van Zandt

    Episode 220 - Steven Van Zandt

    Singer-songwriter, producer and actor Steven Van Zandt sits down with Simon and Brian in Manchester, UK, for an inspiring conversation about songwriting and arranging, his expansive musical history, and forays into other art forms. The E Street Band guitarist also talks about his creative partnership with Bruce Springsteen, early records with Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, and the five crafts of rock.

    • 44 min
    Episode 219 - Tim Rice

    Episode 219 - Tim Rice

    Decorated lyricist Sir Tim Rice chats with Simon and Brian about his writing process and his extraordinary career in musical theatre and film. In this wide-ranging conversation, Tim discusses the business of launching shows like Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and Chess, his illustrious collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Elton John, ABBA's Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and songs for films like The Lion King and Aladdin.

    • 57 min
    Episode 218 - LP

    Episode 218 - LP

    Singer-songwriter LP joins Simon and Brian for a freewheeling conversation about their new album Churches, the art of whistling, collaborating with greats like Dan Wilson and Billy Steinberg, and why they'll never co-write on Zoom.

    • 55 min
    Episode 217 - Duran Duran

    Episode 217 - Duran Duran

    Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon and John Taylor talk with Sodajerker about their exciting new record FUTURE PAST. During the chat, the pair reflect on the band's creative process, including their approach to groove, tempo and melody, and their recent collaborations with Graham Coxon and Giorgio Moroder.

    • 40 min
    Episode 216 - Tori Amos

    Episode 216 - Tori Amos

    Tori Amos joins Simon and Brian for a chat about her new record Ocean to Ocean and her songwriting process. The bewitching singer-songwriter and pianist gives a detailed account of her practice, including the art of following her muses, stocking her sonic pantry, and taking inspiration from Bruce Lee.

    • 52 min
    Episode 215 - The War On Drugs

    Episode 215 - The War On Drugs

    Adam Granduciel of The War On Drugs sits down with Simon and Brian to discuss the band's latest record I Don't Live Here Anymore and how it was shaped and reshaped prior to release. During the conversation, Adam explains his creative process, his experimental approach to recording, and why it's important to have a very well-organised Dropbox.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Elliott Lefko ,

The Best

These two interviewers are the masters at getting behind the songwriter. They have done so much research and come at it from a fan’s perspective. Fantastic guests who feel very relaxed and hence come up with great stories. Love this podcast

Craig.Ethan ,

Diversify

Diversify to get more experience. These guys do it well by getting a smattering of different artists, tons to learn and engaging to listen to!

PowerPop Explosion ,

Broadened my appreciation for music

A fantastic podcast for any fan of popular music. Beyond learning a tremendous amount about the craft of songwriting, countless times I have listened to episodes featuring people I only have limited interest in as artists and the show caused me to dig into their catalogue.

Simon and Brian are passionate and knowledgeable and engaging. Often, I have become fans of some of the same tracks they have asked the artists about - tracks that are clearly favourites of the hosts. Great stuff.

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