11 episodes

Clifford Stumme and his guests go deep with the most popular songs out there. He explains the deeper meanings behind the songs you hear on the radio, and keeps asking the question, "Is there something more here?" There is something more in every song you listen to, and there's something more in life. Discover them both on the Pop Song Professor Podcast.

The Pop Song Professor Podcast Clifford Stumme

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Clifford Stumme and his guests go deep with the most popular songs out there. He explains the deeper meanings behind the songs you hear on the radio, and keeps asking the question, "Is there something more here?" There is something more in every song you listen to, and there's something more in life. Discover them both on the Pop Song Professor Podcast.

    Full Story of "Level of Concern" by Twenty One Pilots & Why We Like It

    Full Story of "Level of Concern" by Twenty One Pilots & Why We Like It

    We answer two questions: What does "Level of Concern" by Twenty One Pilots mean? And why do people like it? With interviews from fans and breakdowns of these deep lyrics, this episode is all you need to be a "Level of Concern" expert!

    • 12 min
    Taylor Swift's Lover Album Track-by-Track Breakdown ft. Holistic Songwriting

    Taylor Swift's Lover Album Track-by-Track Breakdown ft. Holistic Songwriting

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Archive Episode: How a Songwriter Thinks ft. Melissa Bel

    Archive Episode: How a Songwriter Thinks ft. Melissa Bel

    Today we're talking to Melissa Bel, a longtime artist from Canada who met her partner in Las Vegas and moved to Great Britain. She's been all over the world, and she's been singing and writing songs the whole time, and for this episode of the show, we get deep into who she is as an artist.



    Even if you haven't heard of her yet, (you likely will soon--she has high aspirations!) in this episode, I ask deep questions and try to help us all learn a little bit more about how a songwriter thinks.







    "Big Boys Don't Cry" Music Video: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4\_Q7fk\_mmo](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4_Q7fk_mmo)



    Melissa's Twitter: [https://twitter.com/melissabelmusic](https://twitter.com/melissabelmusic)



    _In the Light_ on Spotify: [https://open.spotify.com/album/690gLJaHMSXRrBdKn3fjjv](https://open.spotify.com/album/690gLJaHMSXRrBdKn3fjjv)



    Melissa's website: [http://melissa-bel.com/](http://melissa-bel.com/)

    • 32 min
    Archive Episode: How to Write a Country Song ft. Garrett Vandenberg

    Archive Episode: How to Write a Country Song ft. Garrett Vandenberg

    People hate country music, but why? And how can we tap into these particular hates to put together the greatest (see: worst) country song of all time? Guest Garrett Vandenberg is going to explain how he did it for a video for the BlimeyCow YouTube channel. This episode is fun and incisive as we explore country music and how it fails.



    Garrett's website: [http://garrettvandenberg.com/](http://garrettvandenberg.com/)



    How to Write a Country Song (In 5 Minutes or Less): [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2l\_4pcabfQs](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2l_4pcabfQs)



    A Worship Song Written in 5 Minutes or Less: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQOnssuC6F0](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQOnssuC6F0)



    Messy Mondays: How to Write a Worship Song (In 5 Minutes or Less): [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhYuA0Cz8ls](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhYuA0Cz8ls)

    • 37 min
    Archive Episode: Is Taylor Swift's Reputation Any Good? ft. Holistic Songwriting

    Archive Episode: Is Taylor Swift's Reputation Any Good? ft. Holistic Songwriting

    Taylor Swift released a new album, and it's crazy. Will you like it? Is it deep? Is it good? These are the things we talk about today with special guest Friedemann Findeisen from Holistic Songwriting.



    Today's episode is long in coming, but it'll be worth the wait! Thank you so much to my loyal listeners who are listening now. I explain my absence in the first five minutes and beg your forgiveness. You all are wonderful, and I'm so happy to finally be back!



    ~Cliff



    Holistic Songwriting YouTube Channel: [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLtD67ljlaeXQMV4sb-YzNA](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLtD67ljlaeXQMV4sb-YzNA)



    Holistic Songwriting Website: [http://blog.holistic-songwriting.com/](http://blog.holistic-songwriting.com/)



    _The Addiction Formula_: [https://www.amazon.com/Addiction-Formula-Captivating-Commercial-Songwriting/dp/9082391309/ref=sr\_1\_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1510803853&sr=8-1&keywords=the+addiction+formula](https://www.amazon.com/Addiction-Formula-Captivating-Commercial-Songwriting/dp/9082391309/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1510803853&sr=8-1&keywords=the+addiction+formula)



    _The Addiction Formula_ Audiobook: [https://www.amazon.com/Addiction-Formula-Captivating-Commercial-Techniques/dp/B076X4KL3X/ref=sr\_1\_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1510803881&sr=8-1&keywords=the+addiction+formula+audiobook](https://www.amazon.com/Addiction-Formula-Captivating-Commercial-Techniques/dp/B076X4KL3X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1510803881&sr=8-1&keywords=the+addiction+formula+audiobook) 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Archive Episode: Tyler Joseph's "Save" from No Phun Intended

    Archive Episode: Tyler Joseph's "Save" from No Phun Intended

    This one's a blast from Tyler Joseph's 17-year-old past. In "Save" from _No Phun Intended_, he begs God to save him as he tries hard to keep himself together. It's a good song, and if you love Twenty One Pilots, you'll like this song!



    Thanks for listening, everyone, and don't forget to shoot me an email at [clifford@popsongprofessor.com](mailto:clifford@popsongprofessor.com)! I love to hear from you!



    Patreon: [https://www.patreon.com/ThePopSongProfessor](https://www.patreon.com/ThePopSongProfessor)



    iTunes--Please Review: [https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-pop-song-professor-podcast/id1113653385?mt=2](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-pop-song-professor-podcast/id1113653385?mt=2)

    • 22 min

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