40 episodes

The 30 min Songwriting Podcast where you can sharpen your songwriting skills - and have a laugh or two.



It is not a singer/songwriter showcase or an interview show, but a way for songwriters to talk about the technical aspects of writing songs. The show talks about every genre you can think of: pop, rock, folk, jazz, punk, electronica, dance, and Rap. We have special theme shows where we talk about Bridges, Chord substitutions and the odd Movie show. Think of it like one of those talking head sports shows – ‘cept with less yelling.



"I love being a guest on Song Talk Radio! To have intelligent conversations about songwriting with actual songwriters is a beautiful thing. Sometimes the terrific hosts let me free-form what I want to talk about, and other times they’ll pick a songwriting subject, but either way, it’s fun, informative, and invigorating." - Blair Packham, frontman, The Jitters, Song Studio Founder

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    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

The 30 min Songwriting Podcast where you can sharpen your songwriting skills - and have a laugh or two.



It is not a singer/songwriter showcase or an interview show, but a way for songwriters to talk about the technical aspects of writing songs. The show talks about every genre you can think of: pop, rock, folk, jazz, punk, electronica, dance, and Rap. We have special theme shows where we talk about Bridges, Chord substitutions and the odd Movie show. Think of it like one of those talking head sports shows – ‘cept with less yelling.



"I love being a guest on Song Talk Radio! To have intelligent conversations about songwriting with actual songwriters is a beautiful thing. Sometimes the terrific hosts let me free-form what I want to talk about, and other times they’ll pick a songwriting subject, but either way, it’s fun, informative, and invigorating." - Blair Packham, frontman, The Jitters, Song Studio Founder

    Alex Whorms writes her first original Christmas song

    Alex Whorms writes her first original Christmas song

    While some artists work to master their chosen genre and others may even manage to define one, Alex Whorms crafts music that is essentially a genre unto itself. Seated at her beloved keyboard, the young vocalist and composer flows freely and flawlessly between styles and sounds, gracefully blending classic singer-songwriter pop, jazz, soul, rock, classical, …

    • 51 min
    All about bridges with Allister Bradley

    All about bridges with Allister Bradley

    Allister Bradley, Canadian singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and technical director of the Song Studio Songwriter’s Workshop in Toronto, and co-host of the Hooks & Ladders youTube show with Blair Packham, joined us to talk about three songs with great bridges. We talked about: How the bridge differs from the verse and chorus How a good bridge …

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Song Talk Radio’s 423rd Episode Spectacular!

    Song Talk Radio’s 423rd Episode Spectacular!

    AKA our 9-year Anniversary! Our ex-co-host Mike Proudfoot joined us to reflect on the awesome year we had on Song Talk Radio. Our highlights included: Working with a Publicist: Bad Parade’s Kari Zalik on what a publicist needs to know about an artist for a promo campaign Terry Penney: Three Chords and the Truth and …

    • 52 min
    The Laws of Creativity with Joey Cofone

    The Laws of Creativity with Joey Cofone

    Joey Cofone is Founder & CEO of Baronfig and an award-winning designer and entrepreneur. His work has been featured in Fast Company, Bloomberg, New York Magazine, Bon Appétit, Quartz, Mashable, Gizmodo, and Print, among others. Joey was named a New Visual Artist and, separately, Wunderkind designer, by Print magazine. He is the author of the new book, The Laws of Creativity: Unlock Your Originality and …

    • 58 min
    Writing in a blues band with Bywater Call

    Writing in a blues band with Bywater Call

    Filled with incredible vocals and musicianship often compared to the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Canadian Americana/Roots band Bywater Call has made their unprecedented mark on the Canadian and international Blues/Roots scene with their brand-new album, “Remain”. From explosive television performances to radio play across the country, their distinctive sound blending Rock, Americana, and Soul is highlighted …

    • 57 min
    Getting Past Writer’s Block with Susan Cattaneo

    Getting Past Writer’s Block with Susan Cattaneo

    Singer-songwriter and music educator Susan Cattaneo joined us once again, this time to talk about tips for overcoming writer’s block for songwriters. We talked about: writing in a different mode, on purpose a great video on understanding modes – The Modes Ranked by Brightness – YouTube lists of contemporary songs using modes, courtesy of Susan …

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

OP Nation ,

Songtalk is my favourite!

My friend introduced me to this podcast about a month ago and I have already binged so many episodes! I love all the facts and inspiration I get from the wide variety of artists and genres. Hearing other artists talk about their music, their inspirations, and whatever else is very fascinating. Also, the hosts Bruce, Neel, and Phil are great as well! I enjoy listening to the podcasts live and following along 🎶 One day I hope to be a guest on the show!!

vanessa.am.v ,

Love this podcast!

Love your show! Since I’m just getting into songwriting your show is so helpful. It’s great how you also always give definitions for the terms you’re talking about. Keep it up 👍🏻

bojanland ,

Funny and Informative

Not just useful for Toronto's musicians but also very humorous and relaxing to unwind to for fans. :)

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