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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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    • 4.9, 367 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 165 - Rufus Wainwright

    Episode 165 - Rufus Wainwright

    The great Rufus Wainwright returns to discuss his new album Unfollow The Rules, becoming part of the Laurel Canyon scene, and how his operas have informed his pop songcraft. Rufus was also the guest for episode 54 of this podcast.

    • 35 min
    Episode 164 - Laura Marling

    Episode 164 - Laura Marling

    Prolific singer-songwriter Laura Marling discusses the writing of her beautiful new album Song For Our Daughter, collaborating with Blake Mills, Ethan Johns and Mike Lindsay, and the influence of Paul McCartney's acoustic guitar ballads.

    • 40 min
    Episode 163 - Rina Sawayama

    Episode 163 - Rina Sawayama

    Singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama joins Simon and Brian for the first fully remote episode of the show in which she describes the collaborative songwriting process behind her stunning debut album SAWAYAMA, how she was influenced by the pop of the early 2000s, and the intensely personal process of writing about family.

    • 51 min
    Episode 162 - Kate Tempest

    Episode 162 - Kate Tempest

    Rapper, poet, novelist and playwright Kate Tempest talks about her creative process across a range of projects, detailing her approach to lyrics, prose, melody, structure and narrative. The double Mercury Music Prize nominee also reflects on her time working with legendary producer Rick Rubin, and her deep relationship with the city of London.

    • 55 min
    Bonus: Talking Prince

    Bonus: Talking Prince

    On the fourth anniversary of his passing, we’ve dug into the Sodajerker vault to find an unreleased bonus episode from a couple of years ago in which we sat down for an hour to talk about one of our all-time favourite artists - Prince! We couldn’t resist bookending it with a Prince-inspired jam we found along with the recording. Enjoy!

    • 59 min
    Episode 161 - Huey Lewis

    Episode 161 - Huey Lewis

    The great Huey Lewis discusses the writing of his new album Weather, which was recorded prior to the singer losing his hearing to Ménière's disease in 2018. In addition to telling the stories behind hits like 'The Heart of Rock and Roll', 'Bad Is Bad', 'Hip To Be Square' and 'Small World', Huey also details his collaborations with mentors like Nick Lowe and Mutt Lange, and his work on the songs 'Power Of Love' and 'Back In Time' from the classic movie Back To The Future.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
367 Ratings

367 Ratings

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Desert Island Podcasts

Entertaining, informative and inspiring stuff, even if you’re not a songwriter or musician. Listen out for the ‘penny drop’ moment in each episode when the interviewee realises that these two guys are asking proper questions instead of the banality they usually get served. If I was on Desert Island Podcasts, this would be the one I save from the waves.

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Great Show

As all previous comments if you love music you’ll love this show - intelligent discussion with two people who are so knowledgeable and passionate about music - charismatic, charming, informative, witty and entertaining!

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Love music? Then this is for you.

If you are a music lover, then this is your podcast. If you have ever cared about a particular song, then this is your podcast. If you have ever wondered how your favourite song was created, then this is your podcast. If you like the idea of two blokes from the North-West of England not quite believing that they are in the same room as the most spectacular mega-stars, or talking via some modern jiggery pokery to some shining light across the Atlantic, then this is your podcast.

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