240 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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    • 4.8 • 472 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 232 - Andrew Bird

    Episode 232 - Andrew Bird

    Singer-songwriter and violin virtuoso Andrew Bird discusses the writing of his captivating new record Inside Problems. In this detailed chat, the seasoned artist explains his approach to confessional songwriting, using archaic language, and how he has been inspired by everything from insomnia to the air freshener used in New York taxicabs.

    • 44 min
    Episode 231 - Michael Head

    Episode 231 - Michael Head

    Beloved Scouse singer-songwriter Michael Head (The Pale Fountains, Shack) talks about his fantastic new record Dear Scott and his approach to songwriting. In this detailed conversation, Mick reflects on his relationship with poetry, his Liverpool roots, and how he imbues his songs with stories, characters and imagination.

    • 56 min
    Episode 230 - Norah Jones

    Episode 230 - Norah Jones

    Norah Jones talks about the 20th anniversary edition of her Grammy award-winning record Come Away With Me and how her songwriting has developed over the past two decades. The singer, songwriter and pianist also discusses her past collaborations with Danger Mouse and Jeff Tweedy, and explains why the bathtub is the best place to write songs.

    • 44 min
    Episode 229 - PJ Morton

    Episode 229 - PJ Morton

    Grammy-winning singer-songwriter PJ Morton talks about the writing of his latest record Watch The Sun and his collaborations with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott and El DeBarge. The versatile musician and producer also reflects on the importance of being himself, the inspiration he takes from his hometown of New Orleans, and his work as the keyboard player for Maroon 5.

    • 53 min
    Episode 228 - Jewel

    Episode 228 - Jewel

    Singer-songwriter Jewel discusses her new record Freewheelin' Woman and how she has used the songwriting process as a way to deal with anxiety. The musician and author also remembers lessons learned from time spent with Bob Dylan and Neil Young, and explains why singing in the studio is a little bit like porn.

    • 46 min
    Episode 227 - Desmond Child

    Episode 227 - Desmond Child

    Hit songwriter and producer Desmond Child speaks with Simon and Brian about the songs that make up his enviable catalogue. From his work with Kiss, Bon Jovi, and Aerosmith, to global smashes with Ricky Martin, Desmond has consistently been involved in creating unforgettable songs for major artists. In this conversation, Desmond explains how his approach to songwriting, creativity and collaboration has facilitated his success.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
472 Ratings

472 Ratings

SATowey ,

Review of Sodajerker

Fun and really informative by guys who know their stuff.
Highly recommended.

bayouboyuk ,

Always entertaining and enlightening

Having listened to all of my favourite songwriters on Sodajerker, I am now exploring the rest- never disappointing!

Nebraska_Peckham ,

One for creative process junkies

Always asking insightful questions, these guys get a lot out of their interviewees, who are clearly delighted to be prompted to think about this stuff. Worth your time.

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